Uttarakhand: Former CM attacks Rawat through 'letter' over misgovernance

New Delhi, Jan 30 (ANI): Former Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna has written a letter to the current CM Harish Rawat over misgovernance and policy paralysis in the state after Rawat's government took charge. Bahuguna said that when he was the CM the state flourished during his government and also complained that the policies applied and implemented by him have now been removed. Further Bahuguna said that Rawat has not worked for the betterment of people of the state. Jan 30, 2015

Chinese Ambassador to India meets Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar before Sushma Swaraj's visit to C

New Delhi, Jan 30 (ANI): Chinese Ambassador to India Le Yucheng on Friday met India's newly appointed Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar before Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj's visit to China. After the meeting, Yucheng said that they talked about bilateral relations among other things. He also said that the nation is optimistic about the future of relations between India and China and the cooperation between the two nations. Jan 30, 2015

It happens : Tribal Fair

Odisha, Jan 30 (ANI): People are thronging the annual tribal fair in Bhubaneswar city of Odisha to get a glimpse of the tribal culture and a taste of the tribal delicacies. The tribal fair was inaugurated on Monday by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. It has been organised by the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Research and Training Institute (SCSTRI) and will go on till February 09. The fair has been divided into various sections like a tribal village, market, food plaza and craft pavilion. Not only the visitors, the tribals participating in the fair are also pleased at this opportunity as they feel it provides them with a bigger market to sell their goods. The organisers expect the footfall at the fair to touch a million and make transactions worth rupees 30 million this year. Jan 30, 2015

It happens : Vintage Car Rally

Jaipur/Vadodara, Jan 30 (ANI): Vintage car owners and collectors converged in Jaipur and Vadodara for car rallies, enthralling visitors. The 17th annual vintage car rally drew spectators to Jaipur to get a glimpse of royal era. More than 100 vintage pieces were displayed for the car lovers. Meanwhile, crowds also attended a similar rally in Vadodara city, where around 56 vintage cars were on display. The rally was a part of four-day ‘Vadfest’, an art and cultural event in the city. The collection included Mercedes, Hudson, Volkswagen, Morris, Rolls-Royce and other brands that attracted visitors. Jan 30, 2015

Congress condemns, BJP supports Natarajans allegations on Gandhis

New Delhi, Jan 30 (ANI): Former UPA minister and senior Congress leader Jayanthi Natarajan on Friday resigned from the party alleging that Rahul Gandhi interfered in the working of the ministry. Condemning the statement, Congress leaders Digvijaya Singh and Shobha Oza said that the party leadership, be it Sonia Gandhi or Rahul Gandhi, never interfered in the decision making of the ministries. Meanwhile BJP leader Nirmala Sitharaman supported the allegation saying that Natarajan's allegation has only confirmed what BJP used to say that UPA interfered with government's work. Jan 30, 2015

TMC leader Mukul Roy appears before CBI officials probing Sharda scam

Kolkata, Jan 30 (ANI): TMC leader and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's close aid Mukul Roy appeared before the CBI, on Friday to face interrogation in connection with his alleged involvement in the Sharda scam. Roy, who also held railway portfolio briefly in the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh cabinet, denied any wrongdoing. Emerging from the CBI building, Roy said he cooperated with the investigators. Jan 30, 2015