12 killed in Mumbai shop blaze

Mumbai , Dec 18

At least 12 persons were killed in a massive fire that engulfed a snacks and sweetmeat shop in Andheri east area here on Monday, police said.

Sonia, Priyanka meet Rahul

New Delhi , Dec 18

Amid the BJP's election victories in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh, Congress leader Sonia Gandhi and her daughter Priyanka Gandhi met Congress President Rahul Gandhi here on Monday.

Thousands take holy dip on 'Somvati Amavasya'

Dehradun , Dec 18

Braving icy winds and cold weather, thousands of devotees on Monday took a holy dip in the Ganga at various places in the hill state of Uttarakhand on the occasion of 'Somvati Amavasya'.

Gujarat victory shows Modi's connect with people: Parrikar

Panaji , Dec 18

The victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Gujarat shows the strength of the connect between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the people of his home state, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said here on Monday.