Kamal Haasan to get Padma Bhushan, thanks govt

Chennai, Jan 26 (ANI): Well-known actor Kamal Haasan will be awarded the Padma Bhushan award for his contribution to Indian cinema. The Padma Bhushan is one of the highest civilian awards of the country, given for distinguished service of high order. This award is conferred upon by the President at a ceremonial function at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. The actor who had won the Padma Shri in 1990 has been in the film industry for over five decades and acted in nearly 200 films. Hassan on Sunday thanked the government for choosing him over many others. Jan 26, 2014

Maoists torch trucks in Jharkhand

Gumla /Gaya, Jan 26 (ANI): Maoists torched three trucks in Gumla district of Jharkhand for not paying the levy demanded by them, said drivers. The incident has inflicted fear among the truck drivers, who say no one comes to their rescue to solve their problems. There have been reports of setting trucks ablaze by Maoists in the past. After the attack, the Maoists left behind a list of their demands. Meanwhile, in Bihar police arrested one Maoist in Kabir village. The Maoist identified as Aayodhya Ravidas was a wanted rebel responsible for various crimes. Jan 26, 2014

Jammu and Kashmir celebrates 65th Republic Day

Jammu, Jan 26 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir celebrated India’s 65th Republic Day peacefully amid enthusiasm on Sunday. Security across the state was tightened to avoid any untoward incident. Jan 26, 2014

AAP to contest all 26 LS seats in Gujarat, says each individual would feel empowered

Ahmedabad, Jan 26 (ANI): After Congress, Arvind Kejriwal- led Aam Aadmi Party is all set to expose the development propaganda of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. Aam Aadmi Party had said that they will put up a strong candidate against chief minister in Lok Sabha polls. The party will also launch Jhaadu Yatra in Gujarat from Monday as part of its campaign for the elections. AAP Leader Ashutosh on Sunday said now each individual would feel empowered and added that they will not depend on one person to run their state. Jan 26, 2014

Maharashtra Governor unfurls tricolor

Mumbai, Jan 26 (ANI): Maharashtra Governor K Shankar Narayanan on Sunday unfurled the tricolor and took Republic Day salute in Mumbai on the occasion of Republic Day. Jan 26, 2014

Rajnath Singh on President Pranab Mukherjee's speech

New Delhi, Jan 26 (ANI): BJP president Rajnath Singh on Sunday supported President Pranab Mukherjee's remark that the people of this country should elect a party with majority for a stable government. Jan 26, 2014

West Bengal celebrates 65th Republic Day

Kolkata, Jan 26 (ANI): West Bengal celebrated India's 65th Republic Day on Sunday. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee while walking on the Indira Gandhi Sarani greeted common people. West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan unfurled the national flag. Jan 26, 2014

India, Japan open strategic dialogue on technology collaborations

New Delhi, Jan 26 (ANI): India and Japan discussed strategic and technological collaborations as Asia's two largest economies close ranks against mutual rival, China, by strengthening business and bilateral ties. Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe, along with his wife Akie Abe arrived in New Delhi on Saturday afternoon. India's Trade Minister, Anand Sharma applauded Tokyo's commitment to the Indo-Japanese relations and called for strengthening the pact, bolstering business ties between the two Asian giants. Jan 26, 2014

Kolkata holds candle light march to protest against young tribal woman's gangrape

Kolkata, Jan 26 (ANI): Kolkata held a candle light march to protest the gang rape of a young tribal woman that was carried on orders of village council in Birbhum district of West Bengal. People conducted the candle light march upto the Suri Sadar hospital where the victim is undergoing treatment and prayed for her well being. Jan 26, 2014

Four workers abducted for ransom from a road construction site in Manipur

Manipur, Jan 26 (ANI): On January 11, suspected armed cadres of KNF (N) kidnapped two drivers and two supervisors from a road construction site inside Singda dam complex in Manipur. The incident took place when they were working at a site on the top of a hill where an approach road to Singda dam is being constructed. The abductors have reportedly demanded a ransom of Rs.1 crore for their safe release. Jan 26, 2014

Uncertain times for Argentina's economy

Argentina's peso stabilized Friday after plunging 14 percent over two days, helped by the government's removal of some exchange controls and the central bank's reported resumption of intervention. Duration: 02:48 Jan 26, 2014

Massive Islamic festival begins in Bangladesh

Vast crowds of Muslims pray near the Bangladeshi capital as the second largest annual Islamic congregation after the Hajj begins under tight security. Duration: 00:39 Jan 26, 2014

Pranab Mukherjee's speech on Republic Day eve

New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): Indian President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday addressed the nation on the eve of the 65th Republic Day. Mukherjee extended warm greetings to all in India and abroad. He said that India must find its own solutions to its problems and also added that we must be open to all knowledge. He further said that education is no longer just the privilege of the elite, but a universal right and added that we must usher in an education revolution that becomes a launching pad for the national resurgence. Jan 25, 2014