It happens: Tibetan Cultural Fest

Dharamshala, Nov 8 (ANI): As a mark of tribute, India's northern Dharamshala town organises a new concept of fusion arts performance in a one -hour cultural event during which an artist paints on stage along with the recitation of poems and singing of songs composed by the jailed Tibetan artists. Hundreds of Tibetans enjoyed a great performance by various poets, singers and painters who left them mesmerized by their performance. Contemporary painter Karma Sichoe painted on a white canvas as singers and poets entertained the audience with music and songs composed by exiled Tibetans at the special Lhakar evening. Lhakar is often translated as 'White Wednesday' as Tibetans in Tibet and around the world highlight Wednesday as the Soul-Day of their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, by celebrating various aspects of Tibetan culture. Nov 8, 2013

SP and BSP in race to make more criminals in UP: Modi

Bahraich, Nov 08 (ANI): While addressing a mega rally in Bahraich district of Uttar Pradesh, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Friday alleged that both SP and BSP in UP were in the race to make more criminals. Nov 8, 2013

It happens: Buffalo Fight

Ujjain, Nov 8 (ANI): Hundreds converge in the ancient city of Ujjain in India's central Madhya Pradesh to witness the buffalo fight, the main attraction organised on the occasion of 'Bhai Dooj' in which sisters pray for the long life and prosperity of their brothers and brothers vow to always protect their sisters.Villagers from far off places brought their bulls and buffaloes for the traditional festival. In the months preceding the festival, bulls and buffaloes are fed with rich fodder and reeds of long grass typical of the state's marshy land. The fight was organised to pay tributes to the local deities and to preserve the century- old tradition. The spectators were seen cheering and clapping in anticipation of an entertaining duel when the specially reared animals were brought to the arena.For centuries, the practice of bullfighting has been followed, wherein the two animals are made to lock horns, fighting for the honour of an area until one of them is pushed off the field. Nov 8, 2013

It happens: Horse Fair

Rampur, Nov 8 (ANI): Horse breeders and stud farm owners throng a three- day annual horse fair in northern Rampur town to buy the 'Chamurthi' breed of horse, also known as 'snow horse', because of its ability to trot on snow even at night. The authorities have organised the fair to promote and showcase some rare breeds of horses. Buyers from different parts of Himachal Pradesh and neighbouring Uttarakhand and Punjab turned up at the fair to buy and sell horses. Every year, hundreds of horse breeders and owners from all over India attend the Rampur horse fair where the main attraction is the Chamurthi horse. Legend has it that centuries ago, the very first of them was found in the remote village of Chamurthi in Tibet and are thus named after the place of their origin. These are small in size but with a long mane these horses are the lifeline of the people in the tough and difficult terrain of the Himalayas. In local dialect, this particular horse is called Kayang which means faster than the fire and is considered an endangered breed. Nov 8, 2013

Village In Kerala Pledges To Donate Organs

Kochi, Nov 8 (ANI): The residents of an obscure village in Alappuzha district of Kerala have vowed to donate their organs after death, in order to set an example to others in mass organ donation. The organ donation move was initiated by members of a village sports club named 'Pranamam Arts and Sports Club', after a local died recently after suffering from a renal disease and could not be treated due to financial constraints. Though initially everyone was hesitant about donating their organs, the support of public representatives and political leaders helped the residents come forward for this gesture. The village is now referred as the 'Organ Donating' village. Nov 8, 2013

When they can't stop BJP and Modi democratically, they try other means: Modi

Bahraich, Nov 08 (ANI): While addressing a mega rally in Bahraich district of Uttar Pradesh, BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Friday alleged that the Congress led UPA was using politics of CBI and terror against him and the BJP since they could not stop them democratically. Nov 8, 2013

Deepika Ranveer promote Ram Leela in New Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 08 (ANI): Bollywood’s hottest on-screen couple, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone was spotted promoting their upcoming romantic drama ‘Ram Leela’ in New Delhi recently. Ranveer looked quite royal and handsome in his moustache look. At the event, he said that it’s privilege for him to work with film maker Sanjay Leela Bhansali. Whereas the lead lady, Deepika looked very charming in her simple and elegant look. She told us how ‘Ishqiya Dhishkiyaon’ song took her out of her comfort zone. The movie is said to be an adaptation of Shakespeare’s epic love story ‘Romeo and Juliet, set in violent times. It will hit the theatres on 15 November 2013. Nov 8, 2013

Congress leadership wiped out in Chhattisgarh, govt remained silent: Rahul Gandhi - Part - 1

Rajnandgaon, Nov 08 (ANI): Addressing a rally in Rajnandgaon district in Chhattigarh on Friday, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi said that the entire Congress leadership was wiped out in the state and the government remained silent on the same. He also blamed the state government for the spread of Maoism. Further, he slammed the BJP for its 'corrupt' politics and said that everything taken away from the people of Chhattisgarh by BJP will be returned to them once Congress comes to power. Gandhi also talked about various bills and laws brought about by the party for the welfare of the people. Gandhi also indirectly blamed the opposition for the death of Nand Kumarji who was a strong contender for the state's CM post. Nov 8, 2013

Constitution expert on Gauhati HC's ruling on CBI

New Delhi, Nov 8 (ANI): After the Gauhati High Court ruled that the CBI is legally not a police force and stripped it of its powers to investigate crimes, arrest suspects and file charge-sheets, Constitutional Expert Subhash Kashyap said that the judgement needs to be analyzed by the government and he believes the government would make an appeal to the Supreme Court over the matter. He further added that the verdict could have far reaching implications. Nov 8, 2013

Congress leadership wiped out in Chhattisgarh, govt remained silent: Rahul Gandhi - Part - 2

Rajnandgaon, Nov 08 (ANI): Addressing a rally in Rajnandgaon district in Chhattigarh on Friday, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi said that the entire Congress leadership was wiped out in the state and the government remained silent on the same. He also blamed the state government for the spread of Maoism. Further, he slammed the BJP for its ‘corrupt’ politics and said that everything taken away from the people of Chhattisgarh by BJP will be returned to them once Congress comes to power. Gandhi also talked about various bills and laws brought about by the party for the welfare of the people. Gandhi also indirectly blamed the opposition for the death of Nand Kumarji who was a strong contender for the state’s CM post. Nov 8, 2013

Rahul Gandhi targeting Muslim youth without evidence: BJP after his reply to EC

New Delhi, Nov 08 (ANI): After Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Friday sent his response to the Election Commission's notice on his speeches negating the allegations, BJP Spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad said that Gandhi is targeting Muslim youth without any evidence. He questioned him if Gandhi had any proof on ISI approaching Muslim youths in Muzaffarnagar. Prasad also appealed the Election Commission to take serious note of the issue. Nov 8, 2013

Jairam Ramesh promotes biodiversity and sustainable development

New Delhi, Nov 08 (ANI): While addressing a conference on "Conservation of freshwater resources in the Himalayas," Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh said sustainable development is seen as the biggest challenge not only in India but across the global forum. Ramesh was speaking at the opening of the 5th annual Khoryug Conference on Environmental Protection on Friday. The minister also added that water security issue can be addressed appropriately if there are more of awareness campaigns and active public participation. Nov 8, 2013