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AAP- BJP will surely merge in future: Aj New Delhi, Jan 21 (ANI): Before filing his nomination papers from Sadar Bazar constituency, Congress leader Ajay Maken said that AAP and BJP will surely merge in future. He said that BJP’s CM Candidate Kiran Bedi and AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal started their journey from Anna Hazare’s protest and they will ultimately join hands together. He said that the two started with the name of corruption but now no one is talking about the same. He also invited the two leaders for a public debate and taking jibe at Bedi said that a person who can’t debate and answer to people's question, how does she plan to give governance in Delhi. The elections for the 70-member Delhi Assembly will be held in a single phase on February 7, with the counting of votes set to take place on February 10. 21-Jan-2015
Rijiju asks Pakistan to follow US, UK ad New Delhi, Jan 21 (ANI): Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju has asked Pakistan to handover 2008 Mumbai attacks mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi to New Delhi, as has also been advised by the United States of America and the United Kingdom to do so. A section of media had reported earlier that the US and the UK have asked Pakistan to either hand over Lakhvi to India to improve bilateral ties or to conduct a credible and independent trial. Rijiju said Pakistan needs to exhibit its intention to fight militancy after Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, had vowed to crush all militants after the killing of 132 school children and nine members of school staff in Peshawar. 21-Jan-2015
Three storey building collapses in New D New Delhi, Jan 21 (ANI): A three-storied building collapsed in Gautampuri locality in New Delhi in wee hours of Wednesday (January 21). However, no casualties have been reported so far. Deputy Commandant of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Asim Ul Haque, said that cracks had started showing in the building due to construction of another building behind it. He also said that clearing operations on the ground floor was underway and no casualties were expected from there as well. Ten fire tenders were rushed to the spot. Lax and poorly enforced construction standards amid booming demand for housing have resulted in frequent and deadly collapses across the country. 21-Jan-2015
Dinesh Trivedi calls reports of joining New Delhi, Jan 21 (ANI): TMC MP Dinesh Trivedi on Wednesday said that the reports of joining BJP are just rumors. He said that just praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi does not say that he or anyone will join the BJP. He said that the whole world is looking at India with hope and all should join hands to build a new India. Trivedi said that TMC Chief Mamata Banerjee has definitely done a great job for the state but the life should not just end there. He said that the nation should rise above the petty politics otherwise politics will convert into mafia and that would not be a desirable position. 21-Jan-2015
Politicos react as Manmohan Singh questi New Delhi, Jan 21 (ANI): Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Wednesday said that there is no need to politicize former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's examination by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) over his role in the coal block allocation case relating to Hindalco, as it is purely a legal process. Earlier today, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) claimed that the CBI was under pressure for not investigating former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on his role in the coal block allocation during UPA tenure. The CBI has reportedly examined and questioned the former Prime Minister on his role in the coal block allocation case relating to Hindalco. The CBI is yet to give an official confirmation in this regard, even as Dr Singh's office has denied receiving any such summons. The CBI has to file a status report in connection with the case before a special court by January 27. 21-Jan-2015
AAP-BJP will surely merge, says Congress New Delhi, Jan 21 (ANI): Congress leader Ajay Maken on Wednesday said the merger of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is surely going to happen in the coming days as most of the AAP members have joined the BJP. The elections for the 70-member Delhi Assembly will be held in a single phase on February 7, with the counting of votes set to take place on February 10. 21-Jan-2015
Japan PM demands immediate release of IS Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe demands that the Islamic State group immediately free two Japanese hostages unharmed after the jihadists posted a video threat to kill them. Duration: 00: 52 20-Jan-2015
Yazidis freed by Islamic State enjoy bit Lalesh Temple near Mosul, Iraq is the most sacred place for the minority Yazidi. So it's fitting that its reception hall is where they finally find shelter, food and rest ... after months of 20-Jan-2015
Former Guatemala police chief sentenced A former Guatemala police chief is sentenced to 90 years in jail for a fire at the Spanish embassy during the dictatorship in 1980 that left 37 dead. Duration: 01:03 20-Jan-2015
Answer to Militants and ISI? Peshawar, January 20, 2015: While the State of Pakistan's continues to connive with militants to disturb the peace in other countries, it is the common man who continues to suffer a great deal. One month after the gruesome attack on the army public school in Peshawar, the school reopened, the candle light vigils were held and a tough message was sent to militants and its backers within the State of Pakistan. Activists, campaigners and members of the civil society gathered in several cities across Pakistan on Friday (January 16) to mark one month since the deadly attack by Taliban gunmen on the Army Public School (APS) in Peshawar in which over 140 people, including 134 children, were systematically gunned down. In Islamabad, several parliamentarians came out to join a vigil outside Parliament House. In Lahore, around two hundred citizens lit candles in memory of those killed in the school attack. 20-Jan-2015
Japan provides human resource training i Hanoi/ Japan, Jan 20 (ANI): In order to meet the rapid growth in electricity demand driven by a growing economy and expanding industrial base, Vietnam has decided to introduce nuclear energy. A developing country with a population of 92.5 million, Vietnam has selected Japan as its partner. The government issued a master plan specifying the project of building nuclear power plants, as the first time in Vietnam and South East Asia. Electric Power University (EPU) in Hanoi, is one of the six universities in Vietnam that are authorized to provide human resource training in nuclear power generation. The University has opened the Department of Nuclear Power in 2010 where students are learning basic knowledge required for nuclear power generation. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries is one of the first partners which effectively cooperates and supports Electric Power University and provide nuclear engineering lecture. Recently, "Cool Japan lounge" exhibition was held at AEON Mall Binh Duon Canary in Vietnam by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, as a part of "Cool Japan World Trial" initiatives. AEON VIETNAM Corporation hosted the business seminar with introduction of their business experience and strategy in Vietnam. Inside the deep mountains of Hida, Gifu Prefecture in Japan, the 20-Jan-2015
Kejriwal addresses public meeting in Kri New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday addressed a public meeting in Krishna Nagar constituency of New Delhi from where BJP's Chief Ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi is contesting elections. Kejriwal hit at BJP for making false promises to the people and said that BJP is left with no agenda for development of capital and is only focusing at defeating Aam Aadmi Party. He said that BJP has realized its defeat in Delhi which is why they projected Kiran Bedi to put the blame on. He further said that he still holds his statement of taking money from all parties but giving vote only to AAP. 20-Jan-2015
Funeral in Martinique for policewoman ki A funeral is held in Martinique for the French policewoman shot dead by gunman in the Paris attacks. Duration: 00:57 20-Jan-2015
Seven deaths, 173 swine flu cases report Hyderabad, Jan 20 (ANI): Seven deaths and 173 cases of swine flu have been reported from two southern Indian states in January so far. Swine flu coordinator for Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states, K. Subhakar, on Tuesday (January 20) said that out of 173 cases, 169 cases were reported from Telangana alone, while the remaining four were reported from Andhra Pradesh. He added that seven deaths reported were also from Telangana. Subhakar added that the district administrations were leaving no stone unturned to detect every potential case of swine flu. He also said that District Surveillance Officers were visiting houses of the patients to inquire if anyone else in the family too suffered from similar symptoms. 20-Jan-2015
IS threatens Japanese hostages in video; Jerusalem, Jan 20 (ANI): The militant Islamic State group, which holds territory in Iraq and Syria, issued a video online on Tuesday (January 20), purporting to show two Japanese captives and demanding $200 million (USD) from the Japanese government to save their lives. The clip showed a figure wearing black clothing and holding a knife, standing along with two kneeling men wearing orange clothes. The militant did not specify a currency, but an Arabic subtitle identified it as US dollars. Meanwhile, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that the threat was unacceptable and demanded their safe return. Abe on Saturday (January 17) pledged $200 million in non-military aid for countries contending with fighting Islamic State. Abe said the aid had nothing to do with curbing IS extremists. The militant, who spoke with a British accent, appeared to have the same voice as a jihadist shown threatening captives in previous Islamic State videos. 20-Jan-2015
Iranian students protest outside the Fre Dozens of young Iranian students took part on Tuesday in a protest against the printing of satirical sketches of the Prophet Mohammed by French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo outside the French embassy in Tehran. Duration 0:25 20-Jan-2015
Kejriwal gets late due to roadshow, not New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal who was about to file his nomination papers from New Delhi constituency today could not do so as he got late in reaching the office. Kejriwal, who offered prayers at the Valmiki Temple earlier today, held a road show from the temple to the Jantar Mantar after which he was to file his nomination papers. The former Delhi chief minister led a big show of strength today in the city, asking people to join him on his journey towards filing the papers. He also sought blessings from his mother at home before beginning the 4 km long road show. Kejriwal is expected to campaign in BJP chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi's constituency Krishna Nagar later in the day. The elections for the 70-member Delhi Assembly will be held in a single phase on February 7, with the counting of votes set to take place on February 10. 20-Jan-2015
Sachin Tendulkar flags off run in Kerala Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 20 (ANI): Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar participated in mass 'Run Kerala Run', which was held as a prelude to the 35th National Games, in Thiruvananthapuram city on Tuesday (January 20). Tendulkar, who is also the brand ambassador of the Games, thronged god's own country to flag off the event. Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy and Governor P Sathasivam were also present. The race, endorsed by all political parties and social organisations, besides schools and colleges, would give a final push to the games preparations, creating excitement among the people to become part of the event being hosted by the state after 1987. The nation commences on January 31 at venues at seven districts in Kerala. 20-Jan-2015
Delhi Polls: Satish Upadhyay's supporter New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): Supporters of Delhi unit president Satish Upadhyay on Tuesday staged a protest outside party headquarters, for denial of ticket to him. Some protestors were reportedly miffed as he was not named as the party's CM candidate. However, Updahyay said that he was not interested in contesting the polls at all. 20-Jan-2015
Nigerian refugees cross Chad Lake to fle +++PLEASE NOTE VIDEO IS BEING RESENT TO CORRECTLY NAME NIGERIA AS "AFRICA'S BIGGEST ECONOMY", NOT AFRICA'S BIGGEST COUNTRY AS STATED ERRONEOUSLY IN MONDAY'S VERSION+++ On the other side of Lake Chad, 20-Jan-2015
Nigerian refugees cross Chad Lake to fle +++PLEASE NOTE VIDEO IS BEING RESENT TO CORRECTLY NAME NIGERIA AS "AFRICA'S BIGGEST ECONOMY", NOT AFRICA'S BIGGEST COUNTRY AS STATED ERRONEOUSLY IN MONDAY'S VERSION+++ On the other side of Lake Chad, 20-Jan-2015
IS video purports to show Japanese citiz Islamic State militants released a new video Tuesday purporting to show two Japanese citizens kneeling before a man clad in black. The message from their captor was to the Japanese public: ( 20-Jan-2015
Teargas fired at Kenya school children p ==RESENDING WITH CORRECTED HEADLINE== Security and police forces in the Kenyan capital Nairobi used teargas to disperse crowds of school children during a protest. The demonstration on Monday was 20-Jan-2015
Scuffles break out in Nepal parliament The opposition in Nepal's parliament turned violent on Tuesday during a debate attempting to draft a new constitution for the country. Dashing hopes to reach a consensus, opposition politicians and 20-Jan-2015
Ferry crew appeal sentences The captain and other crew members of the South Korean ferry Sewol arrived in court Tuesday for the first day of their appeals hearing. Captain Lee Joon-seok was amongst the first rescued. 20-Jan-2015
Vasundhara Raje meets Power Minister Piy New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje recently met minister of states for power Piyush Goyal in New Delhi in order to discuss the problems Rajasthan is facing in terms of power. In order to ensure uninterrupted power supply to the people of the state, the chief minister urged the union government to ensure additional aid by the centre in this regard. 20-Jan-2015
India has 70 percent of world's tigers a New Delhi, Jan 20 (ANI): India is home to 70 percent of the world's tigers as per latest 2014 census, said Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday (January 20). Tigers have long been bordering extinction as they face the dangers of poaching, killings and habitat loss despite government conservation efforts. The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) says that the world has lost 97 percent of its tiger population in over a century. India has been struggling to keep its tiger population intact being one of the few countries where the species is found. Javadekar added that building new tiger reserves was on the government's agenda. He also said that though man-animal conflict had reduced, the government would be active in reducing the risks further. He also applauded the efforts of forest guards and environment enthusiasts and activists in helping preserve tigers. 20-Jan-2015
Cambodian prince cosies up to Hun Sen in Prince Norodom Ranariddh, who was ousted as Cambodia's prime minister by a bloody coup in 1997, launches a political comeback in an alliance with the man who toppled him. Duration: 00:36 19-Jan-2015
Chechnya holds huge rally over Charlie H Tens of thousands of people rallied Monday at a state-sponsored protest in Russia's Muslim North Caucasus region of Chechnya against the publication of Prophet Mohammed cartoons in the wake of Islamist attacks in France. Duration: 00:38 19-Jan-2015
Argentine prosecutor who accused Kirchne An Argentine prosecutor who accused President Cristina Kirchner of obstructing a probe into the 1994 bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish center reportedly died just hours before he was due at a Congressional hearing Monday. Duration: 00:35 19-Jan-2015
Japanese PM visits the Yad Vashem’s ha Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited on Monday the Yad Vashem’s hall of remembrance in Jerusalem duringf a six-day tour of the Middle East, aimed also at promoting regional stability and peace. Duration: 00:32 19-Jan-2015
Japanese FM visits memorial for Charlie The Japanese Foreign Minister arrives in Paris and visits the memorial site for the killed Charlie Hebdo journalists. Duration: 01:04 19-Jan-2015
Transgenders upset with Tamil flick, hol Chennai, Jan 19 (ANI): Transgenders took to streets in Chennai city on Monday (January 19) protesting against a Tamil flick which portrayed them in poor light. The sci-fi fantasy romantic thriller 'I' is a work of popular Indian, predominantly Tamil, director and producer, Shankar Shanmugham. The transgenders held a demonstration outside the offices of Film Censor Board, seeking deletion of offending scenes in the film. The protesters also sought an apology from Shankar. Shankar has sought police cover outside his residence as protestors were reportedly planning to stage a demonstration outside his house as well. 19-Jan-2015
Praising BJP's 'discipline', Krishna Tir New Delhi, Jan 19 (ANI): Praising the Bharatiya Janata Party's 'discipline', former union minister and Congress leader Krishna Tirath on Monday formally joined the BJP, vowing to continue her work towards the upliftment of the oppressed. Tirath had earlier in the day fuelled rumours of switching allegiances after meeting party chief Amit Shah in the national capital. According to media reports, a disgruntled Tirath had earlier sought a Congress Party ticket for one of her children to contest in the Delhi state assembly elections, but the central leadership of the party rejected the request. Till now, she was representing the North West Delhi constituency of Delhi as a member of the Indian National Congress (INC). She began her political career as a M.L.A in Delhi and was a member of the Delhi Legislative Assembly from 1984-2004. In 1998, she became the Minister for Social Welfare, SC and ST and Labour and Employment in the Sheila Dikshit-led Delhi government. 19-Jan-2015
I'm not above party, will respect party' New Delhi, Jan 19 (ANI): Congress leader Arvinder Singh Lovely on Monday while commenting on the withdrawal of his candidature from the upcoming assembly elections in Delhi said that the he is not above the party and that he will respect the party's decision. Lovely said that the party workers are getting emotional and hence staging protest. He further said that the decision will be taken keeping in mind the party's needs. 19-Jan-2015
Supporter of A S Lovely attempts self-im New Delhi, Jan 19 (ANI): Disappointed over Delhi Congress Chief Arvinder Singh Lovely not fighting the assembly elections in the national capital, one of his supporters, a male, attempted to self-immolate himself in the Gandhi Nagar area. The supporter doused himself with kerosene and threatened to self-immolate himself but was stopped from going ahead with his plan. Lovely's candidature was withdrawn from the upcoming assembly elections yesterday. He said he was honoured by the new role given to him by the party high command. 19-Jan-2015
Government to boost public spending on i Chennai, Jan 19 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday (January 19) said that the government will increase public spending on infrastructure in months to come. The government estimates the country needs to spend $800 billion on infrastructure to grow seven percent per annum, sharply higher than around 5.5 percent projected by the Reserve Bank of India for the current fiscal year that ends in March. Addressing Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) summit in India's southern Chennai city, Jaitley said that the public spending on infrastructure would have to increase because the old Purchasing Power Parity (PPP) model was under stress and needed to be revived. Jaitley had promised imminent changes pushing ahead key reforms such as the introduction of a nationwide sales tax. 19-Jan-2015
PM Abe visits Yad Vashem Holocaust museu Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abu laid a wreath at Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem on Monday during his three-day visit to the region. Later, he signed a condolences book. The Israeli 19-Jan-2015
Entrepreneur takes up revival of wooden Srinagar, Jan 19 (ANI): In a bid to keep heritage of wooden ceiling art or 'Khatamband' alive in Jammu and Kashmir, a young entrepreneur revived it by using polystyrene. 'Khatamband' is an art in which small pieces of wood are fitted into each other in patterns to form the ceiling. The process is hand crafted and without using nails. Small floral or geometrical squares are fitted through tiny grooves and the entire structure then is fitted on the ceiling. However, now the art is slowly dying and entrepreneur Yaseen Yousuf Khan has taken up its revival, using polystyrene and machines instead of wood. 19-Jan-2015
Low production, high export demand ups p Rajkot, Jan 19 (ANI): Prices of spice cumin have shot up due to less production and high demand in foreign countries, merchants in Gujarat said. Merchants predict a further hike in cumin prices in the coming days as they foresee a sharp drop in production. They said the prices could increase by another 10 percent. The crop was severely affected due to scant rainfall in the western belt of the country. The increase in demand of Indian spice in countries like US, UK and Singapore also led to rise in prices. While consumers are net losers who are forced to pay much higher prices, farmers are happy that the low production has been offset by good prices. 19-Jan-2015
Sri Lanka's Foreign Minister Mangala Sam New Delhi, Jan 19 (ANI): Sri Lankan Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his office on Monday. Reportedly, Samaraweera is carrying an invite for PM Modi to visit the island nation. On Sunday, Sri Lanka and India had pledged to deepen their relations and had agreed to work "closely and extensively".Ahead of his visit, Sri Lanka released 15 Indian fishermen and now no Indian fishermen are in island nation's custody. 19-Jan-2015
AirAsia crash not the result of terroris Investigators in the recovery of AirAsia flight 8501 are saying for the first time - the crash was not the result of a terrorist attack. In an exclusive interview with Reuters, lead investigators say 19-Jan-2015
Salman Khan hit-and-run-case: Doctor see Mumbai, Jan 19 (ANI): The public prosecutor in the 2002 hit-and-run case of Bollywood actor Salman Khan said the doctor who had collected the blood samples of the actor has requested the sessions court for police protection. Gharat also said the defence advocate was not well and asked for a new date for the next hearing. He also said that two witnesses were supposed to depose in the court, but they would be present on January 22. 19-Jan-2015
Congress releases booklet of 'U-Turn' ta New Delhi, Jan 19 (ANI): Congress party on Monday released a booklet of 'U-Turn' targeting AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal on the promises which he made but failed to fulfill. Congress leader Ajay Maken said that a booklet has been compiled mentioning the u-turns taken by Kejriwal during his government. Maken said that Congress wanted the people of Delhi to decide if they wanted to give the responsibility of running the government to an irresponsible man who can only sit on protests. Maken further said that a complaint has been filed with the Election Commission from Congress' side over Kejriwal's 'bribe' statement which was like defaming the voters of Delhi. 19-Jan-2015
Opposition flays BJP for induction of Ki New Delhi/ Noida, Jan 19 (ANI): Major political parties snubbed the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday (January 19) after it inducted former IPS officer and social activist, Kiran Bedi, ahead of polls in Delhi. Bedi was one of the core members of social activist Anna Hazare's team and supported him throughout his fight against corruption and formulation of an Ombudsman Act. AAP leader Ashutosh said the decision to induct Bedi would backfire on BJP. Congress leader PC Chacko also said Bedi would prove to be a liability to BJP. BJP leaders Jagdish Mukhi and Harsh Vardhan have defended the move and said Bedi would infuse party workers. Polls in Delhi will be held on February 07 and results will be declared on February 10. 19-Jan-2015
Politicos react over Muzaffarpur Violenc New Delhi, Jan 19 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Monday over the Muzaffarpur violence in which three people were killed in clashes which broke out in Azizpur area after a missing boy's dead body was found buried. At least 14 persons have been arrested in connection with the incident and Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi has ordered a high-level probe into the incident. BJP leader Sambit Patra said that the incident is very unfortunate. Congress leader PC Chacko slammed BJP for spreading communalism in the state. NCP leader Tariq Anwar said it is unfortunate that Muzzafarpur incident which was between two lovers, was given a communal direction 19-Jan-2015
IED found and defused in Srinagar's Narb Srinagar, Jan 19 (ANI): Indian army on Monday defused an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) in Jammu and Kashmir. Police and army found a three-kg IED in a cooker in Narbal area. The bomb disposal squad rushed to the spot and the explosion was carried out in open fields. Militants have been targeting security bases in Kashmir since 1990s, when there was a full-blown insurgency against Indian rule in JandK. 19-Jan-2015
Politicos react after DPCC chief Arvinde New Delhi/Noida, Jan 19 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Monday after Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) chief Arvinder Singh Lovely withdrew his candidature from the upcoming assembly elections in Delhi. BJP leader Sambit Patra said that contesting elections from the ticket of Congress is a big torture and Lovely was successful in escaping that torture. AAP leader Ashutosh said that Arvinder Singh Lovely is annoyed as he knows he will not get any good position in these elections. However, Congress leader PC Chacko said that Congress had requested Lovely to take in charge of organizing the elections and he had agreed to it like an obedient party worker. 19-Jan-2015
Harsh Vardhan denies reports that he dem New Delhi, Jan 19 (ANI): BJP's Harsh Vardhan on Monday dismissed reports that he had to face the party leadership's wrath for demanding ticket for his son. The BJP leader said that his son is not going to join politics and the information is incorrect. 19-Jan-2015
Politicos slam Kejriwal for asking peopl New Delhi, Jan 19 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal has become the centre of a controversy after he asked voters in Delhi to take money offered by the BJP and the Congress but "fool" them by voting for the AAP in the coming Delhi Assembly elections. Kejriwal's remarks drew criticism from the rival parties. 19-Jan-2015
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