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Moody's rating goes against people's mood: Sibal Moody's rating goes against people's mood: Sibal


New Delhi, Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Saturday said the upgradation of India's rating by US credit rating agency Moody's was not in sync with the "mood of the people".

"Contrast the mood at Moody's with the mood of the people. While you bask under their upgrade worry about livelihood millions have lost," Sibal said in a tweet.

Aashiqui' fame actor Rahul Roy joins BJP Aashiqui' fame actor Rahul Roy joins BJP



New Delhi, Actor Rahul Roy, known for his 1990 romantic film "Aashiqui", on Saturday joined the BJP in the presence of Union Minister Vijay Goel.

After joining the ruling party, Roy, 49, hailed the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah, and said "it was a significant day" of his life.

Patidars to hold rally in support of Hardik despite denial of permission Patidars to hold rally in support of Hardik despite denial of permission



Gandhinagar, Ignoring denial of permission by the authorities, the Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) is determined to go ahead with its mega rally in Mansa town here on Saturday evening to demonstrate the community's support to young leader Hardik Patel, despite the 'sex CDs' on him, - in a big worry for the ruling BJP.

PAAS leader Hardik Patel has said that in spite of the authorities denying them permission, they will be holding a massive 'prestige rally' in Mansa, showcasing the support the group has among the Patidar community.

NIA visits slain RSS leader's residence in Ludhiana NIA visits slain RSS leader's residence in Ludhiana


New Delhi, A National Investigation Agency (NIA) team on Saturday visited the residence of slain RSS leader Ravinder Gosain in Ludhiana and also the area where he was killed last month, an official said.

The 12-member NIA team headed by an Inspector General of Police rank officer, reached Ludhiana on Friday evening and during their visit to Gosain's residence on Saturday morning, recorded the statements of his family.

Kashmiri footballer quits militancy, Army calls him 'brave' Kashmiri footballer quits militancy, Army calls him 'brave'


 

Jammu and Kashmir Majid Khan, a young footballer whose decision to join the LeT stunned Kashmirs, has given up militancy, the Army announced on Friday, with the 20-year-old making a brief appearance at a press conference here.

Amid conflicting reports whether Majid Khan had surrendered or was caught, Major General B.S. Raju said: "The brave young man, Majid Khan, decided on his own to shun violence and returned to lead a normal life, pursuing his academics and passion for football."

Modi-Moody's fail to gauge nation's mood: Congress Modi-Moody's fail to gauge nation's mood: Congress



New Delhi,  After Moody's upgraded India's sovereign rating and a survey claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was still a "popular leader", the Congress on Friday said both Modi and Moody's have "failed to gauge the mood of the nation".

The party said: "After destroying India's economy, the Modi government was clutching at straws to claim lost credibility. "Modiji and Moody's ‘Jodi' have failed," Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala tweeted.

India among 19 countries joining hands for sustainable biofuels India among 19 countries joining hands for sustainable biofuels



Bonn, In a major breakthrough for sustainable biofuels, India and 18 other countries -- representing half of the global population and 37 per cent of the global economy -- have launched a platform that aims to scale up low-carbon bio-economy.

The declaration was adopted at the UN Climate Change Conference -- named COP23 -- in Bonn on Thursday by member countries of the Biofuture Platform.

BJP announces Gujarat first list, 6 defecting Congress MLAs get tickets BJP announces Gujarat first list, 6 defecting Congress MLAs get tickets


Gandhinagar  Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday announced its first list of 70 candidates for the first phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections, giving tickets to six of the defecting Congress MLAs.

Staying ahead of the opposition party in the announcement, the saffron party list shows that it has repeated most of the sitting MLAs in their constituencies.

BJP, government cheer Moody's ratings upgrade BJP, government cheer Moody's ratings upgrade


New Delhi,  The ruling BJP and the government on Friday cheered US credit ratings agency Moody's upgradation of India's sovereign ratings, with party President Amit Shah and several ministers tweeting that it was a recognition of all the good work done by the NDA.

"India's largest ever increase in Ease of Doing Business rankings, Pew study ascertaining PM ji's popularity, Moody's upgrade are all reflections of Modi Govt's hard-work and reform process," tweeted Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah.

Oxford Dictionaries seeks Hindi Word of the Year Oxford Dictionaries seeks Hindi Word of the Year



New Delhi,  Here's a chance for Hindi speakers across the country to help choose a Hindi Word of the Year 2017.

Oxford Dictionaries is calling for "The Hindi Word of the Year" which will be a word or expression that has attracted a great deal of interest over the last 12 months. The chosen word should reflect the ethos, mood or preoccupations of the year.

Nitish's JD-U is real party, entitled to use 'Arrow' symbol Nitish's JD-U is real party, entitled to use 'Arrow' symbol


New Delhi,  In a major setback to rebel Janata Dal-United leader Sharad Yadav, the Election Commission on Friday ruled that the group led by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is the "real party" and also entitled to use the party's "Arrow" symbol.

In its order, the poll panel said: "The respondent group led by Nitish Kumar has demonstrated overwhelming majority support in the legislature wing as well as majority in the National Council of the party which is the apex level organisational body of the party.

President prays at Golden Temple President prays at Golden Temple


 

Amritsar,  President Ram Nath Kovind arrived here on Thursday and offered prayers at Harmandir Sahib, popularly known as the Golden Temple, the holiest of Sikh shrines.

The President was accompanied by senior functionaries of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), including its President, Kirpal Singh Badungar, and other officials, during the visit.

The President's family members also accompanied him.

Kovind awards standards to two IAF squadrons Kovind awards standards to two IAF squadrons



Adampur  President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday awarded standards to two squadrons of the Indian Air Force at a ceremony here.

The standards were awarded to the 223 Squadron (Tridents) and 117 Helicopter unit (Himalayan Dragon) for excellence.

Want to work where I enjoy myself: Kiku Sharda Want to work where I enjoy myself: Kiku Sharda


 

Mumbai,  Comedian-actor Kiku Sharda says he wants to enjoy his work, and doesn't want to take up a job which is boring.

"It's not about genre, I want to work where I enjoy myself. I don't want to do anything where my day becomes boring. Being in comedy you don't get any chance to be bored," Kiku said in a statement.

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