US Pact with Philippines to Promote Peace and Stability: Obama

Wrapping up his four-nation Asia trip to Japan, South Korea, Malasia and Philippines, US President Barack Obama on 29 April said America's security pact with Philippines will help promote peace and stability in the country, which is unsettled with China's claims on its disputed territories. Apr 29, 2014

Congress allies worried over defeat: BJP

New Delhi, April 29 (ANI): The BJP, on Tuesday said that Congress party and its allies had accepted their defeat before the results of general elections which is why they were making provocative statement. Commenting on statements of NC chief Farooq Abdullah, BJP vice-president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that Congress party allies have got one target to attack PM candidate Narendra Modi. Abdullah said that proposal of single law for all religions by Modi was not acceptable to Kashmiri Muslims. He had also stated that people who vote for Modi should drown themselves in the sea. Apr 29, 2014

Making & using decorating sugar

Sugar melts at high temperatures, become caramelized and solidifies as it cools down. This property can make sugar not only the sweetest ingredient, but also a decorative element. These little beauties seem complicated, but with the right technique, they can be made by dozens, within minutes. Facebook : Apr 29, 2014

Nigerian community fights Shell in UK court hearing

Legal arguments begin in court on Tuesday in a compensation claim brought by about 15,000 members of Nigeria's Bodo community against oil giant Shell for the damage caused by two spills in 2008. Apr 29, 2014

Narendra Modi tries to woo voters in Himachal, says will fulfill broken dreams

Palampur, April 29 (ANI): BJP's PM Candidate Narendra Modi during a rally in Himachal Pradesh's Palampur on Tuesday tried to woo voters by highlighting his works and ensuring people's faith in him. Modi praised his government saying that after a destructing earthquake in Gujarat, he was able to maintain order within 3 years in the state. He also hit at Congress asking people to choose a service man rather than a ruler for the country. Modi further appealed people to vote for him and gave hope that he will fulfill their broken dreams. Apr 29, 2014

Mixed reactions flow, soon after Chidambaram accepts mistakes of UPA 2

New Delhi, April 29 (ANI): Soon after Finance Minister P Chidambaram accepted that UPA made and termed 2010-11 to be most critical years, reactions from various political parties flowed in. BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi stated that it's too late for Congress to realize its mistakes. Rajya Sabha MP Mohd Adeeb said that it was already known still if Congress has realized mistakes then they should do something to improve it. CP (I) leader D Raja stated that UPA 2 govt could not connect with common man. Meanwhile, Congress leader Meem Afzal viewed it as Chidambaram's personal opinion. Apr 29, 2014

Lemon Idiyappam Sevai

Lemon Idiyappam Sevai Ingredients Idiyappam Juice of 2 lemons Oil - 3 tsp A piece of Ginger chopped A few Shallots Green chilli - 1 cut up Fresh grated Coconut Turmeric powder - 1/4 tsp Salt to taste Roasted Cashew nuts For Tempering Urad dal - 1/4 tsp Mustard seeds - 1/4 tsp Cumin seeds - 1/4 tsp A few Curry leaves Method: 1. Boil the water, turn off the stove and boil idiyappam in it for 3-5 minutes. Add 1 tsp salt. 2. For tempering, heat 3 tsp of oil in a kadai. Add Urad dal, mustard seeds and cumin seeds. Once mustard starts crackling, add ginger, green chillies, shallots and curry leaves. 3. Strain the cooked idiyappam. 4. Add turmeric powder and lemon juice to the tempering, add the idiyappam little by little and mix it well. 5. Garnish with grated coconut and roasted cashew nuts. Like us on FACEBOOK - Follow us on TWITTER - Subscribe to YouTube - A Ventuno Production : Apr 29, 2014

Modi says "Ye dil maange more" at Mandi rally

Mandi, April 29 (ANI): BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked people of Himachal Pradesh to make his party win by 300 seats, repeating the famous catchphrase also used by Kargil Martyr Vikram Batra "Ye dil maange more." Vikram Batra gave his life for the country in the Kargil war using the same line, said Modi, while addressing a rally in Mandi. Apr 29, 2014

NCW Issues Notice to Ramdev over his 'honeymoon' Remark

New Delhi, April 29 (ANI): NCW chairperson Mamta Sharma on Tuesday strongly condemned Yoga Guru Ramdev's 'honeymoon' remark. Ramdev had recently said that Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi goes to houses of Dalits "for picnics and honeymoon". Slamming Ramdev for the objectionable comments, she said that Ramdev should be arrested. She added that NCW has issued a notice against him. Apr 29, 2014

Priyanka Gandhi slams Modi for 'shehzada' jibe

Amethi, April 29 (ANI): Priyanka Gandhi on Tuesday once again took on BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi directly. She slammed Modi for calling Rahul Gandhi a 'shehzada' and urged him to refrain from childish acts. While addressing a gathering in Amethi, she also accused BJP candidate from Amethi Smriti Irani of not being in touch with ground reality. Invoking her father, Rajiv Gandhi's legacy, Priyanka also said, that Rahul Gandhi has the same vision which Rajiv Gandhi had. Apr 29, 2014

Politicos react as US court dismisses 1984 riots case against Congress

New Delhi, April 29 (ANI): Politicos on Tuesday reacted to a US court's dismissal of a lawsuit against Congress party relating to 1984 anti-Sikh riots, saying it did not sufficiently "touch and concern" the US court to exercise jurisdiction. JD (U) leader K C Tyagi said that 1984 riots have not received the justice yet. NCP leader Majid Memon said that 1984 riots is 30 year old and should not be used as a weapon during the elections. Apr 29, 2014

Modi accuses Congress of cheating people

Palampur, April 29 (ANI): BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi, while addressing a rally in Himachal Pradesh's Palampur on Tuesday, severely attacked the ruling Congress Party. Calling the Congress as a cheater party Modi stated that Congress cheats people through its manifesto, never fulfilling its promises. He further attacked the Nehru-Gandhi party saying that the soldiers of the country die for their motherland not for a family government. Modi also took up the issue of development through Tourism for which the Central Government has held back projects in Himachal. Apr 29, 2014