Bhutan PM meets Indian President to enhance bilateral relations

New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): Prime Minister of Bhutan, Tshering Tobgay met Indian President Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi in a bid to boost bilateral relations between the two nations. Earlier in the day, Tobgay met Vice President Hamid Ansari, Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh and Trade Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. His visit will impart further content and momentum to the close partnership between India and Bhutan. Tobgay is also scheduled to hold talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and have official engagements with other senior members of the cabinet. Tobgay is on a nine-day official visit to India at Modi's invitation. Jan 15, 2015

Finance Minister Jaitley holds pre-budget meet with IT sector representatives

New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley met representatives of Information Technology (hardware and software) sector ahead of the budget to discuss issues faced by the industry. Jaitley is due to present the BJP-led government's 2015/16 budget and its fiscal deficit target to parliament at the end of February. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Infosys, Vishal Sikka praised Jaitley for making an effort to meet everyone for pre-budget consultations. The budget statement will be preceded by Reserve Bank of India (RBI) policy meeting on February 03, with some speculation that the central bank could lower its key interest rate, which has stayed unchanged at 8 percent since January 2014. Jan 15, 2015

Market Expert welcomes slash in repo rate by 25 basis points to 7.75 percent

Mumbai, Jan 15 (ANI): The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) surprised markets with a 25 basis point cut in interest rates on Thursday and signalled it could do more, amid signs of slowing inflation and what it said was a government commitment to contain the fiscal deficit. Stock Market Expert Sunil Saha termed it as a pleasant surprise and added that long term outlook for inflation looks quite rosy. Jan 15, 2015

Tourists rejoice as Dharamsala receives fresh snow

Dharamsala, Jan 15 (ANI): India's northern hill station of Dharamsala turned into a picturesque panorama after receiving fresh spell of snowfall on Wednesday. Tourists and residents were rejoiced to see the snowfall after a long wait. Both, tourists and residents were seen enjoying in the snow with their loved ones. While some clicked photographs, many others danced and played in the snow. Roads in the hill town remained closed for some time due to snowfall. Meanwhile, hoteliers and local shopkeepers cheered as the hill town is likely to attract more tourists after this fresh spell of snow. He added that the locals were warming themselves up with bonfires and other traditional means. The temperature in Dharamsala has dropped to six degree Celsius due to snowfall and light rainfall. Further dip in the temperatures is expected by night. Jan 15, 2015

I really want to expose AAP, says Shazia Ilmi

New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): Former AAP leader Shazia Ilmi on Thursday slamming Aam Aadmi Party said that she wants to expose AAP and will do whatever she can expose the party. Speaking on the reports of her joining BJP, Ilmi said that she will let everyone know about her plans of joining BJP or not after some time. Jan 15, 2015

Varanasi students prepare a kilometre-long complaint letter for PM Modi

Varanasi, Jan 15 (ANI): A group of students have initiated a campaign to prepare a kilometre-long letter for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, listing the grievances of the people from holy city of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. This letter aims to brief Modi about the problems faced by the people of his constituency and also offer solutions to some of the problems raised. So far the letter is 350 to 400 metres long and almost 900 complaints have been mentioned in it by the residents of Varanasi. An organiser, Kushant Srivastav said that the students are visiting various places in the city to get people to pen down their issues. A student, Abhishek Kumar said he wrote about the need for bringing in a law to tackle the problem of eve-teasing in the city. Jan 15, 2015

Politicos welcome RBI's decision to slash repo rate by 25 basis points to 7.75 percent

New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): Politicos on Thursday welcomed the Reserve Bank of India's decision to slash repo rate by 25 basis points to 7.75 percent. Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan took markets and corporate India by surprise early Thursday morning when he announced a long-awaited cut in the repo rate by 25 basis points to 7.75% with immediate effect. This is the first repo rate cut since May 2013. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Minister of State for the ministry also welcomed the decision and saw the same as beneficial for the nation building. Jan 15, 2015

Samsung Z1 launched in India

New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): Samsung launched the first Tizen powered smartphone in India, Samsung Z1, in the national capital recently and has priced it at Rs.5700. Appealing to millions of potential users in India, the Samsung Z1 offers exclusive benefits for localized entertainment apps and a simple user interface that makes mobility easier and more enjoyable, even for first-time smartphone users. Speaking at the launch, Asim Warsi Vice President - Marketing at Samsung India Electronics Ltd said...The Samsung Z1 is equipped with 3.1 megapixel rear camera and VGA front camera with 1.2GHz processor, the Samsung Z1 is now available in India in White, Black and Red Wine Colours. Jan 15, 2015

BJP files defamation case against Kejriwal over allegations against Upadhyay

New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): BJP delegation on Thursday visited Election Commission office to file defamation case against AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal over the allegations against Delhi BJP Chief Satish Upadhyay. Lawyer in the case said that the dates for Delhi polls have been announced and that model code of conduct does not allow any political leader to indict allegations on personal affairs of his rival. The EC assured of looking in the matter and acting thereafter. Kejriwal had alleged that Upadhyay owns 6 companies which install and replace fast-running electricity meters in Delhi and that all of them work with power discoms. Jan 15, 2015

Let Satish Upadhyay file defamation case, he has to do something to save himself: Kejriwal

New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): After BJP delegation visited Election Commission office to file defamation case against AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal, the later said that let him to it. Kejriwal said that Satish Upadhyay will have to do something to save his skin and that is what he is doing. He said that those meters running fast were installed by companies under BJP Delhi unit and that this is in direct conflict of interest. Jan 15, 2015

Rajnath Singh says probe into Sunanda Pushkar death case impartial and bereft of political pressure

New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday denied any political pressure in the inquiry into the murder of Sunanda Pushkar. Congress leader Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar was found dead in her five-star hotel room in Delhi in January 2014, after publicly accusing Tharoor of having an extra-marital affair with a Pakistani journalist. Singh said every probe conducted by Delhi Police is unbiased. Meanwhile, Tharoor, who is in Kolkata to attend a book festival evaded media and queries regarding the case. BJP leader Sambit Patra said that law is above all and all should be patient to see how the case unfolds. Jan 15, 2015

Suresh Prabhu pitches for seamless policing for security in Indian railways

New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday called for seamless policing to ensure security and safety of the passengers. The minister, addressing the Conference of Director Generals of Police (DGP) of all states on railway security, said with the increase in crimes, it is inevitable that railways will also be its victim. Social, political and economic factors also contribute to the crime rate going up; and unemployment, regional disparities and growing ambitions not being fulfilled also contribute to it, Prabhu added. Inviting the officers to device joint strategy to deal with crimes, especially on running trains, the minister said as law-enforcers there is a challenge as policing in railways is a difficult task. Also present at the conference was Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who said Indian railways is a developmental as well as a strategic asset. Singh assured the DGPs that his ministry would cooperate and coordinate with the ministry of railways to ensure safety and security. Jan 15, 2015

Korea's outlaw tattoo artists

Tattoos have hit the mainstream in South Korea but the law is lagging behind, leaving the growing number of Korean tattoo artists vulnerable to prosecution on the whim of local authorities. Duration: 00:25 Jan 15, 2015

AAP says Kejriwal has strong proof against Satish Upadhyay, Congress- BJP calls him 'attention seeke

New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): Politicos on Thursday react on AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal's allegations on Delhi BJP Chief Satish Upadhyay and his relationship with power companies of the national capital. AAP leader Yogendra Yadav said that Kejriwal does not make any allegations without evidence and that he has strong proof in the case. Meanwhile, BJP leaders called him a 'pampered child' who likes to grab attention by people. Congress also demanded answers by Kejriwal on his allegations and said that the AAP chief likes to grab attention all the time. Jan 15, 2015