Women vigilantes in UP oppose Gulaab Gang based on their lives, file case

Mumbai, Feb 11 (ANI): Members of a women movement, ‘Gulabi Gang’ in Uttar Pradesh were irked with the filmmakers of upcoming Bollywood film ‘Gulaab Gang’, featuring actors Madhuri Dixit and Juhi Chawla. Leader of the ‘Gulabi Gang’ Sampat Pal said that the cast and crew of the movie never sought their permission to film their life. Meanwhile, a documentary filmmaker, Nishtha Jain, also said that the concept was taken from her film on the gang members. Feb 11, 2014

Japanese firms provide solutions for safety and environment issues in Asia

Singapore, Feb 11 (ANI): Japanese firms are working to improve the lives of people through technological innovations. NEC Corporation, the Japanese multinational IT services and products provider, recently displayed its products and services at "NEC Innovative Solutions fair 2014" in Singapore. The company has established the regional headquarters of its Asia pacific operations in Singapore. Feb 11, 2014

Urgent need to restore peoples faith in governance: Pranab Mukherjee

New Delhi, Feb 11 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday stated that there is an urgent need to restore people’s faith in governance system and the credibility of institutions in the wake of corruption in the recent times. President Mukherjee was at the inaugural ceremony of the two-day golden jubilee celebrations of CVC in New Delhi. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh who was the guest of honour at the event said upright officers who make bonafide mistakes must be protected. Meanwhile, BJP leader Sushma Swaraj, indirectly hit out at the government for criticising the CVC and the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG). Feb 11, 2014

Chidambaram releases budget manual

New Delhi, Feb 11 (ANI): Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday released budget manual in Hindi language in New Delhi. It is for the first time that Finance Ministry has released budget manual in Hindi language. The 266-page manual provides guidelines regarding the preparation of the country's annual budget as well as content of the Union budget. Feb 11, 2014

BJP, Congress part of conspiracy to benefit RIL: Ashutosh

New Delhi, Feb 11 (ANI): Echoing Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's sentiments on the gas pricing issue, Aam Aadmi Party leader Ashutosh on Tuesday alleged that both the Congress Party and the Bharatiya Janata Party are part of a conspiracy to help Reliance Industries benefit from its hike. He also questioned BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for their silence on the issue. Feb 11, 2014

BJP demands Kiran Reddy's expulsion after Congress expels 6 Seemandhra MPs

New Delhi, Feb 11 (ANI): BJP leader Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday slammed the Congress MPs for creating ruckus inside parliament. Javadekar also said that if Congress has expelled 6 of its Seemandhra MPs, it should also expel the Andhra Pradesh CM Kiran Kumar Reddy, who is sitting on dharna. Feb 11, 2014

Second day of nation-wide strike stalls banking operations

Kolkata/Mumbai/ Chennai, Feb 11 (ANI): The nation wide bank strike called by the United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU) stalled banking operations on the second day of the two- day strike. After the Indian Bank Association did not comply with the employees' demand for a 10 per cent hike in the pay Feb 11, 2014

IOC lifts ban, tri-colour will fly at Sochi Winter Olympics

New Delhi, Feb 11 (ANI): The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has withdrawn the ban imposed on Indian Olympic Association (IOA), paving the way for India’s return to the Olympic fold. Speaking on the same former Vice President, IOA, VK Malhotra on Tuesday said that he is happy that the ban has been lifted by which India has returned to the Olympic fold. Three Indians could not take part in the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics under the tri-colour due to India`s suspension by the IOC and the IOA had to draw flak from all quarters for bringing shame on the country. Feb 11, 2014

Gas Pricing: Politicos slam Kejriwals order

New Delhi, Feb 11 (ANI): Politicos slammed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s order to file an FIR against former Petroleum Minister Murli Deora, Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Veerappa Moily, Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani, and RIL. BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi took a dig at Kejriwal saying that he may lodge an FIR against Lt Governor tomorrow. Meanwhile, Congress Leader Jagdambika Pal said that he will make fun of himself if he continues lodging an FIR against anyone. Feb 11, 2014

TV channels sponsored by Ambani helpless, cannot report about his corruption: Kejriwal

New Delhi, Feb 11 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said there are a few channels that were directly sponsored by Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani, and they could not report against him. He requested the channels which did not fall under this category to stand up for the public and stop acts of increasing corruption that has resulted in the rise of gas prices. Feb 11, 2014

PDP creates chaos in Kashmir assembly over new administrative units

Jammu, Feb 11 (ANI): Opposition in Jammu and Kashmir, Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP), disrupted the assembly session on Tuesday, as legislators created uproar over government’s approach in formulation of new administrative units. The opposition said that the state government discriminated against the Peer Panjal region of Rajouri and Poonch districts by granting sub-units on political considerations and ignoring the deserving areas. The units were being set up for socio-economic development of the areas in the regionwhich will also create job opportunities in the region. PDP leader, Choudhary Zulfikar Ali threatened to intensify their protests if the government failed to pay heed to their demands. Feb 11, 2014

Moily on Kejriwals order to lodge an FIR against him

New Delhi, Feb 11 (ANI): Slamming Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s order to lodge an FIR against him, Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Veerappa Moily on Tuesday said that he sympathize with Kejriwal. Feb 11, 2014

Modi is not dying to go to US: Kirti Azad

New Delhi, Feb 11 (ANI): Commenting on US ambassador's upcoming meeting with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, BJP leader Kirti Azad on Tuesday said that Modi was not dying to go to America and that the latter was extending an olive branch to Modi looking at the changed scenario. Nancy Powell, the US ambassador to India, will be meeting Modi this week, reflecting a turn around by the US after turning its back on him over the 2002 Gujarat riots. In 2005, Modi had been denied a U.S visa under domestic laws related to human rights. Feb 11, 2014

15 die in a road accident in West Bengal

Malda, Feb 11 (ANI): 15 people were killed and one injured in a road accident in Malda after a speeding truck collided with two cars on Tuesday. According to the police, 12 men and a child were killed on the spot, and two out of the three injured people died in Malda Medical college and hospital. The victims were returning to their homes at Raiganj in after attending a wedding reception at Sahapur near Malda. Feb 11, 2014

Advani trying to compensate for opposing Modi earlier: Shahid Siddiqui

New Delhi, Feb 11 (ANI): Commenting on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani's statement about his party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, former Samajwadi Party leader Shahid Siddiqui on Tuesday said Advani was just trying to compensate for opposing Modi earlier by praising him now. Feb 11, 2014