Congress leaders stand firm with Ajay Maken even as Sheila Dikshit pity him over party's dismal perf

New Delhi, Feb 12 (ANI): Congress leaders on Thursday stood firm with Ajay Maken even as former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said that she pity Maken and that the party's campaign should have been aggressive. Congress leader PC Chacko said that Dixit and the Delhi Congress should do a soul searching and stop indulging in blame game. He said that the party would not have done any better even if Dixit would have been leading the campaign. Mukesh Sharma said that Congress is like his mother and the leaders who are speaking anti-party at such time is not a real party person. Feb 12, 2015

Congress party protests over spate in swine flu deaths in Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal, Feb 12 (ANI): Congress party on Thursday staged a protest outside state Health Minister Narottam Mishra's residence over the spate in swine flu deaths in Madhya Pradesh. Almost 44 people have died in the state due to swine flu and 66 others have been tested positive for the deadly virus. Workers of the Congress party demanded Mishra's resignation, criticizing him for not taking control of the situation. The virus has killed 191 people in the country in January alone, with Telangana state being the worst hit. So far, 2,038 people have been afflicted by the virus in India. Swine flu is caused by H1N1 virus. H1N1 symptoms are similar to those produced by other influenza viruses - fever, cough, sore throat, body aches and respiratory problems. Feb 12, 2015

Deepening bonds with India key priority of US: Jacob J Lew

New Delhi, Feb 12 (ANI): While addressing mediapersons after meeting Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, US Secretary of Treasury Jacob J Lew on Thursday said that deepening bonds with India is the key priority of the States. Lew said that the country is standing ready to be a partner with India as the later makes progress in reform programs. He also said that the two nations share a lot in common and that can act as driving factor for taking the relations of the two nations forward. Feb 12, 2015

Discussed global economic situations and relations between two nations with US Treasury Secretary: J

New Delhi, Feb 12 (ANI): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley after meeting US treasury secretary Jacob J Lew on Thursday said that the two discussed wide range of issues including global economic situation and also relations between the two nations. Jaitley said that the two discussed money laundering and terrorism funding, among others. Earlier, the two leaders met in the presence of RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan. Lew is in India to attend the fifth US-India Economic and Financial Partnership Dialogue in New Delhi. Feb 12, 2015

U.S. troops stage gunnery exercise in South Korea

U.S. forces conducted a gunnery exercise in South Korea on Thursday (February 12) in an exercise the military said was to maintain the readiness of its forces. About 600 soldiers from the U.S. Second Feb 12, 2015