Wall collapse in Bhopal kills two

Bhopal, July 21 (ANI): Police said on Monday two people have died after an extended wall of a guest house collapsed in Bhopal city of Madhya Pradesh. The administration began operations to clear the debris after the extended wall of a VIP guest house collapsed early in the morning. The injured were immediately admitted to a nearby hospital. Superintendent of Police, north Bhopal, Arvind Saxena, said the injured were out of danger. Jul 21, 2014

Kiren Rijiju on north-east student beaten to death in New Delhi

New Delhi, July 21 (ANI): Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Monday said that he will be visiting the spot where the north-eastern student was beaten to death in New Delhi_s Hauz Khas area. Rijiju added that he will be ordering careful investigation in the case and the circumstances that lead to it. A north-eastern student was beaten to death in New Delhi_s Hauz Khas area on Monday by unknown people. Jul 21, 2014

Kids paint myriad hues of Ramadan in Kashmir

Srinagar, July 21 (ANI): Children in Jammu and Kashmir drew and painted their imaginations during a painting competition-cum-exhibition during the holy month of Ramadan. The event was organised especially for children, to know what they think about Islam and Ramadan and also to explore their creative side. The two-day event was held in Srinagar to know perspective of young generation. Participants made mosques, burqa-clad Muslim women, colourful sceneries, etc and came out with brilliant pieces of paintings. Meanwhile, one of the participants, Sehar, thanked the group for conducting the event. Jul 21, 2014

Israel expands ground offensive in Gaza, kills at least 40 Palestinians

Gaza, July 20 (ANI): At least 40 Palestinians were killed on Sunday by Israeli shelling in a Gaza neighbourhood, where bodies were strewn in the street and thousands fled toward a hospital packed with wounded, health officials said. The mass casualties in the Shejaia district in northeast Gaza were the heaviest since Israel launched its offensive on the Palestinian territory on July 8 after cross-border rocket strikes by militants intensified. There were no signs of a diplomatic breakthrough towards a ceasefire, and militants kept up their rocket fire on Israel. Jul 20, 2014

Tripura keeps age-old traditional festival alive

Agartala, July 20 (ANI): People in Tripura celebrated centuries-old tribal custom, ‘Ker Puja’, with gaiety and fervour in Agartala. Men beat drums and performed acts with bamboo sticks to mark the traditional custom. ‘Ker’ is considered the guardian deity of a Hindu god and celebration continues within the premises of royal palace. As per old beliefs, the Ker Puja is held to safeguard the interests of people from any natural calamity, diseases and destitution and to save people from any external aggression. Jul 20, 2014

Pakistani philanthropists distribute free Iftar meals during Ramadan

Karachi, July 20 (ANI): Pakistani charities, funded by philanthropists, distribute free Iftar meals to the needy and poor during the holy fasting month of Ramadan. Volunteers were seen preparing Iftar food for those in need or those passing by on the street in the biggest Pakistani city, Karachi. Organisers say Haq Nawaz Welfare Trust is one of the several charities that offer free Iftar meals at one of the main squares and elsewhere in the city Jul 20, 2014

FIR filed against Alka Lamba for sharing Lucknow rape victim's picture online

Lucknow, July 20 (ANI): An FIR has been filed against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Alka Lamba for allegedly sharing the picture of the Lucknow rape victim, who was brutally raped and stabbed to death, on a social networking site. Complainant Rakesh Singh said that this should be included in cyber crime and demanded arrest of Lamba. The victim was brutally raped and her body was found in Mohanlalganj area, barely 8 km from Jabrauli village where former US President Bill Clinton had paid a visit. Jul 20, 2014

Patna police seizes money and jwellery stolen from Sadhu Yadav's house

Patna, July 20 (ANI): A sum of Rs 39 lakh and other valuables stolen from former RJD MP Sadhu Yadav's house last month have been recovered and three persons arrested in the case, Senior Superintendent of Police Manu Maharaj said on Sunday. During interrogation, Kundan Kumar Sah had confessed about his role in the burglary at the residence of RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's brother-in-law on June 12. Sah's two accomplices - Santosh Kumar and Vikash Kumar - were also arrested from various parts of the state capital and parts of booty recovered from their places too. Jul 20, 2014

Lucknow murder case: Police arrests key accused, rules out gangrape

Lucknow, July 20 (ANI): UP Police has identified and arrested key accused in the murder and rape of a 32 year-old woman in Mohanlalganj area of Lucknow. Addressing a news conference in Lucknow, ADG Lucknow Sutapa Sanyal revealed the horrific details of events. Police has recovered important evidence including the helmet of the accused. The police has ruled out gangrape and said that there was no sexual intercourse. The police said that she suffered multiple injuries which were the cause of her death. Both the key accused and the victim were employed in Sanjay Gandhi Post-graduate Medical Institute (SGPGI) and knew each other. Jul 20, 2014

Bangladeshi caps export boost ahead of Eid

Dhaka, July 20 (ANI): Demand for Bangladeshi caps, exported to around 40 countries across the globe, spurred during the holy month of Ramadan and workers in the factories have been working extra hours to meet the production deadlines of export orders ahead of Eid. Caps with various eye-catching designs, made in Dhaka, are available at reasonable prices across the country. White, multicolored, crocheted and embroidered skull caps are popular among Muslims across the globe. Bangladeshi caps are exported to Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Kuwait, Indonesia, Tajikistan, Pakistan, India, South Africa and other Middle Eastern countries after meeting the domestic demand. However, export of caps has fallen as China has overtaken the international market. Alif Cap Industry, one of the leading cap makers of Bangladesh, is doing brisk business as it has exported some 300,000 pieces of caps in last one month. Jul 20, 2014

Salman Khan unveils mobile game on his upcoming movie 'Kick'

Mumbai, July 20 (ANI): Bollywood actor Salman Khan along with cast and crew of his upcoming Bollywood film, 'Kick', unveiled a mobile game while promoting the movie in entertainment capital, Mumbai. The mobile game is on the lines of the upcoming romantic-thriller movie, Kick, starring Khan and actress Jacqueline Fernandez. Managing Director of Disney India, Siddharth Roy Kapur, launched the mobile game, in which people would get a chance to play action hero Khan on their phones and tablets. Game developer, Samir Ganpathi, said his team worked to resemble the game as close as possibleto the movie. Jul 20, 2014

Manish Malhotra's 'Potraits' captures moments of beauty on Day 5 of ICW

New Delhi, July 20 (ANI): Ace fashion designer Manish Malhotra showcased his exquisite collection named 'Portraits' on day 5 of the ongoing India Couture Week in New Delhi. Malhotra's vintage embroidery collection was a blend of contemporary silhouettes with lot of gold and mirror work on his signature lehengas and floor-length anarkalis. Young stars Alia Bhatt and Aditya Roy Kapur sashayed down the runway in opulent costumes designed by Manish. Speaking on the occasion both Alia and Aditya expressed their happiness to be Manish's showstoppers. Giving an edge was malhotra's three-ramp vintage set-up with a chandelier and stylish tea light holders along with music that touched everybody's souls. Over all Manish's take on portraits and mirror was indeed successful in gathering applause from one and all making it an evening to remember. Jul 20, 2014

Congress- NC was alliance between dynasties, split not surprising: BJP

New Delhi, July 20 (ANI): After Congress and National Conference in Jammu and Kashmir split up before state Assembly polls and decided to contest elections independently, BJP leader Siddharth Nath Singh said that the alliance was between dynasties. He said that the split was not surprising and the moment they realized the boat of the other family is drowning, they parted their ways. Jul 20, 2014

PDP on Congress- NC split before JandK Assembly polls

New Delhi, July 20 (ANI): Talking about the split between the Congress and the National Conference in Jammu and Kashmir before the state Assembly polls, PDP Leader Dr Sameer Kaul said that it was their wish to part ways and that it is their internal matter. He said that contesting elections together or independently would not affect their credibility in the state. Jul 20, 2014

Protesters clash with security forces in Kashmir over teenager's killing

Kulgam, July 20 (ANI): Clashes erupted between protesters and armed forces as large numbers of Kashmiri youths took to street against the alleged killing of a teenager by security forces during anti Israel protest. Kashmiris had assembled in large numbers to protest the killing of 15-year-old Suhail Ahmad Mir. Youths pelted stones on forces deployed in the area. Forces responded with baton charge and tear gas shells in which three youths were wounded. Jul 20, 2014