Modi wave invigorates stock market in Gujarat

Rajkot, Nov 25 (ANI): Riding on the Modi wave, the share market in Gujarat is on a newfound high as Gujaratis trade in new Initial Public Offering (IPOs) and invest more and more in stock markets. Modi's victory unleashed a rush of money from foreign portfolios betting the reformist prime minister would drive a quick recovery. The retail investors in Gujarat have gained confidence once again and are back in business. CEO of SKSE Securities Limited, Ashok Koyani, said that in the coming years Modi's government will provide the much needed impetus for the stock market. The economy is showing some signs of revival and inflation has plummeted, aided largely by a drop in global oil prices. Nov 25, 2014

Residents of Nepal enthusiastic about Indian PM Narendra Modi's visit to the country

Kathmandu, Nov 25 (ANI): Residents of Nepal are enthusiastic about Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the country for 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit as Modi is scheduled to arrive in capital Kathmandu later in the day on Tuesday. Leaders from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Nepal, India and Pakistan meet in Kathmandu for two days for the plenary session from November 26 for the SAARC summit. The last minute preparations for the summit are in full swing in Nepal as the authorities have heightened the security for the two-day event where leaders from eight nations will meet and discuss the core issues of importance. Meanwhile, the youth of Nepal is also hoping for stronger ties between the two nations and is busy with cultural activities for the grand welcome. Nov 25, 2014

PM Modi arrives in Nepal to attend SAARC Summit

Kathmandu, Nov 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Kathmandu, Nepal on Tuesday to attend the 18th SAARC Summit. Modi was accorded a ceremonial guard of honour at the airport. It would be Modi's second meeting with nearly all the SAARC leaders, except for Afghanistan which has a new president Ashraf Ghani. A likely meeting between Modi and Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the summit has lent added interest to the meeting of the eight-member bloc. Nov 25, 2014

Minor explosion outside polling station in J and K

Bandipore, Nov 25 (ANI): A minor explosion took place in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipore district on Tuesday morning reportedly. Security officials say that it was a very low intensity blast in a rocky terrain of the district, and added that there were no casualties so far. In the wake of the blast, the security drill in the district has been tightened, given that the first phase of assembly elections in the state is currently on. The DIG of North Kashmir, Ghulam Hassan Butt said that there was no need to panic. Meanwhile, about 20 percent voting was reported in the state till a little after 10 a.m. this morning. Prime Minister Modi and Chief Minister Omar Abdullah have appealed to the people to come out in large numbers to vote. Nov 25, 2014

Suresh Prabhu and Ch. Birender Singh files nomination papers for RS seats

Chandigarh, Nov 25 (ANI): Union Ministers Suresh Prabhu and Ch. Birender Singh filed their nomination papers from Haryana on Tuesday. The two ministers were nominated by BJP for by-elections to two Rajya Sabha seats in Haryana. Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and other BJP MLAs were present when the two filed their nominations before Returning Officer Sumit Kumar, who is also the Secretary of Haryana Assembly. Prabhu said that the two will work for the state along with working at the centre and will take Haryana to new heights. However, Singh said that he is used to the works of a Rajya Sabha MP from his past experience. The Election Commission had earlier notified the by-election to the Council of States from Haryana. As per the schedule, the last date for filing nominations is November 25. Nov 25, 2014

Pained by the behaviour of Congress: Venkaiah Naidu on black money

New Delhi, Nov 25 (ANI): Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu said on Tuesday that he does not need to give an account of what the government is doing in regard with the black money issue because the entire nation is watching it. Naidu added that he is deeply pained by the behaviour of Congress party in Parliament because they have been the main culprits in accumulating black money abroad and now they are raising issues on the floor of the house saying that the government has not been able to fulfill its 100 days’ promise. He further requested the opposition parties to work in coordination with the government and help in running the Parliamentary sessions peacefully. Nov 25, 2014