Narendra Modi unfit to be PM: V Narayanasamy

Chennai, Nov 23 (ANI): Hitting out at BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Minister of State in the PMO V Narayanasamy said on Friday that Modi will not have an impact as he has no vision or agenda for the country and he only knows how to abuse. He also said that Modi is unfit for the post of Prime Minister. Nov 23, 2013

Bangladesh Nationalist Party threatens to paralyse country over caretaker government

Dhaka, Nov 23 (ANI): The main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) has threatened to paralyse the country if the schedule of Parliament polls is declared without formation of a caretaker government. BNP secretary general, Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, declared that the BNP and its allies would stage protest rallies across the country on November 24 to press their demand. Earlier, Election Commissioner Shah Nawaz said the schedule of the polls might be declared on November 25. Nov 23, 2013

Arvind Kejriwal on IRS letter

New Delhi, Nov 23 (ANI): The Indian Revenue Service (IRS) Association has shot off a letter to Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal for his remarks that an ordinary income tax inspector makes Rs 1 crore a year and that he could also have earned crores of rupees as income-tax commissioner had he not resigned to embrace social work. The letter also says that such utterances were unnecessarily damaging the image of the fine service. The Association also refuted Kejriwal's claims that he worked as a commissioner of income tax, saying his batch has still not been promoted to that rank. Meanwhile, reacting over this Kejriwal said that this is also a conspiracy against him and he thinks the letter was sent to him on the directions of the Congress party. Nov 23, 2013

PDP's Mehbooba Mufti blames Omar for youth unemployment

Srinagar, Nov 23 (ANI): People's Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti has criticized the Omar Abdullah-led National Conference-Congress Government for taking away job opportunities from the youth and reinstating old people. While addressing media persons Mufti said that chief minister Omar Abdullah is giving extension to old people instead of recruiting youth in the state. She added that the state government is re-employing elderly people for wrong-doings and also held ruling Congress party responsible. Nov 23, 2013

Philippine prisoners return after typhoon mass escape

Nearly half of the detainees who escaped from a flooded jail at the height of Super Typhoon Haiyan have returned, many after helping their families deal with the storm's aftermath. Duration: 01:44 Nov 23, 2013

Pacquiao confident of victory in Macau comeback fight

Filipino boxing great Manny Pacquiao declares he is back to his best as he weighs in comfortably under the 147 pound limit ahead of his comeback fight against American Brandon Rios. Duration: 00:41 Nov 23, 2013

Iran nuclear talks in difficult 'homestretch'

Negotiations between world powers and Iran over the Islamic republic's controversial nuclear programme "remain difficult" and any deal must be worthwhile, British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Saturday. Duration: 00:59 Nov 23, 2013

Spaniards protest against anti-austerity measures

Thousands of Spaniards joined trade unionists and civic groups to protest against the government's punishing austerity measures, two years after Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and his rightwing Popular Party took power in Spain. Duration: 00:49 Nov 23, 2013

It happens: Pushkar Fair

Ajmer, Nov 22, (ANI): Dying form of Indian traditional art, Puppetry got a fresh breath of life and entertains children at famed Pushkar fair in northwestern state of Rajasthan. Artists showed their talent of puppetry and brought back the traditional Rajasthan art form to the minds of the people at the fair in Rajasthan s Ajmer town. The fair, kicked off on November 06, is known worldwide to present a brilliant combination of camel rides, various sporting events, Indian handicrafts, and mouth-savouring food. Set against the backdrop of Rajasthan s picturesque landscape, the annual fair offers a lifetime experience for the tourists. The puppet show attracted visitors especially children as it was clubbed with Rajasthani folk music. Tourist officials said the traditional form of Rajasthani theatre showcased at the road shows conducted across the country provides an opportunity to the artisans to make a quick buck. Apart from being a major tourist spot, the fair attracts hundreds of animal traders and buyers from neighboring states also. Nov 22, 2013

It happens: Kashmir Sufi Festival

Srinagar, Nov 22 (ANI): The Ministry of Tourism in India s Kashmir organised a folk music festival Shahsrang to revive the Sufi legacy of the Valley. The festival kicked off in the summer capital, Srinagar on the banks of famed Dal Lake, at Sher-i-KashmirInternational Conference Centre (SKICC). Shahsrang celebrates various genres of Kashmiri Sufiyana, folk music and Kashmiri light music. The festival includes grand cultural show presented by renowned Kashmiri artists. Shahsrang focuses on the traditional use of mystic poetry, the songs of yearning and remembrance of history that have fashioned Kashmir s folk music into an essential repository of memory and faith. A number of music lovers were seen enjoying the mystic musical performances by various Kashmiri artistes. The defining feature of the society of Jammu and Kashmir is Sufism. It was in a 1400 AD that wandering, itinerant Sufis arrived in Kashmir. Sufism became the way of life for a majority of the peoples of the valley. Nov 22, 2013