Toyota stops India production on workers pay issue

Bangalore, March 18 (ANI): Toyota Motor Corp's (7203.T) Indian unit has temporarily closed its two plants where some workers had stopped production lines to protest a delay in salary hike after 10 months of negotiations. Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM), the world's biggest car maker's Indian unit, had stated that some workers over the past 25 days had disrupted business as the management, labour union and local government negotiated wages. The subsidiary closed the factories on Sunday (March 16) - a non-production day - and did not state when it will reopen them. The factories near Bangalore are Toyota Motor's only vehicle plants in the world's sixth-biggest auto market, where the Japanese manufacturer generates just a sliver of global sales. Mar 18, 2014

Lowering our guard against China led to 1962 defeat: BJP

New Delhi, March 18 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday termed the report published online by Australian journalist Neville Maxwell on the Indo-China War in 1962, as yet another proof of clear lapses in defence preparedness by the then Congress Government of Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. A section of the confidential Henderson Brooks report that critically reviewed India's defence preparedness and strategies during the 1962 war with China has been released online by Maxwell. While the report may not contain significantly new revelations about the poor state of India's forces during the war, it discusses "how the army was ordered to challenge the Chinese military to a conflict it could only lose," according to Maxwell, a retired foreign correspondent, who was based in Delhi at the time of the war. Mar 18, 2014

BJP on the backfoot after Wikileaks denies endorsing Narendra Modi

New Delhi, March 18 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party leader Manish Sisodia on Tuesday took a jibe at BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi after whistleblower website, WikiLeaks, clarified that its U.S. diplomatic cables released in 2011 never called Modi 'incorruptible'. Sisodia accused the BJP for creating false propaganda to garner positive publicity before general elections. Meanwhile, defending Modi, BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that WikiLeaks should understand the ground reality of the country.WikiLeaks on its website, on Sunday (March 16), through its tweets, rubbished BJP's claims of quoting Modi as the 'lone honest Indian politician'. Mar 18, 2014

Nehru completely responsible for India's debacle against China in 1962: BJP

New Delhi, March 18 (ANI): BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad, on Tuesday, squarely blamed former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru for the 1962 debacle in the Sino-India War of 1962. The BJP leader also attacked Nehru's leadership skills, comparing him with Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's legacy. A section of the confidential Henderson Brooks report that critically reviewed India's defence preparedness and strategies during the 1962 war with China has been released online by Australian journalist Neville Maxwell. Mar 18, 2014

NCW chief demands answers from Maharashtra Govt on poor women safety record in Mumbai

New Delhi, March 18 (ANI): National Commission for Women (NCW) chairperson Mamta Sharma on Tuesday expressed her anguish over the rising cases of crimes against women occurring in Mumbai. Police on Monday arrested four men for allegedly molesting a woman journalist working with a news channel and assaulting a cameraman who was accompanying her. The incident happened on Monday in suburban Andheri when the journalist and the cameraman were returning in their office vehicle from a shoot and the accused had allegedly blocked the road. Mar 18, 2014

Defence Expert on secret 1962 Indo-China war report made public

New Delhi, Mar 18 (ANI): A section of the private Henderson Brooks report that critically reviewed India's defence preparedness and strategies during the 1962 war with China has been released online by Australian journalist Neville Maxwell. The report discusses how the Army was ordered to challenge the Chinese military to a conflict it could only lose, according to Maxwell. Mar 18, 2014

Pawan Bansal files nomination from Chandigarh

Chandigarh, Mar 18 (ANI): Congress candidate Pawan Kumar Bansal filed his nomination for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections on Tuesday from Chandigarh. Bansal, whose tenure as the railway minister was marred by the railway bribery scam in May 2013, will contest the seat for the seventh time. Mar 18, 2014

Cluster of flowers designed cupcake

Flowers are always a common theme wjen it comes to decorating cakes and cupcakes. But instead of piping one big flower, here is a cupcake decorating technique on how to design a cluster of small flowers instead. facebook: Mar 18, 2014

Uddhav says nobody wants to contest on Congress ticket, Politicos react

New Delhi/ Patna, Mar 18 (ANI): Speaking on Saamna editorial in which Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray said no one wants to contest the Lok Sabha polls on a Congress ticket, BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that Congress is reaping what it has grown. Meanwhile, Former JD (U) leader Shivanand Tiwari said that BJP claims there is a wave for it all over India, yet its President is running away from his constituency. Mar 18, 2014

Congress slams Modi after Wikileaks denies endorsing him as 'incorruptible'

New Delhi/ Lucknow, Mar 18 (ANI): The Congress on Tuesday slammed the BJP and its PM candidate Narendra Modi after whistle-blower Julian Assange's WikiLeaks said the BJP had pushed fake endorsement in support of Modi. In a series of tweets, WikiLeaks claimed it never said Modi was incorruptible. Mar 18, 2014

Military training in Kiev after Crimea vote

New recruits take part in military training in Kiev after Crimea votes to secede from Ukraine and become part of Russia in a referendum slammed by the West. Duration: 00:47 Mar 18, 2014

Fish boom in Jalalabad

For years chicken, mutton or lamb has been the dish of choice for Afghans, yet in Jalalabad fish is becoming ever more popular, encouraging some to start their own fish farming businesses. Duration: 02:37 Mar 18, 2014

Spicy Herbed Beef skewers

Spicy Herbed Beef skewers Ingredients Beef slices - 250 gms Crushed Pepper - 1 tsp Olive oil - 2 tbsp Mustard paste - 1 tsp A few cloves of Garlic A piece of Ginger Green chilli - 3 Lemon juice - 1 A few Coriander leaves A few Rosemary A few Thyme Salt to taste Skewers sticks Method 1. Grind Rosemary, Coriander leaves, Thyme, Green chilli, Garlic, Ginger, Crushed Pepper, Salt, Mustard paste, Olive oil & Lemon juice in a blender. This is the the marinating mixture. Grind it into a coarse paste. 2. Marinate the beef in this mixture. Skewer the beef. 3. Grill it on a pan with some oil until it turns golden brown. Subscribe to YouTube - Like us on FACEBOOK - Follow us on TWITTER - A Ventuno Production : Mar 18, 2014