Bangladesh Art Summit aims to bridge cultural gap between South Asian nations

Dhaka, Feb 10 (ANI): The art summit in Bangladesh, which aims to bridge the cultural gap between nations, showcased contemporary works of artists from South Asia and drew visitors, enthusiasts and critics from all over the world. The second edition of Dhaka Art Summit, began in Dhaka on Friday. Feb 10, 2014

Italy scorns Indian decision to try marines with anti-piracy law

New Delhi/ Kochi, Feb 10 (ANI): Rome harshly criticised Indian decision to try two Italian marines accused of killing two fishermen under an anti-piracy and anti-terrorism act. Italian government’s Special Envoy Staffan De Mistura, miffed at the Indian attorney general’s decision at the Monday court hearing to hold the case under the controversial Suppression of Unlawful Acts (SUA), said the move was unacceptable as it made Italy equivalent to a terrorist country. Feb 10, 2014

Opposition disrupts J&K assembly demanding action against Shabir Khan

Jammu, Feb 10 (ANI): Opposition party in Jammu and Kashmir, People’s Democratic Party (PDP) disrupted the proceedings of state assembly and demanded arrest of former state Health Minister Shabir Khan, who has been accused of molesting a woman doctor. The PDP staged protest during the address of Governor NN Vohra on Monday. Feb 10, 2014

Leaders of regional parties meet to discuss formation of third front

New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): Leaders of regional parties congregated and discussed the future of the proposed third front on Monday, which will serve as an alternative to the BJP and Congress government. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar arrived in New Delhi to participate in the meeting and divulging the details, said that it was an informal meet Feb 10, 2014

India-China special representatives' talks aim at framework of boundary resolution: MEA

New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): Commenting on the 17th Round of India-China Special Representatives Talks, MEA Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said that the talks aim for a framework for resolution of the boundary question. Akbaruddin also said that preceding Special Representatives Talks, the 5th meeting of the working mechanism for consultation and coordination on the India-China border affairs is scheduled. Feb 10, 2014

Kejriwal doesnt have governance toolkit: Kiran Bedi

New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): Slamming Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Former IPS officer Kiran Bedi said that Kejriwal doesn’thave governance toolkit and that he isolates everyone. Bedi said that the government does not work with warning and threatening and requires a complete toolkit. She said that governance requires patience and thought and changing the system with patience and not threats. Feb 10, 2014

IPL Spot-fixing: Report submitted to SC, Gurunath Meiyappan guilty

New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): The Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee, investigating allegations of spot-fixing and betting in IPL has submitted its report to the Supreme Court on Monday. The report is to be discussed in the court on March 07 and it suggests that Gurunath Meiyappan is guilty in the case. The lawyer said that the other allegations on Rajasthan Royals’ Raj Kundra and Shilpa Shetty will be investigated further. Feb 10, 2014

National Theatre Festival brings people of all faiths together

Bareilly, Feb 10 (ANI): India is a multi-religious, multi-ethnic, and a multi-lingual country. Its strength is unity in diversity. Many examples of communal harmony can be found across the country. And there are many who work to keep this ethos alive. Recently, a theatre Festival was organised in Bareilly where participants from different states and countries spread the message of communal harmony through their plays. Feb 10, 2014

Anna praises Kejriwal s Jan Lokpal bill supports his resignation threat

Pune, Feb 10 (ANI): Reacting to Arvind Kejriwal’s Janlokpal Bill which created much controversy, Anna Hazare praised the bill and said that something like this which is for the people is created by Kejriwal after long. Further, Hazare also supported Kejriwal’s threat of resigning from his post if the bill is not passed by the centre. Feb 10, 2014

Nido Tanias father affirms postmortem report, hopes for CBI enquiry

New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): After Nido Tania’s postmortem report confirmed that he died due to injuries to his head and face, his father Nido Pavitra said that he is satisfied with the report and further said that he hopes for a CBI enquiry in the case. He also said that he will meet the home minister and also the prime minister in the case and will demand justice. Feb 10, 2014

Farooq Abdullah on Kejriwals resignation threat

New Delhi, Feb 10 (ANI): Reacting on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s statement that he will resign if the Delhi Jan Lokpal Bill is not passed, New and Renewable Energy Minister Farooq Abdullah on Monday said that Kejriwal can resign if he wants to and added that someone else will form the government if he does so. Feb 10, 2014

Urs of Dada Miyan Rehmatullah Alleh- perfect example of religious co-existence

Lucknow, Feb 10 (ANI): Lucknow, the capital city of Uttar Pradesh, has a charm of its own. Much of it can be credited to many Sufi saints who lived in the region and spread the message of harmony and brotherhood. The Urs of Dada Miyan Rehmatullah Alleh, which attracts devotees from different faiths, is one such example. Though devotees throng the shrine throughout the year, the Urs attracts a large number of people. Feb 10, 2014