India, Pak DGMOs meet at Wagah-Attari border

Wagah, Dec 24 (ANI): The much anticipated meeting between Director Generals Military Operations of India and Pakistan took place along the Wagah-Attari border. India's Director General Military Operations (DGMO) Lieutenant General Vinod Bhatia met his Pakistani counterpart Major General Aamer Riaz. Bhatia stated that the two DGMOs have agreed to sustain the ceasefire. Dec 24, 2013

Cold wave grips northern India as temperatures dip further

New Delhi/ Shimla, Dec 24 (ANI): Cold wave gripped northern India as temperatures dipped further on Tuesday and dense smog enveloped the region, forcing many people to stay indoors. Regions in the foothills of Himalayas received fresh snowfall on Sunday, much to the delight of hundreds of tourists from the plains and the residents as well. After the snowfall, mercury dropped considerably, causing inconvenience to many and forcing people, especially children, to stay indoors. The temperature in most places has dropped to sub-zero. As per data available with the meteorology department in Shimla, the minimum temperature recorded was -1.0 degree Celsius. People shivered as icy winds lashed the region and cut through their bones. Dec 24, 2013

Indian markets glitter with spirit of Christmas

Tripura/ Guwahati, Dec 24 (ANI): Cities glowed with fairy lights, markets bustled with cheer and churchbells rang for midnight mass as pre-Christmas celebrations ushered a festive mood across India. Markets across India witnessed a heavy rush with thousands of people flooding the shops decked up with the attractive knickknacks ahead of Christmas. An exuberant wave of festive cheer could be felt in Assam, where people prepared for the festival with gusto and high spirit. Dec 24, 2013

Glittering jewellery dazzles visitors at Jaipur

Jaipur, Dec 24 (ANI): Exquisite gold and diamond pieces dazzled visitors thronging a Jewellery exhibition in Jaipur. The spiralling inflation and sky rocketing price of gold did not dampen the enthusiasm of the people who had thronged the jewellery show. The high profile event which takes place in the month of December every year, witnessed the participation of over 30,000 people. An organizer of the show, Ashok Singhi, attributed the surge in the footfall to the variety of jewellery that was provided at a reasonable price under one roof. Dec 24, 2013

Veerappa Moily takes additional charge as Environment Minister

New Delhi, Dec 24 (ANI): Union Petroleum Minister, Veerappa Moily, took additional charge of environment ministry portfolio on Tuesday. Moily said that the rules of the game have to be strictly followed and adhered to and nothing should be left to discretion. Ahead of his new role, Moily added that he will work without any fear or favour and said that the over-arching principle of regulation will have to be ensured. Dec 24, 2013

Action should be taken against Justice AK Ganguly: Atul Anjan

New Delhi, Dec 24 (ANI): Speaking on the law intern harassment case against former Justice AK Ganguly, CPI Leader, Atul Anjan on Tuesday said that it has been already very late and now action should be taken in the case as soon as possible. He also added that an FIR should be lodged against Ganguly otherwise he will keep manipulating people. Dec 24, 2013

Narendra Modi will do political murder of Nitish Kumar: Giriraj Singh

Patna, Dec 24 (ANI): Slamming Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, BJP leader Giriraj Singh said that Kumar’s ‘political murder’ will be done by Narendra Modi when BJP will bag all 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar. He also said that Kumar was the one to strategize Modi’s murder in Ramlila Maidan. He further slammed Kumar and said that Modi has won over the trust of the people of the country and that Bihar CM have no idea of its worth. Dec 24, 2013