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

India wants peace with China but not at cost of honour: Rajnath Singh

Noida, Oct 25 (ANI): Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said that India wants peace with China but not at the cost of its honour while referring to the border dispute. Singh said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had conveyed to China's President Xi Jinping that New Delhi wanted to resolve the border issues peacefully. Singh also asked Pakistan to stop shelling along the Kashmir border and create an environment for resumption of dialogue with New Delhi. Singh also played down media reports that suicide bombers could attack the state-run Air India aircrafts. Oct 25, 2014

Villagers attack policemen in Birbhum

Birbhum/ Kolkata, Oct 25 (ANI): Villagers in Birbhum district of West Bengal attacked policemen and their vehicle on Friday, while state administration alleges that the attack was politically motivated. The assailants who attacked the police were armed with crude bombs, batons and other arms. The police reportedly fired few rounds in air to disperse the attacking mob. Regional Trinamool Congress Party leader Anubrata Mondal had earlier alleged that the state BJP workers were behind the attack on the police in Birbhum. However, denying his earlier statement, Mondal said it was wrong to point guns at anybody without any proof. Oct 25, 2014