Govt. sincere in providing power to all: Piyush Goyal

New Delhi, Nov 6 (ANI): Assuring about government's sincerity in providing power supply to all, Minister of State for Power, Piyush Goyal on Thursday rallied for huge investments into the country's energy sector giving a clear message to the prospective investors. While narrating about the positives of doing business into the country, Goyal said India has a credible government; we are bringing in transparency in the whole working of the government. He also talked about having a situation where there will be uninterrupted power supply within the country and gave an account on the amount of investments needed in this regard. The World Economic Forum's India Economic Summit is returning to India after a gap of a year. The theme for this year's summit is, 'Redefining Public-Private Cooperation for a New Beginning'. Nov 6, 2014

Reactions pour in after KJ George blames media for projecting Bangalore as rape city

New Delhi/Mumbai/Bangalore, Nov 6 (ANI): Reactions poured in on Thursday after Karnataka Home Minister KJ George blamed media for projecting the city as a ‘rape city’. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that it is the duty of the state government to maintain law and order in the state. Activist Abha Singh said that he is blaming the media to cover-up the issue. Activist Pramila Nesargi also criticized KJ George for blaming the media and said that it is the duty of the press to bring to the notice of public domain the incidents that are happening in the city. Nov 6, 2014

Arun Jaitley says Pak should draw red line if it wants to initiate dialogue

New Delhi, Nov 6 (ANI): Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said that Pakistan should draw a red line whether it wants to initiate dialogue or talk to those who wish to break India. Speaking at the World Economic Forum in New Delhi, Jaitley said Pakistan should make a conscious choice for a meaningful dialogue between the two countries. India had called off Secretary level talks with Pakistan earlier in August, giving a jolt to renewed diplomatic efforts between the two nuclear-armed neighbours and adding to the troubles of Pakistan's beleaguered government. Jaitley said India wants to normalize the relationship with Pakistan by initiating the dialogue process. Nov 6, 2014

Odisha CM meets Finance Minister for aid post cyclone Hudhud

New Delhi, Nov 6 (ANI): Odisha Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik, met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in New Delhi regarding the funds for the damages caused by cyclone Hudhud. Cyclone Hudhud had slammed into the coast of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha last month, killing 41 people and tearing down tens of thousands of mud-and-thatch homes. Patnaik urged the Central government to release the funds similar to the advance of rupees 10 billion, which has been released to Andhra Pradesh. He further said they have also asked the government to release the due amount of rupees 399.83 crore from NDRF for the last year's cyclone Phailin. Nov 6, 2014

Russian Deputy PM meets PM Modi in New Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 6 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, Dmitry Rogozin, and a team of Russian delegates in New Delhi. Rogozin is in India for the 20th round of India-Russia Inter-Governmental Commission meeting that is being co-chaired by Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj. Modi stressed that India gives high importance to the time-tested and the special and privileged strategic partnership with Russia. Meanwhile, Trade Minister Nirmala Sitharaman invited Russian investment in the country and said both the nations want immediate removal of red tapism to witness unfettered economic ties. Nov 6, 2014

Cabinet approves treaty on transfer of sentenced prisoners between India, Nigeria

New Delhi, Nov 6 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cabinet gave its approval for signing a treaty on transfer of sentenced persons between India and Nigeria and also plans to work closely with Australia as a committed partner in international efforts to combat illicit drugs. The meeting was chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his official residence 7 RCR in New Delhi. The Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that India and Nigeria have undergone an agreement that Indians sentenced to imprisonment in Nigeria can complete their punishment in their own country and vice-versa. Nov 6, 2014

Cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar unveils his autobiography

Mumbai, Nov 6 (ANI): Former Indian cricket player Sachin Tendulkar unveiled his autobiography 'Playing It My Way'. Amid a star studded glitzy evening with former cricketers, family members and other dignitaries in the commercial capital Mumbai, he said the game lost its charm when Greg Chappell was the team coach. Tendulkar has penned in his book that just before the 2007 Cricket World Cup, Chappell had approached him to replace former cricketer Rahul Dravid as the team captain. Further in his autobiography, Tendulkar mentioned that Chappell had told Tendulkar that together they could control the Indian cricket for years. Nov 6, 2014

Congress suspects GK Vasan to forge alliance with BJP

Chennai/ Bangalore, Nov 6 (ANI): Congress party suspects its break-away senior leader GK Vasan to forge with the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party. Congress leader, Karti Chidambaram said that resignation of Vasan could have come in a bid to join BJP. Commenting on Vasan's resignation, Congress leader, Digvijay Singh said anyone who does not believe in the party's ideology is welcome to leave. Former Union Shipping Minister, Vasan, quit the Congress party on Monday (November 03), citing conflict of interests and floated a new party. Nov 6, 2014

Tribal women encourage youngsters in Tripura to save indigenous art

Tripura, Nov 06 (ANI): Tribal womenfolk encourage youngsters to save indigenous art and spread the rich culture of handmade textiles of Tripura. Realising the looming threat of their art falling into oblivion, a tribal woman, Smriti Rekha Chakma, established a small training centre to save the dying art. Chakma said that the whole idea was to inspire the new generation to learn about the rich culture of the state. Meanwhile, another tribal woman, Pramita Chakma, said that unfortunately the Chakma society has adapted to western attire which is comparatively cheaper than the indigenous one. Each tribal community in Tripura owns a handloom and designs colourful material. Chakma tribal women cover their lower body with a length of cloth wrapped around the waist the ends of which are unstitched, while the upper garment is also stitched out of handloom woven cloth. Nov 6, 2014

Royal pearl necklace, 'Graff Ruby' to go under the hammer

Sotheby's will be offering several jewels from the Dimitri Mavrommatis collection on auction, including precious stones and avant-garde jewelry led by the "Graff Ruby," which is estimated to fetch $6.9 million to nearly $9.2 million. Duration: 00:58 Nov 6, 2014

British Defence Secretary visits Peshmerga training camp

British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon visited a Peshmerga training camp in Arbil on Wednesday, after talks with Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi on the fight against the Islamic State group. Duration: 00:39 Nov 6, 2014

Obama congratulates Republicans on midterm poll win

US President Barack Obama congratulated his Republican opponents on their midterm election victory. On the hill, re-elected Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell vowed that the divided government would "function". Duration: 01:18 Nov 6, 2014