Action cant be taken against Former PM over 2G scam, A Raja was main accused: Vinod Rai

New Delhi, Sep 16 (ANI): Former CAG Vinod Rai on Tuesday said that any action can’t be taken against Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the 2G scam and that the main involvement was of Former Telecom Minister A Raja. He said that whatever was written in the audit report is what is mentioned in his book. He also hinted on a coalition pressure on Singh but said that this cannot be said with surety. Sep 16, 2014

People of PoK oppose Pakistan's illegal occupation of their homeland

Kotli, PoK, September 16, 2014: The people of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir or PoK are uniting to protest against years of suppression by Pakistan. Kashmiris who have for more than six decades faced the worst, have now realized that they have been used as pawns to further the expansionist policies of Islamabad. Locals took out rallies recently, against the illegal occupation of their homeland, denouncing Pakistan and its conspiracy to destabilize the region in the name of Kashmiri cause. Sep 16, 2014

Environment Minister calls for efficient management of natural resources

New Delhi, Sep 16 (ANI): Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday called for the development of an informatics supported mechanism for efficient management of natural resources. He was addressing a meet of the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF) Governing Board in New Delhi. Javadekar emphasised that India is committed to developing biodiversity informatics as an element of nation’s economic, environment and social well-being. He also said India is in the process of building a comprehensive and decentralised biodiversity information infrastructure to provide compatibility with regional and global initiatives. Sep 16, 2014

Peshmerga fighters hold positions on the front-line in Gwer

Kurdish Peshmerga fighters were on Monday holding positions and firing on Islamic State group targets on the frontiline in the Gwer district, 40 kilometres south of Arbil, the capital of the Kurdish autonomous region in northern Iraq. Duration: 00:44 Sep 16, 2014

Kashmir sets up special relief camps for flood rescuees

Jammu, Sep 16 (ANI): Kashmir has set up a special relief camp in the winter capital of Jammu for rescuees from flood ravaged valley, besides providing them with food and medical facilities, even as arrangements are being made to send the tourists back to their respective hometowns. The victims were rescued and flown to Jammu from where free bus and train services are being provided to take them back to their respective states. Most of the labourers were without basic needs for nearly 10 days and after being stationed at the relief camp in Jammu city, they were provided with free food and medical checkups. The authorities have also opened the route connecting Jammu city with the valley, via Kishtwar to Srinagar. Sep 16, 2014

Harsh Vardhan flags off relief material for Jammu and Kashmir by BJYM

New Delhi, Sep 16 (ANI): Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday flagged off vehicles carrying relief material provided by Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha for the flood affected people in Jammu and Kashmir. Vardhan welcomed the move by the Yuva Morcha and said that the entire nation is with the people of Jammu and Kashmir in this natural calamity. He also said that food and medicines are being provided in sufficient quantities to the rescued people and coordination is being with the State government for relief work. Sep 16, 2014

By-poll results depend on many factors, wasnt allowed to campaign on many seats: Adityanath

Gorakhpur, Sep 16 (ANI): BJP leader Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday said that by-poll results depend on a lot of factors and they should not be considered as a defeat for any single party. He also said that he was not allowed to campaign on all seats and expressed disappointment at Election Commission’s inaction in complaints against Adityanath due to which his campaigning on many seats was hampered. Sep 16, 2014

WB bypolls: BJP debuts by winning Basirhat Dakshin seat, TMC retains Chowringhee

Kolkata, Sept 16 (ANI): BJP candidate Shamik Bhattacharjee won the Basirhat Dakshin seat in West Bengal on Tuesday by a slender margin of 1,742 votes, while Trinamool Congress (TMC) Party nominee Nayana Bandhopadhyaya defeated her nearest BJP rival Ritesh Tiwari by 14,000 votes to retain the Chowringhee seat. The members of the Trinamool Congress Party (TMC) also celebrated at their office in Kolkata, after bypolls trends showed the party to be leading by a small margin. TMC leader Mukul Roy said that there is no place for communal politics in West Bengal. Congress and Left are insignificant in the state. Sep 16, 2014

BSE closes points 324.05 down on September 16

New Delhi, Sept 16 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 324.05 points down to stand at 26,816.56. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 109.10 points down to stand at 7,932.90. CASTROL INDIA LTD. and PEL were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 4.23% and 3.59% along with COLGATE-PALMOLIVE (INDIA) LTD. and FRL with an increase of 2.90% and 1.31% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include GMR INFRA and HDIL with a decrease of 10.26% and 8.03% along with JAIN IRRIGATION SYSTEMS LTD. and NATIONALUM with a decrease of 7.89% and 7.20% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is down 310.11 points at 17,568.13 while the banking sector is down 369.47 points at 18,138.30 and the reality sector is 60.28 points down at 1,700.59. The Indian currency is down 0.13% at Rs 61.05 per dollar. Sep 16, 2014

26,000 Bells of Light

New Delhi, Sept 16 (ANI): The 25 feet sculpture of Hanuman, made of 26,000 bells was installed in New Delhi. This grand piece of art is made to promote Charuvi Design Lab’s animated film ‘Shri Hanuman Chalisa’. Indicating the festivities of Diwali, this interactive bell sculpture is a unique celebration of light interpreted in a large-scale. The most amazing part is that if one touches Lord Hanuman’s paduka, the whole sculpture rings and the vibrations make you feel His blessings. The exhibit also features intricately hand-painted narratives on the traditional kavad. Sep 16, 2014

Japanese technology helps to curb flood situation

Bangkok, Sep 16 (ANI): Bangkok, the cultural, political and economic capital of Thailand is a growing metropolis. It is located on the flat and low-lying area of the Chao Phraya river, with an average elevation of 1.5 meters above sea level. Most of the area was originally swamp land, which was gradually drained and irrigated by the construction of canals, between sixteenth and nineteenth centuries. Flood control during the rainy season is one of the most important challenges in Bangkok. The city has vast network of canals, but its draining ability is limited and unsustainable when it rains heavily. In order to cope with floods, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration constructed a drainage underground tunnel by connecting the Makkasan Pond to and three canals in the city, to a pump station at the Chao Phraya river. This is the water intake building at Makkasan Pond. Sep 16, 2014

Scottish leader Salmond scents victory in historic poll

Independence from the United Kingdom has been the life’s work of Scottish National Party leader Alex Salmond. With polls narrowing ahead of Thursday's referendum, Salmond stands on the brink of an historic achievement. Duration: 02:23 Sep 16, 2014

Flooded Kashmir s national highway re opens after 13 days of closure due to landslide

Ramban, Sep 16 (ANI): Flood-ravaged Kashmir's Jammu-Srinagar National Highway reopened on Tuesday for vehicular traffic after remaining closed for 13 days due to landslides triggered by incessant rains. Acting as life-line of the valley, opening of the road will boost the relief operations. On the intervening night of September 02 and 03, a five-km road patch was washed away in flash floods besides multiple landslides, sinking of road and flooding at various places in Ramban district. Over 3000 to 4000 vehicles, particularly trucks carrying supplies had been stranded on the Highway. Following an inspection of the road and assessment of the overall situation by the senior officers of the traffic police and district administration on Monday morning the NH44 was opened for a trial for the one-way traffic to clear about 320 vehicles, mostly the trucks. Sep 16, 2014