Obama vows 'more fair and just' immigration laws

Pledging to fix America's "broken" immigration system, President Barack Obama offered five million undocumented migrants protection from deportation Thursday, allowing families to emerge from the shadows and seek work permits. Duration: 01:18 Nov 21, 2014

Dalai Lama calls for social equality to uphold world peace

New Delhi, Nov 21 (ANI): Tibetan spiritual leader, His Holiness, The Dalai Lama called for social equality to uphold world peace while speaking at World Hindu Congress meet in New Delhi on Friday, which aims at uniting the society across the globe. The Dalai Lama said that war and violence are created by man, which needs to be stopped. Hailing the teachings and the values of the Hinduism, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh Chief Mohan Bhagwat said that Hinduism preaches to rise in all walks of life, which will help to bring equality in the society. The conference is being attended by about 1,500 delegates from 40 countries of the world. The conference is scheduled to have 45 sessions, which attract educationist and scientist from across the globe. Nov 21, 2014

Gaurav Bhatia on SP chief Mulayam's grand birthday celebrations

New Delhi/Rampur, Nov 21 (ANI): While Samajwadi party Chief Mulayam Singh's grand birthday celebrations continue in Rampur, the opposition parties have raised question on the expenditure incurred. Reacting over this SP leader Gaurav Bhatia said that the opposition parties are free to say anything, they are frustrated with the success of SP chief. He said that the common people and party members are celebrating his birthday. On funding for the grand celebration, he said that the Samajwadi Party is capable enough to celebrate his birthday. Nov 21, 2014

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar meets prime minister of Iraq

Erbil, Nov 21 (ANI): Indian spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar met Prime Minister of semi-autonomous Kurdistan region of Iraq, Nechirvan Barzani, and discussed plans to psychologically rehabilitate war-ravaged people. Prasad plans to teach yoga and meditation to a group of war-weary Iraqis, whom he hopes will extend their new-found inner peace to their nation. The Islamic State (IS) has caused international alarm by capturing large expanses of Iraq and Syria, declaring an Islamic "caliphate" that extends across the border between the two. His teachings are based on ancient principles of yoga, but he has added elements of his own and aligned it with meditation techniques. Nov 21, 2014

TMC leader Srinjoy Bose arrested in Saradha scam

New Delhi, Nov 21 (ANI): Trinamool Congress MP Srinjoy Bose has been arrested in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam. Bose is the second MP and third Trinamool Congress leader to be arrested in the multi-crore chit fund scam in which lakhs of people in West Bengal lost their savings. Earlier in the day before reaching the CBI office, Bose had dismissed reports of his involvement in the scam. Nov 21, 2014

Jama Masjid's Syed Ahmed Bukhari welcomes Delhi HC's decision on son's anointment

New Delhi, Nov 21 (ANI): Chief cleric of Delhi's grand mosque Jama Masjid, Syed Ahmed Bukhari, welcomed the decision of Delhi High Court on his son's anointment. The Delhi High Court, on Friday refused to stay the anointment ceremony of Bukhari's son, calling it a personal function. The anointment ceremony of Bukhari's 19-year-old son Shaban is going to take place on November 22 in New Delhi. The Delhi High Court has sought reply to the petition from central government, Waqf Board and cleric Bukhari by January 28. Nov 21, 2014

MoU claiming German as 3rd language should not be passed by central govt: Smriti Irani

New Delhi, Nov 21 (ANI): Talking about the controversy on German language in Kendriya Vidayalas, HRD Minister Smriti Irani said that there was a memorandum of understanding that was presenting German language as the third language in India. She said that any such MoU is against the Constitution of India and cannot be passed by the central government. Irani said that she rejected to sign on the MoU when it came for renewal. The HRD Minister also said that as far as students are concerned, teachers will be made available for them on choice of any Indian language but not on German language which is a foreign language. Nov 21, 2014

Poor citizens are benefitting from 'Jan Dhan Yojna': Modi

Daltonganj, Nov 21 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that poor people of the country are benefitting from the 'Jan Dhan Yojna' launched by the Modi government. Modi was addressing a rally at Daltonganj, Jharkhand. Nov 21, 2014

MS Dhir joins BJP, says others from AAP should do the same

New Delhi, Nov 21 (ANI): In a big jolt to AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal before Delhi assembly polls, MS Dhir on Friday joined BJP. Delhi BJP President Satish Upadhyay welcomed Dhir to the party at an event. MS Dhir said that he had no word with the AAP leaders till now but if they contact, he will advice them to join the ruling BJP too. Dhir also appreciated Prime Minister Narendra Modi's developmental vision. Earlier, AAP has denied party ticket for Dhir who was former speaker of Delhi Assembly. Nov 21, 2014