Give BJP an opportunity to serve Haryana: PM Modi

Mahendragarh, Oct 8 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday while addressing a rally in Mahendragarh district of Haryana urged people to give BJP an opportunity to serve people of Haryana. He said that the land of Haryana is very rich and if proper facilities are provided to farmers, then the state would prosper. He added that the people of Haryana want to see a future where women can live with dignity and youth get opportunities to work. Oct 8, 2014

CBI says no foul play in Gopinath Munde's death

New Delhi, Oct 8 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has reportedly ruled out any foul play in the death of former Union Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde. The CBI was given the responsibility of probing the reasons behind the death of Munde following demands made by a number of senior BJP leaders who had suspected foul play in the accident. Munde died on June 3 this year after his car was hit by another vehicle in Delhi while he was on his way to the Indira Gandhi International Airport to take a flight to Mumbai. Union Health Minister Harshvardhan had then said that Munde had died of injuries to his cervical spine and liver. Oct 8, 2014

Reactions pour in after Pak continues heavy firing at LoC border

New Delhi/Lucknow, Oct 8 (ANI): Reactions poured in on Wednesday after Pakistan rangers continued heavy firing at the Line of Control border. SP leader Naresh Agarwal said that India has failed to give an appropriate reply to Pakistan. Security Expert Alok Bansal said that if the Pakistan media reports are referred, then it will be clear that BSF forces have given befitting reply to Pakistan forces, and at present, Pakistan is not in the condition to go into war with India. NPP leader Bhim Singh slamming Pakistan over ceasefire violation said that Pakistan has been continuously violating ceasefire agreement and has been terming an international border as 'working boundary'. Oct 8, 2014

One dead, six injured in fresh firing from Pakistan

Jammu and Kashmir, Oct 8 (ANI): One civilian has lost his life while six others are injured as the Pakistan rangers target civilian habitations in Jammu and Kashmir. Thousands of people living on the international border have also stated to migrate to safer place as the Pakistan rangers last night again resorted to unprovoked mortar shelling and heavy firing on the BSF posts.According to BSF, over 50 BSF posts and nearly 30 border villages were affected by the fire from Pakistan side that restored at 8.30 pm last night. As the firing at some places in Arnia still continues, our forces have been retaliating and BSF troops at all the places are giving befitted reply to the fire from Pakistan. Last night at least one BSF jawan along with some civilians also got injured. Oct 8, 2014

Ready to put best foot forward at Indian Super League, says Czech soccer player

Mumbai, Oct 8 (ANI): Defender of Mumbai City Football Club (FC), Pavel Cmovs, said on Tuesday (October 07) his team is well prepared and confident to put up a good show at the Indian Super League (ISL), which starts October 12. The Mumbai FC team played a friendly match with the football club of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) on Tuesday in Mumbai, winning the match 2-1. Bollywood star Ranbir Kapoor, who is also the co-owner of Mumbai City FC, was also present to watch the friendly match. The players said they are hopeful the ISL will raise the bar of football in the country. Oct 8, 2014

Indian envoy reviews progress of joint projects with Bangladesh

Agartala, Oct 8 (ANI): India's Deputy High Commissioner in Dhaka, Sandeep Chakravorty reviewed the progress of a couple of collaborative projects between India and Bangladesh during his three-day visit to Tripura. Chakravorty after meeting Tripura Power Minister Manik Dey said work to supply 100 MW power from Tripura's Palatana power project to Bangladesh is progressing fast. Chakravorty, during his visit to Tripura, will find the status of various India-Bangladesh projects and meet ministers and top officials of the state to take note of the ground reality. The Indian envoy also added the Agartala-Akhaura rail link is in an advance stage of preparation. Oct 8, 2014

Indian Air Force celebrates its 82nd anniversary

Ghaziabad, Oct 8 (ANI): Indian Air Force is today celebrating its 82th anniversary. Chief of Indian Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha said that the IAF's journey of 82 years has witnessed many historic moments and it has emerged as one of the most formidable and respected air forces of the world. To mark the occasion there will be air displaying of various aircrafts as a part of the Air Force Day Parade cum Investiture Ceremony at Air Force Station here. Retired Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, is also seen in attendance. He is the first sportsperson to be made the honourary Group Captain in the Indian Air Force. Oct 8, 2014