Arun Jaitley takes additional charge of IandB ministry

New Delhi, Nov 10 (ANI): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday took additional charge of the I&B Ministry at Shashtri Bhawan. Jaitley who earlier held the Defence portfolio as an additional charge has now been given the Information and Broadcasting Ministry's additional charge. Nov 10, 2014

Tribal community hold fashion show in Jharkhand

Jamshedpur, Nov 10 (ANI): The tribal community of Maoist affected Jharkhand came alive with a fashion show during their annual Sohrai festival. Tribals celebrated the annual festival with much fanfare in a village near Jamshedpur city which included a fashion show attracting most of the tribal youths. Sonamoni Tudu, crowned Miss Adivasi (Tribal) said that the fashion show gave much boost to the confidence of their women and encouraged them to prove their mettle. The Sohrai festival, a popular tribal festival of Jharkhand, is associated with cattle and coincides with Diwali. Cattle and other livestock are washed and worshipped and bullfights are staged in various parts of the state for peoples' entertainment. Meanwhile, Sadanand Murmu who bagged the title of Mr Adivasi (Tribal) expressed joy over winning the trophy in the event. Nov 10, 2014

Hair transplants: Pakistan's new weapon of mass seduction

Mohammad Shahid, a handsome but follically challenged young man, battered by years of taunts that follow the barren-headed and the beardless in Pakistan, undergoes a hair transplant, a growing trend amongst Pakistan's male population. Duration: 02:39 Nov 10, 2014

Repeated warning of rough weather irks unaided fishermen of Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam, Nov 10 (ANI): Fishermen in the coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh remain a worried lot concerning their livelihood as repeated warnings of rough weather by the meteorological department has rendered them unable to venture into the sea for over a month now. Sources from the meteorological department warn that a fresh low pressure is likely to form near the Andaman Sea between November 9 and 11 which may intensify into a cyclonic storm or severe cyclonic storm. The fishermen complain of not having received any kind of help by the state government. Earlier, cyclone Hudhud that smashed the coastline of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha and killed at least 25 people, left the panicked survivors struggling for basic necessities like food and water. According to the meteorological department, fishermen should stay away from the sea as strong winds are expected along the coast of Andhra Pradesh. Nov 10, 2014

Navy Chief assures all possible help to family of sailor killed in Torpedo vessel mishap off the Viz

Visakhapatnam, Nov 10 (ANI): India's Navy Chief Admiral Robin Dhowan met the family of the sailor James Jacob, who was killed in the recent ship accident off the Visakhapatnam coast and assured all possible help to the bereaved. A torpedo recovery vessel sank off India's coastal city of Visakhapatnam killing at least one person. Dhowan promised to extend all help to the family of 26-year-old sailor, James Jacob. The vessel was on an exercise to recover practice torpedoes fired by fleet ships, when flooding occurred in one of the compartments, the Navy said in a statement. Nov 10, 2014

Pakistani Christians hold protests, prayers for couple lynched by mob

Karachi/ Islamabad, Nov 10 (ANI): Pakistani Christians recently held protests and prayers for a Christian couple who were beaten to death and their bodies burned for allegedly desecrating a copy of the Koran earlier this week. About two hundred people from the Christian community took to streets of the southern city of Karachi holding banners, placards and holy crosses. In the capital Islamabad, about hundred men and women gathered to express solidarity with the couple. They held placards and sang dirges. Smaller protests were held in other cities and prayers were offered in churches. Blasphemy charges, even when they go to court, are punished by death in Muslim-majority Pakistan. They are hard to fight because the law does not define clearly what is blasphemous. Nov 10, 2014

India postpones day tourism at Wagah border in view of blast on Pakistani side

Amritsar, Nov 10 (ANI): India's Border Security Force postponed the Day Tourism at Wagah border in Punjab which was scheduled to kick off from November 10, after a suicide bomb attack killed scores of people on the Pakistani side last Sunday. At least 60 people were killed and 110 wounded when the explosion ripped through a car park about 500 metres (yards) from Pakistan's border gate just as hundreds of people left the daily performance. The plan for Day tourism was for tourists who reach early at the Wagah border and the security forces were to give them a tour of the area since the main ceremony is held in the evening. The Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of the Border Security Force (BSF), MF Farooqui said that the new activity would need elaborate security for the crowd that was expected to turn up for the day tourism. Nov 10, 2014

Police arrest three accused in Australian woman murder case in Andhra Pradesh

Puttaparthi, Nov 10 (ANI): Police arrested three accused for allegedly killing an Australian woman on the outskirts of pilgrim town Puttaparthi in Andhra Pradesh, said a senior officer. Superintendent of Police, Sriniwas Lu said Toni Anne Ludgate was murdered by the watchman of an apartment where she was staying. Ludgate was murdered by the security guard of her apartment complex with the help of two accomplices on August 28 as the guard was unable to return the rupees 20,000 he owed her. Earlier, police exhumed body of Ludgate, who went missing over two months ago. Nov 10, 2014

Wushu player Yumnam Sanathoi Devi makes India proud

Manipur, Nov 10 (ANI): Yumnam Sanathoi Devi is one among the few Wushu players in the country. A resident of Yairipok Top Chingtha village in Thoubal district of Manipur, she won a bronze medal at the recently concluded Incheon Asian Games. Her next targets are to win gold medals at 2015 World Wushu Championship and Rio 2016 Olympics. Sanathoi took up Wushu, a traditional Chinese martial arts in 2003 under the guidance of Maibam Surbala Devi and later under Moirangthem Ibomcha Meitei. She later availed training by the Sports Authority of India. Hailing from a poor family, Sanathoi had to struggle a lot to reach at this stage. Pursuing her graduation, Sanathoi also helps out her family in making clothes in looms during her leisure time. The success of young sportspersons like Sanathoi Devi is an inspiration for the youth in the region. Nov 10, 2014

10 years on, Arafat's image immortalised in photos

In almost every Palestinian home there is at least one picture of Yasser Arafat and everyone has an anecdote to tell about the day when they met the iconic Palestinian leader. Duration: 01:12 Nov 9, 2014

PM advocates use of Ayurveda at 6th World Ayurveda Congress and Arogya Expo

New Delhi, Nov 09 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi while speaking at 6th World Ayurveda Congress and Arogya Expo, advocated use of Ayurveda and said that there is larger need of awareness in Ayurveda. He said that it is not meant to be limited only to doctors but should be a part of life like for our ancestors. Modi said that Ayurveda needs to come up in the international magazines and should be exposed on a larger scale for its betterment. He also said that unless people related to the field do not appreciate it, others can never take Ayurveda seriously. He also said that like the art of yoga has spread its wings internationally, Ayurveda too can go a long way; the need is that the people in India first start accepting it. Nov 9, 2014

Celebrations fill air at newly elected cabinet ministers' hometowns

Panaji/ Allahabad/ Patna, Nov 09 (ANI): Supporters of newly elected ministers in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government celebrated their induction with crackers and sweets on Sunday. Modi hosted a high tea at his residence ahead of the swearing-in ceremony which was attended by notable party members. Later in the day, new ministers were sworn-in during the ceremony. Speaking to media persons in Panaji city of Goa on Sunday, a supporter of Parrikar, Milind Fernandis, expressed happiness. Meanwhile, in Allahabad city of Uttar Pradesh also, people celebrated the swearing-in of their leader, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, as a minister of state in Modi's government. Supporters of Giriraj Singh in his hometown Patna city of Bihar also rejoiced his induction as minister of state. Nov 9, 2014

Protesters rally over use of plastic bags in West Bengal

Siliguri, Nov 09 (ANI): Hundreds of protesters Siliguri city on Sunday (November 09) took to the streets to protest against the use of plastic bags which are major reason of worry causing pollution and other related environmental hazards. A protester Animesh Bose said that they are protesting to make the people aware of the environmental hazards. West Bengal had announced the ban on the use of plastic bags on May 2007. It was the first state to successfully implement a complete ban on the use of plastic bags. Siliguri was declared a plastic free city by the National Green Tribunal five years back. Nov 9, 2014