Somali troops secure key port after capture from Shebab

Somali military commanders Monday celebrated the capture of the last major port held by Islamist Shebab insurgents, as the government secured control of the town for the first time in over two decades. Duration: 01:25 Oct 7, 2014

Pak says sad that India unable to restrain forces, BJP slams

New Delhi, Oct 07 (ANI): The BJP on Tuesday slammed Pakistan for it statement that India has not been able to restrain its forces despite strong diplomatic protest by Pakistan. Pakistan also called upon the Indian government to immediately cease the firing and shelling on the border and maintain peace. In a statement, Advisor to the Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz said the government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif "has been exercising utmost restraint and responsibility". Oct 7, 2014

Politicians react on Modi's poll campaign despite ceasefire violations in Kashmir

Mumbai/Nagpur, Oct 07 (ANI): Indian political leaders slammed Narendra Modi's campaign to garner votes for his party in the assembly elections, instead of taking concrete steps to curb the incessant firing by Pakistani rangers across the Kashmir border that has caused immense loss of life and property in the state. Addressing a rally in Dombivalli, Maharashtra on Monday (October 06), chief of Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS), Raj Thackeray, lambasted the Prime minister and said that while Pakistani troops were firing along the international border, he was busy campaigning for the assembly polls. However, the BJP hit back at Raj saying he should not be taken seriously. Oct 7, 2014

Villagers along Indo-Pak border live under fear as Pak continues fire killing and injuring civilians

Akhnoor/ Flora/ New Delhi, Oct 07 (ANI): Indian and Pakistani forces exchanged fire in the disputed Kashmir region on Tuesday and four Indian civilians were wounded, a day after the highest civilian death toll in a single day from their cross-border conflict in more than a decade. Director General of paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF), DK Pathak said that Pakistan forces fired at 40 Indian army posts early on Tuesday. The two sides have been trading fire and counter-accusations since the violence erupted last week. Meanwhile, people living along the de-facto border were living in fear due to continuous firing. Pakistan's foreign ministry said it had lodged a protest with Indian diplomats over the killings of its civilians. The ministry said the firing was "in complete disregard" of the Muslim Eid al-Adha festival being celebrated on Monday. Oct 7, 2014

Samuel Doria Medina hits out at Morales

Centrist businessman Samuel Doria Medina who is running for the Democrat Unity party against incumbent Evo Morales, holds campaign rally ahead of Sunday's Bolivian presidential election. Duration: 01:08 Oct 7, 2014

Meteorological department releases cyclone warning in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, Oct 07 (ANI): Meteorological department in Odisha released a warning on Tuesday for a cyclone developing over the Bay of Bengal and expected to hit the state's coast by October 12. In October 2013, Cyclone Phailin - country's fiercest storm in 14 years - had smashed into the coastline of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, flooded swathes of farmland and ripped apart tens of thousands of mud-and-thatch homes. Director of Meteorological Department in Bhubaneswar city, Sarat Chandra Sahu said the depression would move in a West-North-westerly direction and intensify into a deep depression within 24 hours and further intensify into a cyclonic storm thereafter. However, he urged people not to panic. Meanwhile, speaking to media persons, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik assured that the state is ready to handle any such eventuality. Oct 7, 2014

Stampede victims record their statement in Patna

Patna, Oct 07 (ANI): An enquiry committee conducted an open court hearing for the stampede victims in Patna on Tuesday in which 32 people were killed on the occasion of Dussehra on October 03.Most of the killed were women and a few children. Officials had said the stampede happened as people were leaving at the end of the event. Additional Director General of Police, Gupteshwar Pandey, who was present at the hearing, said they will take any decision only after they have heard the grievances of all the victims. Patna police had said some people reported that had they heard a rumour that a live electric wire had fallen on the public ground and it quickly spread through the crowd, prompting a rush for the gates. Home Secretary of Bihar, Amir Subhani, was also present to listen to people’s problems and recording their statements. Oct 7, 2014

Brazil's Rousseff, Neves gear up for fierce run-off

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and challenger Aecio Neves launched their campaigns Monday for a tight run-off election, vying for the support of frustrated voters demanding change amid an economic slowdown. Duration: 01:39 Oct 7, 2014

Deepender Singh Hooda holds roadshow in Haryana ahead of state assembly polls

Sonipat, Oct 07 (ANI): Congress party leader Deepender Singh Hooda, held a roadshow on Tuesday in Haryana seeking votes ahead of state polls. Haryana would go to polls on October 15 in a single phase to select 90 members of the state legislative assembly. His father Bhupinder Singh Hooda is holding the office as chief minister of the state for a second term since 2009. Addressing the roadshow, Hooda said in the past six years, his government has done a lot for the state. The results for Haryana polls would be announced on October 19. Oct 7, 2014