High water floods St. Mark's Square in Venice

Tourists wearing plastic boots walk on ramps in a flooded St. Mark's Square in Venice, as the "Acqua Alta" (High Water) hit the coastal Italian city. The high water is a combination of high tides and a strong Scirocco wind. Duration: 00:42 Nov 8, 2014

Burdwan Blast Case: Wife of blast accused sent to police custody

Guwahati, Nov 8 (ANI): A court on Saturday sent Sujina Begum, wife of Burdwan blast accused Shahnur Alom, to 14 days' police custody. Assam Police produced Begum in the court of the chief judicial magistrate. She was reportedly engaged in spreading jihadi ideology among women. According to reports, Sujina Begum, who had received training in jihad at some madrassas in West Bengal, was actively working to spread the Islamist terror network in Assam along with her husband. Nov 8, 2014

Burdwan Blast: Main accused nabbed

Kolkata, Nov 8 (ANI): The West Bengal police on Saturday arrested Bangladeshi operative Sajid, described as "chief of the Burdwan module" by National Investigation Agency (NIA). The NIA had also declared a Rs. 10 lakh award for nabbing Sajid. The accidental blast that took place on October 2, exposed a number of series of terrorist hideouts in the State. Nov 8, 2014

PM Modi to visit Myanmar, Australia and Fiji next week

New Delhi, Nov 8 (ANI): The MEA on Saturday informed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be visiting Myanmar to participate in the 12th ASEAN India Summit on 12th November followed by the 9th East Asia Summit on 13th November. He would also visit Australia and Fiji in the upcoming week. Nov 8, 2014

Was confident of unanimous selection as CM: Laxmikant Parsekar

Panaji, Nov 08 (ANI): The newly elected Chief Minister of Goa, Laxmikant Parsekar said that the news of his selection as the Chief Minister did not come as a surprise to him as he was confident that he would be chosen unanimously as the leader. He further said that he would be having the same vision for Goa as the previous government had. Nov 8, 2014

PM Modi meets LK Advani on his birthday

New Delhi, Nov 09 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday met senior BJP leader LK Advani at his residence on his 87th birthday. PM Modi arrived at Advani’s residence in New Delhi to seek the BJP veteran's blessings after he came back from Varanasi. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan were also present among other BJP leaders. Meanwhile, BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain said that Advani has always been a role model for the party. Advani had served as the BJP President for the longest period since its inception in 1980. Nov 8, 2014

India doubles scholarship to Bhutan students

Thimphu, Nov 09 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said the government had doubled the scholarship amount to Bhutanese students during his two-day visit. Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay and other dignitaries were present at the event where Mukherjee unveiled a school project and a 546-km road project with India’s assistance. Addressing a convention in capital Thimphu, Mukherjee said there was a deep confidence and trust between the two countries and people. Three agreements were signed. One between the Royal University of Bhutan and the National Innovation Centre in India, another between the Royal University of Bhutan and the University of English and Foreign Languages in India and the third between the Royal Civil Service Commission and the Indian Institute of Management (IIM). Nov 8, 2014

Artist couple from Nepal displayed etching, an intricate art form, in India

New Delhi, Nov 08 (ANI): Uma Shankar Shah and Seema Shah, an artist couple from Nepal exhibited their various etchings and oil paintings in Delhi depicting the cultural mix of Nepal and India. Their work reflects the impressions of Indian Mythology, Ramayan and Buddhism which comes out so well that it becomes difficult to distinguish between the two cultures. While Seema Shah comes from the ancient Indian city of Varanasi, Umashankar Shah is from the plains of Mahottari in Nepal. The artwork of both artists is well appreciated by the visitors. The artist couple from Nepal is looking for better exposure and appreciation in India. The exhibition titled 'Sacred Spaces' will continue at Shridharani Gallery at Triveni Kala Sangam till November 14. Nov 8, 2014

Laxmikant Parsekar sworn in as Goa Chief Minister

Panaji, Nov 09 (ANI): Former Goa Health Minister Laxmikant Parsekar has been sworn in as the state's next Chief Minister after Manohar Parrikar. Parsekar took oath as the chief minister of the state and pledged to work for the welfare of the state and abide by the norms and duties ensued on him. He was administered oath by state Governor Mridula Sinha at Raj Bhawan in Panaji. Parsekar was earlier chosen unanimously as the chief ministerial candidate after a legislature party meeting. Manohar Parrikar, who is expected to become the next Defence Minister of the country, earlier resigned as Goa Chief Minister. With Parrikar's resignation, the entire state cabinet comprising 12 ministers was dissolved and the fresh cabinet also took oath along with the new chief minister. Nov 8, 2014

President Mukherjee inaugurates Jigme Wangchuck Hydro Power Training Institute in Bhutan

Thimpu, Nov 08 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday inaugurated Jigme Wangchuck Hydro Power Training Institute in thimpu city of Bhutan. He said that India's relationship with Bhutan is an "exemplary" one that takes care of each other's concerns and vital interests. Mukherjee also called upon both nations to earnestly take up their role within SAARC for advancement of the region and for global peace. Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay, along with his Cabinet colleagues, was present during the function. Four more projects have been taken up now as joint ventures between public sector undertakings of India and Bhutan, the foundation stone of the first such project being laid by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi when he visited Bhutan in June. Nov 8, 2014