Political parties lashed out at Kejriwal, accuses him of eyeing on LS polls

New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): Political parties on Sunday lashed out at Arvind Kejriwal following his resignation as Delhi chief minister and accused him of eyeing on the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. BJP leader VK Malhotra said that Kejriwal has said 48 lies in 48 days of his government. He said that from the very beginning, he was eyeing on the general elections which is evident by his statement that the Delhi government is short-lived. Meanwhile, Congress leader Haroon Yusuf said that Kejriwal use corruption to play politics and his fight is not against corruption. He also said that AAP had already decided its candidates for general elections, which shows his real agenda. Feb 16, 2014

Kejriwal's regime was based on lies: Mukhtar Abbas

New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): Intensifying its attack on the 49-day Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party Government in Delhi, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday said the AAP never really intended to eradicate corruption as it was full of corrupt members. Feb 16, 2014

BJP not fool enough to make govt with Congress, ready for elections: Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): BJP leader Harsh Vardhan on Sunday said that the party is not fool enough like AAP to form government with Congress, which is an epitome of corruption for BJP. He said that the party is ready for elections any time be it the next week. Further, Vardhan said that there are many development works which stopped during Kejriwal government came in Delhi that should be re-started for the development of the national capital. Feb 16, 2014

Telangana row: Jaganmohan Reddy meets Prakash Karat

New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): YSR Congress Chief, Jaganmohan Reddy on Sunday met CPI (M) General Secretary Prakash Karat over Telangana issue. Prakash Karat said that they can’t accept Government's claim that Andhra Pradesh bifurcation Bill was introduced in the house. Echoing similar sentiments Jaganmohan Reddy also said that the way Andhra Pradesh bifurcation bill was introduced in the Parliament was undemocratic and added that Prakash Karat has extended his help. Feb 16, 2014

Rakesh Maria takes charge as Police Commissioner of Mumbai - Part - 2

Mumbai, Feb 16 (ANI): Maharashtra’s Anti-Terrorist Squad chief and senior IPS officer Rakesh Maria on Sunday took charge as Police Commissioner of Mumbai. An officer of the 1981 IPS batch, Maria’s appointment to the sensitive post comes 15 days after the voluntary retirement of former city police chief Satyapal Singh. Feb 16, 2014

Rakesh Maria takes charge as Police Commissioner of Mumbai - Part - 1

Mumbai, Feb 16 (ANI): Maharashtra’s Anti-Terrorist Squad chief and senior IPS officer Rakesh Maria on Sunday took charge as Police Commissioner of Mumbai. An officer of the 1981 IPS batch, Maria’s appointment to the sensitive post comes 15 days after the voluntary retirement of former city police chief Satyapal Singh. Feb 16, 2014

Kejriwal didnt know how to handle victory: Salman Khurshid

Onboard, Feb 16 (ANI): Speaking on Arvind Kejriwal’s resignation, Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid on Sunday slammed AAP and said that the party got impressive victory but didn’t know how to handle that. He also added that dialogue and discussion in a democracy are just as important as counting votes and that Kejriwal should have remembered that. He further said that the problem with Kejriwal was not the content of what he wanted to do but the manner he wanted to do it. Feb 16, 2014

Militant killed in encounter in Sopore

Sopore, Feb 16 (ANI): Security forces have gunned down a top militant in Jammu and Kashmir's Sopore District, which is about 55 kilometers from Srinagar. The encounter is said to have taken place late last night in the Seeloo area of Sopore. Sources have identified the militant as Shafi Sheikh, a resident of Zaloora in Sopore District. Feb 16, 2014

Union Cabinet recommends President's Rule in Delhi

New Delhi, Feb 16 (ANI): The Union Cabinet has recommended President's Rule in Delhi and suspended animation of the Delhi State Assembly. Delhi's Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung has sent his report to President Pranab Mukherjee in which he has recommended non-dissolution of the Delhi Assembly and called for the holding of fresh elections. Feb 16, 2014

Governor of Pakistani province roots for people to people contact to improve ties with India

Wagah Border, Feb 16 (ANI): Governor of Pakistani province of Punjab, Mohammad Sarwar, rooted for more people-to-people contact with India to improve relationship between both nuclear-armed neighbours. Referring to the meet of youth entrepreneurs at South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries in Lahore, Sarwar said that such delegations should visit both the countries more often. The governor said all outstanding issues could be resolved through dialogue and negotiations. Feb 16, 2014

India promises to support Afghanistan in its reconciliation process

Kandahar, Feb 16 (ANI): Ahead of US forces withdrawing and upcoming presidential elections in Afghanistan, India pledged to support to an Afghan owned reconciliation process to ensure peace in the war torn nation. India’s Foreign Minister, Salman Khurshid who was addressing a gathering jointly with Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai said that India was committed in offering support to the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF), which will play an important role in "this year of political and security transition." Feb 16, 2014

Mulayam hints at possibility of alternative coalition govt. at Centre

Gorakhpur, Feb 16 (ANI): Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has appealed to voters in Uttar Pradesh to vote for his party, while hinting at the possibility of a Third Front non-Congress non-BJP government at the Centre after the April-May general elections. Feb 16, 2014