Telangana CM defends state survey, says no misuse possible of the same

Hyderabad, Aug 17 (ANI): Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Sunday defended the state survey and said that no misuse of the same is possible in any way. He said that there are columns asking for account number and other things which are not essentially required and people who don’t wish to give the same are not forced to do the same. Rao said that the data will be in public domain and no buying and selling is possible of the same and the information can not be used for any wrong purpose. Aug 17, 2014

China fishes for growth with world's largest aquarium

A giant 63-metre blue whale shark statue towers over the world's largest aquarium, on a Chinese island being promoted as a testing ground for reforms aimed at encouraging domestic consumption as the driver of economic growth. Duration: 00:46 Aug 17, 2014

Analysts outline Scotland's referendum issues

Scottish voters face many key issues in trying to decide whether or not to split from the United Kingdom in September's referendum. Analysts from the University of Edinburgh, outline issues which may be causing indecision. Duration: 01:56 Aug 17, 2014

RJD- JD (U) alliance a cure against NDA govt: Nitish Kumar at Chapra rally

Chapra, Aug 17 (ANI): Addressing the Chapra rally in Bihar, JD (U) leader Nitish Kumar said that the alliance between the RJD and JD (U) is like a cure to the NDA government at the centre. He also said that the parties are working for the state and will continue to do so and will defeat the NDA government anyhow in the state polls. Aug 17, 2014

No plans to join SP, Ram Gopal Yadav is correct: Amar Singh

New Delhi, Aug 17 (ANI): Former SP leader Amar Singh on Sunday said that he has no plans to join the Samajwadi party and that Ram Gopal Yadav was correct in his statement. Singh also said that earlier there were mediators between him and Mulayam Singh Yadav which created rift between the two and now there are none. He said that now, both the leaders can have a conversation whenever they desire and that he needs license from nobody for meeting and having relationship with Mulayam Singh. Aug 17, 2014

Rakhi Sawant distributes sewing machines in Mumbai

Mumbai, Aug 17 (ANI): Bollywood’s controversial item girl Rakhi Sawant, distributed 100 sewing machines during an event organised by a social organisation in entertainment capital, Mumbai. On the sidelines of India’s 68th Independence Day, Sawant attended an event organised by Awaz social organisation and gave away sewing machines to women in need. While addressing the gathering, Sawant spoke on women empowerment and said she believed in gender equality. Aug 17, 2014

Action will be taken against people who caused violence in Saharanpur: Shivpal Yadav

Aligarh, Aug 17 (ANI): UP minister Shivpal Yadav who has in a five-member committee probed the communal violence in Saharanpur and had blamed administration for lapses in the incident and also questioned the role of a BJP leader, said on Sunday that UP government controlled the situation in time. He also said that action will be taken against people who caused violence. Aug 17, 2014

Displaced men in Bokaro protest in water to demand employment

Bokaro, Aug 17 (ANI): Displaced youth in Bokaro city of Jharkhand stood in water on Sunday to protest against government as they demanded employment. The protest has been on for over 40 hours, and the protesters are urging the government to employ them with the Bokaro steel plant. Protesters refused to accept the request of state government authorities of ending the protest and made it clear that if their demands are not met, they will breathe their last in water. Khushwaha also said that no authority official had visited them or offered them water and food and they have been drinking dirty pond water. Meanwhile, a BJP leader, PN Singh, claimed the demands of the displaced youth would be heard. Aug 17, 2014

Nitish is like brother, will fight together to free nation from wrong hands: Lalu Prasad at Chapra r

Chapra, Aug 17 (ANI): While addressing a rally in Chapra district of Bihar, RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav said that Nitish Kumar is like his brother and the alliance between the two parties will work to free the nation from wrong hands. Yadav also slammed the Narendra Modi led NDA government for working against the nation and not standing by their promises. Yadav also said that the total votes of RJD and JD (U) in Lok Sabha polls was much higher than that of BJP and this tie up will defeat the NDA in the state polls. Aug 17, 2014

Uttarakhand CM says situation under control as rain wreak havoc in state

Dehradun, Aug 17 (ANI): Talking about the ongoing havoc created by incessant rain in Uttarakhand, state Chief Minister Harish Rawat said that the situation is under control and the government is doing all to provide possible help. Rawat said that people are coming for help in housing, water and education. He also confirmed that 22 lives are lost in the rain and expressed grief over the same. The state chief minister also said that they are providing training to the volunteers to face the disaster so that they can help the people in time of trouble. Aug 17, 2014

Arvind Sharma quits Congress to join BSP, Mayawati declares him Haryana CM Candidate

New Delhi, Aug 17 (ANI): Arvind Sharma on Sunday quit Congress to join BSP alleging that the Congress party in Haryana play politics of caste and turn a blind eye to the cause of the downtrodden. Meanwhile, BSP Chief Mayawati welcomed Sharma to the party and said that if the party gets a chance to form government in the state, Shama would be the chief minister candidate. Mayawati also alleged that there is dynasty politics in Haryana. Aug 17, 2014

200 defy Ferguson curfew order

A crowd of some 200 demonstrators defy a curfew that came into effect in Ferguson, Missouri, days after police shot dead an unarmed black teen, triggering a wave of rioting. Duration: 00:40 Aug 17, 2014

Mayawati accuses SP and BJP for communal clashes in UP

New Delhi, Aug 17 (ANI): After a 5-member committee report suggested that Saharanpur communal violence was the result of failure by local administration, BSP Chief Mayawati alleged that SP and BJP together are responsible for communal clashes in the state. The BSP Supremo also alleged that the communal clashes in rest of the country are because of the BJP. Further, Mayawati also said that the party will contest all state assembly polls alone and will not have alliance with any other party. Aug 17, 2014