Traditional buffalo fight in Shimla enthralls hundreds of spectators

Shimla, Nov 11 (ANI): The traditional buffalo-fight fair captivated hundreds of villagers in Baychari village of Shimla. People gathered together to celebrate this century old buffalo fighting fair, to preserve the old traditions and religious belief of the area. This is also done to praise Hindu gods and local deities. Meanwhile, Virender Kashyap, an MP from Shimla, who was also present during the fair said that such traditions help in preserving the culture of Himachal Pradesh. The event is organized to promote tourism in the region. The fair is organized every year during the month of October-November and is attended by people from across the state as well as from outside. Nov 11, 2013

Mausoleum in Rajouri breaking communal barriers

Rajouri, Nov 11 (ANI): Sufism in Jammu and Kashmir has served to promote a common way of understanding the world. Hence, there is a belief in the powers of the Sufi saints, and people from all walks of life congregate at their shrines to pay their respects. The Urs of Baba Faiz Baksh Shah Bukhari in Rajouri district provides a perfect example of this fact. Here, every year, devotees from different faiths come in large numbers to pay obeisance to the revered saint. Legend has that the saint was a mystic who devoted his entire life for the betterment of mankind, and preached communal harmony. It is believed that wishes of devotees are fulfilled here. Nov 11, 2013

People go beyond caste, faith while celebrating Diwali

Tamil Nadu, Nov 11 (ANI): India is a country that is known for its cultural and religious diversity. It is also known for good relations between people of different faiths. And this ethos comes to the forefront, especially during the festive season. Diwali, the festival of lights, is celebrated by people in Coimbatore in India's southern state of Tamil Nadu, in a spirit of harmony. Here, a mosque opens its door to people from different faiths to celebrate the festival together. Students from different communities participated actively in the festival. During the celebration a community meal was also organised to strengthen the spirit of sharing and being together. Respect and tolerance for different ways of life – which include festivals, traditions, and faiths - is the essence of communal harmony, which prevails in the country. And, events like these help to strengthen the social fabric of the country. Nov 11, 2013

Nitish Kumar attacks Narendra Modi, says he is a habitual liar

Patna, Nov 11 (ANI): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday sharpened his attack on BJP’s CM candidate and Gujarat Narendra Modi calling him a "habitual liar". Nitish said that Modi's allegation that he was missing from action on the day of blasts on October 27 and was feasting on delicious food in Rajgir is not true. Nov 11, 2013

Dr. Harshvardhan on Congress complaint to EC

New Delhi, Nov 11(ANI): BJP's Chief Ministerial candidate for New Delhi Dr. Harshvardhan on Monday defended himself after the Congress approached the Election Commission complaining that he had made distorted claims on polio eradication. Dr. Harshvardhan said that he actively participated in the Polio eradication programme and received many awards for it. The Congress is demanding cancellation of his nomination alleging that he has made wrong claims on polio eradication when he was the union health minister in Atal Behari Vajpayee's cabinet. Nov 11, 2013

Congress complaints to EC against Dr. Harshvardhan

New Delhi, Nov 11 (ANI): Congress leader Shakeel Ahmad on Monday said that his party has approached the Election Commission complaining that BJP's chief Ministerial candidate for Delhi Dr. Harsh Vardhan had made distorted claims on polio eradication. Congress is demanding cancellation of Dr Vardhan's nomination alleging that he has made wrong claims on polio eradication when he was the union health minister in Atal Bihari Vajpayee's cabinet. Nov 11, 2013

Weakened Typhoon Haiyan hits Vietnam

Typhoon Haiyan hits Vietnam, uprooting trees and tearing roofs off hundreds of homes, but sparing the country the widespread devastation wrought on the Philippines. Duration: 01:08 Nov 11, 2013

Baby born amid rubble of typhoon-hit town in Philippines

A baby is born amid the destruction of a typhoon-hit town in the Philippines as survivors grow increasingly desperate for aid in what is potentially the country's worst recorded natural disaster. Duration 01:19 Nov 11, 2013

Pakistani Taliban creates havoc in Gilgit Baltistan

Gilgit, Nov 11 : Despite the death of its commander Hakimullah Mehsud in a US drone strike, the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) is on a rampage in Gilgit Baltistan and Azad Kashmir. The TTP, an umbrella organization of various Islamist militant groups based in North Waziristan, is not only responsible for targeting Shias, but also for killing foreign tourists. The outlawed group recently issued a warning about targeting the Shia community in Gilgit Baltistan. Such open threats expose the inadequate security measures put in place by the administration for the safety of the people of Gilgit Baltistan. Nov 11, 2013

Government to probe AAP funding: Shinde

New Delhi, Nov 11 (ANI): Union Home Minister, Sushilkumar Shinde on Monday said that the Government was probing the source of funding of Aam Aadmi Party, after the Home Ministry received complaints of foreign funding to AAP. Nov 11, 2013

AAP ready for probe on source of party funds: Kejriwal

New Delhi, Nov 11 (ANI): AAP convener Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said that AAP is ready for any kind of probe on the source of party funds. However, he also added that along with the AAP, the BJP and the Congress should also reveal their source of funding. Earlier in the day, Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said that the government was probing complains that AAP was receiving funds in violation of FCRA. Nov 11, 2013

Chhattisgarh polls commences amidst security

Chhattisgarh, Nov 11 (ANI): People in Chhattisgarh cast their votes during the first phase of polling for the state assembly which started on Monday. Director General of Police of Raipur, Ram Niwas said that with the support of people and security forces, a micro level planning has been done at the polling booths. Officials assured strict policing in Maoist affected area during polls. The Rajnandgaon constituency is completely a Maoist-affected area while rest of the constituencies is partially affected. Nov 11, 2013