Bangladeshi filmmakers showcase different genres at 14th International film festival

Siliguri, Feb 4 (ANI): Bangladeshi filmmakers filled Indian Celluloid with multiple shades of genres at the 14th International film festival in West Bengal, promoting cultural exchange and bolstering bilateral relations between New Delhi and Dhaka. The film festival took place in Siliguri town of Darjeeling district, featuring films and documentaries of filmmakers across the globe aiming to treat the audience with all the shades of rainbow on the canvas. Feb 4, 2014

Maoists set ablaze vehicles in Jharkhand

Ramgarh, Feb 04 (ANI): Maoists set ablaze vehicles in Jharkhand instilling fear among the villagers, while the driver of the burnt trucks claimed that rebels were armed. Around 15 to 20 armed rebels attacked the drivers and set their vehicles on fire in Ramgarh district. A driver, Mahesh Bediya said that the incident took place at 3.00 AM. Maoists say they are fighting for the rights of poor farmers and landless labourers. Thousands have been killed in the insurgency since the late 1960s. Feb 4, 2014

Possibility of Third Front depends on LS results: Farooq Abdullah

Jammu, Feb 4 (ANI): Speaking over the possibility of a Third Front against the UPA and NDA, National Conference leader and New and Renewable Energy Minister Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday said that Third Front formation depends upon the results of the Lok Sabha polls when it would be known which party gets how many seats. Further speaking on him meeting DMK leader M Karunanidhi he said that he met Karunanidhi because of the friendship they share and no political discussion took place. He also added that as far as National Conference is concerned, they are not going to join NDA and J& K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has already made it clear. He also said that people of India will have to decide if they want a secular or communal Government. Feb 4, 2014

Will try my best to give people of India a reason to smile: Sachin Tendulkar

New Delhi, Feb 04 (ANI): Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, was conferred with the country's highest civilian honour Bharat Ratna by President Pranab Mukherjee at a function held at the `Durbar Hall` of Rashtrapati Bahavan on Tuesday. A visibly delighted, Tendulakar dedicated this award to his mother and to all the mothers of India. He added that he would continue to bat for India, even though he has retired and will try his best to give the people of India a reason to smile. He also congratulated Prof CNR Rao for being awarded the Bharat Ratna. Feb 4, 2014

Sachin Tendulkar, Prof CNR Rao awarded with Bharat Ratna

New Delhi, Feb 04 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee conferred India's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, on cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar and eminent scientist CNR Rao at a function held at the `Durbar Hall` of Rashtrapati Bahavan on Tuesday. Tendulkar, who retired from international cricket on November 16 last year, is the first sportsman to be bestowed with the honour by the President. In a fitting finale to a record-breaking career spanning 24 years, Tendulkar, was chosen for the prestigious award, after his farewell 200th Test against the West Indies in Mumbai on November 16, 2013. Feb 4, 2014

Final decision will be of panel: Congress on differences in Lokpal selection

New Delhi, Feb 04 (ANI): After BJP and Congress locked horns over the jurist's appointment in Lokpal selection panel, Congress leader Satyavrat Chaturvedi said that if Sushna Swaraj has a name to propose, she is welcome but the final decision will be of the panel of all 4 people. Further, Chaturvedi said that BJP has always created controversy to hinder a smooth process. Feb 4, 2014

Nido Tania case: Home ministry taken issue seriously, enquiry ordered, says Ninong Ering

New Delhi, Feb 04 (ANI): After Arunachal Pradesh student delegation along with MoS for Minority Affairs Ninong Ering met Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde over Nido Tania case, Ering said that the ministry is taking the issue very seriously and an enquiry has been ordered into the case. He said that a CBI enquiry is also requested. Further, Ering also criticized Delhi Police of passing the buck and not registering the case immediately. Feb 4, 2014

BJP criticizes AAPs protest against Arun Jaitley, calls it gimmick

New Delhi, Feb 04 (ANI): Reacting on an ongoing protest by AAP and a counter BJP protest in front of Arun Jaitley’s residence, BJP called it a ‘political gimmick’ and criticized the same. Party Spokesperson Sudhanshu Trivedi said that AAP is trying to save itself by doing such things and if there is any truth in it, why didn’t the AAP leader recorded Jaitley’s voice and caught him red-handed. Meanwhile, BJP leader Smriti Irani called it a ‘gimmick’ by AAP and said that it’s extremely disgraceful. Irani also questioned Arvind Kejriwal in his inaction against Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and Sheila Dikshit. Feb 4, 2014

Its politics of falsehood & fraud: Jaitley on AAPs protest

New Delhi, Feb 04 (ANI): Reacting over the protest by the Aam Aadmi Party supporters at his residence in New Delhi, BJP leader Arun Jaitley slammed the AAP and said that those who can't govern, they use such gimmicks like demonstrations and protests. He also added that it is politics of falsehood and fraud. Feb 4, 2014

Regional parties, not just AAP a challenge: Janardan Dwivedi

New Delhi, Feb 04 (ANI): Elaborating his statement wherein AICC General Secretary Janardan Dwivedi termed AAP as a ‘warning and a challenge’, he said that the question was on regional parties and all regional parties and not just AAP is a challenge. Dwivedi said that this is nothing but a positive attitude. Feb 4, 2014

Statement on Congress to be in opposition to show party has capability: Janardan Dwivedi

New Delhi, Feb 04 (ANI): Clarifying his statement wherein AICC General Secretary Janardan Dwivedi said that Congress should have been in opposition after the 2009 Lok Sabha polls, he said that it was to show that the party has capability and courage to even sit in opposition. He said that there was no political reason behind the same and that all parties should learn from history. Feb 4, 2014

AAP & BJP supporters face to face outside Arun Jaitleys residence

New Delhi, Feb 04 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party took the protest against BJP leader Arun Jaitley to his residence on Tuesday. Jaitley has been accused by the AAP of offering its members bribes to bring down the Delhi government led by Arvind Kejriwal. However, AAP has offered no evidence in support of its allegations. The protestors demanded Jaitley's apology. Meanwhile, when the news of protest reached to BJP workers, they also assembled at Jaitley’s residence. Holding up banners against Kejriwal, the BJP supporters shouted anti AAP slogans. Feb 4, 2014