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

Major Fire in Agra's Lohar Gali guts over 250 shops

Agra, Oct 04 (ANI): A major fire broke out early on Saturday morning in the famed Lohar Gali area of Agra. Over 250 shops were gutted and several residential flats got damaged in the fire that broke out in a famous market in Agra city of Uttar Pradesh. Around eight fire brigade vans were called in to control the blaze that began at around 2:00 AM. Locals also raised the need for calling the military. However, no reports of casualty or injury were reported. Oct 4, 2014

Sacrificial livestock prices rise across nation ahead of Eid al-Adha

Bijnor/ Patna, Oct 04 (ANI): Livestock prices across India jumped drastically over the last two weeks, despite assurances from authorities that there would not be any significant rise in prices. Prices of sacrificial animals go up every year ahead of Eid al-Adha, which will be celebrated on Monday across the country. Livestock prices have shoot up in Bijnor city and Patna city. Eid-al-Adha, also known as the Festival of Sacrifice, is a Muslim festival which commemorates the obedience of the prophet Ibrahim, who was willing to sacrifice his son when ordered to by God. Eid-al-Adha (Bakr-Eid) is a festival that many Muslims celebrate with special prayers, greetings and gifts. Oct 4, 2014

Unprovoked firing by Pak rangers leave at least one dead, four injured in Poonch

Poonch/New Delhi, Oct 04 (ANI): Unprovoked firing and ceasefire violations by Pakistani Rangers at Indian positions along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir left one dead and injures four civilians. Some civilians sustained injuries while some lost their houses. The entire Gagrian village in the Poonch sector was affected due to firing. Senior Superintendent of Police Shamsher Hussain said there was huge amount of Mortar Shelling and firing was been carried out from both the sides. Meanwhile, Indian troops also retaliated in Saujian area of Poonch sector. However, JD (U) Leader Ali Anwar said it is a very serious matter and India should initiate the dialogue process. Oct 4, 2014

Indian wrestling team arrives in New Delhi after bagging medals in Asiad

New Delhi, Oct 04 (ANI): Indian wrestlers Yogeshwar Dutt and Bajrang arrived in New Delhi on Saturday after bagging gold and silver medal respectively at the 17th Asian Games held in Incheon in South Korea. Dutt outshone Tajikistan's Zalimkhan Yusupov in the men's 65 kg freestyle wrestling match by 1-0, whereas Bajrang had to settle with a silver medal after losing the men's freestyle 61kg final match with 1-3 score to Iran. His compatriot Narsingh Pancham Yadav settled for a bronze in 74kg freestyle. Speaking to mediapersons, Dutt expressed his happiness over the win. Meanwhile, former wrestler and team’s coach, Satpal Singh lauded the sportspersons for bringing accolades to the country. Oct 4, 2014

Violence scuppers hopes of resolving Hong Kong standoff

Hopes of finding a resolution to a week of pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong collapse as students scrap talks with the government over violent attacks by suspected triad members working alongside opposition groups. Duration: 01:34 Oct 4, 2014

SCI launches first shipping service to Myanmar

Chennai, Oct 04 (ANI): India launched its first shipping service to Myanmar connecting both the countries under the concept of 'look east' policy to boost bilateral ties. The shipping corporation of India (SCI) and the ministry of shipping have launched a direct service to Myanmar for the first time with the help of foreign ministry and commerce ministry. The fortnightly service was flagged off at Krishnapatnam Port, one of the fastest growing ports on the East Coast of India, after it sailed from Chennai late Friday. Secretary, Ministry Of Shipping, Vishwapati Trivedi said beyond commercial trade it will strengthen trade relationship between both countries. Trivedi also said they were trying to sign up new agreement with Bangladesh in trade and it's under process considering various restrictions. Oct 4, 2014

Doordarshan faces criticism on showing live speech of Mohan Bhagwat even as I and B Minister comes t

Mumbai/ New Delhi/ Chennai, Oct 04 (ANI): Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar defended decision of state-run television channel Doordarshan (DD) to broadcast speech of RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat live on the occasion of Dussehra festival. Doordarshan for the first time carried Bhagwat address to the RSS members live on the 89th Foundation Day celebrations, where he praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Reacting on the same, CPI (M) leader Brinda Karat sought an apology from the I and B minister. Meanwhile, DMK leader TKS Elangovan said it could set a bad precedent. Congress leader Rashid Alvi criticised the move saying a group should not use a government channel to run its speech live. Oct 4, 2014