Young artists in Vadodara create 190 feet long painting to spread message of peace

Vadodara, Jan 10 (ANI): Around 200 children in Vadodara city created a 190-foot long painting with an aim to spread the message of peace across the globe. The young artists painted their thoughts about world peace in the painting titled, 'On The Wings Of White Angels'. The event's organiser, Hitesh Rana, said on Saturday that a photographic album of the painting would be presented to world leaders. The young artists have depicted various forms of communal violence and militancy in their painting. Jan 10, 2015

BJP condemns as Kejriwal counter attacks PM Modi's remarks on AAP

New Delhi, Jan 10 (ANI): BJP condemned AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal after Kejriwal backlashed at Prime Minister Narendra Modi's anarchist jibe. PM Modi while addressing the Abhinandan rally had indirectly attacked Kejriwal for calling himself an anarchist. BJP leader GVL Narasimha Rao said that Kejriwal is not capable of making a mark in Delhi. Speaking on AAP's allegation of BJP indulging in name-calling, BJP leader Sambit Patra said that AAP is an accusing party itself. BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi also expressed similar sentiments. Jan 10, 2015

BJP didn't find fault in AAP's 49 days' rule, shows governance was good: Kejriwal

New Delhi, Jan 10 (ANI): AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday backlashed at BJP after Prime Minister Narendra Modi indirectly hit Kejriwal for calling himself an anarchist. Kejriwal said that BJP is not left with any positive agenda that is why it is reflecting on all negative issues for the polls. He added that no BJP leader in his speech could find faults in the 49 days' rule of AAP, which means that it has given a certificate of good governance. Kejriwal then clarified that whatever he may be he is not corrupt. Jan 10, 2015

Janata Parivar meets at Mulayams residence to take forward merger process

New Delhi, Jan 10 (ANI): JD (U) chief Nitish Kumar said that Janata Parivar held discussions at Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav’s residence to take forward the merger process. He added that the SP chief will have talks with former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda and INLD leaders and the final decision on the merger will be taken in the next meeting. Jan 10, 2015

People await snowfall as cold wave persists in JandK

Srinagar, Jan 10 (ANI): There is no respite from severe cold in Kashmir where residents await snowfall in hope of better weather conditions. The plummeting temperature has left several water bodies, including the famed Dal Lake, frozen. The persistent cold wave has forced people to stay indoors in capital city, Srinagar. Another resident Mohammed Iqbal said that it became extremely difficult to go out for work in these conditions as the number of public vehicles plying on roads too comes down with the dipping temperature. The Kashmir Valley is in the midst of the 40-day-long Chillai Kalan, believed to be the harshest winter period. It had begun on December 21, 2014. Snowfall in states like Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh has a direct impact in other northern states like Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. Jan 10, 2015

Congress calls for shutdown in Gujarat against 'Vibrant Gujarat Summit'

Ahmedabad, Jan 10 (ANI): Congress party has called for a shutdown on Saturday in Gujarat protesting against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party's proposed "Vibrant Gujarat Summit" beginning Sunday. Congress activists have been holding protests at important government installations across the state. Dozens of Congress activists held a protest outside the Income Tax department in Ahmedabad city before they were detained by police. A Congress activist Ketan Rawal said the government was holding the summit to attract investments in the state at a time when it had failed to tackle important issues. The summit, which is an annual event, was the brainchild of Narendra Modi when he ruled the state before becoming prime minister last year. The ruling BJP slammed the Congress for organising protests accusing it of putting brakes on development. Jan 10, 2015

Emergency government meeting in Paris, hostage bodies removed

France holds an emergency meeting of key ministers, hours after a dramatic end to twin sieges. Earlier, French police removed bodies after the Paris Jewish grocery siege ends with the death of four hostages and the gunman. Duration: 00:52 Jan 10, 2015

Brazilians protest against fresh bus price hikes

Several thousand people marched in Sao Paulo and Rio on Friday against the latest round of transport fare hikes, some 18 months after the issue sparked unprecedented mass protests in June 2013. Duration: 01:34 Jan 10, 2015

Ecuadorian cartoonist mourns French victims

Ecuadorian cartoonist Xavier Bonilla calls on people to fight intolerance with humor after the bloody attack against the French satirical publication Charlie Hebdo. Duration: 01:00 Jan 10, 2015

Stringent security measures in place at Indian coasts: Admiral RK Dhowan

Bengaluru, Jan 10 (ANI): Chief of Indian Navy, Admiral RK Dhowan on Saturday said that stringent security measures were being observed at all the coasts across the country. He said that a strict security cover was in place in these areas even before the Pakistani 'terror boat' was intercepted by Indian Coast Guard off the Porbandar coast in western India on the New Year's Eve. Admitting that dealing with the "non-sate actors" was a tough job, Dhowan said that thousands of merchant ships were in the Indian waters at any given time, guarding the country's 7516 km coastline. The Indian Navy Chief asserted that the naval troops were ready to take on any challenge at any given time. Jan 10, 2015

Reactions pour in after PM Modi kick starts BJP's poll campaign in Delhi

New Delhi, Jan 10 (ANI): Reactions poured in on Saturday after Prime Minister Narendra Modi kick started BJP's campaign for the upcoming assembly elections in Delhi. BJP unit in Delhi chief Satish Upadhyay and BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi praised PM Modi for his speech. Congress leader Anand Sharma slammed PM Modi for behaving like an 'event manager' of BJP and hoarding crowd for his rally. Congress leader J P Aggarwal criticized Modi for delivering a non-fruitful speech. Congress leader Shobha Oza claimed the Modi's "vijay rath" would be broken till it reaches Delhi. Congress leader Manish Tewari slammed Modi for only talking about development and not taking action in that regard. Jan 10, 2015

PM Modi addresses rally in Delhi, lauds his 'Jan Dhan Yojana'

New Delhi, Jan 10 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday addressed a rally at Ramlila Ground in New Delhi ahead of Assembly Polls in the capital state. Modi praised Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu for being informed about the capital state and initializing various reforms for development. He lauded his 'Jan Dhan Yojana' under which poor were able to open up their bank accounts and added a lot of amount to the country's GDP. He also said that the Congress party was never able to do anything for the benefit of poor. Jan 10, 2015

Anti-Islamic sentiment spreads in Germany

Germany has become the latest European country to witness mass anti-Islamic protests, with the deadly attacks in Paris threatening to swell anti-Muslim sentiment. Duration: 02:44 Jan 10, 2015