Ramdev takes a dig at PM, holds him responsible for gloomy economy

New Delhi, Jan 05 (ANI): Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Sunday shared dais with BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in the national capital, a day after offering issue-based support to him. Taking a dig at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, he said that if PM cannot stop inflation then he should do Yoga. Jan 5, 2014

Ramdev on Uniform Taxation

New Delhi, Jan 05 (ANI): Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Sunday shared dais with BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in the national capital, a day after offering issue-based support to him. Ramdev urged the BJP prime ministerial candidate to abolish all direct and indirect taxes to stem corruption and black money. Jan 5, 2014

Narendra Modi supports Ramdev's tax reforms, says policy framework required

New Delhi, Jan 05 (ANI): BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Sunday supported Ramdev's taxation reforms and said that the country needs a policy framewo0rk for a proper taxation system. Further, Modi said that if there is will-power to transform the nation and end corruption, there is need of making the state progressive and policy driven. He also said that the parties who want to make the government should be asked why they want to do so and what are their goals. Jan 5, 2014

ISRO launches GSLV-D5 satellite successfully

Sriharikota, Jan 5 (ANI): The ISRO on Sunday successfully launched the Geo-synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle or GSLV-D5 from the space port at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. The advanced GSAT-14 communications satellite that GSLV-D5 is carrying has also been separated from the rocket. If launched into orbit successfully, the Rs. 350-crore mission will mark India's entry into the multi-billion dollar commercial launcher market on a fully indigenous large rocket. Jan 5, 2014

Hundreds run in Kolkata marathon to spread cancer awareness

Kolkata, Jan 05 (ANI): The young and the old gathered in hundreds in Kolkata on Sunday to take part in a marathon to create awareness about the cancer disease and support the underprivileged cancer patients. From celebrities to corporate to school children, participants beat the chill as they ran for the noble cause for over 42 kilometres along the city streets. Former captain of Indian cricket team, Sourav Ganguly, was also present at the event to encourage the participants. Jan 5, 2014

Surat exhibits diamond studded replica of Mahatma Gandhi's spinning wheel

Surat, Jan 05 (ANI): Jewellers in Gujarat, the birth state of Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, paid a tribute to the independence hero by creating a miniature replica of his iconic spinning wheel with gold and diamonds. The spinning wheel decorated with 45 grams of gold and 820 diamonds is on display at Sparkle International 2014, a gems and jewellery exhibition in Surat. Jewellers are hoping that their effort would foster the growth of diamonds globally. The dazzling wheel lured visitors at the exhibition to take a close look, appreciating the combination of the wheel, a symbol of self-reliance and non-violence, and precious diamonds. Jan 5, 2014

Sheikh Hasina set for landslide win as Bangladesh goes to vote on January 5

New Delhi, Jan 05 (ANI): Containing pre-poll violence has been a major challenge for the Awami League government in Bangladesh. Daily clashes across the country between security forces and the Jamaat cadres have crippled normal life and business activity. The BNP and Jamaat cadres are determined to create fear and chaos across the country so that people do not come out to vote. Though the results are already pre-determined since the BNP and its alliance partners have boycotted the polls. Many international observers have been critical of the polls because they feel that an election where the major opposition is not taking part is not reflective of the will of the people. Jan 5, 2014

Virbhadra Singh rubbishes graft charges leveled against him by Prem Kumar Dhumal

Shimla, Jan 5 (ANI): Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister, Virbhadra Singh on Sunday denied all charges leveled against him by BJP leader and former state chief Prem Kumar Dhumal saying that it is all frustration that is coming out as Dhumal thinks that Singh is responsible for his defeat in the state. Earlier on Sunday, Dhumal had leveled corruption charges against Singh and had demanded his resignation from the CM's post. Jan 5, 2014

Exercise makes you choose low fat food over fatty ones

New Delhi, Jan 5 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that exercising could make low-calorie food appear more appetizing. Scans taken after volunteers jogged for an hour showed that the brain's "reward centres" lit up when they were shown images of low-fat diet foods. But the same brain regions showed reduced activity when volunteers looked at pictures of calorie-dense fatty food. Jan 5, 2014

Spiritual and physical training brings about a change among inmates at Manipur's Sajiwa jail

Manipur, Jan 05 (ANI): The Central Jail, situated at Sajiwa in East Imphal, houses over 650 inmates, including a large number of former militants. It is the northeast's first jail to introduce meditation, sports, gym facility and other co-curricular activities for the inmates. It recently upgraded the fitness center in its premises with help from an Imphal-based gym. RK Vishwajit Singh, the owner of 'Animal gym' has been helping the inmates by providing gym equipment at a cheap rate. The inmates, who have now understood the value of leading a healthy life, are happy with the constructive activities. Jan 5, 2014

Bluefin tuna price slumps at Japan auction

A giant bluefin tuna sells at a Japanese auction for less than five percent of the record-breaking sum paid last year amid concerns over soaring prices for the prized delicacy. Duration: 00:52 Jan 5, 2014

Jairam Ramesh takes jibe at Modi, says his ideology is still questionable

Nadiyad, Jan 05 (ANI): Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Sunday took a jibe at Narendra Modi and said that he should say sorry about the 2002 riots and that his ideology is still questionable. He said that Modi says something and does totally different thing. He accepting BS Yeddyurappa back in the party shows that his fight against corruption is a sham. Ramesh also said that the 2014 election is between Congress and RSS as the later has key to BJP. Jan 5, 2014

Laws made need to be implemented: Mamta Sharma on Bangalore minor rape case

New Delhi, Jan 5 (ANI): Commenting on yet another heinous crime of a minor girl rape case in Bangalore, NCW Chairman Mamta Sharma said that there are laws made but are useless until they are implemented. Sharma said that the government needs to be more alert in such cases. She also said that this was disappointing that the case was lodged after the victim was admitted to hospital. The NCW chairman also said that the fund for women safety should be used for the purpose too. Jan 5, 2014