Kareena Kapoor Khan bring the curtains down at LFW 2014

Mumbai, August 25 (ANI): With utmost poise and grace, Bollywood's top actress Kareena Kapoor brought the curtains down on the Lakme Fashion Week 2014, as she cat walked the runway for the ace fashion designer Manish Malhotra in India's showbiz capital Mumbai. Manish Malhotra showcased the absolute's bridal trousseau at the Lakme Fashion Week Grand Finale for which he joined forces with the make-up maestro, Cory Walia. Bollywood diva Kareena Kapoor dazzled the ramp donning a gorgeous metallic purple long Lehenga with shades of grey and a complete diamond and silver studded open jacket which was teamed with a net veil dupatta. Speaking on the occasion Kapoor praised Malhotra saying he is a blessing for not just the fashion industry but for the film industry as well. Malhotra's bridal range which was a blend of gowns, skirts, sarees and lehenga cholis with diamond studded sequences and embroidery work, at the grand finale of Lakme Fashion Week. Malhotra emphasised on the colour grey to make it popular this winter. This was his fourth finale at the LFW. Many Bollywood celebrities were spotted at the event including Bollywood actress Kajol, Juhi Chawla, Huma Qureshi and Sridevi along with Bollywood Producer Boney Kapoor and Bollywood Director Karan Johar. The fourth day of the LFW Ind Aug 25, 2014

Results of bypolls are clear indication that Bihar won't accept divisive politics: Nitish Kumar

Patna, Aug 25 (ANI): Former Bihar Chief Minister and JD (U) leader Nitish Kumar on Monday expressed his satisfaction at the bypoll results and thank all the voters. The Janata Dal-United, Rashtriya Janata Dal and Congress Party combine has won six out of 10 seats in Bihar that went to polls last week. The BJP has won four seats. Kumar said that the results of bypolls are a clear indication that people of Bihar won't accept divisive politics. Aug 25, 2014

Karnataka: Congress wins two seats, BJP one in Assembly by polls

Bangalore, Aug 25 (ANI): The Congress won two of the three seats in Karnataka assembly by elections for which counting was held on Monday. Byelections were held to Bellary Rural, Shikaripur in Shimoga and Chikkodi-Sadalga in Belgaum districts on August 21. The Congress wrested Bellary Rural from the BJP, retained Chikkodi-Sadalga, while former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa once again established his hold over Shikaripur with his son B Y Raghavendra winning it. Meanwhile, expressing his happiness over the victory Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah, said that the Congress winning in majority of the bypolls across the country shows that Narendra Modi's victory was a temporary one. Aug 25, 2014

Indian Army ready to thwart infiltration bid by Pakistan, security beefed up along Indo-Pak border

Poonch, Aug 25 (ANI): Senior Army officers expressed confidence that the soldiers posted in forward areas along the India Pakistan border in Kashmir are well trained to foil any attempts by Pakistan to pump in infiltrators across the Line of Control. Kashmir has witnessed almost uninterrupted ceasefire violation by Pakistan since August 15. Brigade Commander, Sanjay Thakaran, posted in border district of Poonch said on Monday that the soldiers are aware of Pakistan's attempt to keep the tension on Line of Control high, but all such attempts will be thwarted. Another officer, Colonel Amit Bisht, also spoke on the same lines and assured that every bid to infiltrate will be thwarted. Aug 25, 2014

SC refuses to entertain 'premature' petitions against judicial appointment Bill

New Delhi, Aug 25 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain petitions challenging the 121st constitutional amendment by which collegium system for appointment of judges in higher judiciary was scrapped and a new mechanism under National Judicial Appointment Commission (NJAC) was proposed to be put in place. The Court said that the bill is yet to receive Presidential assent and become a law of the land. Aug 25, 2014

Congress' Preneet Kaur wins Patiala by poll

Patiala, Aug 25 (ANI): Congress leader and former union minister Preneet Kaur on Monday won the Patiala Assembly seat. She defeated Bhagwan Dass Juneja, her rival from SAD, by over 23,000 votes. The seat fell vacant after former chief minister Amarinder Singh, husband of Kaur, got elected to Lok Sabha from Amritsar. Patiala seat was retained by Congress. Aug 25, 2014

Doctor says Lalu came for routine checkup, no specific health problem

Mumbai, Aug 25 (ANI): Dr Vijay D'Silva of Asian Heart Hospital said on Monday that RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav was admitted to the hospital for routine checkup. Silva said that there was no specific health problem for the treatment of which he was admitted. The doctor added that the test reports, which are yet to come, will give the exact idea of his health status. Aug 25, 2014

Jammu Rally: Amit Shah hits back at Omar Abdullah

Jammu, Aug 25 (ANI): BJP President Amit Shah on Monday targeted Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah during a rally in Kathua district of Jammu. Launching a scathing attack on Omar government, Shah said that if there is shelling from Pakistan, NDA government will give a fitting reply. He also stated that the National Conference government had no right to stay in power in the state. Aug 25, 2014

Bihar By Elections: JD (U), RJD and Congress combine win 6 out of 10 seats

Bihar, Aug 25 (ANI): The Janata Dal-United-Rashtriya Janata Dal and Congress Party combine has won six out of 10 seats in Bihar that went to polls last week. The BJP has won four. From a Mumbai hospital, Lalu Yadav tweeted, "I thank the people of Bihar for making the Grand alliance win. Voters across the country have rectified the mistakes made in Lok Sabha elections." The tri-party combine are now likely to ramp up political sentiment against the BJP and its allies in the state, claiming that the latter has limited appeal in the state, and may not be in a position to form the next state government in 2015. Aug 25, 2014

Britain Deputy PM Nick Clegg meets PM Narendra Modi and Jaitley on his 3-days India visit

New Delhi, Aug 25 (ANI): Britain's Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi on Monday. He also met Finance and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley following the same. Clegg is on a three days visit with an aim to bolster trade and strategic ties with India. His visit is intended to yield any immediate deals between the two governments, but is rather seen as the dawn of a long-term British strategy to focus relations with India on economic exchanges. Earlier, Clegg visited holy Sikh temple Bangla Sahib in the national capital. After offering prayers at the temple and taking a tour of the museum inside the temple premises, Clegg hailed the members of the Sikh community for their welcoming attitude to people of other faiths. Aug 25, 2014

BJP slams Omar for asking Centre to hold 'talks' to end Pak firing

New Delhi, Aug 25 (ANI): The BJP on Monday slammed Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah for his remark that the Centre should reconsider its decision of cancelling talks with Pakistan in order to end the border hostilities. Talking to mediapersons in New Delhi, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that Pakistan will have to pay for humiliating and bleeding Indian soldiers. India had called off Foreign Secretary level talks with Pakistan after Islamabad's envoy to New Delhi Abdul Basit went ahead with meetings with separatist leaders from Kashmir even after he was asked by the Centre to desist from it. Aug 25, 2014

Omar Abdullah assures steps to rehabilitate victims of ceasefire violations

Srinagar, Aug 25 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah, on Monday (August 25), maintained that all steps are being taken to rehabilitate the victims of the ceasefire violations along the India-Pakistan border. His statement comes after a regional party, Jammu and Kashmir National Panther's Party (JKNPP) blamed the state and central government for turning a blind eye to those affected in the conflict torn region. Addressing a session of the Jammu and Kashmir state assembly, Abdullah said that the allegations politically motivated. Aug 25, 2014

Counting underway in Bihar for By-Polls

Chhapra, Aug 25 (ANI): Counting is underway in Bihar for the ten assembly seats that had gone to by-polls last week. The trends are showing a close contest with the BJP and RJD leading in five seats. BJP candidate Rampreet Paswan and Niranjan Ram is leading in the Rajnagar and Kaimur seat respectively. While RJD candidate Ajay Kumar has taken the lead in Samastipur seat. The RJD is ahead in Chhapra with party leader Randhir Singh leading. The outcome of the by-polls, the first major political event after the general elections, is significant as it will show the mood of the people before next year's assembly polls. Aug 25, 2014

Fire in Connaught Place building, fire tenders rushed to spot

New Delhi, Aug 25 (ANI): A fire broke out on the first floor of Rama Building in Delhi's Connaught Place area on Monday. About 10-15 fire tenders reached the spot to douse the fire. The official said the cause of the fire is still not known and no casualties have been reported so far. Rescue work is underway. Aug 25, 2014

AAP protests outside Health Minister's residence against AIIMS CVO removal

New Delhi, Aug 25 (ANI): Aam Admi Party workers on Monday protested outside Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan's residence against AIIMS CVO removal. The protesters demanded that the Health Minister should justify his act of removing the CVO Sanjiv Chaturvedi from his post. They also demanded a transparency in the work of the leaders. Aug 25, 2014