Israeli attacks on Gaza spark protests in India

New Delhi/Srinagar, July 15 (ANI): Indians took to streets on Tuesday as they protested Israeli air strikes in Gaza that have killed at least 160 Palestinians. The current Israeli offensive, which began last week, has claimed lives of at least 138 civilians, including 30 children. Thousands were forced to flee in a Gaza town on Sunday after Israel warned them to leave ahead of threatened attacks on rocket-launching sites. Jul 15, 2014

Modi govt urges UPSC to postpone Civil Services preliminary exams

New Delhi, July 15 (ANI): Days after civil service aspirants protested against the new concepts introduced in the syllabus, the Indian government agreed to resolve issues faced by them on Tuesday. Civil services aspirants demanding scrapping of C-SAT (Civil Services Aptitude Test) and age relaxation for 2011 candidates demonstrated outside the residence of Home minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday. They also met Singh and stressed that their demands should be met. On Tuesday, junior minister for Science and Technology in the BJP government, Jitendra Singh, assured fast action. Jul 15, 2014

Japanese firms expanding base in ASEAN

Cambodia, July 15 (ANI): Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, witnesses a major economic growth, but here exists only a few commercial establishments. International giants like Japan's Aeon Group are foraying into the Cambodian market and it opened its first shopping mall. Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida were among the dignitaries present at the event. The Cambodian Prime Minister calls it a major investment by AEON, which shows the economic growth of Cambodia. He hopes for more advancement of Japanese investment in the country. Jul 15, 2014

Kerry warns of 'great risks' of more Gaza violence

US Secretary of State John Kerry warned on Tuesday of the "great risks" of spiralling violence between Israel and the Gaza Strip and called on Arab nations to push Hamas to accept a ceasefire. Duration: 00:41 Jul 15, 2014

Brazil interested in Russian air defenses: Rousseff

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff told her Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin that Brasilia was keen on obtaining air defenses from Moscow and cooperating on nuclear energy. Duration: 01:45 Jul 15, 2014

Arab League denounces Israeli 'war crimes'

Arab League chief Nabil al-Arabi accused Israel on Monday of war crimes, as Egypt asked Arab foreign ministers at a meeting in Cairo to support its initiative to end week-long fighting in Gaza. Duration: 01:30 Jul 15, 2014

Philippines braces for Typhoon Rammasun

Thousands of people flee their homes in the Philippines as the first major storm of the rainy season strengthens into a typhoon. Duration:01:05 Jul 15, 2014

I have never been an RSS man: Ved Pratap Vaidik on Rahul's comment

Gurgoan, July 15 (ANI): Ved Pratap Vaidik, senior journalist also known as an aide of Yoga Guru Ramdev has been making desperate attempts to defend himself in the controversies he stirred by meeting 26/11-mastermind terrorist Hafiz Saeed in Pakistan. Vaidik dismissed the claims of Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi that he is an RSS man. He added that the Congress is using him as a shield to attack the BJP. Vaidik further clarified that he met Hafiz Saeed in his personal capacity as a senior journalist. He accused the media of distorting his statements and by taking up such false allegations, the Congress has made a fool of themselves and has reduced the Parliament to a joke. Jul 15, 2014

Protest against Ved Pratap Vaidik demanding his arrest

Jammu/ Kanpur, July 15 (ANI): People in different states staged protest against Senior Journalist Ved Pratap Vaidik on Tuesday over his meeting with 26/11 attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed. Shiv Sena workers in Jammu district shouted slogans against Vaidik and burnt his effigy. The protesters also demanded his arrest and alleged that he disrespected Indian sentiments. Meanwhile, Congress workers in Kanpur also protested against Vaidik on his infamous meeting. The protesters carried placards claiming the senior journalist to be a RSS agent. They also burnt his effigy and shouted slogans against Vaidik demanding his arrest. Jul 15, 2014

Vaidik says no harm if Kashmir made an independent nation, Politicos slam

New Delhi, July 15 (ANI): Politicos on Tuesday slammed senior journalist Ved Pratap Vaidik_s statement that Kashmir should be made free. He had earlier too made headlines when he met 26/11 attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed in Pakistan. Vaidik however later said that the TV channels are over hyping the things. Jul 15, 2014