Indians worship Sun god for betterment of family during Chhath Puja

Bihar/ Maharashtra/ Uttar Pradesh/New Delhi, Oct 30 (ANI): Scores of devotees across India, on Thursday (October 30), thronged banks of rivers and other water bodies to celebrate Hindu religious festival, 'Chhath', and prayed to the rising sun. 'Chhath puja', the four day festival, is celebrated after Diwali and holds significance for married women who observe fast and stand in waist-deep river water presenting religious offerings to the Sun god. A resident of Mumbai, Sinta Devi, said that people mark this festival after their wishes get fulfilled. A resident of Varanasi, Parmeshwari Kumar, said that people pray to goddess Chhath and offer fruits during the festival. Oct 30, 2014

Shiv Sena says party Chief will take decision on support to BJP in Maharashtra

Mumbai, Oct 30 (ANI): Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Thursday said that the decision regarding support to BJP in Maharashtra will be taken by party Chief Uddhav Thackeray. Shiv Sena leaders also held a meeting a day before in order to take the decision, which Raut said would be finalized by today. He also added that the decision made by Uddhav Tackeray will be acceptable to all party workers. Raut further stated that in a large state like Maharashtra it is difficult for minority government to govern and take decisions. Oct 30, 2014

British Defence Secretary lays wreath at India Gate war memorial

New Delhi, Oct 30 (ANI): British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon on Thursday laid wreath at India Gate war memorial to commemorate India's contribution in World War I. Michael Fallon arrived in Delhi on a one-day visit to commemorate India's contribution to World War 1, which saw the participation of over 1.1 million Indian soldiers. Fallon during his visit will be meeting Defence Minister Arun Jaitley and reaffirming the UK's defence and security partnership with India. The UK has been working very closely with the United Service Institution of India (USI) on the grand commemoration programme. Oct 30, 2014

Delhi Govt Formation: SC supports Jung's efforts

New Delhi, Oct 30 (ANI): The Supreme Court Thursday noted reports that Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung would be consulting all the political parties in its efforts to form a government in Delhi, as positive. The apex court also said that there are situations with a party not having majority forms the government with outside support. Oct 30, 2014

Delhi Government formation: SC adjourns hearing till November 11

New Delhi, Oct 30 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Thursday after taking a note of Lt Governor Najeeb Jung's efforts to break the deadlock adjourned hearing on government formation in Delhi till November 11. The apex court terming LG's efforts to call a party meet as a 'positive move' said that that it would wait and watch till the next hearing. Lawyer Aman Sinha said that the SC also noted the possibility of a minority government being formed in Delhi. Oct 30, 2014

Politicos react after Jaitley asks CAG not to sensationalize its report

New Delhi, Oct 30 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Thursday after Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, said the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) should refrain from sensationalizing its findings just to make it to the headlines. NCP leader Majid Memon, while reacting over Jaitley's statement said that he agrees with the statement and believes that CAG should pay attention to Jaitley's advice. However, CPI leader Atul Anjan and AAP leader Manish Sisodia said that BJP-led Central government is trying to 'choke' CAG. Oct 30, 2014