East Ukraine's die-hard voters ready for obstacle course

With election officials forced into hiding by separatist militias, nobody knows where polling stations will be set up in rebel-held eastern Ukraine - or indeed whether there will be any at all. But many residents are determined to vote. May 20, 2014

Nitish Kumar names Jitan Ram Manjhi as next Bihar CM

Patna, May 19 (ANI): JD (U) senior leader and Former Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday named his close aide and SC and ST minister during his government, Jitan Ram Manjhi as the next chief minister of the state. Kumar said that his name is given to the Governor and further course of action will be taken by him. Talking about Manjhi, the former CM also said that he is an experienced leader and has worked tremendously for the party. May 19, 2014

CWC rejects Sonia and Rahul's resignation, says party will work under their leadership

New Delhi, May 19 (ANI): As the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meet ended on Monday, nothing much changed in the party. While the leaders chose to remain mum on issues and on what happened in the meet, they confirmed that party President Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi offered to resign, which was rejected by the party. Beni Prasad Verma said that the responsibility of the defeat is of all party leaders and that Congress chief will decide on further course of action and on reshuffling the leadership. May 19, 2014

Nitish's true face has been exposed by this political drama: Giriraj Singh

New Delhi, May 19 (ANI): Nitish Kumar's resignation has drawn flak from the leaders of BJP, with many calling the former Bihar CM a "drama king", accusing him of devising new tricks to stay in power. BJP leader Giriraj Singh attacked Nitish, attributing the high-voltage political drama in Bihar to his hunger for power. May 19, 2014

Khwaja Ajmeri's Urs in Aurangabad draws people from different religions together

Aurangabad, May 19 (ANI): Aurangabad is situated in the southwestern state of Maharashtra. This small city has been home to many saints of different communities. It is known for religious tolerance and harmony between different communities that live here. The Urs or death anniversary of Khwaja Ajmeri exemplifies this spirit of communal harmony. It reflects good relations that exist between Hindu and Muslim devotees who come in Aurangabad to celebrate the occasion in large numbers. The Urs presents a picture of religious amity as Muslims along and Hindus of the area make arrangements for the occasion. The Urs of Khwaja Ajmeri in Aurangabad acts as a confluence for different faiths, and showcases brotherhood and harmony between different communities. May 19, 2014

Car workshop in Ahmednagar sends out message of communal harmony

Ahmednagar, May 19 (ANI): Situated in India's Western state of Maharashtra, Ahmednagar is the largest district of the state with many small and big industrial units. One such example is of a car workshop unit, wherein workers belonging to different communities work together presenting a perfect example of communal harmony. The workers in this unit live like one big family and take part in each other's festivals. The mutual understanding and brotherhood between these workers is the reason for the success of this small unit in Ahmednagar. This car workshop is an affirmation of the fact that communal harmony has been a way of life in India since ages and it will continue to strengthen the social fabric of the country in the future as well. May 19, 2014