Police claim to arrest two foreign nationals staying illegally in Dharamshala

Dharamshala, Sep 09 (ANI): The local police claimed to have arrested two foreigners- one Russian and another Israeli- who have been staying illegally in the north Indian foothill town of Dharamsala. The police conducted a drive against foreigners staying illegally in Dharamshala and adjoining areas as a routine check and arrested another national, an Israeli, Gabrial Damian Kattan, without any valid documents at Dharamkot village near Mcleodganj town. Kattan came to India in 1999 and has been staying at different places secretly since then. He was also found in possession of two passports, one Argentinean passport expired in the year 2007 while the Israeli passport he possessed expired in 2012. The two accused have been booked under Foreigners Act, 1946 and sent to judicial custody till September 18 by a local court on Monday. Sep 9, 2014

AAP lusty for power, we will respond to LG if he invites: BJP

New Delhi, Sep 09 (ANI): President of BJP’s Delhi unit, Satish Upadhyay on Tuesday slammed the Aam Admi Party for its constant blames on BJP with regard to government formation in Delhi. Upadhyay said that AAP is lusty for power which is evident from the fact that its Chief Arvind Kejriwal quit as CM before Lok Sabha polls. Upadhyay further said that Kejriwal has double standards and he can do anything to come to power. He added that BJP stands clear that if Lieutenant Governor gives an invitation to BJP for government formation, the party will critically analyse it. Sep 9, 2014

People pay homage to ancestors in Gaya as 'Pitru Paksha' begins

Gaya, Sep 09 (ANI): Devout Hindus gathered at temples and river banks in Bihar to observe fortnight-long Hindu ritual of paying homage to departed souls and ancestors. 'Pitru Paksha' is marked annually, where family members offer food to ancestors. Traditionally, the eldest son or member of a family performs the ritual. Guided by priests, families performed religious rituals on the banks of River Ganges in Gaya district and other temples located in the city. The food is usually cooked in silver or copper vessels and placed on banana leaves. The offerings are also believed to cure diseases as well as infertility, apart from driving away evil souls. Sep 9, 2014

Chennai police to monitor crime reporting in press, DMK says police not interested in controlling cr

Chennai, Sep 09 (ANI): DMK on Tuesday condemned Chennai police’s circular which is to monitor crime reporting in press in order to lessen the number of crimes in the city. Party leader TKS Elangovan said that this only suggests that the police is not at all interested in controlling crime and that are trying to hide their inefficiencies. He also said that police is trying to hide the number of cases and that judiciary should intervene in the matter. According to an internal circular issued by the city police, four senior officials have been given the task of “handling” 26 print reporters from 11 media houses in the city. The circular has upset the Chennai Union of Journalists (CUJ), which sent a petition to the Press Council of India (PCI) seeking action against city police commissioner S George. Sep 9, 2014

IAF evacuates more than 2200 people from flood hit J&K, working to supply relief materials

New Delhi, Sep 09 (ANI): IAF Spokesperson Group Captain Gerard Galway on Tuesday said that the force have evacuated more than 2200 people from flood hit Jammu & Kashmir, including 800 who have been winched up. Galway said that a total of 50 aircraft and 30 helicopters are providing relief materials in the affected region and is working for the rescue of the stranded people. He said that since past 4 days, rescue operation is going on and it continues to happen presently too. Sep 9, 2014

Delhi High Court continues ban on e-rickshaw

New Delhi, Sep 09 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Tuesday continued ban on e-rickshaw dismissing the interim plea by e-rickshaw union. The lawyer said that Court has given its final orders before government forms a law for e-rickshaws with proper driving licenses and registration certificates to be plied on roads in Delhi. Meanwhile, President of E-Rickshaw Union, Anuj Sharma said that they will challenge the High Court’s decision in Supreme Court as it is a question of survival means of many poor people. Sep 9, 2014

Neil Patrick Harris ties knot with long-time partner in Italy

New Delhi, September 09 (ANI): Neil Patrick Harris has finally married his partner of 10 years, David Burtka, in a private ceremony in Italy over the weekend. The pair confirmed the wedding had taken by place via social media, as the 41-year-old actor took to Twitter saying that they "put the 'n' and 'd' in husband", the Sydney Morning Herald reported. According to reports the ceremony, which was officiated by the pair's friend, Pam Fryman, a producer/director on How I Met Your Mother, was small and was attended only by family and close friends. The couple wore matching custom Tom Ford tuxedos, while reports say that Elton John performed at the reception. Sep 9, 2014

Mohammad Asif's allegations on AAP asking Congress for support totally false: Manish Sisodia

Ghaziabad, Sep 09 (ANI): AAP leader Manish Sisodia on Tuesday said that all allegations by Congress' Mohammad Asif on party asking Congress' support to form government in Delhi is false. Asif had alleged that AAP approached him on September 7 at around 5:00 pm to meet at some location. He said that this was quite possibly to lure him into supporting AAP to form government in the national capital. Sisodia also said that BJP is involved in horse trading and it definitely needs to be stopped. Sep 9, 2014

Panthers party seeks deferment of Kashmir polls, Politicos say EC will take decision

New Delhi/Poonch, Sep 09 (ANI): Panthers Party in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, sought deferment of upcoming state polls due to massive floods. Chief of Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party, Bhim Singh, said he would plead the Supreme Court to set up an information centre for trapped people and ruled out and possibility of state polls. BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Congress leader Manish Tewari left the decision to the Election Commission. NCP leader Majid Memon also ruled out the possibility of polls in Kashmir. The Kashmir polls are due in October-November and the Election Commission is likely to announce dates within a couple of days. India-administered Kashmir is experiencing worst flooding in 60 years, killing at least 175 and inundating homes, military bases and hospitals in region's main city Srinagar as the Jhelum River overflowed its banks. Sep 9, 2014

AAP not trying to form govt in Delhi, wants fresh polls: Kejriwal

New Delhi, Sept 09 (ANI): Addressing a press conference in New Delhi AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that AAP is not trying to form government in Delhi but wants fresh elections. He slammed Lt Governor Najeeb Jung of favouring BJP. Kejriwal said that AAP will send a copy of the sting CD to President Pranab Mukherjee and appeal to him not to heed to Jung's advice. AAP chief threatened to take to the streets to prevent the BJP from forming a government in Delhi. The AAP chief also claimed that his party was in touch with all MLAs, including Congress and AAP members, not to seek support, but to convince them that there should be fresh elections. Sep 9, 2014

Deepika Padukone and Arjun Kapoor promote 'Finding Fanny' in India's Raw Star

Mumbai, September 9 (ANI): Bollywood Actors Deepika Padukone and Arjun Kapoor are leaving no stones unturned to promote their latest offering 'Finding Fanny' which releases in theaters this week. And the duo had a gala time at Star TV's new show, India's Raw Star along with Indian rapper and Show Judge Yo Yo Honey Singh. The actors were seen singing, dancing and rapping on the show. Directed and written by Homi Adajania the film stars Naseeruddin Shah, Dimple Kapadia, Pankaj Kapur, Deepika Padukone and Arjun Kapoor in prominent roles. Sep 9, 2014