Kiran Bedi slams AAP for objecting to seating arrangement

New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kiran Bedi on Monday slammed the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for raising objections about her seating arrangement at the Republic Day celebrations earlier today. The former IPS officer was also miffed at the AAP for using her pictures in the party's new posters without her permission. According to reports, the AAP had raised questions about Bedi's front row seat at the Republic Day function. The party was also reportedly upset over the non-invitation to its chief Arvind Kejriwal to witness the Republic Day parade. Jan 27, 2015

Sensex hits all time high, Market Expert says Obamas visit to India very productive

Mumbai, Jan 27 (ANI): As the S&P BSE Sensex opened on a positive note for eighth straight session led by gains in capital goods, auto and power sectors, Market Expert Sunil Shah credited the development to US President Barack Obama’s visit to India. Shah said that Obama’s visit to India is very productive and that the sentiments have been positive as the market us trading above 100 points. Capital goods and infrastructure stocks are likely to be in action following India and the US moved ahead towards commercial nuclear cooperation. At 9:40AM, the 30-share Sensex was up 95 points at 29,374 and the 50-share Nifty was up 9 points at 8,844. However, Shah advised the investors to not indulge in trading immediately and have some patience. Jan 27, 2015

Leopard mauls six people in Jalpaiguri

Jalpaiguri, Jan 27 (ANI): A stray leopard mauled six people in West Bengal when it entered a village near Bhaikunthupur forest. Forest officials said that they reached the spot as soon as they were alerted about the leopard but their efforts to tranquilise the mammal went in vain. Later, villagers thrashed the leopard to death. Its carcass was sent for postmortem. Jan 27, 2015

Security tightened at Siri Fort Auditorium as US President Obama all set to address gathering

New Delhi, Jan 27 (ANI): Security has been tightened outside Siri Fort Auditorium in Delhi as US President Barack Obama is set to end his three day India visit with a speech before a select gathering. Obama is to speak on future of the bilateral ties between America and India. Speaking on "India and America: The future we can build together", Obama will take questions from the audience of at least 2,000 people, including members of the strategic affairs community and students. During the programme, Obama is also expected to meet Noble laureate Kailash Satyarthi. The event is expected to start around 10:45 AM and likely to go on for 45 minutes. Meanwhile, Delhiites will have to face another day of incessant traffic jams, around south Delhi’s Siri Fort auditorium and the Ring Road around South Extension. The roads will remain closed for traffic movement according to the passage of the entourage. Jan 27, 2015

People from varied faiths flock at the Urs of Sufi saint Syed Mohd Ishaq (RA)

Srinagar, Jan 26 (ANI): Kashmir is well known as the valley of the saints. From time immemorial, the saints have been coming here and teaching Sufism to people. One such saint was Syed Mohd Ishaq (RA) who taught brotherhood to people of different communities. To pay homage and seek his blessings, his followers celebrate his annual urs at his shrine in Lasjan, Srinagar. The Urs takes place with full spirit aimed at maintaining brotherhood, peace and prosperity in the valley. Men and women form part of the celebration, holding prayers for their wellness. People from different parts of the state pay a visit to this shrine. The shrines of the saints serve as binding force to bring people, belonging to different communities, together and embrace oneness which the saints taught to them. Jan 27, 2015

Hindus and Muslims work with religious harmony in rope making unit

Bankura, Jan 26 (ANI): Bankura, located in India's eastern state of West Bengal, is known for communal harmony among people of various faiths. Here people of different communities can be seen working together and maintaining good relations. Many small rope making units dot the region providing employment to several hundred people. A visit to one such rope making unit speaks volumes about the Hindu-Muslim unity. People of both communities work together and report no tensions between them. Owned by a Muslim, this rope making unit employs workers from both communities. The owner claims that he has expanded his business over the years leading to creation of more jobs. The industry today provides employment to hundreds of un-educated people. Jan 27, 2015

Iraqi army launches a military operation in Diyala province

Iraqi army supported by pro-government militia, launched a military operation to retake positions held by Islamic State (IS) group jihadists near the village of Sharween, in Diyala province, north of the capital Baghdad. Duration: 00:39 Jan 27, 2015

Dozens dead, scores injured in Ukraine city Mariupol

A barrage of rocket fire hit the port city of Mariupol on Saturday, killing 30 and injuring nearly 100 people. Observers said the rockets had been fired from the direction of rebel-held territory. Duration: 01:08 Jan 27, 2015

Brussels warns Greece's Syriza to stick to austerity

The EU took a tough tone towards Greece after the radical left party Syriza stormed to victory in elections, warning that Athens' place in the eurozone depended on it honouring agreements on debt and austerity. Duration: 01:12 Jan 27, 2015

PM Modi addresses India-US Business summit Part - 1

New Delhi, Jan 26 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday addressed the India-US business summit in New Delhi. Modi said that the business between India and United States has immense potential to grow economies of both countries. He added that together India and US will make the world a better place to live in. Jan 26, 2015

PM Modi addresses India-US Business summit Part - 2

New Delhi, Jan 26 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday addressed the India-US business summit in New Delhi. Modi said that the business between India and United States has immense potential to grow economies of both countries. He added that together India and US will make the world a better place to live in. Jan 26, 2015

US President Barack Obama addresses India-US Business Summit Part - 1

New Delhi, Jan 26 (ANI): US President Barack Obama on Monday addressed the India-US Business Summit in New Delhi. Obama said that India and U.S are always ready for investments from both sides in terms of expanding business. He added that economic growth is a major perspective of development. He also added that growth cannot just be measured by GDP, it has to make people's life better in more tangible and lasting ways. Jan 26, 2015

US President Barack Obama addresses India-US Business Summit Part - 2

New Delhi, Jan 26 (ANI): US President Barack Obama on Monday addressed the India-US Business Summit in New Delhi. Obama said that India and U.S are always ready for investments from both sides in terms of expanding business. He added that economic growth is a major perspective of development. He also added that growth cannot just be measured by GDP, it has to make people’s life better in more tangible and lasting ways. Jan 26, 2015

Cartoonist RK Laxman dies at 94

New Delhi, Jan 26 (ANI): RK Laxman, the country's best-known cartoonist, passed away at 94 on Monday evening, at the Dinanath Mangeshkar hospital in Pune, where he was on life support for the past few days. Born in 1921 in Mysore, Laxman had no formal training in cartooning but the work he put out over decades was sheer genius. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his condolences on the sad demise of Laxman. PM Modi tweeted- "My condolences to the family and countless well-wishers of a legend whose demise leaves a major void in our lives. RIP RK Laxman." Jan 26, 2015