Piyush Goyal presents report card of power ministry in 100 days of govt, says inherited unfavourable

New Delhi, Sep 07 (ANI): Power Minister Piyush Goyal on Sunday presented the report card of the ministry in 100 days of the NDA government and said that they had inherited unfavourable situation from the previous government. Goyal said that the previous UPA government had left the situation in worse condition and that the ministry had to struggle a lot in getting back on track. Further, he also talked about achievements of NDA government in 3 months of time and assured proper supply of electricity to every state. Sep 7, 2014

Respect Parliament, just opposed parliamentarians who misguide: Vaidik on his remark

Nagpur, Sep 07 (ANI): Senior Journalist Ved Pratap Vaidik on Sunday said that he didn’t mean to disrespect the Parliament when he said that he would "spit on all 545 MPs" if they want him declared as "traitor and anti-national". Vaidik said that he respect the Parliament but had opposed only those parliamentarians who misguide the house. He further said that a Parliament which takes wrong decisions under the influence of wrong people should be rejected by the people. Vaidik also said that he would talk to Prime Minister and President about the same and ask if he had no right to condemn those who blot his image in public. Sep 7, 2014

Worsening Flood situation in J&K halt Shri Shakti Express, block national highway

Udhampur, Sep 07 (ANI): Floods, triggered by heavy downpour, in Jammu and Kashmir continued to wreak havoc on Sunday and lead to suspension of trains and blocking national highway due to mudslide. Pilgrims to sacred holy cave of Vaishno Devi were stranded as Katra region-bound Shri Shakti Express train was stuck for hours at Ramnagar railway station in Udhampur district. A passenger, Vinod Bansal said authorities were not providing any information on the movement of the train. Another passenger, Bagish Goyal said the authorities suddenly announced termination of the train without providing any alternative. Nearly 100 people have been killed due to floods in Kashmir as rivers in the region flowed above the danger mark due to incessant rains. Jammu city's main river, Tawi, which splits the city in two, is flowing well above the danger mark. Sep 7, 2014

PM Modi congratulates Sania Mirza for winning US Open Mixed Doubles title

New Delhi, Sep 07 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated tennis ace Sania Mirza for winning the US Open Mixed Doubles title. "Congratulations to Sania Mirza for the victory in the US Open Mixed Doubles Finals. We are very proud of the achievement," said PM Modi. He also congratulated Japanese tennis player Kei Nishikori for making it to the US Open Finals. "Good news from US Open continued with Kei Nishikori's exemplary win! My best wishes to this young sportsman for the final," PM Modi added. Yesterday, President Pranab Mukherjee had also congratulated Sania Mirza for her win. Sania and her Brazilian teammate Bruno Soares lifted the Mixed Doubles trophy of the US Open on Friday night. The duo defeated the American-Mexican side of Abigail Spears and Santiago Gonzalez, 6-1, 2-6, 11-9. Sep 7, 2014

Assam Nagaland border calm after centre intervenes

Assam, Sept 06 (ANI): There have been no fresh incidents of violence and curfew has been relaxed in Golaghat district. Security continues to remain tight in the border area, with round the clock patrolling and army flag march. Meanwhile, the Chief Ministers of Assam and Nagaland have agreed to resolve the long pending border issues by setting up a joint mechanism, following a meeting with Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju in Guwahati. Both the state governments have assured that they will be working together to resolve the issue and restore peace in the disputed border area. The two sides have agreed to meet frequently and work jointly to defuse the tension and build confidence among the people living along the border. Enquiry committees have been constituted to look into the incident and 15 people have been apprehended in Nagaland. Meanwhile, the Union Minister has appealed the agitators not to resort to economic blockade that causes inconvenience to the people. Sep 6, 2014

Abbott meets Modi, India and Australia seal nuclear deal

New Delhi, Sep 06 (ANI): Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Friday met his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in New Delhi and returned two antique statues ahead of delegation-level talks. In an apparent bid to remove an irritant between the two nations, Abbott handed over to Modi a statue of Lord Shiva, worth $5 million in the international market, that was illegally trafficked and a stone statue that had been displayed in an Australian gallery. Abbott also promised that Australia would never act as receiver of stolen goods. Later, Abbott sealed a civil nuclear deal to sell uranium to India in New Delhi, offering to ramp up supplies of energy to help the emerging Asian giant overcome chronic shortages. After holding formal talks with PM Modi, Abbott's government signed the deal to sell uranium for peaceful power generation. Sep 6, 2014

Central govt deploys additional forces in strife-torn Manipur

Imphal, Sep 06 (ANI): NDA government deployed additional forces in strife torn northeastern Manipur state in wake of the road blockade called by a Naga group. Home Ministry rushed additional forces to assist the local administration and a top official to take stock of the rising tension. The additional paramilitary forces were sent to Manipur to be deployed along the national and state highways to ensure law and order in the state. Earlier, Rajnath Singh had reviewed the situation with Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh and discussed preventive measures to ameliorate hardship of the people of Manipur. Special secretary of internal security, Prakash Mishra hold talks with the State government apart from making a direct assessment of the situation prevailing in the state. Sep 6, 2014

BJP and Congress take jibe at AAP as party is to meet President over Delhi govt

New Delhi, Sep 06 (ANI): BJP and Congress took jibe at Aam Aadmi Party's apparent meet with President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday. A delegation of AAP will meet Mukherjee to request him to not allow Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung to invite BJP to form government in the national capital. Delhi's BJP President Satish Upadhyay said that AAP is using unconstitutional language are restless since the reports of LG seeking permission from the President had surfaced. Meanwhile, Congress leader Shakeel Ahmed said that this is hue and cry of both the parties who are related to each other in one way or the other. Reportedly, BJP is likely to be invited to form a government in Delhi with Jung sending a report to the President seeking permission to call the single largest party to form the government though it is well short of majority in the assembly. Sep 6, 2014

Ragging, College, Student, Suicide, Polytechnic, Police, Principle, Kanpur

Kanpur, Sep 06 (ANI): A 20-year-old mechanical engineering student at Government Polytechnic College in Kanpur committed suicide in his hostel room after allegedly being ragged and beaten up by his seniors. The student was found hanging from a ceiling fan in his hostel room by his roommate. The deceased student's brother, Pradeep Vishwakarma said that this certainly is a case of ragging and blamed the college authorities for the same. Meanwhile, a co-student said that the deceased was beaten by the senior and that he didn't attend the class for two days in their fear. The police and forensic team have started investigation into the case. An FIR has been filed against two senior students- Karan and Vijay- as well as other unidentified students after a complaint was filed by the brother of the deceased. Principal FR Khan has set up a committee of 7 teachers to probe the incident. Sep 6, 2014

Obama unveils ISIS strategy, but challenges remain

Critics of Barack Obama have berated him in recent weeks for lacking a strategy to tackle ISIS. Now an outline for an international coalition has been announced at the NATO summit in Wales, but challenges remain. Duration:02:32 Sep 6, 2014

More security around La Bestia, but less security for migrants

Every year, nearly 200,000 migrants try to cross the Mexican border with Guatemala to reach the US. But now the Mexican government has strengthened its border security, forcing migrants to look for new routes and face new dangers.Duration:02:34 Sep 6, 2014

Will speed up CBI probe over rhino poaching, Zero-tolerance towards the same: Prakash Javadekar

Assam, Sep 06 (ANI): Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar took stock of animal poaching in Kaziranga National Park in Assam and said that strict action is needed to save the wildlife. Javadekar arrived in Assam for a two-day visit where he observed the measures to conserve the wildlife, existing infrastructure besides discussing about the rapid shrinking forest cover in the northeast region. Later, while addressing a news conference, Javadekar said that the ministry will speed up CBI probe over the issue and that they had zero tolerance over the same. Javadekar also said that the ministry will form special rhino protection force consisting of locals to protest the rare species. Sep 6, 2014

At least 100 people killed due to flash floods in JandK: Omar Abdullah

Rajouri/ Srinagar/ Kathua/ Sopore, Sep 06 (ANI): Nearly 100 people were killed due to floods in Kashmir, said state Chief Minister Omar Abdullah as all the rivers have been flowing above the danger mark due to incessant rains. Authorities declared a disaster alert in the Himalayan region after two days of heavy rain that hit Kashmir valley, causing the worst flooding in two decades. The police and army have begun rescue operations as floods, triggered by heavy rains, washed away bridges and houses and marooned people. Abdullah said the major challenge was to rehabilitate flood hit victims. Home Minister Rajnath Singh held a meeting in New Delhi to review the flood situation and has dispatched members of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to assist the state government. Singh cancelled trip to the region due to the bad weather. Sep 6, 2014

Rescuers recover at least 50 bodies in Naushera bus accident case

Rajouri, Sep 06 (ANI): Rescuers recovered bodies of at least 50 people from an ill fated bus ferrying members of wedding party that was washed away by flash floods in Jammu and Kashmir. The accident happened in the Laam area of Naushera sector along the Line of Control on Thursday. According to official around 50 people were on-board the bus at the time of accident. Authorities declared a disaster alert in the northern region after two days of heavy rain hit villages across the Kashmir valley, causing the worst flooding in two decades. Heavy rain is expected to continue. Sep 6, 2014

Dalai Lama denied visa to South Africa, Tibetan leaders-in-exile condemn incident

Dharamshala, Sep 06 (ANI): Tibetans-in-exile living in Dharamsala town of Himachal Pradesh react to South Africa's decision to deny a visa to their spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, for the third time in five years. The Dalai Lama, who lives in exile in India and is at loggerheads with China over Tibet, had been hoping to join a Nobel peace conference in Cape Town next month. Lama had reportedly withdrew his application after being told it would be unsuccessful. Penpa Tsering, speaker of Tibetan parliament in-exile said that it was unfortunate that the South African government denied visa to Dalai Lama who is an international messenger of peace. The South African foreign ministry confirmed that its High Commission in New Delhi had received the visa application but denied it had been rejected and said that it was being subjected to "normal due process". Sep 6, 2014