Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said in a statement that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and PDP are discussing over government-formation in Jammu and Kashmir, where the democratic government’ will take place in the state. According to the sources, BJP and PDP have been engaged in informal talks since the declaration of results on December 23. BJP and PDP has finalized the alliance talks over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir. The most contentious issues like the BJP demand for scrapping Article 370 and the PDP call for revocation of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) will not be part of the Common Minimum Programme (CMP). PDP chief spokesperson Naeem Akhtar has release a statement on Wednesday, that they are discussing with the BJP in the right direction and the coalition government will be formed on the basis of the CMP. According to the sources, PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed will be Chief Minister for a full six- year term in the state, while the Deputy Chief Minister will be from BJP. Meanwhile, the important portfolios are going to be shared by the two parties.
Anna Hazare will launch campaign against Prime Minister Narendra Modi led- Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Government, who had broke his promise to fight against corruption and anti-corruption crusader. He added Narendra Modi has not showed any interest over fighting over black money and not given any priority to corruption in last eight months. Anna Hazare is looking forward to gather people for a movement against Modi led central government. However, Anna Hazare has refused to comment on former Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and former AAP leader Kiran Bedi, who are the two big names for the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections. He added Delhi people will decided whether to choose Kiran Bedi or Arvind Kejriwal, Why media will drag me into the muck. According to the sources, Anna Hazare was reportedly disapproved of Kiran Bedi's move to join in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and he had refused to take her calls earlier this month. Hazare said ‘why should she call me? Who am I?’, where both Anna and Kiran Bedi has supported Arvind Kejriwal's move to launch the Aam Aadmi Party in 2012.
US President Barack Obama spoke about the struggles of one of its sons, Vishal Ahirwar for higher education in a village, Katera in Uttar Pradesh, during his address at New Delhi's Siri Fort auditorium on Tuesday. Obama said Katera will be happy because they believe their village will get a higher education institution soon. In fact, 16-year-old Vishal Ahirwar and Obama’s connection goes back to 2010, where the US President took a round of Humayun's Tomb during their visit to New Delhi they spotted some daily wagers. Vishal Ahirwar father said we met Obamaji during his visit and presented us a pen, a gold coin and mementos. After shaking hands with my son Vishal. Obamaji said something in English to the ASI officials and coins seems like the president's seal with Washington inscribed on it. However, Vishal’s higher education has shut down couple of years ago, while Prez Obama has rekindled the hopes of Katera's 4,000-odd people for a higher degree college. Vishal said he was thrilled and very lucky to sat beside near the US First Lady when Obama delivered his address in Siri Fort Auditorium.
India Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going to address in four rallies in Delhi between January 31 and February 4, ahead of the Assembly Election on February 7 says Delhi BJP president Satish Upadhyay in a statement on Tuesday. However, Modi is likely to begin the first rally on January 31 at the CBD Ground in the east Delhi’s Shahdara area, while the second will be take place on February 1 in Dwarka. Satish Upadhyay insists that Modi will address in another two rallies on February 3 at Rohini’s Japanese Park and February 4 in Ambedkar Nagar’s Virat Cinema ground. According to the sources, Narendra Modi’s final rally on February 4 will be targeted the residents of unauthorized colonies in and around Ambedkar Nagar and neighboring Deoli and Sangam Vihar regions. Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party wants to continue their winning streak in forthcoming Delhi Assembly polls, while the party can face big challenge against Aam Aadmi Party.
Delhi Assembly Elections 2015: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is aiming to strengthen the party’s campaign for the upcoming Delhi assembly polls next month through a road show on Tuesday in Delhi, where he had accused Prime Minster Narendra Modi of promoting his 'PR' (public relations). Gandhi has criticized Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) party led central government has not done anything for the poor people in past seven months and it was only the Congress party who cared for such people. Rahul Gandhi insists that Congress is the party of the poor people and we are going to come back to power to stand beside poor, hold their hands and take them on the path of development. Rahul Gandhi has joined along with several thousand people on both the sides over two km through a slum resettlement colony in south Delhi’s Kalkaji area. Rahul Gandhi is likely to hold a rally in Seelampur assembly segment Thursday, while Congress’ president Sonia Gandhi will begin her campaign in Badarpur on Sunday, ahead of the forthcoming Delhi Assembly Elections 2015. Delhi Polls will held on February 7 and counting will begin on February 10.
Gunmen stormed into a luxury Carinthia Hotel in Tripoli, after a car bomb blast outside and at least killing three security guards. According to the sources, the SITE Intel Group has informed that the attack has been claimed by the Islamic State's ‘Tripoli Province’, which it looks like to be in retaliation to the death of Libyan al Qaeda militant Abu Anas al Libi. According to the reports, five masked militants have been wearing bulletproof vests stormed the hotel after security at the gates tried to stop them. He said they entered into the hotel and fired randomly at the hotel staff and Tripoli Police has arrested one gunman. Meanwhile, the hotel employee said that hotel was mostly empty at the time of terror attack and the surrounding has been sealed off by police. Corinthia Hotel is most popular with foreign diplomats and government officials. A civilian has witnessed the attack and suddenly heard gun shots and saw people running towards him, and we all escaped from the back of the hotel through the underground garage.
United States President Barack Obama is likely to arrive here in Riyadh on Tuesday evening in order to meet the newly appointed monarch, King Salman. Obama and his wife first lady Michelle Obama will pay their respects to the family of the late King Abdullah said US Official in a statement. Obama and wife Michelle were boarded Air Force One at Palam airport in Delhi and were soon airborne on their way to their next stop Saudi Arabia. US Vice President Joe Biden was originally set to have led a US delegation to Saudi Arabia on Obama's behalf. But, Obama’s schedule from India has been adjusted to allow Prez to stop in Riyadh on his way home, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said in a statement. Meanwhile, the World leaders will be travelling to the Saudi capital, Riyadh, to offer condolences for late king Abdullah's death and pay their respects to the new ruler. However, the funeral services of late King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz al Saud was held on Friday, who died earlier that day.
Padma Awards 2015 List: Padma awards were announced on Sunday January 26 on the occasion of 66th Republic Day. India President Pranab Mukherjee has approved conferring of one of the highest civilian honor and prestigious award to 104 personalities from various fields of activities, namely art, social work, public affairs, science and engineering, trade and industry, medicine, literature and education, sports, civil service, etc. Padma Vibhushan: LK Advani (Public Affairs), GujaratAmitabh Bachchan (Art), MaharashtraPrakash Singh Badal (Public Affairs), PunjabDr D Veerendra Heggade (Social Work), KarnatakaDilip Kumar (Art), MaharashtraJagadguru Rambhadracharya (Others), Uttar PradeshProf Malur Ramaswamy Srinivasan (Science and Engg), Tamil NaduKottayan K Venugopal (Public Affairs), DelhiKarim Al Hussaini Aga Khan (Trade and Industry) France/UK Padma Bhushan: Jahnu Barua (Art), AssamDr Vijay Bhatkar (Science and Engineering), Maharashtra Swapan Dasgupta (Literature and Education), Delhi Swami Satyamitranand Giri (Others), Uttar Pradesh N Gopalaswami (Civil Service), Tamil Nadu Dr Subhash C Kashyap (Public Affairs), Delhi Dr (Pandit) Gokulotsavji Maharaj (Art), Madhya Pradesh Dr Ambrish Mithal (Medicine), DelhiSudha Ragunathan (Art), Tamil NaduHarish Salve (Public Affairs), DelhiDr Ashok Seth (Medicine), DelhiRajat Sharma (Literature and Education), Delhi Satpal (Sports), DelhiShivakumara Swami (Others), KarnatakaDr Kharag Singh Valdiya (Science and Engg), Karnataka Prof Manjul Bhargava (Science and Engg), USA David Frawley (Others), USABill Gates (Social Work), USAMelinda Gates (Social Work), USA Padma Shri: Dr Manjula Anagani (Medicine), TelanganaS Arunan (Science and Engg), KarnatakaKanyakumari Avasarala (Art), Tamil Nadu Dr Bettina Sharada Baumer (Literature and Education), J&K Naresh Bedi (Art), DelhiAshok Bhagat (Social Work), JharkhandSanjay Leela Bhansali (Art), Maharashtra Dr Lakshmi Nandan Bora (Literature and Education), Assam Dr Gyan Chaturvedi (Literature and Education), Madhya Pradesh Prof (Dr) Yogesh Kumar Chawla (Medicine), Chandigarh Jayakumari Chikkala (Medicine), DelhiBibek Debroy (Literature and Education), Delhi Dr Sarungbam Bimola Kumari Devi (Medicine), ManipurDr Ashok Gulati (Public Affairs), Delhi Dr Randeep Guleria (Medicine), DelhiDr KP Haridas (Medicine), KeralaRahul Jain (Art), DelhiRavindra Jain (Art), MaharashtraDr Sunil Jogi (Literature and Education), Delhi Prasoon Joshi (Art), MaharashtraDr Prafulla Kar (Art), OdishaSaba Anjum (Sports), ChhattisgarhUshakiran Khan (Literature and Education), Bihar Dr Rajesh Kotecha (Medicine), Rajasthan Prof Alka Kriplani (Medicine), DelhiDr Harsh Kumar (Medicine), DelhiNarayana Purushothama Mallaya (Literature & Education), Kerala Lambert Mascarenhas (Literature and Education), GoaDr Janak Palta McGilligan (Social Work), Madhya Pradesh Veerendra Raj Mehta (Social Work), Delhi Tarak Mehta (Art), GujaratNeil Herbert Nongkynrih (Art), MeghalayaChewang Norphel (Others), Jammu and KashmirT V Mohandas Pai (Trade and Industry), Karnataka Dr Tejas Patel (Medicine), GujaratJadav Molai Peyang (Others), AssamBimla Poddar (Others), Uttar PradeshDr N Prabhakar (Science and Engg), Delhi Dr Prahalada (Science and Engg), Maharashtra Dr Narendra Prasad (Medicine), BiharRam Bahadur Rai (Literature and Education), Delhi Mithali Raj (Sports), TelanganaPV Rajaraman (Civil Service), Tamil NaduProf JS Rajput (Literature and Education), Uttar Pradesh Kota Srinivasa Rao (Art), Andhra PradeshProf Bimal Roy (Literature and Education), West Bengal Shekhar Sen (Art), MaharashtraGunvant Shah (Literature and Education), Gujarat Brahmdev Sharma (Literature and Education), Delhi Manu Sharma (Literature and Education), Uttar PradeshProf Yog Raj Sharma (Medicine), DelhiVasant Shastri (Science and Engg), Karnataka S K Shivkumar (Science and Engg), KarnatakaPV Sindhu (Sports), TelanganaSardara Singh (Sports), HaryanaArunima Sinha (Sports), Uttar PradeshMahesh Raj Soni (Art), RajasthanH Thegtse Rinpoche (Social Work), Arunachal PradeshDr Hargovind Laxmishanker Trivedi (Medicine), Gujarat Huang Baosheng (Others), ChinaProf Jacques Blamont (Science and Engg), FranceLate Syedna Mohammad Burhanuddin (Others), Maharashtra (Posthumous)Jean-Claude Carriere (Literature and Education), FranceDr Nandrajan 'Raj' Chetty (Literature and Education), France George L Hart (Others), USAJagat Guru Amrta Suryananda Maha Raja (Others), Portugal Late Meetha Lal Mehta (Social Work), Rajasthan (Posthumous) Tripti Mukherjee (Art), USADr Dattatreyudu Nori (Medicine), USADr Raghu Rama Pillarisetti (Medicine), USA Dr Saumitra Rawat (Medicine), UKProf Annette Schmiedchen (Literature and Education), Germany Late Pran Kumar Sharma alias Pran (Art), Delhi (Posthumous) Late R Vasudevan (Civil Service), Tamil Nadu (Posthumous)
United States President Barack Obama is going to conclude three day visit to India on Tuesday, where he is going to address at the Siri Fort Auditorium, prior to leaving for Saudi Arabia to meet new Saudi King. Barack Obama was scheduled to meet his fellow Nobel Peace Laureate Kailash Satyarthi and he will also interact with three children that were rescued by Satyarthi's Bachpan Bachao Andolan, ahead of his address at the Siri Fort Auditorium. Barack Obama has praised Narendra Modi for reform initiatives to bring investments and we need to incentivize trade rather than stifle. We need to be transparent, consistent and protective of intellectual property rights said Obama. Obama has became the first US president to visit India twice during in office and also the first American leader to attend the Republic Day parade. Obama will take questions from the audience of at least 2,000 people, which includes members of the strategic affairs community and students, during his visit at Siri Fort auditorium. Modi and Obama will jointly address monthly radio programme 'Mann ki Baat' on state-run All India Radio on Tuesday.
US President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle Obama along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi have attended the 'At Home' reception ceremony hosted by India President Pranab Mukherjee at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Monday January 26 on the occasion of 66th Republic Day of India. During the event, India Vice President Hamid Ansari and his wife, former prime minister Manmohan Singh and several other Union Cabinet Ministers were attended the 'At Home' reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan. During the function, Barack Obama and US First Lady Michelle Obama were welcomed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other Indian dignitaries, later US Prez was seen meeting the invitees and shaking hands with all the BJP chief ministers present at the 'At Home' reception. Pranab Mukherjee hosted the tea party in honor of the chief guests present during the Republic Day Parade every year. Later, the heads Mukherjee and Obama, US First Lady Michelle Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi have met and shared pleasantries with dignitaries present at the event. Earlier in the morning, President Obama was the chief guest at the Republic Day parade and he has became the first US president to attend the January 26 celebrations.
India Prime Minister Narendra Modi and United States President Barack Obama has announced Nuclear deal in a joint conference, just few hours after he greeted US Prez with a warm hug at the airport. Obama and Modi has decided to unlock billions of dollars in nuclear trade and to deepen defense ties, steps they hope will establish an enduring strategic partnership. Barack Obama insists that we have decided to move towards with full implementation and this is an important step for both nations to shows how we can work together to elevate our relationship said in a joint news conference with Modi. However, the two nations has reached an understanding on two issues that, despite a groundbreaking 2006 agreement, had stopped US companies from setting up reactors in India and become one of the major irritants in bilateral relations. According to the United States Officials, Obama has promised Modi that he is going to look into India's concerns on the H-1B visa issue as part of his comprehensive immigration reform.
US President Barack Obama is going to leave Andrews Air Force Base on Saturday evening January 24 for his much anticipated three-day trip to India, where he is expecting to cancel his Agra visit. Mr. President and US first lady Michelle Obama are scheduled to visit Agra to see the most beautiful historical structure Taj Mahal on Wednesday January 27. Barack Obama will be arriving in India on a three-day visit from January 25 to 27, where he will be the official "chief guest" at Republic Day parade on Monday January 26. Obama is going to become the first US President invited for the event. Obama will be flying in an Air Force One, the presidential aircraft that will have a brief refueling halt over Ramstein in Germany and it will landed in Delhi around 10:00 AM on Sunday morning at Air Force Station, Palam. Obama will be joined by multiple members of his cabinet, influential business leaders and US lawmakers, including Nancy Pelosi, the minority leader of the US House of Representatives during his three day trip to India. Barack Obama is going to cut short his 3-day visit to India, as he will fly to Saudi Arabia following the death of King Abdullah.