Panaji, July 02 (ANI): Senior BJP leader Sudin Dhavalikar who said women wearing bikini and mini-skirts should be banned from beaches has invited critical reactions. Hitting out at Dhavalikar, Tourism minister of Goa Dilip Parulekar on Wednesday said women are responsible enough to know what to wear and when to wear. Meanwhile, spokesperson of Congress Durgadas Kamat, said the party ordered and sent a mini-skirt to Dhavalikar to show that the party condemned his statement. Echoing the same sentiments, president of Travel and Tourism Association of Goa, Francisco De Braganca, said tourism industry will fall if such statements come to the fore.Jul 2, 2014
New Delhi, July 02 (ANI): Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan has said that he is preparing to fight mosquito-borne diseases posing a continual threat to the nation's health. Health officials from Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Haryana including the official of concerned agencies attended the conference to work out a plan on devising preventive measures. At the experts meet, Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Najeeb Jung, said the need of the hour was to chalk-out a workable plan to prevent the harmful consequences of chronic infections.Jul 2, 2014
New Delhi, July 02 (ANI): US Senator John McCain, who arrived India on a two day visit, met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday. McCain is also likely to meet defence and finance Minister Arun Jaitley and national security advisor Ajit Doval. He is also expected to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday in an apparent bid to give a fresh momentum to bilateral ties Between India and US after the formation of the BJP-led government. Earlier on Tuesday, MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin had said that US Secretary of State John Kerry was also likely to visit India and the dates of the visit were being finalized.Jul 2, 2014
New Delhi, July 02 (ANI): Singapore's Foreign Minister, K Shanmugam, met Indian trade minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, on Wednesday in New Delhi and said he looked forward to take the relationship between both the countries to a higher level. Foreign minister's five-day state visit, which started on June 30, also includes tour to Chennai and Hyderabad. Shanmugam is scheduled to hold diplomatic talks with India's Defence and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley as well. Meanwhile, Shanmugam added that the world looked at India as it was a land with tremendous opportunity.Jul 2, 2014
New Delhi, July 02 (ANI): Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi on Wednesday assured full investigation of the mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of Congress leader, Shashi Tharoor's wife, Sunanda Pushkar. The statement was made in wake of the Head of the forensic department of India's specialty hospital, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Dr. Gupta revealing that he was compelled to submit a fabricated report in the Sunanda death case. Bassi said that police will take all necessary steps to go into the root of the mystery. When asked whether Tharoor will also be questioned, he said whatever is necessary will be done.Jul 2, 2014
New Delhi, July 2(ANI): : Ladakh, the land of high passes is gearing up for Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama's sermons on Lord Buddha's 'Kalachakra'.The Dalai Lama will confer 33 Kalachakra initiations from July 3 to July 14, while Buddhists from across the globe will come attend the special prayer sessions. Kalachakra is the most sacred teaching and practice of Buddhism for individual peace, mutual understanding, greater unity and happiness.: Budding entrepreneurs and small businessmen plan to come up with new shops to attract tourists, while special Kalachakra merchandise will hit markets in Leh for all those who attend. Over 150,000 devotees and tourists from around the world are expected to be present at the Kalachakra.Jul 2, 2014
Coorg, one of the most scenic hill stations in Karnataka can be that getaway that you will have a hard time returning from. Embraced with nature's beauty at its best, this pristine hill station can provide you with unbelievable peace of mind and bag full of memories. On Travel Bug, we will see some of the places you must on miss on your trip to Coorg.
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BHOPAL, July 2 (ANI): Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday said that the Congress party tried to escape the discussion on Vyapam Scam in which they had accused Chouhan. He also said that the Congress party only wanted to make a big deal of the matter not to actually hold discussions.Jul 2, 2014
New Delhi, July 2(ANI):Anurag Kashyap's next psychological thriller 'Ugly' was premiered at the 3rd edition of Ladakh International Film Festival in Leh, Ladakh. Movie is a thriller about complex relationships.
Present at the premiere, 'Dev D' director talked about the basic plot of the movie and shared his efforts in making the movie.'Gangs of Wasseypur' director was happy to choose Ladakh as a location for the Asian Premiere of his movie 'Ugly' which was well applauded at Cannes International Film Festival earlier this year.However, more details about the film's story cannot be divulged but 'Ugly' is for sure not a movie for the weak hearts but for strong minds.Jul 2, 2014
Mumbai, July 02 (ANI): The residents of Mumbai on Wednesday enjoyed the very first rainfall of monsoon after suffering from a month long heat wave. However, the heavy rainfall though fruitful for the people, also caused trouble as there was immense waterlogging in Andheri and some flights were also reportedly delayed due to bad weather condition. May and June are usually the hottest months of the year in India with temperatures often in the range of 42 to 47 degrees Celsius at many places.Jul 2, 2014
PATNA, July 2 (ANI): BJP leaders in Bihar on Wednesday refused to attend assembly session to show their resentment against poor law and order situation in Patna.The party members blamed the ruling government in the state. The relations between both the BJP and the JD (U) strained after Bihar's former chief minister Nitish Kumar broke 17-year-old alliance with the BJP in 2013 after Narendra Modi was made campaign head. The JD(U) currently heads a minority government in Bihar.Jul 2, 2014