Famed stand-up comedian takes up Modi's 'Clean India' mission

Kanpur, Nov 23 (ANI): Famed stand-up comedian, Raju Srivastav, who was nominated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for 'Clean India' campaign, on Sunday took up the challenge clearing garbage off a dirty street in Kanpur. Srivastav thanked Modi for nominating him and making him part of the campaign. Srivastav said he nominated people from all the parties because he wanted everyone to get involved. Nov 23, 2014

All party meet for upcoming winter session of Parliament ends, leaders put forward varied issues par

New Delhi, Nov 23 (ANI): All party meet to discuss agenda for Parliament's Winter Session which will begin from Monday ended and different political parties put forward varied issues to be taken during the session. Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said that BJP and Shiv Sena has same views and outlook on the Kashmir issue. JD (U) General Secretary KC Tyagi also discussed various issues which the party is looking forward to discuss at the winter session. Congress’ Mallikarjun Kharge said that party wants that bills that are still pending need to be kept on the table again including women reservation bill. Meanwhile, Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu said that government is more than willing to work on the suggestions of the opposition parties. Showing confidence on smooth functioning of the Parliament session, Naidu said that all parties should cooperate including Mamata Banerjee’s TMC. He also said that TMC govt should also understand that central government has no role in the functioning of CBI in Burdwan blast case or any case whatsoever. Nov 23, 2014

West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi given additional charge of Bihar

New Delhi, Nov 23 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday appointed West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi to discharge the functions of Governor of Bihar in addition to his own duties. "The President of India has been pleased to appoint Shri Keshari Nath Tripathi, Governor of West Bengal, to discharge the functions of the Governor of Bihar, in addition to his own duties, until regular arrangements for the office of the Governor of Bihar is made," said a press communique issued by the President's Secretariat. Bihar Governor Dr DY Patil completes his tenure on November 26. Nov 23, 2014

Huge cache of arms and ammunition recovered in J and K

Baramulla, Nov 23 (ANI): Army personnel on Sunday recovered huge cache of arms and ammunition from a militant hideout in forest area in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir. According to Major MK Chaitanya, the security personnel had been receiving inputs for the past two and a half months about the movement of militants in woods in the district. On Sunday, after receiving a specific input, with the assistance of Special Operations Group (SOG), an elite anti-insurgency force of Jammu and Kashmir Police, the weapons were seized. The operation lasted two and a half hours. Chaitanya further added the matter is yet to be investigated. Nov 23, 2014

Catholics in New Delhi carry out procession to mark feast of 'Christ the King'

New Delhi, Nov 23 (ANI): Catholics from across New Delhi and the neighbouring areas took out a peaceful procession on Sunday to celebrate the feast of 'Christ the King'. The celebration which marks the end of the liturgical year is an annual event and this year it concentrated on burning issues of the country. Father Stanley Kozhichira, former Media Director of Archdiocese of Delhi, said this year the Archdiocese of Delhi is emphasising on issues like violence against women and racism against people of northeastern states. The procession saw hundreds of devotees taking part in it while small children showered flowers and everyone sang devotional songs. Sunday was also an eventful day for Indian Catholics as an Indian priest and a nun were canonized by the Pope. Nov 23, 2014

Tehran hardliners protest nuclear deal

Tensions over a possible nuclear deal between Iran and world powers were on display Sunday outside an atomic facility in Tehran where a rare protest saw hardliners criticise government negotiators. Duration: 01:04 Nov 23, 2014

Grandmother badly injured saving one-year-old in eastern Ukraine

A distraught grandfather describes how his wife was badly injured by shrapnel but 'miraculously' managed to protect their one-year-old granddaughter when multiple rockets hit a residential area in eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk. Duration: 01:04 Nov 23, 2014

Tunisia votes in landmark presidential election

Tunisians were voting Sunday in their first presidential election since the 2011 revolution that sparked the Arab Spring, in a ballot set to round off an often fraught transition to democracy. Duration: 01:14 Nov 23, 2014

Shaina NC says she is confused if Mayawati is 'he or she', women activists condemn

New Delhi, Nov 23 (ANI): Women rights activists on Sunday condemned BJP spokesperson Shaina NC who took a jibe at former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati by saying that she is confused whether the BSP chief is 'he' or 'she'. She said this while participating in Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO) event at Jaipur. AIPWA Secretary Kavita Krishnan said that this is anti-women statement by a spokesperson of ruling party. She also said that such statement implies that a woman who does not wear saree or have short hair is somewhat not womanly enough. She also said that the BJP should take cognizance of this and should confront her. National Federation of Indian Women General Secretary Annie Raja said that this is not correct and highly condemnable and very insulting on the part of a ruling party's representative. Nov 23, 2014

Blenders Pride Fashion Tour 2014 comes to Gurgaon

Gurgaon, Nov 23 (ANI): Blenders Pride Fashion Tour 2014 which started on 15th November from Hyderabad had come to Gurgaon for its second stop. The evening saw the presence of Bollywood Actor Boman Irani along with actress Esha Gupta. The 55 year old actor was brought in as a style blender for the evening. Ace fashion designers Rocky S and Neeta Lulla showcased their exquisite collection on Day 1 of Blenders Pride Fashion Tour 2014. And Bollywood beauty Esha Gupta sashayed down the runway as showstopper in a beautiful golden dress by Neeta Lulla. The next pit stop of the fashionable tour will be Mumbai and Bengaluru and the tour will end in Kolkata on 13th December, 2014. Nov 23, 2014

Ferguson on edge ahead of grand jury decision

Tensions were high on Saturday in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, with a US grand jury poised to decide whether to prosecute a white police officer for killing an unarmed black teenager. Duration: 00:54 Nov 23, 2014

Two Catholics from Kerala declared saints in Vatican

Thrissur, Nov 23 (ANI): Masses came out on streets of Kerala on Sunday after a Carmelite priest, Chavara Elias Kuriakose, and a Carmelite nun, Euphrasia Eluvathingal, from the state were declared as saints in Saint Peter's Square in Vatican City by Pope Francis. The news has elated the Christian community in Kerala as it is for the first time that two Indians are declared as saints on the same day. People from far flung areas are rushing to a chapel in a small village of Ollur, the burial place of Euphrasia, near Thrissur district to have a glimpse of her. Scores of Indian priests, nuns and devotees thronged Vatican to witness the canonisation function. Post the canonisation ceremony, the centuries-old Syro Malabar Church will now have three saints, the first being Sister Alphonsa, who was made a saint in 2008. Nov 23, 2014

Security Expert eyes on Indian govt's actions on Dawood's relation with Pakistan

New Delhi, Nov 23 (ANI): Supporting Home Minister Rajnath Singh who alleged that Pakistan is providing shelter to Dawood Ibrahim and the mob boss is currently staying along the Pak-Afghan border, Security Expert Praful Bakshi said that Dawood has always tried to participate in terror activities in India. Bakshi said that Dawood aiding to underworld is an old story and that Pakistan is aiding him because he has more connections and sleeping shells. He said that Pakistan of course is giving shelter to Dawood for help and it is to be seen what the he does and what the Indian government does. Nov 23, 2014

PM to visit Nepal on 25th Nov to attend 18th SAARC Summit part - 1

New Delhi, Nov 23 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be visiting Nepal on 25th November to attend the 18th SAARC summit. MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin stated that PM Modi would lay out his vision of what he sees as regional cooperation in South Asian region during the summit. He added that India's intention would be to hold as many bilateral interactions as possible during Modi's stay in Kathmandu. He also added that India's focus would be on enhancement of connectivity and people-to-people contact. Nov 23, 2014

PM to visit Nepal on 25th Nov to attend 18th SAARC Summit part - 2

New Delhi, Nov 23 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be visiting Nepal on 25th November to attend the 18th SAARC summit. MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin stated that PM Modi would lay out his vision of what he sees as regional cooperation in South Asian region during the summit. He added that India’s intention would be to hold as many bilateral interactions as possible during Modi’s stay in Kathmandu. He also added that India’s focus would be on enhancement of connectivity and people-to-people contact. Nov 23, 2014