More than 70 crude bombs found in West Bengal

Malda, Oct 18 (ANI): The Crime Investigation Department (CID) recovered more than 70 crude bombs from a field in Malda district of West Bengal. This recovery comes after two suspected militants were killed and another was injured in the explosion which occurred on October 02 at a house in Khagragarh area of Burdwan district in the state. Two women were arrested in connection with the blast on October 05. The involvement of militant outfits like Lashkar-e-Taiba and Harkat-ul Jihad al-Islami are being suspected in the blast. Also, a joint team of the National Security Guard (NSG) and the National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday recovered ammunition in large quantities from a house in the state. Superintendent of Police (SP) from Malda District, Prasun Banerjee, said that during a raid by the Kaliachok police, they had found material which resembled bombs. He added after the bombs were found, CID bomb disposal wing was informed, which finally recovered them. Oct 18, 2014

Russian envoy to India says no double standards in dealing with Islamic State

New Delhi, Oct 18 (ANI): Russian envoy to India, Alexander Kadakin said that there should not be any double standard in dealing with militants of Islamic State. Kadakin indirectly slammed United States and blamed it of hypocrisy. While addressing mediapersons, Kadakin said Russia and India should work together to bring stability in Afghanistan. Oct 18, 2014

Will chop off hands of lax doctors found playing with lives of poor: Jitan Ram Manjhi

Motihari, Oct 18 (ANI): Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi against caught himself in a controversy after he warned lax doctors that he would chop off their hands if they found neglecting poor patients. He said that he is ready to face any consequences but will always stand for their rights. Manjhi asked the people to avoid going to fake doctors and approach the nearest government hospital. He said this while addressing a public meeting after inaugurating a 70-bed sub-divisional hospital at Pakri Dayal in Bihar's East Champaran district. Oct 18, 2014

3D firecrackers dot markets in Chennai ahead of Diwali

Chennai , Oct 18 (ANI): People thronged markets in Chennai city of Tamil Nadu to buy 3D firecrackers ahead of Hindu festival of lights, Diwali.Diwali is celebrated with great fervour and gaiety all over India as it marks the return of Hindu Lord Rama to Ayodhya after he defeated Ravana, the powerful king of Lanka.Devotees decorate their homes with oil and electric lamps welcoming Lord Rama. They also celebrate by bursting firecrackers at homes with family and friends.A mass firecrackers sale has been organised in Chennai by Tamil Nadu Traders Association. There are about 120 shops selling variety of firecrackers. Joint secretary of Tamil Nadu Traders Association, Abdul Rehman said for children, 3D firecrackers were new in the market. Oct 18, 2014

Hamas calls on Palestinians to 'defend' Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa

Hundreds of Palestinians in Gaza participated in a Hamas-organised rally Friday over Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque, the scene of recurring clashes between Israeli security and Palestinians in recent days. Duration: 00:52 Oct 18, 2014