Bollywood celebs come together for charity football match

Mumbai, July 21 (ANI): Bollywood celebrities such as Aamir Khan, Salman Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Abhishek Bachchan and many others came together for a charity football match in India's showbiz capital, Mumbai recently. The match was organized by Aamir's daughter Ira, in order to support stray animals. Everyone seemed very impressed with this move. Although Aamir's team won the match, it was a feast for both teams' fans watching their favorite stars in action for a good cause. Jul 21, 2014

Kiren Rijiju visits AIIMS trauma centre, says killing of Manipuri youth worrisome

New Delhi, July 21 (ANI): Union Minister of State for Home, Kiren Rijiju on Monday visited the AIIMS trauma centre and later described the killing of a Manipuri youth as serious and disturbing. He however said that the police have been quite swift in the case. A youth, Shaloni from northeast was beaten to death by a group of unidentified men in New Delhi, an incident which again raised concerns over the security of people of Northeast living in the national capital. Shaloni's friend, Milo, said on Monday, that five men came in a car and thrashed his friend. Jul 21, 2014

Even God can't stop rape incidents: UP Governor

Lucknow, July 21 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Governor Aziz Qureshi on Monday came up with another insensitive remark about the rapes happening in the state. Praising Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, Qureshi said that the rape incidents should not be made a political issue as it is a crime that even god can't stop. Jul 21, 2014

B-Town beauties bring the curtains down at ICW 2014

New Delhi, July 21 (ANI): Bollywood beauties Chitrangada Singh and Bipasha Basu brought the curtains down of Sri Raj Mahal Jewelers India Couture Week 2014 in true diva style. The final day of the ICW turned out to be a complete Bollywood affair with actors like Huma Qureshi and Ileana D'Cruz walking the runway for designers Rimple & Harpreet Narula & Sulakshana Monga. Dusky beauty Chitrangada opened the finale show in true Marilyn Monroe style wearing a black voluminous gown accessorizing it well with statement neckpiece by the organizers. The show was mix of pieces inlaid in gold and diamonds embellished with precious stones such as emeralds, rubies and pearls dominating the range of designs. Ending the show was Basu, who looked every bit of a bride in rusty red velvet Rohit Bal lehenga-choli matched with an elaborate polki neck piece earrings. The five huge chandeliers on stage, table tops adorned with exquisite goblets and singer Kamal Khan's live performance added to the opulence of the show giving the 6 days long fashion extravaganza a glittering ending. Jul 21, 2014

Kimye shells out $500k for baby North's body double

New Delhi, July 21 (ANI): Kim Kardashian and Kanye West has spend 500,000 dollars on body double of their baby girl North, it has been revealed. A source told a leading magazine that the star couple hired the lookalike to protect North from the paparazzi, a U.K publication reported. The source asserted that there were auditions held in LA at a specialist agency and in the end the reality star and the rapper found a child who was the spitting image of their daughter. The source further added that the duo also hired a body-double nanny, who they hope will really throw paparazzi off the scent. Jul 21, 2014

Top Assam Minister quits cabinet of Gogoi Minister Tarun Gogoi - Part - 1

Guwahati, July 21 (ANI): Underscoring the political crisis in Assam, the state's Education and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma quit the cabinet of Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday demanding his immediate ouster. 32 Congress MLAs are likely to follow him. The rebel Congress leader tendered his resignation letter to the Governor after briefing him that he has no confidence in Tarun Gogoi's leadership. Jul 21, 2014

Top Assam Minister quits cabinet of Gogoi Minister Tarun Gogoi - Part - 2

Guwahati, July 21 (ANI): Underscoring the political crisis in Assam, the state's Education and Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma quit the cabinet of Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday demanding his immediate ouster. 32 Congress MLAs are likely to follow him. The rebel Congress leader tendered his resignation letter to the Governor after briefing him that he has no confidence in Tarun Gogoi's leadership. Jul 21, 2014

Gilgit Baltistan falls victim to Taliban

Gilgit, July 21: June 22, 2013 – the brutal killing of ten foreign climbers at a base camp of Nanga Parbat by Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP)'s Junud-e-Hafsa faction is still fresh in everyone's memory. The incident in Diamer district of Gilgit-Baltistan raised an alarm over the growing Taliban control in the region. The people of Gilgit Baltistan are stunned by rising incidents of violence perpetrated by the Taliban. Earlier, armed extremists also massacred Shia bus passengers in Chilas and Kohistan to create sectarian strife in Gilgit Baltistan. Gilgit Baltistan is predominantly a Shia majority region. However, sectarianism was cultivated by Pakistan in the late 1980s as a negative force to change the demographic reality of Gilgit Baltistan. Pakistan, which has forced a colonial system in the region, is encouraging Sunnis from outside to settle here and fuel sectarian strife. Jul 21, 2014

Debate on late revelation about 'corrupt judges' only diversion tactic, have evidences on same: Katj

New Delhi, July 21 (ANI): As controversy erupted over Former Supreme Court Judge Markandey Katju alleging TN Ally forcing UPA to save corrupt judge, Katju came forward came out saying that the debate on the late revelation about the 'corrupt judges' are just diversion tactics. He said that he has evidences and documents which prove the same. Katju also said that there was political pressure that time and that those three Chief Justice surrendered to those pressures. Jul 21, 2014

Lucknow Imam upbraids Praveen Togadia for attempting to disturb communal harmony

Lucknow, July 21 (ANI): Lucknow Muslim Cleric Maulana Khalid Rasheed Firangi Mahali on Monday condemned VHP leader Praveen Togadia for his controversial statement on Muslims forgetting 2002 Gujarat riots. Mahali accused Togadia of disturbing communal harmony during the month of Ramzaan. He added that by recalling the Gujarat and Muzaffarnagar riots, Togadia has tried to rake up the old wounds of the victims. He also said that it is the duty of every government to meet the interests of the Muslims on a priority basis. Jul 21, 2014

Chowdhary Lal Singh resigns from Congress alleging 'back stabbing'

Kathua, July 21 (ANI): Former Lok Sabha member from Udhampur and senior Congress leader Chowdhary Lal Singh resigned from the party alleging 'back stabbing' from the party leadership. Singh announced his resignation at a Congress workers' meeting in Kathua town of Jammu. He said that the party had promised him ticket from Jammu, whereas it fielded Ghulam Nabi Azad from the seat. Azad, however, lost the elections to Jitender Singh of the Bharatiya Janata Party. Jul 21, 2014

Narayan Rane resigns from Maharashtra Cabinet

Mumbai, July 21 (ANI): Maharashtra Industries Minister Narayan Rane resigned from the state cabinet on Monday. He submitted his resignation to Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan. Rane, a chief ministerial aspirant, has been reportedly upset with the party for not giving him the top post. He had announced last week that he will resign from his ministerial post, but will continue to be a member of the Congress Party. Rane had joined the Congress after he quit the Shiv Sena in 2005. Jul 21, 2014

Finance Minister to finalise tax collection roadmap with excise officials

New Delhi, July 21 (ANI): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday met the top brass of the Income Tax department and Central Board of Direct Taxes and discussed all issues related to tax collection. Jaitley inaugurated the two-day annual conference of principal chief commissioners, principal director generals, chief commissioners and director generals of income tax in New Delhi. This is the 30th Annual Conference of heads of the Income Tax Department. The major focus during the two-day conference would be on the accountability of assessing officers, non-filers monitoring system, data warehousing and business intelligence, role of directorate of I and CI in changing scenario, search, seizure and surveys -study of effectiveness among others. Jul 21, 2014

Hindus mark second Shravan Monday with special prayers and offerings

Varanasi, July 21 (ANI): Carrying assortment of religious offerings, devout Hindus thronged lord Shiva temples in north India to offer special prayers, as they marked the auspicious second Monday of month long 'Shravan' festival. The devotees on Monday gathered in large numbers to offer milk, curd, ghee, honey and holy water to Lord Shiva in wee hours of morning. Long queues of people waiting with assortment of religious offerings like joss sticks, red vermilion and flowers were seen outside the temples. The saffron-clad devotees of Lord Shiva known as Kanwaria take their foot journey to the Hindu pilgrimage places of Haridwar, Gaumukh and Gangotri in Uttarakhand to fetch holy waters of Ganges River. Jul 21, 2014

Encephalitis threat looms over Assam

Guwahati, July 21 (ANI): Encephalitis syndrome threat looms large over in Assam, while experts have sounded alert due to significant rise in number of cases reported that have been tested positive. The deadly disease is gradually taking a toll in Guwahati city since the month of June and has resulted in death of four people so far. The deceased includes two adults and two children who were undergoing treatment in the Guwahati Medical College Hospital. Principal of Guwahati Medical College Hospital, Ramen Talukdar said that the patients suffering from the Japanese Encephalitis have been kept under strict observation in the hospital. Patients admitted in the hospital belong to the surrounding districts like Nalbari, Darrang and Goalpara. Around 22 districts of Assam are Encephalitis affected. Jul 21, 2014