National Conference is only force that can stop BJP_s divisive agenda: Omar Abdullah

Srinagar, Dec 05 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said that only his party could stop the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from coming to power in the state. A recent poll said that BJP would win the most seats in Jammu and Kashmir but would fall short of its goal of 44 in the 87-seat state assembly. Referring to Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti_s statement, Abdullah said the BJP wanted to pursue divisive agenda. The state chief minister said the unprecedented 70 percent voting in the last two phases of elections is due to the BJP fear. Dec 5, 2014

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Foodies satiate taste buds at fest in Assam

Guwahati, Dec 05 (ANI): Food lovers throng annual Mongolian Food Festival, which is organised during the winters, in northeastern Assam state. Organised on the banks of River Brahmaputra, the 10-day long food fest in Guwahati city saw visitors enjoying varieties of food prepared by different tribes. People savoured dishes specific to Assam. Most of the tribes in Assam are of Mongolian origin. Some also have their origins in the Tibeto-Burman and South-East Asian regions. The organisers believe the traditions, culture and food practices of Mongolian-origin tribes are diminishing and such kinds of events will help people in promoting their food items. The tribal foods of the northeast were not that popular five to ten years ago but nowadays they have become an attraction among people. Apart from various delicacies, local rice beer was also served at most of the stalls, which is a traditional delicacy of the region. The festival, which began on November 30, will conclude on December 10. Dec 5, 2014

Mugabe warns estranged deputy at key party meeting

Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe sought Thursday to shut down a bubbling succession battle at a key party congress, warning that his embattled deputy and onetime heir apparent could face criminal charges. Dec 5, 2014