Taming inflation, restarting growth are priorities for govt: Jaitley (Part - 3)

New Delhi, Aug 30 (ANI): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that the mood of the country changed when the election results were announced. Talking to mediapersons in New Delhi, Jaitley said that containing inflation, restarting growth and investment cycles and keeping fiscal deficit at acceptable level were priorities for the new government. Government is taking steps to improve ease of doing business, opening up significant sectors, expedite decision-making while maintaining social sector expenditure in most areas. He added that there is by and large moderation of inflation; manufacturing curve has turned. The government has an ambitious disinvestment plan. Aug 30, 2014

PM Modi meets Japanese PM Shinzo Abe in Kyoto

Kyoto, Aug 30 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Kyoto on Saturday. PM Modi along with Abe later fed on fishes in the pond at the State Guest House in Kyoto city of Japan, which is Modi's first stoppage during his five-days visit to Japan. Modi had arrived at the Osaka International Airport in the morning and was received by senior officials of the Japanese administration. Later, a Memorandum of Understanding was also signed between the two countries in the presence of Modi and Abe. Aug 30, 2014

Mayawati slams Modi's Jan Dhan Yojna

Lucknow, Aug 30 (ANI): BSP chief Mayawati said on Saturday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's newly launched banking scheme Jan Dhan Yojna cannot help the poor of the country as law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh has worsened. Maywati said the Jan Dhan Yojna scheme has tangled rules and regulations and due to this, poor people will not receive any direct monetary benefit from this scheme. Mayawati also said the Samajwadi Party (SP) led government is ignorant of the rights of farmers, while misrule is also harming the business of sugarcane growers. She added that in 2007, several developmental works were done when she ruled the government. Uttar Pradesh also witnessed investment for its growth of economy. Aug 30, 2014

Bangladesh holds medical education fair for students in Kashmir

Srinagar, Aug 30 (ANI): Education Ministry of Bangladesh on Saturday organised a two-day career counseling camp on medical education for prospective students in Kashmir. Bangladesh Education Minister Inamul Haque Chaudhary along with various other dignitaries graced the event by their presence. Students and their parents thronged the venue to get an insight about various prospective medical streams across the globe. Organiser Basharat Ahmad said it was a great opportunity for Kashmiri students to explore various opportunities in the field of medical sciences that Bangladesh had to offer. A participant Farista Jaan said events like these not only provide knowledge but also aware the students about latest career trends in the world. Aug 30, 2014

Visva Bharti University sexual assault case: FIR registered against 3 students

Bolpur, Aug 30 (ANI): FIR was registered against three students on Saturday in the Visva-Bharati University alleged sexual assault case. According to reports, the prestigious University has suspended three students for their alleged involvement in the case. Police has initiated probe into the incident after the complaint was lodged by the University. The shocking incident came to light when a Sikkimese student studying in the university submitted a complaint against the three students of her department and accused them of sexually harassing her. The second-year student alleged that she was stripped and her pictures were clicked by them on their mobile phones. Aug 30, 2014

Russian train-surfers, extreme sport or social problem?

Since he was 10, Sasha has taken the train everyday between Moscow and his home in the suburbs. Only instead of sitting inside with the other passengers, he runs on its rooftop as the train hurtles along. Duration: 01:37 Aug 30, 2014

Liberia continues fight against Ebola

Authorities in Liberia try to stem the spread of the Ebola epidemic by raising awareness and setting up sanitation units for people to wash their hands. Duration: 00:41 Aug 30, 2014

Bungee hits new highs in Greek island thriller

Move over bungee jumping -- and make way for rope jumping. The extreme sport has hit new heights on the Greek island of Zakynthos where, using a unique network of ropes, thrill seekers can freefall for 200 metres. Duration: 01:50 Aug 30, 2014

Modi says Pakistan made a spectacle of talks, politicos react

New Delhi, Aug 30 (ANI): Political leaders on Saturday reacted over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's comment on Pakistan. Modi expressed disappointment over Islamabad making a spectacle of New Delhi's peace efforts by reaching out to Hurriyat leaders, and said India has no hesitation in discussing any outstanding issue with Pakistan within the bilateral framework. Aug 30, 2014

Uproar in JandK Assembly over 'discrimination' issue, NPP MLAs moved out by Marshals

Srinagar, Aug 30 (ANI): National Panthers Party MLAs were on Saturday moved out of the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly after uproar in the house over 'discrimination' with Jammu district and also Minority Affair Minister Najma Heptullah's remark on 'Indian being called as Hindus'. Talking about the same, NPP member Haresh Dev Singh said that the state government never tried to address the discrimination going on in the state. Further, he also said that remarks claiming religion of India is not at all welcomed and that India belongs to all citizens and not to any particular community or religion. Aug 30, 2014

Haryana Congress leaders meet Sonia Gandhi over assembly by-polls

New Delhi, Aug 30 (ANI): Haryana Congress leaders on Saturday met party President Sonia Gandhi and discussed over various issues including state assembly by-polls. Kuldeep Sharma said that the discussion was regarding political scenario of the party and other issues. He said that though many leaders left the party recently but the Congress will stand tall in future. Further, he said that Haryana polls will be contested under the leadership of state Chief Minister BS Hooda. Aug 30, 2014

B'town celebs chant 'Ganapati Bappa Morya'

Mumbai, August 30 (ANI): Bollywood stars celebrated Ganesh Chaturthi with great pomp and splendor! Everyone in the film industry seemed excited and welcomed Ganesh to their homes! Well.we wish that the lord brings love and peace in everyone's lives! Aug 30, 2014

Kiran Bedi on Visva-Bharati University ragging case

New Delhi, Aug 30 (ANI): Former IPS Officer Kiran Bedi on Saturday condemned the disturbing incident of ragging in the prestigious Visva-Bharati University located at Shantiniketan in West Bengal wherein a girl student was allegedly striped naked by male seniors. The girl has alleged that the students also took her photographs and threatened to circulate it if the incident was disclosed. Bedi said that educational institutions should take steps to remind new students about ragging and rules of the institutions. She also said that strict investigations should also take place and that such incidents shows failure of the institution. Aug 30, 2014

AAP says Manoj Tiwari had offered Delhi CM post to Vishwas, Tiwari denies

New Delhi, Aug 30: AAP leader Sanjay Singh on Saturday claimed that it was BJP MP Manoj Tiwari, who had offered poet-turned-politician Kumar Vishwas chief minister post in the Delhi government. However, Manoj Tiwari denied reports and said that he is no one to offer CM post to anyone. Aug 30, 2014