Students follow teachers as idols, this trend should continue: PM Modi

New Delhi, Sep 05 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday addressed students and teachers on the occasion of Teachers' Day. Modi said that there are some students who follow their teachers as idols and try to copy their hairstyle and dressing sense. He added that this trend should continue as it will help in developing the future generations. He also said that there are many schools where toilet facilities are not proper for girl students and asked for assistance from such schools in maintaining proper sanitation facilities for all students and teachers. Sep 5, 2014

Lawyers hail SC's order to release undertrials languishing in jail for years

Chennai/New Delhi, Sep 05 (ANI): Lawyers hailed the apex court orders to release undertrials who have served more than half of the maximum punishment they were charged with in jail. The Supreme Court on Friday ordered to free all such undertrials. The court directed all judicial officers to start visiting prisons from October 01 and file a report, within two months, on prisoners released by them. Meanwhile, former judge of Delhi High Court, Justice RS Sodhi, said the decision came after the intervention of executives in the matter. As per law, prisoners awaiting trial must be released once they have served half the maximum sentence they would receive if found guilty, but that law is rarely implemented. Sep 5, 2014

CBI Chief files perjury case against CPIL

New Delhi, Sept 05 (ANI): CBI director Ranjit Sinha, on Friday filed a case of perjury against a non-governmental organisation, Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL), for making false allegations against him. Petitioner Kamini Jaiswal, appearing for CPIL, filed two affidavits against Sinha over interference in the Aircel-Marxis deal, a branch spurting out of the investigation in the 2G spectrum allocation scam and coal block allocations. The SC will take up the matter on Monday. Sep 5, 2014

Do not depend on 'Google Guru', it gives information not knowledge: PM Modi

New Delhi, Sep 05 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday addressed a gathering of students and teachers in an auditorium in New Delhi. Modi said that it is necessary for all students to be aware of technology but they should not depend on it entirely. He added that google can give information but it cannot give knowledge so we should read biographies to know facts about history and have a practical experience of life. Sep 5, 2014

Rahul Gandhi irks women in UP for not hearing their water, electricity woes

Munshiganj, Sept 05 (ANI): Women's wing of Bharatiya Kisan Union, a farmer's union, on Friday (September 05) protested in Munshiganj village of Uttar Pradesh, on being denied a meeting with Congress Vice President, Rahul Gandhi with whom they wanted to share their woes regarding scarcity of electricity and water for their fields. Munshiganj is located in the Raebarelli district of Uttar Pradesh, a constituency under the Congress President, Sonia Gandhi. Women in the area wanted to meet Sonia's son and scion of the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty, Rahul Gandhi, to discuss the prevailing problems of water and electricity. Protesters blamed the government for ignoring the needs of the farmers and entering into business with industrialists. They demanded that funds coming into the constituency should first be used for the benefit of the farmers. Sep 5, 2014

Country needs competent teachers, says Pranab Mukherjee

New Delhi, Sept 05 (ANI): In a bid to improve the teaching and learning outcomes on schools, India needs competent and willing teachers, said President Pranab Mukherjee while addressing the National Teachers Awards function coinciding with Teacher's Day on Friday (September 05) in New Delhi. He also said teachers should imbibe in students the values of tolerance, secularism and inclusiveness to make the world a safer and better place to live in. The president also awarded some teachers at the function. Sep 5, 2014

Celebs at Vogue Fashion's Night Out 2014

Mumbai, September 5 (ANI): Bollywood actors Arjun Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Sonam Kapoor, Neha Dhupia were spotted having a gala time at Vogue Fashion's Night Out 2014 in India's showbiz hub Mumbai recently. Arjun and Deepika also did a few steps from the song "Shake your bootiya". At the fashion night out the designer pieces can be availed at throwaway prices at the Vogue Pop Up Store. It had collections from designers like Sabyasachi, Manish Arora and Tarun Tahiliani, at a fraction of the original price. Sep 5, 2014

It Happens: Vibrant Indian culture draws tourists to fair in Rajkot

Rajkot, Sept 5 (ANI): Tourists from across the globe flocked at a fair in Rajkot to be a part of Indian culture and heritage. The four-day long ‘Tarnetar Fair’, which commenced on August 28 in Thangadh village, is an important event in state’s calendar as it is dedicated to Hindu Lord Shiva. Local as well as foreign tourists attended the fair and got attracted to traditional dance and songs. The fair attracts more than 600,000 tourists every year from countries like Germany, USA, Holland, Poland, etc. Foreign tourists were seen clicking photographs of men dressed in traditional attire. Earlier, Tarnetar fair was also one of the most important matchmaking fairs where young Tribal people, elegantly dressed holding large colourful embroidered umbrellas, came in search for their brides. Sep 5, 2014

It Happens: 3D street painting in Kashmir attracts locals as well as tourists

Srinagar, Sept 5 (ANI): In a bid to promote 3D art in India, famed artists converged in Jammu and Kashmir state and painted a street in Srinagar city. Artists said the 3D painting was common in foreign countries and should also be encouraged in India. The 3D street painting event took place at Zabarwan Park on the banks of Dal lake. The unique art initiative was organised by state’s tourism department along with an event and sports management company, to attract locals as well as tourists. The street painting was being done by a group of painters from Kerala and Mexico. To spread the knowledge of 3D street painting in India, the group is going to travel from Kashmir to Kanyakumari. The artists made 3D paintings of Kashmiri goats standing in front of a water and the signboard reading ‘Kashmir’. Schoolchildren, tourists and locals enthusiastically watched the entire process. Kashmir, once dubbed the Switzerland of the east was once heaven for skiers, honeymooners and film-makers who were drawn to its soaring peaks, fruit orchards and timber houseboats on the Dal lake in capital Srinagar. Sep 5, 2014

Polish apples hit by sanctions battle with Russia

Poland is the world's leading exporter of apples and it's being hit hard by a Russian ban on food imports leveled in retaliation for EU sanctions against Moscow amid the Ukraine crisis. Duration: 02:15 Sep 5, 2014

Iraqi Kurdish fighters watch and wait for promised arms

Kurdish fighters on a hilltop in northern Iraq use binoculars to monitor the jihadist-held town of Zumar in the distance, waiting to receive promised international arms to bolster their forces. Duration: 01:21 Sep 5, 2014

Turkey's opposition CHP discusses future strategy

Turkey's opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) holds an extraordinary congress to decide its future strategy amid internal divisions after its candidate was defeated by Recep Tayyip Erdogan in presidential elections. Duration: 01:00 Sep 5, 2014