BSE closes points 11.44 up on July 17

New Delhi, July 17 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 11.44 points up to stand at 25,561.16. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 16.05 points up to stand at 7,640.45. Crompton Greaves and TTK Prestige were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 13.45% and 9.11% along with CRISIL and JPINFRATEC with an increase of 7.32% and 6.92% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include Mahindra and Mahindra and Cadila Health with a decrease of 3.18% and 2.67% along with Prestige Estates and Bajaj Auto with a decrease of 2.53% and 2.27% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is down 25.24 points at 15,716.27 while the banking sector is down 2.42 points at 17,477.50 and the realty sector is down 15.60 points at 1,998.91. The Indian currency is 0.04 % up at Rs 60.15 per dollar. Jul 17, 2014

DERC approves power tariff hike

New Delhi, July 17 (ANI): The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission has approved a tariff hike of 8.32 per cent for the three electricity distribution utilities (discoms), BSES Yamuna, BSES Rajdhani and Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd for the fiscal 2014-15. Tariffs in the New Delhi Municipal Corporation area has also been hiked by 9.52 per cent. Jul 17, 2014

'Ninja' bus tour set to kick off in Tokyo

Japan's biggest travel agency is launching a bus tour with some decidedly homegrown touches -- a flying ninja and sword-carrying samurai. Duration: 00:33 Jul 17, 2014

Delhi Metro train runs with door open, operator suspended

New Delhi, July 17 (ANI): There was a massive scare on a Delhi Metro train on Thursday after doors of one of its coaches remained open while it moved between two stations on the Huda City Centre-Jehangirpuri line. According to passengers in the coach, the train coming from Gurgaon started moving even though the doors did not shut at Arjangarh station. The matter was brought to the notice of the driver following which the train was stopped at Ghitorni station for about 15 minutes as officials checked the coach. Apparently, the doors did not close due to some technical problem. Jul 17, 2014

Move to set up a separate SGPC for Haryana is unconstitutional: Harsimrat Kaur Badal

New Delhi, July 17 (ANI): SAD leader and union Cabinet Minister of Food Processing in the Government of India Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Thursday slammed the Haryana government over its decision to form a separate SGPC in the state. She also asked how the governor even signed such a paper when the move is unconstitutional. Jul 17, 2014

Political parties rap Pakistan for latest ceasefire violation

New Delhi, July 17 (ANI): Cutting across party lines, political parties rapped Pakistan on Thursday for its latest ceasefire violation, which resulted in the loss of life of one paramilitary soldier and left three injured. SP leader, Naresh Agarwal, demanded strict action from the government against Pakistan. BJP leader Yogi Adityanath appealed his party to treat Pakistan as an enemy. Calling it as a regular incident, NCP leader Tariq Anwar, suggested the government to hold talks with Pakistan to sort out the matter. Jul 17, 2014

Encephalitis kills 25 in West Bengal

Siliguri, July 17 (ANI): Encephalitis syndrome looms large over West Bengal killing around 25 people while 70 others are undergoing treatment in the hospital. In the past few days, the North Bengal Medical College and Hospital (NBMCH) near Siliguri under Darjeeling district has been flooded with patients complaining of Encephalitis symptoms. According to health department official at least 100 patients with suspected encephalitis were under treatment at different hospitals across north Bengal, especially in Darjeeling and Jalpaiguri districts. He added that the figure was increasing everyday. Father of an admitted patient, Nirmal Roy said that lots of people have died due to sudden outbreak of fever. Meanwhile, the hospital authorities denied commenting on the death cases. Encephalitis is an acute inflammation of the brain and can be due to both viral and bacterial infections. Japanese encephalitis, which is caused by the Japanese encephalitis virus, is more prevalent in the region than other forms of the illness. Symptoms include high fever, convulsion and frigidity around the neck area. There is no specific treatment for the disease. Jul 17, 2014

Typhoon kills at least 38 in the Philippines heads for China

Manila, July 17 (ANI): Residents of the Philippine capital Manila set to work clearing debris and reconnecting power on Thursday after a typhoon swept across the country killing 38 people, with at least eight missing. Typhoon Rammasun, the strongest storm to hit the Philippines this year, is heading towards China after cutting a path across the main island of Luzon, shutting down the capital and knocking down trees and power lines, causing widespread blackouts. Workers in Manila cleared out fallen trees blocking the roadside of a state-run university and cleaned the classrooms of a public school which had been used as temporary shelters during the typhoon_s onslaught. Jul 17, 2014

TKS Elangovan slams Sanskrit week celebration in CBSE schoolsjul

Chennai, July 17 (ANI): Almost a month after outrage over its _Hindi-only_ order, the ruling BJP on Thursday faced anger from DMK over the celebration of _Sanskrit week_ in schools run by the Central Board of Secondary Education. DMK leader, TKS Elangovan asked why Sanskrit week is being celebrated and not Tamil. He further said that Tamil is also an old language just like Sanskrit and it should be given due importance. Jul 17, 2014

Parents protest against assault of minor girl in school in Bangalore

Bangalore, July 17 (ANI): Agitated parents protested in Vibgyor High School in Bangalore as a 6 year old girl was sexually assaulted in the school. The parents said the school _tried to cover up the matter_ and did not inform them about the incident, which took place on July 2. The Chairman of the school, Rustom Kerawala, assured that safety measures will be improved in school to keep all the students safe. He added that the school authorities are co-operating in investigation and confirmed that the suspected accused have been taken in police custody. However, the parents said they are not satisfied by the statements the school is giving. Meanwhile, Bangalore DCP TD Pawar said that the matter was reported quite late but he assured that action will be taken against the culprits. Reportedly, the girl was taken to a hospital after she expressed discomfort at home, which was when it was revealed that she was raped. A case was filed by victim___s parents after the medical examination. Jul 17, 2014

Sushil Modi condemns Jehanabad woman assault incident

Patna, July 17 (ANI): BJP leader and former Bihar Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi on Thursday expressed regret over the incident in Jehanabad district of Bihar in which a middle- aged woman was reportedly stripped and beaten ruthlessly by some men outside her home in the presence of some local policemen. Modi said that it was extremely shameful that such an incident took place in front of police officers and they did not do anything to protect the woman. He demanded that the policemen should be suspended immediately. Jul 17, 2014

Venkaiah Naidu on uproar in Rajya Sabha over Gaza issue

New Delhi, July 17 (ANI): Congress on Thursday created ruckus in Rajya Sabha over a discussion on violence in Gaza not being listed in the day_s agenda, leading to two adjournments during the Question Hour. Jul 17, 2014

China tries to intrude into Ladakh, Politicos react

New Delhi, July 17 (ANI): Political leaders on Thursday reacted over China___s attempt to intrude into Ladakh. Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that such issues can be solved with bilateral talks between both nations. Meanwhile, Congress leader Rajeev Shukla slammed at the BJP government saying that all pre-poll promises have turned false. He added that PM Narendra Modi had promised to get back India___s land from China but intruding practice is continuing from China___s side. Chinese troops have reportedly made two incursion attempts in the last three days in Demchok and Chumar areas of Ladakh sector in Jammu & Kashmir but were pushed back into their territory by Indian security personnel. Jul 17, 2014

Indian workers return home from war torn Iraq

New Delhi, July 17 (ANI): Indian workers who were caught up in the fighting in war torn Iraq arrived home on Thursday, while many others are still held captive by the suspected fighters of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). Recalling his ordeal, a worker Hind Nath Sharma said that with the efforts of Indian government they have been able to come back to their homes safely. Expressing gratitude towards Indian embassy and government, another worker, who was stranded in Iraq, Ravinder Kumar said the situation has worsened in the strife-torn country. About 10,000 Indians work in Iraq, mostly in areas unaffected by the fighting, but scores of them have returned to India since ISIL began its offensive. Jul 17, 2014

Ashok Singhal on his BJP win blow to Muslim politics remark

New Delhi, July 17 (ANI): Senior VHP leader, Ashok Singhal on Thursday spoke over his statement where he said that the recent Lok Sabha polls had shown that an election could be won ___without Muslim support___ and it is time the minority community learnt to respect Hindu sentiments. Jul 17, 2014