India, Bangladesh sign agreements on security and border issues

New Delhi, Feb 19 (ANI): Home Ministry officials of India and Bangladesh signed agreements on security and border management related issues in New Delhi on Thursday. During the secretary-level talks between the two nations, Bangladesh's senior secretary in Home Ministry, Mozammel Haque Khan, and India's Home Secretary, LC Goyal, held discussions on cross-border issues concerning the two neighbouring nations. Both the countries agreed to enhance cooperation in border management, increase joint patrolling to reduce crimes and smuggling and also tight vigil on the border in unguarded areas, particularly borders facing northeastern states of Tripura and Mizoram. They also agreed to act against the criminals engaged in human trafficking from Bangladesh to India and other countries. Feb 19, 2015

Paramilitary force organises skill development programme in Jharkhand

Latehar, Feb 19 (ANI): India’s paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) is organizing a skill development programme for the youth in Maoist affected state of Jharkhand. The programme, Seventh Tribal Youth Summit, spans three phases and the participants for the first phase have been selected. The selected participants will be taken to Guwahati for seven days where they will interact with the tribal youths from other regions. The programme, which has been organized in collaboration with sports ministry of government of India, will help youngsters take development initiatives in their home state. Meanwhile, a participant, Chinta Kumari, expressed her happiness about the tour. The programme is also being organized in other naxal affected areas of Jharkhand. The Maoists, also known as Naxals in India, have operated for decades across a wide swath of central and eastern India, and grew in strength during recent times. Feb 19, 2015

Australia braces for double cyclone

ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION Two cyclones bearing down on northeastern Australia dramatically intensified on Thursday as emergency officials warned residents to take shelter on higher ground Feb 19, 2015

Israeli Defence minister visits Aero India to boost arms sales

Bengaluru, Feb 19 (ANI): Israel's Defence Minister Moshe Ya'alon arrived in India on Wednesday (February 18) to help sell his country's arms industry to the world's largest Defence importer and promote deepening military ties between the two nations. Moshe Ya'alon said India was vital to his country's defence industry. A representative of Israel-based company-Al Cielo-that offers navigation and control inertial sensors, Yodarel, said that Israel based products were ITAR-free. Meanwhile, a representative of Elmo Motion Control company, Hai-Mon-Haith, said that his firm had some projects lined up and hoped to tap the potential of India's expanding market. Feb 19, 2015

Rally in Seattle over police shooting

ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION Protests over the fatal police shooting of an unarmed Mexican immigrant in southeastern Washington spread to the state's largest city, Seattle, on Wednesday ( Feb 19, 2015

Rally in Seattle over police shooting

ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION Protests over the fatal police shooting of an unarmed Mexican immigrant in southeastern Washington spread to the state's largest city, Seattle, on Wednesday ( Feb 19, 2015

SC reserves judgement on Teesta Setalvad bail, continues interim relief grant

New Delhi, Feb 19 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its judgement on Social activist Teesta Setalvad regarding the grant of anticipatory bail to her. Lawyer Prashant Bhushan said that the Court continued interim relief grant to Setalvad and her husband, the applicants for bail. He also said that the SC made it clear to Gujarat government that it was not a case where there is a need of custodial interrogation or arrest. Feb 19, 2015