Rajnath Singh visits Naxal affected areas, says Maoists should give up violence

Jharkhand, Sep 23 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday visited naxal affected areas of Saranda in Jharkhand. Singh distributed sarees among the tribal women and later visited the CRPF camp in the district. Home Minister said that there is no place for violence in a democratic nation like India. Singh added that Maoists should give up the path of violence and said the government is willing to talk to them to solve all problems. Sep 23, 2014

MEA highlights PM Modi's US visit schedule Part - 2

New Delhi, Sep 23 (ANI): Ministry of External Affairs on Tuesday highlighted the schedule of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the United States for enhancing bilateral relations. MEA Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin stated that Prime Minister Modi will be meeting UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon before addressing United Nations' General Assembly Session. Akbaruddin said that Prime Minister will be meeting US President Barrack Obama and former President Bill Clinton during his visit. He also said that Modi will pay homage to the 9/11 memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Martin Luther King Memorial & Mahatma Gandhi's statue in Washington. He added that External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will also be joined by the Prime Minister after he reaches the US. Sep 23, 2014

Syrian Kurds seek refuge in Turkey

Many Syrian Kurdish refugees who crossed the border into Turkey have chosen not to stay in refugee centres, but rather with family members. Duration: 00:54 Sep 23, 2014

Fighting flares at Ukraine's Donetsk airport

Ukrainian forces and pro-Russian rebels were battling around the airport near the insurgent stronghold of Donetsk on Tuesday, sending flames and clouds of black smoke into the sky, AFP journalists said. Duration: 00:36 Sep 23, 2014

Militants say US drone crashes in Syria

The United States and Arab allies launched strikes from the air and sea against Islamic State group militants in Syria on Tuesday. Duration: 00:50 Sep 23, 2014

Iraqi neighbourhood holds out against jihadists

Caught between jihadists and the Tigris River, residents of one neighbourhood in a Sunni town in Iraq have taken up arms alongside security forces and held out for months. Duration: 02:07 Sep 23, 2014

White tiger kills class 12th student inside zoo in Delhi

New Delhi, Sept 23 (ANI): In a shocking incident, a class 12th student was killed by a white tiger on Tuesday at the Delhi Zoo. According to an eyewitness, the boy appeared to have jumped over a barricade into an enclosure at the zoo. The tiger then mauled the boy and killed him within minutes. The tragic incident took place at around 01.00 pm. Sep 23, 2014

Runners from across India take part in marathon for national integrity

Siliguri, Sep 23 (ANI): Thousands of people from across India participated in a marathon in Siliguri city of West Bengal on Tuesday, which was held to ignite a sense of integrity and brotherhood. The event is being organized for the last 30 years. The 15-kilometre marathon was organized by Siliguri Baghajatin Athletic Club in association with Agragami Sporting club of Bagdogra town. Former Indian cricketer Chetan Chouhan and other dignitaries flagged off the race. Participants of all ages ran the entire stretch between Bagdogra to Siliguri in this all India open invitation road race. Sep 23, 2014

BJP-Shiv Sena to remain in alliance, seat sharing to be discussed with smaller parties by evening

Mumbai, Sep 23 (ANI): After a meeting between BJP and Shiv Sena on Tuesday, the parties decided to remain in alliance. In a joint PC with Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut, BJP leader Vinod Tawde said that a meeting will be held along with our other allies this evening and new proposal will be discussed over the issue of seat sharing. Tawde said that the agenda and purpose is to defeat the congress party and this is keeping in view the belief and wishes of the common man too. Sep 23, 2014

Japanese beauty and health products favourite among women

Tokyo, Sep 23 (ANI): Oil free cosmetics are a favourite of every woman. In Japan, manufacturers give special emphasis to cosmetics which are `safe' for every skin. Products made by ORBIS are popular in Japan due to being oil free. However, the company, facing stiff competition in the market, has focused on"Safety and Relief". Besides, they have put a lot of effort in interacting with customers by setting up a call center. This product includes"heat shock protein" which heals damaged enzyme by increasing age or ultraviolet ray. It has been used by roughly 450,000 people until now. Many Japanese cosmetic products are getting popular in Asia. Japanese pharmaceutical company, Hisamitsu Pharmaceutical, has been chosen as the winner of "the prize of the Commissioner of the Japan Patent Office" in the 2014 National Commendation. The ceremony took place on July 8 at Hotel Okura in Tokyo. Sep 23, 2014

Four killed, 70 injured as cylinder bursts in moving bus in Bulandshahr

Bulandshahr, Sep 23 (ANI): A gas cylinder on a moving bus exploded in Bulandshahr district of Uttar Pradesh, leaving four dead, including a woman and three children and injuring more than 70. Soon after the cylinder exploded, the bus caught fire. The four dead were rushed to the government hospitals in New Delhi. District Magistrate Nidhi Kesarwani said that the critically injured are being referred to burnt unit of Safdarjung hospital in New Delhi. Fifty five passengers received serious burn injuries and are being treated in Delhi hospitals. The condition of 15 other passengers is said to be critical. Many passengers were sitting on the roof top of the bus when the incident took place. Sep 23, 2014

Political parties react over rift even as Congress NCP meeting 'remains incomplete' for later discus

New Delhi, Sep 23 (ANI): Political leaders on Tuesday react over possible collapse or a much talked about rift between the Congress and NCP and even as a meeting between the two parties 'remained incomplete' for further discussions from party leadership in Delhi. While NCP and Congress remained optimistic that the alliance will remain intact and that the parties will not part ways at such crucial moment, JD (U) leader Ali Anwar said that parting ways will bring loss to both NCP and Congress. CPI leader Atul Anjan said that the rift highlights the inefficiency of both the parties. Meanwhile, BJP Leader Subramanian Swamy said that the reason behind the rift is that NCP has realized that congress has become weak. Sep 23, 2014

SC issues strict guidelines on police encounter cases, says magisterial probe would be carried out

New Delhi, Sep 23 (ANI): In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court on Tuesday issued strict guidelines on police encounters which mandates filing of FIR in all such cases. The SC said that if an encounter leads to a death then FIR must be filed and a magisterial probe under Sec 176 of Criminal Procedure Code carried out. The probe be handled by the state CID or a separate police station. The court has also directed that they will also have to surrender weapons and ammunition after the encounter. Further, unlike earlier when the encounter lead to awards, the court verdict also bars awarding of gallantry awards or promotion to policemen involved in encounters until the probe gets over. Sep 23, 2014

Chinese President tells Army to be ready for a regional war, politicos react

New Delhi, Sept 23 (ANI): Political leaders on Tuesday reacted over Chinese President Xi Jinping's remark that People's Liberation Army (PLA) should be combat ready for a regional war. Jinping has also said that the armed forces' chain of command should strictly follow the central leadership's instructions. On Saturday, over 50 Chinese soldiers had entered Chumar, days after 100 troops were reported to have crossed into Indian territory. During his talks with Xi Jinping, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had raised the border dispute and urged China to move towards defining the Line of Actual Control. Sep 23, 2014