BJP's Nishikant Dubey alleges threat messages from Shashi Tharoor

New Delhi, Nov 28 (ANI): BJP leader Nishikant Dubey alleged on Friday that he has received threat messages from Congress leader Shashi Tharoor. Dubey said that Tharoor sent him messages saying that he has a third grade character after Dubey revealed the names of banks which hold black money of many leaders in the Parliament. He added that he has complained to the Parliamentary Affairs Minister and will take further course if party says. Nov 28, 2014

Defence PRO gives account of Arnia encounter

RS Pura, Nov 28 (ANI): The PRO of Defence Manish Mehta on Friday gave an account of the encounter which was going on in Arnia sector of Jammu and Kashmir. Mehta said that the fourth terrorist has been neutralized by the army recently and the entire area is being sanitized. He added that 3 army jawans and 5 civilians lost their lives during the encounter. Nov 28, 2014

Anupam Kher launches book 'Eternal Strokes'

Mumbai, Nov 28 (ANI): Bollywood actor launched book 'Eternal Strokes', based on great artist John Fernandes in India's showbiz capital Mumbai recently. The book launch took place at the art festival. Absolutely right Mr. Kher!!! Nov 28, 2014

It Happens : Migratory Birds Travels to India

Ramnagar, Nov 28 (ANI): A large number of Siberian birds have flocked to Ramnagar town in India's northern state of Uttarakhand for the winter, fleeing the freezing conditions of their Arctic home grounds. Ramnagar is the gateway to Jim Corbett National Park, the oldest national park and a famous tourist destination in northern India. With the onset of winter, the Siberian birds spread their wings to begin a journey spanning thousands of kilometres. These birds from Siberia and Central Asia use wetlands as their transitory camps, which play a vital role in sustaining a large population of the breeding birds.Hundreds of thousands of exotic birds such as Mallards, Greyleg Geese, Gadwalls, Teals, Shovelers, Pochards and Coots make their temporary nests in Ramnagar. The birds attract a lot of tourists to the sanctuaries as well. The migratory birds begin their annual flight from Siberia, travel through Afghanistan and Central Asia and arrive in India for the entire season. Various species of Siberian birds including the Siberian Crane, Greater Flamingo, Ruff, Black-winged Stilt, Common Teal, Common Greenshank, Northern Pintail, Wagtail, Northern Shoveler,Rosy Pelican and Gadwall, migrate to Indian wetlands. Nov 28, 2014

Mumbai youth escapes from ISIS; taken into NIA custody

Kalyan, Nov 28 (ANI): Areeb Majeed, one of the four Kalyan youths who had joined the ISIS, returned to Mumbai via Turkey on Friday. On November 25, father of Areeb Majeed Dr Ijaz Majeed informed the National Investigation Agency (NIA) about the call that he had received from Areeb on November 20 and sought the NIA’s help to get his son back to India. Areeb after landing at Mumbai International Airport was immediately taken into custody by NIA officials. Nov 28, 2014

Philately exhibition displaying world's first, rare stamps draws crowd in Kochi

Kochi, Nov 28 (ANI): Some unique and rare collections of stamps ranging from world's first ‘Penny Black' to the oldest ones along with India's heritage stamps were on display at a philately exhibition in Kerala. The two-day exhibition called ‘Kochipex 2014', which pulled sizeable crowd including school children to veteran philatelists, began on Thursday in Kochi. Stamps depicting Jesus Christ's life (birth to resurrection) and painter-sculptor Leonardo da Vinci's ‘Vitrovian Man' were also on display at the exhibition. The exhibition that started with a ceremonial function was a visual treat for the enthusiasts and stamp collectors. The exhibition also gave a chance to exhibit collection of coins and Indian rupee notes for the collectors. Stamps carrying photos of India's former politicians and greats like Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Mahatma Gandhi among others also attracted visitors. M Venkateswarlu, Post Master-General, central region of India Post said that such exhibitions should be organised regularly across the country to encourage the hobby of collecting stamps, especially among students. Nov 28, 2014

India, Mozambique enter new oil venture

New Delhi, Nov 28 (ANI): India and Mozambique signed Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation in the field of oil and gas for five years in New Delhi on Friday. Minister of foreign affairs and cooperation of the Southeast African country, Oldemiro Julio Marques Baloi, and India’s petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan entered into this venture with an aim to enhance bilateral cooperation on the basis of equality and mutual benefit of both the countries. The two sides discussed various areas of mutual cooperation in the energy sector. The minister stated that both countries should work together in gas and oil sector so that the commercial interest of both the countries can be protected. He also added that there should be mutual participation of both the countries in the training programme. Nov 28, 2014

AMU students protest against political interference in the university

Aligarh, Nov 28 (ANI): AMU students on Friday protested against political interference in the University. In protest the students shouted slogans and took out a march holding banners and placards. Some BJP leaders have decided to hold a demonstration on the campus on the birth anniversary of Raja Mahendra Pratap, an alumnus of AMU, whose family was closely associated with Sir Syed Ahmad Khan, the founder of the institution. In a letter to Union Human Resource Development minister Smriti Irani, the Aligarh Muslim University’s Vice-Chancellor wrote that there could be huge communal unrest if the birth anniversary of freedom fighter Pratap is observed on the campus. Nov 28, 2014

Egypt crackdown adds to Gaza's blockade woes

The scars of Israel’s 50-day bombardment of the Gaza Strip this summer are still all too present. Palestinians are eager to get their lives back on track but the Israeli blockade has kept the pace of reconstruction painfully slow. Duration: 02:11 Nov 28, 2014

Research on bats could help develop drugs against Ebola

In Africa's only biosafety level 4 laboratory, scientists have been carrying out experiments on bats to understand how virus like Ebola are being transmitted, and how some of them resist to it. Duration: 01:18 Nov 28, 2014

'Supercell storm' batters Australian city

Planes are flipped and roofs ripped off when hail and powerful winds tear through Australia's east coast, leaving an Aus$100 million (US$85 million) damage bill as the army helps clear up. Duration: 00:36 Nov 28, 2014

Sushma Swaraj says abducted workers in Iraq alive

New Delhi, Nov 28 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday while speaking in the Rajya Sabha said that 39 abducted construction workers in Iraq were alive on the basis of information from six sources, thus contradicting eyewitness' account that they have been shot dead. Swaraj said the information was written and she had shared that information with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and other colleague. However, the foreign minister refused to divulge the identity of source, as it could hamper the rescue efforts, but admitted that government has no direct contact with the abductees. Swaraj said that eye-witness Harjeet was well and was in government's protective care. Nov 28, 2014

Sushma Swaraj's statement full of 'helplessness': Congress on abducted Indians in Iraq

New Delhi, Nov 28 (ANI): Congress on Thursday slammed External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj after Swaraj said that the government is continuously receiving information about those Indian nationals who have been abducted in Iraq from its sources. She added that the abducted Indians are alive and safe. Congress leader Pramod Tiwari reacting over Swaraj's statement said that the statement was full of helplessness and Government must clarify if abducted Indians are safe or not. Tiwari further added that BJP government acting like hostage. Nov 28, 2014

Modi targets NC, PDP and Congress over corruption in JandK

Udhampur, Nov 28 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday targeted the regional NC, PDP in Kashmir for massive corruption in the state. He also attacked the Congress over the issue. Modi stated that he would send adequate funds for the state and would keep a track on whether it is being utilized in a proper way or not. Nov 28, 2014

SC directs government to come up with alternative in German language row

New Delhi, Nov 28 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Centre to come up with an alternative in the German language row. Lawyer Himanshu Sharma said that the SC demanded an alternative from the Centre so that Sanskrit language can be introduced as the third language from the next academic session. Sharma added that the SC has granted a week's time to the Centre to consider its decision and to consider introduction of Sanskrit as the third language in the next academic session. Nov 28, 2014