UP cops book 9-year-old boy for 'disturbing law and order'; politicos react

New Delhi, Aug 8 (ANI): The UP police have once again sparked another controversy by booking a Class III student, all of nine years, under sections 107/116 of CRPC for "disturbing the law and order" situation in his village. Questioning the law and order situation in the state politicos condemned the authorities as well as the UP government. Aug 8, 2014

Jaswant Singh in critical condition in RR Army Hospital post head injury

New Delhi, Aug 8 (ANI): Former Union Minister Jaswant Singh has been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of the Army Research and Referral Hospital in Delhi on Thursday, and is said to be in critical condition. A senior doctor at the hospital said that Singh has been operated upon for head injury. Singh reportedly slipped and grievously injured his head. According to reports, the former Union Minister was found unconscious around 11 pm at his residence last night. Senior BJP leader LK Advani visited the hospital to inquire about Jaswant Singh's welfare. The 76-year-old leader was expelled from the BJP earlier this year after he decided to contest the general elections from his home district Barmer in Rajasthan as an Independent candidate. Aug 8, 2014

Food consignment enters India's northeast via Bangladesh for first time

Agartala, Aug 8 (ANI): For the first time a food grain consignment from India's southern province of Andhra Pradesh reached northeastern state of Tripura through neighbouring Bangladesh as a part of cooperation mechanism between the two nations. Three Bangladeshi trucks carrying 51 tonnes of rice entered Tripura through the Akhaura integrated check post on Thursday in the presence of officials of Food Corporation of India (FCI). Indian police escorted Bangladeshi trucks as they directly entered the FCI warehouse at Nandannagar. This step has been taken to reduce the cost and prevent a second transshipment at the Akhaura India-Bangladesh border. Border Guard Official from Bangladesh, Sahid, said this move will strengthen the relationship between two neighbouring countries. Aug 8, 2014

Army guns down two militants in Assam

Goalpara, Aug 08 (ANI): Indian army killed two militants of Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) during an encounter in Goalpara district of Assam. The exchange of fire took place between the group of four militants and the troops of 19 Durga Regiment. Superintendent of Police (SP), Nitul Gogoi said that an Improvised Explosive Devise (IED), three grenades, three magazines and two pistols were recovered from the militants. Aug 8, 2014

Indian worker shot dead in US

Amritsar, Aug 08 (ANI): An Indian worker, Rajinder Kumar, was shot dead at a gas station in the United States. Kumar hailed from Punjab and was working at the gas station for past three years. Brother of the deceased, Ashwani Kumar, said men of African origin shot at Kumar after robbing him. According to reports, an African-American shot dead Rajinder at an Exxom gas station in Glen Burnie, Maryland. Kumar is survived by wife Rajni Sharma and two children Saurav and Sonali. CCTV video showed a man entering the gas station and killing Kumar without even giving time to react. Aug 8, 2014

Cloudburst in Himachal Pradesh, four missing

Nahan, Aug 08 (ANI): Four people went missing after cloudburst in Nahan town in Himachal Pradesh state washed away several houses. Dozens of houses in over five villages in Sirmaur district were damaged as heavy rains wreaked havoc. Four people were feared missing in a car due to the heavy rain and landslides in Satiwala village, nearly 140 kilometers from state capital, Shimla. Aug 8, 2014

Odisha CM assures relief to flood-affected people

Sambalpur, Aug 08 (ANI): Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik, took stock of flood situation in the state from a chopper as situation turned grim. He visited flood-hit areas and directed special relief commissioner to facilitate relief work in affected villages. The flood situation in Odisha turned grim as several rivers continued to flow above the danger mark due to incessant rainfall. The government has intensified evacuation measures as people living in the low-lying areas are the worst affected. Aug 8, 2014

Mountain life key to longevity for Kashmir's centenarians

A group of centenarians living in a remote village in Kashmir are defying Pakistan's reputation as one of the worst countries in the world to live as an old person, putting their longevity down to their simple mountain lifestyle. Duration: 02:52 Aug 8, 2014

Flag manufacturing business blooms ahead of Independence Day

Coimbatore, Aug 08 (ANI): Just a few days ahead of the Independence Day celebrations across the country, the tricolour manufacturing business is booming in Coimbatore. Last year, over two lakh cotton flags were produced and this year, with a new government at the centre, the manufacturers have produced over three lakh flags. The flags are sent to various states like, Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and within Tamil Nadu, around 5000 flags are produced daily. The flag manufacturers also said that they have manufactured tricolours for the past 40 years and 10 years ago the national flag production was very less but now the sales and production of flags has increased considerably. Aug 8, 2014

French experts: Air Algerie flight recordings are unusable

Recordings of crew conversations aboard Air Algerie flight AH5017 before it crashed in Mali are unusable for the moment, according to the French civilian aviation safety authority BEA, charged with investigating the crash. Duration: 00:57 Aug 8, 2014