Kolkata: Ragging trauma kills 11-year-old girl, protesters ransack school

Kolkata, Sep 12 (ANI): The death of an 11-year-old girl allegedly due to trauma after being locked in the school bathroom by her seniors have sparked angry protests against a Kolkata school. Angry Protesters on Thursday ransacked the Christ Church school in Kolkata, breaking computers and furniture while demanding action against school authorities, following the death of an 11-year-old girl allegedly after being ragged by her seniors. Sep 12, 2013

Fight to save Orwells Burmese inspiration

A conservation battle is being waged in northern Myanmar to save the buildings depicted in George Orwell's first novel,"Burmese Days". Duration: 02:57 Sep 12, 2013

Modi polarising figure, no unanimity within BJP: Former Advani Aide

Mumbai, Sep 12 (ANI): Former Advani aide, Sudheendra Kulkarni on Thursday said that whatever was happening in the BJP on declaration of PM candidate showed there was no unanimity within party, and that Gujarat Chief Minister, Narendra Modi was socially polarizing. Sep 12, 2013

India to fund 144 million dollars power transmission project in Liberia

New Delhi, Sept 12 (ANI): India's decision to extend 144 million US dollars credit to Liberia will further enhance engagements between the two nations. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh stated this in New Delhi after signing an agreement with the visiting Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Sirleaf flew to India on September 09 at the invitation of her Indian counterpart Pranab Mukherjee. India has extended this credit to Liberia for development of power transmission and distribution projects to reduce the gap of power shortage in Liberia. Further he said the two sides have decided to enhance cooperation in a number of areas, including agricultural research, healthcare, small and medium enterprises, science and technology, education and skill development. On her part, Sirleaf thanked Singh and the people of India for their support in maintaining peace in Liberia. Sep 12, 2013

India to send its first satellite to mars

Bangalore, Sept 12 (ANI): India's space agency unveiled details about the country's first satellite to Mars that would seek to find out the presence of methane gas, a precursor for life, on the red planet. Space Research Organisation (ISRO) had worked upon the country's upcoming, Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) and is set to launch it between September 21 to 27. On the sidelines of news conference at Bangalore, the Project Director of the mission, Arunan, said that it was a perfect combination of science and technology. Programme Director of the mission, M. Anna Durai, said that satellite would be carrying scientific instruments, including a methane sensor, with itself. Sep 12, 2013

Japan vows to India to finish infra projects fast to boost manufacturing sector

New Delhi, Sept 12 (ANI): Japan promised to India that it would extend cooperation in the early completion of one of country's largest infrastructure projects, the Delhi-Mumbai industrial corridor, which once finished would boost New Delhi's manufacturing capabilities and woo more foreign investors. Both the countries conducted a review meeting on the progress of the Delhi-Mumbai and Chennai-Bangalore industrial corridors in New Delhi. The meeting was chaired by India's Commerce Minister Anand Sharma and his counterpart from Japan, Toshimitsu Motegi. Speaking on the importance of the Delhi-Mumbai corridor, Anand Sharma said that the project would increase the country's exports. Sep 12, 2013

Mulayam trying to make everything Hindu Muslim issue: Ajit Singh on

New Delhi, Sept 12 (ANI): Speaking over the Muzaffarnagar violence, Civil Aviation Minister and RLD leader Ajit Singh on Thursday accused the ruling Samajwadi Party of spreading communal tension and violence for the sake of polarizing its vote banks. Speaking to mediapersons in New Delhi, he said that SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav is trying to make everything a Hindu-Muslim issue. He also said that he is trying to UP's Modi. Sep 12, 2013

India will progress if Rahul Gandhi leads in 2014: Scindia

Bhopal, Sept 12 (ANI): Minister of State for Power and Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia on Thursday voiced his support for Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi as his party's prime ministerial candidate for the Lok Sabha polls, saying it will be beneficial for the country if he leads in 2014. Sep 12, 2013

Law & order situation under control in Muzaffarnagar: UP Police

Muzaffarnagar, Sep 12 (ANI): ADG (Law and Order) Arun Kumar on Thursday stated that the situation in Muzaffarnagar is under control. He further informed that curfew relaxation has been given from 10 am to 5 pm and if the situation remains stable then the police will extend the relaxation timings. He also said that enquiry and action will be taken against the police officials who are found guilty of not pursuing their duty properly when the violence took place. Sep 12, 2013

Rift within BJP continues over PM candidate

Patna, Sep 12 (ANI): Even as senior BJP leader LK Advani appears to be holding to his view that Narendra Modi___s elevation as PM candidate should be postponed till upcoming assembly elections in five states, few party leaders maintained that Modi is the correct choice for the party. Nand Kishore Yadav, who heads the BJP in the Bihar Assembly on Thursday, stated that the public wants to see Narendra Modi and no one else as the prime minister of the country. Sep 12, 2013

Rajnath denies Advani___s displeasure, says no rift over PM candidate

New Delhi, Sep 12 (ANI): BJP chief Rajnath Singh on Thursday denied reports of rift within the BJP over PM candidature. According to reports, despite the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) making its choice clear, senior BJP leader LK Advani appears to be holding to his view that Narendra Modi___s elevation as PM candidate should be postponed till upcoming assembly elections in five states. However, Singh said that Advani is not angry with the party. Sep 12, 2013

20 years on, Oslo accords seen as false dawn

Twenty years after the historic Oslo accords, seen then as the cornerstone of an imminent peace settlement, little has changed for communities like Hebron where Oslo's promises feel hollow. Duration: 02:28 Sep 12, 2013

Congress takes jibe over BJP's PM candidature rift

New Delhi, Sep 12 (ANI): Taking a jibe at the BJP, after reports of rift within the BJP over PM candidature emerged, Congress leader Meem Afzal said that if the BJP is unable to decide who will be their PM candidate, then how will they run the country with unity. According to reports, senior BJP leader LK Advani appears to be holding to his view that Narendra Modi___s elevation as PM candidate should be postponed till upcoming assembly elections in five states. Sep 12, 2013