SRK, RANBIR cast their vote, appeal people to exercise their right

Mumbai, Oct 15 (ANI): Following the update for voting in Maharashtra Assembly Polls, Bollywood Actor Shahrukh Khan cast his vote on Wednesday in Mumbai. Khan was accompanied by his wife Gauri who also cast her vote. Later in the day, Bollywood Actor Ranbir Kapoor also reached the polling booth of his constituency to cast his vote. The actors appealed the people to come out and fully exercise their right to vote. Oct 15, 2014

Visitors flock Jim Corbett National Park as it reopens post Monsoon

Ramnagar, Oct 15 (ANI): Visitors flocked to see tigers roaming free and wild in the world famous sanctuary at Jim Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand as it reopened on Wednesday after four months of closure because of the monsoon. According to Deputy Director, Corbett Tiger Reserve, Dr Saket Badola, the Bijrani zone has been reopened today while the other zones will reopen on 15th of November. Jim Corbett National Park was established in 1936 to safeguard the endangered tiger. It is primarily a tiger reserve but there are around 600 species of birds and animals - out of which 586 are birds. Corbett has been divided into four safari zones, namely Dhikala Zone, Jhirna Zone, Bijrani Zone and Durga Devi Zone. Oct 15, 2014

Bomb 'targeting police' wounds 12 in central Cairo

A bomb exploded outside a metro station in the centre of the Egyptian capital Cairo late Tuesday wounding 12 people. The explosive targeted policemen standing guard close to a court house nearby, officers said. Oct 15, 2014

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Launched In India

New Delhi, 15 Oct (ANI): Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. announced the expansion of its flagship Galaxy Note series with the launch of the new Galaxy Note 4 in India. Blending S Pen with a superior viewing experience, the Galaxy Note 4 provides users with a unique and powerful mobile experience. The Galaxy Note 4 embraces its extraordinary 5.7- inch Quad HD Super AMOLED display for better viewing angles and for more clearer and vivid images with better contrast. The device is equipped with a 16 megapixel rear-facing camera that features a Smart Optical Image (SOI) that counter-balances camera shake and automatically extends exposure time in dark settings. In addition, the 3.7 megapixel front-facing camera with wide selfie feature allows users to capture selfies covering angles up to 120 degrees. Priced at Rs.58,300 the Galaxy Note 4 will be available in "Charcoal Black", "Forest White", "Bronze Gold", and "Blossom Pink" in India by 17 October . Oct 15, 2014

PM Modi greets former President Kalam on his birthday

New Delhi, Oct 15 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi has greeted former President, Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, on his birthday on Wednesday. "Birthday greetings to our former President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam. May he be blessed with good health and a long life," said Prime Minister Modi. Dr Kalam is celebrating his 83rd birthday today. He assumed office as India's 11th President in 2002. He also worked as an aerospace engineer with Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) and Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Oct 15, 2014

JandK police woman Shakti Devi wins UN peacekeeping award, politicos welcome

oct15vNew Delhi, Oct 15 (ANI): The United Nations (UN) has honoured Jammu and Kashmir Police officer, Shakti Devi deployed in the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), with the International Female Police Peacekeeper Award 2014 for her efforts in helping victims of sexual and gender-based violence. Shakti has 14 years of work experience in the department. Reacting over this, political leaders welcomed this and said that it is a great honour. Oct 15, 2014

Residents of Islamabad vow to carry forward Malala's mission

Islamabad, Oct 15 (ANI): Dozens of rights activists and residents of Pakistani capital took to the streets of Islamabad recently with lighted torches and candles to pay tributes to their young Nobel laureate, Malala Yousafzai. Malala, the Pakistani teenager, who was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2012 for advocating girls' right to education won the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize on October 10, along with Indian campaigner against child trafficking and labour Kailash Satyarthi. Yousafzai, aged 17, becomes the youngest Nobel Prize winner and 60-year-old Satyarthi the first Indian-born winner of the accolade. Chanting "Provide education for children, or leave your chairs", the crowd demanded that the government takes on girls' education on a war footing. Yousafzai was attacked in 2012 in a school bus in the Swat Valley of northwest Pakistan by masked gunmen as a punishment for a blog that she wrote for the BBC's Urdu service as an 11-year-old to campaign against the Taliban's efforts to deny women education. Oct 15, 2014

Indian army recovers Pakistan made landmine in Kashmir

Rajouri, Oct 15 (ANI): The Indian army on Wednesday recovered a Pakistan made landmine along the de-facto Line of Control (LoC) border in Rajouri district of Kashmir. Indian Army Official, Colonel Harpreet Singh, said that their surveillance team detected a suspected woman near the line of control (LoC) and when she was challenged, she left behind a bag in which the explosives were recovered. Oct 15, 2014

Maharashtra Assembly Polls: Salman Khan casts his vote

Mumbai, Oct 15 (ANI): Following the update for voting in Maharashtra Assembly Polls, Bollywood Actor Salman Khan cast his vote on Wednesday in Mumbai. Khan said that people should come out and vote for the development of their constituency. He also said that the change has to come within people first because they do not vote and later complain about the government not doing anything for their benefit. Oct 15, 2014

Farmers in Kashmir unable to reap crops under shadow of Pak shelling

Kathua, Oct 15 (ANI): Continuous shelling has compelled the farmers of 57 border villages at the zero line along the India Pakistan border to leave their crop unreapened or cut it raw as they flee to safer places to save their lives. Since the beginning of October, Pakistan and India have been firing mortars and shells across the border, leading to the highest death toll in a decade among civilians on both sides. According to local media reports, more than 12 people have been killed and 64 others injured along the Line of Control (LoC) and the working boundary over the past two weeks in Kashmir. Farmers worry that they cannot reap the crop they have sown after investing huge amounts. Villagers say they are witness to the preparations by Pakistan for attacking the Indian border villages. Owing to the constant fear, many farmers cut their raw crop in the hope of paying off their bank loans. Oct 15, 2014

SC directs AIIMS to review Asaram's medical records

New Delhi, Oct 15 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Wednesday directed the All India Institute of Medical Sciences to review the medical records of Asaram, who was accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year old girl at his ashram in Jodhpur. SC further directed the medical board to submit the report within four weeks. Asaram's bail plea will be considered after all the witnesses in the case have deposed before the trial court. Oct 15, 2014

BJP says Pakistan violating ceasefire out of frustration

New Delhi/Akhnoor, Oct 15 (ANI): Pakistan is still continuing to violate the ceasefire even after being severely warned by the Indian government. BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra said on Wednesday that Pakistan is violating ceasefire out of frustration since it has been cornered internationally. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that the government should take strict measures against the continuous ceasefire violations by Pakistan. Nine Pakistani and eight Indian civilians have been killed since security forces from both sides started heavy shelling more than a week ago along the international border in Kashmir. Almost 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. Oct 15, 2014

Maharashtra Polls: Bollywood celebs cast their vote

Mumbai, Oct 15 (ANI): Bollywood came in full attendance to vote for the Maharashtra assembly polls on Wednesday. B - town biggies like Hema Malini, Esha Deol, Kirron Kher, Anupam Kher, Sonali Bendre cast their vote. Not only this, these celebrities also urged the people to go and use their voting rights. Oct 15, 2014

Haryana Assembly polls: BJP, INLD workers clash in Sirsa

Sirsa, Oct 15 (ANI): As Haryana went to polls on Wednesday, clashes and firing were reported between the Bharatiya Janata Party and Indian National Lok Dal supporters in Sirsa. The incident took place in the Modiakhera village in Sirsa. According to reports, two people have been injured in the violence and have been taken to a hospital for treatment. Earlier, Haryana Lokhit Party (HLP) chief Gopal Kanda's car was attacked at Gaushala Mohalla in Sirsa town on Wednesday. Oct 15, 2014