India and Japan to strengthen ties through the medium of cinema

New Delhi, Sept 12 (ANI): India and Japan signed a joint agreement in New Delhi on Thursday to enhance bilateral relations by collaboration of the film industries of the two nations. A conference was held between India's minister of information and technology Manish Tewari and Japanese Minister for Economy, Trade and Industry Toshimitsu Motegi, who is on a visit to India along with a high-level business delegation to boost bilateral trade and investment. Motegi said that co-production in the film sectors of India and Japan has seen a lot of success, which is why they took the initiate to enhance cooperation in this sphere. Meanwhile, Tewari said that the agreement would facilitate bilateral cooperation for private corporations. Meanwhile, Motegi said that the exchange of films would open doors for collaboration between other industries. Sep 12, 2013

Protest in Kashmir over Shopian killings

Srinagar, Sep 12 (ANI): The recent incidents of violence and human rights violations in Shopian district of Kashmir sparked protest, as demonstrators threatened to lay siege at the secretariat on Thursday. The protesters came out in droves in Srinagar to vent out their anger against the state government. The slogan shouting protesters marched towards the secretariat as they pressed their demand for action against those who committed violence. Sep 12, 2013

Check post on border of Bangladesh to be functional soon: Secretary Border Management

Akhaura, Sept 12 (ANI): India's secretary of border management, Gauri Kumar says integrated check-post at Indo Bangladesh Border in Tripura is going to be functional by November. A high-level Indian delegation led by the Secretary Border Management reviewed the Integrated Check Posts under construction at Akhaura in Tripura. Other members of the delegation included Indian High Commission in Dhaka, Pankaj Saran and Y S Shahrawat, Chairman, Land Port Authority of India. Kumar said that detailed discussions were held regarding the timely completion of the project. Sep 12, 2013

Kolkata: Ragging trauma kills 11-year-old girl, protesters ransack school

Kolkata, Sep 12 (ANI): The death of an 11-year-old girl allegedly due to trauma after being locked in the school bathroom by her seniors have sparked angry protests against a Kolkata school. Angry Protesters on Thursday ransacked the Christ Church school in Kolkata, breaking computers and furniture while demanding action against school authorities, following the death of an 11-year-old girl allegedly after being ragged by her seniors. Sep 12, 2013

New health initiatives launched in Assam under NRHM

Assam, Sep 12 (ANI): Recently, the Union Health minister inaugurated health initiatives worth Rs. 500 crores in Assam. They include Free Generic Drug Service, Rashtriya Bal Swasthya karyakram, National Iron Plus Initiative, National Ambulance Service, Assam Mother and Child Tracking System and Mother and child health wings in 14 districts of the state. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi was also present at the public meeting at the Sarusujai Stadium. Sep 12, 2013

Karisma Kapoor offers prayers to Lord Ganesha

Mumbai, Sept 12 (ANI): Bollywood diva, Karisma Kapoor was spotted offering prayers to Lord Ganesha in the showbiz capital, Mumbai recently. Clad in white and maroon traditional suit, she wished all her fans a very happy Ganesha Chaturthi. Well... Karishma we also wish you love and prosperity!!! Sep 12, 2013

Nawab Malik on NCP-Congress tussle in Maharashtra

Mumbai, Sep 12 (ANI): NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik on Thursday stated that the party wants the chief minister of Maharashtra to take quick decision and not delay things. Reacting on NCP chief Sharad Pawar___s critical comments, Malik said that the public in Maharashtra is suffering due to the lack of quick action. According to Pawar, Prithviraj Chavan lacks quick decision making skills. Sep 12, 2013

Modi polarising figure, no unanimity within BJP: Former Advani Aide

Mumbai, Sep 12 (ANI): Former Advani aide, Sudheendra Kulkarni on Thursday said that whatever was happening in the BJP on declaration of PM candidate showed there was no unanimity within party, and that Gujarat Chief Minister, Narendra Modi was socially polarizing. Sep 12, 2013

Congress-NCP tussle has paralyzed Maharashtra: Shiv Sena

Mumbai, Sep 12 (ANI): Even as fresh round of war of words began after NCP chief Sharad Pawar hit out at Maharashtra CM, Prithviraj Chavan's way of functioning, Shiv Sena Leader, Sanjay Raut on Thursday said that the Congress-NCP tussle had paralyzed the state. Sep 12, 2013

Azam Khan not upset, missed meet because of some engagement: Mulayam

Agra, Sep 12 (ANI): Even as senior leaders of the Samajwadi Party have attacked the party's Muslim leader UP Minority Affairs Minister, Azam Khan, for skipping an important meeting in alleged protest against the Muzaffarnagar communal riots, SP Chief, Mulayam Singh Yadav on Thursday said that Khan was not upset with him. Sep 12, 2013

Ajit Singh en route to Baghpat, stopped at Loni Border

Ghaziabad, Sep 12 (ANI): Even as Union Civil Aviation Minister and RLD chief Ajit Singh was on Thursday detained at the UP border in Ghaziabad while trying to visit the riot-hit Muzaffarnagar district, Singh said that SP Chief, Mulayam Singh Yadav was responsible for the riots. Sep 12, 2013

Azam khan is the Modi of Muslims: JD (U)

New Delhi, Sep 12 (ANI): Even as senior leaders of the Samajwadi Party have attacked the party's Muslim leader UP Minority Affairs Minister, Azam Khan, for skipping an important meeting in alleged protest against the Muzaffarnagar communal riots, JD (U) Leader KC Tyagi on Thursday said that Khan was the Naredra Modi of Muslims. Sep 12, 2013

Sushil Modi gives clarification over tweet on Advani

Patna, Sep 12 (ANI): Giving clarification over his tweet on BJP senior leader LK Advani, party leader and former deputy chief minister of Bihar Sushil Kumar Modi on Thursday said that he wanted to convey the party workers' mood through the tweet. Speaking to mediapersons in Patna during a news conference, he said that whatever he is today is because of Advani and he had no intention to target him. Sep 12, 2013

Congress takes jibe over BJP's PM candidature rift

New Delhi, Sep 12 (ANI): Taking a jibe at the BJP, after reports of rift within the BJP over PM candidature emerged, Congress leader Meem Afzal said that if the BJP is unable to decide who will be their PM candidate, then how will they run the country with unity. According to reports, senior BJP leader LK Advani appears to be holding to his view that Narendra Modi___s elevation as PM candidate should be postponed till upcoming assembly elections in five states. Sep 12, 2013