Baluchistan mining eyes an uncertain future

Coal mining is one of the major industries in Baluchistan but a lack of infrastructure and frequent accidents mean that the area has yet to hit its potential. Duration: 01:58 Jul 29, 2014

Cricketers Irfan Pathan and Yusuf Pathan greet each other on the occasion of Eid

Vadodara, July 29 (ANI): Cricketers Irfan Pathan and Yusuf Pathan on Tuesday extended greetings to the people of the country on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr. The festival of Eid-ul-Fitr is being celebrated across the country today, with prayers being offered at various historical mosques like the Jama Masjid in the national capital. Eid-ul-Fitr marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Jul 29, 2014

Gaurav Gogoi calls for unity within Congress ahead of state by-polls

Guwahati, July 29 (ANI): Congress leader Gaurav Gogoi said the party was united and would meet expectations of people in upcoming by-elections in Assam state, denying any dissidence in the party. Speaking to mediapersons in Guwahati, Gogoi said the party must stand united in order to win the upcoming by-elections. The dissidence within the Assam unit of Congress party cropped up after its leaders demanded resignation of chief minister of the state, Tarun Gogoi over poll debacle in general elections held in May. Health Minister Himanta Biswas Sarma, and 33 other Congress party legislatures had resigned demanding a change in leadership. However, Gaurav added that those trying to break party’s unity will not be successful in their efforts. Jul 29, 2014

Violence soars in Gaza as world pleads for truce

Bloodshed in and around Gaza surges with strikes killing 26 Palestinians, including at least four children, as Israel announces the deaths of five more soldiers, shattering hopes for an end to three weeks of violence. Duration: 00:53 Jul 29, 2014

Workshop in Bangalore to sensitize police on sexual abuse cases

Bangalore, July 29 (ANI): Civil society and the police organized a seminar recently to spread awareness on child abuse matters and new legal provisions among police officials in Bangalore. Bangalore Police Commissioner, M N Reddi, stressed upon upgrading the awareness and knowledge among police officers about POCSO. The city of Bangalore and the issue of child safety featured in news when a student of first grade, in one of the city's schools was assaulted by the skating instructor on July 02 who was arrested on July 20. Senior Manager of World Vision, Wesley said they were working with the government to resolve the issue of child protection. Jul 29, 2014

Radio controlled car racing gearing popularity in Tamil Nadu

Coimbatore, July 29 (ANI): Radio controlled car racing, which is quite common across other Asian countries, is also gearing up popularity in Tamil Nadu. The first, popularly known as RC (radio controlled) national racing car event, was organized by Radio Controlled Car Association along with Kovai Modelers club at the racing club in Coimbatore. One of the winners of the Radio Control car race, Murali Kannadasan, said that these are unusual cars which runs on methanol and jump through different tracks. Radio car racing is very popular in China, Japan, Malaysia and Taiwan. Event organizer, Raj Kumar, said that the race is popular in many other countries except India, where there is a dearth of racing tracks. Jul 29, 2014

Villagers in Malkangiri demand adequate funds for expediting developmental work

Malkangiri, July 29 (ANI): Maintaining various welfare programmes have failed to yield benefits for the Maoist-infested Malkangiri district due to insufficient funds. Malkangiri, is one of the two districts worst affected by Maoist activities in Odisha. The Maoists, have worked systematically to consolidate their base and capacities in the district. Rural Development Expert, Ashutosh Mishra said that Malkangiri district is a house to the poor and innocent tribal, who have volumes of problems, but being a Maoist hot bed is a major worry. Meanwhile, villagers urged the Modi-led-Bharatiya Janata Party government to grand a special package for implementing development interventions in the area. Jul 29, 2014

Aruba releases Venezuelan wanted in US on drug charges

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro welcomes a Venezuelan ex-military intelligence chief after his release from Aruba, where he was arrested at the United States' request on drug trafficking charges. Duration: 00:56 Jul 28, 2014

Huge oil depot blaze puts Tripoli under threat

Firefighters on Monday failed to extinguish a blaze at an oil depot on the outskirts of Tripoli, sparking fears of a huge fireball that could cause carnage over a wide area. Duration: 00:35 Jul 28, 2014

Indian Civil Services aspirants meet Rahul Gandhi to air grievances over examination

New Delhi, July 28 (ANI): UPSC (Union Public Service Commission) aspirants met, Vice President of Congress party, Rahul Gandhi, on Monday to seek a solution over the Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) issue. Aspirants have demanded the scrapping of the current format of the Civil Services Aptitude Test, calling it discriminatory against those with a limited knowledge of the English language. National general secretary of the student wing of Congress party -National Students' Union of India (NSUI), Mohit Sharma, said that they asked Gandhi to champion their cause. The candidates have requested the Congress leader to raise the matter in Parliament. Jul 28, 2014

Kashmir decks up for Eid-ul-Fitr celebrations

Srinagar, July 28 (ANI): As the countdown to Eid-ul-Fitr begins, the activities that have contributed to the merry hustle and bustle associated with it gains momentum across Kashmir. Shoppers galore flock at decked up markets to usher in the much-awaited festival. Shoppers in the summer capital of Srinagar thronged decorated markets to do their last minute Eid shopping. Beelines outside confectionary and bakery shops to buy their favourite items were seen across the city. Eid ul-Fitr is also know as "the feast of breaking the fast" and occurs with the sighting of the new moon. Rushing through his Eid shopping in a market in Srinagar, a customer, Peroz Ahmad, said Eid is a big day for everyone and brings joy to every household. It is customary for Muslims to buy new clothes and accessories for the festive occasion. Jul 28, 2014