Trains cancelled in view of anti- bifurcation protests in Andhra Pradesh

Visakhapatnam, Oct 9 (ANI): Around twenty trains were cancelled as the announcement of the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh evoked violent protests, forcing the authorities to clamp a curfew in the region. Deepening the crisis, the Electricity department employees stalled work, plunging large parts of the region into darkness. As a result of the power crisis, many trains have been cancelled. A fresh round of talks failed on Wednesday between Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy and the striking power sector employees, who are reportedly not stepping back. Political analysts have observed that the move to bifurcate Andhra Pradesh, by the center ruling Congress was to shore up its political fortunes. Oct 9, 2013

SP on Rahul Gandhi's rally in UP

Lucknow, Oct 09 (ANI): Even as Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi is scheduled to address two rallies in Aligarh and Rampur on Wednesday, Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal on Wednesday said that people of Uttar Pradesh had earlier rejected Congress and they will never believe in them. Oct 9, 2013

Veerappa Moily on save fuel mission, to travel by metro

New Delhi, Oct 09 (ANI): Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister M. Veerappa Moily will travel by metro on Wednesday as part of a fuel conservation drive. Dr. Moily, who had made the promise last month, will take the metro from Race Course metro station residence and travel to the Central Secretariat station, which is near Shastri Bhawan, the seat of his ministry. Oct 9, 2013

BJP slams Omar Abdullah's comment on Keran infiltration

New Delhi, Oct 09 (ANI): Even as Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said that the situation in Keran is not like a second Kargil as hyped by the media and infiltration attempts from Pakistan keeps going on, especially before the onset of winter, BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that Pakistan has become an international headquarters for terrorism and it is time to strengthen our command on terrorism. Oct 9, 2013

Electricity restored at hospitals, railway stations and airport: Digvijay Singh on Andhra crisis

New Delhi, Oct 9 (ANI): As around twenty trains were cancelled and the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh evoked violent protests, forcing the authorities to clamp a curfew in the region, Congress general Secretary Digvijay Singh said that electricity has been restored for emergency services like hospital, railway station, airport. He also said that talks are under ways with the NGO's who are on strike. Oct 9, 2013

Azad Market Building collapse: 1 dead, four feared trapped

New Delhi, Oct 09 (ANI): A three- storey building collapsed in the Azad Market area in the national capital on Wednesday morning killing a person and injuring others. Four people are feared to be trapped under the rubble. Five fire tenders have rushed to the spot and are engaged in the rescue efforts. According to the witnesses, the building fell like a pack of cards and it sounded as if the area was struck by an earthquake. More details are awaited. Oct 9, 2013

Andhra Pradesh bifurcation is just to gain political mileage: SP

Lucknow, Oct 9 (ANI): Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal on Wednesday said that the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh is being done just to gain political mileage. He further added that such an action could further provoke others to raise demands for dividing other states as well as the country. Oct 9, 2013

The rising aspirations of Bangladeshi youth

Dhaka, Oct 09 (ANI): Economic growth in Bangladesh has historically been fuelled by the garment industry and this sector will continue to grow as China turns even more towards low-cost sources such as Bangladesh. The country's garment industry, has become the base of an economy that was once reliant on aid. Most of the people in this industry are young, both men and women. But of late there have been horrific accidents in the garment industry the most terrible of them being the Savar factory collapse in Dhaka in which more than 1100 people lost their lives, most of them young. Oct 9, 2013

International terrorism expert calls for banning Jamaat-e-Islami

Dhaka, Oct 9 (ANI): International terrorism expert and an academician in Singapore, Rohan Gunaratna, called for the banning of Bangladesh's top Islamic party, Jamaat-e-Islami, for spreading prejudice, suspicion and hatred resulting in widespread anger and acts of violence in the country. Gunaratna said that there should be movement in South Asia against the exploitation of religion. Gunaratna said that extremist and militant groups in Bangladesh have emerged from Jamaat-e-Islami ideology. He also said that there should be greater mobilization on the part of the non-governmental institutions to fight the wave of extremism. Oct 9, 2013

Praful Patel's letter creates controversy, BJP asks for probe

New Delhi, Oct 9 (ANI): After Heavy Industry and Public Enterprises Minister Praful Patel shot off a protest letter to the Defense Minister AK Antony on not letting Public Sector Units compete for the tender of 56 Avro aircraft by Indian Air Force, the BJP on Wednesday said that the aviation deal has compromised on many rules and regulations and the matter should be investigated. Oct 9, 2013

Media hyped Keran infiltration: Omar Abdullah

Srinagar, Oct 9 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said the situation in Keran is not like a second Kargil as hyped by the media. Omar added infiltration attempts from Pakistan keeps going on, especially before the onset of winter. Oct 9, 2013

Eleven Maoists surrender in Odisha

Malkangiri, Oct 9 (ANI): Eleven Maoists, including a woman cadre, surrendered after a brief encounter with the police in Malkangiri district of Odisha. A surrendered Maoist said that they had joined the ultras under a misconception and left after being abused by them. Superintendent of Police, Pramod Kumar Bag said eleven members had surrendered. Over 50 Maoists have surrendered in the area in last four months as they had enough of ill treatment at the hands of their superiors. The rebels, also known as Naxals, have fought for decades in a wide swathe of central and Eastern India, including many resource-rich regions where tensions run high between poor farmers and industrial developers. Oct 9, 2013

Hanks questioned about his diabetes at London film fest

Tom Hanks had to endure soaring temperatures and being sick on by fellow film crew members during the making of director Paul Greengrass's latest movie 'Captain Phillips' which on Wednesday opens the London Film Festival. Duration: 00:22 Oct 9, 2013