Scottish leader Salmond scents victory in historic poll

Independence from the United Kingdom has been the life’s work of Scottish National Party leader Alex Salmond. With polls narrowing ahead of Thursday's referendum, Salmond stands on the brink of an historic achievement. Duration: 02:23 Sep 16, 2014

Flooded Kashmir s national highway re opens after 13 days of closure due to landslide

Ramban, Sep 16 (ANI): Flood-ravaged Kashmir's Jammu-Srinagar National Highway reopened on Tuesday for vehicular traffic after remaining closed for 13 days due to landslides triggered by incessant rains. Acting as life-line of the valley, opening of the road will boost the relief operations. On the intervening night of September 02 and 03, a five-km road patch was washed away in flash floods besides multiple landslides, sinking of road and flooding at various places in Ramban district. Over 3000 to 4000 vehicles, particularly trucks carrying supplies had been stranded on the Highway. Following an inspection of the road and assessment of the overall situation by the senior officers of the traffic police and district administration on Monday morning the NH44 was opened for a trial for the one-way traffic to clear about 320 vehicles, mostly the trucks. Sep 16, 2014

India cautiously optimistic ahead of Chinese President's maiden visit

New Delhi/ Chushul, Sep 16 (ANI): India is cautiously optimistic ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit that will seek to allay mutual suspicions and spur economic ties between the Asian giants, with hopes of high investment deals to narrow a yawning trade deficit. Xi Jinping will arrive in Gujarat on Wednesday when Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be marking his 64th birthday. New Delhi and Beijing have a complicated relationship marked by growing economic ties but also distrust, particularly over their unresolved territorial disputes. However, international relations experts like Srabani Roy Choudhury, say the bilateral growth cannot be driven by the two personalities alone as there is a significant trust deficit that needs to be overcome. Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, said the major business delegation accompanying Xi could pledge mega deals during the trip. However, another Congress leader Manish Tewari, questioned Beijing's intentions in the wake of recent reports of Chinese incursions on the disputed Himalyan border. Sep 16, 2014

Exclusive Interview with Khoobsurat Stars

New Delhi, Sept 16 (ANI): In an exclusive interview given to ANI, stars of upcoming flick 'Khoobsurat' Sonam Kapoor and Fawad Khan spoke about the film, their experiences and much more. Sep 16, 2014

Regional parties show happiness over BJPs defeat in By-Polls, says Modi wave collapsed

New Delhi/ Lucknow, Sep 16 (ANI): Regional parties including AAP and BSP on Tuesday expressed happiness over BJP’s defeat and poor performance in by-polls. AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal said that the polls result shows that the ruling BJP party has fooled the public in these 100 days and that they have given their mandate in the Assembly polls. Meanwhile, BSP leader Swami Prasad Maurya said that the fight was between the ‘gunda raj’ and ‘dunga raj’ and people have just chosen the less dangerous. He further said that the ‘Modi wave’ is over and that BJP is paying for the same. Sep 16, 2014

Gujarat by-polls: Congress wins 2 seats, BJP wins 4

New Delhi, Sep 16 (ANI): The results of Gujarat by-polls is out in which Congress party has won 2 seats and BJP won 4 seats. Congress leader Digvijay Singh said that the party is happy with the results and added that people have realized that the ideology of BJP is based on communal division. Meanwhile, BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy said that though the elections were contested on local issues at a regional level, still it gives a wake up call to BJP for the upcoming polls in and Maharashtra. Sep 16, 2014

Scottish expats remain bystanders in independence vote

As with the independence decision itself, the issue of whether Scottish citizens living outside their homeland should be allowed to vote on the country's future is the source of fevered debate. Duration: 02:07 Sep 16, 2014

Grateful to people of UP for voting in favour of SP's ideology: Akhilesh

Lucknow, Sept 16 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday said that he was thankful to the people of Uttar Pradesh for rejecting Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) communal policies and for voting in favour of the ideology of the Samajwadi Party. In Uttar Pradesh, the Samajwadi Party has won six of the 11 assembly seats for which by-elections were held; the party is also leading in three. Sep 16, 2014

2014 Assembly By-Polls- Early Trends

New Delhi, Sep 16 (ANI): As counting for three Lok Sabha seats and 33 Assembly constituencies in underway, early trends show that BJP is struggling in key states of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan and even Gujarat. While, SP is leading in UP, Congress candidates are leading in three of the four Rajasthan Assembly constituencies where by-polls were held. As the counting continues, BJP worries over its downfall whereas SP and Congress celebrate the defeat of the party more than their own win. Sep 16, 2014

Narendra Singh Tomar donates Rs 15 crore to PM National Relief Fund

New Delhi, Sep 16 (ANI): The Minister for Mines, Steel, Labour and Employment, Narendra Singh Tomar on Tuesday handed over cheques worth Rs 15 crore to PM Narendra Modi for the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund. The amount has been donated by Public Sector Undertakings from the Steel and Mining sectors. The Minister of State for Labour and Employment and Steel and Mines, Vishnudeo Sai, and senior officials were also present on the occasion. Sep 16, 2014

By-Poll Results: BJP suffers humiliating defeat in UP, Rajasthan; makes debut in WB

New Delhi, Sept 16 (ANI): The BJP suffered a humiliating loss as the by-poll results on 33 Assembly seats and 3 Lok Sabha seats were declared on Tuesday. The saffron party even failed to retain most of the seats where it was infallible sometimes back. The BJP suffered a jolt in Rajasthan winning just one of the four seats. The BJP had to face further embarrassment in Modi's turf of Gujarat, being forced to concede one more seat to the Congress, bringing the total tally in the 9 assembly seats to BJP: 6, Congress: 3. The Samajwadi Party stormed ahead by winning 8 seats in UP by-polls. There was some reason to cheer for the BJP, which made its debut in West Bengal by winning one seat in the Basirhat Dakshin constituency. Reacting over this, BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain said that the by polls were contested on local issues; they shouldn't be seen in national context. Sep 16, 2014

Sachin Pilot thanks party workers for Congress's victory in Rajasthan

Jaipur, Sept 16 (ANI): In a major jolt to the Vasundhara Raje government in Rajasthan, the opposition Congress wrested three Assembly seats of Weir, Nasirabad and Surajgarh from the ruling BJP which could retain only the Kota seat. State Congress President Sachin Pilot said on Tuesday that the credit for the phenomenal success of the Congress party must be given to the party workers. Sep 16, 2014