DRC launches administration school to fight corruption

In a country where political power is often linked to personal ties, the Democratic Republic of Congo_s new School of Administration is the first official route preparing candidates for public office. Duration: 01:56 Sep 24, 2014

Obama: Coalition strikes on Syria show US 'not alone'

President Barack Obama said Tuesday the coalition of Arab nations involved in the first US air strikes in Syria showed the United States was not alone in combating the Islamic State group. Duration: 00:42 Sep 23, 2014

Indo-Bangladesh border trade increasing, says top official

Agartala, Sept 23 (ANI): The border trade between India and Bangladesh through Tripura is increasing at a fair speed, said a top official of the state industry. Director of Industries, department of Tripura, P L Agrawal, said that trade is continuously increasing between both the countries. Agrawal assured that by next month, one of the two border haats (market) in Tripura will be operating and will increase Indo-Bangladesh official trade. He also informed that Bangladesh has agreed to allow India to use its river and sea port. There have been talks on opening of the Chittagong and Ashuganj ports and both sides are positive. Sep 23, 2014

Former Italian defender Marco Materazzi unveils Chennaiyin FC logo

Chennai, Sep 23 (ANI): Former Italy defender and World Cup winner, Marco Materazzi, along with, co-owner Chennai football club, Vita Dani, unveiled the logo of Chennaiyin FC, the Chennai chapter of the Indian Super League (ISL). The logo depicts a ‘duradrishti’, a symbol common to most households in Tamil Nadu to ward off evil and maintain positivity in the environment. The yellow in the logo represents cheerfulness and fun, while blue symbolizes honesty and loyalty. Materazzi joined Chennai following the footsteps of former teammate, Alessandro Del Piero, who has taken charge of the Delhi chapter scheduled to run from October 12 to December 20. 41-year-old Materazzi will be player-manager of the team, co-owned by Bollywood actor, Abhishek Bachchan. Upbeat on his role to hunt the best talents from Tamil Nadu and train them in the sport, Materazzi said he looks forward to making India a football hub soon. Sep 23, 2014

After Kashmir, flood hits Assam disrupting normal life

Assam, Sept 23 (ANI): After creating havoc and claiming hundreds of lives in Kashmir, flash floods triggered by incessant rains hit Assam. Several districts of Assam, including Baksa, Goalpara and Kamrup are flooded with water, which has disrupted normal life and also brought the transportation system to a collapse. Besides entering into the domesticity, floodwaters also submerged the agricultural lands in these districts. Heavy rains in the neighbouring Garo Hills in Meghalaya have turned the situation serious for the Goalpara district, where around 50,000 people in 12 villages have been affected. Reportedly, a landslide in Goalpara also claimed a child’s life. Incessant rains have also halted the traffic on National Highway 31. Meanwhile, teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF) evacuated over 5,000 flood-hit people to safer places in the district. Sep 23, 2014

PM Modi thanks Karnataka for govt formation, says India should participate in Clean Campaign Part

Bangalore, Sep 23 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday addressed a gathering in Bangalore city of Karnataka. Modi thanked the voters of Karnataka for helping form a stable government. Modi then stressed upon the ‘Clean Campaign’ which has been initiated by the government to clean the entire nation and begged the countrymen to spare 100 hours in a year to spend in cleaning their surroundings. PM also said that his aim is to abolish all the unwanted laws which have been prevailing in the country since long and create obstruction in decision making. Modi also stated that the earlier government officials used to get a pension as little as Rs 50 and Rs 100, but now it has been increased to a minimum amount of Rs 1000. Sep 23, 2014

PM Modi thanks Karnataka for govt formation, says India should participate in Clean Campaign Part

Bangalore, Sep 23 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday addressed a gathering in Bangalore city of Karnataka. Modi thanked the voters of Karnataka for helping form a stable government. Modi then stressed upon the ‘Clean Campaign’ which has been initiated by the government to clean the entire nation and begged the countrymen to spare 100 hours in a year to spend in cleaning their surroundings. PM also said that his aim is to abolish all the unwanted laws which have been prevailing in the country since long and create obstruction in decision making. Modi also stated that the earlier government officials used to get a pension as little as Rs 50 and Rs 100, but now it has been increased to a minimum amount of Rs 1000. Sep 23, 2014

Army distributes books and school furniture in Poonch

Poonch, Sept 23 (ANI): The 12th Battalion of the Jat Regiment distributed books and school furniture to two flood-affected schools in Poonch's Degwar Village on Tuesday. To help children resume their studies, the army unit provided them with school books, black boards, almirahs, and school desks. School staff and residents were extremely thankful for the kind step taken by the security forces. Sep 23, 2014