BJP's Nirmala Sitharaman files nomination for RS Polls from Andhra Pradesh

Hyderabad, June 21 (ANI): Union Minister and BJP leader Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday filed her nomination papers for Rajya Sabha Polls as a lone candidate from Andhra Pradesh. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, BJP presidents of the state and Telangana K Haribabu and G Kishan Reddy and leaders of TDP and BJP accompanied her as she submitted her papers to the Legislature Secretary. The state will be going to polls next month and last date for filing of nominations is June 23. Sitharaman is currently holding office as the Minister of State for Commerce and Industry. Jun 21, 2014

Security preparations underway for Amarnath Yatra

Jammu/Srinagar, June 21 (ANI): Security has been stepped up for safety of devotees who will take the annual Amarnath Yatra commencing from June 28 in Jammu and Kashmir, said police officials on Saturday. Director General of Police, K Rajendra Kumar said that security forces were prepared to face any challenge. Jun 21, 2014

AAP MP Bhagwant Mann establishes contact with some Indians in Iraq

Chandigarh, June 21 (ANI): AAP MP from Punjab Bhagwant Mann on Saturday confirmed that he had established contact with some Indians in different cities of Iraq. Mann said that he had conversation with almost 4000 people stranded in Iraq. He also talked about what all the stranded Indians are going through in the violence hit country. Further, he also said that he and his party is ready to help the government to free the Indian nationals. Jun 21, 2014

Iraq govt assured security of Indians in Iraq: BJP delegation after meeting Iraqi Ambassador

New Delhi, June 21 (ANI): Iraqi Ambassador to India Ahmad Tahseen Ahmad Berwari on Friday met the BJP delegation to discuss about the issue of security of Indians in Iraq. BJP leader Vijay Jolly said that the Iraqi government assured the delegation of the safety of all Indians in Iraq. Jolly added that the Iraq government ensured that it will work in co-ordination with the Indian government to rescue the abducted Indians in Iraq during crisis there. Jun 21, 2014

Megan Fox says her heart is not in acting anymore

New Delhi, June 21 (ANI): Megan Fox, who has planned to make just one movie a year to support her family, has said that her heart is not in acting anymore. She told an online portal that it was hard because she did not feel like she was ever giving either one of them 100 per cent of her attention or 100 per cent of her, so she carried a lot of guilt, media reported. The 28-year-old actress who recently gave birth to a boy named Bodhi asserted that she never been an extraordinarily ambitious girl or career-oriented, but once she got pregnant with her first son and now second, it was so hard to be a working mom especially when one's heart was not in their work, when one's heart is with their family. Jun 21, 2014

Karisma Kapoor at Glamour South Mumbai 2014

Mumbai, June 21 (ANI): Bollywood diva Karisma Kapoor was seen inaugurating ‘Glamour South Mumbai 2014’ in India’s showbiz capital Mumbai recently. At the event, she said every woman loves jewelry. Well…we agree with you Lolo!!! Jun 21, 2014

Tarun Gogoi objects relaxation of visa norms for Bangladeshis

Guwahati, June 21 (ANI): Assam Chief Minister, Tarun Gogoi on Saturday opposed the move of the BJP government regarding free visa entry for the Bangladeshi nationals. Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) had sought Assam opinion on the proposal of giving free visa entry to the Bangladeshis below 18 and above 65 years of age, to which Gogoi objected. He is also against proposal of multiple entry on a single visa to Bangladeshis which was put to improve relationships between both the countries. Jun 21, 2014

Iraqi Ambassador to India speaks about security of Indians in Iraq

New Delhi, June 21 (ANI): Iraqi Ambassador to India Ahmed Tahseen Ahmed Berwari on Saturday said that the Iraqi government is working closely with the Indian government to rescue abducted Indians in Iraq. Berwari said that the government has advised Indians in safe cities not to step out of their homes for security purposes. Jun 21, 2014

Health minister to draw outline against Encephalitis

Patna, June 21 (ANI): Union Health Minister, Harsh Vardhan, will hold a meeting with experts to draw outline against Japanese Encephalitis in affected states of the country. Experts from US based Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta and National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) visited All India Institute of Medical Sciences along with Vardhan in Patna on Saturday. The mosquito-borne disease can cause fever, convulsions and coma and is more likely to kill children than adults. Jun 21, 2014

People criticise hike in rail fares ahead of new budget.

Mumbai /New Delhi, June 21 (ANI): Commuters, on Saturday , criticised new government after it pushed through a steep hike in rail passenger and freight fares, the first dose of the "bitter medicine" Prime Minister Narendra Modi has warned, is needed to revive the economy. From June 25, rail passenger fares will increase by 14.2 percent and freight rates by 6.5 percent. Daily passengers said this will burn a hole in pockets of people belonging to middle and lower classes. People said they had high hopes from Modi as he had promised to contain inflation. However, after fare hike, they say common man has been ignored. Jun 21, 2014

Politicos react on reports of Prithviraj Chavan being replaced by NCPs Shinde as CM

New Delhi, June 21 (ANI): Political leaders on Saturday reacted on reports of Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan being replaced by NCP leader Sushil Kumar Shinde. NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that the final decision will be taken by Congress party. CPI's Atul Anjan also stated that the Congress and NCP leaders should focus on changing ideals not people. JD (U) Chief Sharad Yadav said that if Congress wants it can replace Chavan with Shinde. BJP leader MJ Akbar said that the anger of Maharashtra's people will reflect in the Assembly results. Jun 21, 2014