BJP, Congress assail AAP ahead of Kejriwals rally at Jantar Mantar

New Delhi, Aug 03 (ANI): Even as preparations by party workers are on in full swing for AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal's rally, scheduled to be held today at Jantar Mantar, the BJP and the Congress continued to attack the party. Kejriwal will be addressing the rally to question the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the reason behind delaying assembly elections and denying the people of Delhi their right to elect the government. The BJP and the Congress both criticised Kejriwal for running away from his responsibility earlier when he had become the Chief Minister of Delhi but had resigned from his post within 49 days. Aug 3, 2014

Two suspected Pakistan-based militants sent to police custody in New Delhi

New Delhi, Aug 3 (ANI): Authorities produced two suspected operatives of Pakistan-based militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) before the court in New Delhi and were remanded to police custody till August 12. Delhi police had arrested suspected LeT operatives Abdul Subhan and his aide Asahbuddin on July 20 for their alleged role in conspiring terror attacks in Delhi and other areas. They were produced before the court after their remand expired and Delhi police sought the extension of their custody. LeT is a Pakistan-based militant group accused of orchestrating attacks in India, including the 2008 Mumbai attack that killed 166 people. Aug 3, 2014

PM Narendra Modi leaves for two-day Nepal visit

New Delhi, Aug 3 (ANI): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi left New Delhi for his two-day visit to Nepal on Sunday to take forward his initiative of economically integrating South Asia. Modi's visit to Nepal will be the first bilateral engagement by an Indian prime minister in 17 years. He will address business leaders and may also announce economic aid for the neighbouring country. India is also set to offer Nepal a landmark pact to help develop its huge hydro-electric power potential as the South Asian giant takes another step to re-assert influence among smaller neighbours where China has been forging closer ties. Aug 3, 2014

Activists demand Prime Minister to intervene in Bhopal gas leak case

Bhopal, Aug 3 (ANI): Bhopal Group for Information and Action (BGIA), along with four other organisations, held a news conference in Madhya Pradesh in perspective of the dismissal of lawsuit filed against Union Carbide and its former chairman Warren Anderson by the U.S. District court in the Bhopal gas tragedy case. Founder of BGIA, Satinath Sarangi, who has relentlessly fought for the victims of Bhopal gas tragedy, has now demanded Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene in the matter. Aug 3, 2014

Politicos give mixed response to judges remark on introducing Hindu religious books in first grade

Ahmedabad/New Delhi, Aug 3 (ANI): A remark by a judge of Supreme Court stating that mythological texts of Mahabharata and Bhagwad Gita should be introduced in the academic curriculum for first standard students instead of in high school drew mixed response. Addressing an international conference, Justice A.R. Dave said that if in a democratic country everybody is good, then they would naturally elect someone who is very good and that person will never think of damaging anyone. He proposed that the Gita and the Mahabharata be introduced to students at a very early stage. Aug 3, 2014

Flood threat in Bihars Kosi river, People move to safer locations

Bihar, Aug 03 (ANI): A huge evacuation drive has been launched in eight districts of Bihar and the state government has been put on high alert due to the Kosi flood threat. Bihar Government has started taking action for evacuation of people living in villages lying within the embankment area in 22 panchayats of Supaul district and other seven districts of Bihar. Relief camps including cattle relief camps are being organised for the evacuated families. Aug 3, 2014

CWG 2014: India wins first ever squash gold

New Delhi, Aug 3 (ANI): Dipika Pallikal and Joshna Chinappa, created history as the duo won a historic gold medal in women's doubles squash for India at the Commonwealth Games 2014. The duo defeated the English pair, Laura Massaro and Jenny Duncalf sealing a brilliant 11-6, 11-8 victory. India stands at fifth in the medal tally, bagging 14 gold, 25 silver and 16 bronze. Aug 3, 2014

Dilapidated roads add to misery of people in Kashmir

Kathua, Aug 3 (ANI): Heavy rains damaged roads connecting villages in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir, causing sufferings to people. People alleged that roads in the district were never in a good state and government's Prime Minister Rural Roads Scheme failed to make much of a difference in these areas. Thirteen-year-old student Pooja Devi said the roads were in dilapidated condition and it had become difficult to commute. Aug 3, 2014

Low prices of jute upset farmers in West Bengal

Siliguri, Aug 3 (ANI): The degrading market prices of jute, which is one the prominent cash crops of India, caused distress to farmers in West Bengal. The upset farmers hoped for good prices for their produce. A farmer Binod Roy, from Siliguri expressed disappointment over lowering market prices of jute crops. Aug 3, 2014

Libya evacuees arrive in Greece

Libya is descending into a civil war spiral that is "much worse" than the unrest that toppled its dictator Moamer Kadhafi in 2011, residents fleeing the country said Saturday. Duration: 00:54 Aug 2, 2014

Uganda court scraps new anti-gay law

Uganda's constitutional court on Friday overturned tough new anti-gay laws that had been branded draconian and "abominable" by rights groups, saying they had been wrongly passed by parliament. Duration: 01:05 Aug 2, 2014

Tamil Nadu's VCK party protest against Israeli offensive in Gaza, calls it 'genocide'

Chennai, Aug 2 (ANI): Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi party (VCK) staged a silent protest in Tamil Nadu on Saturday against the intensified Israeli attacks on Gaza. Israel launched a Gaza air and naval offensive on July 08 following a surge of cross-border rocket salvoes by Hamas and other Palestinian guerrillas, killing thousands till now. Meanwhile, VCK president Thol Thirumavalavan condemned the killings of innocent Palestinians and urged the central government to seek United Nations intervention in the issue. 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