Jorhat hosts national amateur muay-thai kick boxing championship

Jorhat, July 30 (ANI): Around 130 participants from 18 states of the country participated at the 9th National Amateur Muay-Thai kick boxing championship in Jorhat. In the three-day event organized by all Assam amateur Muay Thai and Fair sports Club of India, participants from the age group of 6 to 22 competed in different categories. Muay Thai is a combat sport from the Muay martial arts of Thailand that uses stand-up striking along with various clinching techniques. The sport is gaining popularity in the northeast where various events are being organized to attract more youth. Jul 30, 2014

WB govt appeals against HC order on TMC MP Tapas Pal

Kolkata, July 30 (ANI): The West Bengal government and TMC MP Tapas Pal on Wednesday appealed before a division bench of Calcutta High Court challenging a single bench order that directed registration of an FIR against TMC MP for his controversial comments against women and a CID probe into it. Jul 30, 2014

2002 riots: Gujarat High Court grants bail to Maya Kodnani

Ahmedabad, July 30 (ANI): Former Gujarat minister Maya Kodnani, convicted in the 2002 Naroda Patia riot case, was granted regular bail by the High Court on Wednesday. She had been granted bail earlier as well, on medical grounds for two months. Jul 30, 2014

John Kerry to arrive in India shortly, EAM working on safe return of nurses from Libya: MEA

New Delhi, July 30 (ANI): MEA Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin on Wednesday highlighted the international events between India and Uganda and USA. Akbaruddin said that US State Secretary John Kerry will shortly arrive in India to hold bilateral talks with Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj. He added that India will also maintain bilateral and friendly relations with Uganda. Akbaruddin then said that the External Affairs Minister is working on safe return of nurses from Libya. Jul 30, 2014

Concern grows over worsening Ebola crisis

Pan-African airline ASKY has suspended all flights to and from the capitals of Liberia and Sierra Leone amid the worsening Ebola health crisis, which has so far caused 672 deaths in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Duration: 00:43 Jul 30, 2014

Oommen Chandy assures safe return of stranded nurses from Libya

Thiruvananthapuram, July 30 (ANI): Kerala Chief Minister, Oommen Chandy, on Wednesday assured that the Indian nurses stranded in war-torn Libya will return back safely within the next few days. Libyan forces on Tuesday battled Islamist militants with rockets and warplanes for control of an army base in the eastern city of Benghazi after at least 30 people were killed in overnight fighting. Worried over the tense situation, the Indian mission in the conflict-ridden country has suggested its citizens to evacuate Libya and avoid going to conflict zones. India is also preparing for the safe return of its people and is even assuring to arrange for those who cannot afford to come back. Chandy added India's foreign ministry has been requested to send a separate flight for the stranded nurses to collect them from Tunisia, where they will be landing in batches from Tripoli with the help of the Indian Embassy in Libya. Jul 30, 2014

Indian environmentalist begins study on growing antibiotics resistance

New Delhi, July 30 (ANI): The Centre for Science and Environment, a non-profitable research organisation in New Delhi expressed serious concern over the growing resistance towards antibiotics in India witnessed by a number of doctors in their hospitals. Addressing a conference, Director of Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), Sunita Narain, on Wednesday spoke of the findings of a research that focused upon the presence of antibiotic elements in certain food products due to which people are becoming immune to the antibiotics prescribed by doctors for common infections. Jul 30, 2014

Prithviraj Chavan on Pune landslide

Mumbai, July 30 (ANI): Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Wednesday said that over 150 are feared trapped under debris of more than 44 houses that were buried in a landslide triggered by heavy rains at Malin village in Ambegaon tehsil of Pune district. Talking to mediapersons in Mumbai he said that rescue operations are on in full swing with the help of teams from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF). Chavan added that he will go to the village with Deputy CM Ajit Pawar to personally monitor rescue efforts. Jul 30, 2014

Pune Landslide: Many feared trapped, 5 bodies recovered

Pune, July 30 (ANI): A landslide near Bhimashankar in Pune district has reportedly left at least 50 people trapped. According to unconfirmed reports, 15 people may have also lost their lives. One team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has left for the spot and one more team will also leave shortly. Further details are awaited. Jul 30, 2014

AugustaWestland Deal: Former Air Chief's cousin says pained about false allegations

New Delhi, July 30 (ANI): Former Air Chief SP Tyagi's Cousin Sanjeev Tyagi on Wednesday said that he is pained that false allegations are levied against him and his cousin in the AugustaWestland Deal. Tyagi said that the entire deal happened under the eyes of Defence Ministry still CBI has put false allegations. India cancelled the €560 million order with Finmeccanica's unit AgustaWestland for 12 top-end helicopters in January, after bribe-taking was alleged by Italian prosecutors. Jul 30, 2014

Heavy rains halt life in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad, July 30 (ANI): Heavy rains in Ahmedabad brought life to a standstill on Wednesday but cheered people up. The incessant rains that started a night ago clogged city roads, creating huge potholes in them. The rainwater also flooded roads outside Ahmedabad's airport and caused inconvenience to people. People blamed carelessness of local Municipal Corporation for the water-filled roads, uprooting of trees and power shortages. However, rainfall has come as a relief to people trying to cope up with the unbearable summers in India. According to the weather department, monsoon has reached over Gujarat and has lashed most parts of the state. Jul 30, 2014

Subrata Roy seeks Wi-Fi, conference room at Tihar Jail

New Delhi, July 30 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked Sahara’s lawyers and Tihar jail authorities to agree on a plan for conducting meeting of Subrata Roy and potential buyers of his hotels through video conferencing. The apex court will take up the matter again for hearing on August 1. Jul 30, 2014