Stone pelting not anti-national, act of anger against government: Bhim Singh

New Delhi, Sep 13 (ANI): NPP Chief Bhim Singh on Sunday said that people stranded in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir were pelting stones on rescue officials out of anger and that it was not an anti-national act. He further said that survival is the priority of people stuck in flood-hit areas and it should be the priority of government as well as media. Singh also said that if he or his family had been stranded, even they would have reacted in a similar manner. Sep 14, 2014

Jitendra Singh takes the aerial survey of flooded Kashmir

Jammu/ Poonch. Sep 14 (ANI): Minister of State in prime minister's office (PMO) Jitendra Singh took an aerial survey of devastated Kashmir valley submerged in flood waters with many people still trapped atop their homes, while thousands crowded in relief camps. Both the Indian and Pakistan sides of the disputed Himalayan territory have been hit by extensive flooding since the Jhelum River, swollen by unusually heavy rain, surged last week. Meanwhile, Health Minister, Harsh Vardhan, also visited Poonch district and surveyed the areas worst hit. He also inspected the hospital and took stalk of the situation. Sep 14, 2014

Narcotics officials seize heroin worth over 0.6 billion in Delhi

New Delhi, Sep 14 (ANI): New Delhi's Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) seized a large cache of fine quality heroin worth over Rupees 0.6 billion and arrested an Afghan national along with two Indians for allegedly smuggling the drugs. The Afghan national along with two Indians have been arrested for allegedly smuggling in 31 kilograms of fine quality heroin concealed in raisin boxes which was to be sold in a famous dry fruits market in Delhi. Officials said a tip-off led sleuths of the Delhi zone of the NCB to a cold storage in Kundli in Haryana's Sonepat district. Officials said the raisins consignment, imported from Afghanistan, was destined to be delivered in the famous 'Khari Baoli' dry fruits market in Chandni Chowk area of New Delhi and the high quality heroin, sourced from the same country, was being sent under cover. Sep 14, 2014

Kashmir evacuees reunite with their families back home

Faizabad/ Bhopal/ New Delhi, Sep 14 (ANI): A number of evacuees returned safely back home and reunite with their families and loved ones while Sikh temples in Delhi send packed food items prepared in the community kitchen to victims of flood-ravaged Kashmir. The pilgrims who returned gave credit to the Indian army and Modi government for their safe rescue. The pilgrims were then airlifted from helipad at Governor's house to the airport in helicopters, from where they were flown to their destinations. The rescue operations continue on war-footing to pull out the victims and provide relief materials to those still stranded in the floods. Sep 14, 2014

Islamic State releases video showing beheading of British hostage

New Delhi, Sep 14 (ANI): Islamic State militants fighting in Iraq and Syria released video purportedly showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines. The images are consistent with that of the filmed executions of two American journalists, James Foley and Steven Sotloff. British Prime Minister David Cameron said the murder was an act of pure evil and vowed to bring his killers to justice however long it takes. Haines, a 44-year-old from Perth in Scotland, was kidnapped last year while working for a French AID agency. Sep 14, 2014

PM Modi's sartorial taste becomes fad in Surat

Surat, Sept 14 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi's style statement has become a fad in Surat as demand for short sleeve kurtas in Gujarat has gone up ahead of Navratri. There is high demand for Modi kurtas in Surat popularized by Prime Minister as he is often spotted in crisp white, saffron kurtas while addressing people and meeting leaders. The former chief minister of Gujarat is gradually climbing up the ladder of popularity charts not only because of his ideologies for the nation but also for his brand and style sense. A fact, that Modi has had a makeover from being a state chief to the Prime Minister of the Indian democracy, cannot be missed be anyone. People are looking for similar kurtas ahead of nine-day festival of Navratri. Sep 14, 2014

Thousands march for UK as Scotland vote nears

Thousands of members of the Protestant Orange order march through Edinburgh in a show of strength against Scottish independence, as the final weekend of campaigning for the referendum got underway with everything to play for. Duration: 00:58 Sep 13, 2014

UN begins food aid to Ukraine's war-torn east

The UN's World Food Programme launches its first food aid operation in Ukraine. The Prime Minister of the self proclaimed “Lugansk People’s Republic” says the region is in dire need of humanitarian aid. Duration: 01:50 Sep 13, 2014

China demand to fuel Hong Kong iPhone grey market

Wealthy mainland Chinese looking to buy the new iPhone 6 next week could expect to pay an eye-watering US$2,500 for the handsets in Hong Kong, following Apple's decision to delay the launch in China. Duration: 01:23 Sep 13, 2014

India-Pak relation complex, destinies of both countries inter-linked: Abdul Basit

New Delhi, Sep 13 (ANI): Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit, while addressing a gathering on Saturday, said that India and Pakistan share a complex relationship which is not linear and has seen many ups and downs. He also said that the destinies of the two countries are inter-linked because they will remain neighbours forever and this fact can never be changed or transformed. Basit added that India and Pakistan should maintain friendly relations to survive peacefully. Sep 13, 2014

16 killed, 17 injured in bus accident in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand, Sep 13 (ANI): Sixteen people died and 17 others were injured after a bus fell into a gorge in Tehri district of Uttarakhand on Saturday. The bus was ferrying around 33 persons when it fell into a 300 feet deep gorge near Juyalgarh area on National Highway 58. After falling into the gorge, more than half of the bus submerged into a tributary which joins Alaknanda River. The bus was going from Rishikesh to Srinagar in Uttarakhand. The accident took place when the bus was trying to overtake another vehicle. Expressing deep shock at the loss of lives in the accident, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat announced a compensation of rupees 1,00,000 each to the families of the deceased and rupees 50,000 each for the injured. Sep 13, 2014

BJP leaders pay tribute to late Mahant Avaidyanath

Gorakhpur, Sep 13 (ANI): BJP leaders on Saturday paid tribute to Mahant Avaidyanath who passed away this morning. Veteran BJP leader LK Advani said that the country has lost a great saint who worked for the nation in forms of a social worker as well as a political leader. Meanwhile, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that he is deeply saddened by Avaidyanath's demise, who had huge contribution in social service and spirituality. Further he prayed that his soul may rest in peace. Sep 13, 2014

Fali Sam Nariman says minorities must be accommodated, hate speech prevented

New Delhi, Sep 13 (ANI): Indian Jurist Fali Sam Nariman said that the minorities must be accommodated by majority as there cannot be two separate sets of principle rights for people. While delivering a lecture on 'Minorities at Cross Roads: Comments on Judicial Pronouncements' in New Delhi, Nariman slammed the politicians using Hindu religion as leverage to political gains. The jurist also urged the National Commission for Minorities (NCM) to act against those harming the unity of the country by making hate speeches. Sep 13, 2014

BJP congratulates ABVP for tremendous win in DUSU polls

New Delhi, Sep 13 (ANI): BJP's Delhi unit President Satish Upadhyay on Saturday congratulated the student wing of party, ABVP for its tremendous win in the Delhi University Student Union polls the results of which came out today. Upadhyay said that the confidence of students in BJP has led to this victory. Sep 13, 2014