Poonch, Nov 09 (ANI): Authorities beefed up security as the election cell in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir prepares for assembly polls. The assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir will be held in five-phases, beginning on November 25 and ending on December 20. The counting of votes will take place on December 23. As a part of back-up, extra forces have arrived in Poonch on Sunday (November 09), in wake of the cross border firing to ensure safety and fair elections to be held on 2nd December. Meanwhile, in charge of election cell, Sikander Mehmood said that the election preparations have been completed.Nov 9, 2014
Puttaparthi, Nov 09 (ANI): Police exhumed body of Toni Annie Ludgate, a 75-year-old Australian national, from a spot on the outskirts of pilgrim town Puttaparthi in Andhra Pradesh, who went missing over two months ago. Reportedly, Ludgate was murdered by the security guard of her apartment complex with the help of two accomplices on August 28 as the guard was unable to return Rs 20,000 he owed her. Ludgate's family took up her disappearance with the Indian government through the Australian Embassy in New Delhi.
Initially, police took complaint lightly till the Embassy intervened and took the matter up with the Indian government.Nov 9, 2014
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Siliguri, Nov 09 (ANI): Hundreds of protesters Siliguri city on Sunday (November 09) took to the streets to protest against the use of plastic bags which are major reason of worry causing pollution and other related environmental hazards. A protester Animesh Bose said that they are protesting to make the people aware of the environmental hazards. West Bengal had announced the ban on the use of plastic bags on May 2007. It was the first state to successfully implement a complete ban on the use of plastic bags. Siliguri was declared a plastic free city by the National Green Tribunal five years back.Nov 9, 2014
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New Delhi, Nov 09 (ANI): The newly sworn in ministers in the Cabinet rejig said on Sunday that they were ready to play their role given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. JP Nadda who took oath as Cabinet Minister said that he will work for the government as well as the party with equal vigour. Rajiv Pratap Rudy, who sworn in as minister of state said that once the portfolio will be given, he will start working for the same with full dedication. Giriraj Singh also assured to work for the nation with full dedication and honesty.Nov 9, 2014
Ganderbal, Nov 09 (ANI): The Border Roads Organisation (BRO) on Sunday (November 09) expedited reconstruction of roads that were damaged after the worst flood in decades devastated Jammu and Kashmir. The BRO Ganderbal district, have initiated the construction of road surface with macadam and plan to complete it before the snowfall as harsh weather conditions damage the roads and cause difficulties for commuters. The site engineer of BRO, Chander Shekhar said that the road has a lot of pot holes, which can be dangerous for drivers and can cause accidents. Authorities said that the traffic flow on the road is increasing day by day as every year thousands of tourists visit the district and also pilgrims of Amarnath Yatra use this road to reach their destination.Nov 9, 2014
New Delhi, Nov 09 (ANI): Former Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar took oath as Union Cabinet Minister on Sunday, however, speculations over his portfolio continued. Parrikar after taking the oath said that his portfolio will be officially declared in a couple of hours and no speculations should be made on the same. Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said he is confident that Parrikar will get the defence portfolio and that he will perform as the nation's defence minister.Nov 9, 2014
Kanpur, Nov 09 (ANI): BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi on Sunday decided to adopt a village as a part of 'adopt-a-village' programme 'Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana' (SAGY). Joshi will be adopting the Dehli-Sujanpur village in Kanpur as a part of this scheme. The village was visited by various members of the Kanpur unit of BJP including its chief Surendra Maithani and BJP legislator Raghunandan Singh Bhadauria who assessed the state of the village. Maithani said that it was shocking to see that a village located near a well developed city of Kanpur was so under-developed. Resident of Dehli-Sujanpur village, Suresh Kumar said that lack of toilets in the village was a matter of utmost concern. Meanwhile, another villager, Avinash Dixit said that he could see the newly elected BJP government working towards the betterment of rural India.Nov 9, 2014
New Delhi, Nov 09 (ANI): Union ministers after taking oath on Sunday at Rashtrapati Bhawan felt elated on the same and said that they will work with full responsibility on whatever task ensued to them. Ram Kripal Yadav, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Bandaru Dattatreya and Dr. Mahesh Sharma were sworn in as minister of state (independent charge) in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other NDA ministers. Ministers said that the portfolio is not given to them right now but will work to come up to the expectations of Modi and the nation.Nov 9, 2014
New Delhi, Nov 09 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday attended RSS leader Eknath Ranade's Birth Centenary celebrations at Vigyan Bhawan as chief guest. Praising Ranade, Modi said that he was a perfectionist and looked for the same in everything he did. He said it was an honour for him to get a chance to pay tribute to a great leader who has always been a source of inspiration. He further said that the RSS leader believed in 'One Life One Mission' and he lived on that principle and that he always believed in integrating things and people. The event is being celebrated to honour the contributions of Eknath Ranade towards resurrecting India's rich legacy.Nov 9, 2014
New Delhi, Nov 09 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday finally expanded his Council of Ministers and reshuffled his Cabinet for the first time after taking over as the Prime Minister of India in May. The new ministers took the oath of office at Rashtrapati Bhavan in the presence of the NDA ministers and the prime minister himself.
President Pranab Mukherjee administered oath to the ministers as their names were being announced at the grand function. The first to take oath was Manohar Parrikar who is tipped to get the defence portfolio. Following him were Suresh Prabhu, JP Nadda and Ch Birender Singh who took oath as Cabinet Ministers. Bandaru Dattatreya, Rajiv Pratap Rudy and Dr. Mahesh Sharma sworn-in as Minister of State, Independent charge.Nov 9, 2014
New Delhi, Nov 09 (ANI): BJP leader and Former Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Sunday that he will work in any portfolio given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. On being asked about the increasing naval accidents, Parrikar said that such accidents are a matter of concern as the Defence cannot afford to waste any more lives of the officers due to accidents.Nov 9, 2014
New Delhi, Nov 09 (ANI): Manohar Parrikar's Brother Avdhut Parrikar on Sunday while commenting on Manohar Parrikar's appraisal to the union cabinet said that he is having mixed feelings. He added that his brother will be deprived of doing the work he was expected to do for the people of Goa. He further said he is confident that Manohar Parrikar will perform well as the country's defence minister.Nov 9, 2014