Talks with India's Modi fruitful, says Bangladesh PM

Dhaka, Oct 04 (ANI): Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday said her discussions with her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on several issues concerning both the countries in the United Nations were fruitful. During a news conference in Dhaka, Hasina said it was her first meeting with Modi after he came to power in May. She added the bilateral talks with the Indian Prime Minister took place in a very warm and friendly environment. Hasina said Modi praised her attempts for preventing militancy in Bangladesh. Modi talked about issues related to Teesta River and land boundaries with Bangladesh during his first meeting with Hasina. Hasina added that Modi assured to collaborate in several developmental works in Bangladesh and promised to help in the issues concerning trade transit between Nepal, Bhutan and Bangladesh. Oct 4, 2014

Reactions flow in after suspected object found in PM Modi's stand by plane

New Delhi/Gurgaon/Noida, Oct 4 (ANI): Reactions flowed in on Saturday after a defused bomb was found inside an Air India aircraft that was put on standby for Modi's US trip. Indian Airlines Flight Safety Former Director Captain SS Panesar said that the issue is very serious and a high level inquiry should take place. Retired Wing Commander Praful Bakshi said that the inquiry must take place and should not be kept under wraps. Retired Air Vice Marshal Kapil Kak said that there was complete lack of accountability on the part of the security forces. Oct 4, 2014

JKNPP protest as food grains meant for J and K flood victims rot

Jammu/Srinagar, Oct 4 (ANI): Members of Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party staged a hunger strike in Jammu city, demanding stringent action against officials responsible for the rotting of food grains meant for flood victims. District administration of Udhampur dumped the soiled relief material in a community hall, which has been rotting on a railway station. JKNPP MLA Balwant Singh Mankotia demanded probe into the incident. The government of Jammu and Kashmir has decided to provide free ration -50 kilogram each -to the flood affected families for six months. The ration will be available at all district offices of the Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CAPD). Oct 4, 2014

Modi kicks off poll campaign in Haryana, targets Congress Part - 1

Karnal, Oct 04 (ANI): Ahead of assembly polls to be conducted in Haryana and Maharashtra, Prime Minister Narendra Modi kick started the election campaign on Saturday. Addressing a rally in Haryana's Karnal district Modi said that to ensure development of the state, people need to vote for a Congress-free government. Modi said that the Haryana government is spreading lies and saying that the central government has stopped exporting Basmati rice. However, in reality, Congress in Haryana has imposed 4 per cent tax. The PM further said that Congress government did not do anything for pilgrims travelling to Kailash Mansarovar yatra whereas Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) opened a new road to facilitate their travel. Modi said that to determine a better future for the state, people have to vote for Congress-free Haryana. He added that people need to elect a stable government in Haryana with majority which will allow him to do work in the state. He added that the party had initiated 'Prime Minister Krishi Sinchai Yojana' and 'Jan Dhan yojana' for the poor. Oct 4, 2014

Modi kicks off poll campaign in Haryana, targets Congress Part - 2

Karnal, Oct 04 (ANI): Ahead of assembly polls to be conducted in Haryana and Maharashtra, Prime Minister Narendra Modi kick started the election campaign on Saturday. Addressing a rally in Haryana's Karnal district Modi said that to ensure development of the state, people need to vote for a Congress-free government. Modi said that the Haryana government is spreading lies and saying that the central government has stopped exporting Basmati rice. However, in reality, Congress in Haryana has imposed 4 per cent tax. The PM further said that Congress government did not do anything for pilgrims travelling to Kailash Mansarovar yatra whereas Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) opened a new road to facilitate their travel. Modi said that to determine a better future for the state, people have to vote for Congress-free Haryana. He added that people need to elect a stable government in Haryana with majority which will allow him to do work in the state. He added that the party had initiated 'Prime Minister Krishi Sinchai Yojana' and 'Jan Dhan yojana' for the poor. Oct 4, 2014

Modi kicks off poll campaign in Haryana, targets Congress Part - 1

Karnal, Oct 04 (ANI): Ahead of assembly polls to be conducted in Haryana and Maharashtra, Prime Minister Narendra Modi kick started the election campaign on Saturday. Addressing a rally in Haryana's Karnal district Modi said that to ensure development of the state, people need to vote for a Congress-free government. Modi said that the Haryana government is spreading lies and saying that the central government has stopped exporting Basmati rice. However, in reality, Congress in Haryana has imposed 4 per cent tax. The PM further said that Congress government did not do anything for pilgrims travelling to Kailash Mansarovar yatra whereas Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) opened a new road to facilitate their travel. Modi said that to determine a better future for the state, people have to vote for Congress-free Haryana. He added that people need to elect a stable government in Haryana with majority which will allow him to do work in the state. He added that the party had initiated 'Prime Minister Krishi Sinchai Yojana' and 'Jan Dhan yojana' for the poor. Oct 4, 2014

Mong Kok tense after violence

New Delhi, Oct 4 (ANI): The tension in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong was evident in the wake of the clashes overnight between pro-democracy protesters and their opponents. The democracy campaigners are vowing to carry on regardless. Some are accusing the pro-Beijing opposition of orchestrated harassment. Police said they'd arrested 19 people since Friday, including suspected members of the infamous Triad gangs. The pro-democracy protesters are demanding the resignation of Hong Kong's chief executive, which he's rejected. They also want China to reverse a decision to hand-pick the contenders in the 2017 election for a new chief executive, which Beijing opposes. Oct 4, 2014

Two Maoists surrender in Chhattisgarh

Bijapur, Oct 4 (ANI): Two Maoists surrendered in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh due to discriminatory policies by the Naxal organization. The two rebels surrendered after they got to know about the rehabilitation programme for the Maoists and they were also awarded with rupees 10,000 each. The two Maoists have been identified as Yalam Samaiya and Dubba Kanhaiya and they were working for 10 years with a Maoist organization. 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 4, 2014

AIADMK workers hold 'silent protest' in support of Jayalalithaa

Chennai, Oct 4 (ANI): AIADMK workers on Saturday staged a silent hunger protest in Chennai demanding the release of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. Jayalalithaa was convicted guilty in the disproportionate assets case and is sentenced to four years of imprisonment. More than 100 AIADMK workers along with seven from DMDK sat near the statue of former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MG Ramachandran holding placards. AIADMK Chief's supporters feel the verdict was nothing but political vengeance. Meanwhile, her bail plea hearing has been adjourned till October 7 next week. Oct 4, 2014

Politicos react after at least 33 trampled to death in Patna stampede

New Delhi, Oct 4 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Saturday after at least 33 people were killed and many others were injured in stampede that took place at Gandhi Maidan in Patna when people were returning from Dussehra celebrations. BJP leaders Sambit Patra said that the incident is painful and compensations have been announced by the central and the state government. Congress leader Rashid Alvi slammed the state government and said that had the administration taken proper steps, the incident would have not occurred. Other political leaders also blamed the administration for the mishap. Oct 4, 2014

ISIS releases another video beheading British citizen, UK and US vows to bring justice

New Delhi, Oct 04 (ANI): Islamic State militants fighting in Iraq and Syria released a video which purported to show the beheading of a man identified as British citizen Alan Henning. The video showed a man in an orange jumpsuit kneeling in a landscape who was identified as Henning. The kneeling man in the video says, "Because of our parliament's decision to attack the Islamic State, I, as a member of the British public, will now pay the price for that decision,". A male voice then says, "The blood of David Haines was on your hands Cameron," in a reference to Britain's prime minister. "Alan Henning will also be slaughtered, but his blood is on the hands of the British parliament." Reacting on the same, Cameron vowed to bring the killers to justice. Oct 4, 2014