Politicos condemn Pak hockey players as they shame game with obscene gestures to crowd

New Delhi, Dec 14 (ANI): Politicos condemned Pakistan hockey team for disgracing the game as they made obscene gestures towards Indian fans and media after their win over India. Soon after their 4-3 win, Pakistani players went into a frenzy mode and started celebrating their victory in a wild fashion. BJP leader Kirti Azad said that this was a shame and the International Hockey Federation should take action over the same. NCP leader Majid Memon said that Pakistan players should maintain patience as the same is giving a wrong message to public. JD (U) leader Ali Anwar termed them as undisciplined. RJD leader Manoj Jha said that it was shame and that the Pakistani people may not have liked the same too. Dec 14, 2014

Residents, tourists welcome snowfall in Himachal Pradesh

Shimla, Dec 14 (ANI): Residents and tourists in Himachal Pradesh welcomed the fresh spell of snowfall with much delight on Sunday (December 14). Heavy snowfall was seen in the hill towns of Manali and Shimla which are popular tourist destinations for Indians and foreigners alike. A resident of Shimla, Gulzar Ahmed, who works as a porter, welcomed snowfall as it will bring business to the city. Tourists were seen enjoying the snowfall and throwing snowballs on each other. A tourist from Punjab, Dimple Goyal, said the place looks heaven due to white sheet of snow everywhere. Located in the tropics, most of the northern India witnesses very hot summers and largely temperate winters. Minimum temperatures even dropped to sub-zero level in higher altitudes in Jammu and Kashmir. Dec 14, 2014

Residents protest for not being allowed to cast their vote in Kashmir

Srinagar, Dec14 (ANI): Residents of Jammu and Kashmir held a protest on Sunday (December 14) for not being allowed to cast their vote after being asked to show their identification card which they lost in the recent floods. The fourth phase of polling is taking place in 18 constituencies of the state including the main cities of Srinagar and Jammu as residents brave the cold to come out and vote for change and development. A voter said that even after showing the slip, they are not allowed to vote. Hundreds of people were killed and thousands of villages were devastated, including Srinagar, in September by the worst flooding in decades in the Kashmir valley. Meanwhile, a planning officer, Masood Ahmad Khan said that they are just following the instructions given by the election commission. The voters were showing the slips that they had been given before the elections and were very angry for not being allowed to vote. Dec 14, 2014

Mann Ki Baat: 'Yoga Day declaration a matter of pride for India', says PM Modi

New Delhi, Dec 14 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday stated that the declaration of June 21 as the International Day of Yoga by the United Nations was a matter of pride for India. PM Modi was addressing his third 'Mann Ki Baat' on All India Radio. Modi even applauded the Blind Indian Cricket Team for their victory and appealed the youth to visit the northeast if they want to see the beauty of the nature. Dec 14, 2014

Common man all praise for Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat' over his anti-drug call

Lucknow/Chandigarh/Patna, Dec 14 (ANI): Common man was in all praise for Prime Minister Narendra Modi after he addressed the nation on the issue of drug menace through the radio programme 'Mann ki baat' on Sunday morning. People praised Modi for urging the youth to give up the habit of taking drugs and for advising the parents on how to save their children from the hazard of drugs. Dec 14, 2014

Kailash Satyarthi visits Rajghat to pay homage to Mahatma Gandhi

New Delhi, Dec 14 (ANI): Nobel Peace Prize winner Kailash Satyarthi visited the Rajghat in New Delhi on Sunday to pay his homage to Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi. The child rights activist laid a wreath and paid floral tributes at the Rajghat.Satyarthi and Pakistan's Malala Yousafzai received the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 at a ceremony in Oslo earlier this week for their struggle against the suppression of children and young people and for the right of all children to education. Dec 14, 2014

Bollywood theme nightclub opens in Delhi

New Delhi, Dec 14 (ANI): A lounge dedicated entirely to Bollywood is rare in New Delhi and the newly opened Cinema Lounge in the capital definitely fills the gap. The Bollywood inspired club that was recently inaugurated in a posh market of South Delhi is divided into three levels and equipped with a projector screen that will showcase legendary Bollywood movies and sports matches. Spotted at the inauguration were Bollywood actors Rahul Dev and Richa Chadda. Dec 14, 2014

Mann Ki Baat: Darkness, Destruction and Devastation are the 3Ds of drugs, says Modi Part -2

New Delhi, Dec 14 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday sought to warn the nation's youth against the menace of drugs, saying 'darkness, destruction and devastation' are the 3Ds of drugs. PM Modi was addressing his third 'Mann Ki Baat' on All India Radio. Urging the youth to give up this habit, he emphasized that drugs, not addicts, were the problem. The Prime Minister also had a word of advice for parents on how to save their children from the hazard of drugs. The Prime Minister also called for a "Drug Free India" Movement on the social media and stressed on the need to spread more awareness on the issue. Dec 14, 2014

Mann Ki Baat: Darkness, Destruction and Devastation are the 3Ds of drugs, says Modi Part -1

New Delhi, Dec 14 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday sought to warn the nation's youth against the menace of drugs, saying 'darkness, destruction and devastation' are the 3Ds of drugs. PM Modi was addressing his third 'Mann Ki Baat' on All India Radio. Urging the youth to give up this habit, he emphasized that drugs, not addicts, were the problem. The Prime Minister also had a word of advice for parents on how to save their children from the hazard of drugs. The Prime Minister also called for a "Drug Free India" Movement on the social media and stressed on the need to spread more awareness on the issue. Dec 14, 2014

Poorva Express derails in WB, one injured

Howrah, Dec 14 (ANI): One person got injured after the New Delhi- bound Poorva Express derailed at Liluah shortly after leaving Howrah station on Sunday morning. According to reports, at least 11 bogies of the train got derailed. The 12381 UP Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express was moving at a slow speed when it derailed, the officials said. The reason for the mishap was being examined. Train services on the route got affected after derailment. Officials added restoration work to resume train services on the route is going on. Dec 14, 2014

J and K Assembly Polls: PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed casts his vote

Bijbehara, Dec 14 (ANI): PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Sunday casts his vote in Bijbehara, Anantnag as fourth phase of Assembly Polls is underway in the state. Despite severe cold, people were seen going towards the polling booths and long queues of voters were seen outside the polling stations to exercise their franchise. Sayeed is a candidate from Anantnag constituency in south Kashmir. Talking to mediapersons, he said that there will be no coalition government, people will give decisive mandate. Dec 14, 2014