Need to focus on tri-colors of Indian flag for development and economic growth: Modi

New Delhi, June 08 (ANI): After launching "Getting India Back on Track: An Action Agenda for Reform" edited by Bibek Debroy, Ashley J Tellis and Reece Trevor, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the need is to focus on tri-colors of Indian flag for development and economic growth. Modi said that green revolution that is for environment, white revolution for milk production, saffron revolution for more energy production and blue revolution for fisheries sector is what India requires at the time. The Prime Minister also said that we need to stress upon three factors, Skill, Scale and Speed to compete with China. Jun 8, 2014

Chandrababu Naidu takes oath as Andhra Pradesh CM

Guntur, June 08 (ANI): TDP Chief N Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday took oath as the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh at a grand function Guntur district of the state. Senior leaders like LK Advani, Murali Manohar Joshi, Venkaiah Naidu, Arun Jaitley, Prakash Javadekar, Chief Ministers of Goa, Rajasthan and Gujarat and film stars attended the swearing-in ceremony. Governor ESL Narasimhan administered oath to Naidu as the first chief minister of Andhra Pradesh after its bifurcation. Some Cabinet Ministers also sworn-in at the event. Jun 8, 2014

Ghulam Nabi Azad appointed leader of Congress in RS

New Delhi, June 08 (ANI): Congress leader Janardan Dwivedi on Sunday confirmed that party President Sonia Gandhi had appointed Ghulam Nabi Azad as leader of opposition in Rajya Sabha. Dwivedi said that Anand Sharma is appointed as deputy leader of the party. Congress has 67 members in the 245-member House, thereby meeting the requirement of having ten per cent of the total strength of the House to get the post of leader of the opposition. Jun 8, 2014

Kosovo voters hoping political stability brings change

Kosovo voted Sunday in snap polls seen as a key test for the country's EU ambitions and for Prime Minister Hashim Thaci, an ex-guerilla chief who has dominated politics since independence six years ago. Duration: 00:59 Jun 8, 2014

India and China hold first major talks since Modi win

China's foreign minister begins a two-day visit to India for the first high-level talks between the world's two most populous nations since Prime Minister Narendra Modi took charge. Duration: 00:36 Jun 8, 2014

Mumbai Metro runs into technical glitch on first day

Mumbai, June 8 (ANI): The first day of Mumbai Metro did not turn out to be too smooth both for the Maharashtra Government and the citizens of the maximum city as the services ran into a technical problem. The metro train flagged off by Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan early this morning was stalled for about 30 minutes at the Jagriti Nagar station due to a technical problem. Some of the trains are now packed with passengers as it is stranded at the stations en route. The trains also halted for five to ten minutes at Saki Naka station before heading for Versova, where it reached 20-30 minutes late, thereby affecting the frequency of trains on the reverse route. The Metro service was inaugurated by Chavan from the Versova station and was accompanied by Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group (ADAG) Chairman Anil Ambani. Jun 8, 2014

India has to be cautious and tactful while dealing with China: Tibetan-in-exile

Dharamsala, June 08 (ANI): Tibetans living-in-exile in Dharamsala town of Himachal Pradesh said on Sunday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi needs to be careful during discussions with China, considering the critical border and trade issues between the two Asian giants. China's foreign minister Wang Yi arrived in New Delhi on Sunday and met his India counterpart Sushma Swaraj. Tibetan lawmaker in-exile, Karma Yeshi, said the visit is more of China's strategy to understand Modi's take on bilateral ties. Meanwhile, Tibetan Activist Lobsang Wangyal said Modi should explicitly define his stand on the issue of Tibet during his meeting with Chinese foreign minister. Jun 8, 2014

Stars attend 2014 MTV African Music Awards

Oscar-winning Kenyan actress Lupita Nyong'o wins the personality of the year award at the 2014 MTV African Music Awards (MAMA) held in South Africa's southeastern city of Durban. Duration: 00:43 Jun 8, 2014

Politicos hail Chinese foreign minister's visit as boost to bilateral ties

New Delhi, June 8 (ANI): Politicos hailed China's foreign minister Wang Yi's visit to India as a prelude to renewed political contact between the two Asian giants. Wang arrived in New Delhi on Sunday to meet his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj in a bid to bolster the bilateral ties. Congress leader, Rashid Alvi, said that the talks would find solutions to the national disputes and issues. JD (U) leader, Ali Anwar hoped that the new government's strategic foreign gesture would be positive to the benefits of India as well as neighboring countries. Jun 8, 2014

Political leaders take dig at AAP following internal rift in party

New Delhi, June 08 (ANI): Political leaders took a dig at Aam Aadmi Party on Sunday after rumours of rift within the party gained momentum as members met in New Delhi to discuss the poll debacle. BJP Vice President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that AAP always indulged in blame-game. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said whoever makes it to the top in haste comes down in the same manner. Meanwhile, JD (U) leader Ali Anwar said AAP leaders should come together to work in a democratic manner. BJD leader Jay Panda talked about party’s strategy which might need some adjustments. Jun 8, 2014

Vijay Pandit killed due to police apathy, says his brother

New Delhi, June 8 (ANI): BJP leader Vijay Pandit, who was shot dead last night by unidentified assailants, had been receiving threatening calls since the elections, his brother said today. Lokesh Pandit told ANI that despite written and verbal complaints to the police, no action was taken by them to protect his brother. He blamed the UP government and the police for failing to take action and also demanded a CBI inquiry to nab those who committed the crime. Jun 8, 2014

Invited Modi for inaugural function of Telangana, PM assured assistance: KCR

New Delhi, June 08 (ANI): After meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said that he invited for inaugural function of Telangana and that he accepted the invitation. He said that the PM assured assistance and all support to the state what he asked for. Further, Rao also talked about his meeting with President Pranab Mukherjee. KCR has sought a package and financial assistance for the new state. Jun 8, 2014

Hari & Sukhmani's electrifying 'folktronica' session for Delights

New Delhi, June 08 (ANI): Renowned folktronica duo Hari & Sukhmani enthralling the musical souls of Delhi through their mesmerizing music at capitals one of the most preferred hangout zone Fio. Sukhmani Malik, a doe eyed female, with a voice dense with character is a trained Hindustani classical vocalist from the Rampur Gharana. While Hari Singh, a producer and an audio engineer, has electronic skills tuned finely to soothe your senses. And the duo, who has taken Punjabi folk music from yester years New Delhi to New York City, plans to take it to newer heights in the years to come. Jun 8, 2014

Wife of Vijay Pandit blames SP leader for husband's murder

Dadri, June 8 (ANI): Vijay Pandit's wife and Dadri Nagar Panchayat Chairman Geeta Pandit has accused Samajwadi Party leader Narendra Singh Bhati for her husband's murder. She alleged that no action was taken even after they lodged a formal complaint with the UP police. Pandit had been receiving threatening calls since the elections. Jun 8, 2014