Red Cross assists Ukraine's Mariupol residents, refugees

People stood outside a Red Cross building to receive food, in the city of Mariupol Monday as European leaders were set to unveil punishing new sanctions on Russia after weekend fighting in Ukraine imperilled a fragile truce. Duration: 01:05 Sep 8, 2014

Pistorius acquittal would be 'difficult', says analyst

On Thursday, Judge Thokozile Masipa will deliver her verdict in the murder trial of Paralympian Oscar Pistorius over the killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. A lawyer who closely followed the trial discusses possible outcomes. Duration: 01:36 Sep 8, 2014

Prince William, Kate expecting second baby

Prince William and his wife Kate are "very pleased" to announce that they are expecting their second child, Kensington Palace said on Monday. Duration: 00:52 Sep 8, 2014

Street-fighting Roma mayor combats Hungarian prejudices

He has gone through rubbish and fought in the street but a Roma mayor's unorthodox style has turned around his small Hungarian village, slashing crime and unemployment and fighting stereotypes in the process. Duration: 02:44 Sep 8, 2014

Iran's supreme leader undergoes prostate surgery

Iran's Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei successfully underwent prostate surgery it was announced Monday, in an unprecedented public statement about his health, which has long been the subject of speculation. Duration: 00:59 Sep 8, 2014

PM Modi addresses conference on Ayyankali's 152nd birth anniversary

New Delhi, Sep 08 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday addressed a Dalit conference in New Delhi on the occasion of 152nd birth anniversary of Dalit icon Ayyankali, who hailed from Kerala. He said that no body in northern India would be aware of Ayyankali if this event was not organized in his memory. Modi added that Swami Vivekananda used to hate Kerala because he could not see wrong happening to Dalits which was a common practice in the state earlier. Sep 8, 2014

We sent clear message to Pak on JandK separatists: Sushma

New Delhi, Sept 08 (ANI): Union External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday presented the report card of the first 100 days of her ministry. Talking to mediapersons in New Delhi, Swaraj said that the Modi government's foreign policy is marked by both strength and sensitivity. Swaraj said the Centre's tough stand with Pakistan over its hobnobbing with Kashmiri separatists and with the US over spying on the BJP were examples of a strong foreign policy. She said that the first three months of the new government were very difficult but nonetheless they worked hard. On the challenges of diplomacy Swaraj held the view that it teaches one how to better ties with neighbours. Batting for the BJP-led NDA government she said that the government is proactive, strong and sensitive. Talking about her visits to Myanmar, Singapore and Vietnam and Modi's visit to Japan she said, that Look East is an important policy.The Foreign Affairs Minister also promised to open passport centres in Northeastern states by next year and organize camps in all districts. Sep 8, 2014

Devotees bid adieu to Lord Ganesha

Mumbai/Pune, Sep 08 (ANI): Thousands of devotees in Mumbai on Monday bid farewell to Lord Ganesha, as they thronged to immerse the idol after completion of the 10-day festival of Ganesh Chaturthi. Mumbai witnessed a beeline of devotees with huge idols of Ganesha walking across streets or on trucks and other vehicles. Security measures were beefed up across the state as thousands of devotees took to streets to bid a colourful farewell to Ganesha. Ganesha is regarded and worshipped as an index of knowledge and also the harbinger of auspicious tidings. The annual festival of Ganesha Chaturthi usually falls between August and September. Sep 8, 2014

Red Cross provides relief to flood victims in Kashmir

Rajouri , Sep 08 (ANI): The Red Cross came as a beacon of hope to the flood ravished people of Kashmir as officials distributed relief material to the affected victims. The Red Cross distributed relief material for the homeless in the flooded areas of Kalakote, Nowshera and Sunderbani in Rajouri district. More than 175 people lost their lives in the unprecedented floods and thousands were left homeless as Jhelum and other rivers overflowed their banks in Kashmir. Army regiments like the 425 Field Hospitals have set up relief camps in the state and have collaborated with district hospitals and NGOs to provide medical aid to the affected. People suffered huge losses as the incessant rainfall led to house collapse, damaging property worth lakhs. Sep 8, 2014

Party will ask for clarification from Dagar: Satish Upadhyay on AAP sting

New Delhi, Sep 08 (ANI): President of BJP's Delhi Unit Satish Upadhyay on Monday reacted to the controversy which took birth from a sting operation video revealed by Aam Aadmi Party showing horse-trading by BJP leader Sher Singh Dagar. Upadhyay said that BJP will ask for a clarification from Dagar with relation to the entire course of events. He added that Arvind Kejriwal cannot be believed on any grounds because he has always been putting baseless allegations. Sep 8, 2014

Railway Minister says passenger safety & security is key concern

New Delhi, Sep 08 (ANI): Hailing the 100 days of Modi government in power, India's Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda said on Monday that focusing on core issues like safety and security of passengers was the main agenda followed by cleanliness and providing amenities. Gowda was addressing mediapersons in New Delhi where he gave the report card of Railway Ministry during 100 days of governance. Gowda said that with focus on improving safety, Railway Board held a series of meetings to review recommendations on various technological aspects aimed at examining the recommendations in regard to their feasibility and implementation. Sep 8, 2014

J&K Floods: Relief work has picked up, says Army

Udhampur: Addressing the media in Udhampur, Northern Army Commander, Lt Gen DS Hooda said that as the weather has improved from two days and rains have come to halt, the relief work has picked up in the flood-hit areas of Jammu and Kashmir. He said that around 20,000 people have been rescued and their priority is to rescue the people stranded in their houses and provide them with the relief supplies. He also said that they are working with the civil administration for restoration of electricity connection and water supplies in the valley. Sep 8, 2014