Neelam Katara unhappy about DP Yadav sharing dais with Amit Shah

New Delhi, Oct 01 (ANI): Nitish Katara's mother Neelam Katara on Wednesday expressed her anguish over DP Yadav sharing the stage with BJP Chief Amit Shah, saying that such steps don't augur well for the common man. She said that this sets up a doubtful situation on whether 'achche din' are for people like DP Yadav or the common people of India. DP Yadav recently shared stage with Amit Shah in a couple of rallies in Haryana where the latter was campaigning for party candidates ahead of the Assembly polls slated to be held on October 15. He is the father of Vikas Yadav, who, along with his cousins Vishal and Sukhdev, has been held guilty of murdering Nitish Katara because he was involved in a relationship with his sister Bharti Yadav. Katara also stated that she was hopeful that the BJP would do a course correction in this regard. Oct 1, 2014

BSE closes points 62.5 up on Oct 1

New Delhi, Oct 1 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 62.5 points down to stand at 26,567.99. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 19.25 points down to stand at 7,945.55. BERGER PAINTS INDIA LTD and SUZLON were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 5.52% and 4.94% along with BATA INDIA and SHRIRAM CITY UNION FINANCE LTD with an increase of 4.92% and 4.25% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include INFRATEL and SOBHA with a decrease of 5.43% and 3.46% along with MARUTI and MRF with a decrease of 3.34% and 3.27% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is down 27.03 points at 17,719.87 while the banking sector is down 76.89 points at 17,538.57 and the reality sector is down 10.03 points at 1,571.24. The Indian currency is up 0.06% at Rs 61.71 per dollar. Oct 1, 2014

NCP let us down: Congress expressing doubt on ex-alliance's hidden agenda

New Delhi, Oct 1 (ANI): Congress leader Anand Sharma on Wednesday while addressing a media conference said that NCP by breaking the alliance has let Congress down. He added that NCP had earlier given Congress an impression that it wants to stay in the alliance, but later moved out. Doubting NCP, Sharma said the NCP has a hidden agenda that Congress is unaware of. Oct 1, 2014

Maoists kill youth in Odisha suspecting him of being police informer

Malkangiri, Oct 01 (ANI): Maoists killed a youth in red corridor of Odisha. Reportedly, the youth was killed by the red rebels in Malkangiri district of the state as they suspected him of being a police informer. The police found the body in the nearby forest in a pool of blood with his throat slit. It is suspected that the Maoists came from Chhattisgarh as the Malkangiri district is located near Chhattisgarh border. 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. Oct 1, 2014

Delhi NCR swings to beats of Gujrati Garba-Dandiya

New Delhi/Gurgaon, Oct 1 (ANI)): The glitz and glamour of 'Navaratras' have soaked Delhi NCR in festive euphoria. The city is drenched in Gujrati color with garbas, dandiyas and traditional Gujarati dresses dominating the festivities in the first year of Narendra Modi's rule. And the localities think that Dandiya Raas was a great excuse to pick up the ghaghra cholis and get on the dance floor to swirl to beats of Dandiya and socialize. Navratri, derived from the ancient Sanskrit words 'nine nights' is one of the biggest Hindu festivals celebrated across India in different forms and names, while Gujarati community celebrates it as Navratri, the Bengali community celebrate it as Durga puja. It is believed that during Navratri, the goddess Durga descends on earth to rid it of demons and bless her devotees with happiness and prosperity. Oct 1, 2014

Twin suicide attacks on army buses in Kabul kill 7

Two Taliban suicide bombers hit army buses in Kabul, killing at least seven people in a coordinated attack, a day after the new Afghan government signed a deal for US troops to stay in the country. Duration: 00:28 Oct 1, 2014

Arisitide supporters take to the streets of Haiti

Supporters of former Haitian president Jean Bertrand Aristide protest on September 30, 2014, marking the 23rd anniversary of the coup d'etat that overthrew Aristide in 1991. Duration: 00:32 Oct 1, 2014

Specially-abled children on dance floor light up nine- day festival in Surat

Surat, Oct 01 (ANI): Specially-abled children lit up the dance floor as they participated in the traditional group dance of Gujarat, 'Dandiya,' performed in honour of Mother Goddess, Durga, during the Navratri, the Hindu festival of nine-nights. Navratri Festival is known for its privileged society and high profile celebrations with the affluent class visiting exclusive clubs for the celebrations. However, this year, the festival also brought immense joy for children with special needs who were allowed to participate in the fun. Organiser of the event, Vaishali Rajesh Kotecha, said such an event will help erase discrimination against these children in society. A specially abled girl, Dhara, said they had a gala time at the event as they got the opportunity to celebrate Navratri along with others this year. Oct 1, 2014

Politicos express grief on train accident near Gorakhpur

New Delhi, Oct 01 (ANI): Politicos on Wednesday expressed profound grief over the train accident near Gorakhpur. At least 14 people have died and 45 have been left seriously injured, after the Krishak Express hit the Lucknow-Barauni Express near Gorakhpur late on Tuesday night. Union Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda announced an ex gratia of Rs 2 lakh each to the next of kin of those who died in the tragedy, Rs 1 lakh each to those grievously injured and Rs 20,000 each to those who sustained less serious injuries. Oct 1, 2014

Elders walk down Delhi streets celebrating International older persons day

New Delhi, Oct 01 (ANI): Enthusiastic elders walked down Delhi streets on Wednesday celebrating the International Day of Older Persons, while commemorating this year's theme of "leaving no one behind: promoting a society for all." On 14 December 1990, the United Nations General Assembly (by resolution 45/106) designated October 01 as the International Day of Older Persons. The event saw various associations of elderly people and even young students participate in the walkathon. The walkathon was flagged off by BJP leader Thawar Chand Gehlot, it was an inspiring sight to see senior citizens walking with an unusual spring in their gait. Gehlot said that the government was doing its bit for the elderly citizens. The walkathon was organised by HelpAge India, an NGO working with and for older people in India for the past 35 years. Oct 1, 2014

Londoners divided on skyscraper boom

Skyscrapers are sprouting up all over London, transforming a skyline once dominated by Big Ben and St Paul's Cathedral. Some Londoners are delighted at their city's "Manhattanisation" but others warn it risks losing its soul. Duration: 02:47 Oct 1, 2014