Saudi set for Hajj despite MERS virus fears

Saudi Arabia is gearing up for next week's hajj with scores of pilgrims set to miss the world's largest annual gathering over construction work and fears about a deadly virus. Duration: 00:33 Oct 9, 2013

Rajnath Singh claims BJP will emerge victorious in forthcoming polls

Mumbai, Oct 08 (ANI): A confident Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said that his party would emerge victorious in the upcoming assembly elections and 2014 Lok Sabha polls, and charged the ruling Congress party of attempting to divert the attention from its failures. Singh said that the BJP would contest the elections on the issue of good governance and development, because the people of this country have seen the performance of BJP-led NDA government. Oct 8, 2013

Sonia Gandhi lays foundation stone of railway wheel factory in Rae Bareli

Raebareli, Oct 08 (ANI): Congress Chief, Sonia Gandhi, laid foundation stone of railway wheel factory in her parliamentary constituency, Rae Bareli, on Tuesday (October 08). The Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL) and Indian Railways has signed a agreement to set up the country's largest forged wheel plant, which will produce 1,00,000 forged wheels per annum in the first phase. While interacting with the media persons she said that government has promised Food Security and by getting this revolutionary Bill passed they have fulfilled their promise. Oct 8, 2013

Tripura opens market for Bangladeshi products

Tripura, Oct 08 (ANI): In a bid to boost bilateral trade relations with neighbouring Bangladesh, authorities in Tripura state allowed setting up of a market, which would sell Bangladeshi products in the country. The provincial government of Tripura has provided a permanent market place for Bangladeshi Businessmen where they can sell their products ranging from sarees, handloom products, plastic products, melamine crockery, rubber, electric and electronic goods. This is a first of its kind market in the country where under one roof all Bangladeshi products would be available for the Indian consumers. Trade volume between India and Bangladesh has dramatically increased after India has given tax relief to several Bangladeshi commodities. Oct 8, 2013

SC allows Srinivasan to take charge as BCCI president

New Delhi, Oct 08 (ANI): Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed N Srinivasan to take charge as BCCI President after creating a new panel into the case of IPL spot fixing, which will submit its report to the Supreme Court after 4 months, as confirmed by Aditya Verma who is the petitioner in the case and also Secretary of Cricket Association of Bihar. Oct 8, 2013

Railway Minister asks agitators not to disturb train services

New Delhi, Oct 08 (ANI): As the electricity department in Seemandhra struck work, plunging large parts of the region into darkness, following a hunger strike by the TDP Chief Chandra Babu Naidu and YSR Congress Party Chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy in New Delhi, Railway Minister, Mallikarjun Kharge asked the electricity board to resume operations and added that some trains have been taken off tracks in the day in order to deal with the crisis. Oct 8, 2013

Passing out parade of the 8th batch of women police constables held in Manipur

Manipur, Oct 08 (ANI): Altogether, 857 out of 908 woman police constables of the 8th batch took part in the passing out parade. During the ceremony Deputy Chief Minister, Gaikhangam, inspected the contingents and took the salute of the Passing out Parade. A march past was taken out by the constables as part of the ceremony. Many MLAs, high ranking police officials including the DGP, and parents were present at the function. During the ceremony, the chief guest also presented prizes to constables who had done well during their training. Increasingly women are coming forward to join the police as they can play a major role in fighting crimes against women and children. Oct 8, 2013

Aarushi Murder Case: SC dismisses plea of Talwars seeking polygraph reports of helpers

New Delhi/ Noida, Oct 08 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed the petition seeking reports of polygraph, brain mapping and narco-analysis tests of the servants, filed by the dentist couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar who are accused of killing their teenage daughter Aarushi Talwar and domestic help Hemraj. Reportedly, the final arguments in the case will be held in the Ghaziabad federal police court. CBI advocate Rajiv Nanda, said that Talwars had approached the apex court challenging the order of the trial court. Oct 8, 2013

Japan promotes environment friendly technology, green energy

Tokyo, Oct 08 (ANI): INDOPRIX is a series of national championships of motorcycle in Indonesia. The event offers the world class level competition for "Moped" under-bone frame motorcycle with 125cc and 110cc at its top speed of 160km/h. In final battle of total 5 series in circuit Balipat, Binuang in South Kalimantan, Yamaha racing team rider with Jupiter Z1, Sigit PD registered a victory. Sigit became an annual champion after accumulating the highest total score with 182 points at 125cc, and 174 points at 110cc. Yamaha Fuel Injection became the first to win two classes at INDOPRIX with Jupiter Z1 model, soon after Jupiter Z1 was released in 2012, two titles immediately rewarded in the first year. Oct 8, 2013

Dalit community is spines of Congress Party: Rahul Gandhi - Part - 1

New Delhi, Oct 08 (ANI): Addressing a function of the Bhagwan Valmiki Foundation in Delhi, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi said on Tuesday that Dalit community is spines of the Congress party and that they should be given greater representation in the party. Further, attacking the opposition, Gandhi said that the opposition never bothered hold the hands of the poor or interact with them and that is the reason for them losing the elections every time because just talking about ‘shining India won’t make it shine actually’. Oct 8, 2013

Decision on Telangana taken for political gains: Chandrababu Naidu

New Delhi, Oct 08 (ANI): Telugu Desam Party chief N Chandrababu Naidu, who is on an indefinite hunger strike against the creation of Telangana, on Tuesday said that Congress took the decision for political gains. As the total shutdown of Seemandhra entered the fifth day, the region comprising 13 districts of the state is plunging into total chaos. Oct 8, 2013