BJP slams Pak for writing to UN and blaming India for ceasefire violations

New Delhi, Oct 12 (ANI): The BJP on Sunday slammed Pakistan for writing to the UN chief on the security situation along the LoC and the International Border with India. In a letter to UN chief Ban ki-moon, Adviser to the Pakistan Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz accused India of "deliberate and unprovoked violations of the ceasefire agreement and cross-border firing" over the past weeks. Oct 12, 2014

Regular contact between State and Centre: Jitendra Singh on cyclone Hudhud

Mumbai, Oct 12 (ANI): Minister of State in PMO Jitendra Singh on Sunday commenting on the cyclone Hudhud said that there has been regular contact between the state government and the central government. He added that army and NDRF are also involved in the relief and rescue operations. He further said that the government is prepared for every situation as they are forewarned. Oct 12, 2014

India makes efforts to send back Pakistani national who crossed border mistakenly

Jammu, Oct 12 (ANI): Officials of paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF) are making constant efforts to send back a Pakistani national who had crossed the border mistakenly and was caught in Jammu region. A resident of Lahore, the old man had come towards Indian side to collect some medicines but was caught by BSF personnel in the wake of exchange of gunfire along the de facto border with Pakistan. BSF has been maintaining a high-alert along the India-Pakistan international border following the recent gun shelling. Deputy Inspector General of BSF, BS Kasane, said the old man has been identified as Mohammad Nadeer and has proved to be innocent after intense investigation was conducted against him. He was caught on October 08. Oct 12, 2014

Two injured in India Pakistan firing

Arnia, Oct 12 (ANI): Two civilians were injured on Sunday as Pakistan yet again fired across border in Jammu district. After nine days of attacking each other with mortars and heavy machine guns, the two armies abruptly stopped fighting on October 09, although their governments kept up the war of words blaming the other of launching unprovoked fire. However, on Saturday, Pakistan border guards targeted 10 Indian border posts in the Poonch sector. Oct 12, 2014

Cyclone Hudhud has hit Jharkhand but with low intensity: Ranchi IMD

Ranchi, Oct 12 (ANI): Ranchi IMD Director BK Mandal on Sunday said that the Cyclone Hudhud has hit Jharkhand but with low intensity. He said that there is rainfall in the state since the morning and is expected to continue till tomorrow. He said that from Tuesday, situation will improve and the weather will get back to normal. Mandal also advised the residents to remain inside their homes and those living in mud houses should move to a reliable shelter. He also said that the department had informed the state government and rescue teams and all essential measures are being taken on their part. Oct 12, 2014

Rahul Gandhi appeals people to vote for Congress in by polls

Ramtek, Oct 12 (ANI): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday while addressing a rally in Ramtek district of Maharashtra appealed people to vote for Congress in the upcoming Maharashtra assembly elections. He added that Congress believes in following the principles of great people and not in making their huge statues like NDA. Oct 12, 2014

Daniel Radcliffe suggests never trust a man with no vices

New Delhi, Oct 12 (ANI): Daniel Radcliffe has suggested that one should "never" trust a man with no vices. The 25-year-old actor, who is preparing for his next role that is playing athlete Seb Coe in 'Gold,' revealed that he has quit drinking, but smoking is the vice that he is holding on to, a leading daily reported. The 'Harry Potter' star added that Seb Coe's 1500-metre record is around 3 minutes 30, but he did 1500 metres in less than six minutes which is all right, particularly, for a committed smoker. The plot of the project, whose production hasn't started yet, revolves around that the story of the athlete's friendship and rivalry with Steve Ovett. Oct 12, 2014

Taylor Swift named Billboard Woman of the Year 2014

New Delhi, Oct 12 (ANI): Taylor Swift has been named Billboard Woman of the Year 2014 which makes her the first artist to receive the award twice. Janice Min, co-president and chief creative officer of Guggenheim Media's Entertainment Group, which includes Billboard, said that as one of the most influential artists of her generation, Swift had seen incredible success on the Billboard charts. The Grammy Award winning singer will receive the prize at the Billboard Women in Music award ceremony in December in New York. Oct 12, 2014

Modi focuses on Maharashtra tourism for employment opportunities

Pandharpur, Oct 12 (ANI): Focusing on tourism, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday while addressing a rally in Maharashtra's Pandharpur said that if lakhs of pilgrims come to the place it will make a huge difference in the lives of the poor, there will be employment and everyone will earn. Taking on the opposition parties, Prime Minister Modi said that farmers commit suicide but that does not affect the Congress-NCP leaders. Oct 12, 2014

Let BJP serve Maharashtra with majority this time: Modi

Pandharpur, Oct 12 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday while addressing a rally in Pandharpur appealed to the people of Maharashtra to make sure the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) achieves majority in the assembly elections to be held after three days. With just one more day left for campaigning before the state goes to polls, the Prime Minister also stated that this year marks the end of Congress and its allies. Oct 12, 2014

Indian army conducts mock drill in Poonch in wake of Pakistan firing

Poonch, Oct 12 (ANI): Indian army conducted mock drill in Poonch sector in Jammu and Kashmir to avoid any casualty during ceasefire violation by Pakistan. India and Pakistan exchanged gunfire across the Kashmir frontier on Saturday. Pakistani troops heavily shelled 15 border out posts and hamlets along the International Border overnight, leaving three persons injured, one of them seriously in Jammu district. After nine days of attacking each other with mortars and heavy machine guns, the two armies abruptly stopped fighting on Thursday night (October 09), although their governments kept up the war of words blaming the other of launching unprovoked fire. Poonch has reported 10 injuries and a death during the cross-border firing. Meanwhile, as part of the mock drill, the army instructed villagers to wait for a siren, after which they should immediately evacuate roads and hide behind solid structures. Oct 12, 2014

Our troops alert on firing, Pak not ready to take back man who crossed border: BSF

Jammu, Oct 12 (ANI): The DIG of BSF, BS Kasana, said on Sunday that the Indian troops are always alert on firing from Pakistani side. Kasana then informed about the Pakistani resident who had accidently crossed the border and came to the Indian side. He said that despite giving entire information about the old man and maintaining regular contact with the Pakistani side, they have refused to accept him as their resident. Oct 12, 2014