Govt ensured transparency in environment clearances: Javadekar

New Delhi, Sept 02 (ANI): Union environment and IandB minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday said that his ministry has ensured greater transparency by initiating online submission of applications for environment and forest clearances. Speaking on his government's initiatives in checking pollution, Javadekar added his ministry has upgraded pollution norms for the cement industry. Sep 2, 2014

Politicos give mixed reactions on Modi govt completing 100 days

New Delhi, Sep 02 (ANI): Political leaders on Tuesday gave mixed reactions on Narendra Modi's government completing 100 days of governance. Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said that 100 days is too early to judge the government but it does not seem to have fulfilling its promises. NCP leader Tariq Anwar stated that BJP government had promised a lot to the people of India but has failed to deliver even a few of them. JD (U) Chief Sharad Yadav said that 100 days of government have given an idea to the people of the country that there is no difference between UPA and NDA government. Meanwhile, BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that the government has done a lot for the people in the first 100 days of its rule. Sep 2, 2014

Ashlee Simpson gets married to Evan Ross

New Delhi, September 2 (ANI): Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross recently got married at the actor's mother, Diana Ross ' Connecticut home. The ceremony was graced by the newlywed's family and friends, including the 29-year-old singer's elder sister Jessica Simpson, who played the matron of honor, a US magazine reported. The beauty, whose 5-year-old son, Bronx Wentz from her previous marriage to rocker Pete Wentz, was also present at the wedding. Simpson and the 26-year-old 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay' star had announced their engagement in January 2014 through Twitter where Ross wrote that "the love of my life said YES", while Simpson had added "my baby love and I are ENGAGED." Sep 2, 2014

Politicos give mixed reactions on Modi govt completing 100 days

New Delhi, Sep 02 (ANI): Political leaders on Tuesday gave mixed reactions on Narendra Modi's government completing 100 days of governance. Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said that 100 days is too early to judge the government but it does not seem to have fulfilling its promises. NCP leader Tariq Anwar stated that BJP government had promised a lot to the people of India but has failed to deliver even a few of them. JD (U) Chief Sharad Yadav said that 100 days of government have given an idea to the people of the country that there is no difference between UPA and NDA government. Meanwhile, BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that the government has done a lot for the people in the first 100 days of its rule. Sep 2, 2014

Police kills two hardcore Maoists after fierce gunbattle in Jharkhand

Simdega, Sep 02 (ANI): Two hardcore Maoists were killed and three others injured in an encounter with the police in Simdega district forest of Jharkhand. Police recovered seven rifles, one revolver, one pistol, one country-made gun and cartridges from the spot. Maoists, also known as Naxals, have killed police and politicians, and targeted government buildings and railway tracks in an insurgency that has killed thousands since 1960s. Sep 2, 2014

China is stronger than Japan in field of railways: Zhou Fangyuan

New Delhi, Sept 2 (ANI): Reacting on the reports of huge investment by Japan in India, International Director, China Railway No.4, Engineering Group Zhou Fangyuan on Tuesday said that Chinese government views India as a close neighbor and it also wants to work with India. Fangyuan added that in high speed rail China has specialization and competitive advantage and therefore they can help India Sep 2, 2014

Japan's disaster preparedness and Agri-Research 'remarkable'

Tokyo, Sep 02 (ANI): Japan's experience with the Great Earthquake and the Sarin gas attack in Tokyo subway by terrorists has prompted the Tokyo Metropolitan Government to undertake a range of disaster prevention and management measures. In 2003, the Bureau of Social Welfare of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government formed the Tokyo DMAT - Disaster Medical Assistance Teams-to deal with any crisis. The DMAT teams specializes in on-site rapid response medical assistance to the disaster victims and are equipped with medical doctors with portable medical kit to provide on-the spot emergency medical treatment, before transporting victims to hospitals. Tokyo Metropolitan Hiroo Hospital has been designated for DMAT during any disaster and major accident. Sep 2, 2014

Politics over 'love jihad' continues, now community bans mobiles for girls in UP

New Delhi, Sept 2 (ANI): Love jihad as an idea is gaining more and more credence in Uttar Pradesh. A community in Uttar Pradesh has imposed a ban on the use of mobile phones by school girls in order to save them from falling prey to 'love jihad'. The diktat has been issued by an influential committee of vaishyas, called the Akhil Bharitiya Vaishya Ekta Parishad (ABVEP). While many parties including the Samajwadi Party criticized the decision, parties like Shiv Sena appealed to the government to take more measures to fight 'love jihad'. Sep 2, 2014

BJP and Congress condemn killing of RSS leader in Kerala

New Delhi, Sep 02 (ANI): Political leaders condemned the murder of RSS leader E Manoj in Kerala. The party alleged that members of Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) killed the RSS leader. RSS leader Manoj was hacked to death on Monday even as president of BJP began his two-day visit in the state to expand his party base. Both RSS and BJP alleged that the CPI (M) members were behind this assassination and called for a dawn-to-dusk state strike on Tuesday. BJP Leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the CP (M) should fight the battle in the field on politics and not through violent means. Meanwhile, Congress leader PC Chacko said clashes between CP (M) and RSS was a regular occurrence in Kerala and had already claimed many lives. Sep 2, 2014

RSS worker killed in Kerala's Kannur, state wide bandh cripples normal life

Nagpur/Kochi, Sept 02 (ANI): A local functionary of the RSS was hacked to death and another one suffered serious injuries in an attack allegedly by CP I (M) workers, near Kathirur in Kerala. The BJP and the RSS have called for a dawn-to-dusk hartal in the district on Tuesday in protest against the murder. Meanwhile, the day-long hartal disrupted normal life across the state. Initial reports said buses, taxis and autorickshaws kept off the roads and shops remained closed all over the state. Sep 2, 2014

Pak crisis: PM Nawaz Sharif to address joint session of Parliament today

Islamabad, Sept 2 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is due to address joint session of Parliament on Tuesday in which the ongoing political crisis and the violent protests will be discussed. Pakistan is preparing to launch a selective crackdown against anti-government protesters trying to bring down the government of Nawaz Sharif, the defence minister said, warning demonstrators against storming government buildings. Dashing chances of a peace deal between the government and protest leaders Imran Khan and Tahir ul-Qadri, anti-government protesters stormed the state television building in the heart of the heavily guarded capital earlier on Monday. Protesters have also tried to march on Sharif's residence. Sep 2, 2014

Mixed reactions flow as Sonia Gandhi attacks Modi govt's '100 days' over inflation

New Delhi, Sep 02 (ANI): Mixed political reactions flowed on Tuesday as Congress President Sonia Gandhi attacked Narendra Modi government's '100 days' over inflation in necessary commodities. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that Gandhi is right and the government should try to curb inflation. NCP leader Tariq Anwar also said that the agenda which BJP raised in the election campaigns should be fulfilled. SP leader Naresh Agarwal said that the Samajwadi Party had given duration of 6 months to the government, but it is not giving any promising results in the first half. Meanwhile, BJP leader Nalin Kohli said that Gandhi can make any comment but the reality is that BJP government has actually worked for the betterment of people. Sep 2, 2014

India is a country of maximum possibilities: PM Modi

Tokyo, Sept 02 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday addressed Japan External Trade Organization and Nikkei in Tokyo. Modi said that if India provides the exact environment of governance as in Japan, it will feel a sense of belongingness. He also said that India is the best place for Japanese investors who are looking for a huge market for return as it is a nation of maximum possibilities. Sep 2, 2014

India is not 'red tape' but 'red carpet': PM Modi

Tokyo, Sept 02 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday addressed Japan External Trade Organization and Nikkei in Tokyo. Modi said that usually foreigners are of mindset that India is a 'red tape', but now India has become the 'red carpet' for outsiders. He also said that India is a young nation and thus it increases its possibilities of growth in market and will provide the best platform for investment. Sep 2, 2014