Modi accuses previous Congress Govt for hindering development

Tasgaon, Oct 5 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday assailed the previous Congress government during a rally in Tasgaon, Maharashtra. Modi said that the Congress government is responsible for hindering development in the country. Oct 5, 2014

Muslims in Kerala mark Eid-al-Adha with prayers

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 5 (ANI): Muslims in Kerala attended morning prayers and greeted each other in mosques and open grounds on the occasion of Eid-al-Adha on Sunday, marking the end of annual Haj in holy land of Mecca. The festival, also known as the Feast of the Sacrifice, is a day to commemorate the Prophet Abraham's willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail on God's command. Men, women and children attended the morning prayers that were held at the central stadium in Thiruvananthapuram city. A resident of the city, KC Abdul Gafoor said they are praying for the betterment of every human being and for the prosperity of India. Oct 5, 2014

Kashmir to witness gloomy Eid-al-Adha this year due to floods

Srinagar, Oct 05 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir is witnessing subdued preparations for Eid this time due to the floods that devastated the state last month, leaving hundreds dead and thousands homeless. There is no rush in the markets or festivity to be seen. The animal traders in Srinagar city say this year they have less to offer for animal sacrifices as most of their livestock perished in the floods. The blockage of transport system due to damage to infrastructure has also marred their business. India would be observing Eid-al-Adha, one of the two most important festivals in the Islamic calendar, on Monday. It marks the end of an annual Haj or pilgrimage to Mecca. A goat-seller, Mohammad Yousuf said that he is unsure about his business as the valley has still not recovered from the floods. Oct 5, 2014

Two TMC leaders brutally murdered in West Bengal's Bankura district

Bankura, Oct 05 (ANI): Two leaders of the Trinamool Congress (TMC) party were brutally murdered early on Sunday morning in Bankura district of West Bengal. Bikash Dutta, 45 and his father Madhu, 65, died after their throats were slit. Bikash Dutta was the president of Trinamool Congress Local Committee in Hatgram within Bankura district's Indpur community. Talking to mediapersons, party leader Subhasis Batabyal said few miscreants whose aim is to break the party and grab power might be the cause behind this brutal killing. Though Bikash was threatened quite often but nobody expected that he would be murdered. Oct 5, 2014

Politicos and security experts react on Musharraf's provoking remarks about India

New Delhi, Oct 5 (ANI): Politicos and security experts on Sunday stated that the former Pakistani president and military ruler General (retired) Pervez Musharraf's provoking remarks about India should not be taken seriously as he is taking all moves to ensure his safety in the country. Musharraf has sought to blame India for ceasefire violations along Line of Control, saying it should stop testing the "patience and resolve" of Pakistani Army. Oct 5, 2014

Won't speak a word against Shiv Sena as a tribute to Balasaheb: Modi

Tasgaon, Oct 5 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing people during a rally in Tasgaon, Maharashtra said that he won't speak anything against the Shiv Sena. Modi said these are the first assembly elections to take place in absence of Balasaheb Thackeray who stood for the rights of people and therefore as a tribute to him he will not speak against his party. Oct 5, 2014

Reactions pour in after Bihar CM blames crowd for Patna stampede

New Delhi, Oct 5 (ANI): Reactions poured in on Sunday after Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi refuting the charges of incompetence of his government in handling the situation of stampede that occurred in Patna's Gandhi Maidan after Dussehra celebrations were over, blamed the crowd for the incident. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that blaming the crowd which was subjected to panic is unreasonable. NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that he should have accepted that the incident was a result of his government's incompetence and should have assured the people of Bihar that such incident would not occur in future. Oct 5, 2014

Politicos react after heavy firing by Pakistan in Poonch

New Delhi, Oct 5 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Sunday after heavy and unprovoked firing by Pakistani troops took place in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy commenting on the ongoing ceasefire violations said that the country should start preparing for war with Pakistan. NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that the government should have serious talks with the Pakistan officials regarding border issues. Meanwhile, Defence expert Praful Bakshi said that Pakistan Army is not under the control of Pakistan government unlike India and there has been a power conflict between the two. Oct 5, 2014

Modi targets Sharad Pawar over corruption, underdevelopment

Tasgaon, Oct 5 (ANI): Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi on Sunday attacked former Maharashtra Chief Minister and NCP leader Sharad Pawar over huge corruption and underdevelopment in Maharashtra. Modi held Pawar responsible for large number of suicide cases by farmers in his state. Oct 5, 2014