Priyanka Chopra hopes for success of her film on boxer Mary Kom

Mumbai, Sep 07 (ANI): Bollywood diva Priyanka Chopra had her fingers crossed over commercial success of her latest film, which is a biopic based on the life of Indian boxer, Mary Kom. "Mary Kom" released in cinemas across India on Friday (September 05). The movie was premiered in Toronto. Priyanka has had roles in some big budget franchises such as "Krrish" and "Don" and has also won plaudits for playing role like an autistic woman in the film "Barfi". But it is her portrayal of Olympic medalist and five-time World Amateur Boxing champion Mary Kom, which has proved to be the biggest task as an actor so far. Chopra said playing the role of a living, breathing person of nearly her own age has been the greatest challenge of her acting career so far and she learnt the lesson of never give up during the course of shooting of Mary Kom. Sep 7, 2014

No invitation received by LG, will decide in interest of people unlike AAP: Satish Upadhyay

New Delhi, Sep 07 (ANI): Delhi BJP President Satish Upadhyay on Sunday said that the BJP is yet to receive any invitation from the Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung on government formation in the national capital. Upadhyay said that the party is ready for polls and that any decision taken will be fully democratic and in the interest of people. He also said that his meeting with Home Minister Rajnath Singh had nothing to do with the issue. Upadhyay also slammed the Aam Aadmi Party and said that they are using unconstitutional language which is not acceptable to the people of Delhi. Sep 7, 2014

Piyush Goyal presents report card of power ministry in 100 days of govt, says inherited unfavourable

New Delhi, Sep 07 (ANI): Power Minister Piyush Goyal on Sunday presented the report card of the ministry in 100 days of the NDA government and said that they had inherited unfavourable situation from the previous government. Goyal said that the previous UPA government had left the situation in worse condition and that the ministry had to struggle a lot in getting back on track. Further, he also talked about achievements of NDA government in 3 months of time and assured proper supply of electricity to every state. Sep 7, 2014

Scotland's fishermen face some choppy waters ahead

Scotland's fishermen face some choppy waters ahead if the country votes for independence from the UK in the forthcoming referendum. Some would welcome the move but others fear separation would give them a much smaller voice in the EU. Duration: 03:16 Sep 7, 2014

PM Modi arrives in JandK, holds review meeting to assess flood situation

Jammu, Sep 07 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday arrived in Jammu city of Jammu and Kashmir to review the flood situation in the state which has claimed more than 160 lives. Modi held a review meeting with Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, state Governor NN Vohra and other officials. Modi is scheduled to travel to Srinagar later today. Sep 7, 2014

BJP President Amit Shah visits Dakshineswar Temple in Kolkata

Kolkata, Sep 07 (ANI): BJP President Amit Shah who is on a two-day visit to West Bengal visited the Dakshineswar Temple on Sunday to seek the blessings of the presiding deity. Amit Shah is here to attend the two day state committee meeting of the party. He will interact with party workers and boost their morale along with discussing the present situation in the wake of alleged repeated attacks on BJP workers. It is his first visit to Kolkata following his elevation as the party chief. Sep 7, 2014

Residents leave villages, move to safer places in flood-hit Kashmir

Kathua, Sep 07 (ANI): More than 100 people, including children and women, were evacuated from various villages in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir as floods, triggered by heavy downpours, caused destruction in the region. The Red Cross society along with district administration has provided tents, medical aid and food to affected families. The flood-affected people are shifting their valuables and luggage along with their live stocks to safer places and shelter homes provided by the district administration. Jammu's main river, Tawi, which splits the city in two, is flowing well above the danger mark. Sep 7, 2014

Security personnel, civilians rescued in flood-hit Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir, Sep 07 (ANI): In a joint operation, staff of Indian Army and Air Force rescued security personnel of paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF) and civilians from flood-affected areas in Jammu and Kashmir. Authorities declared a disaster alert after two days of heavy rain hit villages across Kashmir, causing the worst flooding in two decades. Heavy rain is expected and the state's main river, the Jhelum, and its tributaries are flowing several feet above the danger mark. Flash floods triggered by heavy downpours caused destruction as authorities closed four bridges connecting the two parts of Jammu after suffering severe damage. Army personnel Bhim Singh said the rescue operations were on in full swing and the situation was under control. Sep 7, 2014

Amit Shah says communal tension in UP will help BJP form govt, Politicos condemn

New Delhi, Sep 07 (ANI): Condemnable reactions flowed on Sunday after BJP President Amit Shah said in a speech that if communal tension continues to prevail in Uttar Pradesh, it will become easy for BJP to win elections. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that the truth comes out at some time or the other and Amit Shah has spoken out his intentions clearly. Congress leader Manish Tewari said that the Election Commission should take cognizance of the matter and disqualify BJP from UP elections. NCP leader Majid Memon said that it is an unfortunate statement and a person of a designation as that of Amit Shah should be careful about what words to use. Sep 7, 2014

Centre asks States to expedite cases against MPs, Politicos React

New Delhi, Sep 06 (ANI): Following the Supreme Court's decision, Central government has appealed the Chief Ministers of the states and the Chief Justices of the High Courts to expedite cases against MPs and MLAs facing charges of serious crimes. NCP leader Majid Memon appreciating SC's decision said that the MPs who are guilty will be removed from their position and MPs with false charges will be free from them. BJP leader Bizay Sonkar Shastri also supported the Court's verdict and said no culprits should exist in politics. Congress leader Manish Tewari said that many MPs with serious charges have their cases pending and it's important that these cases reach to their final verdict. Sep 7, 2014

PM Modi visits JandK to review flood situation, Politicos react

New Delhi, Sep 07 (ANI): Political leaders on Sunday reacted on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Jammu and Kashmir to review situation in flood-affected areas. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that situation in JandK has become intense and the Central and State government should make every possible effort to rescue the residents. NCP leader Majid Memon said that it is the responsibility of the Prime Minister and Chief Minister to take note of the situation and reach out to the people as soon as possible. Sep 7, 2014

Situation getting better in Jammu but worsening in Kashmir, appeal people not to panic: Omar Abdulla

Jammu, Sep 07 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday gave a review of flood situation in the state. Abdullah said that situation is getting better in Jammu and water level has started to fall down. He said that the government is focusing upon relief work followed by rehabilitation of the rescued people. He then said that situation is worsening in areas of Kashmir where water level has risen up to the level of first floors. He said that Central Government has helped the State with boats for recue and officers have been deployed to assess the situation and focus on the medical facilities is being laid. Further, Abdullah appealed to the people not to panic and stay above the water level and assured that they will be rescued surely. Sep 7, 2014

Germany's foreign minister visits New Delhi to boost bilateral trade

New Delhi, Sep 07 (ANI): German Foreign Minister Dr Frank-Walter Steinmeier has arrived in New Delhi for a three-day visit to hold political and business talks with India in a bid to boost bilateral trade. During his visit, Steinmeier will hold talks with the Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, his counterpart Sushma Swaraj as well as Education Minister Smriti Irani, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu and the Trade Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. He is scheduled to hold meetings with Indian business leaders in order to boost bilateral trade and facilitate German investment in India. Sep 7, 2014