Moist and supple mangoes attract visitors at Mango Festival in Delhi

New Delhi, July 12 (ANI): Mango lovers are up for a weekend treat as moist, supple and rich aroma grace palates of buyers as the 26th edition of Mango Festival started in New Delhi making their mouths swoon. The festival was aimed at promoting different varieties of mangoes. Mangoes of all shapes and sizes were displayed at this festival. The festival celebrates the grandeur of the 'King of Fruits'. Visitors were happy to learn about different varieties of mangoes and also got a taste of the mango of their choice, free of cost. The festival has almost 500 varieties of mango on display. In addition, there are fresh mangoes and processed mango foods like pickles, sauces, juices, jelly and jams. Jul 12, 2014

Directed by and starring legislators, Bhojpuri flick 'Pyaar Mohabbat Zindabad' promotes love and har

Patna, July 12 (ANI): State cultural minister of Bihar directed and produced a regional Bhojpuri film, 'Pyaar Mohabbat Zindabad', starring 11 legislators, which sends out a message of love and shuns greed for money. The cast includes six legislators from regional JD (U) party, four from ruling BJP and one independent politician. The 150 minute romance-cum-action movie was made under the banner of Aadi Shakti Entertainments and Baba Baidyanath Films. Director and independent legislator, Vinay Bihari, said this movie will inspire many directors to work in the same angle and create a better atmosphere among the audience. Jul 12, 2014

Devotees throng temple in Mathura to celebrate Guru Purnima

Mathura, July 12 (ANI): Thousands of devotees thronged temple of Lord Krishna in holy city of Mathura on Saturday to offer special prayers to mark the festival of Guru Purnima, which is celebrated to honour the spiritual teachers. Chanting hymns and carrying religious offerings, believers made a beeline to pay respect to Lord Krishna. According to the Hindu mythology, the festival is celebrated to express gratitude towards one's Guru (spiritual teacher). According to Hindu beliefs, a guru holds an exalted position, even higher than that of the God. Hindus believe that one’s Guru is the only person who can guide them on the path towards Moksh (emancipation). Traditionally, Hindus walk around the idols of their god while praying and hope that their prayers would be rewarded. Jul 12, 2014

Harsh Vardhan visits Lady Hardinge Medical College, says facilities must be upgraded

New Delhi, July 12 (ANI): Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Saturday paid a visit to Lady Hardinge Medical College and said that the Health Ministry is trying to upgrade the facilities in hospitals. He also said that the ministry will try to implement World Health Organization programme all over the country. Harsh Vardhan also visited Kalavati Children's hospital in New Delhi where he visited the ICU, surgery and oncology ward and interacted with patients and directed for various improvements. Jul 12, 2014

Oarsmen row snake boats in rhythmic unison in Keralas backwaters

Alappuzha, July 12 (ANI): Oarsmen rowed in rhythmic unison in the backwaters of Kerala as they marked the beginning of famed snake boat race, which is one of the biggest tourist attractions and an integral part of the state’s cultural ethos. The Chambakulam Moolam Boat race started in the backwaters of Alleppey in Kerala on Friday. The race is the first one and from now on there will be more than 15 such small and big races witnessed in this season. Champakulam race which is held every year during the mid monsoon season was witnessed by scores of enthusiasts gathered from in and around the village. The race has its origin in history of over 400-years. Jul 12, 2014

Delhi police working for the safety of women: BS Bassi

New Delhi, July 12 (ANI): Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi on Saturday said that the Delhi police is working for the safety of women. Talking to mediapersons in New Delhi, he said that after the Nirbhaya gangrape case, which shook the conscience of the nation important measures have been taken by the police. Jul 12, 2014

Mumbai: Building collapses in Colaba; one dead

Mumbai, July 12 (ANI): After Delhi and Chennai, now a building in Mumbai's Colaba area collapsed on Saturday morning, leaving at least one dead and several injured. It is yet to be ascertained what caused the building to collapse which is located at Ganesh Murti Nagar at Colaba but according to initial reports, the roof of the building caved in. The city has been witnessing incessant rains since past few days. Jul 12, 2014

DMK protest demanding CBI probe in Chennai building collapse case

Chennai, July 12 (ANI): Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) party on Saturday protested in Chennai demanding CBI probe into the building collapse that claimed nearly sixty lives and injured several others. DMK leader MK Stalin alleged that one-man commission set by Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa was an eye wash to help the government escape. Stalin met Governor Konijeti Rosaiah to press their demand. Police have arrested six people in connection with the case. Jul 12, 2014

SP reacts to Laxmikant Bajpais statement on Moradabad SSP

Lucknow, July 12 (ANI): SP leader Rajendra Chaudhary on Saturday reacted to BJP UP President Laxmikant Bajpai’s statement against Moradabad SSP Dharamvir. Chaudhary said that this is not an appropriate statement to make against a police official. Jul 12, 2014

Mahua Manjhi on Bokaro rape case

Bokaro, July 12 (ANI): Jharkhand State Women's Commission Chairperson Mahua Manjhi said that strict action should be taken against those, involved in the rape of a minor girl by her neighbour on the orders of a village chief. The incident took place on July 8 after the village council chief, Bhopal Pasi of Swang Gulgulia Dhoura village in Bokaro district, gave a diktat to the accused to rape the victim. Manjhi visited a hospital in Gomia town and met the alleged rape victim. Meanwhile, Manjhi called for stringent steps to prevent such incidents in future. Jul 12, 2014

Moradabad SSP not fit for public service, will avenge party workers' insult: Laxmikant Bajpai

Moradabad, July 12 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh BJP President Laxmikant Bajpai on Saturday said that Moradabad SSP Dharamvir is not fir for public services and that he should be inducted by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav as his security officer. He said that the party has taken him too seriously and will avenge the insults meted out by him on the BJP workers. He negated all the allegation against BJP workers for inciting communal sentiments in Moradabad. Jul 12, 2014

7 infant deaths in 24 hours at Malda Hospital in WB, CPI (M) condemns

Kolkata, July 12 (ANI): In yet another incident of government’s ignorant attitude, 7 infant deaths have been reported in 24 hours at Malda hospital in West Bengal. The government hospital had been in the news for the death of 23 infants due to an unspecified illness in June. Reacting to the reports CPI (M) leader Mohd Salim said that such incidents have been reported from Malda in the past too. Jul 12, 2014

IED blast near Manipur University in Imphal, at least 5 injured

Imphal, July 12 (ANI): At least 6 persons have been injured in an explosive blast that took place at Langthabal Kunja near Manipur University in Imphal on Saturday. According to information culled from the spot, an explosive suspected to be remote control IED went off on the top of a banyan tree which was planted along the western side of NH-102. The injured have been rushed to a nearby hospital. Jul 12, 2014