BJP congratulates PM Modi for BRICS and other issues during Parliamentary meet

New Delhi, July 22 (ANI): After the BJP Parliamentary meet on Tuesday, BJP Vice President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that the party congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for BRICS and other issues. He said that Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu gave a report on the discussion in the Parliament which also included TRAI Act, Israel Offensive, among others. Jul 22, 2014

Wife defends husband accused of child_s sexual assault in Bangalore

Bangalore, July 22 (ANI): Wife of accused in sexual assault case of a six-year-old girl in Bangalore has defended her husband. Public anger erupted after two staff members raped a girl on the school premises. Skating instructor of the public school, Mustafa, was arrested on Sunday by the city police. However, Mustafa_s wife, Ayesha Siddiqua, said watching malicious content on laptop does not guarantee that he has done something wrong. Meanwhile, victim_s father, Kiran Reddy, met state education minister Kimmane Ratnakar, who assured him of safer environment in schools. The crime took place on July 02 in a school campus during class hours, which led to city-wide protests. Jul 22, 2014

Assam Students Union protest infiltration of Bangladeshis in state

Guwahati, July 22 (ANI): Various activist groups, including tribal organisations and All Assam Students Union (AASU) staged a protest in Assam against the state government for its inability to stop Bangladeshis infiltrate into the state. The proposal sent by Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi___s cabinet to the central government to accommodate Bangladeshis on humanity grounds has not been welcomed by the people of the state. Last week, the state cabinet passed a proposal to grant Indian citizenship to refugees who fled Bangladesh to avoid religious persecution and entered the country after 1971. However, on earlier occasions, Assam government has fought ruling BJP___s ideology to consider Hindu Bangladeshis as refugees coming to India under hard conditions. Jul 22, 2014

Green Brigade plants over one lakh trees in Ludhiana for greener city

Ludhiana, July 22 (ANI): People in Punjab planted 1.25 lakh trees in an attempt to provide green lungs to Ludhiana city and also to achieve a new world record. According to a report by World Health Organisation (WHO), Ludhiana was among the top ten polluted cities in the world. In a bid to make Ludhiana a green city, a non-governmental organisation, ___Sambhav___, a youth leadership training organisation, urged people to plant trees. One of the participants, Davinder Singh Pal, claimed to have broken the world record. The event also witnessed participation of Indian Institute of Architects, Ludhiana Chapter (IIA-LC) along with city___s Mayor. Organisers gave free saplings, tools and assistance in order to evoke more public involvement. Jul 22, 2014

Ganajagoran Mancha recalls horrors of liberation 1971 struggle through cartoon show

Dhaka, July 22 (ANI): The people_s resurgence platform of Bangladesh, Ganajagoran Mancha, organized a cartoon show on Monday to protest against the country_s Islamist party, Jamaat-e-Islami and war criminals accused of genocide during the 1971 liberation struggle. The organizers of the show also demanded death penalty for all the war criminals. One of the organizers of the cartoon show, Al-Noman, slammed Jamaat-e-Islami for supporting the war criminals. The 1971 war, in which an estimated three million people died in nine months, is a festering wound not only for those personally affected, but also for many young Bangladeshis. Jul 22, 2014

Indian Muslims prepare traditional vermicelli ahead of Eid festival

Khuldabad, July 22 (ANI): Traditional vermicelli makers worked extra hours in Maharashtra to meet demands of Muslims as Eid-al- Fitr is nearing, which marks the end of holy month of Ramadan. Muslims in India prepare special delicacies made of Vermicelli to serve guests on Eid. In old city of Khuldabad, women workers indulged in making traditional handmade vermicelli. A worker, Kaisaruddin, said Vermicelli making is one of the oldest and traditional works of Khuldabad, which is mainly practiced by women. Sweet vermicelli is a traditional Muslim dish which is eaten during the month of Ramadan. Ramadan is the ninth of 12 months in the Islamic calendar. Ramadan lasts for 29 or 30 days and culminates in the Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations, tens of millions across the Muslim world make every effort to be more spiritual. Jul 22, 2014

Don't want to be with the losing side, says Rane after quitting Maharashtra government

Mumbai, July 21 (ANI): Congress leader and Maharashtra Industries Minister Narayan Rane, who resigned from the state cabinet on Monday, said that he did not see a good future for the Congress in the upcoming elections and that he does not want to be with the losing side. Rane launched a direct attack on Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan and alleged that his faulty style of functioning had led to party's defeat in Lok Sabha polls. Rane further said that the lack of governance in the state has made people angry as was evident by the Lok Sabha poll results. The former Shiv Sainik – he had joined the Congress in 2005 - claimed that the CM had failed to serve the people of the state, while stressing that no attempt is being made to curb corruption in the state and that people are not getting justice. Jul 21, 2014

Pakistan delegation arrives in Gujarat to study riverfront project

Ahmedabad, July 21 (ANI): A Pakistani delegation arrived on Monday in Gujarat to study Sabarmati Riverfront Development Project to replicate it along River Ravi in Lahore. The four-member delegation visited the riverfront park in Ahmedabad and inquired about technical details of the project that was initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he was the chief minister of Gujarat. Commissioner of Lahore Development Authority (LDA), Rashid Mahmood Langrial, said they wanted to study technical parameters, how the project addressed environmental aspects and urban renewal issues. Jul 21, 2014

India beat England at Lord's after 28 Years

New Delhi, July 21 (ANI): India clinched their first Test win at the historic Lord's after 28 years after Ishant Sharma took seven wickets for 74 runs in a dramatic post-lunch session at Lord's on Monday. India, thus, took a 1-0 lead in the five-Test series as the first Test at Nottingham ended in a draw. The third Test starts in Southampton on July 27. Skipper MS Dhoni said that the victory was because of team work. It took 28 long years for India to win a Test match at the 'Home of Cricket' after 'Kapil Dev's team achieved the feat back in June 1986 winning by five wickets. Scores: England 319 and 223 (J. Root 66; I. Sharma 7-74) v India 295 and 342 (M. Vijay 95, R. Jadeja 68, B. Kumar 52; B. Stokes 3-51, L. Plunkett 3-65) Jul 21, 2014

Visually impaired students beaten mercilessly by teachers

Kakinada, July 21 (ANI): Three visually impaired students were beaten up mercilessly by their school correspondent for being "ïndisciplined" in Kakinada district of Andhra Pradesh. The bizarre incident took place on Friday and came to light only on Monday when some unidentified persons brought up the video clippings. Angry parents of the children and social activists staged protests in front of the Greenfields School for the Blind over the same. A case has been registered and investigation is on. Jul 21, 2014

Bollywood celebs come together for charity football match

Mumbai, July 21 (ANI): Bollywood celebrities such as Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Abhishek Bachchan and many others came together for a charity football match in India's showbiz capital, Mumbai recently. The match was organized by Aamir's daughter Ira, in order to support stray animals. Everyone seemed very impressed with this move. Although Aamir's team won the match, it was a feast for both teams' fans watching their favorite stars in action for a good cause. Jul 21, 2014

Kiren Rijiju visits AIIMS trauma centre, says killing of Manipuri youth worrisome

New Delhi, July 21 (ANI): Union Minister of State for Home, Kiren Rijiju on Monday visited the AIIMS trauma centre and later described the killing of a Manipuri youth as serious and disturbing. He however said that the police have been quite swift in the case. A youth, Shaloni from northeast was beaten to death by a group of unidentified men in New Delhi, an incident which again raised concerns over the security of people of Northeast living in the national capital. Shaloni's friend, Milo, said on Monday, that five men came in a car and thrashed his friend. Jul 21, 2014

Even God can't stop rape incidents: UP Governor

Lucknow, July 21 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Governor Aziz Qureshi on Monday came up with another insensitive remark about the rapes happening in the state. Praising Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, Qureshi said that the rape incidents should not be made a political issue as it is a crime that even god can't stop. Jul 21, 2014

B-Town beauties bring the curtains down at ICW 2014

New Delhi, July 21 (ANI): Bollywood beauties Chitrangada Singh and Bipasha Basu brought the curtains down of Sri Raj Mahal Jewelers India Couture Week 2014 in true diva style. The final day of the ICW turned out to be a complete Bollywood affair with actors like Huma Qureshi and Ileana D'Cruz walking the runway for designers Rimple & Harpreet Narula & Sulakshana Monga. Dusky beauty Chitrangada opened the finale show in true Marilyn Monroe style wearing a black voluminous gown accessorizing it well with statement neckpiece by the organizers. The show was mix of pieces inlaid in gold and diamonds embellished with precious stones such as emeralds, rubies and pearls dominating the range of designs. Ending the show was Basu, who looked every bit of a bride in rusty red velvet Rohit Bal lehenga-choli matched with an elaborate polki neck piece earrings. The five huge chandeliers on stage, table tops adorned with exquisite goblets and singer Kamal Khan's live performance added to the opulence of the show giving the 6 days long fashion extravaganza a glittering ending. Jul 21, 2014

Kimye shells out $500k for baby North's body double

New Delhi, July 21 (ANI): Kim Kardashian and Kanye West has spend 500,000 dollars on body double of their baby girl North, it has been revealed. A source told a leading magazine that the star couple hired the lookalike to protect North from the paparazzi, a U.K publication reported. The source asserted that there were auditions held in LA at a specialist agency and in the end the reality star and the rapper found a child who was the spitting image of their daughter. The source further added that the duo also hired a body-double nanny, who they hope will really throw paparazzi off the scent. Jul 21, 2014