SP wants Narendra Modi to talk of development in his campaigns

Lucknow, Oct 26 (ANI): Commenting on Narendra Modi's Jhansi rally, Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Naresh Agarwal said that unless the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial aspirant talks about development or eradication of poverty, the people would never vote for the party. Oct 26, 2013

Maharashtra government involved in sugar scam: Medha Patkar

Pune, Oct 26 (ANI): Social activist, Medha Patkar has blamed the Maharashtra government for the poor condition of co-operative sugar factories saying it was involved in multi-billion sugar scam. Patkar alleged that a multi-billion scam has taken place in the co-operative sugar industry through the sale of 40 co-operative sugar factories to private firms in the state. Speaking to mediapersons, Patkar said that the politicians who are running the co-operative sugar factories first ensured that the factories turned 'sick' and later sold them to private firms run by their own men for a meagre amount. Patkar said the co-operative sector should survive and thrive in Maharashtra, as it has played an important role in the development of the state. Patkar said a high-level judicial probe should to be conducted. Oct 26, 2013

Babulal Nagar claims innocence, denies charges of rape

Jaipur, Oct 26 (ANI): Former Rajasthan Minister Babulal Nagar, who has been arrested by the CBI, denied the charges of rape levelled against him by a 35-year-old woman. The CBI arrested Nagar on Friday on charges of raping and assaulting the woman. Earlier on October 9, the investigating agency took over the probe from Rajasthan Police, which had registered the case against Nagar. Oct 26, 2013

At least 700 migrants rescued off Italy

Nearly 700 refugees including dozens of Eritreans have been rescued off Sicily in five operations, as leaders grapple with the issue of illegal immigration at a European Union summit. Duration: 01:28 Oct 26, 2013

Peru's Fujimori seeks switch to house arrest

A Peruvian judge considers a request by former president Alberto Fujimori, who was sentenced to 25 years in prison for crimes against humanity, to be moved to house arrest. Duration: 00:49 Oct 26, 2013

Thousands march in Taiwan for same-sex marriage

Tens of thousands of people rally in Taiwan in Asia's largest gay parade, organisers say, as the island's parliament is set to review a bill on same-sex marriages. Duration: 00:48 Oct 26, 2013

Russia takes Olympic torch to North Pole

Russia has lit the Olympic flame at the North Pole for the first time as part of a spectacular relay ahead of the Sochi Winter Games, organisers say. Duration: 01:00 Oct 26, 2013

Greenpeace activists stage Eiffel Tower protest

Greenpeace activists stage a two-hour protest in a tent suspended from the second floor of the Eiffel Tower, over Russia's detention of 30 members of the environmental lobby group. Duration: 01:15 Oct 26, 2013

Thug Narendra Modi in fear of Rahul Gandhis mass youth appeal: Congress

New Delhi, Oct 25 (ANI): Even as BJP’s PM Candidate, Narendra Modi lashed out at Congress Vice President, Rahul Gandhi for alleging that an intelligence officer had told him Pakistani agencies had approached young Muslim men whose families had been affected in the communal riots in Muzaffarnagar, the Congress on Friday hit back at Modi calling him a thug and being afraid of Rahul’s mass youth appeal. Oct 25, 2013

It happens: Karwa Chauth

New Delhi, Oct 24 (ANI): Married Hindu women across India observed a one-day fast on the occasion of Karva Chaut and offered prayers for the well-being of their husbands, the fasting ritual commencing before dawn and ending after they worship on sighting the moon after dusk on Tuesday. The traditions associated with this festival are that the women wake up before dawn to begin a fast from sunrise, until the moon is sighted at night, when they will dress up as brides in all their finery to pray for the longevity of their husbands. The worshiping women are bedecked in jewelry and have henna on their hands while gearing up to observe the Hindu festival, Karva Chauth. In the national capital, Sushma Swaraj, a veteran parliamentarian and senior leader of India's main opposition, Bharatiya Janata Party as in earlier years, hosted a collective Karva Chaut ceremony on the lawns of her official residence. The origin of the festival is shrouded in mystery, but one tale tells of a queen being duped by her brothers into breaking her fast before moonrise, leading to the king's immediate death. She is given a second chance, fasts faithfully - and he returns to life. This annual festival is mostly celebrated by Hindu women in north India but lately, it has gained Oct 25, 2013

Bandh affects normal life in Manipur

Manipur, Oct 25 (ANI): On 15th October, the Coordinating Committee of six Manipur-based militant groups (CarCom) and the Tripura-based NLFT jointly called for an 18-hour-long shutdown. The protest was against the merger of Manipur and Tripura into Indian union on this day in 1949. However, people in Manipur condemned the protest as undemocratic, and added that they have already suffered from the frequent acts of violence carried out by militant outfits. Oct 25, 2013

Make me 'chowkidaar', will change India in 60 months: Narendra Modi

Jhansi, Oct 25 (ANI): While addressing people at a rally in Jhansi, Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Friday said that the Congress party got 60 years to rule the country and during its rule it gave only poverty, unemployment and corruption. He urged the nation to only give 60 months to BJP and he promised that he will change the scenario in the country completely. He also asked people not to make him Prime Minister of the country but make him a Chowkidaar to guard the national treasury. Oct 25, 2013

It happens: Smallest Syringe

Chennai, Oct 24 (ANI): A leading global medical technology company launched a 6 mm insulin syringe needle in India's southern Chennai city on Wednesday. The company claims it to be the smallest insulin syringe for diabetic patients. While addressing the media, doctor and diabetologist A. Paneerselvam expressed the importance of insulin to manage diabetes and said many patients have trypanophobia. While interacting to media, Paneerselvam added these needles are partially painless. The needle has been designed to improve patients' comfort, as it is 25 percent shorter than the contemporary needles available in the market. Diabetes is a group of disease characterized by high blood glucose levels that result from defects in the body's ability to produce or use insulin. It causes blood sugar levels to rise higher than normal. Oct 25, 2013