Indian sports officials arrested in Glasgow

New Delhi, Aug 03 (ANI): Indian wrestler Rajiv Tomar on Sunday said that the arrest of Indian sports officials in Glasgow will bring disgrace to the country and spoil the winner image. Rajeev Mehta, secretary general of the Indian Olympic Association and a senior member of the Indian contingent at the Commonwealth Games, and wrestling referee Virender Singh Malik, were arrested in Glasgow on Saturday evening, evoking shock and shame among athletes and sports lovers. The two were in custody over the weekend and will be produced in a Glasgow court on Monday. While Mehta was arrested for allegedly driving above the legal alcohol limit, Malik was held for allegedly being involved in sexual assault in a hotel. Aug 3, 2014

Central Govt promises help to deal with Bihar flood threat

New Delhi, Aug 03 (ANI): BJP Leader and Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Sunday said that government has put all possible measures to help people in Bihar where flood looming large in the Kosi belt along Bihar-Nepal border. Talking to mediapersons in New Delhi, he said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is concerned for the people and assured to give all possible help to the state government. Aug 3, 2014

Narendra Modi speaks at Nepal Parliament, talks about cultural ties between two nations Part - 1

Kathmandu, Aug 03 (ANI): Speaking at the Nepal Parliament, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked about the cultural ties between the two nations. He applauded Nepal for prospering peace over violence. He also said that the land has given birth to spiritual leaders like 'Gautam Budhha' and has inspired rulers like Ashoka to leave violent ways and take up peaceful ways. Modi also said that the people and youth of Nepal will make the new Constitution and will give way to the other nations. Aug 3, 2014

Narendra Modi speaks at Nepal Parliament, talks about cultural ties between two nations Part - 2

Kathmandu, Aug 03 (ANI): Speaking at the Nepal Parliament, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked about the cultural ties between the two nations. He applauded Nepal for prospering peace over violence. He also said that the land has given birth to spiritual leaders like ‘Gautam Budhha’ and has inspired rulers like Ashoka to leave violent ways and take up peaceful ways. Modi also said that the people and youth of Nepal will make the new Constitution and will give way to the other nations. Aug 3, 2014

Govt has taken serious note of UPSC row, working to find solution: JP Nadda

New Delhi, Aug 03 (ANI): Talking about the ongoing row over the UPSC CSAT exam, BJP General Secretary JP Nadda said that government has taken note of the issue and is working to find solution to the same. He also said that the authorities will talk to the prime minister too about the same and look into the matter. Aug 3, 2014

Bihar Flood Threat: Jitan Ram Manjhi appeals people to take shelter in relief camps

Patna, Aug 3 (ANI): With the danger of flood looming large in the Kosi belt along Bihar-Nepal border, Chief Minister of Bihar Jitan Ram Manjhi on Sunday appealed to the people living in the space between the river and its embankments to leave the area and go to relief camps. While elaborating the situation in detail, Manjhi said that the state has been assured of adequate aid from the central government in case of flood. Aug 3, 2014

BJP Congress refraining from holding elections in Delhi in fear of losing: Kejriwal

New Delhi, Aug 03 (ANI): While addressing the AAP rally in the national capital, AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal said that the BJP and Congress are refraining from holding elections in Delhi because they fear losing in the same. Kejriwal also said that if the BJP doesn't hold the polls by February, the party will, like Congress, run for the LoP post later. Aug 3, 2014

BJP blames Congress for civil services issue

New Delhi, Aug 03 (ANI): BJP spokesperson, Nalin Kohli, on Sunday blamed former Congress party-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government for the ongoing civil services row. Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) aspirants have been protesting vociferously against the CSAT examination introduced in 2011 and demanded that it should be made easy for rural students. Meanwhile, Congress leader, Rashid Alvi, said the central government is unnecessarily delaying a situation that can be easily prevented. The UPSC has reportedly communicated to the government that scrapping or postponing the 2014 CSAT examination could invite litigation. Aug 3, 2014

Uttarakhand employs more women in tea garden

Nainital, Aug 03 (ANI): In a bid to empower women and make them independent, a state-run tea garden of Uttarakhand decided to raise women workforce in its tea gardens. The tea garden of Uttarakhand government in Ghorakhal region of Nainital district, employes mostly women, who do most of the work in the gardens, from plucking tea leaves, cutting branches to processing them in factory. A female worker, Jeewanti Devi, said salaries are given on time and they do not face any problems. There are 180 women employed in the government run plantations in the district. Manager of Organic Ghorakhal Tea Factory, NC Pandey, said the effort was to make women self reliant. Aug 3, 2014

Congress protests in Bangalore against Natwar Singh's book

Bangalore, Aug 03 (ANI): Congress party workers in Karnataka took to streets in Bangalore on Sunday to protest against the revelations of the book by Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi's confidant, Natwar Singh. In the autobiography "One Life is Not Enough", Singh paints an unflattering picture of the 67-year old Congress party head, labelling her as at-times "Machiavellian" leader who has been "coarsened" by politics. On Sunday, workers of Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee (KPCC) shouted slogans against Singh and rubbished claims made in the book. Aug 3, 2014

PM Narendra Modi meets Jeet Bahadur's family in Kathmandu

Kathmandu, Aug 03 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday met his godson Jeet Bahadur's family members in Kathmandu city of Nepal. Modi had met estranged Bahadur yars ago, and then decided to take care of the boy's education and living. He also started speaking Gujarati. The prime minister located the boy's family a few years ago and on his two-day official visit to Nepal, he decided to bring Bahadur along and to meet his family. Earlier, PM Modi tweeted saying, "On a personal note my Nepal visit is very special. Years ago I met a child from Nepal, Jeet Bahadur who didn't know where he was headed". Aug 3, 2014

Condition of 18 children worsens in thane hospital due to medicinal reaction

Thane, Aug 03 (ANI): The condition of 18 children worsened on Saturday in the Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital in Thane after they were injected medicines by a hospital nurse. Within no time, there was hue and cry in the children ward as the patients started shivering and vomiting. The CMO of the hospital has said that an enquiry is being initiated to find out the reason. Aug 3, 2014

Bihar govt ready with all measures water level increases in Kosi River: Vijay Chaudhary

Patna, Aug 03 (ANI): As a flood like situation arose in Bihar with the increase in water level in the River Kosi, state Water Resources Minister Vijay Kumar Chaudhary said that all safety measures are undertaken. He said that he along with the state Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi will visit the spot to take the aerial view of the situation. Chaudhary also said that the Nepal government is ready to help in whatever way they can to free the flow of water. The state government has so far evacuated 20,000 people living along the embankment of the Kosi River as a 10-metre high wall of water is expected to sweep down the river from Nepal soon, officials said. Aug 3, 2014