PM participates in bicentenary celebrations of first Indian museum

Kolkata, Feb 2 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday participated in bicentenary celebrations of the first museum in the country. West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, and others were present during the event. India’s first museum was established by British rulers in Kolkata in 1814 to showcase arts, artefacts and culture. Feb 2, 2014

Academy award-winning star Maximilian Schell dies at 83

New Delhi, Feb 2 (ANI): Maximilian Schell, who had won an Oscar for his role in ' Judgment at Nuremberg' in 1961, has passed away "following a sudden and serious illness". He was 83. The Austrian-born actor's agent said that he died overnight at a hospital in Innsbruck. Schell, who was a fugitive from Adolf Hitler, had received two Academy Award nominations for 'The Man in the Glass Booth' and 'Julia'. He had also won a Golden Globe for 'The Pedestrian'. Feb 2, 2014

People walk to create cancer awareness in Delhi

New Delhi, Feb 2 (ANI): A non-governmental organisation (NGO) on Sunday held a cancer awareness rally in New Delhi. Founder president of the NGO, 'Cansupport', Harmala Gupta, said that people should take advantage of the rally and know more about cancer. Feb 2, 2014

Narendra Modi takes jibe at Congress, calls it 'divisive party'

Meerut, Feb 02 (ANI): While addressing Vijay Shankhnad rally in Meerut city of Uttar Pradesh, BJP's PM Candidate Narendra Modi took jibe at Congress and called it a 'divisive party'. He said that it's not BJP who sow seeds of poison, but its Congress who are poisonous. Further, he condemned Central government in Delhi for its inaction in the death of a student from Arunachal Pradesh. Feb 2, 2014

Congress forgot Revolt of 1857's sacrifices and valour: Narendra Modi

Meerut, Feb 02 (ANI): Addressing Vijay Shankhnad rally in Meerut, BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi said that Congress party forgot the sacrifices and valour that signifies the Revolt of 1857. Modi further said that Congress didn't honour the Revolt because they fear that if people will listen to the sacrifice stories from 1857, then nobody will listen to stories being told by them. Feb 2, 2014

Samajwadi Party transformed into 'Samajvirodhi Party': Narendra Modi

Meerut, Feb 02 (ANI): Slamming the Samajwadi Party government in UP while addressing a rally in Meerut, BJP's PM Candidate Narendra Modi said that the party has transformed into 'Samajvirodhi Party' (anti-society party). He further said that UP's population is increasing but there is no development in the state. He also said that UP lacks in providing electricity, security to women and also lacks in maintaining law and order situation in the state. Modi also asks UP Chief Akhilesh Singh to compete with him not on rallies, but on developmental scale. Feb 2, 2014

Jairam Ramesh bats for uniform minimum wages across country

New Delhi, Feb 2 (ANI): Rural Development Minister, Jairam Ramesh, on Sunday backed the proposal to equate the wages for works under the central government-run employment scheme with the minimum wages prevailing in states. The minister said minimum wages in 14 states was more than remuneration paid for the work under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA). He said that state governments and the central governments should jointly determine it. MGNREGA is the biggest programme that guarantees 100 days of minimum work for poor people in rural areas. Feb 2, 2014

Visually impaired guide drivers during car rally in Nagpur

Nagpur, Feb 2 (ANI): In one-of-its-kind initiative, a car rally for visually impaired people was organised in Nagpur on Sunday. During the rally, the participants used a route map in Braille and guided the drivers to navigate. Feb 2, 2014

AAP criticizes Narendra Modis Gujarat model

New Delhi, Feb 02 (ANI): Slamming Narendra Modi’s ‘Gujarat model of development’ which says family with Rs 324 per month income are not poor and above poverty line, AAP leader Sanjay Singh, said that if such a person becomes nation’s prime minister, people will be forced to live under Rs 10. Singh said that Modi takes land from the poor and gives it to the corporates and this is his model of development. Feb 2, 2014

Not Modi factor but service factor will work in Uttarakhand: Harish Rawat

Dehradun, Feb 2 (ANI): Uttarakhand’s new Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Sunday said that in his state, service factor will work only and not the Modi factor. Rawat on Saturday took oath as Chief Minister of Uttarakhand after he was named for the post by the Congress Party. He succeeded Vijay Bahuguna, who resigned as chief minister on Friday. Feb 2, 2014