Magalyaan: India hopeful of a successful mission to Mars

Thiruvananthapuram /New Delhi/Sriharikota, Nov 5 (ANI): Former chief of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), G. Madhavan Nair hoped for a successful mission to Mars after the nation launched its first rocket to the red planet on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Minister of States in the Prime Minister's Office (PMO), V. Narayansamy said that the moment was joyous for everyone associated with the mission. In New Delhi, Director of New Delhi’s Nehru Planetarium, N. Ratnashri highlighted the possible complications on the planet. Nov 5, 2013

Kejriwal on his meeting with controversial cleric: I meet all kinds of people

New Delhi, Nov 05 (ANI): Reacting to his meeting controversial Bareilly cleric Tauqeer Raza Khan ahead of the Delhi Assembly elections, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that he met all kinds of people and that he was not in the persuit of any support from the cleric. Nov 5, 2013

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot celebrates Diwali

Jaipur, Nov 05 (ANI): Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot celebrated the festival of lights Diwali with simplicity. People from far of regions of the state as well as top level bureaucrats gathered at the Chief Minister's residence to greet him. Nov 5, 2013

Tehrik-E-Taliban Pakistan [TTP] vows to kill shias in Gilgit Baltistan , authorities indifferent

Gilgit Baltistan, Nov 05: Tehreek e Taliban has issued an open warning to target Shia Community in Gilgit Baltistan, but the government is indifferent to threats made, and danger posed. and is taking no steps to secure the safety of minority Muslim sect there. Militants are also warning up to repeat banno type jail break in gilgit baltistan, and people are living in constant fear. Nov 5, 2013

Political parties divided over decision on PMs CHOGM visit

New Delhi/Hardoi, Nov 05 (ANI): Political parties are divided over the decision of Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh to attend the Commonwealth Heads Meeting in Colombo that is drawing flak from the Tamil community in the country. Nov 5, 2013

African leaders address DR Congo issues at conference

African leaders attended a joint conference of the South African Development Community and the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region in South Africa Monday, addressing the issue of violence in the DR Congo. Duration: 01:09 Nov 5, 2013

National Conference denies reports of supporting Modi in 2014 general elections

Srinagar, Nov 5 (ANI): Additional General Secretary Mustafa Kamal of National Conference (NC) in Jammu and Kashmir, on Tuesday denied reports that his party would be supporting Narendra Modi in the upcoming general elections. Dismissing the reports published by a local news agency, Kamal said that his party believed in strengthening secular politics. During the conference, Kamal said that there was a need for a secular dispensation to bring about peace and prosperity. Nov 5, 2013

Narendra Modi is more popular than Rahul, there is no comparison: BJP

New Delhi, Nov 05 (ANI): BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain on Tuesday said that there is no comparison between Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Talking to mediapersons in New Delhi he said that Rahul is nowhere close to their leader's popularity. He also said that the Congress is seeking a ban on opinion polls because it is worried as the people’s opinion is against them. Nov 5, 2013

Indias Mars Mission: Mangalyaan lifts off

Sriharikota, Nov 05 (ANI): India’s first mission to Mars with its satellite, Mangalyaan successfully lifted-off on Tuesday from the balmy space port of Sriharikota in coastal Andhra Pradesh. Nov 5, 2013

Destressss with an Indonesian snake massage

Adrenaline junkie spa-goers in Indonesia can now brave a 'snake massage', where the gentle hands of a masseuse are swapped for the cold, scaly skin of 2m long pythons. Duration: 01:30 Nov 5, 2013

Intense rivalry between dynastic political parties raises fears of aborted polls in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Nov 05 (ANI): Barrister, Supreme Court of Bangladesh and prosecutor to the International Crimes Tribunals (ICT), Tureen Afroz, highlighted the mounting tension in the country with two main parties hurtling towards a showdown that could delay or even derail elections due by January in a country. Afroz while talking to the reporter in Dhaka city on Tuesday (November 05) said that there was no scope for a third party, which could bring in competition in the political scenario. Commenting over the debate on the caretaker government, Afroz said there was no chance for it as the elections draw nearer. Afroz said that BNP would lose support of the people if they continue to share a relationship with Jamaat. Nov 5, 2013