Yogi Adityanath defies orders, holds rally in Lucknow

Lucknow, Sept 10 (ANI): BJP's controversial star campaigner in Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday attended a rally in Lucknow, despite ban by district administration. Adityanath also slammed the Lucknow administration and said that immorally district administration had denied permission for public meet under pressure from the Uttar Pradesh government. Sep 10, 2014

Europe readies 'space plane' for sub-orbital test flight

The European Space Agency on Tuesday put the final touches to its first-ever "space plane" before blasting it into sub-orbit for tests aimed at eventually paving the way to the continent's first space shuttle. Duration: 00:52 Sep 10, 2014

Zuma prods Lesotho leaders to renew peace talks

Rival Lesotho leaders vow to resolve an 11-day crisis that has spurred calls for regional military intervention in the tiny African nation, after South Africa brokered talks. Duration: 00:40 Sep 10, 2014

China to launch second space lab in 2016: official

China will launch its second orbiting space laboratory in two years' time, the latest step in an ambitious space programme Beijing says will one day land a Chinese man on the moon. Duration: 00:56 Sep 10, 2014

Scotland independence vote fires up Catalonia

As Catalonia prepares to mark its national day, the strengthening of Scotland's independence movement is fanning fierce passions in the region, where noisy demos are planned on Thursday by Catalans who want to break away from Spain. Duration: 00:58 Sep 10, 2014

Ashley Tisdale, Christopher French are officially married!

New Delhi, Sept 10 (ANI): Ashley Tisdale has recently married fiance Christopher French, it has been reported. She shared a snap of the pair staring lovingly into each other's eyes and described the intimate ceremony as the "best day of her life," a leading daily reported. The former High School Musical star, who got engaged to the rocker in August 2013 when he proposed on the 103rd floor of the Empire State Building, tied the knot in a "small" and "private" ceremony. She wore a traditional white dress with capped sleeves and a crown of flowers on top of her head. Sep 10, 2014

BSE closes points 262.44 down on September 10

New Delhi, Sept 10 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 262.44 points down to stand at 27,057.41. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 58.85 points down to stand at 8,094.10. SUZLON and GSPL were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 9.93% and 7.71% along with TORNT POWER and PIPAVAV DEFENCE AND OFFSHORE ENG LTD. with an increase of 6.09% and 5.00% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include GODREJ CONSUMER PRODUCTS LTD. and J&KBANK with a decrease of 5.06% and 4.38% along with INFRATEL and LIC HOUSING FINANCE LTD. with a decrease of 3.29% and 3.20% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is down 73.05 points at 17,698.89 while the banking sector is down 11.40 points at 18,499.69 and the reality sector is up 10.74 points at 1,770.02. The Indian currency is down 0.47% at Rs 60.89 per dollar. Sep 10, 2014

Distressed flood victims cry for help as houses collapse in Kashmir

Rajouri, Sep 10 (ANI): Distressed victims of the flood fury in Rajouri district of Kashmir cried for help on Wednesday as they were rendered homeless and heartless with collapsed houses and damaged crops. People of the valley demanded the government to provide free ration and expedite relief operations. On the Indian side of the heavily militarised Line of Control (LoC) that divides the Himalayan region, the city of Srinagar lies submerged along with more than 2,000 villages. Medical camps in Rajouri have been providing first aid and emergency medicines to flood victims. The Indian Air Force air-dropped more than 550 tonnes of relief material and 80 medical teams have established emergency health services in government schools and state-run health care centres. Sep 10, 2014

Incessant rains trigger flood like situation in Gujarat

Vadodara, Sep 10 (ANI): Continuous torrential rains in Gujarat wreaked havoc and flooded streets and submerged vehicles in Vadodara city. Alarmed by the flood situation in Kashmir, the Gujarat government sounded high alert and deployed teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) for timely action. Reportedly, incessant rains since Monday morning (September 08) lead to overflowing of Sardar Sarovar dam. People residing on the banks of River Dhadhar have been asked to exercise caution as heavy rains were forecast in the next 72 hours. Nearly, 1,000 people have been evacuated as a preventive measure following the huge inflow in river Vishwamitri. High alert has been sounded in the districts of Surat, Bharuch and Narmada. Sep 10, 2014

Bull jumps into swimming pool; surprises children practicing for competition

Mandsaur, Sep 10 (ANI): Children practicing for the annual state level swimming competition in Mandsaur district of Madhya Pradesh received a surprise as a bull suddenly jumped into the pool to join the fun and frolic. Interestingly, instead of being scared, the children were overjoyed to see the bull sharing the pool and swimming with them. According to swimming coach, Vijeta Singh, the children helped the authorities in pulling the bull out of the pool. It took nearly an hour of high drama after the reluctant animal was finally pulled out of the pool, leaving authorities speculating at the source from where the animal entered the premises of the competition. Sep 10, 2014

Amit Shah chargesheeted for alleged hate speech in Muzaffarnagar

Muzaffarnagar/Lucknow, Sep 10 (ANI): BJP President Amit Shah has been booked by the Muzaffarnagar Police on Wednesday for his hate speech during the campaigning of the recent Lok Sabha elections. FIRs had been lodged in Bijnor and Shamli, where Shah had reportedly said that it was the time to seek revenge by casting vote for BJP. The two separate FIRs were lodged against the BJP Chief under section 153A of IPC and section 125 of Representation of People's act. BJP leader Vijay Bahadur Pathak said that BJP will reply to the chargesheet according to the law. He further said that the UP government is also attributing Amit Shah for the speeches which he never said. Sep 10, 2014

Ex-poster boy Pistorius faces day of destiny

Judge Thokozile Masipa will give her verdict on Thursday in the trial against Oscar Pistorius, the South African paralympic champion, accused of the murder of his girlfriend in 2013. A portrait of Oscar Pistorius. Duration: 02:41 Sep 10, 2014