Thailand totters towards waste crisis

Fears are mounting in Bangkok that poor planning and lax law enforcement are tipping Thailand towards a waste crisis. Duration: 01:21 Sep 1, 2014

PM Modi visits Tokyo Elementary School, invites teachers to teach in India

Tokyo, Tokyo, Sep 01 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi invited Japanese teachers to teach their language to the students in his country during his visit to premier Taimei Elementary School in Tokyo on Monday. Modi also stressed on building language ties between the two nations in a bid to prepare for 21st century while speaking in an interactive session at the 136-year-old school. Modi also tried to play a soprano recorder before the students at a music class. He also called for preparation of on-line Japanese language course to help Indian students. Modi added that the objective of his visit was to learn from Japanese school to improve India's primary education. Sep 1, 2014

PM Modi meets Japan's foreign minister and Industry Minister to discuss bilateral issues

Tokyo, Sep 01 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday met Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Toshimitsu Motegi, in Tokyo to discuss bilateral and multilateral issues. Modi, on his first major foreign visit to Tokyo, after taking up the post as the prime minister of India, arrived on Saturday for a five-day trip aimed at capitalising on a personal affinity with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to bolster security and business ties in the face of an assertive China. Japan wants explicit guarantees from India, which has not signed the nuclear non-proliferation treaty, to limit atomic tests and allow closer inspection of its facilities to ensure that spent fuel is not used to make bombs. Sep 1, 2014

DDA launches new housing scheme, forms available till October 09

New Delhi, Sep 01 (ANI): The Delhi Development Authority on Monday launched its new housing scheme. The Vice Chairman of DDA, Balvinder Kumar, said that the scheme was launched successfully and offers more than 25000 flats under various categories. Kumar also said that forms are available in as many as 16 banks till October 09, starting from September 01. Sep 1, 2014

Union Home Ministry reviews the security situation at Assam-Nagaland Border

Guwahati, Sep 01 (ANI): Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju, who was in Guwahati to attend a meeting with the Chief Ministers of 8 Northeastern states, reviewed the security situation on Assam-Nagaland Border. He held talks with Assam and Nagaland Chief Ministers on the escalating border violence. Meanwhile, a curfew has been imposed in Golaghat following the clashes between the police and protestors. The Army also held a flag march in the violence hit areas to bring the situation under control. In addition to three companies of CRPF, 1,000 paramilitary personnel have been deployed and security pickets have been set up in the affected villages. The Home Ministry had earlier also submitted a report on the border violence to the Prime Minister's office. Sep 1, 2014

HK activists promise civil disobedience campaign

Hong Kong democracy activists promise an "era of civil disobedience" after China refuses to relinquish control over candidates in the city's next leadership election. Duration: 01:32 Sep 1, 2014

Kenyans take up arms to save wildlife

As poaching decimates Africa's elephant and rhino populations – thousands were killed in the past year alone - wildlife reserves in Kenya are increasingly taking up arms to save their wildlife. Duration: 02:54 Sep 1, 2014

Syria jihadists free 4 Lebanese soldiers

Four soldiers and a police officer kidnapped in the east of Lebanon nearly a month ago were freed late Saturday by the Syrian branch of Al-Qaeda. Duration: 01:09 Aug 31, 2014

Tara Shahdeo Case: Police raids Ranjit Kohli s residence, recovers 36 SIM cards and 15 phones

Ranchi, Aug 31 (ANI): Ranchi police on Sunday raided the residence of Ranjit Kohli alias Rakibul Hussain in Tara Shahdeo Case wherein the husband in question allegedly tried to convert wife's religion after marriage. SSP Prabhat Kumar said that the police seized 36 SIM cards, 15 mobile phones, 4 printers, 1 Pen Drive and a wedding CD from Kohli's residence. The police also seized two air shooting guns and documents related to court. Kholi is currently on three days police remand though he continues to deny the charge. Aug 31, 2014

Crop damage, landslides aggrieve farmers in Himachal Pradesh

Shimla, Aug 31 (ANI): Farmers in Urni village of Kinnaur district in Himachal Pradesh are facing tense situations due to crop damage and landslides. The apple growers in tribal district suffered huge losses as over 4000 plants were uprooted. The district administration of Kinnaur is trying to maintain normal traffic for the people through the Old Hindustan Tibet road as main national Highway is blocked. The latest heavy rains have caused landslides and floods in many parts of India and Nepal, where at least 90 people have been killed since August 14. Aug 31, 2014

Precious time of Neurosurgeons wasted due to demand for presence in court

Mussoorie, Aug 31 (ANI): Strong plea not to demand the presence of neurosurgeons by the courts in the country and make them physically present to give their evidence was made at the National Conference of Neurotrauma Society of India. Speaking at the 23rd annual national conference of the Neurotrauma Society of India in Mussoorie, Doctor VS Mehta a former head of neurosciences at the All India Institute of Medical Science and presently a Director at the Paras Hospital in Gurgaon asked for alternative method to do away this problem. Aug 31, 2014

Girls take part in boat race in Kashmir

Srinagar, Aug 31 (ANI): Kashmiri girls shined at National Dragon Boat Race Championship and impressed selectors with their hidden talent in Srinagar. The four-day championship was organized by sports council in collaboration with Jammu and Kashmir armed police along with different non-government organizations to boost water sports in world famous Dal Lake in Jammu and Kashmir. Participants, hailing from different cities like New Delhi and Punjab, were divided in twelve teams. Girls stole the show by exhibiting their talents in this competition. She said such events encourage girls to pursue water sports. Organizer of the tournament Bilquis Mir said more girls should come out and join such events to get acceptance. Aug 31, 2014