India fully prepared to tackle swine flu, says health ministry

New Delhi/ Ahmedabad, Feb 26 (ANI): Union Minister of State for health, Shripad Naik said that all measures to combat swine flu were in place amid rising cases of H1N1 virus. Health Minister JP Nadda had made a statement in both houses of parliament regarding the swine flu situation in the country. He said that teams were sent to guide and assist state governments on H1N1 virus as per need. Naik said apart from the regular medicines, his ministry was also supervising the usage of traditional medicines. Meanwhile, in bid to prevent swine flu from spreading, Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code, prohibiting mass gatherings without prior permission, has been imposed in Ahmedabad city. Swine flu is caused by H1N1 virus. Symptoms for swine flu include high fever, headache, muscle pain, diarrhoea, vomiting, stomach pain and internal and external bleeding. Feb 26, 2015

Rail Budget will bring smile to everyone, says Manoj Sinha

New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): The Minister of State for Railways, Manoj Sinha said on Thursday that the rail budget for 2015-16 which will be presented in the Parliament today will bring smile to everyone. Sinha said that common man’s expectations will be fulfilled and expansion and modernization of railways will be seen. He added that passengers will be benefitted from the budget. Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu will present the Narendra Modi government’s first Railway Budget in the Parliament today. Feb 26, 2015

Assam police arrest two Maoists, recover arms

Jorabat, Feb 26 (ANI): Assam Police arrested two suspected Maoists and recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunitions from Jorabat area of Guwahati. According to reports, the police had launched an operation in the area based on intelligence inputs. The arrested, meanwhile, have been identified as Biswajit Sangma and Runa Sangma who were allegedly involved in an illegal arms consignment. One AK-47 rifle with two magazines, 164 rounds of live ammunition of Insas rifle, six rounds AK-47 rifle ammunition and 380 rounds 9 mm pistol ammunition were recovered by the police. Feb 26, 2015

Japanese innovative technology for clean energy, infrastructure and wearable device

Tokyo /Bangkok, Feb 25 (ANI): KYOCERA provided advanced solar panels for electricity generation at the Kagoshima Nanatsujima Mega Solar Power Plant in Kagoshima Prefecture. The plant, launched in November 2013, has a power output of 70 megawatts and is constructed in an area of 1.27 million square meters. Nanatsujima is close to the active volcano Sakurajima, but the solar panels here are installed in a safe area. The plant coexists with natural conditions utilizing advanced technology. Furthermore, with consideration of safety, approximately 1,400 lightning conductors are installed. The site is close to the sea and thus faces the risk of tsunamis. Feb 26, 2015

People across India demand improved facilities ahead of rail budget

Patna/ Moradabad/ Amritsar, Feb 26 (ANI): Passengers across India have been demanding improved facilities at higher fare as India unveils its rail budget 2015-16 in parliament on Thursday (February 26). Among their wish lists are improved facilities, passengers' safety, hygiene in railway compartments and strict adherence to train timings. The upcoming Railway Budget by Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Central government is expected to restore the glory of railways as the sector is reeling under financial crunch. Passengers from various states complained of an array of issues and said that increase in fare to upgrade the facilities can be done. Last year's rail budget presented by the previous Congress-led UPA government left train fares and freight rates unchanged. Safety measures for citizens, especially women, are also on top of the list. Feb 26, 2015

Polanski testifies, Lohan gets more community service

Roman Polanski testified at a hearing in Poland regarding a U.S. request for his extradition over a 1977 child sex crime conviction. The hearing was closed to the media, but the judge said the court Feb 26, 2015

Hundreds homeless after heavy flooding in Bolivia

The water level came so high in this part of northern Bolivia, you can almost miss the houses here. The Amazon community of Cobija is ravaged by flood waters after the Acre river burst its banks -- Feb 26, 2015

Water leaks into astronaut's helmet

(ROUGH CUT) NO REPORTER NARRATION STORY: NASA astronaut Terry Virts was quickly pulled into the International Space Station to remove him from his space suit Wednesday (February 25) after water Feb 26, 2015