Fiji National University will improve quality of life: PM Modi

Suva, Nov 19 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the newly established Fiji National University (FNU) would help improve the quality of life of people by introducing new ideas and addressing problems of the island country. While addressing a gathering at FNU in Suva on Wednesday Modi said the world had turned into an open area for knowledge seekers and new researches and applications are bringing positive changes in people's lives. He added that journey towards acquiring knowledge should not be confined within inculcating traditional values. Nov 19, 2014

Politicos react after Sharad Pawar says stability of Fadnavis govt not NCP's responsibility

New Delhi, Nov 19 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Wednesday after NCP Chief Sharad Pawar said that ensuring the stability of Maharashtra government is not NCP's responsibility and asked the NCP cadres to start preparing for the mid-term polls. BJP leader Nalin Kohli said that Maharashtra government is very stable and BJP has started working for the people. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that Sharad Pawar is preparing for the worst situation that can arise for him. Congress leader Manish Tewari said that BJP's government in Maharashtra is a minority government and it is the Governor's responsibility to decide whether BJP has a right to form such a government in Maharashtra or not. Nov 19, 2014

Adarsh Scam Case: HC rejects plea seeking to drop Ashok Chavan's name from list of accused

Mumbai, Nov 19 (ANI): The Bombay High Court on Wednesday rejected the CBI plea seeking to delete the name of former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan from the list of accused in the Adarsh Society Scam case. Justice ML Tahiliyani gave the ruling in the CBI revision application after its earlier plea was rejected by a Special CBI court in January. The HC stated that it is for the trial court to decide who to prosecute in the case. Nov 19, 2014

Buses brave 'road of fear' in Syria's divided Aleppo

Aleppo, once the economic capital of Syria, is now a city split in two. To go from one side to the other, travelers must be brave for more than 400 kilometers. It’s a harrowing journey, and an extremely dangerous one. Duration: 01:58 Nov 19, 2014

Aurobindo Pharma Ltd Director's car attacked in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Nov 19 (ANI): An unidentified man open fired on the car of Director and Vice- Chairman of Aurobindo Pharma Ltd., K Nityananda Reddy in Hyderabad on Wednesday morning. The senior cop informed that the assailant, however, managed to escape leaving the weapon behind. Nov 19, 2014

Sonia, Rahul pay tribute to Indira Gandhi on her birth anniversary

New Delhi, Nov 19 (ANI): Congress president Sonia Gandhi and party vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday offered floral tributes to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her 97th birth anniversary. President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Hamid Ansari and former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh also offered floral tributes to India's first woman Prime Minister at her memorial in Shakti Sthal. Nov 19, 2014

BJP pulls up Lalu for calling PM Modi 'NRI'

New Delhi, Nov 19 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday hit back at Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav for calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi a Non Resident Indian, saying there is no need to take any advice from a person who is outside jail at the moment and challenging his conviction. Taking a jibe at Prime Minister Modi's ongoing three-nation visit, Lalu had earlier on Tuesday quipped that the former had become a Non Resident Indian. He also lashed out at the BJP-led government's promise to bring back black money stashed in safe havens abroad within 100 days of coming to power. The former Bihar chief minister had also condemned the 'Swacch Bharat Abhiyan' and dubbed it as an excuse for a photo opportunity. Nov 19, 2014

Mamata says will quit CM's post if links to Saradha scam are proved, BJP reacts

New Delhi, Nov 19 (ANI): West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has said that she would quit the CM's chair if it was proved that she had any links to the Saradha scam. She also said that she doesn't know BJP chief Amit Shah. Reacting over this, BJP on Wednesday said that the way names of TMC leaders are coming in the scam, very soon Mamata will have to quit the post. Nov 19, 2014

Muzaffarnagar Khap Panchayat bans mobile for girls, Women activists condemn

New Delhi/ Muzaffarnagar, Nov 19 (ANI): In a recent event, Muzaffarnagar Khap panchayats on Wednesday have banned the use of mobile phones for young girls. MPSS President N Pundir said that use of mobile phones is like following the western culture which is wrong and parents should keep a check on their daughters. Vice President of AIDWA's Delhi unit, Maimoona Mollah said that such declarations made by the Khap panchayats are highly condemnable and it spoils the mentality of people. NCW Member Shamina Shafiq said that the government should deal strictly with the Khaps who spoil the lives of women living in their respective area. Nov 19, 2014

PM Modi addresses Fiji's Parliament

Fiji, Nov 19 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday, addressed the Fiji Parliament. Modi said that India and Fiji are quite similar in terms of representing women in politics but added that India can learn a lot from Fiji as their ratio for women parliamentarians was higher. He congratulated Fiji for a recent successful election highlighting its importance for democracy. He also said that Fiji has led the G-77 with great vision and statesmanship. Modi also said that trade relations between India and Fiji have been modest. Nov 19, 2014

PM Modi announces visa on arrival for Fijians

Fiji, Nov 19 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing the Fiji Parliament on Wednesday, announced visa on arrival for Fijians. Modi said that India is prepared to work for a digital Fiji. Prime Minister announced a financial help of five million US dollars to Fiji for development of its villages. He also laid emphasis on the need to work in areas of climate and energy. Nov 19, 2014