Salman Khan's hit and run case: Hearing adjourned till Dec 3

Mumbai, Nov 24 (ANI): Court hearing in Bollywood Actor Salman Khan’s hit and run case has been adjourned till 3rd December. Lawyer Pradeep Gharat said that Court has instructed Salman Khan's lawyer to be present Salman Khan on the next hearing. Nov 24, 2014

Director General of UNESCO meets Sushma Swaraj

New Delhi, Nov 24 (ANI): The Director General of UNESCO Irina Bokova met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi on Monday. After the meeting the Foreign Ministry spokesperson tweeted "Women to the fore in diplomacy. Minister @SushmaSwaraj and Irina Bokova DG of @UNESCO discuss 'exclusion and empowerment'". It was recently announced at a meeting of the UN Chief Executives Board (CEB) held in Washington on 20-21st November that the Director General of UNESCO will also be taking over the chairmanship of the High-Level Committee on Management (HLCM) for 2015-2016. Nov 24, 2014

Kerala Chief Oommen Chandy hopes Tamil Nadu understands concerns over disputed Mullaperiyar Dam

Chennai, Nov 24 (ANI): Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy hopes that the neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu would understand the concerns over stability of the disputed Mullaperiyar Dam that is shared by both the states. His statement comes after the water level in the dam reportedly touched 142 feet. Chandy said Kerala is concerned about the safety of those residing in the vicinity of the dam and said Tamil Nadu should understand their worries. He added he was aware of the importance of the water for both the states and that sharing was not an issue at all. The Mullaperiyar Dam site is in Kerala, but the reservoir mainly serves Tamil Nadu. Nov 24, 2014

Infidelity May be Hereditary: Study

A recent study states that both men and women are more likely to cheat on their partners due to genes inherited from their parents. Nov 24, 2014

Speculations over Modi-Sharif meet during SAARC summit gains momentum; Politicos react

New Delhi, Nov 24 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Monday after speculations over bilateral meet between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif during the SAARC summit gained momentum. BJP leader GVL Narsimha Rao said that Pakistan doesn't appear to be quite interested in having any bilateral meets. Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said that SAARC is a multi-lateral meeting and the government doesn't seem to make any preparations for any bilateral meet. CPI leader D Raja said that government will have to resume bilateral talks with Pakistan. Nov 24, 2014

Want to bring reforms in Insurance Bill soon, TMC putting baseless allegations: Venkaiah Naidu

New Delhi, Nov 24 (ANI): Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu said on Monday that the government is committed to bring reforms in the Insurance Bill soon and is sure to gain support of Congress and other major opposition parties in that regard. He also said that the Modi government is working towards the development of the nation and is taking one step at a time. Further stressing on the issue with Mamata Banerjee in the case of CBI probe, Naidu said that CBI does not work at the behest of the Central government and Banerjee should try to forge the guilty instead of blaming the Central government. Nov 24, 2014

Politicos react as Jitan Ram says he'll continue to speak his mind

New Delhi, Nov 24 (ANI): Politicos on Monday gave mixed reaction on Bihar CM Jitan Ram Manjhi, who sparks one after another controversy by his statements. Manjhi on Sunday said he would not listen to the "advice and suggestions" of "intelligent (gyani)" people and continue to speak plain truth. Nov 24, 2014

Reactions pour in after HRD Minister Smriti Irani pays visit to astrologer

New Delhi, Nov 24 (ANI): Reactions poured in on Monday after HRD Minister Smriti Irani paid visit to an astrologer's home in Bhilwara district of Rajasthan. Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptulla reacting over Irani's visit said that astrology is a science and even she has faith in astrology. BJP leader Ram Madhav said that it is about one's personal faith and the issue should not be hyped. Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar said that HRD Minister should herself decide whether she believes in science or astrology. Congress leader Anand Sharma refused to make a comment on the issue. Nov 24, 2014

Smriti Irani meets Astrologer who says she will become President of India one day

New Delhi/ Bhilwara, Nov 24 (ANI): Controversy cropped up after Union HRD Minister Smriti Irani met astrologer Nathulal Vyas in Bhilwara district of Rajasthan along with her husband Zubin Irani. Smriti spent around four hours with the astrologer asking about her future. The Rajasthan-based astrologer predicted that Irani would become the President of India after five years. Nathulal is the same astrologer who had, in the past, predicted a bright career and big post for Smriti in her political career. When asked on the purpose of her visit, Irani said that media should not interfere in her personal life. She said that if she leads to monetary gains and increase in TRPs for their channels, they can continue to "sensationalize her personal affairs." Nov 24, 2014

Political leaders express concern over China building first hydropower dam on Brahmaputra endangerin

New Delhi, Nov 24 (ANI): Political leaders expressed concern after China announced that it has completed a major hydropower dam on the Brahmaputra, called Yarlung Zangbo, in Tibet, even as Minister of state for home affairs, Kiren Rijiju said that the matter is under knowledge of government. The dam is bound to enhance fears in India and Bangladesh about flash floods and related risks like landslides involving lives of millions of people downstream. India has repeatedly expressed concern about the dangers of damming the Brahmaputra. NCP, BJD and CPI all voiced their concerns on the matter and said that it should be taken up with the Chinese government and a solution should be planned out on the same. Nov 24, 2014