Four militants killed in gun battle with security forces in Kashmir

Udhampur, Sep 21 (ANI): Four militants were killed in a gun battle in Tangdhar area along the Line of Control by the army, in Kupwara district of Kashmir. Public Relation Officer (PRO) Defence of Northern Command, SD Goswami said that they also recovered huge ammunition from the militants. Goswami also said that in the recent past similar operations were carried out in Tangdhar area and had foiled similar infiltration bids by the militants. Sep 21, 2014

Manipuri artisan awarded for her contribution towards handloom

Imphal, Sep 21 (ANI): L Subadini Devi, a resident of Wangkhei Tokpam Leikai in Imphal East district, is the proud recipient of Sant Kabir Award for her contribution towards the handloom sector. She received the prestigious award from the President in July this year. Born to a traditional weaver’s family, Subadini has been engaged in the craft for more than 50 years. She has participated in a number of exhibitions and has received numerous awards for excellence in handloom, including a national award for textile designing. Subadini started Nongdon Lairembi Wool Knitting Cum Embroidery Centre in 1984 and produces Sarees, kwang phanek, bed cover, marriage sets and a cotton sheet called Ningtham Samjin. Presently, she employs six artisans at the Centre and several other weavers work from different places under her guidance. Sep 21, 2014

Rise of Islamic schools causes alarm in secular Turkey

As parents take their children to first day of school, one father is particularly concerned: a new examination that assigned thousands of students into religious high schools has caught many parents in Turkey off guard. Duration: 02:43 Sep 21, 2014

President Pranab Mukherjee congratulates Asian Games medal winners

New Delhi, Sep 20 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee has congratulated medal winners in the Asian Games who held India high on the very first day of the event. President Mukherjee said in a message. "I would like to extend my congratulations for keeping the country's flag flying high. My best wishes to you for all future endeavours." Jitu Rai has won gold medal in the men's 50-metre air pistol event and Shweta Chaudhry bagged bronze in the women's 10-metre air pistol event in the ongoing 17th Asian Games at Incheon in South Korea. Sep 20, 2014

Navy officials, children mark International Coastal Cleanup Day

Visakhapatnam, Sep 20 (ANI): Navy officials, along with their families and schoolchildren, lifted garbage from beaches in Visakhapatnam to mark the 29th International Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday. Chief of staff of Eastern Naval Command, Vice Admiral Bimal Verma, flagged off the drive called 'Fighting for trash-free seas' at the Kursura Museum. More than 1,500 citizens of Visakhapatnam and about 3,000 Naval personnel and their families participated in the event. Indian Coast Guard and Visakhapatnam unit of Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages joined hands with Ocean Conservancy to undertake a massive cleanup at Rishikonda beach. Sep 20, 2014

PM Modi to visit ISRO on 23rd Sep, ahead of his maiden US visit

Bangalore, Sep 20 (ANI): Railways Minister DV Sadanand Gowda on Saturday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit ISRO on 23rd Sep, before leaving for United States on his maiden visit. Gowda said that Modi will address the party workers and public on his visit to Karnataka. Modi will also witness works of the scientists at the ISRO. Further, Gowda also said that the scientists are very excited and happy on the PM's visit. Sep 20, 2014

India-China issues can be resolved through mutual trust: Dalai Lama

New Delhi, Sep 20 (ANI): Tibetan Spiritual leader Dalai Lama said on Saturday that Chinese President Xi Jinping was more open-minded in judging sorrows and handling principles. On the sidelines of a two-day spiritual conclave in New Delhi, the Dalai Lama also addressed India-China issue, saying the only option to resolve issues was through mutual trust. India and China have a strained relationship largely because of a border dispute. Another irritant for China is the presence in India of exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, who has lived in the north of the country since fleeing a failed uprising against Chinese rule of his homeland in 1959. Sep 20, 2014

Want seat sharing issue with Congress in Maharashtra to be solved soon: NCP

Mumbai, Sep 20 (ANI): NCP leader Praful Patel on Saturday said that the party wants that its ally Congress should solve the issue of seat sharing in upcoming Maharashtra Assembly by polls soon. Patel said that NCP has stood with Congress party since a long time and worked with it shoulder to shoulder. He also said that NCP already has 124 seats in Maharashtra which the Congress is offering according to sources and added that NCP wants an equal share of seats. Patel also said that he hoped Congress would solve the issue soon with discussion. Sep 20, 2014

Charges framed against Kejriwal and 3 others in Amit Sibal defamation case

New Delhi, Sep 20 (ANI): AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal, along with leaders Manish Sisodia, Prashant Bhushan and former AAP leader Shazia Ilmi were on Saturday put on trial by a court on charges of defamation in a complaint filed by Congress leader Kapil Sibal's son and lawyer Amit Sibal. Sep 20, 2014

Sports minister confident of good performance in 17th Asian Games as India bags 2 medals on Day-1

New Delhi, Sep 20 (ANI): Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday said that the Indian contingent will perform well in 17th Asian Games at Incheon, basking in the glory of two medals won on Day-1. A total of 439 gold medals in 36 sports are up for grabs over 15 days of competition. Meanwhile, former shooter and Olympic silver medallist, Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore congratulated Jitu Rai on his gold medal. Some 10,000 athletes from 45 countries are competing at the Asian Games, the world's second-biggest multi-sport event after the summer Olympics. Sep 20, 2014

People in New York react to the Scottish referedum

Britain's press heaves a sigh of relief over Scotland's decision to stay in the United Kingdom, but any thoughts of triumphalism were extinguished by concerns about the upcoming constitutional battle triggered by the campaign. Duration: 01:24 Sep 20, 2014

Scotland's 'Yes' voters skeptical of power promises

Disappointed 'Yes' voters in Glasgow said Saturday they were skeptical of promises made by Gordon Brown and the three main British political parties to devolve more powers to the Scottish parliament in Edinburgh. Duration: 01:07 Sep 20, 2014

Dalai Lama slams killings in the name of religion

The Dalai Lama condemns mindless violence in the name of religion, saying jihad is being misused and misinterpreted by Islamist extremists, at a meeting of spiritual leaders convened in Delhi. Duration: 01:05 Sep 20, 2014

Murli Manohar Joshi flags off relief material for Jammu and Kashmir

Kanpur, Sep 20 (ANI): BJP veteran leader Murli Manohar Joshi on Saturday flagged off relief material for flood hit areas of Jammu and Kashmir in Kanpur city of Uttar Pradesh. Joshi said that relief material like woolen clothes, blankets, food material and children’s food along with basic medicines has been sent and more will be required in coming days. Earlier also many vehicles of relief material have been sent by the BJP and its youth wing. Sep 20, 2014