Piyush Goyal presents report card of power ministry in 100 days of govt, says inherited unfavourable

New Delhi, Sep 07 (ANI): Power Minister Piyush Goyal on Sunday presented the report card of the ministry in 100 days of the NDA government and said that they had inherited unfavourable situation from the previous government. Goyal said that the previous UPA government had left the situation in worse condition and that the ministry had to struggle a lot in getting back on track. Further, he also talked about achievements of NDA government in 3 months of time and assured proper supply of electricity to every state. Sep 7, 2014

No invitation received by LG, will decide in interest of people unlike AAP: Satish Upadhyay

New Delhi, Sep 07 (ANI): Delhi BJP President Satish Upadhyay on Sunday said that the BJP is yet to receive any invitation from the Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung on government formation in the national capital. Upadhyay said that the party is ready for polls and that any decision taken will be fully democratic and in the interest of people. He also said that his meeting with Home Minister Rajnath Singh had nothing to do with the issue. Upadhyay also slammed the Aam Aadmi Party and said that they are using unconstitutional language which is not acceptable to the people of Delhi. Sep 7, 2014

Priyanka Chopra hopes for success of her film on boxer Mary Kom

Mumbai, Sep 07 (ANI): Bollywood diva Priyanka Chopra had her fingers crossed over commercial success of her latest film, which is a biopic based on the life of Indian boxer, Mary Kom. "Mary Kom" released in cinemas across India on Friday (September 05). The movie was premiered in Toronto. Priyanka has had roles in some big budget franchises such as "Krrish" and "Don" and has also won plaudits for playing role like an autistic woman in the film "Barfi". But it is her portrayal of Olympic medalist and five-time World Amateur Boxing champion Mary Kom, which has proved to be the biggest task as an actor so far. Chopra said playing the role of a living, breathing person of nearly her own age has been the greatest challenge of her acting career so far and she learnt the lesson of never give up during the course of shooting of Mary Kom. Sep 7, 2014

Following of Sharad Pawar in Maharashtra maximum among all parties: NCP

New Delhi, Sep 07 (ANI): NCP leader Majid Memon on Sunday said that NCP Chief Sharad Pawar has the maximum following as a political leader in Maharashtra, even more than Shiv Sena and BJP. Memon added that their ally Congress should also set aside its ego and accept the fact that NCP is stronger as a political party in Maharashtra. He also said that NCP has started campaigning for the upcoming Maharashtra polls actively. Sep 7, 2014

Reactions flow as Muralidhar Rao assures to solve Ayodhya Temple issue on priority

New Delhi, Sep 07 (ANI): BJP's General Secretary Muralidhar Rao listing out Government's immediate priority said that along with the economic problems of the country, sorting out the issue of Ayodhya Temple is on their agenda. BJP leader Bizay Sonkar Shastri defending Rao's statement said that BJP had spoken about Ayodhya temple in the previous Lok Sabha elections and that a temple should be built there but only with the agreement of the people. Manish Tewari said that by making such comments they are just trying to spread communalism in the country. NCP leader Majid Memon said that price inflation and power shortage should be in their priority list. Congress leader. Sep 7, 2014

Piyush Goyal presents report card of power ministry in 100 days of govt, says inherited unfavourable

New Delhi, Sep 07 (ANI): Power Minister Piyush Goyal on Sunday presented the report card of the ministry in 100 days of the NDA government and said that they had inherited unfavourable situation from the previous government. Goyal said that the previous UPA government had left the situation in worse condition and that the ministry had to struggle a lot in getting back on track. Further, he also talked about achievements of NDA government in 3 months of time and assured proper supply of electricity to every state. Sep 7, 2014

Respect Parliament, just opposed parliamentarians who misguide: Vaidik on his remark

Nagpur, Sep 07 (ANI): Senior Journalist Ved Pratap Vaidik on Sunday said that he didn’t mean to disrespect the Parliament when he said that he would "spit on all 545 MPs" if they want him declared as "traitor and anti-national". Vaidik said that he respect the Parliament but had opposed only those parliamentarians who misguide the house. He further said that a Parliament which takes wrong decisions under the influence of wrong people should be rejected by the people. Vaidik also said that he would talk to Prime Minister and President about the same and ask if he had no right to condemn those who blot his image in public. Sep 7, 2014

Worsening Flood situation in J&K halt Shri Shakti Express, block national highway

Udhampur, Sep 07 (ANI): Floods, triggered by heavy downpour, in Jammu and Kashmir continued to wreak havoc on Sunday and lead to suspension of trains and blocking national highway due to mudslide. Pilgrims to sacred holy cave of Vaishno Devi were stranded as Katra region-bound Shri Shakti Express train was stuck for hours at Ramnagar railway station in Udhampur district. A passenger, Vinod Bansal said authorities were not providing any information on the movement of the train. Another passenger, Bagish Goyal said the authorities suddenly announced termination of the train without providing any alternative. Nearly 100 people have been killed due to floods in Kashmir as rivers in the region flowed above the danger mark due to incessant rains. Jammu city's main river, Tawi, which splits the city in two, is flowing well above the danger mark. Sep 7, 2014

PM Modi congratulates Sania Mirza for winning US Open Mixed Doubles title

New Delhi, Sep 07 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated tennis ace Sania Mirza for winning the US Open Mixed Doubles title. "Congratulations to Sania Mirza for the victory in the US Open Mixed Doubles Finals. We are very proud of the achievement," said PM Modi. He also congratulated Japanese tennis player Kei Nishikori for making it to the US Open Finals. "Good news from US Open continued with Kei Nishikori's exemplary win! My best wishes to this young sportsman for the final," PM Modi added. Yesterday, President Pranab Mukherjee had also congratulated Sania Mirza for her win. Sania and her Brazilian teammate Bruno Soares lifted the Mixed Doubles trophy of the US Open on Friday night. The duo defeated the American-Mexican side of Abigail Spears and Santiago Gonzalez, 6-1, 2-6, 11-9. Sep 7, 2014

Assam Nagaland border calm after centre intervenes

Assam, Sept 06 (ANI): There have been no fresh incidents of violence and curfew has been relaxed in Golaghat district. Security continues to remain tight in the border area, with round the clock patrolling and army flag march. Meanwhile, the Chief Ministers of Assam and Nagaland have agreed to resolve the long pending border issues by setting up a joint mechanism, following a meeting with Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju in Guwahati. Both the state governments have assured that they will be working together to resolve the issue and restore peace in the disputed border area. The two sides have agreed to meet frequently and work jointly to defuse the tension and build confidence among the people living along the border. Enquiry committees have been constituted to look into the incident and 15 people have been apprehended in Nagaland. Meanwhile, the Union Minister has appealed the agitators not to resort to economic blockade that causes inconvenience to the people. Sep 6, 2014

Abbott meets Modi, India and Australia seal nuclear deal

New Delhi, Sep 06 (ANI): Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Friday met his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in New Delhi and returned two antique statues ahead of delegation-level talks. In an apparent bid to remove an irritant between the two nations, Abbott handed over to Modi a statue of Lord Shiva, worth $5 million in the international market, that was illegally trafficked and a stone statue that had been displayed in an Australian gallery. Abbott also promised that Australia would never act as receiver of stolen goods. Later, Abbott sealed a civil nuclear deal to sell uranium to India in New Delhi, offering to ramp up supplies of energy to help the emerging Asian giant overcome chronic shortages. After holding formal talks with PM Modi, Abbott's government signed the deal to sell uranium for peaceful power generation. Sep 6, 2014

Central govt deploys additional forces in strife-torn Manipur

Imphal, Sep 06 (ANI): NDA government deployed additional forces in strife torn northeastern Manipur state in wake of the road blockade called by a Naga group. Home Ministry rushed additional forces to assist the local administration and a top official to take stock of the rising tension. The additional paramilitary forces were sent to Manipur to be deployed along the national and state highways to ensure law and order in the state. Earlier, Rajnath Singh had reviewed the situation with Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh and discussed preventive measures to ameliorate hardship of the people of Manipur. Special secretary of internal security, Prakash Mishra hold talks with the State government apart from making a direct assessment of the situation prevailing in the state. Sep 6, 2014

BJP and Congress take jibe at AAP as party is to meet President over Delhi govt

New Delhi, Sep 06 (ANI): BJP and Congress took jibe at Aam Aadmi Party's apparent meet with President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday. A delegation of AAP will meet Mukherjee to request him to not allow Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung to invite BJP to form government in the national capital. Delhi's BJP President Satish Upadhyay said that AAP is using unconstitutional language are restless since the reports of LG seeking permission from the President had surfaced. Meanwhile, Congress leader Shakeel Ahmed said that this is hue and cry of both the parties who are related to each other in one way or the other. Reportedly, BJP is likely to be invited to form a government in Delhi with Jung sending a report to the President seeking permission to call the single largest party to form the government though it is well short of majority in the assembly. Sep 6, 2014

Ragging, College, Student, Suicide, Polytechnic, Police, Principle, Kanpur

Kanpur, Sep 06 (ANI): A 20-year-old mechanical engineering student at Government Polytechnic College in Kanpur committed suicide in his hostel room after allegedly being ragged and beaten up by his seniors. The student was found hanging from a ceiling fan in his hostel room by his roommate. The deceased student's brother, Pradeep Vishwakarma said that this certainly is a case of ragging and blamed the college authorities for the same. Meanwhile, a co-student said that the deceased was beaten by the senior and that he didn't attend the class for two days in their fear. The police and forensic team have started investigation into the case. An FIR has been filed against two senior students- Karan and Vijay- as well as other unidentified students after a complaint was filed by the brother of the deceased. Principal FR Khan has set up a committee of 7 teachers to probe the incident. Sep 6, 2014

Obama unveils ISIS strategy, but challenges remain

Critics of Barack Obama have berated him in recent weeks for lacking a strategy to tackle ISIS. Now an outline for an international coalition has been announced at the NATO summit in Wales, but challenges remain. Duration:02:32 Sep 6, 2014