Crowds cheer Kenyan leader's return from Intl Court

President Uhuru Kenyatta was welcomed by thousands cheering him home Thursday, a day after becoming the first sitting president to appear before the International Criminal Court on crimes against humanity charges. Duration: 01:06 Oct 9, 2014

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik reviews preparedness for Cyclone Hudhud

Bhubaneswar, Oct 9 (ANI): Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursady held a review meeting in the wake of the 'Cyclone Hudhud' alert issued for the state. Meanwhile, the National Crisis Management Committee (NCMC), which is chaired by Union Cabinet Secretary Ajit Kumar Seth, also reviewed the preparedness for dealing with the aftermath of Cyclone Hudhud, which is likely to hit the coasts of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh on October 12. The Cabinet Secretary asked representatives of all Central Ministries, Departments and Chief Secretaries of the concerned State Governments to take necessary steps for preparedness to meet any eventuality from the cyclone. In wake of the cyclonic storm "Hudhud", the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has placed its five Battalions situated at Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, West Bengal and Bihar on high alert. These NDRF battalions comprise of 51 teams. Oct 9, 2014

Cyclone alert for Odisha, Andhra Pradesh

Puri / Visakhapatnam, Oct 9 (ANI): The cyclonic storm Hudhud is getting closer to the Odisha-Andhra Pradesh coast leading to a cyclone warning for Andaman and Nicobar Islands and cyclone alert for north coastal Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha coasts. The government officials say adequate measures have been taken to tackle the situation and its aftermath. Cyclone Hudhud is moving in from the Bay of Bengal and is forecast to bring gales of up to 140 kmph (87 mph), heavy rains and storm surges when it hits the coast of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha on October 12 afternoon. However, the fishing community is scared as the government has not informed them of the approaching cyclone. According to an official of Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) in Visakhapatnam, D Srinivasan, an alert has already been sounded in the coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh. Oct 9, 2014

If farmers progress, India would prosper: Rajnath Singh

Solapur, Oct 9 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday while addressing an election rally in Solapur district of Maharashtra said that the farmer's development will lead to the development of the nation. He added that BJP will launch various programs which will prove beneficial for the farmers. Oct 9, 2014

BSF giving befitting reply to Pak, Modi doesn't need to, says Rajnath

Solapur, Oct 9 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday while addressing an election rally in Solapur district of Maharashtra said that the BSF is giving befitting reply to Pakistan's ceasefire violations. He added that Prime Minister Narendra Modi does not need to reply to the events that are taking place on the International Border and LoC. Oct 9, 2014

Rajnath Singh appeals clear mandate for BJP in Maharashtra by polls

Solapur, Oct 9 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday while addressing an election rally in Solapur district of Maharashtra appealed to the people to give the BJP a clear mandate in the upcoming by polls for the development of the state. He slammed the Congress for failing to control inflation and said that in the four months of Modi's government the prices of the fuel have gone down thrice. Oct 9, 2014

BJP works only for industrialists, claims Rahul Gandhi

Ferozpur Jhirka, Oct 9 (ANI): Stepping up his attack on the BJP, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi said on Thursday that the former only works for industrialists. Earlier today, Congress Member of Parliament (MP) Deepender Singh Hooda held a road show in Sidipura area of Haryana's Jhajjar town where he pledged to make Haryana, an unemployment, starvation and poverty-free state. The elections for the 90-member Haryana state assembly are scheduled to be held next week on October 15, with the counting taking place on October 19. Oct 9, 2014

BJP wants Congress-free Haryana, we want developed Haryana: Deepender Hooda

Jhajjar, Oct 09 (ANI): Congress leader Deepender Singh Hooda during a road show in Sidipura area of Haryana's Jhajjar town said on Thursday that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is looking forward to a Congress-free Haryana, but his party is looking forward to create an unemployment, starvation and poverty-free Haryana. He also criticized the BJP for not fulfilling the promises they made to voters. He also took on the central government for failing to stop the ceasefire violations from across the border. He further added that the BJP needs to answer why the border is unsafe. The elections for the 90-member Haryana state assembly are scheduled to be held next week on October 15, with the counting to take place on October 19. Oct 9, 2014