Salman's Facebook page crosses 20 million likes

New Delhi, Sept 19 (ANI): Superstar Salman Khan's popularity has touched a new high with 20,004,229 likes on his Facebook page, and it's growing. With the latest figure, Kick actor has left his closest rivals Shah Rukh and Aamir Khan far behind. While, Aamir Khan's facebook page has 15,032,522 likes, Shah Rukh has 10,927,378. Even megastar Amitabh Bachchan is lagging behind with 15,632,737 likes. Fans have started a hashtag #20MillionSalmaniacsOnFB on Twitter to celebrate the new milestone achieved by their idol Salman. Now that’s why he is said to be a real star! Sep 19, 2014

Xi Jinping leaves for China

New Delhi, Sep 19 (ANI): Chinese President Xi Jinping along with his wife Peng Liyuan on Friday left for China from New Delhi airport. Jinping and his wife were escorted by HRD Minister Smriti Irani along with other dignitaries. Xi Jinping earlier on Friday met a delegation of Congress leaders including Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Vice President Rahul Gandhi and Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at Hotel Taj Palace in New Delhi. India and China have signed various agreements including a sister agreement between Guangzhou in China and Ahmedabad. Sep 19, 2014

Scottish independence issue settled for a generation: British PM David Cameron after Scotland reject

Edinburgh, Sep 19 (ANI): British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Friday that the question of Scottish independence had been settled "for a generation" after Scotland voters called a clear vote to stay part of United Kingdom. Cameron said the result paved the way for a new balanced constitutional settlement for all of Britain, including England, and that draft laws granting Scotland new powers would be published by January. As the result of the historic Scotland referendum announced that it would stay part of UK, people awaiting the result were seen in mixed of emotions. Meanwhile, Scottish nationalist leader Alex Salmond conceded defeat over his bid to win independence and demanded the British government rapidly meet its promise of more powers for Edinburgh. Salmond commended Scottish voters for a high turnout, calling it a "triumph for the democratic process and participation in politics." Sep 19, 2014

Bill Gates meets PM Modi and Venkaiah Naidu

New Delhi, Sep 19 (ANI): Microsoft Co-Founder Bill Gates along with his wife Melinda Gates met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday at his office in New Delhi to discuss the sanitation projects that his foundation has undertaken in India. He also met Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu. Earlier in the day, Gates met Transport Minister Nitin Gadakari at his residence.The key areas of their discussion were rural development and sanitation. Gadkari had thanked Gates for his contribution and said that the poor people will definitely benefit from their foundation. Earlier, Gates praised India for the pioneering work in polio eradication and said the country's plan to achieve its target of reducing the newborn mortality rate to single digit before 2030 was possible. Sep 19, 2014

Casino resort Atlantic City falls on hard times

Four major casinos have closed already this year in Atlantic City. The resort used to have a monopoly on gambling on the US East Coast, but in recent years it’s faced competition from neighboring states. Duration: 02:31 Sep 19, 2014

Rockets rain down on rebel-held Ukraine villages

Rebel-held villages on the frontline of the war between pro-Russian separatists and government forces in eastern Ukraine face a barrage of shelling despite the ceasefire, as desperate locals say they have nowhere else to go. Duration: 02:22 Sep 19, 2014

Politicos react as seat sharing dispute between BJP-Shiv Sena continues

Lucknow/Mumbai/Nagpur/New Delhi, Sep 19 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Friday as BJP and Shiv Sena continue their dispute over seat sharing in the upcoming Maharashtra assembly elections. Congress leader Anees Ahmed and NCP leader Nawab Malik said that both the parties wish to make their candidate the Chief Minister of Maharashtra and hence they are fighting over seat-distribution. SP leader Naresh Agarwal said that both the parties are definitely going to fight the upcoming Maharashtra assembly elections in the alliance, as they are not capable of contesting alone. Meanwhile, BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that talks are going on between the two parties and definitely it will have some positive outcome. Sep 19, 2014

Tibetans stage protest against Chinese President Xi Jinping outside Hotel Taj Palace in Delhi

New Delhi, Sep 19 (ANI): Scores of Tibetans staged a protest Friday morning outside Hotel Taj Palace where Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife are staying. Protesters carrying placards that read "Freedom is my birth right", "Freedom of Tibet, Security of India" raised anti-China slogans. They shouted slogans like "We want freedom" as police tried to cordon them off from the area. Some Tibetans also tried to enter the premises of the hotel, but police managed to prevent them from doing so. Security has been tightened around the hotel. Sep 19, 2014

Mixed reactions flowed over Ajit Singh's demand for CCS memorial

New Delhi/ Mumbai/ Lucknow, Sep 19 (ANI): Mixed reactions flowed on Friday over Ajit Singh's demand for his house to be transformed into a memorial of Chaudhary Charan Singh. NCP leader Nawab Malik said that demanding for a memorial of a great leader as Chaudhary Charan Singh is not wrong as he did a lot for farmers in the country and future generations should be aware of it. SP leader Naresh Agarwal said that Ajit Singh has used wrong and violent means for getting his demand fulfilled. Meanwhile, CPI leader Atul Anjan slammed Ajit Singh for doing politics over the memorial issue and creating disturbance in the lives of innocent people. He added that Singh should settle the issue with BJP. Sep 19, 2014

We want our CM to sit in the Maharashtra Assembly: Shiv Sena

Mumbai, Sep 19 (ANI): Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said on Friday that BJP and Shiv Sena has been in alliance since 25 years and it's not easy to separate. Commenting on the seat sharing dispute he said that Shiv Sena wants to make Maharashtra Congress free in the upcoming assembly elections and hence want Shiv Sena Chief Minister to sit in the assembly after the polls. He further said that Uddhav Thackeray has been given the authority to take the final decision on the alliance Sep 19, 2014

BJP flags off batch of doctors for Jammu and Kashmir

New Delhi, Sep 19 (ANI): BJP on Friday flagged off a batch of doctors for rescue work in flood hit Jammu and Kashmir. BJP's Delhi unit President Satish Upadhyay said that the party is sending a batch of doctors along with vehicles full of medicines donated by various organizations in order to help speed up rescue work in flood hit areas of Jammu and Kashmir. Upadhyay also said that the batch of doctors will be replaced by another batch after 10 days and the practice will continue. Sep 19, 2014

Ajit Singh meets injured protesters in hospital, asks govt to push up CC Singh memorial issue

New Delhi/ Ghaziabad, Sep 19 (ANI): RLD Chief Ajit Singh on Friday reached the hospital in Ghaziabad where his supporters who got injured during a protest yesterday are admitted. Singh visited to meet the injured supporters of the party. Earlier on Thursday, about 200 Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) and Bharatiya Kishan Union workers blocked traffic on National Highway-58 and tried to disrupt the water supply from Muradnagar to Sonia Vihar in Delhi. Singh said that it should be seen that the issue is pushed forward by the government. Meanwhile, Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said that any government building cannot be turned into memorial as per the Supreme Court's order. He also said that Congress should have addressed the issue during their tenure. Reacting on the same, Singh said that Naidu should look at other such instances. Sep 19, 2014