Bangladeshi students gather information about Indian varsities at education fair in Dhaka.

Dhaka, Aug 09 (ANI): Bangladeshi students thronged an education fair in Dhaka, to explore prospects of studying in Indian universities. Career Fair, the Indian Education Fair, 2014, a two-day event began in Dhaka on August 08 at the Ruposhi Bangla Hotel. India has been at the forefront of providing quality education facilities and thus creating a vast pool of talent for the country. The situation has got better with the new knowledge-driven technology, with which the demand for education has increased manifold. Today, India is in a great position to provide high quality English language based education, training and skill development to Bangladeshi citizens in India. Aug 9, 2014

UPA faced blow in elections, we are a low taxation govt: Jaitley

New Delhi, Aug 09 (ANI): Finance and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday spoke about the tremendous win of BJP and heavy loss of Congress in the recent elections. Jaitley said that all political analysts had failed to estimate the extent to which the BJP would win in the elections. He added that Modi-led NDA government is a low taxation government which works for the betterment of the citizens. Aug 9, 2014

Ethiopian wine raises cheer for economy

The sandy soil, short rainy season, cheap land and abundant labour make Ethiopia ideal wine growing territory, and the government is hoping wine can also boost the country's image abroad to attract more foreign investment. Duration: 01:50 Aug 9, 2014

Truce fails as Israel strikes Gaza after militants resume rocket fire

Israeli-Gaza Border, Aug 09 (ANI): Israeli tanks gathered on the border with Gaza on Saturday as a brief three-day peace crumbled on Friday after militants in Gaza fired dozens of rockets at Israel and Israeli forces responded with their own salvos. Israel launched more than 20 aerial attacks in Gaza early on Saturday and militants fired several rockets at Israel in a second day of violence since a failure to extend an Egyptian-mediated truce that halted a monthlong war earlier this week. Relative of a victim in Gaza talked about his loss. Meanwhile, Hamas blamed Israel for the failure of the talks. Aug 9, 2014

Foraging for food in New York's parks

Foraging for wild, edible plants and berries is becoming a popular pastime in New York, with several restaurants now selling dishes that can be sourced to the city’s parks and open spaces. Duration: 02:03 Aug 9, 2014

Amit Shah thanks workers for BJP's success

New Delhi, Aug 09 (ANI): Amit Shah who was installed as the party president on Saturday thanked BJP workers for party's success in the Lok Sabha Polls. Addressing the BJP national council meet in New Delhi, he said that lakhs of activists have worked to ensure BJP' success on various mediums including Facebook and Twitter. Aug 9, 2014

BJP's victory is victory of ideology: Amit Shah

New Delhi, Aug 09 (ANI): Amit Shah who was installed as the party president on Saturday said that the BJP's electoral victory is a victory of ideology. Addressing the BJP national council meet in New Delhi, he said that for years only the Congress school of thought has dominated politics and society. The nation is going in a new direction. He added that after 1980 nation began to accept BJP's ideology. Aug 9, 2014

Film Festival held to highlight LGBT issues in Guwahati

Guwahati, Aug 09 (ANI): For the first time in the North East, a three day film festival is being organized in Guwahati by the LGBT community to create awareness about the community. Organizing the film festival is a gesture for a get together of all LGBT people, their well wishers and also to express their thoughts in the society in this platform. The film festival, which began on Friday and will conclude on Sunday, is showing internationally selected LGBT films from Berlin film festival and indigenous films will also be screened. Aug 9, 2014

US launches airstrikes on ISIS in Northern Iraq

Iraq, Aug 09 (ANI): US warplanes bombed Islamist fighters marching on Iraq's Kurdish capital after President Barack Obama said Washington must act to prevent "genocide" in the strife-torn nation. Islamic State fighters, who have beheaded and crucified captives in their drive to eradicate unbelievers, have advanced to Erbil. They have also seized control of Iraq's biggest dam, which could allow them to flood cities and cut off vital water and electricity supplies. A Pentagon spokesman said that two F/A-18 aircraft from an aircraft carrier in the Gulf had dropped laser-guided 500-pound bombs on a mobile artillery piece used by the fighters to shell Kurdish forces defending Erbil. Aug 9, 2014

Satish Upadhyay speaks during BJP's Council Meet in New Delhi

New Delhi, Aug 09 (ANI): BJP's Delhi Unit President Satish Upadhyay on Saturday spoke during the National Council Meeting of the party which was held to celebrate party's big win and formally felicitate BJP President Amit Shah. Upadhyay said that it is only in BJP that the junior leaders are given chance to speak to the senior ones. Aug 9, 2014

Reactions flow as Priyanka Gandhi refutes taking up 'important post' in Congress

New Delhi, Aug 09 (ANI): Reactions from political leaders flow as Priyanka Gandhi Vadra emphatically denied what she called "conjecture" and "baseless rumours" about her taking up an 'important post' in Congress. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that this is her decision and that party will welcome the same. BJP leader Siddharth Nath Singh said that this is Congress' strategy to later bring out Priyanka in the central leadership from the back door. JD (U) leader Ali Anwar said that it might be that Priyanka Gandhi is looking for the right time to come in the front line. Aug 9, 2014

SP alleges communal tensions in UP an 'engineered act by BJP'

Lucknow, Aug 09 (ANI): After Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi alleged that 'communal riots in UP were artificially engineered', SP leader Rajendra Chaudhary came out to say the communal tensions in the state has been engineered by the BJP. Chaudhary said that the state Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav is very particular about law and order in the state and that he would not allow any such attempts to succeed. He also said that the BJP has been trying to create tensions in UP ever since it has come in power and the chief minister is working for the development of the state. Aug 9, 2014

Mixed reactions come as Rahul Gandhi alleges UP riots to be 'engineered'

New Delhi, Aug 09 (ANI): Mixed reactions come in as Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi alleged that UP riots were ‘engineered'. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that Gandhi is right and blamed the SP government in UP for the communal tensions. BJP said that Gandhi should think about the welfare of his own party and that the party should now give away its arrogance. JD (U) leader Ali Anwar supported Gandhi's remark in the wake of ongoing violence in the state. Meanwhile, Rajya Sabha MP Mohammed Adeeb said that such politics for the vote bank should be stopped which results in loss of innocent lives. Aug 9, 2014

Cloudburst in Uttarakhand wreaks havoc

Uttarkashi, Aug 09 (ANI): Heavy rainfall wreaked havoc in Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand cutting-off villages, washing away roads and bridges at several places. Six people were rescued by the rescue team which was sent immediately to the site. One of the members of the rescue team, Ram Singh, said that the people were rescued by the method of river crossing and that the area was still under the threat of cloud burst. Five bridges have been damaged and many farms have been destroyed due to the cloudburst. Aug 9, 2014

Sachin Tendulkar cites brothers illness as cause of absence from Parliament

New Delhi, Aug 09 (ANI): Sachin Tendulkar, during the felicitation ceremony of the medalists of the Commonwealth games in New Delhi cited his brother’s illness as the cause of his prolonged absence in the upper house of Parliament. The absence of cricketer Sachin Tendulkar from upper house of the parliament had created a stir among political leaders. Aug 9, 2014