Traditional Buffalo fight thrills scores of spectators in Himachal Pradesh

Shimla, Oct 15 (ANI): Scores of spectators thronged to witness the thrilling one-day buffalo fighting festival organised as part of local tradition and religious belief in Himachal Pradesh. The buffalo fight organised in Poabo village nearly 10 kilometers from Shimla saw villagers coming from more than 15 villages who brought their buffalos to participate in the match. The century-old buffalo fight is performed annually and involves the specially reared animals being brought to the ring, following which they are provoked for the duel. Organiser Rameshwar Thakur believed that it is a rich heritage which they want to preserve for future generations. The tradition is also to pacify the god Saturn and villagers believe that an opportunity to watch and participate in this fighting is a way to please Saturn which would bring happiness and prosperity. Oct 15, 2014

BJP and Congress remain confident of win as Haryana goes to polls

Faridabad/ Rohtak, Oct 15 (ANI): As Haryana went for polls on Wednesday for 90 seats, BJP and Congress remained confident of their win. State Chief Minister and Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda said that Congress will again come to power for the third time. Hooda will cast his vote later in the day. Meanwhile, MoS for Road Transport and BJP leader Krishan Pal Gurjar said that BJP will come to power as people want change. Oct 15, 2014

Politicians cast their votes as polling began in Maharashtra

Mumbai/ Baramati, Oct 15 (ANI): Political leaders from different political parties came out to vote in Maharashtra as voting began for 288 assembly seats in the state. BJP leader Vinod Tawde and Pankaja Munde remained confident and said that BJP will have a clear majority in the polls. NCP leader Nawab Malik and Ajit Pawar came to vote and appealed people to come out and vote in large numbers. Meanwhile, congress leader Kripashankar Singh also came forward and exercised their franchise. Oct 15, 2014

Security experts say India should take on Pak in wake of UN stand over intervention in Kashmir issue

New Delhi, Oct 15 (ANI): Security experts urged New Delhi to take on Islamabad on every front after the United Nations refused Pakistan's request of intervention in wake of border shelling in disputed Kashmir region. Pakistan had sought UN intervention on the Kashmir issue, which failed to draw any new response from the world body, suggesting that India and Pakistan need to resolve all differences through dialogue to find a long-term solution to the dispute. Former chief of Jammu and Kashmir Police, MM Khajuria requested New Delhi to devise a comprehensive plan to corner Pakistan's militarily, politically and diplomatically. Security Expert Uday Bhaskar said that Pakistan's intentions will not be fulfilled. Oct 15, 2014

Cameron Diaz not opposed to 'doing nudity' in roles if it's 'right'

New Delhi, Oct 15 (ANI): Cameron Diaz has revealed that she is not opposed to doing nudity as long as it's a part of the story. Cameron who wasn't afraid of showing her butt in the film 'Sex Tape,' said that people have already seen the "top" and the "bottom" of her butt, media reported. The 'Bad Teacher' star added that she will do whatever has to get done if it's the right thing. Oct 15, 2014

Polling begun in Maharashtra and Haryana for Assembly seats

Nagpur/ Rewadi/ Mumbai/ Faridabad, Oct 15 (ANI): Amid tight security arrangements, voters queued up to exercise their franchise as polling began on Wednesday for the high-stakes Assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana. Voting has begun for the 288 assembly seats in Maharashtra and 90 seats in Haryana. The elections are being seen as the first major test of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's popularity after the Lok Sabha polls. A victory will not only reaffirm Modi's appeal with voters but also silence detractors of his new party leadership, which was blamed for a string of defeats in assembly by-elections that tempered the euphoria of his Lok Sabha triumph. Long queues were already witnessed at polling stations where a number of voters and also high dignitaries came to vote. Oct 15, 2014

WHO: Fewer Ebola cases at outbreak epicentre in Liberia

While the death rate of the Ebola virus in west Africa has reached around 70 percent, fewer cases have been seen at the outbreak's center in Liberia, the World Health Organization said Tuesday. Duration: 00:46 Oct 15, 2014

Doctors hopeful as Spain Ebola nurse survives two weeks

Doctors treating a Spanish nurse infected with the deadly Ebola virus are cautiously optimistic for her condition after she survives the potentially critical two-week period after being infected. Duration: 00:47 Oct 15, 2014

Chinese walnuts boom as consumers seek therapy

It's boom time for Chinese walnut farmers as a new wave of wealthy consumers in search of hand massages -- and improved circulation -- value them more highly than gold. Duration: 01:15 Oct 15, 2014