BS Hooda targets BJP and INLD during rally in Bhiwani

Bhiwani, Oct 11 (ANI): Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Saturday attacked the Modi government and INLD chief OP Chautala while addressing a rally in Bhiwani, Haryana. Hooda said that after the BJP came to power at centre, the country has faced spiraling inflation. Oct 11, 2014

NDA applauds 'Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana' even as Congress calls it a UPA policy

New Delhi, Oct 11 (ANI): After Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 'Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana' on birth anniversary of Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan, NDA leaders lauded the scheme even as Congress party termed it as a UPA policy. BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that the scheme will motivate farmers. Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said that the scheme is welcome step and the development of village will lead to development of India. Congress leader Rajeev Shukla said that it should be made clear if the funds for development will be given by an MP alone and if that so, what will happen to central government's funds for the same. Party leader Rashid Alvi and Abhishek Manu Singhvi said that the scheme is good but alleged that it is taken up from the UPA regime without even crediting the previous government. Oct 11, 2014

Sonia addresses rally in Bhiwani, lashes out at BJP, INLD

Bhiwani, Oct 11 (ANI): Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Saturday lashed out at the BJP and the INLD during a rally in Bhiwani, Haryana. Haryana with total 90 assembly seats and Maharashtra with total 288 assembly seats will go to assembly polls on October 15. Oct 11, 2014

Kailash Satyarthi and family elated on Nobel peace prize received by first person born in India

New Delhi, Oct 11 (ANI): India's Child Rights advocate Kailash Satyarthi and his family on Saturday felt elated and proud on Nobel Peace Prize won by first person born in India. Satyarthi said that it is a moment of pride and that the prize is for the country. Talking about Malala Yousafzai who had expressed her will to invite prime ministers of both countries when they receive the award in December, Satyarthi said that it upto the leaders but he will take with him the children who have faced slavery and is rescued. He also hinted towards working together with Yousafzai against terrorism and for world peace. Meanwhile, Satyarthi's wife and son also applauded the achievement. Oct 11, 2014

Congratulations and wishes pour in for Nobel Peace Prize awardee Kailash Satyarthi

New Delhi, Oct 11 (ANI): Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and anti-graft activist Kiran Bedi led the chorus of those congratulating child rights advocate Kailash Satyarthi, who won the Nobel Peace Prize along with Pakistani teenaged activist Malala Yousafzai. Satyarthi, 60, founded Bachpan Bachao Andolan in 1980 and has acted to protect the rights of 80,000 children. Moments after being announced the winner of the coveted prize, Satyarthi dedicated the honour to all those children who are still suffering in slavery, bonded labor and trafficking and thanked those who had been supporting him for more than three decades. Ravi Shankar Prasad said Satyarthi had made all Indians proud with his tireless work in eradicating child labour. Oct 11, 2014

Surge in sales of Pakistan branded pigeons in India

RS Pura, Oct 11 (ANI): Traders in Jammu and Kashmir do brisk business as Pakistan branded pigeons, which migrate from the other side of the border, are in demand in the markets. The pigeons, allegedly used for spying, are also a source of income for the unemployed youth who indulge in bird-farming. The Pakistani pigeons are generally branded with certain stamp or with some number. They are also dyed and have ring in their claws. The reason for such demarcation of Pakistani pigeons is still uncertain. There is a remarkable difference between the prices of Indian and Pakistani pigeon offered by the middlemen to the traders. Oct 11, 2014

Nitin Gadkari speaks at 'Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojna'launch

New Delhi, Oct 11 (ANI): Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari while speaking at the lunch of 'Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojna'said that this is to make Indian villages proper so that farmer suicides can be stopped. Gadkari said that only government's initiatives and schemes cannot make model villages and that each one will have to participate in the process. In the scheme, a representative of a particular village will work for upgrading and development of the village. The MPs are the pivots this scheme will run on. Gram panchayat would be the basic unit for development. It will have a population of 3000-5000 in plain areas and 1000-3000 in hilly, tribal and difficult areas. Oct 11, 2014

PM Narendra Modi launches 'Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana'

New Delhi, Oct 11 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched the ambitious 'Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana' on Saturday. Under the project, each MP would take the responsibility of developing physical and institutional infrastructure in three villages by 2019. The goal is to develop three model villages each by March 2019 of which one would be developed by 2016. Oct 11, 2014

PM Modi pitches for village adoption by MPs under 'Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana' Part-1

New Delhi, Oct 11 (ANI): PM Narendra Modi on Saturday pitched for village adoption by MPs under 'Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana'. Under this ambitious project, each MP would take the responsibility of developing physical and institutional infrastructure in three villages by 2019. The goal is to develop three model villages each by March 2019 of which one would be developed by 2016. Oct 11, 2014

PM Modi pitches for village adoption by MPs under 'Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana' Part-2

New Delhi, Oct 11 (ANI): PM Narendra Modi on Saturday pitched for village adoption by MPs under 'Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana'. Under this ambitious project, each MP would take the responsibility of developing physical and institutional infrastructure in three villages by 2019. The goal is to develop three model villages each by March 2019 of which one would be developed by 2016. Oct 11, 2014

Mark Zuckerberg meets PM Modi, charms him with his ideas

New Delhi, Oct 11 (ANI): Founder and CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and charmed him with his ideas during maiden visit to the country. Modi tweeted, "It was wonderful meeting @facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. We discussed a wide range of issues". Earlier in the day, Zuckerberg, met Communications &IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in New Delhi, pledging to help the government's Digital India initiative, an ambitious plan to connect a billion people to the internet. India has the second highest number of Facebook users in the world after the United States, but still only about 243 million out of 1.25 billion people have access to internet. Oct 11, 2014

Fire brought under control in jewellery showroom in Mumbai; no casualty

Mumbai, Oct 11 (ANI): A major fire broke out on Saturday morning in a jewellery showroom in Mumbai. Four water tankers and five fire tenders were rushed to the spot. Fire Officer Abhay Kale informed that no one was injured in the incident. The fire broke out on the top floor of the PN Jewellers building, where a restaurant was being operated. Oct 11, 2014

Honoured to get Nobel Peace Prize: Malala Yousafzai advocating peace between India & Pak (Part-1)

London, Oct 10 (ANI): After winning the Nobel Peace Prize 2014, Pakistani Children's rights activists Malala Yousafzai said that she was honoured to receive such a pretigious award. Yousafzai said that it was an honour to share the award with Indian Children's rights advocate Kailash Satyarthi and that this gives a message of love between India and Pakistan. She said that she had a word with Satyarthi and that both advocates for peace along Indo-Pak border. Yousafzai also invited Indian PM Narendra Modi and his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif when the two receives the award in December. She also said that the award is not just a medal, but an encouragement to work for a greater cause. She said that she had two choices- to speak and get killed or not to speak and get killed- and she chose the latter for good of all. Oct 11, 2014

Honoured to get Nobel Peace Prize: Malala Yousafzai advocating peace between India & Pak (Part-2)

London, Oct 10 (ANI): After winning the Nobel Peace Prize 2014, Pakistani Children's rights activists Malala Yousafzai said that she was honoured to receive such a pretigious award. Yousafzai said that it was an honour to share the award with Indian Children's rights advocate Kailash Satyarthi and that this gives a message of love between India and Pakistan. She said that she had a word with Satyarthi and that both advocates for peace along Indo-Pak border. Yousafzai also invited Indian PM Narendra Modi and his Pakistan counterpart Nawaz Sharif when the two receives the award in December. She also said that the award is not just a medal, but an encouragement to work for a greater cause. She said that she had two choices- to speak and get killed or not to speak and get killed- and she chose the latter for good of all. Oct 11, 2014