Anti-abortion seminar in Coimbatore

Coimbatore, Oct 16 (ANI): A German organization conducted a seminar under its anti-abortion campaign in Coimbatore. The organization ‘Life for All’ aims to spread anti-abortion awareness among the Indian citizens and advocate against the practice of abortion and its legality. The chairman of Life for All, Johana Simon, said people consider the fetus inside the womb to be a mere tissue and abortion actually amounts to murdering a life. India has unequal child sex ratios that rights campaigners describe as alarming. Due mainly to selective abortions of female fetuses, the number of girls under six years old has fallen for the past 50 years. The 2011 census recorded 919 girls to every 1,000 boys, compared to 976 in 1961. Oct 16, 2014

Ready for multicity, multiple terror attacks if Al-Qaeda planning combined operations against India:

Manesar, Oct 16 (ANI): While addressing mediapersons, National Security Guard Director General JN Choudhury on Thursday said that is Al-Qaeda has declared intention to attack India, they might combine with outfits like Lashkar, ISIS and IM. He said that in any such cases, the NSG teams are ready to for a multicity, multiple terror by the group. Choudhury said that terrorism has become grim and what happened in Mumbai 26/11 attack was a curtain raiser. He further, assured that NSG will respond in whatever way required and whenever required. Oct 16, 2014

Politicos condemn blast in Malda district of West Bengal

New Delhi, Oct 16 (ANI): Political leaders on Thursday condemned crude bomb blast in Malda district of West Bengal where at least 3 people were injured. State Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury said that the state has become a hub of terrorists as a result of deteriorating law and order situation. Congress leader Rashid Alvi and the NCP maintained that a probe was necessary to find out the elements responsible for the bomb blast in Malda. BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi also condemned the incident. Oct 16, 2014

Security Expert raises concern over ISIS flag issue in JandK and China's objection on border highway

New Delhi, Oct 16 (ANI): Security Expert Alok Bansal on Thursday raised concern over ISIS flag been unfurled in Jammu and Kashmir and also China objecting road construction along border in Arunachal Pradesh. Bansal said that there is a menace that needs to be tackled carefully and in very deliberate manner. Further, he said that it is unfortunate that China has objected to such a thing and that the construction of road is for betterment of livelihood of border people. He also said that such developments should be seen from angle of economic development and not from defence angle. Oct 16, 2014

Tharoor still enjoys high level of confidence amongst Congress people: Digvijay Singh

Bangalore, Oct 16 (ANI): Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh said on Thursday that party leader Shashi Tharoor who was recently sacked from the post of All India Congress Committee spokesperson, still enjoys a high level of confidence amongst its members. On Tuesday, the Congress Party had relieved Shashi Tharoor from his duties as the party spokesperson, following the complaint of Congress' Kerala unit against Tharoor's conduct and behaviour to the party high command. The KPCC had also spoken out against Tharoor after he had accepted the Prime Minister's invitation to join the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' on October 2. Tharoor had accepted the Prime Minister's invitation, saying that he was honoured to accept the invitation to join the campaign. Oct 16, 2014

Chief Secretaries, DGPs will be answerable for missing children: SC

New Delhi, Oct 16 (ANI): Expressing deep concern over the increasing number of missing children, the Supreme Court on Thursday said that Chief Secretaries, DGPs of states will be answerable for missing children. The Apex Court said that it will periodically summon chief secretaries and DGPs of those states from where a large number of children go missing regularly. As a first step, it summoned the chief secretaries and DGPs of Bihar and Chattisgarh and asked them to be present in court on October 30. The SC passed this order on a petition filed by Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyathi's NGO Bachapan Bachao Andolan. Oct 16, 2014

No one can threaten India: Rajnath on China's objection to Arunachal road

Manesar, Oct 16 (ANI): In response to China's objection to Arunachal Pradesh road, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said that no one can threaten or warn India. China objected to reported plans by India to build a 2,000-km long road along the border in Arunachal Pradesh. Reacting to reports of the new road, China asked Delhi yesterday not to "further complicate" the dispute over the border. Oct 16, 2014

Politicos react as Pak rangers continue mortar shelling at LoC

New Delhi, Oct 16 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Thursday after Pakistan continued ceasefire violations along the LoC in Poonch district and even targeted some civilians. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that the government requires building some powerful strategy against Pakistan. He added that he will appeal to the Prime Minister to take a strict decision against Pakistan. Congress leader Rashid Alvi and NCP leader Tariq Anwar also appealed the government to act tough on the issue of Pakistan violating ceasefire agreement continuously. Oct 16, 2014

PM Modi launches Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Shramev Jayate Scheme

New Delhi, Oct 16 (ANI): Prime Minster Narendra Modi on Thursday launched the labour-reform initiatives under the Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Shramev Jayate Scheme in New Delhi. While speaking at the launch of the scheme PM Modi said that manual labour is not given adequate importance and there is a need to change perspective of the people towards manual labour. Modi added that 'Inspector Raj' is a big problem in the society and it is the e-governance which is effective in bringing transparency within the system. Oct 16, 2014

India successfully launches third navigation satellite

Sriharikota, Oct 16 (ANI): India witnessed the successful launch of Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV-C26) carrying the IRNSS-1C (Indian Navigation Satellite System) satellite, the third in a series of seven planned satellite launches from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (SDSC) in Sriharikota of Andhra Pradesh on Thursday (October 16). The IRNSS-1C, is the third of the seven navigation satellites to put in place India's own navigation satellite system and has wide-ranging applications in terrestrial, aerial and marine navigation. Chairman of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), K Radhakrishnan said that the injection of PSLV-C26 was very accurate. Meanwhile, Minister of State for Science and Technology, Doctor Jitendra Singh said that he could see India realizing its dream of 'Make in India' through space technology. Oct 16, 2014

Indians carve out niche for themselves across the world: Pranab Mukherjee

Helsinki, Oct 16 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee, during his official visit to Finland, has said that the Indian Diaspora has been widely accepted across the globe for their love, care, warmth and uniqueness. Mukherjee was addressing a meet of Indians living in Finland, where he arrived on Tuesday after completing his visit to Norway. He said with technological support, new approach, scientific temperament, rationality and new work culture, Indians have contributed for the development of all the nations where they have chosen to live and work. Meanwhile, Mukherjee also stressed on the economic development of the country. Besides underscoring spread of knowledge-based education, he also pointed out the benefits of amendment of the Indian constitution. Oct 16, 2014

Rajnath Singh praises NSG commandos at 30th Raising Day Celebrations

Manesar, Oct 16 (ANI): Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday praised the National Security Guard commandos while speaking at the NSG's 30th Raising Day Celebrations. He said that the NSG commandos are fully equipped and capable to deal with terrorists and other anti-national forces. He added that terrorism is not limited to just one country and hence joint efforts are required at international level to counter terrorism. Oct 16, 2014

Politicos demand strict action against those raising ISIS flag in J and K

New Delhi, Oct 16 (ANI): Political leaders on Thursday demanded strict action against the people who are raising ISIS flag in Jammu and Kashmir. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that this is a dangerous sign for the country's security and the Chief Minister should take note of the act and strict action should be taken against those guilty. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that the suspected people raising ISIS flags should be arrested and demanded that President's rule should be imposed in the entire state of Jammu and Kashmir under AFSPA. Oct 16, 2014