Rahul Gandhi addresses rally in Poonch

Poonch, Nov 25 (ANI): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday addressed a rally in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. Gandhi slammed the ruling BJP for making false promises to the people of the country and misleading them. He said that the UPA government worked for the betterment and development and blamed the NDA and BJP for spreading hatred and anger among people. He also said that Congress has helped in bringing employment opportunities for the youth of Jammu and Kashmir. Nov 25, 2014

Court grants 6 day remand of Sant Rampal

Hisar, Nov 25 (ANI): A court in Hisar granted 6 day remand of Sant Rampal on Tuesday so that police can investigate the matter. Sant Rampal, the self proclaimed Godman from Haryana who was arrested in his ashram following a violent and bloody standoff between his supporters and the police, is reportedly claiming complete ignorance of the events that left many people injured and at least six dead. Nov 25, 2014

Islamabad continues to deprive people of Gilgit Baltistan

Gilgit Baltistan, November 25, 2014: Increased exploitation and corruption are fuelling a sense of denial and deprivation among the residents of Gilgit Baltistan. In the absence of basic rights, people here are up against the oppressive Pakistani regime... Nov 25, 2014

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates trauma centre in Kathmandu

Kathmandu, Nov 25 (ANI): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday inaugurated a trauma centre in Kathmandu. Modi said that India would fully cooperate with Nepal so that it could operate the centre with full expertise. Modi arrived in Nepal to attend the 18th SAARC summit. Nov 25, 2014

Election Commission briefs about voter turnout of first election phase in Jharkhand and J and K

New Delhi, Nov 25 (ANI): The Election Commission on Tuesday briefed about the voter turnout in the first election phase of Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir. Deputy Election Commissioner Vinod Zutshi said that Jammu and Kashmir has witnessed voter turnout of nearly 70% which is more than the previous Assembly Polls. He added that no polling booth was boycotted in the entire state. Meanwhile, Chief Electoral Officer Umesh Sinha said that Jharkhand witnessed 61.92% voter turnout which was likely to increase. Nov 25, 2014

PM Modi flags off Kathmandu-Delhi bus service in Nepal, Gadkari in Delhi

Kathmandu/ New Delhi, Nov 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on SAARC Summit visit to Nepal, flagged off bus service between New Delhi and Kathmandu in Nepal's capital Kathmandu on Tuesday. Modi, accompanied by Nepalese Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, also took a round inside the decorated bus and interacted with the passengers. Meanwhile, Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari also flagged off the DTC Delhi-Kathmandu bus service at Ambedkar stadium bus terminal in New Delhi and congratulated the people on its inauguration. The Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) will run a luxury Volvo bus on the Delhi-Kathmandu bus route and the bus will complete its journey via Agra, Lucknow and Gorakhpur in 30 hours. Meanwhile, enhancing the defence ties between India and Nepal, PM Modi also handed over a 14-seater ALH Dhruv Mark 3 chopper to Nepal Army earlier in the day. The Indian Army and the Nepal Army have been enjoying very friendly relations for long. Nov 25, 2014

Japan helps to accelerate economic activity in ASEAN

Myanmar/ Malaysia, Nov 25 (ANI): Myanmar has become a new investment destination. The rapid economic growth and rise in per capita income in the country has generated a demand for payments through credit cards. In order to construct a cashless electronic retail payment environment, Myanmar Payment Union (MPU) was established by the Central Bank of Myanmar with 17 local banks to promote the acceptance and issuance of payment cards in the country. MPU started the first ATM card payment system interconnecting through the local banks, with issuing the MPU Debit card in 2012. JCB, a major global payment brand based in Japan, has partnered with MPU and promotes the development of payment infrastructure at a rapid pace. However, the challenges still remain in social infrastructures such as stable electricity and tele-communication. Nov 25, 2014

Police tighten security after threats to India-Pakistan bus service

Amritsar, Nov 25 (ANI): Police in Punjab on Tuesday (November 25) heightened the security of bus plying between Amritsar and Lahore after receiving threats of militant attack on the bus. In the wake of an explosion on the Pakistan side of the border, which had killed at least 57 people and injured around 70 on November 02, the Indian security forces have been deployed at the International Bus Terminal-Amritsar for 24 hours vigilance. However, an Indian bus driver of the Amritsar-Lahore bus said the threats do not scare them. During a popular flag-lowering ceremony between the two countries on November 02, a bomber tried to get as close as possible to the border in a possible attempt to cause casualties on the Indian side as well. The suicide bombing took place in a car park on the Pakistani side at least 500 meters from the border with India. No Indian troops were hurt in the attack. Nov 25, 2014

World record broken as 1762 elves gather in Bangkok

A new world record was set in Bangkok for the largest number of Christmas elves gathered in one place. 1,762 mainly school children donned red and green shirts, over-sized ears and striped hats to beat the previous record of 1,110. Duration: 00:32 Nov 25, 2014

Obama urges peace, 'restraint' in Ferguson

President Barack Obama urges calm as violent protests break out on the streets of Ferguson after a grand jury decided a white policeman will not face charges for killing a black teen. Duration: 00:48 Nov 25, 2014