Science expo in Panaji displays country's military, technological might

Panaji, Feb 07 (ANI): A science expo in Goa is drawing huge audiences with displays from various Indian scientific and military organisations, aiming not only to attract investors and buyers, but also to educate students. The Fourth Bharatiya Vigyan Sammelan and Expo, an initiative of the Goa government, Goa University and the largest people's science campaign in India, Vijnana Bharti, aims at bringing people together who have had achievements in the field of science and technology and disseminate their achievements to the masses. The theme for this year is 'Innovation in science and technology in service of mankind'. The Expo will see workshops and seminars on various topics along with exhibitions of various technologies under one roof. Goa governor, Mridula Sinha, who inaugurated the event, said the Expo was a display of India's technological might to the world. Feb 7, 2015

Kerala hosts first edition of World Ocean Science Congress, focuses on threats to coastal life

Kochi, Feb 07 (ANI): The first edition of World Ocean Science Congress (WOSC) is being held in Kerala with an aim to discuss ways and means to use ocean resources without disrupting the environment. The event, which will also be attended by oceanographers and environmentalists, will address issues like "Protect Oceans for Posterity" and "Blue Economy". The first edition of the event, taking place at Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium in Kochi, was inaugurated by Governor of Kerala, P Sathasivam, who while addressing the gathering of experts, expressed concern over the increasing commercialisation of oceans. Meanwhile, Director of National Institute of Oceanography, Goa, Dr Syed Wajih Ahmad Naqvi, said oceans were already responding to climate change, but their management, particularly of Indian Ocean is challenging. Feb 7, 2015

Strauss-Kahn unaware of prostitutes says co-defendant

An explosive pimping trial in northern France zoned in on its most high-profile protagonist Dominique Strauss-Kahn, with a local businessman saying the former IMF chief was unaware their orgies involved prostitutes. Duration: 01:07 Feb 7, 2015

Chad forces moving on Boko Haram positions

Rare footage from the border between Cameroon and Nigeria shows Chadian forces on the move towards positions in Nigeria occupied by Islamist group Boko Haram. Duration: 00:40 Feb 7, 2015

Malaysia, Indonesia to seek resolution of sea disputes

The leaders of Malaysia and Indonesia pledge renewed efforts to resolve stubborn disputes over maritime borders that have long nagged at one of Southeast Asia's most important bilateral relationships. Duration: 00:32 Feb 7, 2015

Floods in Peru leave 15 dead

Drivers in northern Peru caught up in a mudslide run for shelter, after the region was gripped by torrential rain and flooding this week. At least 15 people have died. In addition to the destruction Feb 7, 2015