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

It happens: Car Rally

Manipur, Oct 24 (ANI): The 4X4 Overland Expedition car rally reached its second-last stop, which is India's northeastern state of Manipur, on Tuesday and will leave for Myanmar. A total of 54 car rallyists, which includes 17 women hailing from Malaysia, Brunei, Singapore and India, participated in the car rally. A participants of the rally, Lam, was excited at the prospect of being able to drive to India and experience the wonders of this land. The rally aims in making a good relationship among the South Asian countries, which could bring in prospects of trade among them in the future. The rally started from Singapore on 18 vehicles and covered Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Shangrila, Zuozang, Lhasa, Zhang Moi, Nepal, Bhutan. It reached its final leg in India's northeastern state of Manipur, in the Imphal city yesterday. From here, it will leave for Myanmar via the town of Moreh. Oct 25, 2013

Name those in touch with ISI or apologize to Muslims, Modi to Rahul on ISI remark

Jhansi, Oct 25 (ANI): Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Friday slammed Congress Vice president Rahul Gandhi for alleging that an intelligence officer has told him that young Muslim men whose families were affected in the communal riots in Muzaffarnagar are in touch with Pakistani agencies, including the ISI, who want to recruit them to work against India. While addressing people at a rally in Jhansi, he asked Rahul to either name those youth involved with the ISI, or apologize for disrespecting Muslims. Oct 25, 2013

Omar questions Pak PM's intention over ceasefire violations

Samba, Oct 25 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Friday questioned the intention of Pakistan over persistent ceasefire violations along the border while he also lashed at Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for his double standards in dealing with the issue. Abdullah on Friday paid a visit to those injured during massive exchange of fire between Indian and Pakistan troops overnight across the Line of Control (LoC). The Chief Minister said that if Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif wants friendly ties between the two neighbours then he should prove it in action. Oct 25, 2013

Congress has created poverty in the country: Rajnath

Jhansi, Oct 25 (ANI): Slamming the Congress party, BJP President Rajnath Singh on Friday while speaking at a rally in Jhansi said that the Congress which has ruled the nation for many years has created poverty in the country. He also lashed out at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and said that he is marketing poverty and made empty promises of a large package to change the destiny of Bundelkhand. He also said that poverty and unemployment have been haunting Bundelkhand and the region is suffering the most than all other regions of Uttar Pradesh. Oct 25, 2013

Will support Narendra Modi if he changes: Shia Cleric

Lucknow, Oct 25 (ANI): Shia Cleric, Maulana Syed Kalbe Sadiq on Friday said that the Muslims of the country were ready to support BJP's PM Candidate if he leaves his past behind and changes for the good. Oct 25, 2013

BJP questions Rahul's right to be briefed by intelligence

New Delhi, Oct 25 (ANI): Senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Friday took a jibe at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, who claimed that he had information that Muslim youth victims of the Muzaffarnagar riots were being contacted by Pakistani intelligence, and questioned the basis on which the Congress number two was privy to Intelligence Bureau information of the country. Sinha also called for an enquiry into the 'systematic' issue and punish those who are established guilty for wrongly briefing the Congress Party vice president. Oct 25, 2013

Vinod Kambli files FIR against racist remark by foreigner

Mumbai, Oct 25 (ANI): Former Indian cricketer Vinod Kambli has lodged a police complaint against a foreign lady for allegedly hurling a racist remark at him on Friday in Mumbai. The lady passed the remark over a car parking dispute in his housing society and threatened Kambli of having many contacts in the country, calling him a ‘black Indian’. The former cricketer said he is deeply hurt by the remark. Kambli, who filed a FIR with a police station in Mumbai, demanded strict action against the woman for insulting Indians. Oct 25, 2013