Security forces seize cannabis from Indian villages bordering Bangladesh

Tripura, May 22 (ANI): Security forces along with the state administration raided villages in Tripura bordering Bangladesh and seized huge quantity of cannabis on Tuesday. The forces seized 2,000 kilograms of cannabis worth rupees 10 million from around 50 houses in Sonamura town, a sub-division in Sipahijala district. The dried cannabis was hidden in plastic barrels, containers buried in soil. The villages are located near India-Bangladesh international border where these contrabands were cultivated for smuggling into neighbouring country. May 22, 2014

Congress on RJD supporting JD (U)

New Delhi, May 22 (ANI): The Congress on Thursday hailed the RJD's decision to support JD (U). Congress leader Shakeel Ahmad said that this alliance would fail Narendra Modi's attempt to topple the Bihar government. May 22, 2014

Yogendra Yadav gets bail after his detention for protesting outside Tihar

New Delhi, May 22 (ANI): A Delhi court on Thursday granted bail to AAP leader Yogendra Yadav after his detention for protesting outside Tihar jail against the arrest of Arvind Kejriwal. The court ordered Yadav to be released on a personal bond of Rs 5,000. Yadav said that the court did not decide on the legality of the arrest yet. Prashant Bhushan had argued that Yadav be released on personal surety or be discharged under section 59 of the CrPC because the arrest was illegal as there was no public atonement of the imposition of Section 144 of the CrPC as required under the law. May 22, 2014

SC dismisses Srinivasan's appeal, Aditya Verma to file contempt petition against him

New Delhi, May 22 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed N Srinivasan's appeal to revisit the earlier court order that forced him to step aside from the post of president of the BCCI and reinstate him on the post. Meanwhile, Cricket Association of Bihar Chief Aditya Verma said that he is to file contempt petition against him for flouting court orders. Verma alleged that Srinivasan had defied the Supreme Court by secretly meeting Chennai Super Kings officials in Ranchi on May 13. May 22, 2014

Brazilian army in security and health operation

The Brazilian army distributes medicines in the northern state of Amapa as part of its "Agate B" operation to secure the country's borders ahead of the world cup in June. Duration: 01:36 May 22, 2014

Reactions flow in over invitation to Pakistan for attending Modi's swearing-in ceremony

New Delhi/ Pune, May 22 (ANI): Reactions flow in after an invitation was sent to Pakistan for attending swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi for the post of prime minister. Congress leader Manish Tewari said that the same was against the country if done by the UPA government and has become a positive thing for the BJP when they are doing it. NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that though BJP is doing what they used to criticize as opposition party, it's a positive step. Meanwhile, BJP leader Prakash Javadekar said that Modi is following Atal Bihari Vajpayee and said that one sure can chose friends, but not neighbours. May 22, 2014

Angelina Jolie admits to never being a fan of Disney

New Delhi, May 22 (ANI): Angelina Jolie has revealed that she has never been a fan of the Disney variety. The 'Salt' star said that she always found them "quite dull" but her role as Evil Maleficent in Disney's new live-action spin on its animated classic 'Sleeping Beauty' "seemed to behaving a great time", a leading daily reported.She added that her character is kind of an "anti-hero for the odd man out". May 22, 2014

B-Town glitterati's sizzle at the red carpet of Life Ok May 2014 Awards

Mumbai, May 22 (ANI): Many B-Town celebs sizzled at the red carpet of Life Ok monthly awards in the showbiz capital Mumbai. Spotted at the red carpet were stars like Jacqueline Fernandez, Elli Avram, Chorographer Prabhu Deva, actors Aftab Shivisani and Tusshar Kapoor amongst others who were all pepped up for the event. With so many stars coming under the same roof it was indeed a gala evening. May 22, 2014

RJD extends outside support to JD (U) in Bihar

New Delhi/ Patna, May 22 (ANI): The RJD in Bihar has extended outside support on Thursday to the current government run by JD (U). JD (U) leader KC Tyagi has said that the support will be welcomed as it is a fight against communal forces. RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav stated that the entire previous election was communalized and this alliance will be a fight against it. He added that this will not be an end to the fight which has begun. Meanwhile, RJD leaders Manoj Jha and Abdul Bari Siddiqui said that RJD will extend outside support to JD (U) as a fight of gaining respect for forces of social justice. May 22, 2014

BJP reacts over JD (U)-RJD alliance in Bihar

New Delhi/ Patna, May 22 (ANI): The BJP on Thursday reacted over RJD's support to JD (U) in Bihar. Giriraj Singh said that this support was already there and now both parties are coming together in fear of Narendra Modi to gain power. Nand Kishore Yadav stated that both the parties were already in alliance before election. Dharmendra Pradhan also said that both parties are shocked by the result in General Elections, thus coming together. May 22, 2014

AAP supporters protest in Chennai against Kejriwals judicial custody

Chennai, May 22 (ANI): Supporters of Aam Aadmi Party took to streets and protested in Chennai on Thursday, a day after party chief Arvind Kejriwal was sent to two-day judicial custody. Kejriwal was sent to judicial custody by a court in New Delhi on Wednesday in connection with defamation case filed against him by BJP leader Nitin Gadkari, after he refused to furnish bond of rupees 10,000 in the case. Gadkari had filed a defamation case on February 18, after Kejriwal called him as one of the most corrupt leaders in his list of 'India's most corrupt'. Meanwhile, AAP workers were detained on Wednesday (May 21) for protesting outside the Tihar Jail complex in New Delhi. May 22, 2014

Campaigning for Traffic Police, Sachin Tendulkar distributes helmets to women

Chandigarh, May 22 (ANI): In a bid to spread awareness regarding traffic rules and women safety, legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar gave away helmets to girls in Chandigarh. Tendulkar came in support of Traffic Policemen and officials holding traffic awareness signboards and distributed helmets to four women riders while informing them about the importance of following traffic rules. He further added that everyone, especially women, should wear helmets to avoid head injuries and one should always follow the speed limit and never violate traffic rules. May 22, 2014

Badalta Manzar (May 22, 2014): An independent news report on Jammu and Kashmir

The odd time restoration work of Pratap Park disappointed and irks people in Srinagar city. Authorities of floriculture department starts filling work of park for restoration purpose at odd time which results people are very disappointed as they don’t have another place to take some rest in busy lal Chowk. Due to the hectic life everyone including business man, students and employees has mental stress and to spend some time people are always trying to spend some time in green atmosphere. But unfortunately the green parks that are available for people are under shambles due to the odd time restoration work done by floriculture department, which results thousands of people are against this step. The advanced horticulture farm at poonch district helps to increases the revenue of growers. Poonch district is one of the famous places for picannut crop and lakhs of people are dealing with apple and other fruit crop which results they are earning very good amount. So for the betterment of growers the horticulture department has taken a wonderful step to provide the latest techniques regarding increases the production. In today’s world sports is as necessary as education for a student to bloom in life but in kashmir the sports infrastructure in govt. schools is equal ant to zero May 22, 2014