Exclusive interview with Jeet Bahadur whose education was sponsored by PM Modi Part - 2

New Delhi, Aug 02 (ANI): ANI took an exclusive interview with Jeet Bahadur whose education was sponsored by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Bahadur said that Modi was like an elder brother to him as Modi took intense care of his health and education since he was a child. Bahadur also said that Modi searched for his family and verified his parents. Bahadur will also be accompanying Modi on his visit to Nepal to meet his parents. Aug 2, 2014

Funeral held for murdered Somali MP

The funeral of Somali MP Sheikh Adan Madeer was held in Mogadishu on Saturday. Madeer, who was shot as he left prayers at a mosque on Friday, was the fifth MP killed this year in a string of attacks by Somalia's Shebab insurgents. Duration: 00:56 Aug 2, 2014

Israeli and Palestinians achieve lasting truce in Washington

Ten young Israelis and Palestinians bid farewell on the steps of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, after having stuck together through a seven-week bridge-building internship overshadowed by the conflict in Gaza. Duration: 01:11 Aug 2, 2014

Man electrocuted while withdrawing money from ATM

New Delhi, Aug 2 (ANI): A man was electrocuted on Saturday while he was withdrawing money from a Union Bank ATM. The incident took place in Holambi Kala village on the outskirts of Delhi. The pole outside the ATM was exposed due to the rain leading to the electrocution. Local residents said that police came on time but electricity department did not cut power supply due to which the man was stuck for more than half an hour. Aug 2, 2014

Congress party workers beg, protest against employment scam in Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal, Aug 2 (ANI): Youth wing of Congress party took to streets, raised slogans and protested against the state government in Madhya Pradesh over employment scam on Saturday. Protesters led by president of the youth wing, Manoj Shukla, begged on streets to exhibit the plight of students who were affected by the employment scam. The employment scam relates to admissions in medical and engineering colleges during the period 2008 to 2010 in which many government employees are under the scanner for getting selected through unfair means. The anguished protesters went from one shop to the other begging for alms, as the scam had reduced many deserving candidates to begging. Aug 2, 2014

Explosion at chemical factory in Delhi, one dead

New Delhi, Aug 2 (ANI): Explosion at a chemical factory in New Delhi killed one and injured several others on Saturday. Police is probing the cause of the explosion, which was reported in Rohini area. Fire officials immediately reached the spot and were engaged in debris clearing operations. Aug 2, 2014

TN regional party stage protest against Sri Lanka over its 'objectionable article'

Chennai, Aug 2 (ANI): Members of regional Tamizhaga Vazhvurimai Katchi (TVK) on Saturday staged a protest against the Sri Lankan government, which released an unethical article on its defence ministry website, stating that Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu J Jayalalithaa wrote love letters to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The article headlined as 'how meaningful are Jayalalithaa's love letters to Narendra Modi' was published on the website, which drew ire of people from Tamil Nadu. Slogan shouting protesters in Chennai burnt effigy of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Aug 2, 2014

It Happens: Kashmir Fair

Srinagar, August 2 (ANI): A visit to the circus fair on Wednesday (July 30) reminded Kashmiris in Srinagar city of their peaceful past when such mega events were the order of the day, which now have become mere memories with the shadow of militancy looming large over the picturesque state. The circus was organised by circus group based in Ludhiana in northwestern Punjab state. Based in the heart of Srinagar city for the past two months, it has talented jugglers performing acrobats and comic artists who make children roll with laughter. Kashmir last saw the circuses till the mid 80s when people thronged them in large numbers and now, after almost three decades, it returned to the valley to entertain and thrill the crowds. An exhibition-cum fair was also held on the sidelines of the circus where products from all over the country were displayed. Aug 2, 2014

It Happens: Nag Panchmi

Allahabad, August 2 (ANI): Devotees thronged temples, offered and poured milk on snakes to celebrate Hindu festival, ‘Nag Panchami’ to honour serpent god on Friday. Devout Hindus in Allahabad city of Uttar Pradesh flocked temples of Hindu Lord Shiva and offered milk, water, flowers and fruits to serpents as a unique expression of devotion on the auspicious occasion. The festival is believed to bring prosperity and happiness, eradicating evil and hardships from people’s lives. Snake charmers lined the streets and attracted devotees to offer milk to snakes. Followers of Lord Shiva in Madhya Pradesh province also celebrated the festival with religious pageantry. As per scriptures, Shiva sports a snake around his neck while Vishnu reclines on a hooded couch created by Shesha Naga. The festival also holds great importance for the snake charmer community. Aug 2, 2014

Azam Khan and Kalbe Jawad at loggerheads over Wakf Board

Lucknow, Aug 2 (ANI): The Shia community of Uttar Pradesh has urged Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to check the alleged irregularities in Wakf board appointments, which have allegedly been monitored by Urban Development and Wakf Minister Azam Khan. According to the sources, there are differences within Shia Muslims over the Wakf board appointments, which were made after Azam Khan took bribe. Aug 2, 2014

Case filed against Aamir Khan for obscenity

Kanpur, Aug 2 (ANI): An advocate from Kanpur has filed a case against Aamir Khan, producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra and promoters of the film PK over the promotional poster published in newspapers. Lawyer said the _obscene picture_ has terribly hurt sentiments. The case has been filed under section 292 of the IPC, for obscenity. Aug 2, 2014

Women rights activists slam Shiv Sena over rape editorial

Bangalore/ New Delhi, Aug 2 (ANI): Women rights activists hit out at Shiv Sena on Saturday as it termed reporting of rape cases a new fashion in its mouthpiece the ___Saamna___. Referring to a recent rape allegation against a senior police officer in Mumbai, Saamna editorial questioned the trend of women allegedly filing false complaints of rape, asking, ___has it become a fashion to file rape charges and create a sensation?_ A model has filed a rape case against deputy inspector general (DIG) of Mumbai police, Sunil Paraskar. Congress Party sought Shiv Sena___s apology over the insensitive remark. Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief, Barkha Singh Shukla, also condemned the editorial. Aug 2, 2014

Govt should resolve UPSC CSAT issue soon: Nitish

Patna, Aug 02 (ANI): Former Bihar Chief Minister and JD (U) leader Nitish Kumar on Saturday said that the central government should resolve the UPSC CSAT issue soon. Talking to mediapersons in Patna, he said that the demand of the students is right. Students allege that the Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) in the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examination favours those who are proficient in English and discriminates against Hindi speakers. They want the test to be scrapped. Aug 2, 2014