Surat exhibits diamond studded replica of Mahatma Gandhi's spinning wheel

Surat, Jan 05 (ANI): Jewellers in Gujarat, the birth state of Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, paid a tribute to the independence hero by creating a miniature replica of his iconic spinning wheel with gold and diamonds. The spinning wheel decorated with 45 grams of gold and 820 diamonds is on display at Sparkle International 2014, a gems and jewellery exhibition in Surat. Jewellers are hoping that their effort would foster the growth of diamonds globally. The dazzling wheel lured visitors at the exhibition to take a close look, appreciating the combination of the wheel, a symbol of self-reliance and non-violence, and precious diamonds. Jan 5, 2014

Hundreds run in Kolkata marathon to spread cancer awareness

Kolkata, Jan 05 (ANI): The young and the old gathered in hundreds in Kolkata on Sunday to take part in a marathon to create awareness about the cancer disease and support the underprivileged cancer patients. From celebrities to corporate to school children, participants beat the chill as they ran for the noble cause for over 42 kilometres along the city streets. Former captain of Indian cricket team, Sourav Ganguly, was also present at the event to encourage the participants. Jan 5, 2014

ISRO launches GSLV-D5 satellite successfully

Sriharikota, Jan 5 (ANI): The ISRO on Sunday successfully launched the Geo-synchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle or GSLV-D5 from the space port at Sriharikota in Andhra Pradesh. The advanced GSAT-14 communications satellite that GSLV-D5 is carrying has also been separated from the rocket. If launched into orbit successfully, the Rs. 350-crore mission will mark India's entry into the multi-billion dollar commercial launcher market on a fully indigenous large rocket. Jan 5, 2014

Jairam Ramesh takes jibe at Modi, says his ideology is still questionable

Nadiyad, Jan 05 (ANI): Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Sunday took a jibe at Narendra Modi and said that he should say sorry about the 2002 riots and that his ideology is still questionable. He said that Modi says something and does totally different thing. He accepting BS Yeddyurappa back in the party shows that his fight against corruption is a sham. Ramesh also said that the 2014 election is between Congress and RSS as the later has key to BJP. Jan 5, 2014

Laws made need to be implemented: Mamta Sharma on Bangalore minor rape case

New Delhi, Jan 5 (ANI): Commenting on yet another heinous crime of a minor girl rape case in Bangalore, NCW Chairman Mamta Sharma said that there are laws made but are useless until they are implemented. Sharma said that the government needs to be more alert in such cases. She also said that this was disappointing that the case was lodged after the victim was admitted to hospital. The NCW chairman also said that the fund for women safety should be used for the purpose too. Jan 5, 2014

Historic Chill to Grip US

If you live in Midwest, New England and even the South, be prepared to wake up on Sunday morning to a temperature you might have never experienced in your whole life. Jan 5, 2014

Sonu Sood voices protagonist of 'The Legend of Hercules' in Hindi

Mumbai, Jan 5 (ANI): Bollywood actor Sonu Sood lent his voice to the protagonist of Hindi dubbed version of action adventure Hollywood film "The Legend of Hercules". The film is an adaptation of original story of the mythical Greek hero 'Hercules'. Betrayed by his stepfather, the King, and exiled and sold into slavery because of a forbidden love, Hercules uses his formidable powers to fight his way back to his rightful kingdom. Jan 5, 2014

Higher vitamin D levels in pregnancy may result in stronger babies

New Delhi, Jan 5 (ANI): Researchers have suggested that babies are likely to have stronger muscles if their mothers had a higher level of vitamin D in their body while they are pregnant. In the research vitamin D levels were measured in 678 mothers in the later stages of pregnancy. Jan 5, 2014

Maintaining consistent daily routine linked to better sleep quality

New Delhi, Jan 5 (ANI): A new study has suggested that daily routines may influence sleep quality and quantity. It was found that people who went to work and ate dinner around the same time every day typically fell asleep more quickly at bedtime, slept better and woke up fewer times during the night. Jan 5, 2014

AAP will begin nationwide membership drive from 10 Jan

New Delhi, Jan 05 (ANI): While addressing media persons on Sunday, AAP leader Yogendra Yadav said that the party will begin its nationwide membership drive from 10 January wherein people from across the nation will join the party. Further, AAP confirmed that the party will contest Lok Sabha polls from majority number of seats and the candidates for the same will be declared between 15-20 January. Yadav also said that the manifesto is expected to come by March. Jan 5, 2014

People falsely framed during Muzaffarnagar riot will be released: SP

Lucknow, Jan 5 (ANI): Samajwadi Party spokesperson Rajendra Chaudhary on Sunday said that his party will ensure that people who were falsely framed and put behind bars during Muzaffarnagar riot are released, irrespective of whether they belong to minority or not. Earlier, the UP government was also said to be considering withdrawing a case of inciting violence through inflammatory speeches filed against Muslim leaders. Jan 5, 2014

Subramanian Swamy supports Ramdev's no tax suggestion

New Delhi, Jan 05 (ANI): A day after Yoga guru Baba Ramdev said that there should be no taxes except for bank transaction tax in the nation, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy supported the same and said that he advocate the same policy to be brought about in the country. He said that all the unnecessary taxes are the result of the crooked brain of P Chidambaram. Though, he also said that there is political implication in bringing transaction taxes in practice. Jan 5, 2014

Narendra Modi flags off Sabarmati Marathon 2014

Ahmedabad, Jan 5 (ANI): Gujarat chief and BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi boosted confidence of the participants, as he flagged off Sabarmati Marathon 2014 on his home turf. This is the fourth edition of Sabarmati Marathon in Ahmedabad. The run was organized by the civic body, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) that chose a route passing through high-class residential localities. Jan 5, 2014