West Bengal: One dead, four injured in TMC-BJP clash

Birbhum, Oct 27 (ANI): In a clash between the BJP and TMC workers, one person is reportedly killed and 4 injured in Birbhum district of West Bengal on Monday. Out of the four injured who sustained bullet injuries, the condition of two is reportedly critical. The Rapid Action Force (RAF) has been deployed in the Makra village, where the violence took place. Many villagers have also reportedly fled the area. The violence comes days after assailants hurled bombs at three policemen, including the officer-in-charge of a West Bengal police station, in Birbhum last week. The bombs were thrown at the police when they had gone to Chakmondola village to inquire about bombs being illegally manufactured there. Oct 27, 2014

Sri Lankan Navy Chief pays homage at Amar Jawan Jyoti

New Delhi, Oct 27 (ANI): The Naval Chief of Sri Lanka, Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera on Monday visited the Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate in New Delhi. Perera paid flora tribute at the Jyoti and then saluted. He later wrote his comments in the visitors book. Perera is on a five day official visit to India on the invitation of his Indian counterpart Admiral RK Dhowan. He was also given the Guard of Honour earlier in the day. Oct 27, 2014

People work with religious harmony in metal bell bowl making unit

Bankura, Oct 27 (ANI): There are many small and big establishments flourishing across the country that contribute to its amazing growth story. One such example is a metal bell bowl making unit in Bankura. Here Hindus and Muslims work together in perfect harmony. The unit has grown over the years and its success is credited to good relations between Hindu and Muslim workers. Being a unique object, the metal bells made here are largely in demand and people all across the globe gets supply from the unit. The hardship and the essence of brotherhood and amity between workers has enabled the unit to make a mark in the region. Indians have a unique ability to keep their individualities intact and yet integrate with the society effortlessly. They embrace each other's differences with open arms, and this is the specialty of Indian culture. Oct 27, 2014

People from different faiths celebrate the Urs of Baba Gudadi Shah in Ajmer

Ajmer, Oct 27 (ANI): India is a multi-cultural and multi-religious country. This amazing diversity is cherished by people of all communities as they celebrate each other's religious festivals with much zeal and fervour. One such example is seen at the mausoleum of Baba Gudadi Shah in Ajmer city of Rajasthan, which attracts people from different religious beliefs. Every year devotees in large numbers gather at Baba's shrine to pay homage to him and seek blessings. Devotees from foreign countries also take pride in visiting the mausoleum. During evening, qawalls perform qawwallis, gathering people in large number who participate enthusiastically. The mausoleum of Baba Gudadi Shah showcases the spirit of harmony which is the true essence of the country. Oct 27, 2014

Prakash Javadekar urges to disseminate information on climate change

New Delhi, Oct 27 (ANI): Union Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar, on Monday (October 27), said that people of the country should be informed about climate change as they were good in acclimatizing with the weather. While addressing a workshop on 'scaling-up good practices for climate change adaptation' in New Delhi, Javadekar said that another term was being added to the minister, 'climate change' and the country was serious about the matter. Javadekar said that in a bid to increase people's participation to deal with the problem, the government released an extra fund of rupees 100 crore for climate adaptation in the budget. Oct 27, 2014

Senate candidates neck-and-neck in key state Colorado

With just days to go until the mid-term congressional elections, the Democrats face long odds of maintaining control of the US Senate. In Colorado, embattled Senator Mark Udall faces the increasingly-popular Cory Gardner. Duration: 02:06 Oct 27, 2014

Thousands flee after clashes in north Lebanon

Thousands of civilians have fled their homes in a battered district of northern Lebanon's Tripoli, taking advantage of an informal truce in fighting between the army and Islamist militants. Duration: 00:36 Oct 27, 2014

Rousseff vows dialogue after narrow Brazil win

Leftist President Dilma Rousseff vowed to make "dialogue" her top priority after narrowly winning reelection in the most divisive race since the return to democracy in 1985. Duration: 01:29 Oct 27, 2014

LeT luring youth from flood-hit Azad Kashmir

Muzaffarabad/ Geneva, Oct 27: Heavy rains and floods have caused havoc in Azad Kashmir. Property and infrastructure has been destroyed and hundreds of civilians were killed and many have become homeless. Militant leaders based in Pakistan, including Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) chief Hafiz Saeed reached the affected areas to take advantage of the flood situation to lure youths rendered shelter less by the recent floods. They instigate them to join militancy and wage a `jihad’. The situation in Azad Kashmir arises as the government has failed to make proper arrangements for the relief and rehabilitation of flood victims. Oct 27, 2014

BJP members to renew membership in 2015 for next 6 years: JP Nadda

New Delhi, Oct 27 (ANI): BJP leader JP Nadda said on Monday that as decided in a previous meeting under party’s senior leadership, 2015 has been declared as a membership renewal year of the party. Nadda said that the party leaders will have to get their membership renewed in 2015 for next 6 years till the term of 2020-2021. Oct 27, 2014

K Kavitha meets Rajnath Singh over division of officers in Telangana and Andhra

New Delhi, Oct 27 (ANI): TRS leader K Kavitha on Monday met Home Minister Rajnath Singh over division of officers’ cadre in the newly divided states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. She said that the division of IPS, IAS and other officers should happen in such a manner that the officers belonging to Telangana work for Telangana and those of Andhra Pradesh work for their state. She also said that this has been a long pending demand since the formation of Telangana and added that due to this obstacle both states are not being able to develop. Oct 27, 2014

Venkaiah Naidu inaugurates water ATM in New Delhi

New Delhi, Oct 27 (ANI): Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Monday inaugurated a water ATM (Automated Teller Machine) in New Delhi under the Sarvajal (water for all) scheme to provide potable drinking water at a nominal price. Sarvajal scheme, launched by Delhi Jal (Water) Board (DJB), seeks to provide affordable access to potable water in parched areas through water ATMs. A water ATM is a decentralized water treatment plant that extracts the ground water which then is purified through reverse osmosis system and provided to people. Naidu said that the government hoped to install more such water ATMs across the capital city. Oct 27, 2014

NCP's decision to abstain from voting in Maharashtra, in best interest of democracy: Majid Memon

New Delhi/Mumbai, Oct 27 (ANI): NCP leader Majid Memon on Monday said the party's decision to abstain from voting for majority in Maharashtra is in the best interest of the democracy and would do justice to the system. The chief of NCP, Sharad Pawar in an interview to business paper, Economic Times stated that if there is voting for majority in Maharashtra, NCP will abstain from it. The BJP won 122 of 288 seats in Maharashtra, but fell short of an outright majority. Memon said they would lend external support to the BJP. However, slamming Pawar, a leader of Communist Party of India (CPI), Atul Anjan, said that Pawar just wants to stay in power but does not hold anything in the interest of the nation. Meanwhile, Shiv Sena, a former ally of the BJP in Maharashtra, said on Monday it was ready to support whoever the BJP picked as the next chief minister of the state. Taking a dig at Shiv Sena lending support to the BJP the lawmaker of India's opposition Congress Party, Rashid Alvi, said that both parties want to get in power at any cost. Oct 27, 2014

Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung arrives in India for two-day visit

Gaya, Oct 27 (ANI): Vietnam's Prime Minister, Nguyen Tan Dung, arrived in India on Monday to enhance ties and regional cooperation and began his two-day visit by landing in Bihar. Dung, who was accompanied by a 50-member delegation, was received by Bihar Chief Minister, Jitan Ram Manjhi, in Gaya city. During his visit in the state, Dung will pay homage at Mahabodhi temple in holy town of Bodh Gaya, where Lord Buddha is believed to have attained enlightenment. He would also visit the Vietnam Buddhism Pagoda in the town. Both the countries could sign at least a dozen pacts to boost cooperation in sectors like energy, infrastructure, trade and tourism. Dung will hold talks with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, President Pranab Mukherjee, Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj and other leaders. The trade between the two countries has reached $8 billion during 2013-14. Oct 27, 2014