Shi ite Muslims protest against curfew in Kashmir

Srinagar, Nov 4 (ANI): Shi'ite Muslims protested against the state government in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday (November 04) for imposing curfew on Ashoura, which commemorates the slaying of Prophet Muhammad's grandson Hussein in Karbala in 680 AD. Several mourners came out at historic Lal Chowk in Srinagar city and protested against the curfew by beating chests and shouting slogans. They were later detained by the police. The Jammu and Kashmir government had imposed curfew in several parts of the valley to prevent Ashoura processions. Security personnel manned the streets in Srinagar to prevent any untoward incident. Nov 4, 2014

Shi'ite Muslims take out procession to observe Ashoura

Bhopal/ Bhiwandi, Nov 4 (ANI): Shi'ite Muslims in India beat their chests and walked on burning coals during Ashoura processions on Tuesday to pay homage to martyrdom of Imam Hussein, grandson of Prophet Mohammed. In Bhopal city of Madhya Pradesh, Muslim devotees thumped their chests, to mark the mourning day of Ashoura, one of the most important days in their calendar. A mourner Asghar Ali said that sacrifice of Imam Hussein was not for a particular religion but it was a fight against evil. Nov 4, 2014

Suspended India and Pakistan border ceremony resumes

Wagah Border, Nov 4 (ANI): India and Pakistan on Tuesday resumed daily flag-lowering ceremony on the main land border crossing, a day after it was suspended as mark of respect for those killed in a suicide bomb attack on the Pakistan side near the border. At least 57 people were killed and 110 wounded when an explosion ripped through a car park about 500 metres (yards) from Pakistan's border gate just as hundreds of people were leaving after the daily performance on Sunday. In this backdrop, Ministry of Home Affairs had said the daily flag-lowering ceremony would be suspended as a mark of respect for the dead. However, later Pakistani officials changed their stance and decided to go ahead with the ritual to send a message to the militants. Nov 4, 2014

Kim Yu-Na named Winter Olympics ambassador

Retired figure skating star Kim Yu-Na is named as an honorary ambassador for the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, the Games organisers say. Duration: 00:58 Nov 4, 2014

Iranians hold anti-US protest in Tehran on day of Ashura

Thousands of people protested in front of the former US embassy in Tehran on Tuesday to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the attack when hostages were seized, on the same day as the Ashura celebration. Duration: 00:50 Nov 4, 2014

Perilous year for Philippine typhoon survivors

Filipino labourer Jobert Sagalis’s wife, Emily, gave birth in a ruined airport building after Super Typhoon Haiyan last year. Like many new parents in the razed communities, they began another struggle for survival with their baby. Duration: 01:49 Nov 4, 2014

Candidates file nomination ahead of polls in Jharkhand even as Maoist calls for boycott

Latehar, Nov 04 (ANI): Candidates filed nominations for the first time in Jharkhand even as Maoists called for a boycott of the elections scheduled for later this month. The five-phased state assembly polls in Jharkhand will begin from November 25 and end on December 20. The results would be announced on December 23. A voter Sashi Kumar said that they look forward to better amenities. A candidate of RJD, Ramchandra Singh filed his nomination. Enrolment of over 5,000 workers was also witnessed in the Maoist infested Latehar district. However, a local Yogesh Prasad said that despite being a Maoist affected area, the locals took part in the nominations with great enthusiasm playing drums and performing folk dance. The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) team was deployed in the area to manage any unwanted situation. Nov 4, 2014