Manna Dey cremated at Hebbal crematorium in Bangalore

Bangalore, Oct 24 (ANI): Legendary singer Manna Dey, who passed away on Thursday at the age of 94, has been cremated in Bangalore's Hebbal crematorium. Dey's body was taken from the hospital to cultural centre Ravindra Kalakshetra, where friends and fans paid their last respects. Dey's was taken to ICU some days ago to be treated for respiratory illness and renal failure. He has been in and out of hospital the last few months and was on dialysis in September. Manna Dey, or Prabodh Chandra Dey, who has given us some of the best songs in the classic era, has a huge fan following across the country. Among Manna Dey's best loved Hindi songs were Ek Chatur Naar from Padosan, Zindagi Kaise Hai Paheli from Anand, Ae Meri Zohrajabeen from Waqt and Yaari Hai Imaan Mera from Zanjeer. He often sang for Raj Kapoor, and formed hit partnerships with composers Salil Chowdhury and Laxmikant-Pyarelal. Oct 24, 2013

Akhilesh Yadav barbs central government for dwindling economy

Lucknow, Oct 24 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, slammed the central government for dwindling economy of the country and rising inflation. Yadav said that the country is facing problems like inflation due to the wrong strategies of the government. Oct 24, 2013

State can make its land acquisition bill, but it has to be at par with centre's bill: Jairam

Bangalore, Oct 24 (ANI): The new Land Acquisition Act formulated by the Congress-led central government allows the state government to make their own land acquisition bill provided that it is at par with Centre's bill. Rural Development Minister, Jairam Ramesh stated this while addressing a news conference at Bangalore on Thursday. Ramesh added that the Bill also gives fair importance to the Gram Sabha and Panchayat. Oct 24, 2013

People not interested in Rahul's tears, but on issues facing nation: Rajiv Pratap Rudy

New Delhi, Oct 24 (ANI): Talking about the speech given by Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi sharing his grief on the assassination of his Grandmother Indira Gandhi and father Rajeev Gandhi, BJP General Secretary Rajiv Pratap Rudy said that people are not interested in Rahul's tears but on issues facing the nation today. He further said that Gandhi seems off the track and that he should discuss and think about the more important and recent issues. Oct 24, 2013

CPI supports resolution passed by TN Assembly demanding CHOGM boycott

New Delhi, Oct 24 (ANI): CPI leader D Raja on Thursday said that the party fully supports the resolution passed by Tamil Nadu Assembly wherein it demanded that India should completely boycott Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Sri Lanka next month and seek temporary suspension of the island nation from it. D Raja also congratulated the state CM J Jayalalithaa for moving the resolution, keeping in view the genocide committed by the Sri Lankans on the Tamils. Oct 24, 2013

Rahul Gandhi lashes out at BJP's "India Shining" campaign

Rahatgarh, Oct 24 (ANI): While addressing the people of Rahatgarh in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi lashed out at BJP's "India Shining" campaign and said that BJP's politics is that of selected people and for the industrialists. Further, he said that when Congress will come to powering the state, it will be a government of common man and youth. Gandhi also bragged about the recent Land Acquisition bill and Food Security Bill passed by the Congress party for the welfare of the people. Oct 24, 2013

Medical negligence case: SC orders Kolkata's AMRI hospital to pay Rs 5.96 cr

New Delhi, Oct 24 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Thursday awarded Rs 5.96 crore as compensation to be paid by Kolkata-based AMRI Hospital and three doctors to a US-based Indian-origin doctor for medical negligence, which led to the death of his wife in 1998. The apex court asked the hospital and the doctors to pay the amount within eight weeks to Kunal Saha. This is the highest compensation ever paid in a medical negligence case in India. Oct 24, 2013

Onion prices likely to fall in 2-3 weeks: Sharad Pawar

New Delhi, Oct 24 (ANI): Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar on Thursday said that no drop in onion production is expected due to some crop damage because of rains. He said that the prices are likely to fall in the next 2-3 weeks. The minister said that the Centre will release Rs 921.98 crore to Maharashtra for the damages caused to onion crop due to excess rains. There is no real scarcity of onions, Commerce Minister Anand Sharma, said, adding that the prices are expected to stabilize in the coming few weeks. Oct 24, 2013

Kejriwal writes to Sheila Dikshit, invites her for a open debate

New Delhi, Oct 24 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party convener, Arvind Kejriwal challenged and wrote a formal letter to the Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit inviting her to a public debate. Kejriwal’s official invitation to the Delhi CM came days after she told a TV news channel that she was ready for a debate with the AAP leader if he formally writes to her. Oct 24, 2013

Harsh Vardhan slams Delhi govt for soaring onion price

New Delhi, Oct 24 (ANI): BJP’s CM candidate for Delhi, Dr. Harshvardhan on Thursday said that the Congress government’s move to sell onions on government stalls is a mere show off to deceit people of Delhi. He further said that the Congress government is trying to hide its failures. Oct 24, 2013

ASI's hunt for gold spreading superstition: Sharad Yadav

New Delhi, Oct 24 (ANI): JD (U) Chief Sharad Yadav on Thursday stated that the ASI's excavation of a medieval fort near Unnao in Uttar Pradesh to hunt out gold is spreading superstition among people. He further stated that superstition of this kind will harm the country's development. Oct 24, 2013

Sheila Dikshit assures onion prices to come down soon

New Delhi, Oct 24 (ANI): In the wake of rising prices of onion, Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit after meeting Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar and Food Minister KV Thomas on Thursday assures that the prices of onions will come down soon enough. Dikshit confirmed that the onions are coming in better quantity now which will ease the prices. She also said that the government will appeal to the Election Commission to allow restarting of the government vans and other things so that the prices can be subsidized. Dikshit finally said that the government is trying its level best to control the prices and there will be a positive response coming soon. Oct 24, 2013

Rajiv Pratap Rudy slams govt over rise in price of Onion

New Delhi, Oct 24 (ANI): The BJP hit out at the ruling UPA government over the soaring price of onion that reached Rs. 100 a Kg. BJP General Secretary Rajiv Pratap Rudy said that the government is accusing hoarders & charging poll bound state Governments for increasing price, but prices have increased across nation. Oct 24, 2013

JD (U) will ask EC to keep track on Narendra Modis rally expenses: KC Tyagi

New Delhi, Oct 24 (ANI): Lashing at BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi’s rallies in Bihar and other states where the party is trying to appease people with freebies, JD (U) leader KC Tyagi said that the party will ask the Election Commission to keep a track on Modi’s rally expenses. Further, Tyagi said that Modi and BJP have now opened their treasure box in order to appoint Modi as the prime minister of the country. Oct 24, 2013

Aspiring Indian designer makes it to New York Fashion Week

Dimapur, Oct 24 (ANI): Aspiring young fashion designer, Ikali Sukhalu is all set to make her big entry into the New York Fashion Week after wining the ‘Best Designer’ title of Northeast India Academy of Performing Arts (NIAPA) Award 2013. Sukhalu is based in Dimapur city of Nagaland. The 26-year-old designer along with two other native designers will be representing India at the New York Fashion Week in February 2014. Speaking about her preparation, Sukhalu said she would give her best to make her country proud. Drawing inspiration from her favourite designer, Christopher Bailey, Sukhalu has created designs that are a fusion of modern and Naga ethnic wear. Oct 24, 2013