Thailand tipped to retake crown as world's top rice exporter

Two years after losing its place as the world's biggest rice exporter, Thailand is eyeing a return to the top spot as the impact of a bungled subsidy scheme eases and it sells cheaper grain to a grateful global market. Duration: 02:28 Oct 5, 2014

Probe will reveal facts about stampede: Jitan Ram Manjhi

Patna, Oct 5 (ANI): Chief Minister of Bihar, Jitan Ram Manjhi has said that investigations will reveal the facts that led to the stampede, which left at least 33 people dead and over a 100 injured, during Dussehra festival celebrations in Patna. Manjhi said a probe will be conducted to determine whether the stampede was a human error or a conspiracy. During Dussehra festival celebrations in Patna, chaos led to a stampede that left many injured, most of them were women and children. Manjhi said it is a sad incident and investigations were underway. Oct 5, 2014

Police arrest three Maoists in Jharkhand

Lohardaga, Oct 5 (ANI): Police arrested three Maoists including two men and a woman in India's red corridor of Jharkhand. Superintendent of Police (SP) of Lohardaga district said that a search operation was conducted on the tip off intelligence to nab the rebels and six different SIM cards were also recovered from the arrested Maoists. Maoists, also known as Naxals, have killed police and politicians, and targeted government buildings and railway tracks in an insurgency that has killed thousands since 1960s. The Maoists control large but poor areas of the region and often attack railway lines and mining operations to cripple economic activities. Oct 5, 2014

Men s hockey team receives grand welcome upon arrival in New Delhi

New Delhi, Oct 5 (ANI): The Indian men's hockey team, which won gold medal in the 17th Asian Games after defeating Pakistan, received a grand welcome upon its arrival in New Delhi on Sunday. A group of traditional dancers performed to the beats of drums. The Indian team defeated Pakistan 4-2 to win a Gold after a gap of 16 years. India, which last won the gold in the 1998 Asian Games in Bangkok, has also bagged direct entry to 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after it beat Pakistan in the shoot out. However, the Indian team's coach, Terry Walsh, cautioned the players to continue working hard. India now has a total of 57 medals, which includes 11 Gold, 10 Silver and 36 Bronze. India's position is 8th in the overall medals tally at the Asiad. Oct 5, 2014

Tetseo sisters from Nagaland popularize Naga folk music

Nagaland, Oct 5 (ANI): Meet the Tetseo sisters! One of the most popular female bands from Nagaland. They sing songs known as "Li" (folksong) in the Chokri dialect of the Chakhesang tribe of Nagaland that tells stories of Naga people, their joys and sorrows, hopes and aspirations. They started practicing music in their school days and have not looked back since then. They specialize in folk music and aim to keep it alive among the youth. The Tetseo Sisters comprise four siblings – Mercy, Azi, Kuvelü and Lulu. The sisters released their first album of acoustic songs called "Li" Chapter One "The Beginning" in 2011. During their performance they use age-old Naga string instrument known as "Tati or Heka Libuh". They have performed in different places across the country and abroad. Recently, they mesmerized the audience at Scotland, Myanmar and Thailand. Oct 5, 2014

Police fight back Hong Kong demonstrators

Fresh clashes broke out at Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests with police using batons and pepper spray to fight back demonstrators, as student leaders reopened the door to talks with the government. Duration: 00:45 Oct 5, 2014

Nobel Peace laureate congratulates India for its support to Tibet

Dharamsala, Oct 4 (ANI): American Nobel Peace Laureate, Jody Williams has said that India should be congratulated for the support it has extended to Tibet over the years. Williams, who along with another Peace Laureate, Shirin Ebadi, was in Dharamsala after boycotting the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates scheduled in South Africa. They arrived at Dharamsala for the 25th anniversary of conferment of the Nobel Peace Prize on the 14th Dalai Lama on Thursday (October 02). A government of exiled Tibetans and tens of thousands of refugees are based in India. China, which regards the Dalai Lama as a dangerous separatist, has ruled Tibet with an iron fist since Communist troops marched in 1950. Oct 4, 2014

We want two-third majority in Haryana: Rajnath Singh, at Sonipat rally

Sonipat, Oct 4 (ANI): Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday during an election rally in Sonipat district of Haryana urged people to give BJP 2/3rd majority in the upcoming assembly elections. Speaking about the efficiency of the BJP government, Singh said that petrol prices which had reached skies during the Congress government came down thrice after BJP came to power. Oct 4, 2014

Kenya joins global march to highlight animal slaughter

Kenyans join with people in over 120 cities across the globe to raise awareness of the costs of poaching, and to ask the world to shun ivory and rhino horn products in what is set to be the largest demonstration of its kind. Duration: 01:28 Oct 4, 2014

Bihar Home Secretary assures thorough probe in Gandhi Maidan stampede

Patna, Oct 4 (ANI): Bihar's Principal Secretary (Home) Amir Subhani on Saturday said a thorough investigation will be conducted to find out the reason for Friday's stampede at the Gandhi Maidan and added that a hearing in this case will take place next Tuesday. Subhani and Additional Director General of Police (Headquarters) Gupteshwar Pandey have been asked to conduct an inquiry into the stampede. Subhani said the statements of the magistrate and police personnel deployed on duty will be taken separately. Pandey further said that this is an open inquiry. Oct 4, 2014

Sonia Gandhi appeals Haryana to give Congress full mandate in by polls

Sirsa, Oct 4 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday during a rally in Sirsa district of Haryana appealed to the people to give clear majority to Congress in the upcoming assembly elections. She further said that under the leadership Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, the state has developed in various sectors. Gandhi also cautioned the people against those parties who want to come to power for their selfish interests. Oct 4, 2014

Responding to ceasefire violations by Pakistan: Army

Srinagar/Poonch, Oct 04 (ANI): A high-level officer of the Indian army said on Saturday that they have been responding continuously to the ceasefire violations by Pakistani Rangers. Unprovoked firing and ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops at Indian positions along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir left one dead and injured four civilians on Friday. Addressing a news conference in Srinagar, General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the Kashmir based 15 Corps of the Indian army, Lieutenant General Subrata Saha said they had recovered mortar shells which they are analyzing. Saha assured that the Indian army is doing all in its might to combat the Pakistani forces at the border. Oct 4, 2014

If Munde ji was alive, I would not have to come to Maharashtra: Modi

Beed, Oct 4 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday while addressing a campaign rally in Maharashtra's Beed district recalled Gopinath Munde. Modi said if the BJP leader was alive, he wouldn't have been required to come to the state. Modi urged people to ensure his party's victory in the upcoming assembly elections in the state. Oct 4, 2014

BJP's Maharashtra Rally: Modi attacks Congress-NCP

Beed, Oct 4 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday hit out at the Congress-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) alliance in a campaign rally in Maharashtra's Beed district. Taking on the alliance, which broke last month, Modi quipped, just like Amitabh Bachchan's Kaun Banega Crorepati, the Maharashtra government used to play `Kaun Banega Arabpati` everyday. Oct 4, 2014