Sonia Gandhi discharged from hospital

New Delhi, Dec 23 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi was discharged from a hospital in New Delhi on Tuesday after successfully recovering from a respiratory tract infection. Gandhi was admitted to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital on Thursday (December 18) after she complained about experiencing difficulty while breathing. Chairman of Board of Management of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, Dr DS Rana, said that Gandhi will be resting for the coming few days. Dec 23, 2014

It will take time to form govt, not in hurry: Mehbooba Mufti

Srinagar, Dec 23 (ANI): PDP Chief Mehbooba Mufti said on Tuesday that it will take time to form a government to provide "good governance". Talking to mediapesons in Srinagar Mehbooba said that while she was happy the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) had become the single largest group in the 87-member assembly, the outcome was not to her expectation. She added that the PDP was in no hurry to form a government and refused to say if her party would prefer to sail with the Bharatiya Janata Party, or the Congress. Dec 23, 2014

Churches in Mumbai being decked up ahead of Christmas

Mumbai, Dec 23 (ANI): Ahead of Christmas, churches in India's showbiz city Mumbai have been decked up as people are preparing in full spirit for the festivity. The churches have been brightly lit and decorated with festoons. Christmas trees and tinsel streamers, baubles, stars, lights, and bells have been used to decorate the church. A woman at a city church, Tina Vohra, said she would pray for peace in the world. Dec 23, 2014

Nissan unveils taxi convenient for disabled persons

Hong Kong/ Tokyo, Dec 23 (ANI): Taxis are convenient daily transportation for the citizens in Hong Kong. About 18,000 taxis operating in the city are sedan type of vehicles having limited trunk space. This makes difficult for the wheelchair users. Nissan Motor recently unveiled a new generation of Taxi for Hong Kong. It offers an innovative functional cabin that unites comfort with hospitality. The New taxi offers barrier-free access to the users realized by the universal design layout. Wheelchair users may benefit from the new concept who can easily roll on and off the taxi through the back door using an attached slope. The new taxi is based on the Nissan NV200, a multi-purpose commercial vehicle that is sold throughout the world. More than 750 units are already operating in Japan, recently launched in New York City and EV model in Barcelona as the next-generation Taxi. The NV200 taxi is powered by both gasoline and LPG. This bi-fuel system is common in Europe and comes to Hong Kong for the first time. The new bi-fuel system is economical and reduces approximately 80 percent of NOx from the emission compared to conventional mono-fuel LPG models. The new taxi launch was celebrated with several groups, including Direction Association for the Handicapped, which provides assistanc Dec 23, 2014

Massive protest in PoK against erratic load shedding

Muzaffarabad, POK, December 23, 2014: Angry Citizens of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir or PoK are warning the Government to restore Electricity Supply in the area. Authorities have completely failed to control the Load Shedding, Affecting Every Section of Life and Society, Crippling the Business and Education of PoK Which Is Already One of the Poorest and Backward Region of the World. Dec 23, 2014

Syrian Christians prepare for Christmas in Homs

Despite the war, Christians in Homs who were able to return to their neighborhood are preparing Christmas in the ruins of the former "capital" of the Syrian revolution, today largely under regime control. Duration: 01:36 Dec 23, 2014

Malaysia deports Indonesian workers

Malaysia deports nearly 500 undocumented Indonesian workers, in what analysts say is part of a push to clamp down on illegal labour as the economy starts to slow. Duration: 00:42 Dec 23, 2014

Railways set to move towards using green energy: Suresh Prabhu

New Delhi, Dec 23 (ANI): Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu on Tuesday said the Railways, being one of the largest consumers of energy, has decided to diversify its energy portfolio and align with the Central Government's policy of using green energy.While inaugurating a 30 kilowatt solar power plant at the Rail Bhawan in New Delhi, Suresh Prabhu said that the government was considering harnessing energy from domestic sources. Dec 23, 2014

Mallikarjun Kharge on latest trends in Jharkhand and J and K polls

New Delhi, Dec 23 (ANI): Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Tuesday hinted the poll trends indicate the unhappiness of people towards the Congress party's coalition partners. With the counting of the votes underway, the latest reports indicate that the BJP and the PDP are running neck to neck in Jammu and Kashmir. Meanwhile, the NC seems to have lost ground since the 2008 assembly elections. Dec 23, 2014

Sajjad Lone wins from Handwara in J and K

Handwara, Dec 23 (ANI): Separatist-turned-mainstream politician Sajjad Lone has won from Handwara in north Kashmir in the state assembly polls. He contested for the first time from Handwara. Lone has revived the People's Conference founded by his father Abdul Gani Lone, who was killed during an election rally in Srinagar in 2002. Dec 23, 2014

Ranveer Singh bags FHM's Bachelor of the year award!

Mumbai, Dec 23 (ANI): Actor Ranveer Singh has grabbed the FHM's Bachelor of the year award beating eligible hunks like Salman Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Virat Kohli and even Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. FHM, one of leading men's lifestyle magazine in India, announced the winners at an annual award ceremony held in Mumbai recently. On the occasion an elated Ranveer broke into a jig after receiving the award and said, "I am glad actually that they have decided to bestow this honor upon me because I don't know how long will I live as a bachelor so it's good to receive it in good time." Well, with that is Ranveer hinting on wedding bells for him and his gorgeous girlfriend Deepika? Only time will tell!!! Dec 23, 2014

Latest trend shows BJP getting less than it expected in Jharkhand: Nitish Kumar

Patna, Dec 23 (ANI): Even as latest trends in Jharkhand assembly polls show BJP heading in the state, JD (U) leader Nitish Kumar said that the trends show that the national ruling party is getting less than it expected in the state. Citing the public rallies and advertisement by the BJP, he said that the expectation was full sweep by BJP in the state which did not seem the case. Dec 23, 2014