Devotees throng temples as month-long Hindu festival nears end

New Delhi/ Madhya Pradesh/ Uttar Pradesh, Aug 4 (ANI): Devotees carrying religious offerings, thronged Hindu temples on last Monday of auspicious month- long Shravan (monsoon) festival. Thousands of devout Hindus thronged temples dedicated to Lord Shiva on Monday to offer special prayers. Aug 4, 2014

PM Narendra Modi meets Nepalese President Ram Baran Yadav

Kathmandu, Aug 4 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Nepalese President Ram Baran Yadav and other leaders of the different political parties in Kathmandu on Monday. Modi is on a two-day official vist to Nepal, the first bilateral visit to the country by an Indian prime minister in 17 years. Earlier in the day, Modi visited the famous Pashupatinath Temple to offer his prayers. He sanctioned 25 crores to build a 'dharamshala' at the major Hindu landmark and offered 2,500 kg of sandalwood at the temple built for Lord Shiva. Aug 4, 2014

Politicos react as Priyanka Gandhi set to formally assume bigger role in Congress

New Delhi, Aug 4 (ANI): Faced with the task of rejuvenating the party rank and file after the Lok Sabha poll disaster, the Congress appears to be banking on Priyanka Gandhi Vadra to resurrect its sinking fortunes. As per a media reports, Priyanka will be formally inducted into the party after the upcoming round of assembly elections. Over the years, though not officially part of the party, Priyanka has been playing an active role in managing party affairs in Amethi and Rae Bareli, parliamentary constituencies of Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi. Reacting over this politicos from various political parties said that this is a internal matter of Congress. Aug 4, 2014

Lakshmi Mittal to Own Mountain Range in Britain?

Billionaire Lakshmi Mittal, the steel tycoon whose name features among the richest in the world, has reportedly bid for a 2,850-high mountain range in Britain, the asking price for which hovers at 1.75 million Pounds. Aug 4, 2014

Govt to hold talks with all parties over Insurance Bill

New Delhi, Aug 04 (ANI): The BJP government on Monday called for a meeting with all political parties in order to hold discussion on Insurance Bill which may be presented in the Parliament on Tuesday. BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that the government is trying to improve the nation_s financial condition which is why they have introduced 49% FDI in Insurance. Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said that his party is a part of NDA and will support BJP in the Bill and added that there will be a debate over Insurance Bill among all parties in the meeting to be held under Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu. Aug 4, 2014

Opposition parties slam govt over FDI in Insurance

New Delhi, Aug 04 (ANI): Leaders of the Opposition political parties on Monday slammed the ruling BJP government for introducing 49% FDI in Insurance. Congress leader Manish Tewari said that the BJP should tell as to why, when in Opposition, they opposed the insurance bill presented by UPA. Congress_ Mallikarjun Kharge also said that the leaders will take the amendments into consideration to see if the Bill should be passed with or without the amendments. NCP leader Majid Memon said that the bill will introduce FDI in insurance and the party will observe whether it will benefit the nation or not. Aug 4, 2014

Politicos react as Gwalior additional judge quits accusing sexual harassment by MP HC judge

New Delhi, Aug 4 (ANI): An additional judge in Gwalior resigned alleging sexual harassment by a judge of Madhya Pradesh High Court. In her complaint to Chief Justice of India R M Lodha and Supreme Court judges Justices H L Dattu, T S Thakur, Anil R Dave, Dipak Misra and Arun Misra, as well as the MP HC chief justice, she said the administrative judge sent her a message through the district registrar to _perform dance on an item song_ at a function in his residence but she excused herself saying it was her daughter_s birthday. Aug 4, 2014

PM Modi visits Pashupatinath Temple in Nepal

Kathmandu, Aug 04 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a two day official visit to Nepal, visited Lord Pashupatinath Temple on Monday to offer his prayers. The temple was on high security alert and special arrangements were made for Modi at the temple. In addition to this, he will be meeting Nepal_s President Ram Baran Yadav and other leaders of the different political parties in Nepal before leaving for India. Modi is the first Indian Prime Minister to undertake a bilateral visit to Nepal in 17 years. Aug 4, 2014

Arrest of Indian officials in Glasgow draws flak from political leaders

New Delhi, Aug 04 (ANI): The arrest of Indian sports officials in Glasgow, where Commonwealth Games were held, has drawn flak from the political leaders. NCP leader Majid Memon said that Indian officials misbehaving abroad spoiled the image of the country and tainted the fame of sportspersons who earned good name for India abroad through their medals. Congress leader Manish Tewari said that officials representing India on an international level should behave properly. SP leader Naresh Agarwal also slammed the officials and said that the government should take note of such incidents and not send such officials as a representative abroad as they spoil India_s image. Aug 4, 2014