Manipur CM urges PM at Sangai festival closing ceremony to boost connectivity, tourism part - 1

Imphal, Nov 30 (ANI): Manipur Chief Minister and Congress leader Okram Ibobi Singh on Sunday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for gracing the Sangai festival closing ceremony in Imphal. Singh urged Prime Minister Modi to boost connectivity and tourism in the state. He also described other problems that the people of Manipur were facing and sought his help on the issues. Nov 30, 2014

Manipur CM urges PM at Sangai festival closing ceremony to boost connectivity, tourism part - 2

Imphal, Nov 30 (ANI): Manipur Chief Minister and Congress leader Okram Ibobi Singh on Sunday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for gracing the Sangai festival closing ceremony in Imphal. Singh urged Prime Minister Modi to boost connectivity and tourism in the state. He also described other problems that the people of Manipur were facing and sought his help on the issues. Nov 30, 2014

Amit Shah slams TMC MPs for protest against black money in Parliament

Kolkata, Nov 30 (ANI): BJP President Amit Shah on Sunday while addressing a rally in Kolkata slammed the Trinamool Congress MPs for staging a protest against black money in Parliament. Shah slamming TMC MPs said that whether Saradha Chit fund money is black money or white money. He added that the people of West Bengal had voted for TMC with the hope for development of the State but TMC failed to fulfill the hopes of the people. Nov 30, 2014

Amit Shah calls for 'Didi free Bengal during his rally in Kolkata

Kolkata, Nov 30 (ANI): BJP President Amit Shah on Sunday while addressing a rally in Kolkata appealed to the people to vote for change and development in the state. Shah urged the people to vote for the BJP in order to ensure that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s development plans can be carried forward in the state. Shah further called for 'Didi free Bengal’ in the rally. Nov 30, 2014

Amit Shah halts speech as Azan sounds

Kolkata, Nov 30 (ANI): BJP President Amit Shah on Sunday while addressing a rally stopped his speech when the azan sounded from a nearby mosque. Taking a dig at the West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Shah said that the speech should be stopped as he didn’t want to give Mamata any excuse. Nov 30, 2014

Two dead as Taliban attack foreign compound in Kabul

Taliban militants attack a foreign compound in Kabul, killing two employees in the latest strike to hit the Afghan capital during the final weeks of NATO's 13-year war against the insurgents. Duration: 00:37 Nov 30, 2014

US couple in Qatar cleared over daughter's death

A Qatari appeals court on Sunday acquitted a US couple charged with parental neglect. Matthew and Grace Huang were arrested in January 2013 after the death of their 8-year-old daughter Gloria, who had been adopted from Ghana. Duration: 00:59 Nov 30, 2014

Artists from India and Pakistan share stage during music festival to bolster bilateral ties

Amritsar, Nov 30 (ANI): A 41-member delegation of Pakistani artists shared stage with their Indian counterparts during a joint cultural festival 'Saanjh' in Amritsar city. The event is likely to bring the peace building process back on track. With an aim to bolster the bilateral ties and restart the peace building measures, which were derailed by the recent skirmishes along the international border, the event brings together cultural artists of both nuclear-armed neighbours with a positive note. The festival is being organised by centre for preservation and promotion of heritage Punarjyot in collaboration with its Lahore-based counterpart Rafi Peer Theatre Workshop (RPTW). Meanwhile, Punjab Governor Shivraj Patil who was present at the festival, said peace will come not with fights but maturity. Indian artist Geetan said that the event had provided an opportunity to share stage with renowned artists such as Sufi singers from Pakistan. Nov 30, 2014

PM Modi addresses BJP workers in Guwahati

Guwahati, Nov 30 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed BJP workers in Guwahati. Modi said that BJP is a nationalist party and it does not indulge in politics of fights. He said that BJP is the only party which took up the issue of development for elections and also executed it after coming to power. He also said that security of north-east and especially Assam will not be compromised. Modi then referred to the membership drive initiated by the party Chief Amit Shah and said that it is the responsibility of all workers to make it a success. Nov 30, 2014

Irfan Pathan remembers Phillip Hughes

Mumbai, Nov 30 (ANI): Indian cricketer and fast bowler Irfan Pathan remembered Phillip Hughes who died after being struck on the head by a bouncer while playing a domestic match at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Hughes died in hospital in Sydney on Thursday, two days after he was struck on the head, casting a pall over a cricket-mad nation which is co-hosting the World Cup early next year. Pathan said that the cricketing world had lost a great talent. Pathan recalled the incident when his bouncer had hit Zimbabwe batsman MA Vermeulen back in 2004. Cricket balls are roughly the same shape and size of a baseball but harder and heavier. Fast bowlers regularly bowl at speeds of 140kph and short-pitched balls, known as 'bouncers', are often used as a tactic to intimidate batsmen. The funeral of Hughes, will take place in his hometown of Macksville on Wednesday (December 3). Nov 30, 2014

Christians in Kochi hail sainthood conferred on Carmelite priest, nun

Kochi, Nov 30 (ANI): Over 50,000 people throng Kerala for Thanksgiving Mass to commemorate the sainthood conferred on the Carmelites, priest Chavara Elias Kuriakose and nun Euphrasia Eluvathingal, by Pope Francis in Saint Peter's Square in Vatican City. Followers of the faith flocked at Rajagiri Valley in Kerala to celebrate the public function. Pope Francis conferred sainthood on two Indians and four Italians on November 23, saying their "creative" commitment to assisting the poor had laid a path for others to follow. Apostolic Nuncio of India, Archbishop Salvatore Pennacchio, who inaugurated the public meeting, praised the Kerala Church for its significant role in evangelisation. Nov 30, 2014

Reactions pour in after PM Modi calls for 'SMART' policing at conference of DGPs and IGPs

New Delhi, Nov 30 (ANI): Reactions poured in on Sunday after Prime Minister Narendra Modi advocated the concept of 'SMART' policing, and discussed the need of an efficient intelligence network that does not need any arms and ammunition to run the government at a conference of DGPs and IGPs. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that the country needs police reforms as well as judicial reforms. Former DGP Prakash Singh said that PM Modi gave new definition to 'SMART' which if followed will reform the police. Nov 30, 2014

BJP says democracy and justice prevailed as Amit Shah is all set to address rally in Kolkata

Kolkata, Nov 30 (ANI): BJP leaders on Sunday said that democracy and justice prevailed as party President Amit Shah is all set to address a rally in Kolkata. The Kolkata high court allowed Shah to hold the rally after the municipal corporation, police and fire department refused permission after inspecting the venue. The court ruled the party could hold its rally and named two special officers to ensure the BJP complies with the rules. Party leaders said that ruling TMC in West Bengal tried in all possible way to stop BJP spread its wings in the state, but could not hold on to it for long. Siddharth Nath Singh said that state CM Mamata Banerjee is scared of Modi wave spreading in West Bengal but now she will have to deal with the same. Nov 30, 2014

PDP leader says Modi should adopt Vajpayee way to resolve Kashmir issue, Politicos react

New Delhi, Nov 30 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Sunday after PDP leader Mufti Mohammad Sayeed said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi needs to adopt Vajpayee way in order to resolve Kashmir issue. NCP leader Majid Memon said that unlike PM Modi, former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee was mature and fair. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that Kashmir is a very sensitive issue and the government should take people into confidence while taking any decision in the matter. Nov 30, 2014