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

Congress influenced by Narendra Modi effect: Naqvi on Khurshids statement

New Delhi, Oct 29 (ANI): Commenting on Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid’s statement on Home Minister over Patna serial blast case, BJP Vice President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that Congress is influenced by Modi effect and are therefore giving such statements. He further blamed the central and the state government for the ‘criminal negligence’ in the serial blast. Oct 29, 2013

Congress asks if BJP agrees with Sardar Patels views with regard to RSS

New Delhi, Oct 29 (ANI): Congress leader Manish Tewari on Tuesday said that Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel was ideologically opposed to the communal emotions of the RSS. He further asked the BJP if they endorse or agree with the views of Sardar Patel with regard to the RSS. Tewari also added that the Indian freedom struggle was conceived, conceptualized and led by INC. Oct 29, 2013

UPA has maintained Zero tolerance policy towards terrorism: Manish Tewari

New Delhi, Oct 29 (ANI): Reacting on the series of blasts in Patna, Union Information &Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari said that UPA govt has maintained a policy of zero tolerance towards terrorism. Talking to mediapersons in New Delhi, he also said that those who are responsible for terrorism must be tracked down from the last corner of the world and brought to justice. Oct 29, 2013

JD (U) questions Narendra Modis arrival to Gandhi Maidan even after police input

New Delhi, Oct 29 (ANI): After BJP went on blaming Bihar government and JD (U) for the Patna serial blasts, JD (U) leader KC Tyagi questioned BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s decision to arrive at the Gandhi Maidan even after Gujarat police provided with some inputs about the same. Further, Tyagi asked Modi if he wanted to repeat the Godhra and Muzaffarnagar incidents in Bihar. Oct 29, 2013

PM calls upon strong disaster management capabilities

New Delhi, Oct 29 (ANI): Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, has stressed on the need to strengthen the country’s disaster management mechanisms against the backdrop of the recent natural disasters that had struck the nation. Singh made this statement at the 5th meeting of the National Disaster Management Agency that was chaired by him. Singh appreciated the collaboration between the Odisha government and the NDMA for its preparedness to have tackled the natural disaster of cyclone Phailin and consequently saving many lives. Explaining how the poor and the marginalised people are the most affected during times of natural disasters, Singh said that the country must improve its disaster management system further. Oct 29, 2013

Khurshid defends Shinde, says he has a life beyond Patna blasts

New Delhi, Oct 29 (ANI): Union Foreign Minister, Salman Khurshid, defended Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, who was criticised for attending a music launch function hours after the serial blasts in Patna. Khurshid also hit out at BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for continuing with the public event instead of sympathising and showing concern for the victims of the serial blasts. Oct 29, 2013