Kanye West declares 'he's a Kardashian' in reception speech

New Delhi, May 26 (ANI): Kanye West is so thrilled to have married the mother of his child, Kim Kardashian, and be a part of her family that he reportedly yelled "f*** y'all, I'm a Kardashian" during his reception speech. Sources revealed that the rapper gave a long toast, where he talked about the love he has for his bride and her family, a web portal reported. According to a leading daily, he said, during his 18-minute speech, that it felt amazing to look around the room, as there were so many "talented people" present. The pair's wedding weekend started off in Paris, with a pre- wedding party at the Palace of Versailles and guests were then flown to Florence for the ceremony itself. May 26, 2014

MDMK chief Vaiko detained for protesting Sri Lanka president's visit

New Delhi, May 26 (ANI): MDMK general secretary Vaiko, who staged a protest against the visit of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa for Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony, has been detained by Delhi Police after MDMK workers broke police barricades. Vaiko, who held a black-flag demonstration at Jantar Mantar, had opposed the invitation extended to the Sri Lankan President and had asked the Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi as well as BJP President Rajnath Singh to reconsider the decision. Vaiko had earlier said at a time when everybody is expecting a dawn for Sri Lankan Tamils under Modi's rule, it is unavoidable to oppose Rajapaksa's entry into India. May 26, 2014

Unprecedented security in place for Modi's swearing-in ceremony in Delhi

New Delhi, May 26 (ANI): Authorities deployed over 6,000 security personnel from paramilitary commandos to police sharpshooters on Monday turning New Delhi into a virtual high security fortress ahead of the open-air oath-taking ceremony of Narendra Modi as the country's next prime minister at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. Delhi police with the help of other intelligence agencies and Rapid Action Force (RAF) soldiers kept a vigil eye as the ceremony will be attended by around 3000 guests. May 26, 2014

Nawaz Sharif should be given a chance: Sanjay Raut

New Delhi, May 26 (ANI): Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Monday said that Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi's meeting with Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif is important as Sharif should be given a chance and both the countries need to try to find peace. May 26, 2014

Politicos on Narendra Modis swearing-in ceremony

New Delhi/Mumbai, May 26 (ANI): Narendra Modi, will be sworn-in as the India's 15 Prime Minister on Monday by President Pranab Mukherjee at a grand, open air ceremony in the forecourt of the majestic Rashtrapati Bhawan. The swearing-in ceremony will be attended by nearly 4,000 guests, including top leaders from SAARC countries like Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa. May 26, 2014

Anupam Kher, Javed Akhtar to attend Modi's swearing in ceremony

New Delhi/ Mumbai, May 26 (ANI): Veteran actor Anupam Kher is all set to attend Narendra Modi's swearing in ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan today evening. Kher described Modi's oath taking day as historic and full of hope while hailing his election as Prime Minister as a victory for India and not just the BJP. He also praised the invitation extended to all SAARC nations' leaders to the oath taking ceremony, calling it a farsighted move. Meanwhile, another veteran Bollywood personality, Javed Akhtar, said that the whole nation is awaiting the announcement of Modi's cabinet. He also said that while it was a graceful move, there wasn't any need to look for a deeper meaning in Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif 's visit to India for Modi's anointment as the Prime Minister. May 26, 2014

Kashmiris remember Arif Shahid on his first death anniversary

Italy/ Geneva, May 26: It’s been over a year now, and the killers of Arif Shahid, the chief of the All Parties National Alliance (APNA), are still on the run. The 62-year-old leader was brutally shot on May 13, 2013, while returning from his office in Rawalpindi in Pakistan. Allegedly targeted by the Pakistani spy agency, the motive was to weaken the struggle for freedom in Azad Kashmir. The nationalist leader was remembered on his first martyrdom anniversary by Kashmiris in Europe and Azad Kashmir. In Italy, the leader of United Kashmir People’s National Party, Sardar Shaukat Ali Kashmiri, charged Pakistani spy agencies with the killing of Arif Shahid to kill the voice for a free Azad Kashmir. May 26, 2014

Gorakhdham express collides with goods train, no casualty reported

Gorakhpur, May 26 (ANI): At least four bogies of Gorakhdham Express got derailed at Sant Kabir Nagar and collided with a goods train on Monday. Gorakhdham Express was going from Delhi to Gorakhpur. CPRO Northern Railways Alok Singh said that many passengers were injured but there were no reports of any casualty. He said that medical teams and rescue teams are sent on the spot and further details are awaited. May 26, 2014

Nawaz Sharif, Nepal PM and Afghanistan President arrive in Delhi

New Delhi, May 26 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif landed in India's national capital to attend Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony scheduled to be held on Monday evening. Modi will take oath as the new prime minister of India in the presence of all SAARC nations. Sharif is accompanied by a 14 member delegation and is guarded by around 8-10 Pakistan elite commandos considering the high-level threat he faces. Before leaving from Lahore, Sharif said that he was "carrying a message of peace to India." Meanwhile, Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Koirala and Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai also arrived in Delhi to attend Modi's swearing in ceremony. May 26, 2014

MDMK holds protest against Rajapaksa's presence at Modi's swearing in

New Delhi, May 26 (ANI): MDMK, an alliance partner of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), is holding protest in Delhi against the presence of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa at the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi. Modi is set to take oath as the new Prime Minister of the country today. May 26, 2014

Congress on Narendra Modi's swearing in ceremony

New Delhi, May 26 (ANI): Speaking on Narendra Modi's swearing in ceremony, Congress leader Meem Afzal on Monday said that people are waiting to know if there will be any Muslim face in the cabinet that will represent the Muslim community. May 26, 2014

Congress pays homage to departed leaders on first anniversary of Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh

Chhattisgarh, May 26 (ANI): Congress paid homage to its departed leaders on the first anniversary of the Maoist attack that killed a convoy of the party's men in the red corridor of Darbha Valley in the Sukma district of Chhattisgarh. On May 25, the first anniversary of the brutal attack, Congress leaders paid homage by organizing a special prayer session. Scores of rebels had trapped the convoy in a forest in the Bastar region of Chhattisgarh, on May 25 in 2013 when the Congress politicians were returning from a rally. May 26, 2014

Modi's olive branch to Pakistan builds hope of bilateral trade ties

Amritsar, May 26 (ANI): Cross Border traders in Punjab hailed PM-designate Narendra Modi's olive branch to the nuclear-armed rival Pakistan in a bid to root out his anti-Muslim image ahead of his swearing- in ceremony scheduled on Monday. The traders of Pakistan and India have welcomed the gesture hoping for fruitful ties between the nations which could lead to a boost in bilateral trade. Modi had invited Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to attend his swearing-in ceremony which the Pakistani counterpart has accepted. A truck driver from Pakistan, Irshad, hailed Modi's gesture saying that the friendship would ensure better trade relations between both the nations. Another truck driver, Ibrar, also heaped praises on Modi saying that he would bring prosperity to both the nations. May 26, 2014

Sri Lankan President and Mauritius PM arrive in New Delhi for Modi's oath ceremony

New Delhi, May 26 (ANI): Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa on Monday arrived in India's capital New Delhi to attend Modi's swearing-in ceremony to be held in the evening. Rajapaksa arrived with a delegation comprising of Minister of External Affairs G.L. Peiris, Minster of Livestock and Rural Community Development, Arumugam Thondaman, Mayoress of Jaffna Yogeshwari Pathkunarajah, Monitoring Member of Parliament Sajin de Vass Gunawardena and Secretary to the President Lalith Weeratunga. There are reports that Rajapaksa will hold bilateral talks with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi after participating at the latter's swearing in ceremony. May 26, 2014