PM Modi felicitates India's Asian Games medallists

New Delhi, Oct 14 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday felicitated the medal winners from the recently-concluded Asian Games. The 17th edition of the Asian Games was held in Incheon, South Korea, from September 19 to October 4. Later, in a tweet, the PM also lauded their feats saying they are truly 'India's pride'. India won 57 medals, including 11 gold, at the Asian Games in Incheon, finishing eighth in the overall standings. Oct 14, 2014

Police arrest Maoist commander in Ranchi

Ranchi, Oct 14 (ANI): In a special operation Jharkhand police arrested a Maoist commander who was part of more than fifty militant activities in the region. The police received information that two Maoist groups would be meeting near the Joomla hill area in Ranchi on October 11. An operation was launched by the police and the area was surrounded. He added that around 75 mines had been recovered in the area along with arms and ammunition. Maoists, also known as Naxals, have killed police and politicians, and targeted government buildings and railway tracks in an insurgency that has killed thousands since 1960s. Oct 14, 2014

ISIS flag issue not being ignored: Omar Abdullah

New Delhi, Oct 14 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday said that ISIS flag issue is not being ignored. Talking to mediapersons in New Delhi, Omar said that there is no group of ISIS in the state, few ignorant youths carried the flags of ISIS. He added that the government took action, case was registered and few arrests were also made. Oct 14, 2014

Cyclone Hudhud impact: Fuel crisis in Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam, Oct 14 (ANI): Hundreds of people queued up at petrol stations to buy fuel in wake of cyclone Hudhud devastation in Visakhapatnam on Tuesday. People scramble to buy essentials commodities as long queues were seen at all petrol pumps, milk booths and grocery stores in the city. Many retailers have jacked up prices allegedly to cash in on the shortage of materials. Some of them were unable to get fuel despite standing for long hours. Oct 14, 2014

PM Modi announces compensation to Cyclone Hudhud victims, takes aerial survey of affected areas in A

Vizag, Oct 14 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday chaired a high level meeting to take stock of situation in Andhra Pradesh after the Cyclone Hudhud hit the state. PM Modi lauded the meteorological department for making efficient use of technology in predicting the intensity of the cyclone and thereby mineralizing the effect of the same. He condoled the death of people and announced compensation for the victims. He said that ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh will be given to the next of kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 to those injured from the PM relief fund. PM also assured all help from the central government to the state governments. Later, the prime minister also took aerial survey of the affected areas in Andhra Pradesh. Oct 14, 2014

Rains lash northern India after Cyclone Hudhud moved inland

Lucknow, Oct 14 (ANI): Rains lashed northern India after cyclone Hudhud battered country's eastern coastline and moved inland turning into a weakened storm. After-effects of cyclone Hudhud have been felt in Uttar Pradesh as it has been receiving heavy rainfall in some parts. According to weather office, Hudhud has weakened into a deep depression but is expected to dump heavy rains in northern and northeastern India and, eventually, snow when it reaches the Himalayan Mountains. Oct 14, 2014

All five accused in Dhaula Kuan gangrape case held guilty by Delhi session court

New Delhi, Oct 14 (ANI): A Delhi Session Court on Tuesday convicted all five accused in 2010 abduction and gangrape case in Dhaula Kuan. Lawyer in the case said that the court has held guilty all the accused and that the quantum of punishment will be announced on 17th October. Additional Sessions Judge Virender Bhat had earlier deferred the verdict saying the order was not prepared. Shamshad alias Khutkan, Usman alias Kale, Shahid alias Chhota Billi, Iqbal alias Bada Billi and Kamruddin were being tried for the abduction and gangrape of a 30-year-old call centre executive in Dhaula Kuan area of south Delhi. Oct 14, 2014

Amal Alamuddin is now officially Mrs Amal Alamuddin Clooney

New Delhi, Oct 14 (ANI): Amal Alamuddin, who headed back to work in Athens after the plush Venice nuptials, has taken her husband George Clooney's name. The new bride has changed her name on her law firm's website, making " Amal Alamuddin Clooney" as her official name, a leading daily reported. Amal was spotted with her team while advising the government on the return of the Parthenon Marbles from Britain. Oct 14, 2014

PM Modi reaches Visakhapatnam to review situation after cyclone Hudhud

Visakhapatnam, Oct 14 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday arrived at the port city of Visakhapatnam to review the situation after cyclone Hudhud hit the states of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. Modi was accompanied by Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu. The PM will also be conducting an aerial survey of the cyclone affected areas in both the states. Modi has instructed top officials to ensure that there is no bottleneck in relief and rescue work in the cyclone affected areas of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. He also asked them to continue to work closely with the affected states. Oct 14, 2014