Members of Israel's ruling Likud began voting Wednesday for their party leader with rightwing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu seeking another term at the helm ahead of snap elections in March. Duration: 00:32Dec 31, 2014
New Delhi/Surat, Dec 31 (ANI): An anti-terror police mock drill sparked a controversy after one of the person posing as a terrorist wore a skull cap suggesting that the terrorists belonged to a particular community.The drill meant to check the preparedness during a terror attack was organized by the Surat Rural Police.Dec 31, 2014
Coimbatore, Dec 31 (ANI): Eight pregnant women have lost their lives in a week after undergoing caesarean section in Ooty town of Tamil Nadu. Most of the deaths occurred between December 24 and December 30. Some of the patients, who were referred to Coimbatore Medical College Hospital after developing complications, also did not survive. Relatives said most of them died of excessive bleeding post surgery. Anandraj, husband of a victim Saraswati, said she was keeping fine till she was brought to the hospital. Relatives of the victims allege the absence of qualified doctors on duty when the operations were carried out. Meanwhile, a medical team from Coimbatore Medical College Hospital has been sent to Ooty to probe the matter.Dec 31, 2014
New Delhi, Dec 31 (ANI): Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi said on Wednesday that adequate security arrangements have been made for New Year celebrations in the capital. He said that additional security forces have been deployed for the security of citizens and to ensure peaceful celebrations. Bassi also added that inputs of threats are being considered and security has been tightened in its wake.Dec 31, 2014
Samba, Dec 31 (ANI): One Border Security Force (BSF) jawan has been killed, while another was injured when a patrolling party of the force came under fire from the Pakistani side at the International border in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday. There was heavy firing by Pakistan on the patrolling party of BSF along IB in Suchtegarh forward belt in Samba sector.Dec 31, 2014
Gurgaon, Dec 31 (ANI): IAS Officer Pradeep Kasni was transferred by the Haryana government allegedly in wake of land deal mafia threats as Kasni was on the verge of exposing land scams. The move comes days after Kasni sent a report on nexus between developers and revenue officials. The development comes within a month Kasni took over the post. He had only a month ago been given his posting as Divisional Commissioner of Gurgaon. Kasni said that he has been transferred many times by various governments. He added that whenever new government comes to power it does not want the previous officers to continue working.Dec 31, 2014
Forget the cyber war which has become a reality this December. So many things happened in 2014, but one person steals the show and he is Mr Modi, a 64 year old 15th prime minister of India.
First, The humble Tea almost replaced Amul.
Modi also replaced BJP successfully.
He was the most searched, only next to cute cat pictures and 'sunny Leone'.Dec 31, 2014
Kolkata, Dec 31 (ANI): TMC MP Idris Ali from Basirhat on Wednesday gave clarification over his controversial statement on Saradha scam. Earlier, he threatened to resort to violence in West Bengal if Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is framed in the Saradha scam.Dec 31, 2014
Siliguri, Dec 31 (ANI): Two people died in a late night fire at a hotel in Siliguri city of West Bengal on Wednesday (December 31). The fire broke out at around 1.00 am (1930 GMT) when the hotel guests were sleeping in their rooms. The fire fighters managed to rescue few people, who were immediately rushed to a local government hospital for treatment. The cause of the fire was not ascertained immediately. Preliminary reports suggested it broke out due to a short circuit. Other guests were shifted to hotels nearby.Dec 31, 2014
Srinagar, Dec 31 (ANI): A three-day winter festival organized by the tourism department of Jammu and Kashmir is attracting people as the arrival of tourists to the state has picked up months after floods devastated the valley. Kashmir saw a major decrease in number of tourists after September deluge in which hundreds of people were killed and thousands of villages were destroyed. However, the tourism department is trying to regain what it lost with its winter event called 'Jashne Chilai-e-Kalan'. Chilai kalan is the coldest 40 day winter period in the northern state that starts from December 21. The Kashmir valley is witnessing intense cold wave with sub-zero temperatures. The purpose behind organizing this winter festival is to let people know that Jammu and Kashmir is back to normalcy.Various cultural activities are being held during the festival where dancers and musicians perform, comedy and folk theatre acts are showcased and people dress up as snowman to entertain the kids. A visitor to the event, Majid, said that such events will help promote Kashmir's culture and traditions.Dec 31, 2014