Syrian 'phone film festival' honours wars reporters

A three-day “phone film festival" organized by Syrian filmmakers and activists is trying to honor the memory of individuals who risked their lives to document the country’s war often at great personal peril. Duration: 00:49 Oct 24, 2014

SIMI suspects sent to judicial remand on the basis of evidence: Mahender Reddy

Hyderabad, Oct 24 (ANI): Hyderabad Police Commissioner Mahender Reddy on Friday said that the SIMI suspects have been send to judicial remand on the basis of evidence. He added that based on evidence further actions will be taken. Telagnana Police had arrested the two terror suspects from Mumbai while on their way to Afghanistan for terror training. The arrest was made at the Secunderabad railway station on Thursday morning. Oct 24, 2014

Fierce gunbattle in Kashmir between security forces and militants

Handwara/Lolab, Oct 24 (ANI): Indian security forces indulged in a fierce gunbattle with militants in Handwara area of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday evening. The operation is still on and further details are awaited. Meanwhile, a joint team of police and army recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunitions in Lolab of Kupwara district in north Kashmir. A police official said that acting on a tip off information a joint search operation was launched with 28-RR (Rashtriya Rifles) in the forest area of Watnar, Anderbugh, Lolab. Oct 24, 2014

Ram Jethmalani pens advise to Arun Jaitley on black money case

Mumbai, Oct 24 (ANI): Senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani said on Friday that he has given his piece of advice on the black money case to the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley through a scathing letter. Accusing Jaitley of not doing enough in the black money case the senior lawyer said that Jaitley's conduct shows that he too, like many others, does not want the truth to come out. Jethmalani had earlier refuted the application filed by the government with the Supreme Court, which stated that details of people having bank accounts abroad cannot be revealed. Oct 24, 2014

Syrian refugees struggle to settle in France

Years of bloody fighting in Syria have forced over two million people to flee, mostly to neighbouring countries. But thousands of asylum seekers have travelled to France, where they struggle to deal with the life that awaits them. Duration: 02:10 Oct 24, 2014

Pakistan's anti-India resolution meaningless, say Experts

New Delhi/ Flora, Oct 24 (ANI): Experts on Friday slammed Pakistan for passing an anti-India resolution and accusing Indian troops of unprovoked firing at the border. Foreign policy expert, Qamar Agha, called the resolution meaningless. Meanwhile, Retired Wing Commander Praful Bakshi said India need not worry. Oct 24, 2014

PM Modi salutes brave ITBP personnel on their Raising

New Delhi, Oct 24 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday saluted the brave personnel of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) on its Raising Day. "On the Raising Day of ITBP, I salute our brave ITBP personnel. We are proud of their valour, determination and service to the Nation," he said on Twitter. The ITBP was raised on October 24, 1962. Presently, the ITBP is deployed on border guarding duties from Karakoram Pass in Ladakh to Jachep La in Arunachal Pradesh covering 3,488 km of Indo-China border and manning Border Outposts in the Western, Middle and Eastern Sector of the Indo-China border. Oct 24, 2014

Policeman shot dead by suspected militants in Kulgam District

Anantnag, Oct 24 (ANI): A Policeman was shot dead by unknown militants in Jammu and Kashmir. The gunmen fired at Rafiq Ahmad Mir outside his residence in Kulgam district. Mir’s family members are clueless about the murder. His body was brought to his home on Friday. Rafiq was shifted to sub-district hospital in Bijbehara town where doctors declared him brought dead. The policeman, who was posted with IRP 12 battalion and posted at Mattan area in Anantnag district, was on leave and had reached home only Thursday, officials said. Meanwhile, Army, Special Operation Group of Police and paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) cordoned off the area and launched the hunt to nab the suspected militants. Oct 24, 2014

Christian Bale set to play Steve Jobs in biopic

New Delhi, 24 Oct (ANI) : Christian Bale will play the role of Steve Jobs in the upcoming biopic, it has been reported. Aaron Sorkin, who will helm the project, said that he was a phenomenal person and they needed the best artist to play this extremely difficult role, media reported. The film would reportedly be based on the ' Steve Jobs' biography by Walter Isaacson, which the late Jobs sanctioned. The Apple co-founder died in 2011 following a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Oct 24, 2014

Ugandans question 'bride price' tradition

A Uganda’s Supreme Court debates the practice of paying a 'bride price' or dowry as a precondition to marriage, villagers offer their take on whether it helps preserve traditions, or make women more vulnerable to domestic abuse. Duration: 02:22 Oct 24, 2014

PM Modi salutes brave ITBP personnel on their Raising

New Delhi, Oct 24 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday saluted the brave personnel of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) on its Raising Day. "On the Raising Day of ITBP, I salute our brave ITBP personnel. We are proud of their valour, determination and service to the Nation," he said on Twitter. The ITBP was raised on October 24, 1962. Presently, the ITBP is deployed on border guarding duties from Karakoram Pass in Ladakh to Jachep La in Arunachal Pradesh covering 3,488 km of Indo-China border and manning Border Outposts in the Western, Middle and Eastern Sector of the Indo-China border. Oct 24, 2014

Policeman shot dead by suspected militants in Kulgam District

Anantnag, Oct 24 (ANI): A Policeman was shot dead by unknown militants in Jammu and Kashmir. The gunmen fired at Rafiq Ahmad Mir outside his residence in Kulgam district. Mir’s family members are clueless about the murder. His body was brought to his home on Friday. Rafiq was shifted to sub-district hospital in Bijbehara town where doctors declared him brought dead. The policeman, who was posted with IRP 12 battalion and posted at Mattan area in Anantnag district, was on leave and had reached home only Thursday, officials said. Meanwhile, Army, Special Operation Group of Police and paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) cordoned off the area and launched the hunt to nab the suspected militants. Oct 24, 2014

NIA Chief visits blast site in Burdwan

Burdwan / New Delhi, Oct 24 (ANI): The Director General (DG) of National Investigation Agency (NIA), Sharad Kumar, on Friday (October 24) visited blast sites in Burdwan to monitor the probe. The explosions in Burdwan district in West Bengal on October 02 had left two suspected militants dead, while the city court has sent three accused in police custody till October 22. Later, two women were also arrested in connection with the blast on October 05. The involvement of militant outfits like Lashkar-e-Toiba and Harkat-ul Jihad al-Islami (Bangladesh-based) are being suspected in the case as a large number of watch dials, SIM cards, and other tools required to make improvised explosive devices were found in the house. Oct 24, 2014