It happens: Handicraft Exhibition

Visakhapatnam, March 28 (ANI): A vast variety of exquisite, traditional artefacts by artisans from across India attracted a steady stream of visitors to an ongoing handicraft fair in Visakhapatnam city. The week-long exhibition organised by the artisans supported society of India aims at providing a platform to small-scale artisans where they can showcase their products and provide a boost to their business which is not exposed to bigger markets. Handicrafts, textiles and decorative artefacts remain the highlight of the ongoing fair as visitors throng to the apparels and showpieces stalls. Right at the entrance, the mystical charm of the northeast manifested itself in vibrant colours of dried natural flowers.Meanwhile, another visitor, Fathima said the fair is a delight for the visitors as handicraft and other decorative items from the whole country are available at affordable prices, much cheaper than mall prices.A wide array of ethnic products including hand embroidered products, Tibetan art products, wooden items, clay and mud items were displayed at various stalls. Mar 28, 2014

It happens: Sachin Tendulkar Unveils World s Largest Digital Photo Mosaic Of Himself

Mumbai, March 28 (ANI): Legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar felt overwhelmed as he unveiled world's largest digital photo mosaic of himself in Mumbai. The photo mosaic was adapted from a painting created by ace painter, Viveek Sharma, titled 'Eye of the Tiger', which draws parallel between the tiger and the iconic batsman for his strength and valiant acts of courage, bravery and precision. The original painting by Sharma, which illustrates Tendulkar is akin to the 'King of the Jungle' and the ruler of the Earth, was also unveiled at the event. Meanwhile, Tendulkar also thanked his fans for immense support. Sachin left the game after playing more Test matches (200), scoring the most test (15,921) and one-day international (18,426) runs, and compiling more test (51) and one-day (49) hundreds than any other player in cricket history. Mar 28, 2014

Expelled JD (U) leader Sabir Ali joins BJP

New Delhi, Mar 28 (ANI): Former JD (U) leader Sabir Ali, who was expelled by the party leadership for praising BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi, joined the BJP formally on Friday. Ali, while addressing a press conference, said that he will try his best to fight against corruption under the leadership of Modi. Mar 28, 2014

Lal Muni Choubey withdraws independent nomination from Buxar

Patna, March 28 (ANI): BJP Senior Leader Lal Muni Choubey on Friday withdrew his nomination as an independent candidate in Buxar after having a conversation with Narendra Modi. Choubey said that having faith in the assurance given by Modi, he is opting out and will not fight elections. He further said that he never did anything for his interests but for the respect of the senior leaders of the party and for the people. Mar 28, 2014

IAF's C-130J Super Hercules crashes near Gwalior, Retd Wing Commander calls it shocking

New Delhi, March 28 (ANI): In a major setback to the Air Force, IAF's C-130J Super Hercules on Friday crashed near Gwalior in Madhya Pradesh after taking off from Agra air base, killing five crew members, including four officers. Talking about the incident, Wing Commander (Retd.) Praful Bakshi said that it is shocking keeping in view the capability of the aircraft in terms of safety and operational aspects. He further said that this is shocking but speculating on the reasons is not fair and that one should wait for the investigative court to come to nay conclusion. He also said that the incident had not only monetary loss but the loss of lives of potential air force officers which is irreplaceable. Mar 28, 2014

AAP chief mocks Narendra Modi, challenges him to contest election from one seat

Badli, Mar 28 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Friday took a jibe at BJP’s prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi, challenging him to contest the electoral battle from Varanasi town only, during his road show in Haryana. Kejriwal kick-started his road show in Badli town of Haryana to garner voters’ support ahead of the elections. Slamming Modi, Kejriwal said that there is no Modi wave and if he has the power he should contest elections from one seat, that is, Varanasi. He also lashed out at the Congress party. Mar 28, 2014

Delhi HC finds BJP, Congress guilty of using foreign fundings

New Delhi, Mar 28 (ANI): In a major blow to the Congress and the BJP, the Delhi High Court has held both the parties guilty of taking foreign funding and thus violating the Foreign Contribution Regulation (FCR) Act, just ahead of the general elections. The court has directed the Ministry of Home Affairs to take action against the two parties within 6 months. Mar 28, 2014

Badalta Manzar (March 28, 2014): An independent news report on Jammu and Kashmir

Moving away from horizontal expansion of residential houses, vertical construction has been introduced for the first time in Srinagar, in order to ease the pressure on city land. The Jammu and Kashmir Government is promoting vertical housing colonies in Srinagar in an effort to stop the trend of consumption of agricultural land for residential and commercial purposes. The public health care centre at Akingam was set up with the aim to provide better health care facilities to residents of the area, but this goal has not been met, as the PHC lacks basic facilities like X-rays and USG. Jammu has been waiting for its first artificial lake for long. Since the foundation stone was laid in December 2009 for the 140 crore ambitious project, it has missed many of its deadlines. Mar 28, 2014

Narendra Modi attacks Congress over inflation

Mandla, Mar 28 (ANI): BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Friday attacked the Congress government holding it responsible for the spiraling inflation in the country. Modi during a rally at Mandla, Madhya Pradesh, said that the Congress is brimming with pride and doesn't want to answer the questions of the common man. Mar 28, 2014

Morocco's movie 'Mecca' seeks return to days of glory

Ouarzazate in southern Morocco was once dubbed the "Mecca" of the film industry for its studio facilities and the stark beauty of its locations, with many Hollywood blockbusters shot there. Duration: 02:15 Mar 28, 2014

Congress leader Imran Masood threatens to chop Modi, politicos react

New Delhi/ Lucknow, Mar 28 (ANI): Congress candidate from Uttar Pradesh Imran Masood was caught on tape threatening to chop BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi into pieces. Reacting to the same, BJP leaders Jagdambika Pal and Meenakshi Lekhi strongly condemned the use of such foul language and demanded the Election Commission’s immediate action. Meanwhile, Muslim cleric Maulana Khalid Rashid also opposed the statement made by Masood calling it uncivilized. Mar 28, 2014

SCs decision on IPL Spot Fixing case balanced one

New Delhi/ Pune, March 28 (ANI): Supreme Court on Friday gave a ‘balanced decision’ on IPL Spot-fixing case that Sunil Gavaskar should take up as BCCI interim president while N Srinivasan should step down. Justice Mukul Mudgal said that this is a balanced decision and that it will maintain the interest of the players and also the purity of the game. Former Cricketer Chandu Borde also welcomed the decision and said that Gavaskar would improve the image of cricket in the minds of people. Further, MoS for Parliamentary affairs Rajeev Shukla said that this is a welcome decision and that Srinivasan himself offered to step down, which is a good development. Mar 28, 2014