Modi Brand firecrackers a hit on this Diwali

Rajkot, Oct 29 (ANI): With the festival of lights coming up, firecrackers business is thriving in Rajkot city of Gujarat. The imported items from China are also in the competition but the Indian made firecrackers which are manufactured in the Sivakasi town of Tamil Nadu are equally in demand in Rajkot. Firecrackers with Modi's photo, popularly called as "Modi Brand" are stealing the show this season. The city of Rajkot has more than 5000 retail show rooms of firecrackers. The business is worth Rs. 50 crores in Rajkot alone. Oct 29, 2013

BJP hits back at Nitish, asks why security wasn't same as Adhikar rally

Kolkata, Oct 29 (ANI): BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain on Tuesday slammed Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar for not taking proper security measures for BJP's 'Hunkar' Rally in Patna on Sunday. Hussain questioned why the security arrangements for BJP's 'Hunkar' Rally were not the same as JD (U)'s 'Adhikar' Rally. Oct 29, 2013

JD (U) defends Shivanand Tiwari's remark on Modi

New Delhi, Oct 29 (ANI): JDU leader KC Tyagi came in support of senior party leader Shivanand Tiwari who praised BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi at a party convention in Rajgir on Tuesday. Tyagi stated that Tewari was not praising Modi's ideology but the fact that he came from a humble background. Oct 29, 2013

Coalgate: SC rejects plea to make PM party in FIR

New Delhi, Oct 29 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a plea which has requested that Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh be made a party in the FIR lodged by the CBI in the infamous coal scam. Oct 29, 2013

SC orders Sahara Group to hand over Rs.20, 000 crores worth of property title deeds

New Delhi, Oct 29 (ANI): The Sahara Group has been ordered by the Supreme Court to hand over title deeds of properties worth Rs.20,000 crore to the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) after hearing three contempt of court petitions filed by SEBI against the group's owner Subrata Roy. An apex court bench headed by Justices K. S. Radhakrishnan and J. S. Khehar warned Roy that he would not be permitted to go abroad till the title deeds of the properties are handed over. The court has given Roy three weeks to comply with its latest order. The case against Roy relates to him failing to deposit money belonging to Sahara investors' with the SEBI. The contempt petitions filed by SEBI are related to Sahara firms-Sahara India Real Estate Corp Ltd (SIREC) and Sahara India Housing Investment Corp Ltd (SHIC) - and their directors. Oct 29, 2013

Japanese healthcare firms bring cheer to children

Jakarta, Oct 29 (ANI): Children have fun while learning at SALONPAS Chiropractic Centre in KidZania, a work experience facility started by Hisamitsu Pharma Indonesia in 2012. Hisamitsu is a Japanese pharmaceutical company which is famous for SOLOMPAS brand pain relief patch. Children come to the Chiropractic Center to learn about back pain and how to take care of bones. Established in 1975, Hisamitsu Indonesia has been selling pain relief patches in the country. In 2012 it sold 500 million pain relief patches, and sales are growing. Hisamitsu is contributing to improving the quality of life through education of children in Indonesia. Japanese products like POCARI SWEAT help to treat children suffering from dehydration. Oct 29, 2013

Meenakshi Lekhi slams Khurshid for defending Shinde

New Delhi, Oct 29 (ANI): BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi took a dig at Union External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid for defending Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde who was criticised for attending a music launch function hours after the serial blasts in Patna Oct 29, 2013

Everything in country belongs to fake Gandhi family: Balbir Punj

New Delhi, Oct 29 (ANI): Responding to the ongoing clash between the Congress and BJP over the legacy of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, BJP Vice President Balbir Punj said that now-a-days, everything in the country belongs to the ‘fake Gandhi’ family according to Manish Tewari. Further, he said that the entire group of cabinet ministers keeps on giving absurd statements in order to prove their loyalty towards this Gandhi family. Oct 29, 2013

Babulal Nagar sent to judicial custody till 12th Nov

Jaipur, Oct 29 (ANI): A Rajastahn court on Tuesday sent former state minister Babulal Nagar to judicial custody till November 12. Nagar was arrested on October 25 on charges of rape. 53 year old Nagar resigned from the state Cabinet two days after the FIR was registered on September 17.Meanwhile, Nagar said that he has full faith on CBI and his innocence will be proved. Oct 29, 2013

Khurshids baseless talks benefits terrorism: BJP

New Delhi, Oct 29 (ANI): Talking about the continuous politics over Patna serial blasts on Sunday, BJP leader Rameshwar Chourasia said that Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid’s statement on Home Minister was baseless and that any such statement from a minister benefits terrorism. Further, he said that the incident happened because of indifferent and casual approach of the Chief Minister of Bihar. Oct 29, 2013

Five injured in bomb blast in Imphal

Imphal, Oct 29 (ANI): Five persons were injured when militants exploded a powerful bomb in a market complex in Imphal, on Tuesday. The bomb exploded near Bheirodan School in Khwairamband market complex, about 1km away from the official residence of chief minister Okram Ibobi Singh. According to police, the bomb was an improvised explosive device. Oct 29, 2013

Patna blasts: Shinde cancels Bihar visit

New Delhi, Oct 29 (ANI): Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, who has drawn sharp criticism from the opposition parties for attending a Bollywood event hours after multiple blasts killed six people in Patna, has cancelled his visit to Bihar. According to reports, Union Home Secretary Anil Goswami and other senior officials will visit Patna today to assess the situation in the aftermath of Sunday's serial blasts in the city. Shinde had earlier on Monday said that he would be visiting Patna to take stock of the situation there. Oct 29, 2013

Demand for Bangladesh caretaker govt intensifies pre general elections

Dhaka, Oct 29 (ANI): Former Bangladesh Inspector General Mohammad Khuda Baksh hoped for a discussion between the leading political parties over the boiling issue of the demand for a caretaker government, as tensions mounted ahead of the general elections.The clash of ideologies could plunge Bangladesh into a cycle of violence. Baksh, who is also the former international consultant United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Afghanistan said that the issue of caretaker government could be resolved through dialogue. Baksh also said that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and BNP President Begum Khaleda Zia represented the views of their parties. Oct 29, 2013