Police arrest hardcore Maoist commander in Maharashtra

Gadchiroli, Sept 17 (ANI): A hardcore Maoist commander was arrested in outskirts of Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra. The arrested Maoist has been identified as Raju alias Jethuram Dhurva. Superintendent of Police (SP), Sandip Patil, termed the arrest as a big achievement for the district police. On September 15, four policemen were injured in a landmine blast perpetrated by a group of Maoists in Dhanora area of Gadchiroli district. Sep 17, 2014

Truckers union clash in Kashmir kills one, injures three

Kathua, Sept 17 (ANI): One person was killed and three others injured when members of truckers union resorted to firing following a clash between them in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir. Reportedly, the clash, between two groups of the union, took place during the election of the union president. The deceased has been identified as Kuldeep Kumar, a government employee working for excise and taxation department. He was killed after a bullet hit his head. The injured were referred to Jammu hospital. Following the incident, people, mostly belonging to another group of truckers union, thronged Jammu-Pathankot National Highway in Kathua and demonstrated. Sep 17, 2014

Poor remain worst affected in flood-hit Kashmir

Srinagar, Sept 17 (ANI): The worst flooding in Jammu and Kashmir in over a century has left poor and migrant workers the worst hit as they are stranded with no shelter or food. More than 75,000 people were still in partly submerged homes in Srinagar, Kashmir's capital city of more than a million people, where roads have been transformed into stagnant canals strewn with wreckage, trash and dead animals. Many complain that the government, which has maintained a heavy presence in the territory to keep a lid on the revolt, has left them to their fate. Residents stranded for days by the floodwaters said that the army has selectively evacuated tourists and people according to a pre-set priority list, leaving locals to be rescued later by volunteers. Migrant workers and poor people say they are all still struggling for basic amenities like safe drinking water, food packets and blankets. Meanwhile, a migrant worker from northwestern province of Rajasthan who makes brooms to earn a living, Jitesh, said the floods have literally left them with nothing. Sep 17, 2014

Indian boxers' preparations in full swing ahead of 2014 Asian Games in Incheon

Patiala, Sep 17 (ANI): Eyeing a rich haul of medals, including several golds, the Indian boxers have been sweating and toiling at the last training camp before leaving for the Asian Games in South Korea's Incheon. The boxers, who returned from recently-ended Commonwealth Games in Glasgow with a less-than-expected five medals, are training to perfect the knock-out punch for the September 19-October 4 event. Shiva Thapa, one of the boxers who will be representing India at the Asian Games, said the training had gone as per plan and the squad was feeling fighting-fit. Manoj Kumar said Indian boxers were feeling very confident going into the event and expected to come back with a bag full of medals. Akhil Kumar, who has been training hard at the National Institute of Sports camp in Patiala, said the standard of boxing had improved dramatically over the past few years and there were no clear favourites. Sep 17, 2014

Britain braces for Scottish referendum

Scotland decides on its future in an upcoming vote, with voters torn between competing visions -- one arguing that the nation is stronger as part of the UK, the other claiming that Scotland has the means to go it alone. Duration: 02:57 Sep 17, 2014