Modi govt clears defence projects worth Rs 80,000cr

New Delhi, Oct 26 (ANI): Defence Minister Arun Jaitley led Defence Acquistion Council gave approval to the defence procurements of worth Rs. 80,000 crore. Major long pending proposals have just seen the light with the defence ministry giving clear signal to the navy's Project 75 India i.e construction of six new submarines with the cost of approximately Rs. 50,000 crore. Oct 26, 2014

Massive fire breaks out at Bokaro market

Bokaro, Oct 26 (ANI): A fire broke out in a market in Bokaro on Sunday morning engulfing several shops and damaging goods at least worth three million ahead of Hindu festival of Chhath. The cause of fire is yet to be ascertained and also, no loss of life was reported. Grieving about the losses incurred, a shopkeeper, Prithvi Sav, said all the shops at Dhundibad market were fully stocked with items of worship ahead of Chhath. A fire fighter, Rakesh Tiwari, said at least a little support from the shopkeepers would have helped control fire much faster. It is being estimated that had the fire fighters not reached on time, fire would have damaged material worth more than rupees 100 million. The fire also engulfed a few fruit shops and a godown of potato in its flames. Oct 26, 2014

Haryana Cabinet Ministers take oath after ML Khattar swears in as CM

Panchkula, Oct 26 (ANI): The ministers of Haryana Cabinet took oath on Sunday after ML Khattar was sworn in as the Chief Minister of the state. The Cabinet Ministers were sworn in by the Governor of Haryana Kaptan Singh Solanki at Panchkula. The ministers who swore in as Cabinet ministers include Capt Abhimanyu, Ram Bilas Sharma, OP Dhankar, Anil Vij, Narveer Singh and Kavita Jain. The swearing in ceremony was attende by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, BJP President Amit Shah, Senior BJP leader LK Advani, Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and many other political dignitaries. Oct 26, 2014

Govinda Inaugurates Art Exhibition Show

Mumbai, 26 Oct (ANI): Bollywood actor Govinda was recently spotted at special preview of artists Seema Chaudhary and Nitin Chaudhary's art exhibition show at the showbiz capital. Chote Miaan of Bollywood inaugurated the exhibition and speaking at the event the actor praised the artist's work and said.. Bollywood's comedy king will be next seen on the big screen, playing a negative character in his upcoming flick 'Kill Dil' produced under YRF banner which is expected to release on 14 November. Oct 26, 2014

Congress, AAP say BJP shying away from Delhi by polls, Politicos react

New Delhi, Oct 26 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Sunday after Aam Aadmi Party and Congress accused BJP of running away from assembly elections in Delhi. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that it is for the Election Commission to decide on the Delhi elections and Aam Aadmi Party is making false allegations. Congress leaders Rashid Alvi and JP Agarwal said that BJP is running away from the assembly elections in Delhi. Oct 26, 2014

Want to come to Delhi and be a part of Centre: Ramdas Athawale

New Delhi, Oct 26 (ANI): RPI (A) Chief Ramdas Athawale said on Sunday that he wanted to come to Delhi and become a part of the Central government. He said that he has been demanding to become a part of Centre since long and also he had made this wish before Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He added that RPI (A) wants one of its party representatives in Maharashtra government. Oct 26, 2014

'Run for Unity' should not be politicized: Rajnath Singh

New Delhi, Oct 26 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday stated that the 'Run for Unity' campaign should not be seen through the prism of politics as it was an initiative meant for the betterment of the nation. A nationwide marathon will take place on October 31 to celebrate the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. It will also be celebrated as the National Unity Day every year. Several programmes have been lined up to mark the event to be observed by ministries and departments of the Government of India and all the state governments and administrators of all the Union Territories. Oct 26, 2014

Manohar Lal Khattar takes oath as Haryana CM

Panchkula, Oct 26 (ANI): BJP MLA Manohar Lal Khattar, took oath as chief minister of Haryana in the presence of PM Narendra Modi and senior BJP leaders on Sunday in Panchkula. Home Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and senior BJP leader LK Advani were some of the top leaders present at the oath-taking ceremony. BJP has created history by coming to power on its own for the first time in Haryana, since its inception in 1966. Oct 26, 2014

Reactions flow on reports of Shiv Sena felicitating Hindu families with more than 10 children

New Delhi, Oct 26 (ANI): Reactions flowed on Sunday on reports of Shiv Sena's Uttar Pradesh unit to felicitate Hindu families with 10 or more children. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that Shiv Sena always tries to divide the society on basis of religion. Congress leader JP Agarwal said that such remarks and actions are very rude to society as a whole. SP leader Rajendra Chaudhary said that such actions are against democracy and slammed Shiv Sena for trying to promote division in societry. Meanwhile, Shahi Imam of Masjid Fatehpuri, Mufti Mukarram said that no community thinks on these lines to increase its population and condemned Shiv Sena for its remark. Oct 26, 2014

UP: Akhilesh Yadav sacks 82 MoS rank holders

Lucknow, Oct 26 (ANI): Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has removed nearly 82 Samajwadi Party leaders who were enjoying the minister of state (MoS) status since 2012. The sacked leaders were appointed as advisors in various departments and chairmen of various corporations and commissions. Oct 26, 2014

9 Killed, many Injured in bus accident at Nagaon in Assam

Assam, Oct 26 (ANI): Nine people have been killed and many injured in a bus accident at Nagaon in Assam. The mishap occurred at around 2 am on Sunday. The bus belonged to the Assam State Transport Corporation and was going from Lakhimpur district to Guwahati. A total of 33 people were reportedly on the bus. The injured have been taken to a hospital in Nagaon. Oct 26, 2014