Manipur, Nov 10 (ANI): Yumnam Sanathoi Devi is one among the few Wushu players in the country. A resident of Yairipok Top Chingtha village in Thoubal district of Manipur, she won a bronze medal at the recently concluded Incheon Asian Games. Her next targets are to win gold medals at 2015 World Wushu Championship and Rio 2016 Olympics. Sanathoi took up Wushu, a traditional Chinese martial arts in 2003 under the guidance of Maibam Surbala Devi and later under Moirangthem Ibomcha Meitei. She later availed training by the Sports Authority of India. Hailing from a poor family, Sanathoi had to struggle a lot to reach at this stage. Pursuing her graduation, Sanathoi also helps out her family in making clothes in looms during her leisure time. The success of young sportspersons like Sanathoi Devi is an inspiration for the youth in the region.Nov 10, 2014
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New Delhi, Nov 09 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi while speaking at 6th World Ayurveda Congress and Arogya Expo, advocated use of Ayurveda and said that there is larger need of awareness in Ayurveda. He said that it is not meant to be limited only to doctors but should be a part of life like for our ancestors. Modi said that Ayurveda needs to come up in the international magazines and should be exposed on a larger scale for its betterment. He also said that unless people related to the field do not appreciate it, others can never take Ayurveda seriously. He also said that like the art of yoga has spread its wings internationally, Ayurveda too can go a long way; the need is that the people in India first start accepting it.Nov 9, 2014
Panaji/ Allahabad/ Patna, Nov 09 (ANI): Supporters of newly elected ministers in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government celebrated their induction with crackers and sweets on Sunday. Modi hosted a high tea at his residence ahead of the swearing-in ceremony which was attended by notable party members. Later in the day, new ministers were sworn-in during the ceremony. Speaking to media persons in Panaji city of Goa on Sunday, a supporter of Parrikar, Milind Fernandis, expressed happiness. Meanwhile, in Allahabad city of Uttar Pradesh also, people celebrated the swearing-in of their leader, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, as a minister of state in Modi's government. Supporters of Giriraj Singh in his hometown Patna city of Bihar also rejoiced his induction as minister of state.Nov 9, 2014
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
Mumbai, Nov 09 (ANI): Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackaray on Sunday said that the party will sit in opposition in Maharashtra if BJP takes support from NCP. He said that the Shiv Sena also wants stable government in Maharashtra but it doesn't mean that the party will support the party which takes support of people who spoke of saffron terrorism. Amid speculations that Sena will call off ties with BJP, Thackeray said that Shiv Sena is there to serve the people but not with people who wants to destroy Maharashtra. He also said that it is up to the BJP to make clear its stand on whether to take NCP's support in the state or not in the next 2-3 days. Further, Thackaray also said that Suresh Prabhu's decision to leave Shiv Sena and join BJP was unfortunate. He also announced that Sena leader Eknath Shinde will be the leader of opposition in the Maharashtra assembly, which convenes tomorrow.Nov 9, 2014
New Delhi, Nov 09 (ANI): BJP on Sunday condemned the arrest of RSS cadres during their annual founder's day procession in Chennai, adding that the action by the Tamil Nadu government and state police was 'uncalled for'. BJP general secretary Ram Madhav said that actions by Tamil Nadu police and government is highly reprehensible and in total violation of the orders of the court. Earlier, RSS had approached the Madras High Court, seeking a direction to permit its annual founder's day procession in seven cities across Tamil Nadu after authorities had denied the same. The High Court then directed the police on Friday to grant permission to the RSS to take out a procession and hold a public meeting on their founder's day on November 9.Nov 9, 2014
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Vadodara, Nov 09 (ANI): National song Vande Mataram got a new version in Gujarati language and was made available online by a motley group comprising a lecturer, senate member, alumni and an artist associated with a university in Gujarat. The group linked to Maharaja Sayajirao University (MSU) in Vadodara uploaded the new version on YouTube for free download. The translator of the song, Chirayu Pandit, who is also a lecturer in the engineering department of MSU, said till now there have been at least 19 translations of the national song.Nov 9, 2014
New Delhi/ Aurangabad/ Nagpur/ Mumbai, Nov 09 (ANI): Political reactions flowed after Shiv Sena boycotted the swearing in ceremony of new Cabinet ministers in Prime Minister Narendra Modi government. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that this was an internal matter of NDA. BJP leaders Sudhir Mungantiwar and Eknath Khadse said that BJP has asked Shiv Sena to join hands with BJP and work together with the Central government. Meanwhile, Shiv Sena leader Vinayak Raut said that the party will hold its board meeting and decide the future course.Nov 9, 2014
Uri, Nov 09 (ANI): A 22 year girl and a soldier were killed in Uri sector of Kashmir as Pakistan rangers and Indian army exchanged fire in a fresh ceasefire violation.
Village head Syed Mir Hussain said that the girl has been identified as Gulshan Bano, who died in the hospital after sustaining serious injury in the firing. India has, for years, accused Pakistan of backing separatist Muslim rebels in India's part of Kashmir. Pakistan denies arming the militants saying it only gives them diplomatic support in the face of human rights abuses by Indian forces.Nov 9, 2014
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