Lack of business opportunities in Gilgit Baltistan

Gilgit Baltistan, June 3: Life in Gilgit Baltistan remains in shambles due to non-availability of basic amenities. The common man is at the receiving end due to lack of employment opportunities. The administration fails to take steps for the welfare of the people. Jun 3, 2014

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