RSS observes Dussehra festivities with worship of weapons, cadres' parade in Haryana

Gurgaon, Sep 28 (ANI): Cadres of the RSS, observed Dussehra festivities in Gurgaon city in Haryana, by performing the ancient Indian ritual of worshipping weapons (Shastra Puja) and holding a cadets' parade to show its preparedness to gain victory over evil, which is the symbol of the festival. On Sunday, RSS cadres attired in their khaki short pants, white shirts and black caps, performed drills holding sticks and also took part in a parade to mark the day. A cadet, Prabhat Sharma, said that more than 200 activists were present on this occasion of weapon worship in Gurgaon. The Hindu festival of 'Dussera' marks the conquest of Hindu divinity Lord Rama, over the demon king Ravana, who is believed to have ruled the island of Lanka. Sep 28, 2014

President's rule imposed in Maharashtra ahead of polls

New Delhi, Sep 28 (ANI): President's rule has been imposed in Maharashtra on Sunday; three days after former Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan submitted his resignation as his government lost the majority following NCP's official withdrawal from the alliance. Maharashtra has gone under President's Rule fifteen days before the state will go for its next assembly election scheduled to be held in the state on October 15. On Saturday, Home Minister Rajnath Singh had chaired the emergency cabinet meeting which approved the imposition of the President's Rule in Maharashtra. Sep 28, 2014

O Panneerselvam to be next Tamil Nadu CM

Chennai, Sept 28 (ANI): A day after a special court in Bangalore convicted and sentenced J Jayalalithaa to four years imprisonment in a disproportionate assets case, O Panneerselvam was chosen to be Tamil Nadu's new chief minister. The decision was taken at a meeting of AIADMK MLAs at the party headquarters in Chennai on Sunday. Earlier, J Jayalalithaa had conveyed to senior party colleagues that her choice as the state's next CM is her close aide O Panneerselvam. Panneerselvam was also earlier elevated to the position of chief minister in 2001 when Jayalalithaa had to step down following her conviction in the Tansi land deal case; she was subsequently acquitted. Sep 28, 2014

Excitement builds up before PM Narendra Modi's speech at Madison Square Garden

New York, Sep 28 (ANI): Excitement is building up as the Indian diaspora in the US is willing to go to any extent to watch Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address at Madison Square Garden on Sunday. Modi's event at MSG in midtown Manhattan is estimated to cost USD 1.5 million and the organisers have so far raised more than USD 2 million. Sep 28, 2014

FIR lodged against Karunanidhi-Stalin over DMK-AIADMK clash

Chennai, Sep 28 (ANI): Chennai police on Sunday filed FIRs against DMK Chief M Karunanidhi and his son MK Stalin following the clashes between their supporters and AIADMK workers. Three FIRs have been lodged at the Royapettah Police Station against the two leaders and their supporters. The FIRs were lodged after some AIADMK workers alleged that some DMK supporters attacked them with deadly weapons near Karunanidhi's residence while they were protesting against DMK Chief. AIADMK workers were protesting against the DMK leaders alleging them for foisting the Disproportionate Assets case that led to the conviction of AIADMK Chief Jayalalithaa by a Bangalore special court yesterday. Sep 28, 2014

I am Tech Savy says Lara Dutta

New Delhi, Sept 28 (ANI) : Bollywood diva Lara Dutta was spotted in the capital at the launch of Samsung Galaxy Alpha smartphone. She is the partner face for the brand and when asked about her being tech savvy the 'No Entry' actor said...Former Miss Universe is married to Tennis champ Mahesh Bhupathi and is set to make her TV debut with a reality show. Sep 28, 2014

Samsung unveils Galaxy Alpha Smartphone

New Delhi, Sept 28 (ANI) : Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. unveiled its new design approach with the Galaxy Alpha, the latest addition to the Samsung Galaxy smartphone line. The Galaxy Alpha features a sophisticated design in a carefully constructed compact body with a metal frame.At the launch of the new device Mr. Asim Warsi, Vice President Mobile and IT of Samsung India, said..The handset is equipped with 4.7 inch HD AMOLED display, Octa Core processor, 12 MP (rear)/2.1 MP (front) camera and some innovative features such as Ultra-Power Saving Mode, S Health and Finger Print Scanner.Priced at Rs. 39,990 the Galaxy smartphone will be available in India from 1st week of October. Sep 28, 2014

Cassette Store Day aims to bring back antiquated format

The second ever Cassette Store Day, held in the UK and the US on Saturday, aims to revive interest in the antiquated format with special events and new releases, with the Rough Trade store in Brooklyn amongst those taking part. Duration: 01:16 Sep 28, 2014

Echoes of the past at Ukraine's rebel-held WWII monument

On a clear day, you can see the Azov Sea some ninety kilometres away from Savur-Mogyla, the massive hill in eastern Ukraine where thousands of Soviet and German soldiers perished during World War II. Duration: 01:15 Sep 28, 2014

China matures into major global wine producer

Just a few years ago barely anyone had heard of wines from Ningxia in China. But today it is producing some of the country's best vintages and it doesn't plan on stopping there. Duration: 01:14 Sep 28, 2014