Narendra Modi blames Congress for lack of development in Jharkhand - Part - 1

Ranchi, Dec 29 (ANI): BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Sunday slammed the UPA government for ignoring mineral-rich Jharkhand. Modi also underlined that it was the BJP government under the leadership of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee which helped to carve out Jharkhand as a separate state. Dec 29, 2013

Narendra Modi blames Congress for lack of development in Jharkhand - Part - 2

Ranchi, Dec 29 (ANI): BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Sunday slammed the UPA government for ignoring mineral-rich Jharkhand. Modi also underlined that it was the BJP government under the leadership of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee which helped to carve out Jharkhand as a separate state. Dec 29, 2013

Lebanon mourns ex-minister killed in bombing

Hundreds of people gathered in Beirut on Sunday for the burial of Mohammad Chatah, a prominent Lebanese critic of the Syrian regime, killed in a bombing two days ago. Dec 29, 2013

Maoists blow up bridge in Odisha

Malkangiri, Dec 29 (ANI): Maoists in a remote village of Odisha blew up portions of a bridge using powerful explosives. The incident took place in Kalimela village of Malkangiri district. Over 40 armed Maoists planted explosives on the bridge that used to link the village with the nearby city, said Police. Dec 29, 2013

Golden rules for staying fit and healthy in old age revealed

New Delhi, Dec 29 (ANI): Experts have jotted down five golden rules for a healthy lifestyle which according to them are a key to staying healthy and fit during old age. The experts have revealed that not over-eating, avoiding being overweight, eating a healthy diet, getting regular exercise and taking some "tried and tested pills" are the five golden rules to remaining healthy. Dec 29, 2013

Bangladesh protests Pakistan assembly's resolution against Molla's execution

Dhaka, Dec 29 (ANI): Relations between Bangladesh and Pakistan have steadily nosedived over the past week after Pakistan national assembly passed a resolution strongly condemning the execution of former Al-badr and and later Bangladeshi Jamaat assistant secretary general Abdul Quader Molla who was hanged in Dhaka. Abdul Quader Molla had been convicted for the beheading of a poet and raping an 11 year old girl and shooting 344 people during the Liberation War of 1971 and another mass killing, which earned him the title of ‘Butcher or Koshai of Mirpur’. Molla’s hanging on 12th December instantly and unsurprisingly brought forth voices of strong condemnation in Pakistan. Dec 29, 2013

World record of knot-tying broken in Bhopal

Bhopal, Dec 29 (ANI): Dr. Deepak Sharma, popularly called ‘tie man’ has smashed the world record at tying the windsor knot and created a new one. He smashed the record of Sam Dav from Cyprus who mastered the knot in just 20 seconds and 27 microseconds. Dec 29, 2013

AAP is engaging in witch-hunting: Umesh Sehgal on DJB CEO transfer

New Delhi, Dec 29 (ANI): Former Delhi Chief Secretary, Umesh Sehgal on Sunday slammed Aam Aadmi Party and Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal for the transfer of nine IAS officers including the CEO of Delhi Jal Board. He said that the party is involved in witch hunting. Dec 29, 2013

Kumar Vishwas slams Gadkari for making irresponsible remarks against AAP

New Delhi, Dec 29 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party leader Kumar Vishwas on Sunday hit out at former BJP president Nitin Gadkari for making irresponsible statements against his party. Gadkari on Saturday alleged a deal was brokered between Aam Aadmi Party and Congress by a reputed industrialist in a hotel to "stop BJP at any cost" from coming to power in Delhi. Responding to the allegation, Vishwas said that Delhi people understand what BJP means by constructive opposition when Nitin Gadkari makes such irresponsible statement without any substantial proof. Dec 29, 2013

Modi expert in drama, should go to bollywood: Mohd. Adeeb

Muzaffarnagar, Dec 29 (ANI): Slamming BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Rajya Sabha MP, Mohammad Adeeb on Sunday said that he should go to Bollywood as he will do better than all the Khans there since he is an expert in doing drama. Taking a dig at Modi, Adeeb further said that he is doubtful if Modi’s expensive election rallies are going to be beneficial for him in the upcoming general elections. Dec 29, 2013

If Rahul wants to fight graft, must allow CBI to start probe against PM, FM: BJP

Ranchi, Dec 29 (ANI): BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Sunday alleged that the Congress party first allows unfavorable actions and then Rahul Gandhi comes out and says this is not right and reverses it. Sinha added that the Congress does so deliberately to improve the image of Rahul Gandhi. Rahul, who has of late been talking about corruption, on Friday disapproved the decision of the Congress government in Maharashtra to reject a judicial commission's report on the Adarsh scam and said it should be reconsidered. Meanwhile, Sinha further said if Rahul Gandhi is so sincere in fighting corruption then he should allow the CBI to probe Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister P Chidamabaram. Dec 29, 2013