assam-gears-up-to-welcome-harvest-festival-of-bihu Play

Assam gears up to welcome harvest festival of Bihu

Guwahati, Jan 12 (ANI): North-eastern state of Assam gears up to celebrate harvest festival, traditionally known in the local language as Magh Bihu or Bhogali Bihu, falling on January 15. In the run-up to the festival, which is celebrated with great fervour in the state, a non-profit organisation held an exhibition to welcome the festival. Mouthwatering delicacies like ‘pitha’ or pancakes and many other traditional food items, prepared by local women, were up for sale in various stalls at the exhibition. The festival of Bihu marks three distinct phases of the farming calendar for the native crop of the state-paddy. The northeastern state celebrates the festival with great zeal by singing traditional ‘Bihu geets’ or Bihu songs and performing group folk dances. Jan 12, 2015
jaitley-says-govt-taking-various-steps-for-investment Play

Jaitley says govt taking various steps for investment

New Delhi, Jan 12 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Monday that the Government of India is taking various steps to invite investment in the country. He added that the govt, in a very professional manner leading upto March 31st, is going about disinvestment in more than one company. Jaitley further clarified that the names of some companies given by media for investment are only speculative. Jan 12, 2015
things-to-do-in-andamans Play

Things to do in Andamans

Abound in nature’s beauty and coupled with some of the most beautiful, pristine beaches, Andamans can boast of several natural phenomenon that are a treat to every human being, whether a traveler or not. Here are a few things you can do in the Andamans Jan 12, 2015
politicos-and-social-activist-react-over-sadhvi-prachis-remark-demand-action-by-pm Play

Politicos and Social Activist react over Sadhvi Prachi's remark, demand action by PM

New Delhi, Jan 12 (ANI): Politicos and social activist on Monday condemned BJP's Sadhvi Prachi for her statement wherein she said that all Hindu women should produce at least four kids and also asked for a law in favour of 'ghar wapsi' programme. Congress leader Manish Tewari questioned if this is what PM's 'Make in India' actually signifies. Congress' PL Punia said that the prime minister should take action in the matter. AAP leader Ashutosh said that this is the real agenda of BJP and that development agenda was just a cover up. CPI (M) leader Brinda Karat said that women of India will give proper reply to these leaders. Meanwhile, Social Activist Jagmati Sangwan said that the statement is very shameful and that PM Narendra Modi should speak on the issue. Jan 12, 2015

Opposition snubs Vibrant Gujarat Summit, says PM should focus on entire country

New Delhi/ Gandhinagar, Jan 12 (ANI): The opposition leaders on Monday (January 11) dismissed the on-going Vibrant Gujarat Summit-2015 as a gimmick and alleged that the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, was only concentrating on his native state instead of the entire country. Congress leader Manish Tewari said that the track record of Modi’s government showed that this government believed in creating hype and not doing actual work. NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that this effort on part of the prime minister would have been commendable had he been working to secure investment for the undeveloped parts of the country. Meanwhile JD (U) leader KC Tyagi, said that the prime minister needed to think about the country as a whole. Jan 12, 2015

Sunanda Murder Case: BS Bassi says relevant investigation will be done by SIT

New Delhi, Jan 12 (ANI): Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi said on Monday that investigation in Sunanda Pushkar murder case will be done by SIT on all relevant points. On being asked about SIT questioning Shashi Tharoor, Bassi said that if SIT finds it relevant he too will be questioned. Further Bassi assured that the case will soon reach a logical conclusion. Jan 12, 2015
john-kerry-defends-absence-from-unity-rally-will-go-to-paris-on-thursday Play

John Kerry defends absence from unity rally, will go to Paris on Thursday

Gandhinagar, Jan 12 (ANI): Speaking at the Vibrant Gujarat summit on Monday, US secretary of sate John Kerry said that he will travel to Paris this week for talks on countering extremist violence. Kerry will be in France on Thursday and Friday. The announcement of the trip comes as the Obama administration faces sharp criticism for not sending a senior official to Sunday's rally for unity in Paris that was attended by some 40 world leaders and more than a million people. Jan 12, 2015
vibrant-gujarat-summit-us-india-heavily-invested-in-bilateral-relationship-says-john-kerry Play

Vibrant Gujarat summit: US, India heavily invested in bilateral relationship, says John Kerry

Gandhinagar, Jan 12 (ANI): Speaking at the Vibrant Gujarat summit on Monday US secretary of sate John Kerry stressed that both the United States and India are heavily invested in the bilateral relationship. He added that during his discussions with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other officials, both reviewed the progress of their economic relationship and how to take it ahead. He added that investing in each other's success is in the interest of both the countries. Jan 12, 2015