Stampede victims record their statement in Patna

Patna, Oct 07 (ANI): An enquiry committee conducted an open court hearing for the stampede victims in Patna on Tuesday in which 32 people were killed on the occasion of Dussehra on October 03.Most of the killed were women and a few children. Officials had said the stampede happened as people were leaving at the end of the event. Additional Director General of Police, Gupteshwar Pandey, who was present at the hearing, said they will take any decision only after they have heard the grievances of all the victims. Patna police had said some people reported that had they heard a rumour that a live electric wire had fallen on the public ground and it quickly spread through the crowd, prompting a rush for the gates. Home Secretary of Bihar, Amir Subhani, was also present to listen to people’s problems and recording their statements. Oct 7, 2014

Brazil's Rousseff, Neves gear up for fierce run-off

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and challenger Aecio Neves launched their campaigns Monday for a tight run-off election, vying for the support of frustrated voters demanding change amid an economic slowdown. Duration: 01:39 Oct 7, 2014

Deepender Singh Hooda holds roadshow in Haryana ahead of state assembly polls

Sonipat, Oct 07 (ANI): Congress party leader Deepender Singh Hooda, held a roadshow on Tuesday in Haryana seeking votes ahead of state polls. Haryana would go to polls on October 15 in a single phase to select 90 members of the state legislative assembly. His father Bhupinder Singh Hooda is holding the office as chief minister of the state for a second term since 2009. Addressing the roadshow, Hooda said in the past six years, his government has done a lot for the state. The results for Haryana polls would be announced on October 19. Oct 7, 2014

Customer satisfaction remains of utmost priority for Japanese companies

Japan, Oct 07 (ANI): The sixth Yamaha World Technician Grand Prix 2014 was held on October 1 at Yamaha Motor Corporation in Iwata city, Shizuoka, Japan. This was the world competition for defining the top Yamaha service engineer with profound knowledge and technical skills. This competition has been held every two years since 2002. Twenty mechanics from 18 countries participated in the final contest this year. In 2001, Yamaha established YTA- Yamaha Technical Academy in the world wide service network as their main education program, and it is currently deployed in 36 countries with 33,000 YTA certified engineers have participated to the World Technician Grand Prix. The contestants were tested in theory, trouble shooting, repair on actual motorcycles and skill of making relationship with the customer during reception, vehicle delivery and after service. The contest was designed to judge the engineer's skill in the areas of proper service knowledge by providing service that communicates the ideas of Yamaha products and providing hospitable customer service. Oct 7, 2014

DA case: Karnataka HC rejects Jayalalithaa's bail plea

Chennai, Oct 07 (ANI): The Karnataka High Court on Tuesday rejected former Tamil Nadu chief minister J. Jayalalithaa bail plea in connection with an 18-year-old disproportionate assets case, days after a trial court had sent her to four-years in prison. Earlier it was reported by various media that she had been given conditional bail based on the comment by the public prosecutor that he would not be opposed to it. In the morning, the Karnataka High Court had rejected advocate Ram Jethmalani's request for an early hearing of Jayalalithaa's bail plea, saying the hearing would take place according to the number allotted to the case. Meanwhile, AIADMK supporters protested outside Jayalalithaa's residence in Chennai. Oct 7, 2014

Apple iPhone 6, iPhone 6 plus up for pre-orders in India

New Delhi , Oct 7 (ANI) : The most anticipated phones of the year, Apple iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus has hit the Indian markets today as e-commerce giants Flipkart and Infibeam have started taking pre-orders.The 16GB version of Apple iPhone 6 will be available at Rs 53,500 while the 64GB version is priced at Rs 62,500. The 128GB version of the phone will sell for Rs 71,500. The 16GB version of Apple iPhone 6 Plus will be available at Rs 62,500/-, while the 64GB version is priced at Rs 71500/-.The 128GB version of the phone will sell for Rs 80,500/-. iPhone 6 and iphone 6 plus are scheduled to be launched in India on 17th October. Oct 7, 2014

Rescue operation underway to save nine-year-old Bangalore girl washed away in drain

Bangalore, Oct 07 (ANI): Rescue operation is underway to save a nine-year-old girl who was washed away in storm water drain in Bangalore city of Karnataka. The girl, Geethalakshmi, is a native of Tamil Nadu and had come to stay with her grandfather in Bangalore. A local legislator, Satish Reddy, said she had fallen into an open slab while walking with her grandfather during night time. Reddy added that a special fire team is searching for the girl inside the drain, which is 25 feet wide and 1 kilometre long. Oct 7, 2014

Eating apples helps prevent obesity disorders

New Delhi, Oct 7 (ANI): A new study has examined that nondigestible compounds in apples may help prevent disorders associated with obesity. Apples are good source of these nondigestible compounds but with difference in apple varieties the effect of these nondigestible compounds which aid in the fight against obesity also differs. Well an apple a day not only keeps a doctor away but also gives several other benefits. Oct 7, 2014

Twelve arrested for attempting suicide in protest of Narmada Dam project in Gujarat

Chhota Udaipur, Oct 07 (ANI): Police arrested twelve villagers as they attempted suicide by drowning in the canal in protest against the Narmada Dam project in Gujarat. The villagers, including a woman, from the Naswadi village in Chhota Udaipur district, jumped into a canal near the dam after their repeated appeals to the government were not met with. Many of these villagers lost their lands and sources of income to the project that took form in 1979, as part of an initiative to produce hydroelectricity and increase irrigation. Police officials said they managed to rescue all twelve villagers after they had jumped in protest. He added that they were given medical aid after they had been rescued. Around 42 families have been affected by this decades-long project which has been regularly dogged by protests. The Narmada dam, also called the Sardar Sarovar dam is one of the country's biggest dams. Oct 7, 2014

Nobody can divide Maharashtra: Modi

Jalgaon, Oct 07 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing an election rally at Jalgaon, in Maharashtra on Tuesday dismissed opposition charges that his aim is to split Maharashtra and separate Mumbai from the state. Oct 7, 2014

Enough of Hooda, Chautala game in Haryana, they destroyed the state: Amit Shah

Sirsa, Oct 07 (ANI): Attacking the ruling Congress party and Om Prakash Chautala's INLD, BJP president Amit Shah on Tuesday said that the two parties have destroyed the state. Shah added that both the parties made false promises to the people of the state. Shah was addressing a rally in Sirsa, Haryana. Oct 7, 2014

Political leaders condemn fresh ceasefire violations by Pak along LoC

Mumbai/ New Delhi, Oct 07 (ANI): Political leaders on Tuesday condemned continued ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistan forces fired at 40 Indian army posts early on Tuesday, said a police official. Indian forces also retaliated with gunfire and mortar bombs. NCP leader Majid Memon hit out at Home Minister Rajnath Singh saying his words did not match action. Singh had earlier said that Pakistan needs to learn that the newly elected Indian government will take a more aggressive approach if it comes under attack on the border. NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that this is Pakistan's desperation as they didn't get any response at the United Nations over the Kashmir issue. Meanwhile, BJP leader Sambit Patra said that the central government was giving a befitting reply. Oct 7, 2014

Shashi Tharoor cordially accepts PM Modi's invitation for 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan', says surprised at

New Delhi, Oct 07 (ANI): Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Tuesday cordially accepted Prime Minister Narendra Modi's invitation for 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' and said that he was surprised at Congress' criticism over the incident. He said that when inviting, the prime minister specifically addressed him as Congress leader and MP. Tharoor related the campaign as a goal aimed by Mahatma Gandhi, towards which all parties should work together. He said that there should be a sustained effort to take the programmes of sanitation ahead. Further he said that he is proud to be a congressman and an Indian and that India should be put first. Oct 7, 2014