It Happens : India greets 2015 with special prayers

Varanasi/Amritsar/Visakhapatnam, Jan 2 (ANI): Indians on 1st January kick started the New Year celebrations by visiting shrines to offer prayers. Long queues of faithful could be seen outside major Hindu and Sikh shrines across India. The faithful believe visits to temples on the New Year day bring prosperity, good health and peace in the family. The northern temple town of Varanasi, nestled on the banks of the holy river Ganga, woke up to holy chants by priests. The temple was teeming with the faithful since early morning. Foreign tourists, who regularly visit this temple town for solace, were spellbound by the elaborate rituals. In the northern Indian city of Amritsar, devotees were seen thronging the Golden Temple, the holiest shrine of the Sikhs, since early morning. Many took a holy dip before taking part in the prayers. Some of the devotees said they looked forward to a drug free Punjab in 2015. Temples in Visakhapatnam in southern Andhra Pradesh witnessed large flow of devotees on the occasion of "Vaikuntha Ekadashi" which coincides with New Year. A special entrance gate is made on the occasion and devotees pray and make special offerings. In the central Ujjain city in Madhya Pradesh state, people gathered at the famous Mahakaal temple to offer special prayers. Mahakaal t Jan 3, 2015
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It Happens : Beach Bike Racing

Kochi, Jan 2 (ANI): Huge crowd gathered at Fort Kochi Beach in India's southern state of Kerala on Tuesday to watch bikers race on sand. Bikers from Kerala and neighboring states participated in the race which was part of the ongoing Cochin Carnival 2014. Professional and amateur bikers chased down each other to win the 30th edition of the race. He further said due to less sponsors, not many bikers participated in the race but it still drew huge crowd being a popular event. Each participant is required to have a valid license to take part. Special tyres with huge blocks of rubber are installed in a bike for better grip and to avoid skidding during the race. The crowd enjoyed the race and cheered whenever a biker passed by. The bikers practice for months on the beach to participate in this event. Trainers are also available but in less numbers. Cochin Carnival 2014 is one of the most awaited events in southern city of Kochi where tourists from other countries also come to witness the revelry. Celebrated in the last week of December, it sees procession of elephants, dance and music, games, races, fireworks and a host of other activities to usher in the New Year. Jan 3, 2015
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How employees can get along with boss at work revealed

New Delhi, Jan 03 (ANI) : A new study has revealed that workers are more motivated if they and their supervisors see eye-to-eye about the quality of their relationship. According to the study motivation suffers when an employee believes that he or she has a good relationship with the boss but the boss see it differently or vice versa. Eye-to-eye about the employee-supervisor relationship is equally important so that they can get along with each other easily.The study also reported that some people even fake it, but their results indicate that the opposite is true and at the end of the day, it's better for everyone to know where they stand and how they feel about each other. Jan 3, 2015

Arjun Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha on promotional spree!

Mumbai, Jan 3 (ANI): Bollywood actors Arjun Kapoor and Sonakshi Sinha are leaving no stone unturned in promoting their upcoming movie ‘Tevar’. They were recently seen promoting their movie at IIT’s fest in India’s showbiz hub Mumbai. The movie also stars actor Manoj Bajpai. It is slated to release on 9th January 2015. Jan 3, 2015

Mayawati slams BJP for failing to deliver pre-election promises Part - 2

Lucknow, Jan 03 (ANI): Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Saturday criticized the Bharatiya Janata Party-led NDA government for failing to deliver on the promises it had made prior to the Lok Sabha elections last year. She said the government had not done anything for the betterment of the poor and the underprivileged since coming to power and was yet to bring back the black money stashed abroad. The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister said the Central government had ignored the poor, Dalits and the people from religious minorities. She also targeted the BJP for not honouring BSP founder Kanshi Ram with the Bharat Ratna. Jan 3, 2015
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Mayawati slams BJP for failing to deliver pre-election promises Part - 1

Lucknow, Jan 03 (ANI): Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Saturday criticized the Bharatiya Janata Party-led NDA government for failing to deliver on the promises it had made prior to the Lok Sabha elections last year. She said the government had not done anything for the betterment of the poor and the underprivileged since coming to power and was yet to bring back the black money stashed abroad. The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister said the Central government had ignored the poor, Dalits and the people from religious minorities. She also targeted the BJP for not honouring BSP founder Kanshi Ram with the Bharat Ratna. Jan 3, 2015
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Will continue to work towards keeping environment safe: Subrata Saha

Sopore, Jan 03 (ANI): General Officer Commanding of Kashmir based 15 Corps, Subrata Saha, said on Saturday that the security forces will continue to work towards creating a safe environment. He added that majority infiltration bids have been neutralized in the last two years which is why terrorist activities have also lessened. Jan 3, 2015
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Amit Shah congratulates govt for successfully preventing attack by Pak boat

Bengaluru, Jan 03 (ANI): BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday congratulated the Central government for successfully neutralizing the effect of any terrorist attack or mishap on New Year in the country by following and destroying Pak boat. Shah said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government was successful in preventing any terror attack planned by Pakistan. He added that it shows good coordination between the government, intelligence and security agencies that such an effort was successful. Jan 3, 2015