Jayalalithaa meets PM Narendra Modi in New Delhi

New Delhi, June 3 (ANI): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Tuesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the national capital. Jayalalithaa said that she discussed with Modi the problems Tamil Nadu was facing, to which Modi said that he would do the needful. She was, however, non-committal when asked if her party would support Modi's government in Parliament. Jun 3, 2014

Traditional indigenous musical instrument Pena being revived in Manipur

Manipur, June 3 (ANI): The Pena or Tingteila is a bowed lute. It is the oldest instrument known to the Meiteis. It is used in folk music as well as an accompaniment to Manipuri dances. At one time, this instrument was played in royal courts and was considered part of the "high culture" of the region. Jun 3, 2014

BSE closes points 173.74 up on June 3

New Delhi, June 03 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 173.74 points up to stand at 24,858.59. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 53.35 points up to stand at 7,415.85. Suzlon Energy and Havells India were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 8.70% and 8.11% along with Indiabulls Real Estate Ltd. and Tata Steel with an increase of 7.80% and 6.74% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include Mphasis and Wockhardt with a decrease of 3.85% and 3.37% along with Dr Reddys Lab and Shriram City University with a decrease of 3.07% and 2.80% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 45.56 points at 14,746.42 while the banking sector is down 37.58 points at 17,472.86 and the realty sector is up 60.43 points at 1,981.79. The Indian currency is down 0.30% at Rs 59.33 per dollar. Jun 3, 2014

Olivia Munn is a 'day drinker'

New Delhi, June 03 (ANI): Olivia Munn declared that she loves "day drinking" at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic recently. According to a leading Daily, the 33-year-old star said that she thinks everybody should pick up the habit, especially New Yorkers since they hardly drive. She added that's it’s good that she lives in Los Angeles as she would had just been walking drunk through the streets, had she been in New York. But 'The Newsroom' star quickly changed the subject when questioned about Green Bay Packers footballer Aaron Rodgers, whom she is rumored to be dating. Jun 3, 2014

Japanese firms use friendly methods to win hearts of its customers abroad

Thailand, June 3 (ANI): Japanese women's volleyball team, Hisamitsu Springs of Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical Corporation, participated at Asian Women's Club Volleyball Championship at Nakhonpathom in Thailand. The team competed against Thailand's Nakhonratchasima team. Started 34-years-ago, the tournament invited 10 national teams from Asia. The best team will be selected to the World Club Championship of international volleyball federation. Jun 3, 2014

Prithviraj Chavan expresses grief over Gopinath Munde's death

Mumbai, June 3 (ANI): Maharashtra Chief Minister, Prithviraj Chavan has expressed shock over the demise of Union Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde saying the late BJP leader had created a space for himself in the socio-political field through hard work and years of struggle. Jun 3, 2014

Accused driver granted bail in Gopinath Mundes death

New Delhi, June 3 (ANI): A Delhi court on Tuesday granted bail to the accused driver Guruvinder in Gopinath Munde death case. Guruvinder’s car early this morning hit the vehicle in which Munde was travelling. The court granted bail to Guruvinder on a surety and a personal bond of Rs 30,000 each. Jun 3, 2014

Dolly Parton wants challenging film roles

New Delhi, June 03 (ANI): Dolly Parton, who is tired of being offered acting roles where she only plays heightened versions of herself, wants to shed her skin for a challenging film role. Dolly said that she would someday love to find a really great role in a movie, where she won't have the nails, wear high heels, the make-up, a leading daily reported. The American singer said that she wanted something really good where she could really show that she could be a good actress. According to her, she could do some really serious acting with a great director. Jun 3, 2014

M Karunanidhi celebrates his 91st birthday with DMK leaders

Chennai, June 03 (ANI): Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam Chief M Karunanidhi celebrated his 91st birthday on Tuesday in Chennai city of Tamil Nadu. Cadres of the regional party held a grand bash at his residence, where thousands of supporters gathered to be a part of his birthday celebrations, by decorating it with his posters. DMK General Secretary Anbazhagan along with party cadres honoured the party chief with a shawl. Indian actress Khushboo was ecstatic on the occasion and wished a long life for the party chief. The party chief, however, had not been greeted by his elder son and expelled member of the party, MK Alagiri, so far. Jun 3, 2014

Cross border travel flourishes between India and Pak to foster relations

Poonch, June 03 (ANI): Cross-border travel flourished between India and Pakistan after officials of both the nations met after 14 months at the line of control in Jammu and Kashmir. Officials said the number of crossings from Kashmir’s Chakan-da-Bagh transit route had increased and also attributed the rise to meeting of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif with his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi. Custodian Cross-Line of Control, Trade and Travel, Chakan-Da-Bagh, Poonch district, Mohammed Bashir, welcomed the step and said meeting of diplomats from both nations enhanced both trade and travel. Nostalgia ruled hearts of passengers who were excited to travel to Pakistan to meet their long separated relatives. Jun 3, 2014

Politicos pay tribute to Gopinath Munde

New Delhi, June 03 (ANI): Political leaders from various political parties paid tribute to late BJP leader Gopinath Munde on Tuesday. Among those who paid tribute to Munde were Rajnath Singh, Murli Manohar Joshi, Vijay Goel, Harish Rawat, Hamid Ansari, Rahul Gandhi, LK Advani, Vasundhra Raje, Arun Jaitley, Ram Vilas Paswan and his son Chirag Paswan. Munde tragically passed away on Tuesday morning after meeting with an accident in Delhi's Prithviraj-Tughlak Road at around 6:30 am. Munde was rushed to the Safdarjung Hospital and was later shifted to the AIIMS trauma centre where he was declared dead. Jun 3, 2014