Politicos react on UP governor Ram Naik's comment on ties with RSS

New Delhi, Oct 23 (ANI): Politicos from rival political parties slammed UP governor Ram Naik over his remark that he would always be a thorough RSS person irrespective of the political or administrative positions he might hold. A week after hosting RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat at Raj Bhawan in Lucknow, Naik spoke about his strong ties with the RSS. Oct 23, 2014

Separatists call for shutdown in Kashmir to protest PM Modi's visit

Srinagar, Oct 23 (ANI): Separatists called for a complete shutdown on Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir to protest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit on Diwali. Modi will arrive in Siachen and interact with soldiers before heading to Kashmir to celebrate the Diwali with flood-hit victims. All shops, business establishments and government offices across the valley were closed on the call of Kashmir separatist leader of Hurriyat Conference, Syed Ali Shah Geelani. The police and security forces have been deployed at vital places to prevent any militant attack or demonstration by protesters. In a gesture to touch the hearts of devastated Kashmiris, Modi is poised to be the first Prime Minister to celebrate the festival of lights with them. Oct 23, 2014

North Korea frees detained American

North Korea has freed Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans detained in the isolated country, allowing a Pentagon plane to land there Tuesday before whisking him away. Duration: 00:53 Oct 23, 2014

Mexican forces intensify efforts to find missing students

Mexican forces and members of the attorney general's office, with the help of helicopters, launched on Tuesday a vast search operation in a village in the Mexican state of Guerrero, after 43 students went missing nearly a month ago. Duration: 00:41 Oct 23, 2014

Army firing range of 'Tosa Maidan' in Kashmir to be transformed into tourist resort

Budgam, Oct 23 (ANI): The famous meadows of Kashmir's 'Tosa Maidan,' till recently used as a firing range of the Indian Army echoing with gunshots, will soon be transformed into a spot of tourist attraction. Tosa Maidan, also known as the 'King of Meadows', is situated in the Pir Panjal range in Budgam district. Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Omar Abdullah, said that the Army's lease for the field firing range in Tosa Maidan in Budgam district will not be renewed. Tosa Maidan was leased to Indian Army for setting up a firing range in 1964. Named 'Operation Fallah' the Army has totally cleared off the unexploded shells and transformed the Tosa Maidan into a clear zone of meadows and forested area within a record time span of three months. Elated with the decision of the government, residents say they have been given a new lease of life. Oct 23, 2014

Musharraf attacks PM Modi, calls him 'anti-Pakistan' and 'anti-Muslim'; politicos slam

New Delhi, Oct 23 (ANI): Politicians from various political parties on Thursday slammed Former Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf for targeting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Musharraf attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that he is anti-Pakistan and anti-Muslim, and that he cannot dictate terms to his country on the peace process. Oct 23, 2014

Canada's Parliament attacked, one suspect dead

Ottawa, Oct 23 (ANI): A gunman attacked Canada's parliament where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was speaking. The gunman was shot dead inside the main building of Ottawa's Parliament Hill in Canada and Harper was safely removed from the parliament. The incident took place after a soldier was reportedly shot and wounded at the Canadian War Memorial nearby. Police and tactical teams have secured the area, and Parliament is in lockdown. According to the reports, the shooter was chased by police into the main parliament building called Centre Block where at least 30 shots were fired. Member of Parliament John McKay was inside the building when the incident took place. Oct 23, 2014

UN calls for refugee assistance in Sudan

UNHCR commissioner Antonio Guterres calls for the international community to assist thousands of refugees from South Sudan who are located in camps inside Sudan. Duration: 01:02 Oct 23, 2014

IS claims US arms airdrop falls into their hands

A US military airdrop of weapons meant for Kurdish fighters fell into the hands of their jihadist foes near the Syrian battleground town of Kobane, a monitor said Tuesday. Duration: 00:36 Oct 23, 2014

Wipro eyes US boost ahead after Q2 misses forecasts

Bangalore, Oct 23 (ANI): Software services firm Wipro Ltd narrowly missed market expectations with an eight percent rise in second-quarter profit, but said it saw a rosier end to the year as more confident US clients increased spending. Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer Suresh Senapaty added that the company continued to build leadership position in infrastructure services and continued the momentum of deal wins. Meanwhile, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer TK Kurien said that he sees good momentum in large deals. Oct 23, 2014