Animal slaughter no longer about religion, but money: Maneka Gandhi

Jaipur, Sep 14 (ANI): Women and Child development minister Maneka Gandhi on Sunday said that it is shameful that animal slaughtering takes place more than China in India. She further said that milking cows are traded to Bangladesh and middle-east and the money through this trade goes into terrorism. Condemning the act of animal slaughtering and beef trading, she said that the business is no longer about religion but only money. Sep 14, 2014

Eminent educationist Kireet Joshi dies of cancer

New Delhi, Sep 14 (ANI): Eminent educationist and former education adviser to the government of India, Kireet Joshi, passed away on Sunday after battling cancer. Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the passing away of Joshi. He tweeted saying, “Saddened by demise of Kireet Joshi. He will be remembered as a fine scholar and educationist, devoted to the principles of Sri Aurobindo. As advisor to Gujarat CM, Kireet Bhai played a key role in setting up of Children's University and Institute of Teacher Education.” Joshi was working for the Aurobindo Mission in Puducherry. He had left his job as Surat assistant collector in 1955 after being inspired by Sri Aurobindo and Mother. Sep 14, 2014

Rivals bid for votes in 'knife-edge' Scotland referendum

Campaigners for and against Scottish independence scramble for votes ahead of a historic referendum, as a religious leader prayed for harmony after polls showed Scots were almost evenly split. Duration: 01:21 Sep 14, 2014

BJP sends relief materials to flood ravaged JandK

New Delhi, Sep 14 (ANI): Delhi BJP on Sunday flagged off a truck loaded with relief materials for the people stuck in flood ravaged Jammu and Kashmir. Delhi BJP President Satish Upadhyay flagged off the truck and said that the party is even ready to send their workers to the flood affected state for help in rescue operations. Meanwhile, many Kerala tourists stranded in the flood hit state of Jammu and Kashmir arrived at Delhi airport on Sunday and thanked the authorities for the help provided. Relatives were seen relieved to see their acquaintances as they returned safely from the valley. Jammu and Kashmir is facing the worst flood in half of a century where around 1.5 lakh people are still marooned. Sep 14, 2014

Mumbai local train derails at CST station

Mumbai, Sep 14 (ANI): Mumbai local train got derailed on Sunday morning thereby affecting Harbour line services. The suburban train got derailed while it was entering CST station. The officials soon took steps so that the commuters don’t face problems. However, no casualty has been reported. Sep 14, 2014

Air Traffic Control works round the clock to monitor rescue ops in flood hit Kashmir

Srinagar, Sep 14 (ANI): Air Traffic Control undauntingly took up the challenge of monitoring aircrafts and choppers making numerous sorties throughout the day to rescue the victims of devastating floods that disrupted normal life in Kashmir. Air Commodore B Balachandran, said on Sunday that the enhanced number of operations demands involvement of more controllers which keep them on their toes all the time. He added that it is a continuous flow and that is how the personnel can maximise the effort, he added. Meanwhile, Flight Lieutenant Nikita Bharadwaj said the coordination among all three armed wings of India is helping meet the goals. Sep 14, 2014

Subramanian Swamy suggests president rule for JandK, Politicos react

New Delhi, Sep 14 (ANI): BJP leader Subramanian Swamy commenting on the separatist pelting stones at rescue officers said that the best option for Jammu and Kashmir would be to go under presidential rule for at least a year and then have fresh elections. Slamming Swamy for his comment, NPP Chief Bhim Singh said that there is no provision for presidential rule in state and that his statement stinks of old BJP power games. SP leader Gaurav Bhatia, condemning Swamy’s statement said that it’s ill-timed and that the priority should be to bring normalcy in the valley. Sep 14, 2014

Reactions pour in after ISIS executes British aid worker

New Delhi, Sep 14 (ANI): Reactions poured in after British aid worker David Haines was executed by ISIS militants. Congress leader Manish Tewari, reacting on the reports said on Sunday that all the democratic countries should come together and behead the monstrous militant group. Bureau Chief of Syrian Arab News Agency, Dr Waiel Awwad said that the monster is growing and it has to be dealt with and eliminated from rest of the area because people of have been suffering from almost 3 years in the hands of the terrorist organization. Sep 14, 2014

Amit Shah inaugurates Patanjali 'Sewa Sadan' in Haridwar, talks about Hindi language and Ayurveda

Haridwar, Sep 14 (ANI): BJP President Amit Shah on Sunday inaugurated Yoga guru Ramdev's Patanjali 'Sewa Sadan' in Haridwar and said that Ramdev has worked tremendously for Hindi language and Ayurveda. Shah is on a day long visit to 'Patanjali Yog Peeth', ashram of Ramdev. He said that Ramdev has done great works in Yoga and Ayurveda and now people look towards the two to get a solution to their health problems. Shah also attributed Ramdev for his struggle against corruption and Congress. Sep 14, 2014

Former Principal Secretary of JandK says govt machinery should be re established

New Delhi, Sep 14 (ANI): Former Principal Secretary of JandK, Mehmood Ur Rehman on Sunday, commenting on the situation in the flood-hit areas of Jammu and Kashmir, said that administrative units needs to be re-built and the government needs to work in coordination with the army. He further said that presently re-establishment of government machinery and starting the relief operations in a big way is important. Sep 14, 2014