PM will bolster ties and move ahead with south Asian nations: MEA

Kathmandu, Nov 27 (ANI): MEA Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said that India would enhance its bond with South Asian nations and move together with its neighbours in a bid to boost trade while integrating energy grids and easy access via road and railway links. He said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has emphasized that India will move with those who are ready. He added that Prime Minister also held talks with his Bangladesh's counterpart Sheikh Hasina on tackling militancy in the region. Nov 27, 2014

Flood damaged foot-over Bridge in Kashmir remains a hazard for villagers

Rajouri, Nov 27 (ANI): A foot-over Bridge damaged in the floods that devastated the state of Jammu and Kashmir in September this year remains unrepaired, forcing villagers to cross the river flowing below at immense peril to their lives. Hundreds of people were killed and thousands of villages were devastated by the worst flooding in decades in the Kashmir valley. People risk their lives crossing the bridge by holding on to the steel ropes of the destroyed bridge. The villagers said that more than three months on, the bridge has not been repaired. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had announced 5.7 billion rupees in assistance for housing and 1.8 billion rupees to fix six major hospitals in the state that are in poor condition and need immediate federal support. Meanwhile, Sub-District Magistrate, Sukh Pal Singh, said that the bridge has sustained heavy damages. Nov 27, 2014

Obesity-Related Cancers on Rise: WHO Report

A study conducted by The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the specialised cancer agency of WHO located at Lyon in France, has amassed solid evidence to label obesity as a major risk factor for cancer as the half a million new cases of the deadly disease (481,000) reported in 2012 was caused by a high body mass index (BMI). Nov 27, 2014

Egypt reopens Gaza crossing for first time in month

Egypt reopened the Rafah border crossing with Gaza on Wednesday for the first time since its closure in late October after a bombing in the Sinai Peninsula, officials said. Duration: 00:59 Nov 27, 2014

Syria air strikes on IS group stronghold kill 95 people

A video posted on a YouTube channel close to the Islamic State organization on November 25 shows rescuers coming to the aid of the victims of an explosion in Raqa. AFP has verified the location through inscriptions on vehicles. Duration: 00:51 Nov 27, 2014

Ukraine's elderly struggle to get their pension

The ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine is preventing elderly Ukrainians from accessing their pensions because they can only access their money by registering in government-controlled territories. Duration: 01:01 Nov 27, 2014