Amit Shah to visit Punjab, reports of SAD-BJP alliance split

New Delhi, Jan 01 (ANI): BJP President Amit Shah will soon be visiting Punjab to hold an anti-drug debacle amid reports of SAD-BJP alliance to be split. Congress leaders Rashid Alvi and PC Chacko said that BJP can never stand an alliance. JD (U) leader Ali Anwar said that BJP has shown signs of being dominant to many of its allies after coming to power, which is why it is not able to sustain any of its partner. Jan 1, 2015

Congress pulls up NDA Government for failing to end ceasefire violations by Pakistan

New Delhi, Jan 01 (ANI): The Congress on Thursday criticized the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA Government for failing to stop the ceasefire violations from across the border, and added that such activities by Pakistan have increased in pace since the new government took charge over seven months ago. Earlier on Wednesday there were reports of fresh ceasefire violations from Pakistani troops in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir which killed one BSF jawan- Constable Sri Ram and another jawan suffered minor injured, besides killing the four Pakistani Rangers in the exchange of firing. Jan 1, 2015

BSF pays homage to martyr Constable Shri Ram Gawaria

Jammu, Jan 1 (ANI): The BSF on Thursday paid homage to martyr constable Shri Ram Gawaria who died after Pakistan violated ceasefire on Wednesday. Pakistani troops have violated the ceasefire again by resorting to overnight firing on 15 border outposts in the Samba Sector of Jammu and Kashmir, leaving one civilian injured on Thursday. Inspector General (IG) BSF, Jammu Frontier Rakesh Sharma said that India would launch a strong protest against Pakistan for breaking the rules of International Border. Jan 1, 2015

India ushers in 2015 with fireworks, dance

Jaipur/ Mumbai/ Kolkata/ New Delhi, Jan 1 (ANI): Indians across different cities broke into dance and celebrations on Thursday to welcome 2015. Residents of India's financial capital Mumbai gathered at Gateway of India and ushered in 2015 with fireworks. People of India's pink city of Jaipur also thronged clubs and restaurants and wished each other. Indian capital New Delhi celebrated the day with fireworks. Eastern Kolkata city also gathered at Park Street and shouted countdown to wish each other new year. Jan 1, 2015