Visakhapatnam, Dec 20 (ANI): The Indian Navy vessel, INSV Mhadei lowered its anchor at port city of Visakhapatnam after circumnavigating the world twice. Mhadei was part of a pioneer project 'Sagar Parikrama' (Sea Navigation), aimed at undertaking a solo world trip on an Indian built vessel. It uses its sails and does not operate on fuel. The vessel has now completed over 100,000 nautical miles since it left Indian shores in 2009.
Mhadei's Skipper, Commander Dilip Donde, completed his first solo navigation across the world on the vessel between August 2009 and May 2010 sailing for 157 days, and became the first Indian to complete the feat.Dec 20, 2014
New Delhi/ Nagpur, Dec 20 (ANI): RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat's 'bhule-bhatke' remark over religion conversion on Saturday drew flak from various political and religious leaders. Congress leaders, Salman Khurshid, Former SP leader Kamal Farooqui and BSP leader Sudhindra Bhadoria condemned the remark and said that this is against the constitution of India. Chief Imam of All India Imam Organisation, Umer Ahmed Ilyasi, said that converting religion by choice is not wrong but doing it forcefully is completely against law. Meanwhile, BJP leader Ashwini Chaubey and RSS Supporter Virag Pachpore supported Mohan Bhagwat's statement.Dec 20, 2014
New Delhi, Dec 20 (ANI): Deputy Election Commissioner of India Vinod Zutshi on Saturday said that Jammu and Kashmir assembly elections witnessed the highest turnout in the last 25 years. He added that the overall voting turnout recorded for all phases in the entire J and K state is 65%. He further stated that overall polling percentage recorded for 5th phase of the assembly election is 76%. As many as 18,28,904 eligible voters, comprising 9,59,011 men and 8,69,891 women exercised their franchise at 2,366 polling stations.Dec 20, 2014
New Delhi, Dec 20 (ANI): Jharkhand Deputy Election Commissioner Umesh Sinha on Saturday said that overall voting turnout recorded for all phases in the entire Jharkhand State is 66.03%. He added that the overall polling percentage recorded for 5th phase of Jharkhand Assembly election is 71.25%. He further stated that it has been the highest turn out as compared to any election in the state of Jharkhand.Dec 20, 2014
Akola, Dec 20 (ANI): Diplomat Devyani Khobragade on Saturday clarifying her statement said that government official has to make sure that he/she clarifies that the given statement is a personal view if they engage with any public medium. She added that she didn't say anything that could be taken as criticism of government or that may embarrass the relation between India and any foreign government.Dec 20, 2014
Guwahati, Dec 20 (ANI): A city court on Saturday remanded Burdwan blast accused Shahnoor Alam to 14 days judicial custody in Guwahati. He was allegedly the inancial brain of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) terror group and was arrested by National Investigation Agency (NIA) with the help of central security agencies from Nalbari district of Assam on December 6. NIA had last month arrested his wife but Alam had been on the run since the blast. The blast took place at a house in Burdwan area, killing two JMB militants and injuring another.Dec 20, 2014
Australian police say they have arrested the mother of most of eight children reportedly stabbed to death in the northern city of Cairns, as vigils are held to mourn the tragedy. Duration: 00:43Dec 20, 2014
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New Delhi, Dec 20 (ANI): Parenting has always been crucial but at present times it has become more difficult in comparison to the past times. A child's character is build up in the formative years and in these years parents are the first teacher to the kids.
Talking about the do's and don'ts of positive parenting, the famous Author Shiv Khera said...'Good parenting give headaches but bad parenting gives heartaches' the saying is very true as positive parenting in the formative years can prepare or doom the future of a child.Dec 20, 2014
New Delhi, Dec 20 (ANI): According to a study by Harvard University, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tops the list of global leaders with reference to the developmental issues took up by him. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that the foreign studies hold no meaning because decision of development is actually taken by the people of the country. Congress leader Manish Tewari said that Harvard has not considered all facts before study as no development has taken place in last 6 months of PM Modi's rule. JD (U) leader Ali Anwar said that such studies are not trustworthy. Meanwhile, BJP leader Sambit Patra said that the leaders of Opposition should learn from these studies as PM Modi is being appreciated worldwide for the development issues raised by him.Dec 20, 2014
Mumbai, Maharashtra, Dec 20 (ANI): Devyani Khobragade's father Uttam Khobragade on Saturday said that the government officials can talk to the press without the permission of government and that such an action won't violate any civil service rule. Defending his daughter Devyani, Uttam Khobragade said that the government official cannot criticize any government policy while talking to press and Devyani didn't speak about or against government. Reportedly, Ministry of External Affairs has stripped Devyani Khobragade of her duties after she spoke to NDTV about her arrest and strip search in the US.Dec 20, 2014
Sopore, Dec 20 (ANI): A village sarpanch was shot dead by suspected militants in Sopore town of Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district on Saturday. The sarpanch, Ghulam Mohammad Bhat, was shot dead when polling was on for the fifth and final phase of assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir. Bhat succumbed to his bullet injuries while being shifted to the hospital. An FIR has been registered in the case and investigation has been initiated to identify the culprit. In Jammu and Kashmir, the voting is taking place for 20 assembly seats in border districts of Jammu, Kathua and Rajouri. There are 213 candidates in the fray in this phase.Dec 20, 2014