Former Principal Secretary of JandK says govt machinery should be re established

New Delhi, Sep 14 (ANI): Former Principal Secretary of JandK, Mehmood Ur Rehman on Sunday, commenting on the situation in the flood-hit areas of Jammu and Kashmir, said that administrative units needs to be re-built and the government needs to work in coordination with the army. He further said that presently re-establishment of government machinery and starting the relief operations in a big way is important. Sep 14, 2014

JNU Polls: AISA celebrates victory on all four seats

New Delhi, Sep 14 (ANI): All India Students' Association on Sunday celebrated after being declared winners in Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) polls. The AISA won all four seats for the second consecutive year. Ashutosh Kumar was elected President, Anant Prakash Narayan the Vice President, Chintu Kumari the General Secretary and Shafqat Hussain Butt the Joint Secretary. Sep 14, 2014

Chinese Affairs Expert on China President's visit to India

New Delhi, Sep 14 (ANI): Director of Institute of Chinese Studies, Alka Acharya, on Sunday said that the meeting between Indian Prime Minister and Chinese President on his visit to India. Acharya said that China is an important neighbour for India and good relations must be maintained between the two countries. Sep 14, 2014

PM to use Hindi language in UN General Assambly: Rajnath Singh at 'Hindi Divas function'

New Delhi, Sep 14 (ANI): While addressing a function on the occasion of 'Hindi Divas', Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will deliver his speech in the United National General Assembly in New York in Hindi. He said that the first prime minister to deliver his speech in United States in Hindi was Atal Bihari Vajpayee and said that this was a proud moment for India. Singh also said that the language is most used and has wide popularity across the nation. He also acknowledged the role of Bollywood in making Hindi a loved language. Sep 14, 2014

Politicos react on reports of incursion by Chinese troops into Ladakh

New Delhi, Sep 14 (ANI): Political reactions flowed on Sunday after reports of incursion by Chinese troops into Indian Territory of Ladakh. Congress leader Manish Tewari said that the BJP government does not have a firm policy on either Pakistan or China. He added that the government is not worried about the national security of the country. BSP leader Sudhindra Bhadoria said that the government should take up these issues with the Chinese representatives who will visit India soon. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that the matter becomes serious if the troops stay after intruding, not if they retaliate after visiting. Sep 14, 2014

Vivek Oberoi celebrates his 33rd B'day with Cancer Patients

Mumbai, Sept 14 (ANI): Bollywood Actor Vivek Oberoi celebrated his 33rd birth day by organizing a special screening of Mary Kom for the kids of Cancer Patients Aid Association (CPAA) at IMAX, Mumbai. Well that's indeed a sweet gesture Vivek! Sep 14, 2014

Lifestyle expo 'Aalishan' brings Pak culture to India

New Delhi, Sept 14 (ANI): Lifestyle expo 'Aalishan Pakistan' saw both the exhibitors and shoppers in high spirits on day three of the exhibition, being held in Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. Shoppers came in huge numbers to get a piece of Pakistani garments, accessories, home décor essentials, footwear's, handicrafts, and jewelry. Exhibitors too expressed their joy over the phenomenal response and said such events should be repeated to promote peace and harmony between the neighboring nations. Aalishan Pakistan' is an initiative of TDAP to further build on the efforts of the governments of Pakistan and India to normalize trade between the two countries. The exhibition has over 350 stalls displayed in hall no 14 and 18 of Pragati Maidan. Sep 14, 2014

Congress slams BJP-Shiv Sena for squabbling over seats before Maharashtra elections

New Delhi, Sep 14 (ANI): Congress leader Manish Tewari on Sunday slammed BJP-Shiv Sena alliance in Maharashtra for squabbling over seats before Assembly elections. He said that Congress has been serving Maharashtra for 15 years, and now the people of Maharashtra need to decide if they want a government which will serve the people or a government which is hungry for power. Sep 14, 2014

Rescue and Relief operations resumed after rain eased up: NDRF

New Delhi, Sep 14 (ANI): The DIG of NDRF, JKS Rawat, on Sunday said that rescue and relief operations have been resumed in the flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir after rain eased up. Rawat added that majority people have been rescued from the devastated areas and relief is in full swing. The situation in flood-hit areas of Jammu and Kashmir is improving as water level has lowered and relief material is being distributed to the flood ravaged people. Sep 14, 2014

Man opens fire at police in Firozabad, BSP slams UP govt for weak law and order

New Delhi, Sep 14 (ANI): BSP leader Sudhindra Bhadoria on Sunday said that there is complete breakdown of law and order in Uttar Pradesh, referring to the incident in Firozabad where a man opened fire at police. Slamming the UP government, Bhadoria said that the government has failed to fulfill its constitutional obligations and now it should quit from office. Brandishing a gun, a man threatening to kill himself, opened fire at a police team which had come to arrest him in the Firozabad district of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday. Later the police refused to comment on the incident. Sep 14, 2014

'Pinkathon' held in Delhi to spread awareness about breast cancer

New Delhi, Sep 14 (ANI): A 'pinkathon' was held in Delhi on Sunday to raise awareness about the deadly disease, breast cancer, which claims the lives of millions of women across the world. Women of all ages participated in the event by running the marathon, which was sponsored by the State Bank of India (SBI). Actor Milind Soman was also present at the marathon to encourage the runners. Breast and cervical cancers have emerged as one of the deadliest cancers in the country, which if not diagnosed on time, can lead to fatal results. Sep 14, 2014

Rains halt relief and rescue operations in Srinagar

Srinagar, Sep 14 (ANI): The ongoing relief and rescue operations in the flood hit Srinagar were halted on Sunday due to rainfall. Light rainfall is also expected in the state on Monday. Earlier, choppers dropped relief material in flood affected areas of Rajouri district. So far, over 1,42,000 persons have been rescued by the armed forces and NDRF from different parts of Jammu and Kashmir in the ongoing rescue and relief operations in the flood ravaged state. Sep 14, 2014
Grenade blast in Assam

Grenade blast in Assam kills one, injures four

Assam, Sep 14 (ANI): A grenade blast by two unidentified men in Mangaldoi town of Assam killed one and severely injured four others. The injured were immediately rushed to a nearby hospital. Earlier on Thursday, the security forces had gunned down at least three militants of the United People's Liberation Front (UPLF) in the Hatikhali area of Assam's Dima Hasao District recovering huge cache of arms and ammunitions from them. Sep 14, 2014

Food safety fears see farming return to high-rise Hong Kong

It's a rural tradition that faded out decades ago as Hong Kong turned into a neon-lit megacity: rice seedlings being dropped into watery paddy fields with gentle plops. But now a new wave of farmers are growing the staple again. Duration: 02:06 Sep 14, 2014

MET Department forecasts light rain in J and K, says no need to panic

New Delhi, Sep 14 (ANI): MET Department Scientist Charan Singh, on Sunday, said that light and moderate rains may be expected in parts of Srinagar and Jammu respectively. He also said that the weather is cloudy as effected from Pakistan's weather condition but there is no need to panic as the flood situation will not be worsened by rains. Singh added that there was no need of sending a warning message among people as the situation is under control. Satellite images show dense clouds over Jammu and Kashmir. Sep 14, 2014