BJP has consensus on Harsh Vardhan as Delhi CM candidate, confirms VK Malhotra

New Delhi, Oct 23 (ANI): As the confusion over announcement of former health minister Harsh Vardhan as BJP’s Delhi CM candidate took rounds before the meeting to be held on Wednesday for the purpose, BJP leader VK Malhotra confirmed that there is a consensus in the party for Vardhan and that a few opposing voices in the party will approve the same after the formal announcement. Oct 23, 2013

Ceasefire violation: Paks main aim is to hassle with India, says JD (U)

New Delhi, Oct 23 (ANI): As the ceasefire violation by Pakistan continued even after India’s Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde visited the country, killing one jawan in RS Pura region of Kashmir, JD (U) leader Sabir Ali said that Pakistan’s main aim is to hassle with India in any way. He further said that Pakistan runs with two types of government, one is democratic government and other is military and that military is powerful and mischievous enough to create troubles for India. Oct 23, 2013

Maoists pose barrier to development, trigger panic to disrupt work

Latehar, Oct 23 (ANI): The only aim of Maoists infested in different parts of the country is to overthrow the present democratic structure by using violence as their primary weapon and to usher what they term as new social order. Giving birth to yet another trouble for the locals, Maoists in Latehar district of Jharkhand pasted threat posters at different places disrupting work in coalfields in the area and thereby hitting dispatch and production work. Police was called on at the spot and they helped dispatch some of the trucks carrying coal. General Manager of Central Coalfields Limited (CCL) in Latehar, MK Mishra said that the departmental production is on but contractual production has been stalled. Oct 23, 2013

Fresh ceasefire violation kills one soldier in Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir/ New Delhi, Oct 23 (ANI): One Border Security Force (BSF) jawan was killed and six others were injured as Pakistani troops resorted to heavy shelling at Indian positions at more than 30 locations along the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir. Earlier on Tuesday, Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde had reviewed security situation in Jammu and Kashmir. Heavy firing from the Pakistan side was reported in the RS Pura and Pargawal sectors and continued for almost six hours throughout the night. Meanwhile, the BJP has condemned the issue and said that the government must take strong actions as Pakistan is killing Indian soldiers one after the other. Oct 23, 2013

Chinese premier holds talks with PM Manmohan Singh

Beijing, Oct 23 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh attended a welcome ceremony hosted by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang on Wednesday. Singh arrived at Beijing on Tuesday for the two-day state visit to China. Keqiang held talks with Singh in the Great Hall of the People on Wednesday morning. During the talks, the two sides exchanged views on bilateral relations and other issues of common interest. This is the second time this year that the heads of government of the two countries have met following Li's visit to India in May. India and China are close to an agreement to stop tension on their contested border touching off confrontation while they try to figure out a way to break decades-old stalemate on overlapping claims to long stretches of the Himalayas. Oct 23, 2013

Wipro registers record revenue growth in second quarter

Bangalore, Oct 23 (ANI): Wipro, India’s third-largest information technology (IT) services firm registered highest revenue growth over the past seven quarters in its core business during the second quarter of the current financial year, backed by an improved demand environment and favorable currency movement. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the company, TN Kurien said this at a news conference in Bangalore on Tuesday while releasing the results for the second quarter. Oct 23, 2013

Onion price reaches Rs. 100 a Kg, BJP slams govt

New Delhi, Oct 23 (ANI): The BJP on Wednesday hit out at the ruling UPA government over the soaring price of onion that reached Rs. 100 a Kg. BJP leader Prakash Javadekar said that the soaring prices of onion is harassing common man. Oct 23, 2013

Funeral of Islamic Jihad militant killed by Israeli troops

A funeral is held in the West Bank for an Islamic Jihad militant killed by Israeli troops. Mohammed Assi was suspected of being responsible for the November 2012 bombing of a Tel Aviv bus that wounded 29 people. Duration: 00:43 Oct 23, 2013

Mali holds conference on decentralisation

A conference on decentralisation took place in Bamako, Mali, on Wednesday to try to resolve the crisis in the north of the country where many Tuareg still want independence in the wake of the military intervention earlier this year. Duration: 1:16 Oct 23, 2013

Huge bibimbap marks Korean Food Day

More than 10,000 people enjoy bibimbap, a popular Korean dish mixed with rice, vegetables, meat, eggs and chili pepper paste, during a traditional food festival called Korean Food Day in Seoul. Duration: 01:25 Oct 23, 2013

UN-OPCW: Syria fully cooperative on chemical disarmament

Syria has so far "fully cooperated" in destroying its massive chemical arsenal, the chief of the joint Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and United Nations mission said Tuesday. Duration: 00:29 Oct 23, 2013

Cambodian opposition supporters protest disputed polls

Thousands of Cambodian opposition supporters protested Wednesday over disputed elections that extended strongman Prime Minister Hun Sen's near three-decade rule, under a heavy security presence after bloody clashes last month. Duration: 00:48 Oct 23, 2013

Kerry calls for action from Iran on nuclear issue

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday "words are no substitute for actions" on the Iran nuclear issue and said it was too early to talk about easing sanctions on the country. Duration: 01:24 Oct 23, 2013