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World Leaders congratulate new Indian PM

World Leaders congratulate new Indian PM

World leaders have congratulated India’s prime minister-elect Narendra Modi. United States President Barack Obama on Friday called up Indian prime minister-designate Narendra Modi and congratulated him on his “emphatic election victory”, officials said. Mr Obama joined a number of world leaders including British Prime Minister David Cameron, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Afghan President Hamid […]

World’s biggest vote – India Wins – India election 2014

World’s biggest vote  – India Wins – India election 2014

A record 66.4% people turned out to cast their ballot in nine phases of the world’s biggest vote held between April 7 and May 12. Turnout for this election broke records with 66.38% of those eligible casting a vote.After a decade in power, India’s ruling Congress party has headed to defeat as vote counting in the […]

Unplanned construction work leading to malaria increase

Unplanned construction work leading to malaria increase

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Unplanned construction activities, setting up of new industries and increased migration were leading to an upsurge in malaria cases in urban India, health experts have said. “Increased construction activities and industrialization without proper planning has led to mosquito breeding and hence higher incidence of malaria in urban areas,” G.S. Sonal, Head […]

Modi promises to help Varanasi’s Muslim weavers

Modi promises to help Varanasi’s Muslim weavers

Varanasi, April 24 (IANS) BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi Thursday paid tributes to Varanasi’s “Ganga Yamuna tehzeeb” as he promised to improve the lot of the city’s Muslim weavers. Paying tributes to the Hindu holy city’s secular ethos, Modi said he wanted to see Varanasi become an internationally known spiritual capital. “Nobody told me to […]

38 in fray for Himachal’s four Lok Sabha seats

38 in fray for Himachal’s four Lok Sabha seats

Shimla, April 23 (IANS) A total of 38 candidates willbe in the fray for four Lok Sabha seats from Himachal Pradesh as the last day of withdrawal of nomination ended Wednesday. Polling for all the four seats will be held May 7. Twelve candidates will fight it out in Kangra, nine in Mandi, 10 in […]

Will Tarique Anwar be lucky this time?

Will Tarique Anwar be lucky this time?

Katihar (Bihar), April 23 (IANS) After losing the Lok Sabha election the last three times, NCP leader Tarique Anwar is in the fray in Katihar in Bihar hoping to score a win. Anwar faces a tough challenge from BJP’s outgoing MP Nikhil Choudhary, who is seeking re-election, banking on what he says is a “wave” […]

Mulayam no hero for Mainpuri’s young

Mulayam no hero for Mainpuri’s young

Mainpuri (Uttar Pradesh), April 23 (IANS) Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav is no longer a hero for the young in Mainpuri, the constituency which sent him to parliament thrice. Naziya Parveen, 25, a primary school teacher in Bhongaon, told IANS: “Mulayam is definitely not a hero for us.” Ironically, Yadav’s falling reputation among the […]

Tax officer’s wife booked for running sex racket

Tax officer’s wife booked for running sex racket

Gurgaon, April 23 (IANS) The wife of a tax officer has been booked here for running a sex racket, police said Wednesday. The racket operating out of a spa and massage parlour, located on the second floor of DT City Centre Mall here on the Mehrauli-Gurgaon road, was busted Tuesday evening. “The parlour was being […]

My wife also deserves ‘Race Gurram’ success: Surendar Reddy

My wife also deserves ‘Race Gurram’ success: Surendar Reddy

Chennai, April 21 (IANS) Director Surendar Reddy, who is beaming with happiness following the success of his recent Telugu film “Race Gurram”, says his wife also deserves to be credited for the movie’s success. He says she was always there to support him. “I spent close to two years on this film. During this time, […]

Separatist shutdown partially affects life in Srinagar

Separatist shutdown partially affects life in Srinagar

Srinagar, April 21 (IANS) A separatist called shutdown partially affected life in Jammu and Kashmir summer capital Srinagar on Monday. Private transport, government offices, banks and post offices functioned normally. However, public transport, shops, educational institutions and other businesses remained closed in summer capital Srinagar because of the shutdown called by hardline separatist leader Syed […]

Tiger Shroff gives Chetan Bhagat a complex?

Tiger Shroff gives Chetan Bhagat a complex?

Mumbai, April 21 (IANS) Young actor Tiger Shroff, a fitness freak, has perhaps left author Chetan Bhagat with a complex. The duo caught up during a gym session recently, and Bhagat took to Twitter to share a photograph from there itself. He captioned it: “Do NOT work out next to this guy, he will only […]

Sonia cancels Mumbai rally citing ill health

Sonia cancels Mumbai rally citing ill health

Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi Sunday cancelled her day-long tour of Maharashtra, citing health reasons. She was to address three election rallies in the state — first in Dhule, followed by Nandurbar and Mumbai. Congress sources said Sonia Gandhi was unwell, but refused to disclose any details. Party vice president Rahul Gandhi, […]

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