Filled killed in Indian Kashmir in heavy shelling

Indian and Pakistani security forces traded fire along their troubled frontier, leaving five civilians dead in Indian Kashmir and four in Pakistan, marring the Muslim festival of Eid, officials on the two sides said Monday. Duration: 00:34 Oct 6, 2014

Ira Trivedi launches "India in love - Marriage and sexuality in 21st century at Goa International Li

Panaji, Oct 6 (ANI): Famed author Ira Trivedi launched her book "India in love - Marriage and Sexuality in 21st Century' recently at the International Writers and Readers' Festival 2014 in the beach state Goa. The three-day lit-fest, which began on October 04 will wrap up on October 06. While launching her book Trivedi said that it was a proud moment for her to have launched her book at the International Writers and Readers' Festival in the presence of so many dignitaries. Meanwhile one of the organizers if the event, Shweta Bajaj said events like these boost cultural exchange on a global platform. Various sessions were slated for all the three days of the literary festival. Oct 6, 2014

BSF exchanges Eid sweets with Bangladeshi counterparts

Siliguri/Agartala, Oct 6 (ANI): Troops of paramilitary Border security Force (BSF), stationed along the India-Bangladesh border, celebrated Eid al-Adha by exchanging sweets with security personnel of Bangladesh on Monday. BSF personnel posted at Phulbari border under Jalpaiguri district in West Bengal gifted a box of sweets to the members of Bangladesh Border Guard (BGB) as a step of goodwill and to enhance bilateral relations. The exchange of sweets between India and Bangladesh along the border in West Bengal is an old and traditional gesture to show goodwill between the two nations and has been in practice for many years now. Eid al-Adha, also known as the Feast of Sacrifice, is considered one of the two most important occasions in the Islamic calendar, and marks the end of the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca. Oct 6, 2014

Religious harmony between Hindus and Muslims exemplified during Navratri

Midnapur, Oct 06 (ANI): The Haldia area of Midnapur is serving as a perfect example of India's age old ethos which stands as an epitome of country's culture, communal harmony. Here a artisan, Nur Muhammad Chowdhury, makes the idol of Hindu goddess Durga during the festival of Dussehra. Being a Muslim he has always preached his work and treats every idol in the same manner as a Hindu does during the festive occasion. Involved from past thirty five years, Nur Muhammad today has several artisans working under him who belong to both Hindu as well as Muslim religion. Oct 6, 2014

Miss Himalaya Pageant 2014 concludes with Jyoti Dogra as winner

Dharamsala, Oct 06 (ANI): The second edition of Miss Himalaya Pageant 2014 concluded in Dharamsala with Jyoti Dogra crowned as the winner of the contest. The event was organised by exiled Tibetan Lobsang Wangyal Productions in McLeod Ganj town. There were five contestants from the Himalayan region who participated in the annual event. After getting the crown of Miss Himalaya, the winner Jyoti Dogra said that she wants to become a role model for all Himalayan girls. The competition began on Saturday at the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA), which included talk and talent rounds. The first and second runner-ups were Shikha Sharma from Dharamshala and Dawa Dema from Thimpu. Oct 6, 2014

Meat of missing persons served in Quetta: EP Today Report

Geneva, Oct 06: Incidents of enforced disappearances of thousands of innocent civilians and activists in Pakistan's Baluchistan province have shook one and all for years now. Amid all these intense situations, comes news of human meat being served in Quetta city. A report by EP Today, a monthly newspaper published by the European Parliament, reveals human meat being served in many small restaurants and to the army stationed in Quetta. The report named Asghar Hassan, who has received human bodies at intervals from some unidentified people. Along with the bodies, he received an amount of 100,000 Pakistani Rupees to get the job done. The supply of human flesh is occurring in a region where cases of missing persons have been left unanswered for ages. The disclosure has shocked Baloch political activists, who have strongly condemned it and blamed Pakistan's secret agencies for the genocide of Baloch. Oct 6, 2014

Pak denies exchange of sweets with India, BSF says will protest against 'anti-harmony move'

Amritsar, Oct 06 (ANI): With tensions prevailing on the Indo-Pak border, Pakistan on Monday denied exchange of sweets with India on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha. According to official sources, during a late evening flag meeting between the sector commanders of the BSF and Pakistan Rangers on Sunday, the other side refused to fix a proper time for the ceremony to be held today. BSF DIG MF Farooqui said that the force will launch a protest over the same and further actions or developments will take place accordingly. The exchange of sweets between the border guarding troops of the two countries is an old and traditional gesture between the two sides which is aimed to show goodwill and to maintain harmony on both sides. Oct 6, 2014