PM Modi confident about economic viability of solar energy - Part 2

New Delhi, Feb 15 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said he was confident that solar energy will become economically viable in the coming days. Modi was speaking at the inauguration of the first Renewable Energy Global Investors Meet and Expo, RE-Invest 2015. The Prime Minister said lakhs of families are still deprived of energy and we must use our resources to the optimum level. Talking about the issue of climate change, Prime Minister Modi said that due to lifestyle changes we are utilising the future generations' share of resources. The Prime Minister also stressed that India can show the ways of protecting humankind from the effects of global warming. The Re-invest 2015 Expo seeks to evolve innovative financial models for funding and aims to promote the partnership between the states and the Centre in harnessing renewable energy. Feb 15, 2015

Paramilitary force organises camp in Maoist-hit areas of Jharkhand

Latehar, Feb 15 (ANI): Paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) organised a health camp in Maoist-affected villages of Jharkhand. CRPF personnel, as a part of civic action programme, distributed free medicines and utensils to the poor in 200 Maoist-hit villages in Latehar district. According to villagers, they are constantly under Maoists attack threat but are relieved after a police station was built in Herhanj area. Meanwhile, CRPF doctor Anil Kumar Singh said that their work was to provide proper medical assistance to villagers. The rebels have operated for decades across a wide swath of central and eastern India, and grew in strength during recent times in areas where poor, tribal villagers came into conflict with mining companies seeking resources for industrialisation. Feb 15, 2015

13 dead as under construction house collapses in Chandauli

Chandauli, Feb 15 (ANI): At least 13 people were killed and one person was left injured after an under construction house collapsed in Chandauli district of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday. Police and rescue teams have been rushed to the spot to clear the debris and the lone injured person has been taken on an ambulance to a hospital. Further details are awaited. Feb 15, 2015

Suspect shot dead in Copenhagen shootings: police

TV AND WEB RESTRICTIONS~**NO ACCESS SWEDEN*~ ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Danish police said they believed the man shot dead by officers in Copenhagen on Sunday (February 15) was responsible Feb 15, 2015

Cricket lovers hope for India's win against Pakistan in world cup 2015

New Delhi/ Bhopal/ Samba/ Ranchi, Feb 15 (ANI): As the very first match of the 2015 World Cup commenced, the audience will witness India batting first after Indian captain MS Dhoni won the toss and chose to bat first. Cricket fans across India are excited as the defending champions are playing their first match of the World Cup 2015 against arch-rivals Pakistan in Australia on Sunday. Millions of cricket lovers chanting 'India, India' are sitting glued to their television screens for the high-voltage clash at the Adelaide Oval. Matches between India and Pakistan are fiercely competitive. India has never lost a single match to Pakistan in the World Cup tournament. The cricket fever also caught up security personnel of India's paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF) as they played cricket in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir and wished good luck to team India. Feb 15, 2015

India celebrates Valentine's Day amid threats from right wing Hindu groups

Agra/ Kolkata/ Gurgaon, Feb 15 (ANI): Despite reports of Hindu right wing organisations harassing couples in public places, Valentine's Day was celebrated across India. In a first, the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Akhilesh Yadav inaugurated a 'Lover's Seat' with the picturesque epitome of love, Taj Mahal in the background in Agra city. Yadav also posed for photographs at the 'Lover's Seat' with his wife Dimple. He said that for the state Valentine's Day was actually 'Taj Day'. Another attraction at the event was a black Taj Mahal replica made of sand by artist Sudarshan Patnaik. Meanwhile, in Kolkata city of West Bengal, All India Students' Association (AISA) held a protest against the Hindu nationalist organisation Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) for spreading communalism and impinging on people's freedom to choose partners. Feb 15, 2015

Activists in Odisha protest against land ordinance

Bhubaneswar, Feb 15 (ANI): Activists in Bhubaneswar city of Odisha held protest against the proposed ordinance to amend the Land Acquisition Act. The central government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi passed an urgent executive order in December last year to ease land-acquisition rules in sectors like power, housing and defence to kick-start hundreds of billions of dollars in stalled projects, though investments are unlikely to flow in immediately. The protest was being held under the National Alliance of People's Movement. A land rights activist Prafulla Samantra said the ordinance is draconian, and a heinous conspiracy to snatch lands from the peasants in the interest of the national and multinational corporates. He further said if the ordinance is passed then the peasants will be uprooted from their land and will add to the number of street beggars. Meanwhile, another activist Manohar Chowhan said the earlier bill was in favour of the farmers. Feb 15, 2015

Police cordon off area even as nation sounded high alert after shootings at two places in Copenhagen

Copenhagen, Feb 15 (ANI): Police cordoned off the streets near a synagogue in central Copenhagen on Sunday after an attack that left one person dead and two police wounded. One person was shot in the head and two police were wounded in the attack, Danish police said on Sunday, adding that it was too early to say whether the incident was connected to an earlier one at an arts cafe. Danish television station said a large metro and train station nearby, Norreport, was being evacuated and people in the area were told to stay indoors. A large area around the synagogue was cordoned off and police was seen searching a nearby park. Earlier, a civilian was also killed after shots were fired in a Copenhagen cafe at which controversial Swedish artist Lars Vilks attended a debate on art and blasphemy, the police said. Still photographs taken by Scanpix news agency in the immediate aftermath showed a glass door and window peppered with bullet holes. Feb 15, 2015

Delhi CM Kejriwal takes morning walk with wife, interacts with locals

Kaushambi, Feb 15 (ANI): Delhi's new chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday went out for a morning walk with his wife Sunita in Kaushambi district of Uttar Pradesh. Keeping with his regular routine of early morning walk, Kejriwal came out and also interacted with people on the way. People were seen happy to witness the chief minister of the national capital and also clicked photographs with him. Later, Family members of late DVB and BSES Workers gathered outside Kejriwal's residence in demand of employment for them and other workers. Feb 15, 2015

Legal professionals strengthened freedom movement of India: PM Modi

Mumbai, Feb 15 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the legal professionals strengthened country's freedom movement, while addressing concluding Sesquicentennial Function of the Advocates Association of Western India (AAWI) in Mumbai city. Having a legacy of 150 years, said Modi, was of paramount importance and that people associated with AAWI could take pride in the fact that it produced lawyers like father of nation, Mahatma Gandhi and freedom fighter Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. Modi also inaugurated a Permanent Judicial Museum at Bombay High Court set up as part of sesquicentennial celebrations. He also emphasised upon the need to strengthen people's faith in the institution of judiciary. Taking pride in his government doing away with 1700 existing laws, he said drafts for new laws should be available online to bar association. The country, added Modi, needs forensic science universities to produce efficient lawyers to fight against ever increasing cyber crime. Feb 15, 2015

Vintage car rally in Bhopal encourages residents to keep surroundings beautiful

Bhopal, Feb 15 (ANI): Vintage car owners and collectors converged in Bhopal city of Madhya Pradesh for a rally of classic beauties. The rally was organised as a part of the ongoing Bhoj Adventure Festival which aimed to generate awareness about beautification of Bhopal. The rally started from Shahpura Lake and concluded at Kaliyasot Adventure Zone in the city. 25 vintage cars from across Bhopal took part in the rally that was organised by Bhopal Municipal Corporation (BMC) and flagged off by BMC Commissioner Tejaswi S Naik. Naik said the rally was a moment of pride for the citizens of Bhopal. In this almost 10 kilometer-long rally, vintage beauties like Austin, Rolls Royce, Ford, Willys, Maruti 1984 and others strutted on the roads enthralling the onlookers. A participant, Azhar Mohammed Khan said such rallies needed to be held every year. Feb 15, 2015

Witnesses recount Copenhagen synagogue shooting

Two people have died in gun attacks in Copenhagen. The second shooting at a synagogue killed one person and wounded two police officers. Still photos obtained from a social media website show police Feb 15, 2015

Boko Haram attacks Chad, kills several people

EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL THAT WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3 Aerial footage shows parts of a village in Chad that's been burnt by Boko Haram militants. Officials say they've killed several Feb 15, 2015

Good Looking Men Likelier To Be More Selfish

New Delhi, Feb 14 (ANI): A new research has claimed that good-looking men are more likely selfish as they profit from social inequality.The research explained that more attractive men could be less generous, but attractive women did not display the same tendency towards continuing inequality, a daily reported. According to the researchers the results of their experiment, stating the correlation between good looks and attitudes of individuals should not be treated as criteria and that many good-looking men could be altruistic. Feb 15, 2015

One dead in Denmark synagogue shooting

EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL THAT WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3 One person was killed and two police were wounded in a shooting at a synagogue in central Copenhagen, Danish police said on Sunday Feb 15, 2015