Dialogue held in the Capital to explore opportunities for youth from North and Northeast region

New Delhi, Oct 06 (ANI): In a bid to include the youth in the policy making process with focus on exchanging opportunities between North and Northeast India, an interactive policy making competition and discussion programme was recently held at the Indian Habitat Center in New Delhi. Titled as "YOUth Decide: Exchanging opportunities in North India and North East India: Education-Employment-Entertainment', the youth dialogue programme was organized by the Indian Chamber of Commerce with support from the Home Ministry, University express ,and several northeast organizations. The event witnessed the participation of northeast and north Indian students from colleges and youth organizations from different parts of the National Capital Region (NCR). The event was marked by sessions on the theme of "Integrating North East with North of India -Experiences and Way Forward". Oct 6, 2014

PM Modi refers NCP-Congress as chor lootere bhai bhai during election rally in Gondia Part - 2

Gondia, Oct 05 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday while addressing an election rally in Gondia district of Maharashtra referred NCP and Congress as ‘chor lootere bhai bhai’ who have been looting the state of Maharashtra from 15 years. Taking a dig at Sharad Pawar, Modi said that since Pawar knew that he would lose the Lok Sabha elections, hence he didn’t fight the elections himself and made Praful Patel a scapegoat. He added that for the development of Maharashtra, it is necessary that a clear mandate is given to a party. Oct 5, 2014

First round win expected for Rousseff as Brazil votes

Brazilians voted Sunday, with President Dilma Rousseff expected to win the first round but headed for a likely runoff against one of two challengers promising very different brands of change. Duration: 01:13 Oct 5, 2014

PM Modi refers NCP-Congress as 'chor lootere bhai bhai' during election rally in Gondia Part - 1

Gondia, Oct 05 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday while addressing an election rally in Gondia district of Maharashtra referred NCP and Congress as 'chor lootere bhai bhai' who have been looting the state of Maharashtra from 15 years. Taking a dig at Sharad Pawar, Modi said that since Pawar knew that he would lose the Lok Sabha elections, hence he didn't fight the elections himself and made Praful Patel a scapegoat. He added that for the development of Maharashtra, it is necessary that a clear mandate is given to a party. Oct 5, 2014

Congress replies back to BJP, says will make sure Modi doesn't fool people anymore

New Delhi, Oct 05 (ANI): Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Sunday replies back to BJP's criticism and questioned if the biggest remote control these days is in Nagpur. Singhvi said that as a responsible opposition party, Congress will try its best to make sure that Prime Minister Narendra Modi does not fool people anymore. Singhvi also alleged that the key reforms undertaken by the BJP government were introduced by the previous UPA government and that BJP adopted those policies without even giving credit to Congress. Singhvi also questioned BJP on its defeat in the previous elections than the 2014 LS polls and said that Congress was defeated just because BJP's false advertisements worked. Oct 5, 2014

President greets nation on Eid-ul-Zuha

New Delhi, Oct 05 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee has greeted the nation on the occasion of Eid-ul-Zuha, which will be celebrated tomorrow. "On the occasion of Eid-ul-Zuha, I convey greetings and best wishes to all fellow citizens, especially my Muslim brothers and sisters," President Mukherjee said in his message. "Eid-ul-Zuha symbolizes sacrifice, faith and devotion. Let us this day imbibe the spirit of universal love, brotherhood, sacrifice and service which constitute eternal values always upheld by our composite culture and work unitedly for peace, progress and prosperity of our nation and the world," he added. Oct 5, 2014

Suspect in MP stripped and dragged to court, Congress demands explanation

Bhopal, Oct 05 (ANI): Madhya Pradesh Police invited controversy for dragging a suspect to a district court in the Gandhinagar area of Bhopal after allegedly stripping and chaining him. The video also witnessed an alleged culprit being taken with respect while the suspect is being brutally dragged. The Congress on Sunday sought an explanation from Home Minister Rajnath Singh and demanded prompt action against those guilty. Congress leader Manak Agarwal accused Home Minister of not doing his duty and instead attending rallies. Oct 5, 2014

BJP promised 'ache din' but offered 'bitter medicines' to people: BS Hooda

Shazadpur, Oct 05 (ANI): Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda while addressing an election rally on Sunday said that BJP before the Lok Sabha polls promised 'ache din' but after coming to power offered the people only 'bitter medicines'. He further added that the Haryana government for the welfare of the farmers has decided that the interest of the loans taken by the farmers will be paid by the government. Oct 5, 2014

Martyr killed in Kashmir blast laid to rest with military honours

Poonch, Oct 05 (ANI): As the soldier who died in a blast in Kashmir was laid to rest with full military honours on Sunday, senior officials of the Indian Army attending the funeral promised stern action against Pakistan. An improvised explosive device (IED) triggered by militants near the Line of Control (LoC) at the Balnoi battalion in Poonch district of Kashmir on Saturday killed one soldier and injured another. Both the soldiers were on patrol along the LoC in Balnoi sector when the IED blast injured both of them wherein soldier Akshaya Godbole succumbed to his injuries while Shubam Khadatkar was taken to hospital for treatment. Brigadier Neeraj Vasney of 16 Corps said the Indian troops were giving a fitting reply to the constant firing and ceasefire violation from Pakistan's side that has been going on for the past three days in Poonch sector. Oct 5, 2014

Respect for Balasaheb Thackeray remains consistent despite BJP-SS separation: Rajnath Singh

Chimur, Oct 5 (ANI): Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said that although the 25-year old BJP-Shiv Sena alliance has ended but the separation has not affected the respect Singh had for late Balasaheb Thackeray. Singh said that all the BJP workers have the same respect for Thackeray which was there years back. He added that Thackeray will always be respected and loved by Indians. Oct 5, 2014

Former Jharkhand minister arrested for Maoist links

New Delhi, Oct 5 (ANI): Former Jharkhand minister arrested for Maoist links According to reports, Sao has been accused of founding the ultra unit Jharkhand Tigers, following which he had to resign from the Hemant Soren-led Cabinet in the state. Oct 5, 2014

Rajnath targets Congress, urges Maharashtrians to vote for BJP

Chimur, Oct 5 (ANI): Taking potshots at the Congress, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday urged the people to vote for the BJP in the upcoming assembly polls for prosperity and progress of Maharashtra. He attacked Congress for not being able to make India a powerful nation in its sixty years of governance. He further said that BJP after coming to power in the last four months has controlled the inflation which had reached skies during Congress rule. The election for 288-member Maharashtra Assembly is scheduled to be held on October 15 while the counting of votes will take place on October 19. Oct 5, 2014