Parliament takes slew of measures to ensure smooth arrival of new lawmakers

New Delhi, May 15 (ANI): The Secretary General of the Lower House P Sreedharan on Thursday said that the Parliament has taken a slew of measures to ensure smooth arrival of newly elected lawmakers in New Delhi. Sreedharan said the government has set up six guide posts at airport and three railway stations in the capital to receive the newly-elected members and facilitate their journey to the parliament or the place of their stay. He added that the posts would be operational from May 16. He also said the chief electoral officers and returning officers in the district have also been informed of details to guide the lawmakers. May 15, 2014

ScarJo sues French novelist for 50K Euros for 'personal slur'

New Delhi, May 15 (ANI): Scarlett Johansson has sued a French novelist for 50,000 euros in damages for his work of fiction that makes fraudulent claims about her personal life. The fictional work titled 'La Premiere Chose qu'On Regarde' (The First Thing We Look At) is written by Gregoire Delacourt, a leading daily reported.The book tells the story of a French model who looks so similar to the American actor that the book's lead male character thinks it is Johansson herself and has a series of adventures as Johansson until she is eventually found out and, in the end, dies in a car crash.Johansson's lawyer said that Delacourt's novel constituted a violation and fraudulent and illegal exploitation of her name, her reputation and her image and that it contains defamatory claims about her private life. May 15, 2014

Badalta Manzar (May 15, 2014): An independent news report on Jammu and Kashmir

The Jammu and Kashmir Government is committed to promoting sports and sporting activities among the youth of the state. Several initiatives have been taken to strengthen sports infrastructure in the region, so that talented youth have all the facilities required to hone their skills to compete with the best at the national and international level. Many major sports events and competitive tournaments have also been organized to provide them with greater exposure. In an effort to encourage young soccer players, the J&K Football Association (JKFA) recently held the Indoor Futsal Championship 2014 at the Sher-i-Kashmir Indoor Stadium, Srinagar. People of Rajouri and and Poonch have been demanding rail connectivity for years. The local leaders had promised them that the railway project would be taken up soon, but it hasn’t started yet. The govt. middle school Gohan in district Baramulla excels in education, but has a poor play ground, and as a result the students are not able to take part in different sporting activities. Also, the school does not have a proper fence, which compromises the privacy of the students. May 15, 2014

Congress veteran ND Tiwari marries Ujjwala Sharma

Lucknow, May 15 (ANI): Congress veteran leader ND Tiwari on Thursday got married to Ujjwala Sharma, his biological son Rohit Shekhar's mother in Lucknow. The couple expressed their happiness after tying the knot. Tiwari said that he is extremely happy and congratulated everyone on the occasion. Meanwhile, Tiwari's wife Ujjwala Sharma said that she is completely satisfied now that their relation has achieved a social acceptance. May 15, 2014

Congress ready to support third front against 'communal powers'

New Delhi, May 15 (ANI): As the result of 2014 general elections are to come out, Congress leaders Rashid Alvi and Satyavrat Chaturvedi said that the party will support the 'secular Third Front' to do away with the communal forces from coming to power. May 15, 2014

ND Tiwari marries Ujjwala Sharma, Politicos react

New Delhi/ Dehradun, May 15 (ANI): Politicos react on Congress leader ND Tiwari's wedding with his biological son Rohit Shekhar's mother Ujjwala Sharma on Thursday. Uttarakhand's CM Harish Rawat expressed happiness over the good news. BJP leader Jagdambika Pal said that Tiwari should have married the lady much earlier. May 15, 2014

Speculations on CBI's autonomy during NDA govt surfaces as polls result approach

New Delhi, May 15 (ANI): As the results of 2014 general elections are to be out on Friday, speculations on CBI's autonomy during the NDA government surfaced. BJP leader Capt Abhimanyu said that the party wants to make sure that there is no corruption in the country and that the CBI will be free agency. Congress leader Meem Afzal and Rashid Alvi said that CBI was totally free during the UPA government and that future government will tell how CBI will work. JD (U) leader Ali Anwar said that there will be no difference and that CBI will remain a 'caged parrot'. May 15, 2014

BJP grapples with positions for party senior leaders, Politicos react- Part 1

New Delhi/ Noida/Lucknow/ Mumbai/ Nagpur, May 15 (ANI): Political leaders react as BJP grapples with positions for the party’s senior leaders. Congress leader Rashid Alvi and JD (U) leader Ali Anwar said that the BJP should have waited for some more time. Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agrawal said that this should be clear to the people how these people are who have started fighting even before the results are out. Meanwhile, AAP leader Ashutosh said that any senior leader should take retirement after a certain period of time. BJP leader Siddharth Nath Singh and Shiv Sena Leader Sanjay Raut said that the normal course of actions ar taking place and there is no scuffle in the party. RSS leader Virag Pachpor said that the BJp decides on their leaders on their own and RSS has no hand in the same. May 15, 2014

BJP grapples with positions for party senior leaders, Politicos react- Part 2

New Delhi/ Noida/Lucknow/ Mumbai/ Nagpur, May 15 (ANI): Political leaders react as BJP grapples with positions for the party’s senior leaders. Congress leader Rashid Alvi and JD (U) leader Ali Anwar said that the BJP should have waited for some more time. Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agrawal said that this should be clear to the people how these people are who have started fighting even before the results are out. Meanwhile, AAP leader Ashutosh said that any senior leader should take retirement after a certain period of time. BJP leader Siddharth Nath Singh and Shiv Sena Leader Sanjay Raut said that the normal course of actions ar taking place and there is no scuffle in the party. RSS leader Virag Pachpor said that the BJp decides on their leaders on their own and RSS has no hand in the same. May 15, 2014

Sanjay Raut calls Rahul a foreigner, Congress lashes back

New Delhi/ Mumbai, May 15 (ANI): Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Friday called Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi a foreigner and said that he comes to India just for entertainment. Reacting on the same, Congress leader Rajeev Shukla said that Shiv Sena just says anything that comes in their head and their only purpose if to abuse Gandhi. Shukla also asked Raut to describe what the word 'foreigner' means to them when they are using it for someone like Rahul Gandhi. May 15, 2014

Dhak- Dhak girl's fan celebrates her B'day!

Jamshedpur, May 17 (ANI): A unique fan of Bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit Nene celebrated diva's birthday with much pomp and show in India's Jamshedpur city in eastern province of Jharkhand. Pappu Sardar, who has been celebrating the actress' birthday for more than a decade now, cut a cake on her behalf and wished for a prosperous life as he held a small function. Dixit, who is accounted among the most accomplished actors in the Indian film industry, turned 47 today. Madhuri has charmed her fans with her most enchanting smile and amazing dancing moves. Pappu Sardar, who owns a food stall, organised a lavish party at midnight which began with a prayer session and ended with dance and jubilation on the streets. Pappu had the whole colony decorated with lights, ribbons and balloons, put many photographs of Dixit on display and prayed for her success. Many other people also joined him in the celebrations. The fans danced together to the tunes of some of the famous songs of Madhuri. The actress made her acting debut in 1984 and was a rage in the 90s by delivering one super hit after the another. Some of her mega blockbusters include 'Saajan', 'Hum Aapke Hain Kaun', 'Dil Toh Pagal Hai' and 'Devdas'. May 15, 2014

B'town celebs at launch of Mikey McCleary's new album

Mumbai, May 15 (ANI): Bollywood celebrities such as Ranveer Singh, Kalki Koechlin, Amrita Puri and many others were spotted at the launch of Mikey McCleary's The Bartender's new album Classic Bollywood in the showbiz hub, Mumbai recently. Everyone seemed very excited for this new album. No doubt in that!!! May 15, 2014

Modi's brother exudes confidence a day before poll results

Ahmedabad, May 15 (ANI): Prahlad Modi, the younger brother of BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Thursday seemed confident of his win a day before the declaration of poll results of the mammoth elections in the world's largest democracy. With just one day to go, exit polls have already predicted that the BJP is likely to win and get back to power after a span of 10 years during which the ruling Congress party ruled. May 15, 2014

EC bans victory processions in UP, Congress welcomes

New Delhi/ Lucknow, May 15 (ANI): Election Commission on Thursday banned victory processions after the announcement of poll results in UP. Chief Electoral Officer of the state, Umesh Sinha said that the poll panel also tightened security across the state in order to prevent any violence on Friday. High alert has been sounded in 20 districts, including those in the western parts of the State that have been identified as "sensitive" following intelligence reports of threat to law and order. Welcoming the move, Congress leader Meem Afzal said that it is good that the panel has taken cognizance of the violence that took place earlier in the state. May 15, 2014