Security Expert eyes on Indian govt's actions on Dawood's relation with Pakistan

New Delhi, Nov 23 (ANI): Supporting Home Minister Rajnath Singh who alleged that Pakistan is providing shelter to Dawood Ibrahim and the mob boss is currently staying along the Pak-Afghan border, Security Expert Praful Bakshi said that Dawood has always tried to participate in terror activities in India. Bakshi said that Dawood aiding to underworld is an old story and that Pakistan is aiding him because he has more connections and sleeping shells. He said that Pakistan of course is giving shelter to Dawood for help and it is to be seen what the he does and what the Indian government does. Nov 23, 2014

Two Catholics from Kerala declared saints in Vatican

Thrissur, Nov 23 (ANI): Masses came out on streets of Kerala on Sunday after a Carmelite priest, Chavara Elias Kuriakose, and a Carmelite nun, Euphrasia Eluvathingal, from the state were declared as saints in Saint Peter's Square in Vatican City by Pope Francis. The news has elated the Christian community in Kerala as it is for the first time that two Indians are declared as saints on the same day. People from far flung areas are rushing to a chapel in a small village of Ollur, the burial place of Euphrasia, near Thrissur district to have a glimpse of her. Scores of Indian priests, nuns and devotees thronged Vatican to witness the canonisation function. Post the canonisation ceremony, the centuries-old Syro Malabar Church will now have three saints, the first being Sister Alphonsa, who was made a saint in 2008. Nov 23, 2014

Ferguson on edge ahead of grand jury decision

Tensions were high on Saturday in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, with a US grand jury poised to decide whether to prosecute a white police officer for killing an unarmed black teenager. Duration: 00:54 Nov 23, 2014

Bahrain election overshadowed by opposition boycott

Bahrain voted Saturday in its first legislative election since security forces crushed a pro-democracy uprising in 2011, with the opposition boycotting the poll they see as a farce. Duration: 00:50 Nov 23, 2014

Japan hit by 6.8 magnitude earthquake leaving houses collapsed and injuring many people

Japan, Nov 23 (ANI): An earthquake with preliminary magnitude of 6.8 jolted central Japan on Saturday evening, temporarily trapping people in collapsed homes and leaving at least 39 people injured, police said. The Japan Meteorological Agency said no tsunami warning was issued after the quake, which was felt in capital Tokyo around 180 km away. The hardest-hit area appeared to be Hakuba village, which hosted events in the 1998 games. Many homes were lost in Otari, a nearby village to the north. Non-residential buildings were also destroyed, with officials still assessing the extent. Meanwhile, residents began going through the rubble and cleaning up their damaged homes after the overnight earthquake collapsed houses and triggered landslides. Local residents said they had little time to react when the earthquake hit. Nov 23, 2014

Crowd throngs wine festival in Nagpur

Nagpur, Nov 23 (ANI): The Nagpur Wine and Food Festival- 2014 being held in Nagpur not only promised a treat to a variety of wines presented by famous brands but also aimed at creating awareness to remove the misconceptions that people hold regarding the drink. The two- day festival has been organized by Nagpur Wine Lovers Club with the help of Indian Grapes Processing Board, All India Wine Manufacturing Association, Nasik Valley Wine Club and Indo-Israel Agricultural Organization. Eight famous wine brands of the country participated in the festival, out of which the wine from Nasik was the most popular and highly demanded. Vice President of Nagpur Wine Lovers Club, Sunil Manikikar, said that the aim of the festival is to promote wines. Manikikar further added that within a month they also plan to start Wine Tourism and are promoting the upcoming event here in the festival. Nov 23, 2014

Cake mixing ceremony in Vishakhapatnam heralds advent of Christmas spirit

Visakhapatnam, Nov 23 (ANI): Christmas and New Year celebrations began with the cake mixing ceremony as 150 kilograms of dry fruits were mixed with 24 litres of the finest spirits in The Gateway Hotel in Vishakhapatnam. At the hotel's lobby, scores of visitors participated in the annual ritual and enthusiastically arranged and mixed the colourful dry fruit with rum, vodka, brandy and other spirits. Chef Sarat Chandra Bannerjee said that this was organised to resume normal life after cyclone Hudhud struck the city in October. Meanwhile, tourists from Russia who participated in the ceremony said they thoroughly enjoyed participating in such a unique ceremony. The centuries old cake mixing ceremony is a ritual religiously followed all over the world and regarded as harbinger of good times. Nov 23, 2014