Delhi's LG Najeeb Jung flags off low cost vegetable vans

New Delhi, Aug 11 (ANI): To control inflation, Delhi's Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung flagged off several low cost vegetable vans on Monday. Jung said that such efforts are being arranged for last 3-4 months and the government will eventually try to increase the same. Last month, Jung convened a meeting of senior officials to review the prices of essential items like onions and potatoes. Aug 11, 2014

Fashion Trends to follow this festive season

New Delhi, August 11 (ANI): Cheering crowds, riots of colour, blaring music, excited chatter, religious fervour, mouth-watering delicacies, laughter, gaiety and sheer pandemonium... the festive season in India is here to begin! With festive vibes in the air, let’s find out the latest trends that are in vogue this season from couturiers, who were spotted at the Designer’s meet in New Delhi recently. Well, this was about the clothing, but to complete the look carry fancy clutches and bags are in line. Lets show you a beautiful piece of art that you can’t say no to. You can find out all this range at a store called ‘Baidehi’, which is a first multi designer store in North-west Delhi. Nevertheless, one thing is certain - to dress up, there's no better time than the festive season! Aug 11, 2014

Expert on Sachin Tendulkar getting leave of absence from Rajya Sabha

New Delhi, Aug 11 (ANI): Sachin Tendulkar was granted leave of absence from Rajya Sabha on Monday. The Rajya Sabha chairman granted him leave for the entire session. Deputy chairman PJ Kurien said Tendulkar has requested permission to be absent from the house, citing "personal and professional commitments" and "family exigencies". Sachin along with Bollywood star Rekha had earlier come under attack in the Upper House over their regular absence from the Parliament. Aug 11, 2014

It's sad that projects set up by Manmohan Singh are being inaugurated by Modi: Omar

Srinagar, Aug 11 (ANI): Commenting on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s upcoming visit to Leh for inaugurating power projects, Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah said it is upsetting that projects set up by former prime minister Manmohan Singh weren't inaugurated by him but are being inaugurated by Modi. Aug 11, 2014

Guidelines for e-rickshaws presented to court, next hearing on August 14

New Delhi, Aug 11 (ANI): Guidelines for e-rickshaws were presented to court on Monday. The date for the next hearing has been fixed to august 14. E-rickshaws have been in the news for all the wrong reasons, but many believe it has the potential to solve the city's last-mile connectivity problem. Aug 11, 2014

Artisans almost complete tallest Ganesha idol ahead of Ganesha Chaturthi

Hyderabad, Aug 11 (ANI): Artisans in Telangana state got together to build one of the tallest idols of Hindu god Ganesha, the deity of prosperity, ahead of popular religious festival ‘Ganesha Chaturthi’, which marks re-birth of the god. Idols of Ganesha are being made few months ahead of the 10-day festival where they are taken through the streets in a dancing and singing procession, to be immersed in a river or the sea symbolising a ritual see-off of his journey towards his abode in "Kailash", while taking away with him the misfortunes of all mankind. Members of the Khairatabad Ganesh Utsav Committee said they were building a 60 feet idol of Lord Ganesha in Khairatabad district, claiming it to be the tallest in the world. Head of artisans, Chinnaswamy Rajendran, who is making the Ganesh idol since 1978, said they expected it to be complete by August 25. Aug 11, 2014

Tribal people in flood-hit Odisha blame authorities for inaction

Cuttack, Aug 11 (ANI): Tribal people in flood-hit Odisha have blamed the state authorities for not providing any relief to them even as the situation continues to remain grim in most of the places. Reportedly, the death toll climbed to 45 and over 3.29 lakh people were affected as floods devastated low lying areas of Odisha. In Cuttack district, a flood survivor, Brundaban Azad, said the authorities were not doing anything to prevent diseases. Though the floodwater receded in some place, 20000 people from 445 villages of Cuttack are still marooned. People complained they did not get any relief from the state government, adding there is no drinking water facility and they are bound to drink contaminated water. Aug 11, 2014

Cross border firing creates panic among villagers in Kashmir

Arnia, Aug 11 (ANI): Pakistan Rangers pounded border villages of Arnia town with mortar shells in Jammu and Kashmir creating panic among the civilian populations along side the border. The fresh ceasefire violation comes ahead of the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Ladakh region's Leh and Kargil districts on Tuesday, where he is going to inaugurate power projects and address troops in Leh. Two BSF soldiers and two civilians got injured in unprovoked firing. Pakistan resorted to unprovoked firing on Sunday night (August 10) and the BSF also retaliated in Arnia sector of R S Pura in Jammu district. Reportedly the firing stopped at around 7a.m on Monday (August 11). The injured BSF soldiers and civilians were admitted in a government hospital in Jammu district. Aug 11, 2014

PM Narendra Modi to visit Kargil & Leh, preparations underway

Kargil, Aug 11 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of the 330 km Leh-Srinagar transmission line and inaugurate two hydro-power projects in the Ladakh region during his day-long visit to Jammu & Kashmir on Tuesday. Preparations are underway for Modi’s first visit to the cold desert region and second to the state after he took over as the prime minister. The prime minister will inaugurate the Chutak hydro-electric power project in Kargil and Nimoo Bazgo project in Leh district. Meanwhile, organizers as well as local residents expressed happiness on first PM’s arrival in the region during normal situations. Aug 11, 2014

US extends travel advisory on Kashmir for one more year

Srinagar, Aug 11 (ANI): The US government has extended by one year the adverse travel advisory on Jammu and Kashmir citing militant attacks and violent public unrest in the disputed Himalayan region. The Himalayan region is one of the world's most militarised zones, with India deploying more than 1.3 million troops to quell the rebellion that triggered off in 1989. However, few foreign tourists visiting the valley said they had a good and positive experience and felt if the advisory is lifted, influx of tourists would increase. A tourist from Australia, Nathan, said there were negative things written about Kashmir on Australian travel advisory. Advisor to State Chief Omar Abdullah, Tanveer Sadiq, said such advisories impact tourism business adversely. Aug 11, 2014

Bihar bypolls: Nitish attacks BJP on 'Achche Din'

Hajipur, Aug 11 (ANI): Putting an end to all speculations over alliances, RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and JD (U) leader Nitish Kumar on Monday addressed the first joint public rallies in Bihar's Hajipur. Criticizing the Narendra Modi government he said that the government failed to fulfill its promise of 'Achche Din' and people are still waiting. He also said that today those people are in power in Delhi, whose ancestors haven't even spend a day in jail for the country Aug 11, 2014