Prime Minister Narendra Modi extends birthday wishes to King of Bhutan

New Delhi, Feb 21 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi has conveyed his wishes to the King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, on his 35th birthday today. The Prime Minister took to micro blogging site Twitter to extend his greetings. "Greetings to the King of Bhutan, His Majesty Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck on his birthday. May he be blessed with a long and healthy life," he said. Feb 21, 2015

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee visits Bangabandhu Memorial Museum in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Feb 21 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee visited the Bangabandhu Memorial Museum in Dhaka city on the second day of her Bangladesh visit. Mamata Banerjee is in Dhaka on her maiden official visit at the invitation of Bangladesh's Foreign Minister, Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali. West Bengal and Bangladesh share a porous border. Banerjee said that a lot was common between the two places. Banerjee is scheduled to meet Bangladesh's President Md Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina among others. Feb 21, 2015

Indian delegates leave for Pak to bring back 57 boats belonging to Indian Fishermen

Porbandar, Feb 21 (ANI): A team of delegates from the coastal city of Porbandar in Gujarat left for Pakistan to get back 57 boats belonging to Indian fishermen after the country's government decided to release them. Pakistan and India routinely detain boats and fishermen for entering each other's waters for fishing. They mistakenly enter other's waters as there is no demarcation of maritime boundaries. A team member going to Pakistan, Arvind Panjari said that the team was making all efforts to get back the boats as soon as possible. Meanwhile, a boat owner, Anil Motiwars said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has fulfilled his promise of getting them their livelihoods back. India shares an expansive oceanic border with Pakistan without any perceptible demarcation and fishermen on both sides ignore rules while netting their catch. Feb 21, 2015

Video games flow with the pints at London's e-sport pub

It's Saturday night at a busy London pub and the crowd is cheering a video game being played on-screen. It's one of the latest video game bars that's transforming the hobby from a quiet evening in to a noisy night out. Feb 21, 2015

Oath on 22 Feb, have to prove majority by 16 March: Nitish

Patna, Feb 20 (ANI): Addressing mediapersons in Patna, senior JD (U) leader Nitish Kumar on Friday said that he has been invited to form government in the state. Nitish met Governor KN Tripathi in Patna and staked his claim to form the next government after his protege Jitan Ram Manjhi resigned hours before he was supposed to face the trust vote in Bihar Assembly today. Nitish said that the swearing-in ceremony will be on 22 February, at 5 pm. The governor has given time till 16 March to prove majority in the Bihar Assembly. Feb 20, 2015

Good news soon on anti-corruption helplines, reduced power rates and free water supply: Kejriwal

New Delhi, Feb 20 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said his government will very soon give good news on anti-corruption helplines, reduced power rates and free water supply. Kejriwal said that his government has already finalized a "blue-print" on issues relating to power and water which were focus areas for AAP during the election campaign while it will take at least a year to make Delhi a "Wi-Fi city". He was speaking after inaugurating the annual Garden Tourism Festival at Saket in South Delhi. Feb 20, 2015

Mamata Banerjee visit to Bangladesh raises hopes of early resolution to water treaty

Dhaka, Feb 20 (ANI): The visit of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to Bangladesh has raised hopes of resolution of Teesta water-sharing deal and other contentious issues. Mamata Banerjee arrived in Dhaka on Thursday on a maiden official visit at the invitation of Bangladesh's Foreign Minister, Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali. India released 111 Bangladeshi fishermen on Thursday ahead of her visit to Dhaka. The Teesta water-sharing agreement has been in talks since 2009. Banerjee is scheduled to meet Bangladesh's President Md Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina among others. Feb 20, 2015

100 Indian women to sky dive in Australia to create record

Mumbai, Feb 21 (ANI): In a bid to empower women, 100 Indian women would visit Australia to do tandem skydiving and scuba diving, also attempting to create a record. The women will visit Gold Coast, Brisbane, Australia from April 16-24 under the guidance of Skydiver Shital Mahajan, who has won Padma Shree, and holds 14 national and eight international records. Addressing mediapersons in Mumbai, Mahajan announced that her skydiving academy will be training 100 women participants to popularise the sport and also for women empowerment. She added that they had finished all the basic camps and would head towards final preparations. Feb 21, 2015

Houseboat owners in Kashmir carry out repair work before onset of tourist season

Srinagar, Feb 21 (ANI): With winters slowly fading away, houseboat owners in Jammu and Kashmir have begun coring of boats ahead of the tourist season. Houseboats are the identity of the world famous Dal Lake attracting tourists from across the world every year. Houseboat owners have called in carpenters who are specialised in repairing boats by using the 'coring' technique. A houseboat owner Taseen Ahmad said they undertake the coring exercise every two years to keep boats in good shape. The coring experts charge rupees 1,000 a day. Coring of boats includes filling of gaps on the floor of the boat with special grass and repairing the damaged portion with expensive timber of the valley known as “deodar”. Meanwhile, tourists have started thronging the valley and staying in houseboats is their preference. Feb 21, 2015

Denmark rocked by Copenhagen attacks

Denmark has been rocked by shootings in Copenhagen, in which two people were killed and where free speech and the Jewish community targeted. Feb 21, 2015

Berlin says Greek request a 'starting point' for more talks

The German government appeared to make a step towards a last-minute deal between Athens and its creditors, saying Friday that Greece's request for a loan extension from its eurozone partners provided "a starting point" for more talks. Duration: 01:21 Feb 20, 2015

Canadian MP can't sit tight for vote

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: A Canadian politician found himself in a tight spot on Thursday (February 19) after he stepped out of parliament during a procedural vote. When a fellow Feb 20, 2015

Political uncertainty hits Nigeria stocks

The postponement of Nigeria's general election has hit the country's faltering economy, adding to existing pressures caused by the global fall in oil prices. Duration: 01:11 Feb 20, 2015