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

Maintaining consistent daily routine linked to better sleep quality

New Delhi, Jan 5 (ANI): A new study has suggested that daily routines may influence sleep quality and quantity. It was found that people who went to work and ate dinner around the same time every day typically fell asleep more quickly at bedtime, slept better and woke up fewer times during the night. Jan 5, 2014

Higher vitamin D levels in pregnancy may result in stronger babies

New Delhi, Jan 5 (ANI): Researchers have suggested that babies are likely to have stronger muscles if their mothers had a higher level of vitamin D in their body while they are pregnant. In the research vitamin D levels were measured in 678 mothers in the later stages of pregnancy. Jan 5, 2014

Sonu Sood voices protagonist of 'The Legend of Hercules' in Hindi

Mumbai, Jan 5 (ANI): Bollywood actor Sonu Sood lent his voice to the protagonist of Hindi dubbed version of action adventure Hollywood film "The Legend of Hercules". The film is an adaptation of original story of the mythical Greek hero 'Hercules'. Betrayed by his stepfather, the King, and exiled and sold into slavery because of a forbidden love, Hercules uses his formidable powers to fight his way back to his rightful kingdom. Jan 5, 2014

Kicking the butt can help you have good night's sleep this New Year

New Delhi, Jan 5 (ANI): A new research has suggested that smoking disrupts the circadian clock function in both the lungs and the brain, thereby ruining productive sleep, leading to cognitive dysfunction, mood disorders, depression and anxiety. "This study has found a common pathway whereby cigarette smoke impacts both pulmonary and neurophysiological function. Further, the results suggest the possible therapeutic value of targeting this pathway with compounds that could improve both lung and brain functions in smokers," Irfan Rahman, from the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, N.Y, said. Jan 5, 2014

Narendra Modi flags off Sabarmati Marathon 2014

Ahmedabad, Jan 5 (ANI): Gujarat chief and BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi boosted confidence of the participants, as he flagged off Sabarmati Marathon 2014 on his home turf. This is the fourth edition of Sabarmati Marathon in Ahmedabad. The run was organized by the civic body, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) that chose a route passing through high-class residential localities. Jan 5, 2014