Kamla Beniwal removed before completing tenure, Mixed reactions flow

New Delhi/ Kanpur, Aug 07 (ANI): Mixed political reactions flowed on Thursday after Governor of Mizoram Kamla Beniwal was sacked by the Government 2 months before her tenure could be completed. Congress leader Manish Tewari said that the government should answer as to why Beniwal was removed just 2 months before her tenure was about to end. JD (U) leader Ali Anwar said that Narendra Modi has done so to defame Beniwal as he had differences with her. Meanwhile, BJP_s UP Unit President Laxmikant Bajpai said that the governors who do not follow the tradition of resigning on the formation of new government are dealt like this. Kamla Beniwal was the Governor of Gujarat and later transferred to Mizoram as she had differences with Modi and stood against him on various issues. Aug 7, 2014

Sacred 'Modi threads' flood markets ahead of 'Raksha Bandhan'

Rajkot/Jaipur, Aug 07 (ANI):With 'Raksha Bandhan' around the corner, markets are flooded with sacred threads, or 'rakhis', displaying miniature pictures of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi among other variants. 'Rakhi' is a symbolic holy thread, which a sister ties on her brother's wrist as a mark of bonding between them on 'Raksha Bandhan'. Aug 7, 2014

Insufficient rainfall affects paddy farming in Siliguri

Siliguri, Aug 07 (ANI): Inadequate rainfall and weak monsoon in West Bengal has affected the farming of and left the farmers worried in its Pasidewa block in Darjeeling district. Every year, by this time, the state witnesses good rainfall but many districts are still reeling under weak monsoon, making it difficult for the paddy cultivation. However, due to less rainfall this year, farmers are uncertain of their agricultural fields and scared that their state might head towards drought-like situation. Aug 7, 2014

Chinese quake victim loses hope to find his child alive

Staring at the blades of a mechanical digger as it combed through the debris that entombs his only child, Zhao Dekun on Wednesday faced the grim reality that time has run out in Longtoushan, China on August 6, 2014. Duration: 00:42 Aug 7, 2014

Netanyahu: Gaza operation was _justified, proportionate_

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu launches a vigorous defence of Israel_s month-long conflict in Gaza as _justified_ and _proportionate_, blaming Hamas for the heavy Palestinian civilian death toll on August 6, 2014 in Jerusalem. Duration: 01:12 Aug 7, 2014

Clean up begins in Nepal after landslide kills scores

Nepal rescuers say 156 people were presumed killed in a landslide that struck on the weekend, as they called off their search for remaining bodies buried in the debris in Lamo Sanghu on August 6, 2014. Duration: 00:47 Aug 7, 2014

Colombia_s Caribbean coastal region hit by severe drought

Colombia_s Caribbean coast and other regions are hit by a devastating drought that has lowered lakes_ and rivers_ water to critical levels and is wiping away crops and livestock, Puerto Colombia, August 6, 2014. Duration: 00:34 Aug 7, 2014

Caretaker prime minister named in crisis-hit Bulgaria

Bulgaria's president named on Tuesday a left-wing law professor as caretaker prime minister to serve until October 5 when the country holds its second snap elections in 17 months in Sofia on August 6, 2014. Duration: 00:55 Aug 7, 2014

Obama pledges continued US assistance in Ebola crisis

President Obama opened the final day of the unprecedented US-Africa summit in Washington, saying African nations are growing stronger despite the many challenges they face, August 6, 2014. Duration: 00:42 Aug 7, 2014