Kannada actress claims to be wife of Railway Minister Gowda's son, asks family to accept her

Bangalore, Aug 28 (ANI): A Kannada actress has claimed that she is married to Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda's son Karthik and demanded that the Minister's family accept her as their daughter-in-law. Talking to mediapersons in Bangalore, the woman named Maithreya said that she met Karthik while her family was looking for a groom and on 05 June 2014 they both tied the knot. Maithreya further claimed that they both knew each other since 8 May 2014 and became very good friends, following which Karthik married her. Meanwhile, a case of rape was registered against Karthik. The case has been booked against Karthik under sections 376 (punishment for rape) and 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code. Aug 28, 2014

After flag meet, Pak again violates ceasefire

New Delhi, Aug 28 (ANI): A few hours after a flag meet took place between India and Pakistan’s Border Security forces, Pakistan again violated the ceasefire in Akhnoor district of Jammu and Kashmir. Congress leader Manish Tewari said that the government should take immediate steps to ensure peace along the border. NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that the government should continue to hold talks with Pakistan and try to solve the situation peacefully. BJP leader Nalin Kohli said that the government is trying to ensure peace along the border and our army will leave no stone unturned to fight back and save the civilians. Aug 28, 2014

Case registered against Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda's son, politicos demand thorough probe

New Delhi, Aug 28 (ANI): A Bangalore based model has filed a case against Karthik Gowda, son of Union Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda, under section 420, 376 and 406 (charges relating to cheating and dishonesty) of the Indian Penal Code. The model claims that she got married to Karthik Gowda on June 5, 2014 after meeting him on May 8, 2014. The model also said that she wanted his family to accept her as their daughter-in-law. Gowda, however, refuted the allegations saying that since the news came right after his son Karthik Gowda’s engagement, it raises suspicion. Meanwhile, political leaders said that a thorough investigation should be done in the case. Aug 28, 2014

Chinese delegation meets Prakash Javadekar to boost investment

New Delhi, Aug 28 (ANI): In a bid to build up trade relations with India, a Chinese business delegation met Information and Broadcasting and Environment, Forests Minister, Prakash Javadekar, in New Delhi. Javadekar said the discussions with the Chinese delegation were fruitful and the members would meet different Indian ministries to initiate business talks. The minister added that the central government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was working for overall development of the country and everyone were reaping benefits from the good administration of the newly-formed government. Aug 28, 2014

UK Deputy PM inaugurates business centre in Bangalore to foster economic ties

Bangalore, Aug 28 (ANI): United Kingdom's Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, inaugurated a branch of UK India Business Council (UKIBC), TechHub, a non-profit organisation, in IT hub of Bangalore to foster trade relations between the two nations. Clegg is on a mission to bolster trade and strategic ties with former colony India. The newly-inaugurated TechHub is a workspace for entrepreneurs and promises to support 1,000 start-ups within the next three years. During the inaugural speech, Clegg said that Bangalore would be the future window to global endeavours in technology and business. Aug 28, 2014

Scorching heat wave sweeps through Uttar Pradesh

Kanpur/Moradabad, Aug 28 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh is reeling under scorching heat wave that is unusual in the month of August. Meanwhile irregular power cuts have added to the woes of people. In Kanpur people said that they had never experienced such hot weather conditions in the month of August before. Irked by the irregular power supply, a resident Alok Srivastav said that lack of rains this year had lead to such extreme weather conditions. The Weather department said one of the causes of heat wave was lack of rains in north India. Meanwhile in Moradabad, people hit the streets demanding electricity. Protesters held burning torches at night and shouting slogans against the state government for their inaction. Aug 28, 2014

Avid readers throng to National Book Fair in Kashmir

Srinagar, Aug 27 (ANI): The National book fair held in the 'Kashmir Haat' ground in Srinagar city of Kashmir which attracted thousands of book lovers, promises to make future generations of the valley aware of the history, culture and heritage of the country. The biggest national book fair has been organised by the National Book Trust (NBT) in collaboration with Jammu and Kashmir Academy for Art, Culture and Languages, Federation of Publishers and Booksellers Associations in India, National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language (NCPUL) and District Administration Srinagar. Organiser of the Book Fair, Vijender Kumar, said that the fair has received a great response. The fair-cum-exhibition began on August 23 and will conclude at the end of this month. Aug 28, 2014

Japan's golden generation shows no sign of slowing down

For many people in the autumn of their lives, walking up stairs is the biggest physical challenge they face. But in Japan, race tracks, hammer or pole vault await competitors at the Kyoto Masters, some of them more than 100 years old. Duration: 02:32 Aug 28, 2014

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey's new president

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who will be Turkey's next president after an easy election victory, climbed from a humble youth in Istanbul to become significant but controversial leader in the Islamic world. Duration: 03:04 Aug 28, 2014