Unfortunate for nation that Narendra Modi is PM candidate: KC Tyagi

New Delhi, Oct 30 (ANI): Talking about the apparent to be Patna visit by BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on the occasion of ‘Chhoti Diwali’ in order to meet the serial blast victims, JD (U) leader KC Tyagi said that this is just politics by Modi and that it is unfortunate for the country that he is a PM candidate. Further, he said that there never had been such a PM candidate since last 40 years. Oct 30, 2013

Modi to visit Patna on 2nd Nov to meet families of those killed in serial blasts

Patna, Oct 30 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will visit Patna on November 2 to meet the families of the six people who died in a series of bomb blasts last Sunday. Six people were killed and 83 injured in the blasts that rocked Patna between 9.30 a.m. and 12.45 p.m. on Sunday shortly before Modi's address to a 'Hunkar' rally' in Gandhi Maidan Oct 30, 2013

Hamid Ansari inaugurates 3-day cultural festival in Cuba

Havana, Oct 30 (ANI): Vice president Hamid Ansari, who is in Cuba to boost bilateral and multilateral ties between the nations, inaugurated a three-day cultural festival of India in the Latin American country on October 29. During his stay, Ansari will hold wide-ranging bilateral talks with his counterpart, Miguel Diaz-Canel Bermudez. He is scheduled to call on the President of Cuba, Raul Castro, on October 30. Ansari also inaugurated the cultural festival of India in Havana, during which Indian dance troupe performed the classical dance form 'Kathakali' and enthralled Cubans with their beautiful dance performance. Visitors at the festival were excited to have a glimpse of Indian culture. Oct 30, 2013

Non-Congress, Non-BJP meet will provide secular alternative to people: JD (S)

New Delhi, Oct 30 (ANI): Talking about the Non-Congress, Non-BJP meet which is scheduled to take place in Delhi on Wednesday, JD (S) leader Danish Ali said that people now want a secular alternative from the Congress and JP and the meet is to create the same. Further, he said that the convention is against communalism and will create communal harmony. Oct 30, 2013

Nitish Kumar should apologize for Patna blasts: BJP

New Delhi, Oct 30 (ANI): BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday hit out at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for comparing his Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi to German dictator Adolf Hitler, saying the former should apologise to the nation for the Patna blasts. Speaking at the Janata Dal (United)'s camp in Rajgir yesterday, the Bihar Chief Minister accusing Modi of telling lies and being a believer in fascism and a Hitler acolyte and, thus, a threat to democracy. Oct 30, 2013

Terrorists cant infiltrate without Pakistani Armys support: Antony

New Delhi, Oct 30 (ANI): Defence Minister AK Antony on Wednesday said that infiltration attempts along the Line of Control are on rise. However, Antony assured the nation that India’s armed forces are fully prepared to meet any challenge regarding border security. Antony also added that it is impossible for terrorists to infiltrate without the support of the Pakistani Army. Oct 30, 2013

Non Congress non BJP meet: NCP claims their participation will not create problem for UPA

New Delhi, Oct 30 (ANI): As leaders of more than a dozen regional parties headed on Wednesday to a Left-sponsored convention on communalism that is widely seen as a move to forge a non-Congress, non-BJP coalition ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the NCP which is an ally of the Congress and is also participating in the meet claimed that their participation will not create any problem for the UPA. NCP leader DP Tripathi though emphasized that the Congress is considered as secular by all parties, added that the NCP is the only political party which has consistently demanded for the unity of all secular parties of the nation. Oct 30, 2013

D Raja on non BJP-non Congress front meeting

New Delhi, Oct 30 (ANI): Talking about the Non-Congress, Non-BJP meet which is scheduled to take place in Delhi on Wednesday, CPI leader D Raja said that it is time to rise to the occasion and save the integrity of the people of the country. Raja also said that the communal forces are a threat for the country. He further exuded confidence over the success of the meet. Oct 30, 2013

Sanjay Dutt returns to Yerawada jail as his parole ended

Mumbai, Oct 30 (ANI): Convicted Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt returned to Yerawada Central Jail in Pune on Wednesday after his four-week-long medical parole ended. Sanjay Dutt, was released from jail on furlough for 14 days on October 1. Later, he sought an extension which was granted to him for another fortnight. Accordingly, this year, Dutt will spend the Diwali festival in the jail with other inmates. Dutt was sentenced to five years' jail for illegal possession of firearms from one of the consignments that landed ahead of the March 12, 1993 serial blasts in Mumbai. Oct 30, 2013

Police kill 2 women Maoist cadres in Maharastra

Gadchiroli, Oct 30 (ANI): Police killed two women Maoist cadres in an exchange of fire with the rebels at Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra. Interacting with the reporters, superintendent of police, Mohammed Suwez Haque, confirmed the killings. Haque further said that in an ambush by the rebels, following the first encounter, police lost one of its personnel. Police had also recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition after raiding the area, where the deceased were hiding. Oct 30, 2013

BNP strike takes toll on cross-border India- Bangladesh trade

South Dinajpur/ Dhaka, Oct 30 (ANI): The ongoing strike in Bangladesh called by the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) took a toll on the cross-border trade with India, which left hundreds of trucks stranded at the transit point in West Bengal. BNP began a three-day strike in the country on Sunday demanding a caretaker government during the upcoming national elections in 2014. The truck drivers expressed their ire over the strike as they were not allowed to cross the border and unload their goods, specially the perishable items. Oct 30, 2013