Situation under control of the government: Jitendra Singh on cyclone Hudhud

Jammu, Oct 13 (ANI): Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh said on Monday that the situation erupted after cyclone Hudhud is under control of the government and damage from the cyclone has been minimized. He added that six deaths have been reported from the cyclone hit areas and the government is taking cognizance of the present scenario. Oct 13, 2014

Baloch remembers missing persons on Eid Al-Adha, seeks justice

Quetta/ Geneva, Oct 13: When Muslims across the world were celebrating Eid al Adha on October 6, family members of Baloch missing persons were protesting on the streets of Quetta. The demonstration by Voice for Baloch Missing Persons was against the enforced disappearances and killing of Baloch political activists by Pakistani forces. The incidents of enforce disappearances and extra-judicial killings of Baloch people continue to remain rampant in Balochistan. According to the Voice for Baloch Missing Persons, some 20,000 Baloch have gone missing since 2001. It alleges that over 4,000 Baloch activists are murdered in custody or target killed by the army. Faiz Baluch, the human rights activist and member of Voice for Baloch Missing Persons said those who are missing or killed by Pakistan forces were the peace loving people. People in resource-rich Balochistan blame Pakistan for forcefully occupying their territory since 1947. Oct 13, 2014

Amal Alamuddin gifts 2 cocker spaniels to George Clooney

New Delhi, Oct 13 (ANI): George Clooney's new bride, Amal Alamuddin, has given him two cocker spaniels as wedding gift, after he splurged out 5 million pounds on a mansion for her. She reportedly surprised him with the three-month-old pups during their honeymoon in Berkshire, south east England, a leading daily reported. She had also presented George with customized cufflinks, which had his first name inscribed in Arabic, ahead of their recent extravagant Venice wedding. Oct 13, 2014

Kim K consults psychic over plans for 2nd baby with hubby West

New Delhi, Oct 13 (ANI): Kim Kardashian has revealed that she spoke to her "favorite" psychic over plans for having another baby with her husband Kanye West. According to the 33-year-old reality star, the psychic told "so many good things" about her future and that she will have another baby, a leading daily reported. The 'Keeping up with the Kardashians' star earlier revealed that she and the 'Power rapper' are "trying" to conceive. Oct 13, 2014

Rajnath Singh addresses rally in Nuh in Haryana

Nuh, Oct 13 (ANI): Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday addressed a rally in Nuh district of Haryana. Singh slammed the Congress party for the growing inflation during its rule of last 10 years. He said that the BJP, after coming to power, has succeeded to quite an extent in reducing the effects of inflation. Singh also said that during UPA rule Pakistan had the courage to behead our Indian soldiers while it was BJP which gave a befitting reply. Oct 13, 2014

BS Hooda attacks BJP and Om Prakash Chautala at his Haryana rally

Jhajjar, Oct 13 (ANI): Addressing a rally in Jhajjar district of Haryana, state Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Monday attacked BJP and also INLD Chief Om Prakash Chautala. Hooda said that BJP had made big promises before coming to power which faded as soon as they won the LS elections. He also said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said that Pakistan as well as China would be given befitting reply though nothing as such happened. He said that it was for the first time that PM was welcoming Chinese President and at the same time, their army was infiltrating into India. Further, attacking OP Chautala, Hooda said that a person who is not even eligible to fight elections is dreaming of becoming the chief minister. He also referred to the Jayalalithaa case and said that law can bring down a CM in such cases and that Chautala should stop dreaming of becoming the CM while in jail. Oct 13, 2014

Schools reopen in Kashmir as shelling stops at border

Rajouri, Oct 13 (ANI): Schools in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir have reopened after shelling stopped at the de-facto border between India and Pakistan. Schools along the border had been closed down amid continuous shelling. School head, Raees Ahmed, said that with the shelling having stopped, students are now coming to school. Meanwhile, a student, Habiba Kausar, said that peace should be maintained along the border so that education does not suffer. 20,000 Indian civilians have fled their homes in the lowlands around India's Jammu region to escape the fighting, taking refuge in schools and relief camps. Nine Pakistani and eight Indian civilians have been killed since security forces from both sides started heavy shelling more than a week ago along a 200-km (125-mile) stretch of border in Kashmir. Oct 13, 2014

Scores of Buddhists assemble for religious festival in northeastern India

Agartala/ Bodh Gaya, Oct 13 (ANI): Scores of Buddhists congregated in the historical monastery of Tripura recently to participate in the 38th 'Kathin Chibor Dan,' one of the main religious festivals of their community. 'Kathin Chibor Dan' means 'Offering of Difficult Monk Robe', an annual colourful festival. The festival is celebrated throughout the world within one month of the conclusion of 'Prabarana Purnima'. The robe that the Buddhist monks wear is known as 'Chibar' and it is believed that the donation of robes to monks is the highest sacrifice, according to Buddhism, and the occasion marks the most significant religious festival of Buddhists. He also added that this festival spreads an important message of sacrifice. Meanwhile, Buddhist monks gathered at the religious site of Bodh Gaya to offer prayers to Lord Buddha during the festival for world peace. Oct 13, 2014

Politicos react after ISIS flag unfurled at anti-India protest in Kashmir

New Delhi/Lucknow, Oct 13 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Monday after an ISIS flag was unfurled at anti-India protest in Kashmir. BJP leader Sambit Patra said that the centre has asked the state government to submit a report on the matter and the issue will be taken very seriously. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that the matter should be investigated immediately. Political leaders from other eminent parties also appealed for a strong investigation in the matter. Oct 13, 2014

Security Expert raises concern over Pak's letter to UN over Kashmir and emergence of ISIS in India

New Delhi, Oct 13 (ANI): Security Expert Alok Bansal on Monday expressed concern over Pakistan Prime Minister's National Security Advisor Sartaj Aziz's letter to UN asking to intervene in Kashmir issue and also on ISIS raising its head in India. Bansal said that Pakistan has always tried to internationalize the issues related to Kashmir. He said that the country wants to take advantage of the opportunity to internationalize Kashmir issue though none of the nations paid any heed to the same. Further, talking about ISIS flag unfurled at an anti- Pakistan protest in Kashmir, Bansal said that it is unfortunate that there is an attraction towards Islamic state in Indian youth as they still see the glorious past of Islam now. He also said that India should frame a law against such anti-Indian elements and should go ahead with a massive de-radicalization programme. Oct 13, 2014

Politicos react after victim takes U-turn in Meerut 'love jihad' case

New Delhi/Lucknow, Oct 13 (ANI): Political leaders reacted on Monday after the victim in the Meerut 'love jihad' case took a U-turn and claimed that she ran away on her own free will. BJP Vice-President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that issues of 'love jihad' should not be given much importance. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that the family was pressurized by BJP and BJP should be blamed for the situation. CPI leader Atul Anjan and SP leader Naresh Agarwal also blamed BJP for spreading the ideology of 'love jihad' among the people. Oct 13, 2014

Meerut 'love jihad' case: Girl takes U turn

Meerut, Oct 13 (ANI): In the recent development of Meerut's 'love jihad' case, the 22-year-old girl took a U-turn and denied allegations of gang rape and forceful conversion of religion. The victim said that she ran away with the Muslim boy on her free will. In a written statement, the girl complained to the police of threats of being killed from her own family. Earlier, the girl had alleged she was gang raped and was forcefully converted to Islam. The victim's family said that the boy has threatened the victim and pressurized her to give such a statement. Oct 13, 2014

PM Narendra Modi addresses rally in Ratnagiri

Ratnagiri, Oct 13 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday addressed a rally in Ratnagiri where he lashed out at the Congress and NCP government's wrong policies. Modi said it is due to the wrong policies of the previous governments due to which development was stalled in the state. The election for 288 member Maharashtra state assembly is scheduled to be held on October 15, with the counting of the votes scheduled for October 19. Oct 13, 2014

Modi urges people to bring majority Govt in Maharashtra

Ratnagiri, Oct 13 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday addressed a rally in Maharashtra's Ratnagiri district. Modi urged people of Ratnagiri to vote for BJP to ensure a majority government in their state. The election for 288 member Maharashtra state assembly is scheduled to be held on October 15, with the counting of the votes scheduled for October 19. Oct 13, 2014