Pak protests in support of ISI against Hamid Mir

Karachi/ Islamabad, April 28 (ANI): Pakistanis continued to hold demonstrations as hundreds took to streets on Sunday in support of the armed forces, a week after prominent news channel reported that country's powerful spy agency was behind the shooting of one of Pakistan's most famous journalists. Hamid Mir, a veteran talk-show presenter at Geo News, survived the attack after unidentified gunmen shot him multiple times in the port city of Karachi on April 19. Geo television has since repeatedly accused the ISI of being behind the shooting. The military has denied the accusation. More than two hundred people from religious group, Sunni Ittehad Council marched to the office of Geo television and staged a sit-in outside the office blocking the road for several hours. Apart from several smaller protests, about 200 activists of Jamaat-ud Dawah also demonstrated in Karachi. Apr 28, 2014
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India successfully test- fires Prithvi Defence Vehicle

Balasore, April 28 (ANI): India successfully test-fired an anti-ballistic missile dubbed as Prithvi Defence Vehicle (PDV) at Wheeler Island in Balasore district of Odisha. The missile has been developed by India’s Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO). The organization called the test-fire a significant step. This came as a significant milestone in the direction of developing a two layered Ballistic Missile Defence system and the mission aims to engage the targets in the exo-atmosphere region at an altitude of more than 120 kilometres. Both PDV interceptor and the two stage target equipped with motors have been developed to achieve PDV mission. The target further developed to mimic a “hostile Ballistic Missile approaching from more than 2000 km away” was launched from a ship in the Bay of Bengal. Apr 28, 2014

Inadequate rainfall adds to misery of farmers in Maharashtra

Aurangabad/ Jammu, April 28 (ANI): Absence of proper rainfall has risked the farm lands of Aurangabad district in Maharashtra and lack of subsequent effective government intervention is leaving farmers with no option but suicide. According to climate report of researchers there are high chances of climatic conditions similar to El Nino effect to occur in 14 districts of Maharashtra. Farmers of Marathwada region in Aurangabad have been experiencing difficult times for the last three years. The farmers of Marathwada complained that the government has not intervened at any juncture to assist them and stop farmers from committing suicide. A farmer, Gopinath, expressed the fear of drought intensifying in the coming years. Apr 28, 2014
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Guard of honour for two Army officers killed in Shopian encounter

New Delhi, April 28 (ANI): The security personnel, who were killed in an encounter in Shopian town of Jammu and Kashmir, were given guard of honour by the Indian Army. Major Mukund Vardarajan and sepoy Vikram Singh were killed by militants during an overnight gun battle that started Friday in Shopian. The bodies were flown back to Delhi from Srinagar and is being sent to their respective hometowns. While Major Vardarajan’s body is sent to his home in Chennai, while sepoy Vikram Singh’s body will be arriving at his home in Haryana. Northern Commander of the Indian Army Lieutenant General, Sanjiv Chachra laid wreath on the coffins during the guard of honour and acknowledged Major Vardarajan’s leadership while respecting his sacrifice. Apr 28, 2014
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Priyanka calls BJP 'panicked rats', Political parties react

Hyderabad/ New Delhi, April 28 (ANI): Reacting to Priyanka Gandhi’s 'panic stricken rat' remark following BJP releasing a video 'Damad Shree' as its sharpest attack on her husband Robert Vadra, Congress leader Rajiv Shukla said that Gandhi's campaign has scared the BJP leaders and have frightened Modi and company. Meanwhile, BJP Spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said that the video was not released to attack on personal level and that the Gandhi family should answer on real issues, that is, land deals in Haryana. Apr 28, 2014
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TRS Chief cheated Congress: Sonia Gandhi

Andole, April 28 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi accused Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) Chief K Chandrasekhar Rao of cheating her party and called the party opportunistic. Gandhi was addressing a rally in Andole town of Andhra Pradesh when she lashed out at Rao for being power hungry to grab the chair of Chief Minister for newly formed Telangana state. Telangana, formed after the bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh, will officially come into existence on June 02. Apr 28, 2014
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Obama warns Russia as tensions spike in Ukraine

US President Barack Obama warns that the West would take further measures against Moscow's "provocation" in Ukraine, where tensions are running high over the kidnapping of an international team of observers. Duration: 01:01 Apr 27, 2014
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South Africa celebrates 20 years since apartheid

President Jacob Zuma led celebrations Sunday to mark the 20th anniversary of post-apartheid democracy in South Africa, saying it was closer to achieving the dream of a united multi-racial nation. Duration: 01:08 Apr 27, 2014

BJP releases video Damad Shree targeting Robert Vadra Part - 3

New Delhi, April 27 (ANI): In its sharpest attack on the Congress, BJP on Sunday released a video targeting Robert Vadra and his land deals. The party took a full swing jibe at the ‘corrupt Congress’ and the way Vadra is being encouraged and forgiven for being the ‘land mafia’. This came barely hours after Priyanka Gandhi took a dig at Narendra Modi over his ’56-inch chest’ remark. Apr 27, 2014
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Modi attacks Rahul Gandhi at Fatehpur rally

Fatehpur, April 27 (ANI): Addressing a rally in Fatehpur city of Uttar Pradesh, BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi took jibe on Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi saying that he make statements about facts that are totally unknown to him. Modi criticized Gandhi for making statement about absence of Lokayukta in Gujarat. Modi also challenged the ruling Congress party, allegedly at the behest of Gandhi and party President Sonia Gandhi, stating his dodging of investigating agency, CBI. Apr 27, 2014
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People reel under intense heat wave in Odisha

Bhubaneswar, April 27 (ANI): People in Odisha faced gruelling heat conditions as temperature in capital city of Bhubaneswar rose above 40 degrees Celsius. Besides Bhubaneswar, mercury touched 42.7 degrees in several towns like Angul and Bhawanipatna. The temperature crossed 40 degree Celsius in 16 other towns of the state. Director of Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre, Sarat Chandra Sahu, said no rainfall and wind from hot areas were causing heat wave conditions. As per Sahu, the heat wave condition will continue for the next seven days as there is no flow of wind from the sea. Locals were seen carrying umbrellas and drinking fruit juices to protect themselves from the sun and beat the heat. The roadside juice vendors were doing brisk business as the locals thronged shops for refreshing cold beverages. Apr 27, 2014