Robert De Niro says days as leading actor are gone

New Delhi, Jan 04 (ANI): Robert De Niro has confessed that his days as a leading actor are long gone, and admits that he is fine with playing supporting roles. The 70-year-old actor told Britain's Metro newspaper that it's life, he can't play certain part anymore and instead is playing the role of the father or the grandfather or the great-grandfather and that can be written in a funny way. The 'GoodFellas' star claimed that now he can't carry the movie as a romantic lead as those days are gone. Jan 4, 2014

Baba Ramdev sets rules to support Narendra Modi, Politicos react

New Delhi, Jan 04 (ANI): Even as Yoga guru Baba Ramdev set rules to extend support to the party’s PM Candidate Narendra Modi and the BJP itself, politicos on Saturday reacted to the same. Ramdev on Saturday said that he will meet Narendra Modi and BJP leaders on Sunday at Talkatora Stadium and will decide on whether to support Modi or not, based on issues he will fight for. Jan 4, 2014

Ramdev has become joke in the country: Sanjay Nirupam

Mumbai, Jan 04 (ANI): Reacting over Yoga Guru Ramdev’s statement that he will extend issue-based support to BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam said that Ramdev has become a big joke in the country. Taking a dig at him, Nirupam said that Ramdev should focus on yoga and should not interfere in politics. Jan 4, 2014

PM stresses on need for skill development, training

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 04 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday acknowledged the need for skill development and training of personnel in the country, and said his government has taken several initiatives in this regard. Dr. Singh was speaking at the foundation stone laying ceremony of the Tata Consultancy Services's (TCS) Learning Centre at the Technopark campus in Thiruvananthapuram. Jan 4, 2014

Tribal villagers in Naxal-hit Bastar get better medical facilities

Bastar, Jan 04 (ANI): Bastar district in Chhattisgarh, where people lack basic education and health facilities, is prone to Maoist-led violence. However, the government is making concerted efforts to provide quality education and healthcare facilities to villagers in the region. The Late Baliram Kashyap Memorial Government Medical College in Jagdalpur, a 50-crore project, is one such step in this direction. Jan 4, 2014

Will give issue-based support to Narendra Modi: Baba Ramdev

New Delhi, Jan 04 (ANI): Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Saturday said that he will meet Narendra Modi and BJP leaders on Sunday at Talkatora Stadium and will decide on whether to support Modi or not, based on issues he will fight for. Ramdev further said that the way to fight against black money and corruption is to remove all taxes and introduce bank taxes. Jan 4, 2014

AAP Leader Rakhi Birla inspects night shelters

New Delhi, Jan 04 (ANI): Delhi's new Women and Child Social Welfare Minister, Rakhi Birla, one of the youngest cabinet ministers, took a surprise inspection of the night shelters in the city to check the plight of the shivering poor. During the inspections, officials have been summoned to explain the situation and offer solutions. Meanwhile, night shelter dweller, Dinesh, complained of poor facilities and lack of hygiene and cleanliness. Jan 4, 2014

Young voters look for impartiality in candidates as polls near in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Jan 04 (ANI): Rejecting calls for boycotting the upcoming polls, Bangladesh's youth said that they would vote for representatives, who believe in equality and are against war criminals. Elections will be held from January 05. Undeterred by the violence that gripped the country since the announcement of the polls date, new voters said that they would step out of their houses to cast their franchise for the representatives, who would address the problems of common people. Another student, Apu Placid Modhu, said that he would vote for the party who would act against the war criminals. Jan 4, 2014

AAP to release first list of LS candidates within two weeks

New Delhi, Jan 04 (ANI): Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) which is eyeing on the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, will announce its first list of candidates for the elections within two weeks. AAP leader Sanjay Singh told this to mediapersons in New Delhi. AAP's national executive committee meeting is currently underway to formulate a plan of action for the upcoming general elections. Jan 4, 2014

Kejriwal rejects govt bunglow, BJP-Congress calls AAP 'hypocrites'

New Delhi, Jan 04 (ANI): After Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal rejected either of the two duplex flats offered to him, BJP and Congress called the same and AAP leaders 'hypocrites'. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that Kejriwal should better pay attention to the promises he made to the people and stop changing statements each day. Meanwhile, BJP leader Balbir Punj said that AAP leaders preach one thing and do something else and that Kejriwal rejected the flats as he was caught between what he had said and what he is doing. Jan 4, 2014

AAP says Modi- Gandhi disastrous for nation, BJP-Congress condemns

New Delhi, Jan 04 (ANI): After AAP leader Yogendra Yadav said that either of the two leaders, Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi, will be disastrous for the nation, BJP and Congress condemned the statement. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that Gandhi has clean image unlike Modi and such statements from AAP is not acceptable in any form. Meanwhile, BJP leader Balbir Punj said that Giving any such statements on either of the two leaders is not permissible and the verdict on both will be given by the people, not AAP. Jan 4, 2014

Maneater Bengal Tiger Robs a Man While Fishing for Crabs

In what seems to be a bizarre incident, a tiger from the Sundarbans bordering India and Bangladesh snatched away a man while he was fishing with a group around the forest in 24 Parganas (South) district of West Bengal. Jan 4, 2014