Japanese foreign minister meets PM Modi in New Delhi

New Delhi, Jan 16 (ANI): Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday at the start of a two-day trip aimed at boosting ties between Asia's second and third largest economies. Kishida's trip comes on the heels of the crushing win of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in national polls last month and a visit by Modi to Japan last year. Kishida arrived in New Delhi on Friday to co-chair the eighth India-Japan Strategic Dialogue with his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj on Saturday. The two foreign ministers will review all aspects of the bilateral relations between the two countries and exchange views on regional and international issues of mutual interest. Jan 16, 2015

BJP's Delhi unit felicitates new members Shazia Ilmi and Kiran Bedi - Part- 1

New Delhi, Jan 16 (ANI): Delhi's BJP unit on Friday organized a felicitation ceremony for its new members Shazia Ilmi and Kiran Bedi. The two leaders were welcomed by Satish Upadhyay among many other dignitaries of the party. Shazia Ilmi said that she was upset with Aam Aadmi Party and therefore finally joined BJP to work for the welfare of the nation. Kiran Bedi too applauded the party and said that she drew inspiration from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and pledged to work to fulfill his dream for a prosperous nation. Jan 16, 2015

BJP's Delhi unit felicitates new members Shazia Ilmi and Kiran Bedi - Part - 2

New Delhi, Jan 16 (ANI): Delhi's BJP unit on Friday organized a felicitation ceremony for its new members Shazia Ilmi and Kiran Bedi. The two leaders were welcomed by Satish Upadhyay among many other dignitaries of the party. Shazia Ilmi said that she was upset with Aam Aadmi Party and therefore finally joined BJP to work for the welfare of the nation. Kiran Bedi too applauded the party and said that she drew inspiration from Prime Minister Narendra Modi and pledged to work to fulfill his dream for a prosperous nation. Jan 16, 2015

Various parts of nation witness protests against screening of 'MSG'

Gurgaon/ New Delhi, Jan 16 (ANI): Protests have erupted in several parts of Punjab and Haryana against the screening of the 'Messenger of God' featuring Dera Saccha Sauda Chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in lead role. Members of INLD and various other organizations held protests in Gurgaon against the controversial film. The protesters carried flags and shouted slogans but were later detained by police. The district officials in Haryana and Punjab have been asked by respective state authorities to take necessary steps to maintain law and order in view of the alleged clearance to the movie. Protest also took place in the national capital by the workers and leaders of Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD). Meanwhile, Spokesperson of the Dera alleged that the protests are being carried out by people having political interest and by those who are against peace and welfare of nation. Jan 16, 2015

Vasundhara Raje emphasizes on trade and infrastructure development for a prosperous Rajasthan

Jaipur, Jan 16 (ANI): Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu inaugurated the CII Partnership Summit which was jointly organized by Government of India and Government of Rajasthan in Jaipur. Minister of State for Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje addressed the delegates during the inaugural ceremony. In her address, Raje said that the competition should be in performance and in participation and the relationship between industry and governments now needs to be synergic, each complementing the other, for that alone is the way forward. She added that her vision for Rajasthan is a state with modern infrastructure, expanding opportunities for employment, social security and quality human resources. Jan 16, 2015

Belgium raid on alleged terror group kills two

Belgian police shot dead two alleged militants in a gun battle during a huge operation to foil what they called an imminent terrorist plot, raising fresh alarm for Europe days after 17 people were killed in Paris. Duration: 00:42 Jan 16, 2015

Hong Kong student leaders turn themselves in to police

Student protest leaders including the teenage face of the pro-democracy movement, Joshua Wong, turn themselves in to police as Hong Kong authorities target prominent figures who spearheaded mass rallies. Duration: 01:00 Jan 16, 2015

Nigerian president visits Boko Haram heartland

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan on Thursday met survivors of what is thought to be Boko Haram's worst attack in its six-year insurgency, in a surprise visit to the troubled northeast. Duration: 01:00 Jan 16, 2015

Andhra Pradesh CM Chandrababu Naidu meets Nitin Gadkari

New Delhi, Jan 16 (ANI): Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday met Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari in Delhi over varied range of issues. Gadkari said that Naidu discussed about converting two states road connecting Rayalaseema and Andhra Pradesh to a Highway. He also talked about varied ramnge of issues which include state roads and the condition of the same. Gadkari said that the ministry agreed on the same and the work on it will start soon. Jan 16, 2015

Petition filed in HC for removal of Madan Mitra from West Bengal Cabinet

Kolkata, Jan 16 (ANI): Lawyer Subhrojit Bahaduri filed a petition on Friday Kolkata High Court seeking removal of Madan Mitra from the post of state Transport Minister as he is in jail in the Saradha chit fund case. He cannot also perform his duties as a minister from behind the bars, the petitioner said. Stating that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has not yet removed Mitra from her Cabinet, the petitioner requested for the court's intervention to direct the state government to remove Mitra. Jan 16, 2015

Former AAP leader Shazia Ilmi joins BJP, says it is an opportunity to serve people

New Delhi, Jan 16 (ANI): Former AAP leader Shazia Ilmi joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday. The announcement of Shazia joining the BJP was made at a press conference in the national headquater, which was attended by Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay, Shazia Ilmi and other leaders. Speaking on the occasion, Shazia said that she is thankful to everyone for giving her this opportunity and that this is an opportunity to serve the nation and its people. Shazia further stated that she doesn't have the desire to fight polls. Jan 16, 2015