German embassy in India to raise funds for Kashmir flood victims through concert

New Delhi, Sep 23 (ANI): The German embassy in India would organize a concert on Tuesday to show solidarity and raise funds for flood victims of Jammu and Kashmir, said German ambassador Michael Steiner. Acclaimed music legend Pandit Bhajan Sopori and Maestro Abhay Sopori will perform sublime Kashmiri music at the event named 'Ehsaas-e-Kashmir' (feeling for Kashmir) at the embassy in New Delhi Sep 23, 2014

India collaborates with Sweden promoting environmentally sustainable transport

Bangalore, Sept 23 (ANI): India collaborates with Sweden on promoting environmentally sustainable transport (EST) which will lead to accomplish safe, reliable, affordable, efficient, people-centric and environment friendly transport system. Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah inaugurated the workshop on "the way to sustainable transport: an Indo-Swedish perspective". Swedish Envoy to India Harald Sandberg and senior advisor to Sweden trade minister, Ambassador Jonas Hafstrom, were also present at the event in the country's IT hub of Bangalore. The aim of their visit is to identify areas within transport and urban planning with potential for further collaboration between the two countries. Calling for best practices and planning for transforming Indian cities and towns safe for all, Siddaramaiah said the workshop will foster economical, social and environmental developments. The visit by the transport delegation from Sweden is a reciprocal visit to strengthen the bilateral relation between Sweden and India and aims to integrate developing countries in the world economy and contribute in the eradication of poverty. Sep 23, 2014

Benefactor gifts boats to children who earlier swam to school in Gujarat

Chhota Udepur, Sep 23 (ANI): A Non-Resident Indian (NRI) couple gifted an inflatable boat to children in Gujarat to help them cross the river instead of having to swim across, as they usually did so far. Due to the damaged bridge in Gujarat's Chhota Udepur district, the school kids were compelled to risk their lives and swim across the river, holding on to a brass pot as floating aid. NRI, Virendra Bhalla said that he read about the ordeal of the school kids in an Indian daily. A trial boat sail was conducted where a bright orange life-jacket was fastened over a fluorescent yellow raincoat to the children who used the rubber motor boat to cross river Hiran and reached school. A school girl, Twinkle said that it was a great feeling sitting in dry clothes in the classroom. Sep 23, 2014

Some Nigerian schools remain closed as Ebola fear lingers

Nigerian students were supposed to return to school on Monday after an enforced summer break because of Ebola, but lingering fears over the virus prompted the Lagos state government to announce it would keep pupils at home longer. Duration: 00:31 Sep 23, 2014

Pilots reject Air France offer to end week-long strike

Air France pilots on Monday rejected a last-ditch management attempt to end the longest strike at the airline since 1998 that is costing up to 20 million euros ($25.7 million) every day. Duration: 00:50 Sep 22, 2014

Thousands of Hong Kong students on strike for democracy

Hong Kong students began a week-long boycott of classes, gathering in their thousands for what democracy activists say will be a wider campaign of civil disobedience against China's refusal to grant the city unfettered democracy. Duration: 01:14 Sep 22, 2014

Britain's Labour debates strategy for winning 2015 polls

Britain's main opposition Labour Party was on Monday debating how to win next year's general election at its annual conference as it struggles to avoid divisions after Scotland's independence referendum. Duration: 00:47 Sep 23, 2014