Politics is my final surrender for people: Kiran Bedi

New Delhi, Feb 05 (ANI): BJP leader and CM candidate for Delhi polls Kiran Bedi said on Thursday that politics is her final surrender in the service of people of India. Bedi said that her service to the people during last 40 years is paying back in many ways. She said that she has finally dedicated and surrendered herself to the service of people. Bedi also gave various examples where people have met her thanking her for service to them. Feb 5, 2015

AAP supporters attacked by BJP volunteers, will report to EC: Ashutosh

Noida, Feb 05 (ANI): AAP leader Ashutosh on Thursday said that last night during an election campaign AAP supporters were attacked by the BJP volunteers. He alleged that women supporters were manhandled and misbehaved with and the police have been informed about the matter. He added that the Election Commission shall be informed accordingly. Feb 5, 2015

Forest department rescues leopard in Haridwar

Haridwar, Feb 05 (ANI): Forest department officials rescued a leopard in Uttarakhand after it entered a residential colony, creating panic. The female leopard of Rajaji National Park lost its way while hunting and entered into Kankhal area after which the residents informed the police and forest department. It took six hours to catch the wild cat. Large number of onlookers gathered at the spot, which as per officials, scared the animal and also made the rescue operation difficult. Feb 5, 2015

Swine flu deaths stir alarming situation in Rajasthan

feb05v4.flvJaipur, Feb 05 (ANI): Health minister of Rajasthan, Rajendra Rathore, said that situation was alarming as at least 58 swine flu deaths were reported in January alone. Rathore visited a hospital in Jaipur to see arrangements and facilities available for swine flu patients. Special wards and counters have been opened and a special team of doctors has been deputed in Jaipur to tackle swine flu cases. Reportedly, out of 33 districts, 29 are afflicted with swine flu while Dholpur, Hanumangarh, Sirohi, and Baran were said to be safe. 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 5, 2015

Experts hammer out agendas at Delhi summit for Paris climate talks

New Delhi, Feb 05 (ANI): Environmentalists and policy makers met at the 15th Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS) to set agendas for the 2015 climate change summit in Paris as India plays an influential role in UN climate talks. Paris could mark a shift away from two decades of climate diplomacy toward a more technocratic system that would allow national pledges for action to limit warming to be compared and toughened in coming years. Chairman of UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Rajendra K Pachauri, said that the three-day Delhi summit will be significant as far as the world's sustainable development goals were concerned. Feb 5, 2015

Caparisoned elephants attract visitors to temple festival in Kerala

Thrissur, Feb 05 (ANI): Domestic and foreign tourists thronged Kerala state for annual temple festival to see caparisoned elephants and traditional colourful dance. The temple festival, 'Thaipooyam', was celebrated with religious pageantry at Koorkancherry Sree Maheswara Temple in Thrissur district amid drum beats and procession. Main attractions of the festival were decorated elephants and traditional dance, 'Kavadis', which enthralled the visitors. People of the region revelled in the celebrations as other temples and houses were also decorated. Thaipooyam festival is celebrated in the name of Lord Subrahmanya, son of Hindu god Shiva. On this day, special rituals are also organised. Another major attraction was 'Kavadiattam' or dancing with floral arrangements made on wooden frames. The item is about six to 10 feet high and is carried by men on their shoulders. Feb 5, 2015

Forest officials arrange food for animals in Dachigam national park following snowfall

Srinagar, Feb 05 (ANI): With thick blanket of snow covering Kashmir, officials in Srinagar city's Dachigam national park are busy arranging food material for birds and animals, deprived of natural vegetation due to snow. Kashmir has been receiving heavy snowfall for the last four days, disrupting normal life. According to wildlife officials, animals especially the endangered Hangul deer wander outside their safe havens in search of food. The officials have placed huge chunks of dry willow salt in various parts of the national park to feed the endangered species of animals. According to 2009 census, the population of the Hangul, also known as the Kashmiri stag, was estimated to be between 201 and 234, against 117-180 in March 2008. The preventive steps come in the wake of state meteorological department warning of an avalanche in the higher reaches of the Valley. Feb 5, 2015