Shouldnt have retaliated even after facing hours of provocation: Shazia Ilmi

New Delhi, Mar 6 (ANI): Hours after the Delhi Police filed FIR against AAP workers for clashes with BJP workers outside the BJP national headquarters on Wednesday, party leader Shazia Ilmi, who has also been named in the FIR, said that they were carrying out a peaceful protest. She added that the BJP workers started pelting stones and the AAP workers retaliated after hours of provocation. She also slammed the Delhi police for not taking action against BJP workers. Mar 6, 2014

Congress on AAP-BJP scuffle

New Delhi, Mar 6 (ANI): Speaking on AAP-BJP scuffle, Congress Leader Satyavrat Chaturvedi on Thursday asked on what basis was Former Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal detained. He further added that if you want to protest, there are places made for it and that you should not protest outside somebody’s premises. Mar 6, 2014

Delhi Police on FIR against AAP workers

New Delhi, Mar 6 (ANI): The Delhi Police on Thursday filed FIR against AAP workers for clashes with BJP workers outside the BJP national headquarters on Wednesday, after AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal was briefly detained in Gujarat. The police has registered a case of rioting and destruction of public property against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders Shazia Ilmi and Ashutosh and arrested 14 AAP members for the clashes. Mar 6, 2014

Why no BJP worker was arrested: AAP

New Delhi, Mar 6 (ANI): AAP Leader Ashutosh on Thursday said that BJP leader Nalin Kohli came out with a Lathi and still there is no FIR registered against him which shows Delhi police is biased and is acting on BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi orders. He also asked why no action has been taken against those BJP workers who beat up his party's volunteers in Lucknow. Mar 6, 2014

Kejriwal apologizes for clashes between AAP, BJP

Bhuj, Mar 6 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal, who is in Gujarat to 'assess' the level of development in the state, has apologized for the violence and street clashes between AAP and Bharatiya Janata Party workers in Delhi, Lucknow and many other places and appealed for calm. The detention of Kejriwal in Gujarat on Wednesday sparked off street clashes between AAP and BJP workers. An FIR has also been filed against the workers in Delhi. Mar 6, 2014

Why has Gujarat Govt gone to SC to displace Sikh farmers from Kutch, asks Kejriwal

Bhuj, Mar 6 (ANI): AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal, who is in Gujarat to 'assess' the level of development in the state, on Thursday, asked why the Gujarat government wants to snatch land from Sikh farmers in Kutch. Kejriwal said that the state government intends to grab the land as it is near the coastline and is valuable. Mar 6, 2014

Sachin Tendulkar bats for hygiene among children

Ratnagiri, Mar 6 (ANI): Former Indian cricketer, Sachin Tendulkar who is the UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund) ambassador for South Asia visited a specially abled children school (visually impaired) in Maharashtra to teach them the importance of hygiene and sanitation. As UNICEF Ambassador for South Asia, Tendulkar would be touring the region for the next two years to promote the significance of hygiene and sanitation among the slum dwellers and poor. Mar 6, 2014

Bangladesh war veteran pins hope on government over war crimes trials

Dhaka, Mar 6 (ANI): Bangladesh war veteran, Mahboob Zaman, said that present government was committed and would move forward the process of the trial of war criminals, accused of genocide during 1971 liberation struggle. Zaman while talking to the reporter in Dhaka said that the trials should not be compromised. Mar 6, 2014

Non-performing assets biggest challenge for public sector banks: Chidambaram

New Delhi, Mar 6 (ANI): Reviewing performance of public sector banks, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said "biggest challenge faced by PSU banks is non-performing assets and their asset qualities". Chidambaram said that credit disbursal to medium- sized industry has declined and was only "satisfactory" in the agricultural sector. Chidambaram also said that a large part of the meeting with banks' chiefs was focused on bad loans and the steps needed for the recovery. Mar 6, 2014

Regional parties announce candidates for 2014 general elections

Kolkata, Mar 6 (ANI): Regional parties declared their candidates for the upcoming general elections featuring prominent names such as soccer star cum former football captain Baichung Bhutia and actress Moonmoon Sen. Trinamool Congress Chief, Mamta Banerjee addressed a news conference where she announced 26 new candidates featuring some well known names. Mar 6, 2014

Salman Khurshid hopes for fair and clean upcoming national polls

Farrukhabad, Mar 6 (ANI): Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid hoped for clear and fair upcoming 2014 polls, stressing on complete transparency and following the moral code conduct. Khurshid said that the moral code of conduct and guidelines issued by the Election Comission of India must be implemented in a fair manner and if any unlawful activity was observed it should be immediately brought under the notice of the authorities. Mar 6, 2014