At least 700 migrants rescued off Italy

Nearly 700 refugees including dozens of Eritreans have been rescued off Sicily in five operations, as leaders grapple with the issue of illegal immigration at a European Union summit. Duration: 01:28 Oct 26, 2013

Phailin aftermath: At least 16 dead due to floods in Odisha

Puri, Oct 26 (ANI): At least 16 people have died owing to floods in Odisha, where the situation remained grim even as major rivers were receding on Saturday. Post the Phailin cyclone, Odisha has been struck by floods now, which have resulted in several villagers becoming homeless. As per the latest report, a breach in the embankment of the river Malaguni resulted in flooding of the Kanas block. Kanas block is located in the Puri district of Bhubneshwar. The government has claimed that several boats were put into service to rescue the villagers. The rescued villagers have been served with flattened rice, molasses, drinking water and medicines. The relief camps will continue for 14 days. Oct 26, 2013

Nagaland man designs his own sound system

Nagaland, Oct 26 (ANI): Based in Aoyimti village in Dimapur District, Lanu Zamir is a promising entrepreneur who recently designed and launched his own sound system under the brand name of 'ZipSound'. The sound system was launched through his Zip Engineering and Innovation Centre, which specializes in designing and building speakers and amplifiers. The components of the sound system have been built entirely by Jamir at his workshop. Jamir's tryst with electronics began as a young boy when he tried fixing his father's radio. Oct 26, 2013

Narendra Modi uncovers 'family serial' behind Rahul's ISI and Muslim youth remark

Udaipur, Oct 26 (ANI): Calling his recent speech in Churu, more of a family serial ahead of the upcoming polls, BJP's PM Candidate and Gujarat Chief, Narendra Modi on Saturday uncovered the real face of Congress Vice President, Rahul Gandhi's claim about ISI officials getting in touch with Muzaffarnagar riot victims. Oct 26, 2013

Sheila Dikshit hopes of reduction in onion prices soon

New Delhi, Oct 26 (ANI): Talking about soaring onion prices in Delhi, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit hoped of reduction in onion prices soon. Dikshit said that government met Sharad Pawar and KV Thomas about the same as requested for relief in prices. She also said that Election Commission has agreed for the government run vans to start again and remained hopeful for supply of onions from Alwar and Nashik. Dikshit finally assured the people of price cut in the onions very soon with all these measure undertaken. Oct 26, 2013

PM says nice things but does not implement it on grounds: Bharat Verma

New Delhi, Oct 26 (ANI): Reacting on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's statement that he has not become PM to redraw borders, Defence Analyst Captain (Retired) Bharat Verma said on Saturday that PM sometimes says good and nice things but does not implement them on grounds. Further, he said that India has a great army and Intelligence but the PM of the nation has failed to bring any of these into practice. Oct 26, 2013

Naresh Agarwals widow remark on BJP regrettable: Congress

Allahabad, Oct 26 (ANI): Even as Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal used derogatory language to take a dig at Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP PM candidate Narendra Modi, comparing the BJP to a 'widow', Congress Leader, Rita Bahuguna Joshi on Saturday called it a regrettable statement. Oct 26, 2013

Applaud PMs clear show of disappointment with Nawaz Sharif over Kashmir: Khurshid

New Delhi, Oct 26 (ANI): Even as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh blamed his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif for failing to stop deadly raids along their disputed border after they agreed in New York last month to defuse growing tensions, Union Foreign Minister, Salman Khurshid on Saturday applauded the same. Oct 26, 2013

EC allows Delhi Govt to sell cheap onions

New Delhi, Oct 26 (ANI): The Election Commission has given its nod to Delhi government's proposal to buy onions and sell them at a cheaper rate amid soaring prices. Oct 26, 2013

Maulana Sadiq's remarks do not imply Muslims are sympathetic towards Modi: NCP

New Delhi, Oct 26 (ANI): Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Tariq Anwar on Saturday said that Maulana Kalbe Sadiq's statement that Muslim doors are not closed for talking to Narendra Modi meant that there is scope for forgiveness in Islam, but it does not imply that Muslims are sympathetic towards the Gujarat chief minister. Earlier this week, Maulana Kalbe Sadiq said that Modi should show that he cares for Muslims. The All India Muslim Personal Law Board deputy chief said Modi can garner votes for the BJP, if he shows that he cares for Muslims. The noted scholar, however, added that it cannot be forgotten that the 63-year-old Modi did fail to prevent the Gujarat riots. Oct 26, 2013