AAP launches 'Mein Bhi Aam Aadmi' campaign Part - 1

New Delhi, Jan 10 (ANI): Keeping an eye on 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Arvind Kejriwal led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday began its nationwide membership drive 'Mai Bhi Aam Aadmi' without any joining fees. Speaking to reporters during the launch, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that any Indian citizen can become a member of the AAP but only those who are given important responsibilities and positions in the party will undergo an intense scrutiny. The membership campaign will continue till January 26. AAP leader Gopal Rai will lead the membership campaign. Jan 10, 2014

Bitter cold continues as fresh snowfall blankets Kashmir

Poonch, Jan 10 (ANI): Residents continued to reel under intense cold weather condition as Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir received fresh snowfall on Thursday. As the snow blanketed the region, plowing machines were deployed to clear the snow from the roads. This is the third time, within a week, that snowfall has paralysed normal life in the region, leading to prolonged power cuts and blocking arterial highway. Frequent blocking of the National-Highway, which is the arterial road link that connects Kashmir with rest of the country, due to non-stop snowfall makes life tough as essential supplies do not reach the valley on time. Jan 10, 2014

Northern India reels under bone chilling cold

New Delhi/ Shimla, Jan 10 (ANI): Severe cold wave conditions continued to sweep northern India on Friday paralysing normal life. In New Delhi, people were seen sitting around bonfires and drinking tea to brave the cold weather. The northern Himachal Pradesh is also in the grip of cold wave as snowfall in the upper regions forced people to stay indoors. In higher altitudes, the temperature has even dropped to the sub-zero level, with some states witnessing lowest minimum temperatures. People are finding it difficult to cope up with inclement weather conditions. Jan 10, 2014

Shakeel Ahmad compares AAP with Bihar s RJD govt

New Delhi, Jan 10 (ANI): Congress Spokesperson Shakeel Ahmad on Friday compared AAP with RJD government in Bihar headed by Lalu Prasad Yadav. He said that the activities performed by AAP leaders and Arvind Kejriwal is similar to what Yadav used to do during his initial times in Bihar. Jan 10, 2014

BJP on Devyani Khobragade s return from US

New Delhi, Jan 10 (ANI): The BJP on Friday expressed its dissatisfaction even as the foreign diplomat Devyani Khobragade is set to reach India today. BJP leader Yashwant Sinha stated that to bring back Khobragade is a loss for India and not a victory as the case against her will continue as decided by the US. Jan 10, 2014

Scientists apologise for failing to make girl a dragon

Australia's national science agency issues a rare apology to a seven-year-old girl for not being able to make her a fire-breathing dragon, blaming a lack of research into the mythical creatures. Duration: 00:41 Jan 10, 2014

India celebrates polio success, but sad legacy remains

India is about to be declared officially as polio-free on the third anniversary of the last case. But many victims say there’s little cause for celebration, alleging a lack of help from the authorities. Duration: 02:24 Jan 10, 2014

Congress calls Kiran Bedi's tweet strategy to create news

New Delhi, Jan 10 (ANI): After Former IPS officer Kiran Bedi tweeted and supported Narendra Modi, Congress leader PC Chacko said that these statements are said just to create news and nothing else. He said that the tweet carries no relevance. Further, Chacko also said that BJP is communal party. Jan 10, 2014

Khobragade leaves for India, politicos laud development

New Delhi, Jan 10 (ANI): As Indian Diplomat Devyani Khobragade leaves for India on Friday, Congress leader PC Chacko and JD (U) leader Shivanand Tiwari, lauded the decision and development in the case. Chacko said that India proved that no one can take it fro granted and that the nation took the strongest measures. Further, Tiwari said that this is first time that government of India took such firm stand and this is a result of the same. Jan 10, 2014

Khobragade departed for India, asked to leave US: MEA

New Delhi, Jan 10 (ANI): The foreign ministry on Friday said that Devyani Khobragade, at the centre of the fraud visa row has been transferred to New Delhi from New York. Khobragade has reiterated her innocence on charges filed against her of visa fraud and underpaying her nanny, according to the ministry. The Indian diplomat is flying back to India and will take up her duties at the Ministry of External Affairs, but for now, her children will remain in US. Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin confirmed that Khobragade has departed for home. Jan 10, 2014

Devyani on her way to India, father thanks people for support

New Delhi, Jan 10 (ANI): As Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade has been granted full diplomatic immunity and is returning back to India, her father Uttam Khobragade, a retired IAS officer thanked all political parties, the media and the people of India for their month-long support to Devyani and his family. Only the Indian judicial system can adjudicate cases such as Devyani's, he said. Jan 10, 2014