Hari & Sukhmani's electrifying 'folktronica' session for Delights

New Delhi, June 08 (ANI): Renowned folktronica duo Hari & Sukhmani enthralling the musical souls of Delhi through their mesmerizing music at capitals one of the most preferred hangout zone Fio. Sukhmani Malik, a doe eyed female, with a voice dense with character is a trained Hindustani classical vocalist from the Rampur Gharana. While Hari Singh, a producer and an audio engineer, has electronic skills tuned finely to soothe your senses. And the duo, who has taken Punjabi folk music from yester years New Delhi to New York City, plans to take it to newer heights in the years to come. Jun 8, 2014

Invited Modi for inaugural function of Telangana, PM assured assistance: KCR

New Delhi, June 08 (ANI): After meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao said that he invited for inaugural function of Telangana and that he accepted the invitation. He said that the PM assured assistance and all support to the state what he asked for. Further, Rao also talked about his meeting with President Pranab Mukherjee. KCR has sought a package and financial assistance for the new state. Jun 8, 2014

Vijay Pandit killed due to police apathy, says his brother

New Delhi, June 8 (ANI): BJP leader Vijay Pandit, who was shot dead last night by unidentified assailants, had been receiving threatening calls since the elections, his brother said today. Lokesh Pandit told ANI that despite written and verbal complaints to the police, no action was taken by them to protect his brother. He blamed the UP government and the police for failing to take action and also demanded a CBI inquiry to nab those who committed the crime. Jun 8, 2014

Political leaders take dig at AAP following internal rift in party

New Delhi, June 08 (ANI): Political leaders took a dig at Aam Aadmi Party on Sunday after rumours of rift within the party gained momentum as members met in New Delhi to discuss the poll debacle. BJP Vice President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that AAP always indulged in blame-game. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said whoever makes it to the top in haste comes down in the same manner. Meanwhile, JD (U) leader Ali Anwar said AAP leaders should come together to work in a democratic manner. BJD leader Jay Panda talked about party’s strategy which might need some adjustments. Jun 8, 2014

Politicos hail Chinese foreign minister's visit as boost to bilateral ties

New Delhi, June 8 (ANI): Politicos hailed China's foreign minister Wang Yi's visit to India as a prelude to renewed political contact between the two Asian giants. Wang arrived in New Delhi on Sunday to meet his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj in a bid to bolster the bilateral ties. Congress leader, Rashid Alvi, said that the talks would find solutions to the national disputes and issues. JD (U) leader, Ali Anwar hoped that the new government's strategic foreign gesture would be positive to the benefits of India as well as neighboring countries. Jun 8, 2014

India reels under intense heat wave.

Amritsar / Kanpur / Nagpur, June 8 (ANI): The intense heat wave in India continues, with the temperature touching 45 degrees Celsius and above in many cities, forcing people to stay indoors. A resident of Amritsar city in Punjab, Rahul, said that the businesses in his city are suffering as few people dare to step out of their houses before evening. Delayed by four days, the southwest monsoon has hit Kerala on June 06. The delay and the sluggish pace of the monsoons ensure that there will be no respite from the heat for the northern parts of the country for some time to come. Farmers in Kanpur city of Uttar Pradesh offered prayers to rain god and sun god to bring rains to the region soon. Jun 8, 2014

Politicos expressed concern over Oriya labourers stranded in Oman

New Delhi, June 08 (ANI): Political leaders on Sunday expressed concern over Oriya labourers who had got stranded in Oman. BJD leader Jay Panda said that its saddening that something like this has to be faced by the people and that the party will take up the issue to the PMO. Further, BJP Spokesperson Sambit Patra said that news have come in on a few migrant labourers who have been stranded in Oman and that the party will ensure that matter is resolved by consulting foreign ministry. Jun 8, 2014

Preparations in full swing for oath ceremony of Chandrababu Naidu as Andhra CM

Guntur, June 8 (ANI): Preparations are on at a stadium in Guntur district where TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu, will be sworn-in as the first chief minister of new Andhra Pradesh, formed after separation of Telangana. Lakhs of people are expected to attend the oath-taking ceremony, which will be held at a ground near Nagarjuna University in Guntur city. Nearly 10,000 police personnel will be deployed under the supervision of Director General of Police (DGP) J.V. Ramood and Inspector General of Police, Guntur Range, Sunil Kumar. Many senior leaders like LK Advani. Murali Manohar Joshi, Venkaiah Naidu, Arun Jaitley, Prakash Javadekar along with Chief Ministers of Goa, Rajasthan and Gujarat will attend the swearing-in ceremony. TDP in alliance with the BJP achieved a clean sweep in the state by crushing the Congress party's existence to form the state government. The TDP won 103 of the 175 seats. Jun 8, 2014

Police arrest 4 people in BJP leader murder case, impose Sec 144 in Dadri

Dadri, June 8 (ANI): Four people have been arrested by Noida Police on Sunday in connection to the murder of BJP leader Vijay Pandit, who was shot dead by unidentified bikers on Saturday night in Greater Noida. Major clashes broke out in the area following the murder due to which section 144 has been imposed in Greater Noida. 2 units of the Rapid Action Force have been deployed. 16 vehicles have been torched reportedly by angry mobs near the Dadri Kotwal. The victim's brother has demanded a CBI enquiry into the incident. Jun 8, 2014

Tibet protest against China visit nothing new, meeting will bring positive results: Expert

New Delhi, June 08 (ANI): Talking about the protest by Tibetans against the visit of Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi's visit to India, JNU Professor in Chinese Studies Srikanth Kondapalli said that the protest is nothing new and is very normal. He said that the visit will bring positive results and can improve bilateral relations. Kondapalli also said that keeping in view India's earlier view on Tibet being part of China, the two nations will not discuss the topic in the meeting. Further, he said that the nations can talk about international problems and investment Jun 8, 2014

Politicos condemn killing of BJP leader in Greater Noida

New Delhi, June 8 (ANI): Politicos across the party line condemned the killing of BJP leader Vijay Pandit in Greater Noida. Pandit, was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Greater Noida. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Angry BJP workers gathered at the accident site and set vehicles on fire, causing heavy traffic jams. Jun 8, 2014

Tibetans protest in New Delhi against Chinese foreign minister's visit

New Delhi, June 8 (ANI): Tibetans took to streets to protest against the visit of China's Foreign Minister, Wang Yi, who arrived in New Delhi on Sunday to meet his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj in a bid to boost bilateral ties. Protesters shouted anti-China slogan, blocked roads and burned Chinese national flag, demanding the Indian government to raise the issue of Tibetans with its neighbour. At least 131 Tibetans have died since 2009 by setting themselves on fire in protest at Chinese rule, mostly in Tibetan areas outside what China calls the Tibet Autonomous Region. A protester, Tenzin Wangcho, said they are hopeful of new Modi government. Jun 8, 2014