Cyclone Hudhud impact: Fuel crisis in Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam, Oct 14 (ANI): Hundreds of people queued up at petrol stations to buy fuel in wake of cyclone Hudhud devastation in Visakhapatnam on Tuesday. People scramble to buy essentials commodities as long queues were seen at all petrol pumps, milk booths and grocery stores in the city. Many retailers have jacked up prices allegedly to cash in on the shortage of materials. Some of them were unable to get fuel despite standing for long hours. Oct 14, 2014

ISIS flag issue not being ignored: Omar Abdullah

New Delhi, Oct 14 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said that ISIS flag issue is not being ignored. Talking to mediapersons in New Delhi, Omar said that there is no group of ISIS in the state, few ignorant youths carried the flags of ISIS. He added that the government took action, case was registered and few arrests were also made. Oct 14, 2014

Canada foreign minister meets Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi

New Delhi, Oct 14 (ANI): Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird arrived in New Delhi on Tuesday and met his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj for a discussion on Canada-India relations to strengthen bilateral economic ties between the two countries. Baird also commemorated the International Day of the Girl Child at a school in the national capital. India and Canada were expected to discuss on the bilateral issues at the meeting, including matters related to security, defence, counter-terrorism, space and nuclear cooperation. Baird, who is on a five-day visit to India, is accompanied by Canadian International Trade Minister Ed Fast and National Revenue Minister Kerry-Lynne Findlay among others. Reportedly, the two sides wish to see bilateral trade reach higher peaks by 2015. Oct 14, 2014

BJP attacks Congress' policy on removing Shashi Tharoor from Spokesperson post

New Delhi, Oct 14 (ANI): BJP leaders attacked the Congress party on Tuesday after it removed Shashi Tharoor from the post of party's Spokesperson. Sambit Patra said that this shows everything is not well within Congress but the party should learn that Narendra Modi is the Prime Minister of the country and anybody can praise his good work. BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that Congress has come out with a new policy of removing people from eminent posts and in this way the party will soon be lacking leaders as everyone will praise PM Modi. Shahnawaz Hussain said that abiding by this policy Congress leadership will even remove Rahul Gandhi from the post of Vice President if he praises the good work done by Narendra Modi government Oct 14, 2014

Japan to introduce sign and display technology solutions in India

Tokyo, Oct 14 (ANI): Outdoor signage billboards and POP advertising is the latest marketing trend. And, there is high demand for outdoor advertising, particularly in ASEAN and India. To beat the demand, FUJIFILM provides total solutions for wide-format print system. For the last 8 decades, the company has been working on the development of graphics technology and production of printing equipments and materials, by taking advantage to the unique core technologies of image processing and color managements. FUJIFILM promotes UV inks, which remains protected in outdoor climate. UV inks do not evaporate, so the system can be installed in one room. The harmful VOC - solvent based ink systems are used to the conventional wide-format printing machine, which required the separate forced exhaust facility. Oct 14, 2014

EC notice to Raj Thackeray for code violation

New Delhi/ Mumbai, Oct 14 (ANI): The Election Commission issued a notice to Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray for violating the model code of conduct ahead of the 15 October elections in the state. Thackeray was charged with "promoting enmity between different classes of citizens of India on grounds of religion, race, caste or language". Meanwhile, the Congress and NCP welcomed the Election Commission’s step. Oct 14, 2014

Pak Rangers foil bid to break into Karachi's Central Jail

Karachi, Oct 14 (ANI): Pakistani paramilitary officials claimed to have foiled a bid to break into Karachi's Central Jail. Addressing a news conference in Karachi, a senior Rangers official, Colonel Tahir Mehmood said Rangers personnel had discovered a 40-metre-long underground tunnel dug under a house near the central jail. Mehmood said they had arrested suspects from a banned militant organisation but did not name it or say how many were detained. However, he said the arrested men had revealed that a tunnel was being dug to enter directly into the jail barracks where high-value targets are being held. He said around 10 metres of further tunnelling was required to enter the jail premises. The Karachi jail holds a large number of high-profile militant detainees and has repeatedly come under threat in recent years. Mehmood said nearly 100 dangerous terrorists were present in the cell near the well where the suspects wanted to enter through the tunnel. Oct 14, 2014

Pranab Mukherjee hopes for strengthened ties with Norway on his three-day visit

Oslo, Oct 14 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee said that India is keen to expand scope of relationship with Norway. He was invited by King Harald Vth and Queen Sonja, at a gala dinner at the Royal Palace at Oslo after he was given a ceremonial guard of honour earlier in the day. Mukherjee arrived in Norway's capital Oslo on Sunday and was received by Mayor Harald Espelund of Ullensaker. He is the first ever Indian head of state to visit Norway who is expected to reach an agreement on nuclear safety measures and other fields like education, trade and earth science. He also invited investors and entrepreneurs to invest in India. Meanwhile, King Harald Vth congratulated India's children rights crusader Kailash Satyarthi for winning the Nobel Peace Prize along with Pakistan's teenage education activist, Malala Yousafzai. Mukherjee is on a three-day visit to Norway and the main focus of his three-day visit is to attract investment in infrastructure and other areas. Mukherjee will be crossing the Arctic Circle and visit the village of Santa Claus. Oct 14, 2014

British culture secretary Sajid Javid visits commonwealth war graves cemetery

Bhowanipore, Oct 14 (ANI): British culture secretary Sajid Javid on Monday visited World War-I commemoration service at Bhowanipore commonwealth war graves cemetery to pay homage to the world war martyrs. He paid respect to the martyrs and thanked Indian Army among others for making the day possible. He also received guard of honour at the venue. The war graves cemetery commemorates the 1,700,000 men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the two world wars. Oct 14, 2014

Politicos welcome UN as it ignores Paks bid to seek intervention on Kashmir

New Delhi, Oct 14 (ANI): Politicos welcomed and hailed United Nations as it ignored Pakistan’s bid to seek intervention on Kashmir issue. Pakistan's latest efforts seeking UN intervention on the Kashmir issue have failed to draw any new response from the world body which reiterated that India and Pakistan need to resolve all differences through dialogue to find a long-term solution to the dispute. J&K NPP Chief Bhim Singh said that UN can't take note of matter if it doesn't threaten international peace. BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that Pakistan should understand that because of their deeds, they are being known internationally in bad way. Meanwhile, Congress leader Ajay Kumar and NCP leader Tariq Anwar also condemned Pakistan for its actions and hailed UN. Oct 14, 2014

Cyclone Hudhud: Navy Chief R K Dhowan on relief and rescue operations

New Delhi, Oct 14 (ANI): Navy Chief Admiral RK Dhowan on Tuesday said that Indian Navy is lead service with regard to operation Lehar and priority is to provide relief material to the surrounding areas of Andhra Pradesh and wherever required. Naval diving and relief teams have already been deployed to the various district of the state. Efforts are also on to carry out a survey to find out the damage in the naval airport and other areas, however there is no major damage to Ships or submarines. After Cyclone Hudhud battered the Andhra coast, the Indian Navy launched 'Operation Lehar', a massive search and rescue operation, to assess the damage and rush help to areas still reeling under the effect of the devastating storm. The country's defence crisis management group nominated the Navy to undertake the lead rescue and relief operations in Andhra Pradesh and adjoining Odisha. Oct 14, 2014

Six suspected Bangladeshi militants arrested in West Bengal

North 24 Parganas, Oct 14 (ANI): West Bengal police arrested six suspected Bangladeshi militants in the Uttarpara area near the Basirhat border of West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district. An Indian mobile SIM card was also recovered by the police from their gang leader Mohammad Aziz. According to the police, all these militants belong to Bangladesh's Narayanganj city and further investigation were going on till reports last came in. Oct 14, 2014

Operations on to rescue four year old who fell in borewell in Telangana

Telangana, Oct 14 (ANI): Rescue operations are underway on Tuesday to rescue a four year old girl who fell into a borewell in Telangana’s Ranga Reddy district two days back. The incident occurred Sunday morning on the outskirts of Manchala village when the girl accidentally fell inside the open borewell at an agricultural field while playing when her grandparents were working in the field. Police and revenue officials, besides teams of NDRF, fire, geologists, and a coal mining company are involved in the rescue operations. The borewell is nearly 300-feet deep, officials say. Oct 14, 2014