Congress, BJP slam Kejriwal over 'resignation' remark

New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): The Congress and the BJP both slammed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal who said that he would resign if the Delhi Jan Lokpal Bill is not passed. Congress leader JP Aggarwal said that Kejriwal should not run away from his responsibility. BJP leader VK Malhotra, however, said that Kejriwal has been making false claims. Feb 10, 2014

Students protest after cabinet clears bill for Andhra Pradesh bifurcation

New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): Student supporters of a united Andhra Pradesh began a sit-in protest outside the residence of Congress leader from Andhra Pradesh, K Chiranjeevi, in New Delhi on Monday, after the cabinet cleared the bill for the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh. The Cabinet on Friday, during a special meeting, passed the bill for the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh for the creation of Telangana. An agitated student protester, Chaitanya, who poured kerosene on himself for immolation but was pushed aside by others claimed they have been fighting for the past several years and were ready to sacrifice their lives for the cause of a united Andhra. Feb 10, 2014

J&K observes 3 day shutdown on death anniversary of Afzal Guru

Srinagar, Feb 10 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir faced a three day curfew and complete shutdown, to mark the first death anniversaries of Parliament attack convict Muhammad Afzal Guru, who was hanged in Tihar Jail. The shutdown entered its second day on Monday with residents facing troubles in going to their respective offices as the streets wore a deserted look and shops were locked as well. Security personnel were seen manning the streets and keep a tight vigil to foil any attempt of protest in the valley. All mobile internet connections have been blocked except BSNL broadband. Feb 10, 2014

Italian marine case: Italian Ambassador & Special Envoy reach SC for trial

New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): Italian Ambassador to India, Daniele Mancini and Special Envoy of the Italian government, Staffan De Mistura arrived at the Supreme Court on Monday to attend the hearing of the case involving two Italian marines accused of killing fishermen off the Kerala coast. Rome harshly criticised an Indian decision to try the accused Italian marines under an anti-piracy and anti-terrorism act. Massimiliano Latorre and Salvatore Girone, part of a military security team protecting a cargo ship off the coast of Kerala, say they thought the fishermen were pirates and fired shots to warn them off in February 2012. Feb 10, 2014

Bank unions hold 2-day nation-wide strike

New Delhi/ Bhopal, Feb 10 (ANI): Banking services across the country are paralyzed as staff of both public and private sector banks are taking part in the two-day nationwide strike from Monday called by the All India Bank Employees' Association under the aegis of the United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) seeking immediate revision of their salaries. Banks including country's largest lender State Bank of India have informed customers in advance about the likely inconvenience they could face due to the strike. As many as 27 public sector banks, 18 private banks, eight foreign banks and 48 Regional Rural Banks across India have joined the strike call by the UBFU. Feb 10, 2014

Prashant Bhushan on President's speech in Parliament

New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): Reacting on President Pranab Mukherjee's veiled attack on the Aam Aadmi Party saying that Parliament is the Gangotri of democracy, party leader Prashant Bhushan said that AAP wants to pass the law respecting the constitution. Bhushan added that it isn't written anywhere in the constitution that the state government needs a nod from Centre and president before passing the law. Feb 10, 2014

Baloch people suspect more mass graves in Balochistan

London/ Quetta, Feb 10: These pictures reflect the growing anger and frustration among the Baloch community as they seek justice for genocide in their homeland. Recently, three mass graves were unearthed in Tutak area of Khuzdar district in Balochistan containing over 150 dead bodies, which were decomposed and beyond recognition. Locals believe they are the corpses of the missing Baloch, who were arrested and later unlawfully killed by Pakistani security agencies. Mahdim H Bor, the UK representative of World Baloch Women's Forum suspects that there are more such graves in Balochistan. Feb 10, 2014

Politicos take jibe at Kejriwal, calls him 'unconstititional' and 'dictator'

New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): Reacting on Arvind Kejriwal's threat to quit over passing on Delhi Janlokpal Bill, politicos slammed Kejriwal. CPI leader Somnath Chatterjee said that such is not the way to run government and that 'mohalla politics' can never run a state. Following the suit, SP leader Naresh Agarwal said that Kejriwal's way is unconstitutional. Meanwhile, BSP Chief Mayawati said that Delhi CM is nothing but a dictator and that he is eyeing on the Lok Sabha polls and that is why creating situations when he can leave his present responsibility. Feb 10, 2014

Sharad Pawar admits meeting Modi, Shiv Sena backs him

New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): After Agriculture Minister and NCP chief Sharad Pawar confirmed that he had met Narendra Modi and that its not a big deal as Modi is neither from Pakistan or China, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut backs him. Raut said that Modi is neither involved in any terrorist activities or any other such cases and therefore meeting of an agriculture minister and a state's chief minister is very normal. Feb 10, 2014

Harsh Vardhan on Delhi Jan Lokpal

New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): BJP leader Harsh Vardhan on Monday said that the BJP is in favour of stringent norms to control corruption but it has to be passed in a constitutional way. He further added that the Delhi Jan Lokpal should be brought in public so that all can have a look on the laws and rules mentioned in it. Feb 10, 2014

Independent MLA Rambeer Shokeen set to withdraw support from AAP

New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): Independent MLA from Mundka, Rambeer Shokeen, would be meeting Lt Governor Najeeb Jung to formally withdraw support from the AAP government. He has accused the AAP government of not fulfilling promises made to people before election. Feb 10, 2014

Kejriwal should resign himself or people will drag him out: Binny

New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): AAP Former leader Vinod Kumar Binny on Monday said that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal should resign himself or else people will drag him out of the Secretariat and force him to resign. Binny further said that AAP has no intention of passing Anna's Lokpal bill and that they have failed to fulfill their promises. Feb 10, 2014

Suspected Maoist blast kills two, injures eight CRPF personnel in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, Feb 10 (ANI): A landmine blast by suspected Maoists in Sukma village in Chhattisgarh killed two and injured eight CRPF personnel. Director General of Police, AN Upadhyay told media persons that a bomb exploded when the CRPF team was trying to investigate a suspicious location. The injured were rushed to a hospital in Raipur. They are undergoing treatment and are still under observation. Feb 10, 2014