Muzaffarnagar riots: SC serves notice to Centre, UP govt

New Delhi, Sep 12 (ANI): The Supreme Court has issued notice to the Centre as well as the UP Government to file a reply by September 16 as to what steps have been taken till now by the authorities in the Muzaffarnagar riots case. Sep 12, 2013

Strict action to be taken against fraudulent companies: Pilot

New Delhi, Sep 12 (ANI): Union Corporate Affairs Minister, Sachin Pilot on Thursday said that strict action would be taken against companies indulging in any fraudulent matters. Pilot said that the government was working on a plan to ensure that they would keep corporate fraud in check by keeping constant vigilance on companies. He said that he hoped to have clarity over the next few weeks on multi level marketing companies and companies that were violating the law. Sep 12, 2013

Nawab Malik on NCP-Congress tussle in Maharashtra

Mumbai, Sep 12 (ANI): NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik on Thursday stated that the party wants the chief minister of Maharashtra to take quick decision and not delay things. Reacting on NCP chief Sharad Pawar___s critical comments, Malik said that the public in Maharashtra is suffering due to the lack of quick action. According to Pawar, Prithviraj Chavan lacks quick decision making skills. Sep 12, 2013

Karisma Kapoor offers prayers to Lord Ganesha

Mumbai, Sept 12 (ANI): Bollywood diva, Karisma Kapoor was spotted offering prayers to Lord Ganesha in the showbiz capital, Mumbai recently. Clad in white and maroon traditional suit, she wished all her fans a very happy Ganesha Chaturthi. Well... Karishma we also wish you love and prosperity!!! Sep 12, 2013

New health initiatives launched in Assam under NRHM

Assam, Sep 12 (ANI): Recently, the Union Health minister inaugurated health initiatives worth Rs. 500 crores in Assam. They include Free Generic Drug Service, Rashtriya Bal Swasthya karyakram, National Iron Plus Initiative, National Ambulance Service, Assam Mother and Child Tracking System and Mother and child health wings in 14 districts of the state. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi was also present at the public meeting at the Sarusujai Stadium. Sep 12, 2013

Kolkata: Ragging trauma kills 11-year-old girl, protesters ransack school

Kolkata, Sep 12 (ANI): The death of an 11-year-old girl allegedly due to trauma after being locked in the school bathroom by her seniors have sparked angry protests against a Kolkata school. Angry Protesters on Thursday ransacked the Christ Church school in Kolkata, breaking computers and furniture while demanding action against school authorities, following the death of an 11-year-old girl allegedly after being ragged by her seniors. Sep 12, 2013

Fight to save Orwells Burmese inspiration

A conservation battle is being waged in northern Myanmar to save the buildings depicted in George Orwell's first novel,"Burmese Days". Duration: 02:57 Sep 12, 2013

Modi polarising figure, no unanimity within BJP: Former Advani Aide

Mumbai, Sep 12 (ANI): Former Advani aide, Sudheendra Kulkarni on Thursday said that whatever was happening in the BJP on declaration of PM candidate showed there was no unanimity within party, and that Gujarat Chief Minister, Narendra Modi was socially polarizing. Sep 12, 2013

India to fund 144 million dollars power transmission project in Liberia

New Delhi, Sept 12 (ANI): India's decision to extend 144 million US dollars credit to Liberia will further enhance engagements between the two nations. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh stated this in New Delhi after signing an agreement with the visiting Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Sirleaf flew to India on September 09 at the invitation of her Indian counterpart Pranab Mukherjee. India has extended this credit to Liberia for development of power transmission and distribution projects to reduce the gap of power shortage in Liberia. Further he said the two sides have decided to enhance cooperation in a number of areas, including agricultural research, healthcare, small and medium enterprises, science and technology, education and skill development. On her part, Sirleaf thanked Singh and the people of India for their support in maintaining peace in Liberia. Sep 12, 2013

India to send its first satellite to mars

Bangalore, Sept 12 (ANI): India's space agency unveiled details about the country's first satellite to Mars that would seek to find out the presence of methane gas, a precursor for life, on the red planet. Space Research Organisation (ISRO) had worked upon the country's upcoming, Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) and is set to launch it between September 21 to 27. On the sidelines of news conference at Bangalore, the Project Director of the mission, Arunan, said that it was a perfect combination of science and technology. Programme Director of the mission, M. Anna Durai, said that satellite would be carrying scientific instruments, including a methane sensor, with itself. Sep 12, 2013

Japan vows to India to finish infra projects fast to boost manufacturing sector

New Delhi, Sept 12 (ANI): Japan promised to India that it would extend cooperation in the early completion of one of country's largest infrastructure projects, the Delhi-Mumbai industrial corridor, which once finished would boost New Delhi's manufacturing capabilities and woo more foreign investors. Both the countries conducted a review meeting on the progress of the Delhi-Mumbai and Chennai-Bangalore industrial corridors in New Delhi. The meeting was chaired by India's Commerce Minister Anand Sharma and his counterpart from Japan, Toshimitsu Motegi. Speaking on the importance of the Delhi-Mumbai corridor, Anand Sharma said that the project would increase the country's exports. Sep 12, 2013

Mulayam trying to make everything Hindu Muslim issue: Ajit Singh on

New Delhi, Sept 12 (ANI): Speaking over the Muzaffarnagar violence, Civil Aviation Minister and RLD leader Ajit Singh on Thursday accused the ruling Samajwadi Party of spreading communal tension and violence for the sake of polarizing its vote banks. Speaking to mediapersons in New Delhi, he said that SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav is trying to make everything a Hindu-Muslim issue. He also said that he is trying to UP's Modi. Sep 12, 2013

India will progress if Rahul Gandhi leads in 2014: Scindia

Bhopal, Sept 12 (ANI): Minister of State for Power and Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia on Thursday voiced his support for Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi as his party's prime ministerial candidate for the Lok Sabha polls, saying it will be beneficial for the country if he leads in 2014. Sep 12, 2013