PM Modi addresses students in his 'Mann Ki Baat', appeals them to avoid exam pressure and competitio

New Delhi, Feb 22 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed young students appearing for board exams in his 'Mann ki Baat'. Extending his best wishes to the students, Prime Minister Modi asked them to remain stress-free and not to take the test as a matter of life and death. He appealed them to avoid exam pressure and also competition with others. Modi requested the parents not to compare their children with others, as doing so causes stress among the kids. Prime Minister Modi asked the students to be 'warriors' and not 'worriers', saying they should not doubt their abilities. PM Modi further said that there is no substitute for hard work. Modi also asked the students to keep testing themselves on their progress on a day-to-day basis to scale new heights. The Prime Minister also praised the girl students and that they help their mother during the course of examinations in household work while excelling in their studies. Modi concluded his speech by extending his best wishes to everyone appearing for exams and said success is not to defeat others but to move ahead in life. He said the nation's future will be bright only when all the students are bright. Feb 22, 2015

PM Modi addresses students in his 'Mann Ki Baat', appeals them to avoid exam pressure and competitio

New Delhi, Feb 22 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed young students appearing for board exams in his 'Mann ki Baat'. Extending his best wishes to the students, Prime Minister Modi asked them to remain stress-free and not to take the test as a matter of life and death. He appealed them to avoid exam pressure and also competition with others. Modi requested the parents not to compare their children with others, as doing so causes stress among the kids. Prime Minister Modi asked the students to be 'warriors' and not 'worriers', saying they should not doubt their abilities. PM Modi further said that there is no substitute for hard work. Modi also asked the students to keep testing themselves on their progress on a day-to-day basis to scale new heights. The Prime Minister also praised the girl students and that they help their mother during the course of examinations in household work while excelling in their studies. Modi concluded his speech by extending his best wishes to everyone appearing for exams and said success is not to defeat others but to move ahead in life. He said the nation's future will be bright only when all the students are bright. Feb 22, 2015

PM Modi addresses students in his 'Mann Ki Baat', appeals them to avoid exam pressure and competitio

New Delhi, Feb 22 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed young students appearing for board exams in his 'Mann ki Baat'. Extending his best wishes to the students, Prime Minister Modi asked them to remain stress-free and not to take the test as a matter of life and death. He appealed them to avoid exam pressure and also competition with others. Modi requested the parents not to compare their children with others, as doing so causes stress among the kids. Prime Minister Modi asked the students to be 'warriors' and not 'worriers', saying they should not doubt their abilities. PM Modi further said that there is no substitute for hard work. Modi also asked the students to keep testing themselves on their progress on a day-to-day basis to scale new heights. The Prime Minister also praised the girl students and that they help their mother during the course of examinations in household work while excelling in their studies. Modi concluded his speech by extending his best wishes to everyone appearing for exams and said success is not to defeat others but to move ahead in life. He said the nation's future will be bright only when all the students are bright. Feb 22, 2015

Ukraine's warring sides swap prisoners

Ukrainian forces and rebel separatists trade dozens of prisoners in a frontline eastern town, the first clear sign of progress for an otherwise shaky truce signed a week ago. Duration 00:47 Feb 22, 2015

Ukraine, pro-Russia rebels swap dozens of prisoners

EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: THIS EDIT CONTAINS PROFANE LANGUAGE In the dead of night, a prisoner swap in the eastern Ukrainian village of Zholobok -- just west of the rebel stronghold Luhansk. It's the Feb 22, 2015

PM Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee congratulate India cricket team for their win over South Afri

Jammu/ Mumbai, Feb 22 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated the Indian cricket team for their splendid victory over South Africa in the World Cup match at Melbourne. The Prime Minister took to twitter to convey his greetings and stated that the team has made the nation proud. "Great performance. Well played. Congrats Team India. You make us proud yet again," he tweeted. President Pranab Mukherjee also congratulated the Indian cricket team on their victory. "Congratulations on your second victory in ICC World Cup 2015; the first ever win against S.Africa in World Cup matches," President Mukherjee tweeted soon after the team's victory. Meanwhile, BSF jawans in Jammu district also celebrated the spectacular win as they danced and rejoiced with each other. Cricket fans in Mumbai too were overjoyed as they came out with national flags on their bikes and cars to celebrate India's second consecutive victory of the tournament. Feb 22, 2015

Couples from impoverished families tie nuptial knot at mass wedding in Allahabad

Allahabad, Feb 22 (ANI): Twenty-five couples from impoverished families tied nuptial knot at a mass wedding organized by Prerna Parmarth Ashram in Allahabad. Overjoyed couples, who were coming from economically and socially weak families, were happy at the series of events. The couples were married without any restrictions of caste and with the consent of their parents. Social activist Anurag Verma said that the aim of this mass wedding is to marry the children from poor families according to the customs and traditions of the society. Verma added that such mass weddings are funded by the small donations made by the people associated with the ashram. One of the bride said that she was happy to be wedded with all the rituals. The ashram also provided the newly-married couples with appliances required to run the household. Feb 22, 2015

Nitish Kumar expresses gratitude to all for attending his swearing-in ceremony Part - 1

Patna, Feb 22 (ANI): Nitish Kumar after taking oath as chief minister of Bihar, addressed mediapersons in Patna and expressed gratitude to all the dignitaries who attended his swearing-in ceremony. Kumar thanked Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, UP CM Akhilesh Yadav and Assam CM Tarun Gogoi among others. He also said that Congress President Sonia Gandhi could not attend the event but sent a letter congratulating him. Kumar also said that he took over as the chief minister of the state as the people were not happy with his decision to resign from the post. He also talked about his vision for development of Bihar. Feb 22, 2015

Nitish Kumar expresses gratitude to all for attending his swearing-in ceremony Part - 2

Patna, Feb 22 (ANI): Nitish Kumar after taking oath as chief minister of Bihar, addressed mediapersons in Patna and expressed gratitude to all the dignitaries who attended his swearing-in ceremony. Kumar thanked Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, UP CM Akhilesh Yadav and Assam CM Tarun Gogoi among others. He also said that Congress President Sonia Gandhi could not attend the event but sent a letter congratulating him. Kumar also said that he took over as the chief minister of the state as the people were not happy with his decision to resign from the post. He also talked about his vision for development of Bihar. Feb 22, 2015