Observers eye on Chinese President's Visit to India

New Delhi, Sep 15 (ANI): Looking forward to Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to India, observers on Monday opined that both nations will benefit from mutual economic cooperation, rather than indulging in border adventures. Jinping is scheduled to visit India between September 17 and 19.New Delhi's ties with Beijing have long been held back by distrust, mostly over their contested border. But many say that both countries would realise the importance of their relationship with each other, judging that both are two of the fastest growing economies in the world. Incursions by the Chinese troops into India have always left India reeling. Ahead of Jinping's visit, this issue has been on the back of most people's minds. Defence analyst, Alok Bansal, however, feels that such issues are hyped up ahead of important visits like these. Chinese investment will also help narrow a trade deficit with India that hit $31 billion in 2013. Sep 15, 2014

Hafiz Saeed is a Pak national, free to roam around: Abdul Basit

New Delhi, Sept 15 (ANI): Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit on Monday said that Hafiz Saeed is a Pakistani national and he is free to go anywhere he wants to. Basit said this while replying to a reporter's question on India's most wanted man roaming around openly in Pakistan. Mumbai 26/11 terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed is the founder of Jamat-ud-Dawa. JuD was put in the list of banned Foreign Terrorist Organizations list by the US, early this year. Sep 15, 2014

Bollywood glitterati's dazzles at the red carpet of 5th Jagran Film Festival

Mumbai, September 15 (ANI): The 5th edition of the Jagran Film Festival opened with much pomp and show with several B-town glitterati's dazzling at the red carpet. Spotted at the event were superstars Anil Kapoor, Hrithik Roshan, Rakesh Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Vidya Balan, Kangana Ranaut, Vivek Oberoi, Chitrangada Singh and Sushmita Sen amongst others. Over good food, drinks, and healthy banter over film, was inaugurated the concluding Mumbai leg of the film festival. Sep 15, 2014

RBI chief says inflation coming down

Mumbai, Sept 15 (ANI): RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan, said on Monday that India's macroeconomic indicators are improving but Asia's third-largest economy needs to eliminate diesel subsidy completely. Rajan said data suggested that it was a matter of time that we can declare ourselves totally out of inflation. Rajan was speaking at a gathering of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and Indian Banks' Association (IBA) at the thirteenth edition of FIBAC. With crude oil prices falling globally, Rajan pitched in for eliminating diesel subsidies completely. Talking about the deluge in India's Kashmir, Rajan said that the central bank will work with other banks to restore normalcy in the region. Sep 15, 2014

CP Thakur defends Nitish in Bihar drug scam even as state health minister accuses previous office ho

Patna, Sep 15 (ANI): BJP leader CP Thakur has defended former Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in the drug scam, saying that it was wrong to point fingers at the integrity and honesty of the JD (U) leader. Reacting on the ongoing 'letter war' between Nitish Kumar and former deputy CM of Bihar Sushil Kumar Modi over the scam, the senior BJP leader said that a neutral body should hold enquiry into the matter. Meanwhile, state Health Minister Ramdhani Singh said that officials are being questioned on the same. He also accused previous office holders in the department for the scam and said that CBI enquiry would be like pointing at the state government. Sep 15, 2014

Saddened by death of police man: Sanjay Singh on dispute outside his palace in Amethi

Amethi, Sep 15 (ANI): Addressing the media on Monday, Congress MP and royal Sanjay Singh said that he was saddened by the death of the police man, who was killed in the feud that occurred outside his residence yesterday. He further said that the incident was very unfortunate and was a result of his son Anant Vikram Singh's immaturity. Sep 15, 2014

India's 'Mars Mission' to enter into Mars orbit on Sept 24: ISRO

Banglore, Sep 15 (ANI): ISRO Scientific Secretary, V Koteswara Rao said on Monday that India's 'Mars Mission' will enter into the sphere of influence of planet Mars on September 24. He further said that if the mission is successfully accomplished, India would be the first country to complete the mission in its maiden attempt. Rao also said that if things go well, pictures will also be taken though they may not be of very high quality. Mars Mission has covered 98 per cent of the distance. Sep 15, 2014

BJP promised good days but talking of 'Love Jihad', social division: Akhilesh

Lucknow, Sep 15 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday slammed the BJP government for continuous controversial remarks by its leaders. Yadav said that BJP promised good days to the people of India before elections but now they are talking about 'Love Jihad'. He added that BJP always takes up issues which lead to social and communal division which the Samajwadi Party will keep opposing. Yadav also said that the people of the country will respond to such divisive acts of BJP. Sep 15, 2014