PM Modi enjoys Vande Mataram sung by children at Tokyos Indian community reception Part - 2

Tokyo, Sep 02 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday visited the Indian community reception in Tokyo where Indian students in Japan sang ‘Vande Mataram’ for the prime minister. Modi cherished the anthem throughout enjoying the tune and lipsing the song. Later, while addressing the people at the reception, Modi pitched in for the developed India and said that India is no more the land of black magic and snake charmers but of technology. Modi also said that he gifted his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe with Hindu religious book Bhagavad Gita and that there could be no better gift he could offer and any person cannot expect a better gift than this. Sep 2, 2014

Ashlee Simpson gets married to Evan Ross

New Delhi, September 2 (ANI): Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross recently got married at the actor's mother, Diana Ross ' Connecticut home. The ceremony was graced by the newlywed's family and friends, including the 29-year-old singer's elder sister Jessica Simpson, who played the matron of honor, a US magazine reported. The beauty, whose 5-year-old son, Bronx Wentz from her previous marriage to rocker Pete Wentz, was also present at the wedding. Simpson and the 26-year-old 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay' star had announced their engagement in January 2014 through Twitter where Ross wrote that "the love of my life said YES", while Simpson had added "my baby love and I are ENGAGED." Sep 2, 2014

Politicos give mixed reactions on Modi govt completing 100 days

New Delhi, Sep 02 (ANI): Political leaders on Tuesday gave mixed reactions on Narendra Modi's government completing 100 days of governance. Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said that 100 days is too early to judge the government but it does not seem to have fulfilling its promises. NCP leader Tariq Anwar stated that BJP government had promised a lot to the people of India but has failed to deliver even a few of them. JD (U) Chief Sharad Yadav said that 100 days of government have given an idea to the people of the country that there is no difference between UPA and NDA government. Meanwhile, BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that the government has done a lot for the people in the first 100 days of its rule. Sep 2, 2014

Govt ensured transparency in environment clearances: Javadekar

New Delhi, Sept 02 (ANI): Union environment and IandB minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday said that his ministry has ensured greater transparency by initiating online submission of applications for environment and forest clearances. Speaking on his government's initiatives in checking pollution, Javadekar added his ministry has upgraded pollution norms for the cement industry. Sep 2, 2014

Japan's disaster preparedness and Agri-Research 'remarkable'

Tokyo, Sep 02 (ANI): Japan's experience with the Great Earthquake and the Sarin gas attack in Tokyo subway by terrorists has prompted the Tokyo Metropolitan Government to undertake a range of disaster prevention and management measures. In 2003, the Bureau of Social Welfare of the Tokyo Metropolitan Government formed the Tokyo DMAT - Disaster Medical Assistance Teams-to deal with any crisis. The DMAT teams specializes in on-site rapid response medical assistance to the disaster victims and are equipped with medical doctors with portable medical kit to provide on-the spot emergency medical treatment, before transporting victims to hospitals. Tokyo Metropolitan Hiroo Hospital has been designated for DMAT during any disaster and major accident. Sep 2, 2014

China is stronger than Japan in field of railways: Zhou Fangyuan

New Delhi, Sept 2 (ANI): Reacting on the reports of huge investment by Japan in India, International Director, China Railway No.4, Engineering Group Zhou Fangyuan on Tuesday said that Chinese government views India as a close neighbor and it also wants to work with India. Fangyuan added that in high speed rail China has specialization and competitive advantage and therefore they can help India Sep 2, 2014

Police kills two hardcore Maoists after fierce gunbattle in Jharkhand

Simdega, Sep 02 (ANI): Two hardcore Maoists were killed and three others injured in an encounter with the police in Simdega district forest of Jharkhand. Police recovered seven rifles, one revolver, one pistol, one country-made gun and cartridges from the spot. Maoists, also known as Naxals, have killed police and politicians, and targeted government buildings and railway tracks in an insurgency that has killed thousands since 1960s. Sep 2, 2014

Politicos give mixed reactions on Modi govt completing 100 days

New Delhi, Sep 02 (ANI): Political leaders on Tuesday gave mixed reactions on Narendra Modi's government completing 100 days of governance. Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said that 100 days is too early to judge the government but it does not seem to have fulfilling its promises. NCP leader Tariq Anwar stated that BJP government had promised a lot to the people of India but has failed to deliver even a few of them. JD (U) Chief Sharad Yadav said that 100 days of government have given an idea to the people of the country that there is no difference between UPA and NDA government. Meanwhile, BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that the government has done a lot for the people in the first 100 days of its rule. Sep 2, 2014