Five people injured in massive fire in Faridabad

Faridabad, Oct 22 (ANI): At least five people were injured when massive fire broke out in a crackers market, gutting more than 150 shops in Faridabad. At least 10 vehicles were burnt in the inferno. Loud explosions were heard for about 15 minutes at the ground, where the cracker market is organized every year during Diwali. Angry victims blamed the police administration for the accident and sought compensation for their damages. Oct 22, 2014

Mizoram Premier League footballer dies from spinal injuries after somersault goal celebration

Siliguri, Kolkata / Guwahati, Oct 22 (ANI): Football fraternity, condoled death of a 23-year-old footballer, who died from severe spinal cord damage after attempting to celebrate a goal with a somersault. Bethlehem Vengthlang FC midfielder Peter Biaksangzuala died on October 19 at a hospital in India's northeastern Mizoram state after the incident in Tuesday's (October 14) match in the third tier Mizoram Premier League (MPL). A veteran state level football player and coach, Joybrata Bose, said Biaksangzuala death is a big loss for the country. After scoring the equaliser against Chanmari West FC, a flipping Biaksangzuala landed awkwardly and was lying unconscious as his team mates surrounded him and gestured for help. Meanwhile, a football coach from Sports Authority of India, SK Bandopadhyay in Guwahati said that players often express themselves after scoring a goal. Meanwhile, an another former footballer, Subroto Bhattacharya, said the concerned authorities must formulate some rules to prevent such incidents in future. Oct 22, 2014

India is fully equipped to handle Ebola threat: Health Minister

New Delhi, Oct 22 (ANI): Health Minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan, said in New Delhi that the country is fully equipped to tackle Ebola threat as the surveillance system has been geared up to track travellers and monitor for symptoms. Vardhan said that the government will also set up facilities at airports and ports to manage travellers showing symptoms of the disease. Signs range from fever and intense weakness to internal and external bleeding and the incubation period is two to 21 days. All international airports across the country have been put on high alert and precautionary measures are being taken to screen Indian nationals returning from the Ebola-hit regions. Oct 22, 2014

Social programmes take centre stage in Brazil elections

Brazil's Dilma Rousseff and her challenger Aecio Neves are neck-on-neck in the presidential race, which will be decided in a run-off vote on Sunday, and at the centre of their battle for the nation's hearts and minds are poor voters. Duration: 02:57 Oct 22, 2014

Visually impaired children make lamps, candles to spread light this Diwali

Varanasi /Guwahati, Oct 22 (ANI): The Hindu festival of lights, Diwali, might be just a medley of sounds for visually impaired but it does not stop them from brightening the lives of other people. In order to bring cheer to their dark world, many visually impaired children have learnt the craft of making lamps and candles to showcase their capabilities and achievements despite the disability. In holy town Varanasi, many visually impaired children have made beautiful and colourful assortment of earthen lamps and candles in various shapes and sizes ahead of Diwali. This empowers the visually impaired and let share the spirit of Diwali with everyone. The children of a school for the visually impaired started the preparations a month back. Meanwhile, in Assam, disabled children part of a non-governmental organization in Guwahati, also made earthen lamps decorated with glitter and painted in fabric colours. Oct 22, 2014

Bitter lessons from old Ebola front line in Uganda

Across the continent in Uganda, villagers who survived an outbreak two years ago describe how afterward, the rebuilding of communities is tough and painful - but possible. Duration: 02:41 Oct 22, 2014

South African Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison

Judge sentences Oscar Pistorius to five years in prison for shooting dead his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentine's Day 2013. Pistorius was also given a three-year suspended sentence on a separate gun charge. Duration: 01:05 Oct 22, 2014

Spain nurse definitively cured of Ebola: doctors

A Spanish nurse who was the first person to catch Ebola outside Africa has been cured of the deadly virus according to definitive test results, doctors said Tuesday. Duration: 01:07 Oct 22, 2014

Investigators probe Russian crash that killed Total CEO

Russian and French experts were investigating Tuesday a plane crash at a Moscow airport which killed the CEO of French oil giant Total, Christophe de Margerie, whose private jet struck a snowplough on takeoff. Duration: 01:00 Oct 22, 2014

South Africans react to Pistorius verdict

International star athlete Oscar Pistorius started serving a five year sentence behind the towering walls of a grim Pretoria prison Tuesday after a sensational trial for killing his girlfriend. Duration: 00:54 Oct 22, 2014