Manish Malhotra's 'Potraits' captures moments of beauty on Day 5 of ICW

New Delhi, July 20 (ANI): Ace fashion designer Manish Malhotra showcased his exquisite collection named 'Portraits' on day 5 of the ongoing India Couture Week in New Delhi. Malhotra's vintage embroidery collection was a blend of contemporary silhouettes with lot of gold and mirror work on his signature lehengas and floor-length anarkalis. Young stars Alia Bhatt and Aditya Roy Kapur sashayed down the runway in opulent costumes designed by Manish. Speaking on the occasion both Alia and Aditya expressed their happiness to be Manish's showstoppers. Giving an edge was malhotra's three-ramp vintage set-up with a chandelier and stylish tea light holders along with music that touched everybody's souls. Over all Manish's take on portraits and mirror was indeed successful in gathering applause from one and all making it an evening to remember. Jul 20, 2014

Congress- NC was alliance between dynasties, split not surprising: BJP

New Delhi, July 20 (ANI): After Congress and National Conference in Jammu and Kashmir split up before state Assembly polls and decided to contest elections independently, BJP leader Siddharth Nath Singh said that the alliance was between dynasties. He said that the split was not surprising and the moment they realized the boat of the other family is drowning, they parted their ways. Jul 20, 2014

PDP on Congress- NC split before JandK Assembly polls

New Delhi, July 20 (ANI): Talking about the split between the Congress and the National Conference in Jammu and Kashmir before the state Assembly polls, PDP Leader Dr Sameer Kaul said that it was their wish to part ways and that it is their internal matter. He said that contesting elections together or independently would not affect their credibility in the state. Jul 20, 2014

Protesters clash with security forces in Kashmir over teenager's killing

Kulgam, July 20 (ANI): Clashes erupted between protesters and armed forces as large numbers of Kashmiri youths took to street against the alleged killing of a teenager by security forces during anti Israel protest. Kashmiris had assembled in large numbers to protest the killing of 15-year-old Suhail Ahmad Mir. Youths pelted stones on forces deployed in the area. Forces responded with baton charge and tear gas shells in which three youths were wounded. Jul 20, 2014

CBI postpones exhumation of bodies of Badaun gangrape victims

Budaun, July 20 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation has postponed the exhumation of the bodies of two sisters who were gangraped and murdered in the Badaun district of Uttar Pradesh. The graves of the two victims have been submerged 11 feet down in Ganga River and the CBI had to postpone it once again after failing to exhume the bodies on Saturday. The rising level of Ganga is playing a major hindrance in the agency's efforts to dig out the bodies. The CBI had decided to conduct fresh autopsies on the bodies after the post mortem report inconclusively suggested rape. The agency has reportedly taken the consent of the authorities to exhume the bodies. Jul 20, 2014

Aam Aadmi Sena protests outside Kejriwal's residence

New Delhi, July 20 (ANI): The Aam Aadmi Sena on Sunday held a protest outside the residence of Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal. The protesters alleged that the Aam Aadmi Party was unable to run the government so now they are playing divisive politics. The Congress party had also attacked the Aam Aadmi Party on Saturday for practicing low level politics and condemned the AAP for putting up posters in Jamia Nagar. The AAP, however, had blamed the Bharatiya Janata Party for a conspiracy against AAP workers and for misusing the police force to attack their workers. Jul 20, 2014

Pakistan should honour ceasefire agreement: D Raja

New Delhi, July 20 (ANI): Condemning the ceasefire violation by Pakistan on Sunday, CPI leader D Raja said that the Pakistan should honour the ceasefire agreement between the two nations. In yet another attempt to invade the Indian Territory, Pakistan troops targeted Pital and two other posts of the Border Security Force (BSF) in RS Pura sector of Jammu. Jul 20, 2014

Women Congress leaders protest against Lucknow gang rape case

jul Lucknow, July 20 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh police has detained three people, including a key accused who was working as a security guard working at the SGPGI, for the horrific rape and murder of the 32 year-old woman in Mohanlalganj area of the state. The women Congress leaders on Sunday staged a protest in Lucknow demanding death penalty for the accused. Jul 20, 2014

No threat to coalition Govt in JandK, but Cong and NC will contest upcoming Assembly polls separatel

Jammu, July 20 (ANI): National Conference leader Devender Singh Rana on Sunday said that there is no threat to present coalition government in JandK, but Congress and NC will contest upcoming Assembly polls separately. Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad announced the end of years of alliance with National Conference in Jammu and Kashmir ahead of the upcoming Assembly polls in the state. AICC general secretary Ambika Soni also confirmed the decision and said that Congress will contest on the 87 state Assembly seats alone. Jul 20, 2014

Congress slams BJP and PM Modi over ceasefire violation by Pakistan

Jammu, July 20 (ANI): Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Sunday said that ceasefire violation by Pakistan is happening quite frequently and it is unfortunate. Azad then slammed the new Narendra Modi-led BJP government for making false promises in terms of relief to the people of Jammu and Kashmir from frequent firings on border. Jul 20, 2014

2 killed, 4 injured in Aurangabad police firing

Gaya, July 20 (ANI): Two villagers, including a woman, were killed and four others injured after police fired to control a protesting mob in Aurangabad district of Bihar. A violent mob torched an area and police station to protest the alleged harassment and ill-treatment meted out to women by security personnel during anti-Maoist operation. Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police, Chiranjeev Prasad, met the injured and urged them not to attack police personnel. Jul 20, 2014

BJP slams Mulayam for saying UP has lowest number of rape cases

New Delhi, July 20 (ANI): The BJP on Sunday slammed SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav for saying that Uttar Pradesh has the lowest number of rape cases in the country despite a population of 21 crore. The SP government in Uttar Pradesh is under attack over a string of rape incidents. Jul 20, 2014

Congress and NC splits before state polls, to contest independently Part - 1

Jammu, July 20 (ANI): Congress and the National Conference split up before Jammu and Kashmir Assembly polls and are confident to contest independently. Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Ambika Soni and Saifuddin Soz, while talking to mediapersons confirmed the same and said that when there is no benefit coming out of an alliance it better be scrapped. Soni said that the candidates are not finalized till yet and that the candidates probably will be among women or youth in the party or even independent candidates. Jul 20, 2014

Congress & NC splits before state polls, to contest independently Part - 2

Jammu, July 20 (ANI): Congress and the National Conference split up before Jammu and Kashmir Assembly polls and are confident to contest independently. Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad, Ambika Soni and Saifuddin Soz, while talking to mediapersons confirmed the same and said that when there is no benefit coming out of an alliance it better be scrapped. Soni said that the candidates are not finalized till yet and that the candidates probably will be among women or youth in the party or even independent candidates. Jul 20, 2014

PM Modi to chalk out developmental plan for Varanasi

New Delhi, July 20 (ANI): India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi met a delegation from his parliamentary constituency of Varanasi to chalk out and implement developmental plan for the region. Varanasi Mayor, Ram Gopal Mohale, said they discussed implementation of budgetary provisions for the welfare of the people. Legislator from Varanasi, Kedar Nath Singh, said their main demands were upgradation of the city's hospital, cleaning of scared River Ganges and matters related to weavers. Jul 20, 2014