PM Modi refers NCP-Congress as 'chor lootere bhai bhai' during election rally in Gondia Part - 1

Gondia, Oct 05 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday while addressing an election rally in Gondia district of Maharashtra referred NCP and Congress as 'chor lootere bhai bhai' who have been looting the state of Maharashtra from 15 years. Taking a dig at Sharad Pawar, Modi said that since Pawar knew that he would lose the Lok Sabha elections, hence he didn't fight the elections himself and made Praful Patel a scapegoat. He added that for the development of Maharashtra, it is necessary that a clear mandate is given to a party. Oct 5, 2014

Congress replies back to BJP, says will make sure Modi doesn't fool people anymore

New Delhi, Oct 05 (ANI): Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Sunday replies back to BJP's criticism and questioned if the biggest remote control these days is in Nagpur. Singhvi said that as a responsible opposition party, Congress will try its best to make sure that Prime Minister Narendra Modi does not fool people anymore. Singhvi also alleged that the key reforms undertaken by the BJP government were introduced by the previous UPA government and that BJP adopted those policies without even giving credit to Congress. Singhvi also questioned BJP on its defeat in the previous elections than the 2014 LS polls and said that Congress was defeated just because BJP's false advertisements worked. Oct 5, 2014

President greets nation on Eid-ul-Zuha

New Delhi, Oct 05 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee has greeted the nation on the occasion of Eid-ul-Zuha, which will be celebrated tomorrow. "On the occasion of Eid-ul-Zuha, I convey greetings and best wishes to all fellow citizens, especially my Muslim brothers and sisters," President Mukherjee said in his message. "Eid-ul-Zuha symbolizes sacrifice, faith and devotion. Let us this day imbibe the spirit of universal love, brotherhood, sacrifice and service which constitute eternal values always upheld by our composite culture and work unitedly for peace, progress and prosperity of our nation and the world," he added. Oct 5, 2014

Suspect in MP stripped and dragged to court, Congress demands explanation

Bhopal, Oct 05 (ANI): Madhya Pradesh Police invited controversy for dragging a suspect to a district court in the Gandhinagar area of Bhopal after allegedly stripping and chaining him. The video also witnessed an alleged culprit being taken with respect while the suspect is being brutally dragged. The Congress on Sunday sought an explanation from Home Minister Rajnath Singh and demanded prompt action against those guilty. Congress leader Manak Agarwal accused Home Minister of not doing his duty and instead attending rallies. Oct 5, 2014

BJP promised 'ache din' but offered 'bitter medicines' to people: BS Hooda

Shazadpur, Oct 05 (ANI): Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda while addressing an election rally on Sunday said that BJP before the Lok Sabha polls promised 'ache din' but after coming to power offered the people only 'bitter medicines'. He further added that the Haryana government for the welfare of the farmers has decided that the interest of the loans taken by the farmers will be paid by the government. Oct 5, 2014

Martyr killed in Kashmir blast laid to rest with military honours

Poonch, Oct 05 (ANI): As the soldier who died in a blast in Kashmir was laid to rest with full military honours on Sunday, senior officials of the Indian Army attending the funeral promised stern action against Pakistan. An improvised explosive device (IED) triggered by militants near the Line of Control (LoC) at the Balnoi battalion in Poonch district of Kashmir on Saturday killed one soldier and injured another. Both the soldiers were on patrol along the LoC in Balnoi sector when the IED blast injured both of them wherein soldier Akshaya Godbole succumbed to his injuries while Shubam Khadatkar was taken to hospital for treatment. Brigadier Neeraj Vasney of 16 Corps said the Indian troops were giving a fitting reply to the constant firing and ceasefire violation from Pakistan's side that has been going on for the past three days in Poonch sector. Oct 5, 2014

Respect for Balasaheb Thackeray remains consistent despite BJP-SS separation: Rajnath Singh

Chimur, Oct 5 (ANI): Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said that although the 25-year old BJP-Shiv Sena alliance has ended but the separation has not affected the respect Singh had for late Balasaheb Thackeray. Singh said that all the BJP workers have the same respect for Thackeray which was there years back. He added that Thackeray will always be respected and loved by Indians. Oct 5, 2014

Former Jharkhand minister arrested for Maoist links

New Delhi, Oct 5 (ANI): Former Jharkhand minister arrested for Maoist links According to reports, Sao has been accused of founding the ultra unit Jharkhand Tigers, following which he had to resign from the Hemant Soren-led Cabinet in the state. Oct 5, 2014

Rajnath targets Congress, urges Maharashtrians to vote for BJP

Chimur, Oct 5 (ANI): Taking potshots at the Congress, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday urged the people to vote for the BJP in the upcoming assembly polls for prosperity and progress of Maharashtra. He attacked Congress for not being able to make India a powerful nation in its sixty years of governance. He further said that BJP after coming to power in the last four months has controlled the inflation which had reached skies during Congress rule. The election for 288-member Maharashtra Assembly is scheduled to be held on October 15 while the counting of votes will take place on October 19. Oct 5, 2014

Lone tiger cub nursed by female dog in Indore zoo

Indore, Oct 5 (ANI): A lone tiger cub, which escaped death after her mother accidentally jabbed her teeth into its body, is now being given special care by the zoo authorities in Madhya Pradesh and being fed milk by a female dog after it was separated from the mother. Shivani, a white tigress at the zoo in Indore city, had given birth to four cubs last month after cross breeding with a yellow tiger, first such case in the country. However, three cubs died due to mishandling by the big cat. Meanwhile, Uttam Yadav, doctor at the zoo, said they did not want to send the lone surviving tiger cub to the mother as they feared that it might also be killed. In order to provide milk to the tiger cub, the zoo authorities carried on a small experiment where the tiger cub could be nursed by a female dog. Yadav said the dog named Jimmy now considers the tiger cub as her own child. Oct 5, 2014

Tripura and West Bengal enforce strict norms to control water pollution post Durga Puja

Agartala/ Siliguri, Oct 05 (ANI): State authorities in Tripura and West Bengal have enforced strict pollution norms in reference to idol immersion for Hindu festival Durga Puja, so as to control pollution level in the water bodies. The municipal bodies have asked their staff, with the help of volunteers, to carry out cleaning process soon after the idols are immersed in the river. Hindu festival Durga Puja celebrates the victory of good over evil. The festival culminates with the immersion of the Durga idols into water bodies. Meanwhile, the municipal body in Siliguri city of West Bengal has also made similar arrangements to keep the rivers clean. For the first time, at both the places, the cleaning teams did not waste any time to carry out their work of cleaning rivers after the immersion of idols of the goddess. Oct 5, 2014