NAGA students union, Delhi (NSUD) celebrates its 50TH year in the national capital

New Delhi, Nov 4 (ANI): A large number of people of the Naga community from the northeast gathered at the TYAGARAJ complex to mark 50 years of living in Delhi. The main theme of the event, where pictures were put up, was "Pause, Rewind and Play". The NSUD was established in 1963. During the event, a group of students performed a harmony dance in their colorful attires and mesmerized the audience. 'Inspiration Awards' were also given to some Naga achievers in recognition of their work in different fields. Nov 4, 2013

Indian cyclists crushed in the rush for prosperity

The tens of millions of people in India who can only afford a bicycle to get around are increasingly overlooked as car ownership rises and a ban in one city is implemented. Duration: 02:19 Nov 4, 2013

Strike in Bangladesh takes toll on trade and bus service with India

Akhaura, Nov 4 (ANI): Trade between India and its neighbouring Bangladesh is facing the brunt of continuous strikes and unrest in Dhaka as hundreds of passengers are also stuck due to halt in bus services across the border. On Saturday, the bus services resumed after almost a week, but the visitors expressed their anger, as the transportation service to Bangladesh is still very uncertain due to regular strikes in Dhaka. Trade in Tripura and Bangladesh has been badly affected and the business community claims that there is a dip in the number of trucks transporting goods across the border. Normally around 200 trucks loaded with various items from Bangladesh enter Tripura through the Akhaura LCS but at present due to the adverse law and order situation in Bangladesh, the number of vehicles plying is less than 20. Nov 4, 2013

BJP against banning opinion polls, asks EC to convene all party meet

Allahabad, Nov 04 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Monday said that the party is not in favour of banning opinion polls, and added that the Election Commission should convene an all-party meet to discuss this issue. The Congress Party has written to the Election Commission (EC) to restrict opinion polls ahead of the elections. The legal department of the Congress Party stated that opinion polls can be misused, and they are not scientific or credible. Nov 4, 2013

AAP opposes restriction on opinion polls

New Delhi, Nov 04 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Manish Sisodia on Monday strongly opposed restriction on opinion polls, and said that it is an essential part of democratic debates. The Congress Party has written to the Election Commission (EC) to restrict opinion polls ahead of the elections. The legal department of the Congress Party stated that opinion polls can be misused, and they are not scientific or credible. Nov 4, 2013

Demand to boycott Commonwealth meet in Sri Lanka increases

Chennai, Nov 4 (ANI): Student wing of Free Tamil Eelam held a protest on Monday in Chennai, demanding India to boycott the Commonwealth Heads Meet in Colombo against Sri Lankan war crimes, amid speculations of Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh's participation. Arputhammal, mother of Perarivalan who is facing death sentence in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, also participated in the protest and said that the Commonwealth meet should be cancelled. Meanwhile, DMK leader TKS Elangovan said that his party has demanded that the Indian government should not participate in the meeting. Nov 4, 2013

Jayanthi Natarajan urges PM to boycott CHOGM

Chennai, Nov 04 (ANI): Union Environment Minister, Jayanthi Natarajan urged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to boycott Commonwealth Heads Meeting in Colombo, as a mark of protest against the war crimes committed by Sri Lankan regime on Tamils. Natarajan said that she was hopeful that Singh would take a positive stand on the issue. Nov 4, 2013

Urs of Hazrat Sai Ganji brings all faiths together

Rajouri, Nov 04 (ANI): The socio-cultural ethos of Jammu and Kashmir is steeped in a tradition of religious tolerance, social harmony and brotherhood. This ethos was influenced considerably by the advent of Sufism. Sufi saints were both popular and influential because they identified themselves with established traditions and never opposed the blending of different religious customs, practices and beliefs. As a result, they attracted many followers. Nov 4, 2013

Breaking communal barriers, the sweet way in Aligarh

Aligarh, Nov 04 (ANI): Aligarh in India's northern state of Uttar Pradesh is home to people from different religions who live and work here in perfect harmony. One such example is that of Hindus and Muslims who are engaged in making sugar candy sweets, which is an obligatory food item on Diwali, a Hindu festival. The main reason for the success of this business is the harmony that exists between workers of different faiths. Nov 4, 2013

NCW condemns alleged gang rape of Muzaffarnagar riot victim

Jaipur, Nov 04 (ANI): National Commission for Women chairperson Mamta Sharma on Monday condemned the alleged gang-rape of a 20-year-old riot victim who was staying at a relief camp for people affected by the communal clashes in Muzaffarnagar district. Talking to mediapersons in Jaipur, she said that it is very shameful incident and the state government should take strict action against the culprits. Nov 4, 2013

Omar urges Pakistan to respect ceasefire along the border

Jammu and Kashmir, Nov 4 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Monday demanded Pakistan to respect ceasefire along the border while he stressed on the dialogue between the nuclear-armed neighbours over the truce violations and infiltration. Speaking to media after inaugurating the Civil Secretariat Office in the state's winter capital Jammu, Abdullah said dialogue is the only option to resolve Kashmir issue. During the conference, Abdullah also urged the separatist forces to negotiate for talks. Nov 4, 2013

Rahul Gandhi seeks one more week's time to reply to EC notice, draws flak from BJP

New Delhi, Nov 04 (ANI): Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Monday sought one more week's time to reply to the Election Commission's notice on a complaint of alleged violation of model code of conduct drawing the flak of the complainant the BJP. The Election Commission has issued a notice to Rahul Gandhi for his speeches in Churu, Rajasthan on October 23 and Indore, Madhya Pradesh on October 24. Nov 4, 2013

Kalraj Mishra on Muzaffarnagar rape case

Lucknow, Nov 04 (ANI): Reacting to the gang rape incident in Muzaffarnagar BJP’s senior leader Kalraj Mishra on Monday slammed the UP Government for their complete failure in providing security to the people especially to the down trodden classes. He added that the riots, rapes and communal feuds are the result of the incapability of the government. Nov 4, 2013