Family blames govt for kins death in Patna serial blasts

Gopalganj, Nov 02 (ANI): Family members of a deceased, who was killed in the recent blasts in the Patna, blamed government for not providing adequate medical facilities at the venue. At least six explosions in and around BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's rally venue killed five people and injured 83 on Sunday (October 27). The bombs exploded in quick succession near a crowd of tens of thousands of people waiting to hear Narendra Modi’s speech. Friend of the deceased Munna Shrivastava and also an eyewitness to the incident, Ranjit said that there were no proper facilities available at the bomb blast site due to which his friend lost his life. Nov 2, 2013

People who lost their lives in patna blast should be given honour of a martyr: BJP

New Delhi, Nov 02 (ANI): As BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will visit Bihar during which he will meet the families of the six people killed in serial blasts ahead of his 'Hunkar' rally in Patna on October 27, BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that Patna blasts was a terrorist act and the one who lost their lives in the incident, should be given the honour of a martyr. Nov 2, 2013

BSF organizes Diwali fair

Siliguri/Coimbatore, Nov 02 (ANI): A Diwali fair was organised by the Border Security Force (BSF) 66 Battalion North Bengal Frontier at its headquarter Kadamtala in West Bengal to mark the beginning of festivities of the Hindu festival of lights. The fair was being o rganised with an aim of providing mental relaxation and entertainment to the troops and their families. Apart from different types of food stalls, the fair also had various games, cultural dance performances and a fashion show to attract and entertain a huge number of crowd. Meanwhile, in an effort to create communal harmony, people in Coimbatore also gathered to celebrate Diwali as they lit lamps at a temple and shared sweets with each other. Nov 2, 2013

BJP on Narendra Modis Patna visit to meet kin of Patna blast victims

Patna, Nov 02 (ANI): As BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will visit Bihar during which he will meet the families of the six people killed in serial blasts ahead of his 'Hunkar' rally in Patna on October 27, BJP leader Giriraj Singh said that there was insufficient security provided for Narendra Modi yesterday and security protocols were not followed today. Nov 2, 2013

Greeks react to Golden Dawn killings

Greeks react on Saturday morning after gunmen opened fire outside the offices of Greece's neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party in Athens late Friday, killing two men and injuring a third. Duration: 00:41 Nov 2, 2013

Japan, Russia hold first diplomatic-defence talks

The foreign and defence ministers of Japan and Russia agree to cooperate in fighting terrorism and piracy as the neighbours, still at odds over territorial woes, hold an unprecedented security dialogue. Duration: 00:54 Nov 2, 2013

Pro-Thaksin Thai MPs pass amnesty bill

Political tensions flare in Thailand after lawmakers approved a controversial amnesty that critics fear would allow fugitive former premier Thaksin Shinawatra to return, triggering fresh street protests in the capital. Duration: 02:40 Nov 2, 2013

Mandela's daughter says biopic stirs emotions

Nelson Mandela's daughter Zindzi says it was "therapeutic" to watch the biopic of her father's life, 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom', which premieres in South Africa on Sunday. Duration: 01:38 Nov 2, 2013

Fighting filth with art in Gabon

An artist committed to the cause of cleaning up the Gabonese capital Libreville has begun tagging 'No peeing' on the walls of the city . Nov 2, 2013

A dream ends, illegals rush to leave Saudi El Dorado

Thousands of illegal foreigners, mostly unskilled workers from Asia's poorer countries, are rushing to leave Saudi Arabia before an amnesty expires on Sunday and they risk being fined, or even jailed. Duration: 00:42 Nov 2, 2013

Police probe motive after deadly LA airport shooting

Police are looking for a motive after a gunman opened fire with an assault rifle at Los Angeles International Airport, killing a security agent, creating scenes of chaos and causing widespread flight disruptions. Duration: 01:51 Nov 2, 2013

Raman Singh assures safety against Maoist threats during upcoming state polls

Chhattisgarh, Nov 1 (ANI): Chattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Friday assured of safety and strict policing against Maoist threats during upcoming polls in the province. Voting in Chhattisgarh will be held in two phases on November 11 and November 19. The Intelligence Bureau (IB) has reportedly issued warnings for Bastar region, which is a Maoists stronghold. Earlier on October 19, Maoists had passed on threats to voters by pasting banners in the villages asking them to boycott the upcoming state assembly polls in the region. Reportedly, the Maoists had been going around the villages and distributing pamphlets among the villagers, directing them not to vote. Commenting on the security arrangements Director General of Police (DGP), Ramnivas, said the security agencies will ensure strict policing during polls. Nov 1, 2013

Tallest Statue

Kevadia,Nov 1 (ANI): Indian opposition leader Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of the world's tallest statue on Thursday at a cost of almost $340 million in honor of one of the country's founding fathers, a project he is using to undermine his chief rivals, the Gandhi-Nehru political dynasty. The statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, who was first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru's deputy and his interior minister but often at odds with him, is to be built on a river island in Gujarat, the home state of both Patel and Modi. The statue, twice the size of the Statue of Liberty, is seen as a not-so-subtle bid by Modi and his Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to appropriate an independence-era hero associated with the ruling Congress party that has largely been run by the Nehru-Gandhi family. However, the Gujarat strongman added that the statue would add to the glory and grandeur of India and connect the country. Nov 1, 2013