It happens:Crafts Fair

Bhubaneswar, Dec 27 (ANI): The eighth edition of annual crafts fair in eastern province of Odisha has become an open forum for weavers, artisans, painters and sculptors as more than 300 participants are displaying their craftsmanship at the event. The Toshali National Crafts Mela (fair) - 2013 is being held in eastern Bhubaneswar city in Odisha. The annual fair started its first edition in 2006 with an aim to bring the economically deprived weavers and artisans to limelight and provide them exposure to showcase their talent. This year, the fair revolves around the theme 'Symphony in Tassar', which depicts the state's tasar (a variety of silk) tradition, unveiling the process of the tasar production to finished products. The visitors at the fair are also fascinated by the new ideas and products being incorporated at the event this year. The fair is also hosting cultural programmes, where eminent artists and troupes from different parts of the country are performing. Moreover, an eating joint with 30 food stalls is offering regional and multi-cuisine delicacies and tickling the taste buds of the people. Dec 27, 2013

Beirut car bomb kills Lebanese anti-Syria figure

A huge car bomb rocked central Beirut on Friday, killing five people including an influential member of a coalition opposed to the Syrian regime, and leaving cars ablaze and buildings wrecked. Dec 27, 2013

Auto Union gives 7 days alternative to Kejriwal for rolling back CNG prices

New Delhi, Dec 27 (ANI): After CNG prices in Delhi raised up by Rs.4.50, Taxi & Auto Union General Secretary Rajendra Soni gave an alternative of 7 days to Delhi’s to-be CM Arvind Kejriwal to either roll back the CNG prices or revise the auto fares. He said that if the demands are not fulfilled, the autos would resist to ply on Delhi roads thereafter. Dec 27, 2013

UP govt insensitive, people will give proper answer: BSP on UP secy remark

New Delhi, Dec 27 (ANI): After UP Principal Secretary Anil Gupta said that ‘nobody can die of cold’, BSP leader Sudhindra Bhadoria said that UP government has become insensitive and that people of the state will give them proper answer during the polls. He said that many irresponsible statements had taken place in Muzaffarnagar since the riots, but such actions will be countered by the people of the state. He also said that people now will not be misled. Dec 27, 2013

Akhilesh pulls up UP Home Secy for nobody dies of cold' remark

Lucknow, Dec 27 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday pulled up Anil Gupta, the state's Home Secretary for his remark on Muzaffarnagar relief camp deaths. Yadav said one should be cautious before issuing any statement on a sensitive issue. Dec 27, 2013

BJP blames Congress for harassing Narendra Modi

Ahmedabad/ Indore/ Trivandrum/ Nagpur, Dec 27 (ANI): BJP President Rajnath Singh alleged Congress for harassing Narendra Modi continuously from last ten years. Earlier on December 01, Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde said that the central and provincial interior secretaries have been authorised to take action against snooping. Gujarat former director-general of police of, RB Sreekumar said Modi has been violating the law from year 2002. President of women Congress, Shobha Oza also demanded that the culprits should be punished, no matter who they are. Dec 27, 2013

Muzaffarnagar relief camp deaths: Politicos slam UP Home Secy for 'can't die of cold' remark

New Delhi/ Lucknow, Dec 27 (ANI): Politicos on Friday slammed the Uttar Pradesh Principal Secretary, Home, Anil Gupta after he raged a controversy by stating that no one died of cold in the Muzaffarnagar relief camps. Gupta on Friday said that children living in the relief camp died because of different ailments and not only cold. He also added that if people die of cold then nobody will survive in Siberia. Dec 27, 2013