Devotees take holy dip in Yamuna on Bhai Dooj

Uttar Pradesh, Oct 25 (ANI): Hundreds of Hindu devotees took holy dip in River Yamuna and its tributaries in Uttar Pradesh on the occasion of Bhai Dooj on Saturday. People thronged banks of Yamuna River in Varanasi and women were seen performing rituals and praying to the holy river. The festival is celebrated with much gaiety and enthusiasm across the country. Sisters keep fast for their brothers on this auspicious occasion. This festival comes during the holy month of Kartik. During this festival, sisters pray to god for long life and well-being of their brothers. In turn, brothers take a vow to protect their sisters always. Oct 25, 2014

Kejriwal alleges BJP buying fake votes to defeat AAP; politicos react

New Delhi, Oct 25 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of instructing its MLAs to buy fake votes in their constituencies and get the votes of AAP deleted in the Delhi Assembly polls. Many politicos took a dig at Kejriwal and dismissed such reports. Oct 25, 2014

Media can play important role to bring change in society: PM Modi

New Delhi, Oct 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday while addressing media persons at Diwali Milan Function thanked the journalists for their active participation in cleanliness mission. Modi said that media persons and columnists who have written articles or covered electronically the issue of cleanliness have done a great service to the nation. He said that preventive healthcare is more important than health care. He also said that by participating in the campaign for cleanliness through articles media is playing an important role in bringing change to society. Oct 25, 2014

Politicos demand thorough probe in burdwan blast case

Burdwan/New Delhi, Oct 25 (ANI): Political leaders on Saturday said that investigation must be done properly and culprits, involved in the explosions in Burdwan district of West Bengal, should be brought to books as early as possible. NCP leader Majid Memon said that investigating agencies will be able find out the conspiracy behind the blast. Meanwhile, Congress leader Rashid Alvi said there was no place for militancy in the country. NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that Indian government should take a strong step if the culprits have connections with Pakistan or Bangladesh. Oct 25, 2014

PM Modi addresses media persons at Diwali Milan Function

New Delhi, Oct 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday while addressing media persons at Diwali Milan Function extended greetings for Diwali, Bhaiya Dooj and New Year. Modi said that his relation with media persons has been a friendly one and added that he will try to find ways of improving his connection with journalists. Oct 25, 2014

Omar says central aid for floods not enough for Kashmir; politicos react

New Delhi, Oct 25 (ANI): The BJP on Saturday said that Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah is trying to take political mileage by saying that the central aid for floods is not enough for Kashmir. Abdullah on Friday said that Modi has approved Rs.745 crore from the Prime Minister's relief fund but did not discard the appeal for Rs.44,000 crore. Meanwhile, the NCP seconded Omar's opinion. Oct 25, 2014

PM greets nation on auspicious occasion of Bhai Dooj

New Delhi, Oct 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted the nation on the auspicious occasion of Bhai Dooj on Saturday. "Warm greetings on the auspicious occasion of Bhai Dooj, the festival celebrating the special bond between a sister and brother", the Prime Minister said. The country is celebrating Bhai Dooj as sisters are praying for their brothers and applying tilak on their foreheads. It is a festival wherein sisters wish their brothers a happy and prosperous life. Oct 25, 2014

Diwali Milan Function: Amit Shah extends Diwali and New Year wishes to media persons

New Delhi, Oct 25 (ANI): BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday extended Diwali and New Year greeting to media persons during interaction with media at Diwali Milan Function. Shah said that it was an auspicious occasion for the party as Narendra Modi was present in the gathering as a Prime Minister. Prime Minister is present at the BJP's Diwali Milan Function to interact with media persons. Oct 25, 2014

Diwali Milan function: PM Modi to meet media persons at Delhi BJP headquarters

New Delhi, Oct 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who spent this Diwali with the soldiers of Siachen Glacier, will be meeting the media persons on Saturday, at a Diwali Milan function at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headquarters. The function that is the first of its kind where Prime Minister Modi will meet journalists after assuming the office will be attended by the party president Amit Shah along with other senior leaders. During the function, Prime Minister Modi will have an informal interaction with the print and electronic media persons. Oct 25, 2014

Congress morale low, Sonia and Rahul should speak more, says Chidambaram;politicos react

New Delhi, Oct 25 (ANI): Politicos on Saturday gave mixed reaction on former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, who has said that the Congress morale is "pretty low" at the moment and that both party president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi need to "speak more". Chidambaram also created a storm by saying that a person other than a member of the Gandhi family could become the president of the party someday. Oct 25, 2014