Indians Scrabble To Get Their Hands On 'Elusive' Xiaomi Redmi 1s

New Delhi, Sept 26 (ANI) : Xiaomi Redmi 1s is creating buzz in the Indian market with its 4th flash sale held on 23 September in which 60,000 units were out of stock in just 5.2 seconds.The Redmi 1S is the follow up to the Redmi, an Android phone that offers exceptional value for its low price of just Rs.5999 only. The Redmi 1S comes with a new Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.6GHz and twice the storage space at 8GB. The Smartphone still has an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 4.7-inch display with an HD resolution of 1,280x720 pixels. Despite few glitches, it has a spec sheet that blows its competitors away by making it the best Smartphone that you can buy at this price.: In India, Xiaomi has partnered with e-commerce retail site Flipkart to sell its devices. The site uses registrations of interest to provide a virtual queue for users to make purchases and so far, the demand for the Redmi 1S far exceeds supply. The next sale is scheduled to be held on 30th of September Sep 26, 2014

BJP demands President's rule in Maharashtra

Mumbai, Sept 26 (ANI): The BJP on Friday met Maharashtra Governor CV Rao and requested him to impose President Rule in the state after the ruling coalition government of Congress-Nationalist Congress Party split. After State Deputy Chief Minister and NCP leader Ajit Pawar announced that he and other cabinet ministers will resign and withdraw support from the government, the state government is likely to come into minority. Sep 26, 2014

Kolkata HC stays CBI investigation order in Parui murder case

Kolkata, Sep 26 (ANI): A division bench of Kolkata High Court stayed the single bench order which directed the CBI to investigate the Parui murder case. CBI investigation in the murder case was stayed till the next date of hearing i.e. Monday. Government lawyer Kalyan Banerjee addressing the media said that the case has been listed for next hearing on Monday. He added that the charge sheet has been filed and the magistrate has taken a cognizance of the charge sheet. Sep 26, 2014

BJP leaders file nomination for upcoming Maharashtra bypolls

Mumbai/Beed, Sep 26 (ANI): BJP leaders on Friday filed nominations for the upcoming Maharashtra assembly elections scheduled on October 15. BJP leader Pankaja Munde after filing the nomination from Beed constituency said it is sad that BJP-Shiv Sena alliance has ended but the polls cannot be ignored and BJP will fight the assembly elections with full zeal. BJP leader Vinod Tawde said that it would have been better if the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance had not broken, but added that BJP's win in the election is important for the development of Maharashtra. BJP leader Vinod Tawde has filed nomination from the Borivali constituency of Maharashtra. Sep 26, 2014

British PM urges parliament to back 'years' of Iraq action

British Prime Minister David Cameron warned that military action against Islamic State (IS) militants could last for "years" Friday as he urged lawmakers to back joining US-led air strikes in Iraq but not in Syria. Duration: 00:43 Sep 26, 2014

Bangladesh minister offers to restore abandoned railway lines with India

Agartala, Sep 26 (ANI): Bangladesh's Railway Minister Mohammad Mazibul Hoque offered to restore the abandoned railway links with India that existed before the partition to boost trade and people-to-people contact. Hoque said that he had few steps for fast implementation of Akhaurah-Agartala rail connectivity which was a very key project and both the nations were serious about it. Bangladesh will construct 10 kilometres of the 15 kilometres railway line while five kilometres fall in India. Sep 26, 2014

Reactions come in as Sartaj Aziz says India should initiate Indo-Pak dialogue

New Delhi, Sep 26 (ANI): Reactions came in as Pakistan National Security and Foreign Affairs Adviser Sartaj Aziz said that India should initiate dialogue with Pakistan after talks between the two nuclear-armed neighbours were called-off last month. India had cancelled foreign secretary-level talks with Pakistan, which was scheduled to take place in Islamabad last month, as Pakistan envoy met Kashmiri separatists ahead of the meeting, giving a jolt to renewed diplomatic efforts. Aziz said that Pakistan would resume talks if India takes the initiative. BJP's Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that it should be Pakistan who should take the first initiative. Congress leader Manish Tewari blamed NDA government's bad policy towards Pakistan the reason behind such statements. Meanwhile, Security Expert Alok Bansal said that if Indian ministers would have done something like meeting separatist leaders of Pakistan, it would have been disliked by Pakistan too. Sep 26, 2014

Assam floods: Death toll mounts to 36

Assam, Sep 26 (ANI): The death toll due to floods in Assam has now gone up to 36 with the recovery of four more bodies on Thursday. The floods in Assam have affected close to 10 lakh people in 13 districts and rendered a majority of people homeless. Two people died in Krishnai and Kukurkata areas of Goalpara district, which has been the worst hit by the floods, while one person was found dead in Tinsukia district and Guwahati. Heavy rains in Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh earlier this week led to the flood like situation. The government has set up 162 relief camps and shelters where 1.5 lakh people have taken shelter. The state government had yesterday announced a payment of Rs 3.5 lakhs to the kin of those who died in the flood. Sep 26, 2014

Assam Floods: Politicos express concern over rising death toll

New Delhi, Sep 26 (ANI): Politicos on Friday expressed concern over rising death toll in Assam. The death toll due to floods in Assam has now gone up to 36 with the recovery of four more bodies on Thursday. The floods in Assam have affected close to 10 lakh people in 13 districts and rendered a majority of people homeless. Sep 26, 2014

Politicos on Modi's deals and dreams wishlist to US

New Delhi, Sep 26 (ANI): Politicos from various political parties on Friday hoped that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a fruitful discussion with US president Barack Obama. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Frankfurt, Germany. He will leave for the United States today. On his arrival in New York, the Mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio will call on him at Hotel New York Palace where he will be staying till Sunday. Prime Minister Modi will begin his day with paying tributes at the 9/11 Memorial and museum, followed by meeting United Nations Chief Ban Ki Moon at UN Headquarters. Sep 26, 2014

Politicos react after NCP calls off alliance with Congress in Maharashtra

New Delhi, Sep 26 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Friday after NCP called of its 15 year old alliance with Congress and decided to fight the upcoming Maharashtra bypolls alone. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that it is very unfortunate that the 15 year old alliance with NCP has ended and Congress has always treated NCP equally. NCP leader Majid Memon said that Congress was not giving its decision till the last moment and had also released a list of their candidates which meant they want to break their alliance. CPI leader D Raja said that the parties will have to justify their decision. Sep 26, 2014

One dead 8 injured in bomb attack targeting senior Pak police official in Karachi

Karachi, Sept 26 (ANI): At least one person was killed and eight others, including two women and police personnel, were injured when a bomb targeting a senior anti-terror police officer went off in Karachi late on Thursday. According to initial reports, the attack targeted senior anti-terror police officer, Senior Superintendent of Police, Farooq Awan, who was travelling in his bomb proof vehicle when it was attacked. The blast was so huge it was heard in various areas of the city. Police officials said that over 50kg of explosives were used in the blast. Awan and several others had been shifted to a private hospital in the area. Additional Inspector General of Police Ghulam Qadir Thebo told reporters that Awan had sustained minor injuries. However, an unidentified man was taken to hospital in critical condition. A hospital spokesperson later said the civilian had died in the hospital. Sep 26, 2014