SCI launches first shipping service to Myanmar

Chennai, Oct 04 (ANI): India launched its first shipping service to Myanmar connecting both the countries under the concept of 'look east' policy to boost bilateral ties. The shipping corporation of India (SCI) and the ministry of shipping have launched a direct service to Myanmar for the first time with the help of foreign ministry and commerce ministry. The fortnightly service was flagged off at Krishnapatnam Port, one of the fastest growing ports on the East Coast of India, after it sailed from Chennai late Friday. Secretary, Ministry Of Shipping, Vishwapati Trivedi said beyond commercial trade it will strengthen trade relationship between both countries. Trivedi also said they were trying to sign up new agreement with Bangladesh in trade and it's under process considering various restrictions. Oct 4, 2014

Doordarshan faces criticism on showing live speech of Mohan Bhagwat even as I and B Minister comes t

Mumbai/ New Delhi/ Chennai, Oct 04 (ANI): Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar defended decision of state-run television channel Doordarshan (DD) to broadcast speech of RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat live on the occasion of Dussehra festival. Doordarshan for the first time carried Bhagwat address to the RSS members live on the 89th Foundation Day celebrations, where he praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Reacting on the same, CPI (M) leader Brinda Karat sought an apology from the I and B minister. Meanwhile, DMK leader TKS Elangovan said it could set a bad precedent. Congress leader Rashid Alvi criticised the move saying a group should not use a government channel to run its speech live. Oct 4, 2014

Ganesh Venkatadri elated over mention of his suggestion in PM's AIR address

Mumbai, Oct 04 (ANI): Ganesh Venkatadri, whose name was mentioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his first on air radio address to the nation on Friday, felt elated and said his goal was attained while encourages youngsters to connect with their leader via social media. Modi went live on public service All India Radio (AIR) from New Delhi for about 20 minutes, in a pilot of a show he hoped would become a weekly opportunity to reach up to two-thirds of India's 1.2 billion people. Surprised and happy Ganesh Venkatadri, whose suggestion was mentioned by the PM Modi during his radio address, said he felt as if his objective and duty towards the country was fulfilled. Venkatadri had sent an email to the prime minister in which he had mentioned that people should try to remove 10 bad things in them on the day of Dussehra. Oct 4, 2014

At least 32 people killed and many other injured in Patna stampede, probe underway

Patna, Oct 04 (ANI): At least 32 people were killed and manyothers injured in a major stampede in Patna city of Bihar during celebrations of Dussehra. The incident took place at Gandhi Maidan in Patna. Eyewitness's said that chaos was created after an electric wire fell on the ground. According to reports, most of the deceased are women and children. The injured were immediately rushed to Patna Medical College Hospital. District Magistrate, Manish Verma confirmed the death toll and said that the injured were under treatment in the hospital. Meanwhile, locals blamed the absence of any lighting at the venue for the accident and also the police who they alleged had kept two of the four exits closed for the VIP movement. The state government has also announced ex-gratia of Rs. 3 lakh each for the next of kin of the dead. Oct 4, 2014

Automobile sector witnesses a boom in Guwahati

Guwahati, Oct 3 (ANI): Shopping malls, small and big industries, educational institutes, hospitals, better road connectivity and much more - This is Guwahati, a growing metropolis. The growing income in the region is giving boost to the automobile market. Major auto makers are giving special focus on the northeastern market and are expanding their base in the region. New launches in the city have become common now. Many automobile companies are making a beeline to the Northeast. Major automobile brands including Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Volkswagen and Hyundai have already opened their showrooms in the city. Oct 4, 2014

Tesla's electric cars join the luxury Paris Motor Show

Carmakers vaunt their latest offerings at the Paris Motor Show this week, including US company Tesla's luxury electric model which tries to rhyme eco-friendliness with James Bond slickness. Duration: 01:06 Oct 4, 2014

Catholic Church prepares to review its attitudes on marriage

A group of prominent conservative Christians has written to Pope Francis urging him to uphold traditional marriage as the Catholic Church prepares to review its attitudes on an issue that has put it at odds with many of its followers. Duration: 00:55 Oct 4, 2014