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

Tibet protest against China visit nothing new, meeting will bring positive results: Expert

New Delhi, June 08 (ANI): Talking about the protest by Tibetans against the visit of Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi's visit to India, JNU Professor in Chinese Studies Srikanth Kondapalli said that the protest is nothing new and is very normal. He said that the visit will bring positive results and can improve bilateral relations. Kondapalli also said that keeping in view India's earlier view on Tibet being part of China, the two nations will not discuss the topic in the meeting. Further, he said that the nations can talk about international problems and investment Jun 8, 2014

Police arrest 4 people in BJP leader murder case, impose Sec 144 in Dadri

Dadri, June 8 (ANI): Four people have been arrested by Noida Police on Sunday in connection to the murder of BJP leader Vijay Pandit, who was shot dead by unidentified bikers on Saturday night in Greater Noida. Major clashes broke out in the area following the murder due to which section 144 has been imposed in Greater Noida. 2 units of the Rapid Action Force have been deployed. 16 vehicles have been torched reportedly by angry mobs near the Dadri Kotwal. The victim's brother has demanded a CBI enquiry into the incident. Jun 8, 2014

Preparations in full swing for oath ceremony of Chandrababu Naidu as Andhra CM

Guntur, June 8 (ANI): Preparations are on at a stadium in Guntur district where TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu, will be sworn-in as the first chief minister of new Andhra Pradesh, formed after separation of Telangana. Lakhs of people are expected to attend the oath-taking ceremony, which will be held at a ground near Nagarjuna University in Guntur city. Nearly 10,000 police personnel will be deployed under the supervision of Director General of Police (DGP) J.V. Ramood and Inspector General of Police, Guntur Range, Sunil Kumar. Many senior leaders like LK Advani. Murali Manohar Joshi, Venkaiah Naidu, Arun Jaitley, Prakash Javadekar along with Chief Ministers of Goa, Rajasthan and Gujarat will attend the swearing-in ceremony. TDP in alliance with the BJP achieved a clean sweep in the state by crushing the Congress party's existence to form the state government. The TDP won 103 of the 175 seats. Jun 8, 2014

Politicos expressed concern over Oriya labourers stranded in Oman

New Delhi, June 08 (ANI): Political leaders on Sunday expressed concern over Oriya labourers who had got stranded in Oman. BJD leader Jay Panda said that its saddening that something like this has to be faced by the people and that the party will take up the issue to the PMO. Further, BJP Spokesperson Sambit Patra said that news have come in on a few migrant labourers who have been stranded in Oman and that the party will ensure that matter is resolved by consulting foreign ministry. Jun 8, 2014

India reels under intense heat wave.

Amritsar / Kanpur / Nagpur, June 8 (ANI): The intense heat wave in India continues, with the temperature touching 45 degrees Celsius and above in many cities, forcing people to stay indoors. A resident of Amritsar city in Punjab, Rahul, said that the businesses in his city are suffering as few people dare to step out of their houses before evening. Delayed by four days, the southwest monsoon has hit Kerala on June 06. The delay and the sluggish pace of the monsoons ensure that there will be no respite from the heat for the northern parts of the country for some time to come. Farmers in Kanpur city of Uttar Pradesh offered prayers to rain god and sun god to bring rains to the region soon. Jun 8, 2014

Foreign minister Sushma Swaraj holds bilateral talks with Chinese counterpart Wang Yi

New Delhi, June 8 (ANI): External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday met her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi. The Chinese foreign minister is in India to establish political contacts with the new Indian government in order to boost the bilateral ties between the two countries. Wang Yi, who arrived in Delhi as a Special Envoy of President Xi Jingping, is also expected to call on President Pranab Mukherjee and meet the new National Security Advisor Ajit Doval. He will also meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his two-day visit. Jun 8, 2014

Tibetans protest in New Delhi against Chinese foreign minister's visit

New Delhi, June 8 (ANI): Tibetans took to streets to protest against the visit of China's Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, who arrived in New Delhi on Sunday to meet his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj in a bid to boost bilateral ties. Protesters shouted anti-China slogan, blocked roads and burned Chinese national flag, demanding the Indian government to raise the issue of Tibetans with its neighbour. At least 131 Tibetans have died since 2009 by setting themselves on fire in protest at Chinese rule, mostly in Tibetan areas outside what China calls the Tibet Autonomous Region. A protester, Tenzin Wangcho, said they are hopeful of new Modi government. Jun 8, 2014

Politicos condemn killing of BJP leader in Greater Noida

New Delhi, June 8 (ANI): Politicos across the party line condemned the killing of BJP leader Vijay Pandit in Greater Noida. Pandit, was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Greater Noida. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Angry BJP workers gathered at the accident site and set vehicles on fire, causing heavy traffic jams. Jun 8, 2014

Devotees throng banks of Ganga to celebrate Ganga Dussehra

Varanasi/ Allahabad/ Haridwar, June 08 (ANI): Thousands of devotees converged at banks of holy river Ganges to offer prayers to mark Hindu festival, ‘Ganga Dussehra’, which commemorates birth of the river on earth. Devout Hindus in Varanasi took a holy dip in River Ganges and prayed for their ancestors. Priests performed traditional Hindu rituals and chanted hymns on the banks of the river. Women and girls offered prayers for the well being of their families. Devotees assembled on banks from the crack of the dawn to take a holy dip and sought the blessings of the Hindu goddess Ganga to get rid of their sins. A local priest, Mahant Brijmohan Das, said this festival brings peace and prosperity to everyone and cleanses souls. Jun 8, 2014

Unidentified assailants gun down BJP leader in Greater Noida

Noida, June 8 (ANI): BJP leader, Vijay Pandit, was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Greater Noida. Pandit was rushed to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Angry BJP workers gathered at the accident site and set vehicles on fire, causing heavy traffic jams. Jun 8, 2014

Prithivraj Chavan flags off Mumbai Metro

Mumbai, June 8 (ANI): Maharashtra CM Prithivraj Chavan on Sunday inaugurated the much-awaited Mumbai Metro that promises to cater to lakhs of commuters per day on the 11-km Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar route. Reliance Industries head Anil Ambani and his wife Tina Ambani were amongst the early riders. Mumbai Metro One Pvt Ltd (MMOPL) is a joint venture between Reliance Infrastructure, French firm Veolia Transport and the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA). While Anil Ambani-owned Reliance Infra, which is the execution agency, owns a 69 per cent stake in the project, the state-run MMRDA and Veolia hold 26 per cent and 5 per cent stake respectively. Jun 8, 2014