Rashtrawadi Shiv Sena threatens to oppose Pakistani lifestyle exhibition in Delhi

New Delhi, Sep 09 (ANI): Rashtrawadi Shiv Sena leader Jai Bhagwan on Tuesday announced to oppose Pakistani lifestyle exhibition in New Delhi. Apart from Rashtrawadi Shiv Sena, other Hindu groups such as Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) have written to Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung and Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi to call off the event named 'Alishan Pakistan'. The four-day event will take place from September 11-14 with over 150 exhibitors displaying their products at Pragati Maidan. Meanwhile, Samajwadi Party Leader Naresh Agarwal dismissed the protest threat. Sep 9, 2014

Advanced technology to revive Japan's farming sector

Tokyo, Sep 09 (ANI): An agricultural plantation project in Hokkaido, founded by JFE Engineering Corporation, has two big greenhouses, covering a total area of 1.5 hectares. In addition to Mesclun greens and tomatoes, they grow more varieties of vegetables and fruits. The greenhouses, which are totally controlled by advanced cultivation control system, use the "Gas engine tri-generation system". It is a newly invented technology by JFE Engineering Corporation. The engine generates electricity, heat and CO2 from natural gas. Exhaust gas is filtered and pure CO2 is made and sent to houses though pipes and ejected by blast machine. The machine also blows warm air. Hot water is stocked in tanks and sent though pipes to heat up plant as needed. Sep 9, 2014

SC reserves order on cancellation of coal blocks

New Delhi, Sep 09 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved order on cancellation of coal blocks. However, it has not announced a date for when it will declare its judgement in the case. The Petitioner said that it is a good judgement that SC has reserved the order in coal allocation case. However the lawyer for Coal Companies said that they demand that SC should hear them and not cancel allocations of those who are found to be innocent. Companies who were allocated coal blocks also pleaded with the SC not to cancel allocations without hearing them. Sep 9, 2014

Lack of Infrastructural development in Gilgit Baltistan

Gilgit Baltistan, Sep 09, 2014:- People of Gilgit Baltistan are protesting against Pakistan's unsuccessful plan towards region's infrastructural development. The locals here are against the puppet government who charge for extra taxes from the locals of the region. People here maintain that the government is unable to tackle the problem. For them its being ages that the puppet government have been taking any action. Due to which they are now on roads protesting and demanding for the rights, which they deserve to be given through basic facilities. Gilgit Baltistan is one of the most neglected and backward regions under Pakistan's command. Sep 9, 2014

Earth Sciences Minister makes mandatory for scientists to teach in schools

New Delhi, Sep 09 (ANI): Earth Sciences Minister, Jitendra Singh, on Tuesday, said that over 5,000 highly accomplished scientists, working with various departments under Science and Technology Ministry would devote time to impart education to students of various schools and colleges in the country. Addressing a news conference in New Delhi, Singh said the concept was new for the country. Singh added that scientists will have to teach for 12 hours and evaluation of their teaching skills will be done after every three years. India's education ministry will collaborate with concerned departments in this endeavour. Meanwhile, Singh said recently launched indigenously built Oceanographic Research Vessel was a success and post sea trials, the vessel sailed for its first oceanographic research cruise from southern Visakhapatnam city. Sep 9, 2014

Greenhouse gas levels hit new high, says UN

Surging levels of carbon dioxide sent greenhouse gases in the atmosphere to a new record in 2013, while oceans, which absorb the emissions, have become more acidic than ever, the UN said on Tuesday. Duration: 00:52 Sep 9, 2014

Pakistan's Khan in 'battle of nerves' with PM Sharif

Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan says he's engaged in a "battle of nerves" with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif whom he is seeking to oust even as crowds dwindle almost a month into his sit-in outside parliament. Duration: 01:23 Sep 9, 2014

IAF evacuates more than 2200 people from flood hit J&K, working to supply relief materials

New Delhi, Sep 09 (ANI): IAF Spokesperson Group Captain Gerard Galway on Tuesday said that the force have evacuated more than 2200 people from flood hit Jammu & Kashmir, including 800 who have been winched up. Galway said that a total of 50 aircraft and 30 helicopters are providing relief materials in the affected region and is working for the rescue of the stranded people. He said that since past 4 days, rescue operation is going on and it continues to happen presently too. Sep 9, 2014

Chennai police to monitor crime reporting in press, DMK says police not interested in controlling cr

Chennai, Sep 09 (ANI): DMK on Tuesday condemned Chennai police’s circular which is to monitor crime reporting in press in order to lessen the number of crimes in the city. Party leader TKS Elangovan said that this only suggests that the police is not at all interested in controlling crime and that are trying to hide their inefficiencies. He also said that police is trying to hide the number of cases and that judiciary should intervene in the matter. According to an internal circular issued by the city police, four senior officials have been given the task of “handling” 26 print reporters from 11 media houses in the city. The circular has upset the Chennai Union of Journalists (CUJ), which sent a petition to the Press Council of India (PCI) seeking action against city police commissioner S George. Sep 9, 2014

People pay homage to ancestors in Gaya as 'Pitru Paksha' begins

Gaya, Sep 09 (ANI): Devout Hindus gathered at temples and river banks in Bihar to observe fortnight-long Hindu ritual of paying homage to departed souls and ancestors. 'Pitru Paksha' is marked annually, where family members offer food to ancestors. Traditionally, the eldest son or member of a family performs the ritual. Guided by priests, families performed religious rituals on the banks of River Ganges in Gaya district and other temples located in the city. The food is usually cooked in silver or copper vessels and placed on banana leaves. The offerings are also believed to cure diseases as well as infertility, apart from driving away evil souls. Sep 9, 2014

AAP lusty for power, we will respond to LG if he invites: BJP

New Delhi, Sep 09 (ANI): President of BJP’s Delhi unit, Satish Upadhyay on Tuesday slammed the Aam Admi Party for its constant blames on BJP with regard to government formation in Delhi. Upadhyay said that AAP is lusty for power which is evident from the fact that its Chief Arvind Kejriwal quit as CM before Lok Sabha polls. Upadhyay further said that Kejriwal has double standards and he can do anything to come to power. He added that BJP stands clear that if Lieutenant Governor gives an invitation to BJP for government formation, the party will critically analyse it. Sep 9, 2014

Police claim to arrest two foreign nationals staying illegally in Dharamshala

Dharamshala, Sep 09 (ANI): The local police claimed to have arrested two foreigners- one Russian and another Israeli- who have been staying illegally in the north Indian foothill town of Dharamsala. The police conducted a drive against foreigners staying illegally in Dharamshala and adjoining areas as a routine check and arrested another national, an Israeli, Gabrial Damian Kattan, without any valid documents at Dharamkot village near Mcleodganj town. Kattan came to India in 1999 and has been staying at different places secretly since then. He was also found in possession of two passports, one Argentinean passport expired in the year 2007 while the Israeli passport he possessed expired in 2012. The two accused have been booked under Foreigners Act, 1946 and sent to judicial custody till September 18 by a local court on Monday. Sep 9, 2014