Turkish soldiers evacuated

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced Sunday Turkish troops have completed a mission to evacuate 38 soldiers guarding the tomb of Suleyman Shah in Syria. A hundred vehicles and hundres of Feb 22, 2015

Have asked Nitish to appoint me as deputy CM: Ramai Ram

Patna, Feb 22 (ANI): JD (U) leader Ramai Ram has asked to be made the Deputy CM of Bihar. The demand by the dalit leader has come hours before JD (U) leader Nitish Kumar is set to take oath as the Chief Minister of Bihar. Feb 22, 2015

PM Modi to share thoughts with students in 'Mann Ki Baat'

New Delhi, Feb 22 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address students preparing for board exams through his 'Mann Ki Baat' radio programme, scheduled to be broadcast at 8 pm today. The Prime Minister had earlier urged students and teachers to share their experiences which could motivate and inspire those preparing for competitive exams. He later thanked all the people who shared their thoughts for today's programme. "Am happy that students, parents and teachers are sharing insightful thoughts for this Sunday's 'Mann Ki Baat' programme," Prime Minister Modi tweeted. Feb 22, 2015

Security forces unearth ammunition dump in Kashmir

Doda, Feb 22 (ANI): Security forces in Jammu and Kashmir unearthed an ammunition dump in Doda district. In a joint operation, army and state police stumbled upon an old militant hideout where arms and ammunition were dumped. The police conducted searches at Gandho area following a tip-off and recovered a huge quantity of arms and ammunition. One AK-47, two 12 bore rifles, one country made pistol besides some explosives were recovered. Doda in Jammu region of the state bore the brunt of militancy in the late eighties. However, Indian security forces have neutralised most of the militant groups in the state. Feb 22, 2015

Visually impaired experience car driving in Ahmedabad

Ahmedabad, Feb 22 (ANI): Visually impaired people experienced car driving in Gujarat as they took part in a blind car rally on Sunday. At the rally the sighted drivers were navigated by visually impaired individuals, with their route mapped in Braille. Around 90 visually impaired navigators were selected to drive across pre-selected city circuit. The rally, which was organised by Ahmedabad Round Table 40, aims at making society aware of the challenges faced by visually impaired people. The cars in the rally also sent across other social messages such as "Save the Daughter" and "Clean India" as they bore stickers bearing the slogans. Feb 22, 2015

Mamata Banerjee's aide Shibaji Panja held for alleged financial fraud

West Bengal, Feb 22 (ANI): Entrepreneur Shibaji Panja, who accompanied West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on her Bangladesh visit, was on Sunday arrested and produced in the Barrackpore court for alleged financial fraud. Panja was detained at the immigration counter of the Kolkata airport. According to reports, the Delhi Police had been looking out for him and had issued a notice for the same on February 19. Panja had allegedly taken a loan of Rs 18 crore from Industrial Financial Corporation, after submitting some fake documents. Meanwhile, BJP leader Tathagata Roy questioned Banerjee and demanded an explanation on the company of people she keeps. CPI leader Ritabrata Banerjee also condemned the same calling it 'shameful' for a chief minister to take along a person with accusations on him for a diplomatic visit. Feb 22, 2015

Capital observes road safety march

New Delhi, Feb 22 (ANI): To ensure road safety among people, the capital of India, New Delhi observed Road Safety March in association with Vodafone on Sunday (February 22). It is estimated that more than 20 per cent fatalities occurs mostly in all the metropolitan cities of India. The participants in the march gathered early in the morning and spoke to pedestrians about following traffic rules and safe driving. Most of the participants were wearing red and white t-shirts to portray equality. Delhi experiences heavy congestion throughout the day although it has highest proportion of road compare to other urban cities of India. Increased domestic vehicles also serve as one of the major reason among others. Feb 22, 2015

UAVs get special slot in Indian Aero Show as Home Ministry amplifies its usage

Bengaluru, Feb 22 (ANI): Aeronautical development wing of India's premier Defence Research and Development Organisation showcased indigenous UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) at the Asia-Aero India 2015 in Bengaluru. The UAVs are in great demand by the armed forces battling Maoist insurgency. Since Maoist rebels operate from jungles and difficult mountain terrains, security forces rely largely on drones and UAVs to monitor their movements. Indian army guarding the western sector also uses drones and UAVs extensively to foil infiltration by militants from across the border. Officials of Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE) displayed their pet project "Nishant" which has undergone major technological changes since it was first introduced in the 90s. The existing version of Nishant can be launched from a mobile launcher and later recovered using parachute and landing bags. Feb 22, 2015

Corporate espionage case: Opposition demands thorough probe, BJP assures action

New Delhi/Patna, Feb 22 (ANI): Politicos on Sunday demanded throrough investigation in the corporate espionage case which had rocked the whole nation. BJP leader GVL Narasimha Rao said that scam will be investigated and the culprits will be brought to book. AAP leader Ashutosh and JD (U) leader KC Tyagi demanded thorough probe in the document leak case. Feb 22, 2015

Corporate espionage case: Opposition demands thorough probe, BJP assures action

New Delhi/Patna, Feb 22 (ANI): Politicos on Sunday demanded throrough investigation in the corporate espionage case which had rocked the whole nation. BJP leader GVL Narasimha Rao said that scam will be investigated and the culprits will be brought to book. AAP leader Ashutosh and JD (U) leader KC Tyagi demanded thorough probe in the document leak case. Feb 22, 2015

7 killed, 8 hurt as passenger train rams into van in Nalanda

Nalanda, Feb 22 (ANI): Seven people were killed and eight others were injured when a passenger train rammed into a Tata magic van in Nalanda district of Bihar. The incident took place when the Tata magic van was hit by the train at an unmanned rail crossing near Tungi Halt of Deepnagar area. Furious over the incident, villagers stopped the train and resorted to pelting stones. Feb 22, 2015

UP health minister briefs about Swine flu condition in the state

Lucknow, Feb 22 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Ahmed Hasan on Sunday briefed about the condition of Swine flu in the state. Hasan said that seven patients died and nearly 250 patients were admitted in hospitals. He added that most people have been treated and discharged while remaining are being treated for swine flu. Hasan also assured that there was no need to panic. Feb 22, 2015

Mamata, Akhilesh to attend Nitish Kumar's oath taking ceremony today

Patna, Feb 22 (ANI): A host of political leaders including West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav are scheduled to attend senior JD (U) leader Nitish Kumar's swearing-in ceremony on Sunday. Nitish will be sworn in as the Chief Minister of Bihar at the Raj Bhawan. He will be administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi. Nitish had on Friday met the Governor and staked his claim to form the next government in Bihar following the resignation of Jitan Ram Manjhi from the top post ahead of the crucial trust vote in the state assembly. He had also apologised to the people of Bihar for his 'emotional decision' to step down. Nitish had stepped down as the state Chief Minister after his party's dismal show in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. Feb 22, 2015