Kejriwals resignation was a scripted drama: Arvinder Singh Lovely

New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): DPCC Chief Arvinder Singh Lovely on Saturday said that Arvind Kejriwal’s resignation was a scripted drama. Attacking Kejriwal further, Singh said that the Chief Minister never wanted the draft of the Jan Lokpal Bill to be translated into a law. Feb 15, 2014

Artisans hope for good sales in handicraft fair in Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam, Feb 15 (ANI): A vast variety of exquisite, traditional artifacts by artisans from across India attracted a steady stream of visitors to the ongoing handicraft fair in Visakhapatnam, which started from Friday. The ten-day exhibition organised by the Ministry of Textiles in association with Andhra Pradesh Handicraft Development Corporation aims at providing a platform to small-scale artisans where they can showcase their products and provide a boost to their business which is not exposed to bigger markets. Feb 15, 2014

Lieutenant Governor recommends Presidents rule in Delhi

New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung on Saturday recommends President's rule for the national capital. The Governor has recommended that president's rule be imposed in the state and has asked that the Assembly be placed in suspended animation. Jung came to the decision following Arvind Kejriwal’s resignation as the chief minister over AAP’s defeat on the issue of tabling of the Jan lokpal bill in Delhi assembly. Earlier on the day, Jung had sent a report to President Pranab Mukherjee on the political situation in Delhi in the wake of Kejriwal’s resignation. Feb 15, 2014

CPI backfires at Narendra Modi over his third front remark

Bhopal, Feb 15 (ANI): CPI leader Ardhendu Bhushan Bardhan on Saturday hit out at BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and said that the future will tell who is first or third grade. Earlier, Modi took a dig at possible Third Front and had said that Left party and its allies would give third grade governance to the country, if voted to power in the upcoming general elections. Feb 15, 2014

Akhilesh Yadav addresses rally in Gorakhpur

Gorakhpur, Feb 15 (ANI): Addressing a rally in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said that the Samajwadi Party government in the sate has done tremendous jobs for the poor, farmers and women at all levels. He said that such work and development strategies as devised by the SP government was never in any other party’s agenda. Feb 15, 2014

Marines drink cobra blood in Thailand military drill

US Marines drink cobra blood during a jungle survival programme as part of the annual Cobra Gold combined military exercise at a navy base in Chanthaburi province, attended by about 8,000 military personnel from seven nations. Feb 15, 2014

Adventurists camp in Mao infested Purulia

Purulia, Feb 15 (ANI): Enthusiastic adventurists participated in the first Orienteering camp held in the Mao infested Ayodhya hill area of Matha Forest Range in Purulia of West Bengal. The camp has been organized by West Bengal Mountaineering & Adventure Sports Foundation, under the Youth Services Department of West Bengal government and the participants use their navigation skills with the help of a map and a compass to race on foot. Former Joint Director of National Atlas and Thematic Mapping Organisation (NATMO) and Coordinator of the orienteering camp, Tridib Basu, shared the experience of organizing the camp. Basu also said that since this camp was the first of its kind, the instructors and participants were trained well in advance. Feb 15, 2014

AAP announces nation-wide anti-graft campaign against Congress, BJP

New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): Addressing a press conference on Saturday, AAP leader, Sanjay Singh said that AAP will expose both Congress and BJP in the country and his party will be holding two rallies in Haryana and Uttar Pradesh on February 23 and March 02 respectively as part of its anti-graft campaign. Feb 15, 2014

Kejriwal just wants to keep issues alive, LS polls his main focus: Kiran Bedi

Ahmedabad, Feb 15 (ANI): Commenting on Arvind Kejriwal’s reason for resignation, Former IPS officer Kiran Bedi said that Kejriwal just wants to keep irrelevant issues alive when there is no issue at all. She said that Lokpal bill, what Anna Hazare desired for, is passed, and Kejriwal is still stuck on it with the view that if he agrees on the same, the issue will seize to exist. Further, Bedi also accused Kejriwal and said that his main focus was always Lok Sabha polls and not Lokpal Bill. Feb 15, 2014

What did BJP do to curb corruption, questions Sonia Gandhi

Kochi, Feb 15 (ANI): Addressing a special convention of the Congress state unit in Kochi, party President Sonia Gandhi questioned the BJP on what have they done during their rule in order to curb corruption. Gandhi said that the only thing BJP has done and keeps on doing is to point finger at Congress. She also said that Congress works by uniting people, while BJP divide people by hate. Feb 15, 2014

Rahul addresses rally in Belgaum

Belgaum, Feb 15 (ANI): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday addressed a rally in Belgaum of Karnataka. Gandhi lashed out at the BJP alleging that its leaders in Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Chhatisgarh and Gujarat are corrupt. He also hit out at the BJP saying, its leaders go across the country raising issues of corruption, but they never raise corruption-related issues of their own leaders. Feb 15, 2014

Resignation was a hasty decision by Kejriwal: Shoaib Iqbal

New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): JD (U) MLA Shoaib Iqbal on Saturday said that resigning as the chief minister of Delhi was a hasty decision by Arvind Kejriwal. Iqbal added that Kejriwal should also have focused on the promises he had made to people other than the Lokpal Bill. Feb 15, 2014

Kejriwal can do activism, can't handle administration: Nitin Gadkari

New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): BJP leader Nitin Gadkari on Saturday hit at Arvind Kejriwal, for resigning as Delhi Chief Minister over the failure to introduce the Jan Lokpal Bill in the Assembly session. Taking a jibe at Kejriwal, Gadkari said that he can do activism but cannot handle administration. Feb 15, 2014