Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella discusses about 'Digital India' concept with PM Modi

New Delhi, Dec 27 (ANI): Microsoft Corp CEO, Satya Nadella who is on a vacation in India, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi and discussed about 'Digital India' concept. Nadella also met India's Communications and Information Technology (IT) Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad, and discussed about 'Digital India'. Nadella said that through new technology and concepts every Indian could be empowered. Nadella, a 46-year old born in India who led the creation of Microsoft's Internet-based, or "cloud" computing services, is only Microsoft's third CEO in 39 years, taking over from Steve Ballmer, who inherited the job from Gates in 2000. Dec 27, 2014

New Delhi records first swine flu death

Ghaziabad /New Delhi, Dec 27 (ANI): Indian capital New Delhi recorded its first swine flu death. The deceased identified as Sheel Goel, resident of East Model Town in Ghaziabad was admitted to the ICU of Ganga Ram Hospital in a serious condition on December 21. She was tested positive for swine flu. She was earlier being treated in a local hospital in Ghaziabad. The authorities claimed that the victim had come from South Africa few days before her death. However, the family denied any abroad visit and said the victim didn’t even have a passport. Dec 27, 2014

Grenade blast in Imphal injures at least four

Imphal, Dec 27 (ANI): At least four people were injured in a grenade blast on Friday in Imphal, Manipur. The blast took place at around 5.30 pm when an unidentified person hurled a grenade in front of an office 'Angels Digital Media Service'. The injured, who were inside the shop at the time of blast, sustained minor injuries. Security personnel rushed at the site and investigation is underway. No group has claimed responsibility for the blast yet. On December 21, three people were killed and four sustained injuries in a bomb explosion in Imphal. Manipur is one of the seven states that make up India's remote northeast. Dec 27, 2014

Tribal groups call for Bandh in West Bengal

Birpara, Dec 27 (ANI): Several tribal groups on Saturday have called for shutdown in Birpara area of Alipurduar district of West Bengal following the attacks by the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) which killed over 80 people. NDFB militants killed over 80 people in the Sonitpur, Kokrajhar and Chirang districts of Assam ths week. Various groups such as All Assam Tea Tribes Student Association, Adivasi Chhatra Sangathan, Akhil Assam Bhojpuri Parishad, All Assam Minority Students' Union (AAMSU) and seven other groups had observed Bandh in several areas of Assam even on Friday. Dec 27, 2014

Bangladesh finance minister calls for economic connectivity

Kolkata, Dec 27 (ANI): A proposal to establish connectivity between four Asian countries is in pipeline, said Bangladesh’s finance minister, Abul Maal Abdul Muhith, at the Industrial Trade Fair-2014 inaugural function in Kolkata recently. The finance minister was the guest of honour. In a bid to boost business, the minister invited the industrialists said Bangladesh was a good place for investment. Dec 27, 2014

Medieval weapons brought to life as UK popularity grows

Longswords, sickles and Dussacks - these Medieval weapons may be unfamiliar to most of us but thanks to the popularity of TV series like Game of Thrones, a growing number of people are picking up swords and embracing a bygone era. Dec 27, 2014