LoC violations an issue of both diplomacy, military ties: Khurshid

New Delhi, Oct 19 (ANI): Reacting to the frequent ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops along the Line of Control (LoC), External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Saturday said it is not just an issue of diplomacy, but an issue of military relations, and added that the ground situation is known to the military of both sides. Earlier on Friday, Pakistani soldiers opened fire at Border Security Force (BSF) posts at 25 different locations in Jammu and Samba districts. According to reports, two BSF personnel were injured and one infiltrator was killed in the firing as the Indian Army foiled multiple infiltrations bids through the night. Oct 19, 2013

BJP on Narendra Modi's Kanpur rally

New Delhi, Oct 19 (ANI): Even as Gujarat Chief Minister and the Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will address a party rally in Kanpur on Saturday, BJP Vice President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that the nation's mood has switched to Modi mood and soon NDA will soon form a government in the country. The holding of the rally in Kanpur, which is widely regarded as a bastion of the Rashtriya Swayam Sewak Sangh (RSS), is being projected as a crucial strategic move to snare as many Lok Sabha seats as possible out of the total 80 seats that are up for grabs in Uttar Pradesh during next year's general election. Oct 19, 2013

Congress on Narendra Modi's Kanpur rally

Lucknow, Oct 19 (ANI): Even as Gujarat Chief Minister and the Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will address a party rally in Kanpur on Saturday, Senior Congress leader Akhilesh Pratap Singh said that if newspaper reports are to be believed then 400cr is being spent for Modi's rally so where is this money coming from? The holding of the rally in Kanpur, which is widely regarded as a bastion of the Rashtriya Swayam Sewak Sangh (RSS), is being projected as a crucial strategic move to snare as many Lok Sabha seats as possible out of the total 80 seats that are up for grabs in Uttar Pradesh during next year's general election. Oct 19, 2013

Signature of Asaram Bapu's son legitimate: Narayan Sai's Lawyer

Surat, Oct 19 (ANI): A lawyer representing self-styled godman Asaram Bapu's son Narayan Sai, has claimed that all papers produced before the court for the granting of anticipatory bail are legitimate, and has flayed allegations that they have been forged. Narayan Sai has been accused of raping women and young girls at his father's hermitage in Surat. Two sisters had filed a complaint against him and his father. The elder of the two sisters has alleged that she was raped by Asaram at his Ahmedabad hermitage, whereas the younger sister has accused Narayan Sai of raping her in Surat. Oct 19, 2013

Modi to address BJP rally in Kanpur

Kanpur, Oct 19 (ANI): Gujarat Chief Minister and the Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will address a party rally in Kanpur on Saturday. The holding of the rally in Kanpur, which is widely regarded as a bastion of the Rashtriya Swayam Sewak Sangh (RSS), is being projected as a crucial strategic move to snare as many Lok Sabha seats as possible out of the total 80 seats that are up for grabs in Uttar Pradesh during next year's general election. An election survey conducted in July 2013, has said that the BJP is likely to get a vote share of 27 per cent in Uttar Pradesh, and can be expected to win between 29 and 33 seats. Oct 19, 2013

ASI archaeologist on excavation in Unnao

New Delhi, Oct 19 (ANI): Even as a saint's astonishing claim that 1000 tonnes of gold is buried under the ruins of a fort in Unnao, has led to excavation of the place by the Archeological Survey of India, archaeologists of the organization said that the project is a complete research work. Archaeologist Dr. Syed Jamal Hasan said that every project is done to find out facts about old civilizations and culture. He further added that never in the past so much of gold has been found and even now there seems no such probability. Oct 19, 2013

Gold excavation work more interesting than Modis rally: SP

New Delhi, Oct 19 (ANI): As Gujarat Chief Minister and the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is set to address a party rally in Kanpur on Saturday, Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal stated that the whole nation is more interested to follow the hunt for a 1,000-tonne gold treasure, supposedly buried under the ruins of a fort in Unnao then attending political rallies. Oct 19, 2013

Nation understands their intentions: JD-U on Modi's Kanpur rally

New Delhi, Oct 19 (ANI): Commenting on Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial aspirant Narendra Modi's rally in Kanpur on Saturday, Janata Dal United (JD-U) leader Ali Anwar on Saturday said that the nation fully understands their intentions. Oct 19, 2013

Modi pulls up Chidambaram over weak rupee, asks 'why Tamil people sent him to Delhi'

Chennai, Oct 19 (ANI): Gujarat Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi accused the Congress-led UPA Government of failure in boosting the ailing economy. Addressing a function at the auditorium of Madras University in Chennai he posed a question as to why Tamilians had elected and sent Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram to Delhi. He also targeted Union Foreign Minister, Salman Khurshid by ridiculing the manner in which the issue of incursions by Chinese troops was handled. He had arrived in the city for a launch of a book, written by economist-turned journalist and former central minister Arun Shourie. Oct 19, 2013

Lok Sabha Speaker rejects resignation of 13 Andhra MP's

New Delhi, Oct 19 (ANI): The resignation of 13 MP's from Andhra Pradesh has been rejected by the Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar. The Speaker did not find the resignations in the proper format. The Lok Sabha release said that Constitutional provisions and rules of procedure and conduct of business in Lok Sabha stipulate that resignation should be in a proper format and a member doing so shall not give any reason for the resignation. The members who had resigned include Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, M Rajamohan Reddy, Rayapati Sambasiva Rao, G V Harsha Kumar, V Aruna Kumar, A Sai Prathap, Sabbam Hari, among others. Oct 19, 2013

In Baltimore, French swimmer Agnel in Phelps' footsteps

A public pool in Baltimore is an unlikely venue for international swimming excellence. Formerly home to Michael Phelps, the Meadowbrook pool is now where top French swimmer Yannick Agnel is readying his bid for 2016 Olympic gold. Duration: 02:15 Oct 18, 2013

Greenpeace activists denied bail by Russian court

British Greenpeace activist Alexandre Harris broke down in tears in a Russian court after she was denied bail following her arrest for climbing onto a Russian oil rig. Canadian activist Alexandre Paul was also denied bail. Duration: 00:49 Oct 18, 2013

Syrians race to build a robot to save people from snipers

Across the border from Syria, in the safety of Turkey, two engineers from Aleppo are racing to build a robot that can withstand sniper fire and rescue the injured in dangerous places, hopefully saving their lives. Duration: 1:59 Oct 18, 2013