Kenyan troops battle to save mall hostages

Heavy gunfire and loud explosions erupted at Nairobi's Westgate shopping mall Monday as Kenyan troops fought Al Qaeda-linked gunmen who were holding hostages after massacring dozens of people. People are running away and journalists are hiding to protect themselves. Duration: 01:15 Sep 23, 2013

Sharad Yadav pays tribute to late Mohan Singh

New Delhi, Sep 22 (ANI): After Samjwadi Party's General Secretary Mohan Singh passed away at AIIMS on Sunday after a prolonged illness, JD (U) President Sharad Yadav paid tribute from his side and his party's behalf and said that Singh was a very sober and balanced person and that his demise was a great loss. Singh was elected three times to the Lok Sabha from Deoria in Uttar Pradesh and was suffering from cancer for the past many days. Sep 22, 2013

Want to visit Muzaffarnagar victims, but opposition's strategies disallow me: Azam Khan

Rampur, Sep 22 (ANI): After refuting all the allegations against him in the Muzaffarnagar communal clashes case, SP leader Azam Khan said on Saturday that he is willing to visit the victims of the riots, but is not able to do so as that will give opposition an opportunity to attack him. Further, he also lashed out at BJP for its corrupt ways. Khan further said that he is not eligible to be a politician if even a small smell of corruption can be sensed from him. Sep 22, 2013

Jailor salutes Muzaffarnagar accused BJP MLAs in UP

Orai, Sep 22 (ANI): In yet another incident of police administration's bend towards politicians and politician's pressure on the police administration, UP police saluted arrested BJP MLAs Sangeet Som and Suresh Rana while they were brought to a jail in Orai city of UP. The accused MLAs are allegedly responsible for inciting the people of the sate and for starting of the communal clashes in Muzaffarnagar district which claimed almost 40 lives. Som is accused of uploading a fake video that played a role in provoking communal tension in Muzaffarnagar and making inflammatory speeches. The BJP MLAs were arrested even after continuous efforts by the BJP senior leaders to avoid any such arrest of its legislators. Sep 22, 2013

Mohan Singh's death a big loss for SP: Atul Anjan

New Delhi, Sept 22 (ANI): Samjwadi Party's general secretary Mohan Singh passed away at AIIMS on Sunday after a prolonged illness. Singh, who was elected three times to the Lok Sabha from Deoria in Uttar Pradesh, was suffering from cancer for the past many days. Speaking to mediapersons in New Delhi, CPI leader Atul Anjaan said that Mohan Singh's demise is a big loss for Samjawadi Party. Sep 22, 2013

BJP slams UP govt for Muzaffarnagar riots

Ghaziabad, Sep 22 (ANI): BJP Chief Rajnath Singh slammed the Uttar Pradesh government for falsely blaming the party of instigating riots in Muzaffarnagar. Singh stated this while addressing a public event in Ghaziabad on Sunday. Meanwhile, Singh also mocked at the ruling Congress party for misplacing files in the coal scam. Sep 22, 2013

Narendra Modi should focus on development of Gujarat: JD (U)

New delhi, Sep 22 (ANI): Taking a dig at Gujarat Chief and BJP's PM Candidate for 2014 polls, Narendra Modi, JD (U) Leader, Sabir Ali said that being a PM candidate does not make him a PM and he is still Chief Minister of Gujarat and should focus of development of his state. Sep 22, 2013

Thousands take to the streets in Bangalore to run in Wipro marathon

Bangalore, Sept 22 (ANI): A large number of running enthusiasts took the streets in Bangalore on Sunday to participate in the 'spirit of Wipro' marathon. The eight edition of the marathon witnessed thousands of participants giving everything to cross the finish line, with the Chairman of Indian software services exporter, Wipro, Azim Premji watching. There were three categories of the race - the five kilometres run, 10 kilometres run and the 21 kilometres run. This marathon takes place in around 50-60 countries around the world. Sep 22, 2013

Specially abled children break shell at sports meet in Shimla

Shimla, Sept 22 (ANI): Over a hundred specially-abled children broke the shell at a sports meet, as they participated in various games in Shimla, bridging the gap between them and the mainstream society. In two-day, 14th edition of FODA (Festival of Differently Abled) festival organized by Bishop Cotton School (BCS), witnessed as many 150 children with different disabilities from 15 different special institutions of the state. Sports activities were organized for the specially abled children on the second day of the FODA.Children participated in four different categories of hearing impaired, visually impaired, physically disabled and mentally challenged indoor and other games. Sep 22, 2013

Suicide attack at Pakistan church kills 40

Peshawar, Sept 22 (ANI): A pair of suicide bombers blew themselves up outside a church on Sunday in the Pakistani city of Peshawar, killing 40 people after mass. Police said that the death toll included at least four children, two policemen and six women and was likely to rise. Seventy others were wounded in the attack which occurred in a densely populated area near a market. A bomb disposal security source said there were two explosions carried out by a pair of attackers. More than 600 parishioners were inside the church for the service. Some residents took to the streets immediately after the attack to protest against the violence. Sep 22, 2013

Digvijay Singh hits out at Narendra Modi, asks if a leopard can change its spots

New Delhi, Sept 22 (ANI): Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Sunday criticized Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi over his criticism of the UPA government. "Good to hear Modi talking about inclusive politics. But can a leopard change its spots?, Singh tweeted. Reacting to Modi's claim that the growth rate was 8.4 per cent when NDA was in power but came down to 4.8 per cent during UPA's rule, he tweeted, "FEKU MODI at his best. Giving fake figures of growth during NDA regime." He also challenged Modi to debate with any Congress leader on the issues of governance and development. "UPA giving its report card every year on every issue. Would Modi pl get his team to look at the UPA Govt website instead of abusing ?," Singh said Sep 22, 2013

JD (U) takes a dig at Narendra Modi's video conference

Patna, Sep 22 (ANI): Taking a dig at BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Janata Dal (United) leader Ali Anwar said that Modi's dream of visiting USA did not come true, that's why now he is using video conferencing to prove his point. Sep 22, 2013

People in Bangladesh celebrate SC's judgment to award Quader Mollah to death

New Delhi, Sep 22 (ANI): In Bangladesh people came out into the streets to celebrate a Supreme Court judgment that awarded death sentence to Abdul Quader Mollah for the beheading of a poet and raping a pre teen and shooting 344 people during the Liberation War of 1971 and another mass killing. Mollah was awarded life imprisonment in February this year, a verdict which sparked of protests on the streets of Bangladesh. Many were shocked that after all these years of waiting, when at last a trial was held and the person was found guilty of such heinous crimes, he was not given the ultimate punishment which already exists in the statute. Sep 22, 2013

Govt working 'pro-actively' to ensure safety of its citizens in Kenya: Syed Akbaruddin

New Delhi, Sept 22 (ANI): Confirming the death of two Indian nationals in the assault on a shopping mall in Nairobi, India's foreign ministry said on Sunday that the country's mission in Kenya was working extensively to ensure the safety of its citizens.Speaking to mediapersons in New Delhi, foreign ministry spokesperson, Syed Akbaruddin confirmed that four Indian nationals were also injured in the attack. He also condemned the attack and offered support to Kenya. Sep 22, 2013