Top N. Korea leaders hold talks on rare visit to South

Three top North Korean officials, including the nation's de facto number two, make a surprise visit to South Korea and hold the highest-level talks for years, fuelling hopes of a breakthrough in troubled cross-border ties. Duration: 00:43 Oct 4, 2014

Hospital authorities remain apathetic to stampede victims in Patna

Patna, Oct 04 (ANI): Hospital authorities on Saturday were apathetic to the people who are looking for their family members in wake of a stampede that claimed more than 30 lives in Patna. At least 33 people were killed and over 100 injured in a stampede during Dussehra festival celebrations in Patna on Friday, most of them women and a few children. A huge crowd had gathered at an outdoor venue for the burning of effigies of demon king Ravana and his brothers as a part of the Dussehra festival. The stampede happened as people were leaving at the end of the event. On Saturday, the distraught victims could not enter the hospital mortuary to recognize the dead bodies of their family members as gate remained closed due to absence of the concerned person. Oct 4, 2014

BS Hooda tries to woo farmers at Sirsa rally, says strengthen Congress for farmer's sake

Sirsa, Oct 4 (ANI): Addressing a rally in Sirsa, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Saturday tried to woo farmers with new reforms for the welfare of farmers and poor. Hooda hit out the BJP and said that the party didn't get votes on their policies as everyone is aware that BJP can never be in favour of poor, farmers and backward classes. He also talked about many reforms Congress is planning to bring for the state after its victory in the state Assembly polls. Oct 4, 2014

PM Modi pays tribute to Shyamji Krishna Varma on his 157th birth anniversary

New Delhi, Oct 04 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid tribute to freedom fighter Shyamji Krishna Varma on his 157th birth anniversary, and urged people to visit Kranti Teerth, a memorial that celebrates Varma's life and contribution to India's freedom movement. Modi tweeted, "On his birth anniversary, I bow to Shyamji Krishna Varma. A devout patriot, he inspired several nationalists, both in India and overseas. Shyamji Krishna Varma was closely associated with India House, which was a very active hub for the nationalist movement in London." "In 2003, I had the honour to bring Shyamji Krishna Varma's ashes back to India from Switzerland. In 2010, we dedicated Kranti Teerth to the nation. Kranti Teerth is a memorial that celebrates Shyamji Krishna Varma's life and contribution, " he added. Oct 4, 2014

Villagers near Indo- Pak border bear brunt of ongoing ceasefire violations

R S Pura/ Srinagar/ New Delhi, Oct 04 (ANI): Villagers living near the Indo-Pak border remained in fear throughout the night as Pakistan continued to shell mortars to target Indian positions on the international border in RS Pura sector of Jammu district. A fresh ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops in the Swajian sector of Poonch left two people injured last night from the same village. The village sarpanch of Kake-de-Kothe village, a grandfather and grandson duo, were injured in the firing. Unprovoked firing by Pakistan side have also led to loss of property of the nearby villagers who are dreading under fear nights by night as the ceasefire violations are continued for days. Earlier on Friday, one civilian was killed, while four others were injured in Swajian sector. Injured were immediately taken to hospital. Meanwhile, Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that government needs to take strong position over the issue. Oct 4, 2014

No end in sight for Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong's security chief furiously denied the government had used triad gangs against pro-democracy protesters on Saturday after accusations hired thugs had been brought in to stir up violent clashes. Duration: 01:19 Oct 4, 2014

Sushma addresses Rally in Haryana, asks people to vote for BJP Part- 1

Haryana, Oct 04 (ANI): Senior BJP leader and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday while addressing a rally in Kalka town of Haryana said that if people of Haryana want a clean and good government in the state, they should vote for the BJP during the assembly polls. She also spoke about the various schemes which the BJP government would start if it comes to power in the state. Oct 4, 2014

Sushma addresses Rally in Haryana, asks people to vote for BJP Part- 2

Haryana, Oct 04 (ANI): Senior BJP leader and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday while addressing a rally in Kalka town of Haryana said that if people of Haryana want a clean and good government in the state, they should vote for the BJP during the assembly polls. She also spoke about the various schemes which the BJP government would start if it comes to power in the state. Oct 4, 2014

Reactions flow in after suspected object found in PM Modi's stand by plane

New Delhi/Gurgaon/Noida, Oct 4 (ANI): Reactions flowed in on Saturday after a defused bomb was found inside an Air India aircraft that was put on standby for Modi's US trip. Indian Airlines Flight Safety Former Director Captain SS Panesar said that the issue is very serious and a high level inquiry should take place. Retired Wing Commander Praful Bakshi said that the inquiry must take place and should not be kept under wraps. Retired Air Vice Marshal Kapil Kak said that there was complete lack of accountability on the part of the security forces. Oct 4, 2014

Talks with India's Modi fruitful, says Bangladesh PM

Dhaka, Oct 04 (ANI): Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday said her discussions with her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on several issues concerning both the countries in the United Nations were fruitful. During a news conference in Dhaka, Hasina said it was her first meeting with Modi after he came to power in May. She added the bilateral talks with the Indian Prime Minister took place in a very warm and friendly environment. Hasina said Modi praised her attempts for preventing militancy in Bangladesh. Modi talked about issues related to Teesta River and land boundaries with Bangladesh during his first meeting with Hasina. Hasina added that Modi assured to collaborate in several developmental works in Bangladesh and promised to help in the issues concerning trade transit between Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh. Oct 4, 2014

Politicos react after at least 33 trampled to death in Patna stampede

New Delhi, Oct 4 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Saturday after at least 33 people were killed and many others were injured in stampede that took place at Gandhi Maidan in Patna when people were returning from Dussehra celebrations. BJP leaders Sambit Patra said that the incident is painful and compensations have been announced by the central and the state government. Congress leader Rashid Alvi slammed the state government and said that had the administration taken proper steps, the incident would have not occurred. Other political leaders also blamed the administration for the mishap. Oct 4, 2014

AIADMK workers hold 'silent protest' in support of Jayalalithaa

Chennai, Oct 4 (ANI): AIADMK workers on Saturday staged a silent hunger protest in Chennai demanding the release of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. Jayalalithaa was convicted guilty in the disproportionate assets case and is sentenced to four years of imprisonment. More than 100 AIADMK workers along with seven from DMDK sat near the statue of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MG Ramachandran holding placards. AIADMK Chief's supporters feel the verdict was nothing but political vengeance. Meanwhile, her bail plea hearing has been adjourned till October 7 next week. Oct 4, 2014