Police kill 2 women Maoist cadres in Maharastra

Gadchiroli, Oct 30 (ANI): Police killed two women Maoist cadres in an exchange of fire with the rebels at Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra. Interacting with the reporters, superintendent of police, Mohammed Suwez Haque, confirmed the killings. Haque further said that in an ambush by the rebels, following the first encounter, police lost one of its personnel. Police had also recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition after raiding the area, where the deceased were hiding. Oct 30, 2013

Non Congress non BJP meet: NCP claims their participation will not create problem for UPA

New Delhi, Oct 30 (ANI): As leaders of more than a dozen regional parties headed on Wednesday to a Left-sponsored convention on communalism that is widely seen as a move to forge a non-Congress, non-BJP coalition ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the NCP which is an ally of the Congress and is also participating in the meet claimed that their participation will not create any problem for the UPA. NCP leader DP Tripathi though emphasized that the Congress is considered as secular by all parties, added that the NCP is the only political party which has consistently demanded for the unity of all secular parties of the nation. Oct 30, 2013

Unnao gold hunt: ASI to continue digging for treasure

New Delhi/Daundia Khera, Oct 30 (ANI): Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) will expand the excavation area at an ancient fort in Uttar Pradesh after it failed to trace tonnes of gold lying buried under the palace as dreamt by a Hindu sage. Addressing a news conference, the Director General of ASI, Praveen Shrivastava, rubbished the media reports about ASI calling off the excavation at the fort in Daundia Khera village. Oct 30, 2013

BNP strike takes toll on cross-border India- Bangladesh trade

South Dinajpur/ Dhaka, Oct 30 (ANI): The ongoing strike in Bangladesh called by the opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) took a toll on the cross-border trade with India, which left hundreds of trucks stranded at the transit point in West Bengal. BNP began a three-day strike in the country on Sunday demanding a caretaker government during the upcoming national elections in 2014. The truck drivers expressed their ire over the strike as they were not allowed to cross the border and unload their goods, specially the perishable items. Oct 30, 2013

D Raja on non BJP-non Congress front meeting

New Delhi, Oct 30 (ANI): Talking about the Non-Congress, Non-BJP meet which is scheduled to take place in Delhi on Wednesday, CPI leader D Raja said that it is time to rise to the occasion and save the integrity of the people of the country. Raja also said that the communal forces are a threat for the country. He further exuded confidence over the success of the meet. Oct 30, 2013

Nitish Kumar should apologize for Patna blasts: BJP

New Delhi, Oct 30 (ANI): BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar on Wednesday hit out at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for comparing his Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi to German dictator Adolf Hitler, saying the former should apologise to the nation for the Patna blasts. Speaking at the Janata Dal (United)'s camp in Rajgir yesterday, the Bihar Chief Minister accusing Modi of telling lies and being a believer in fascism and a Hitler acolyte and, thus, a threat to democracy. Oct 30, 2013

Terrorists cant infiltrate without Pakistani Armys support: Antony

New Delhi, Oct 30 (ANI): Defence Minister AK Antony on Wednesday said that infiltration attempts along the Line of Control are on rise. However, Antony assured the nation that India’s armed forces are fully prepared to meet any challenge regarding border security. Antony also added that it is impossible for terrorists to infiltrate without the support of the Pakistani Army. Oct 30, 2013

Non-Congress, Non-BJP meet will provide secular alternative to people: JD (S)

New Delhi, Oct 30 (ANI): Talking about the Non-Congress, Non-BJP meet which is scheduled to take place in Delhi on Wednesday, JD (S) leader Danish Ali said that people now want a secular alternative from the Congress and JP and the meet is to create the same. Further, he said that the convention is against communalism and will create communal harmony. Oct 30, 2013

At least 40 killed in bus fire at Bangalore-Hyderabad national highway

Mehboobnagar, Oct 30 (ANI): At least 40 people are feared dead when a private Volvo bus traveling from Bangalore to Hyderabad catches fire after it hit an oil tanker on Bangalore-Hyderabad national highway fire early Wednesday morning. Most of the passengers on the air-conditioned luxury bus were asleep when the driver hit the oil tanker trying to overtake another vehicle. The tank burst, causing the fire. Some passengers an driver and cleaner of the bus managed to break the glass windows of the bus and escape before the fire engulfed it completely. The injured were taken to Government hospital at Wanaparthy and later are being shifted to Apollo hospital in Hyderabad. Oct 30, 2013

At least 2 killed in Manipur bomb blast

Imphal, Oct 30 (ANI): At least two people were killed and seven others injured when a powerful bomb was detonated near Manipur Chief Minister's Okram Ibobi Singh residence on Wednesday in Imphal. The injured people were rushed to the hospital and their condition is said to be serious. The bomb was placed under a cart in an area where migrant daily wage earners line up their carts. Most migrant workers here hail from Bihar and Assam. On Tuesday five persons were injured in a blast that hit a market complex in the state capital. Oct 30, 2013

Djiboutian troops give Somali hospital crucial supplies

Djiboutian troops serving under AMISOM, the African Union Peacekeeping mission for Somalia, have been donating much needed medical supplies to Somalia's Belet Wyene General Hospital, a lifeline for many residents. Duration: 0:38 Oct 30, 2013