Ceasefire Violation: Jawans replying to Pak, Modi doesn't need to, says Rajnath

New Delhi, Oct 09 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is monitoring border situation very closely and assured that the government will not let the nation down. Talking to mediapersons in New Delhi, he said that the BSF is giving befitting reply to Pakistan's ceasefire violation. Modi does not need to reply to the events that are taking place on the International Border and LoC, Army is giving reply. Intermittent firing exchanges between the Border Security Force and Pakistan Rangers are still going on at some places on the border Oct 9, 2014

Suspected militant guide arrested in Kashmir

Poonch, Oct 09 (ANI): Police apprehended a suspected militant guide who acted as an over ground worker (OGW)on the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. The man arrested has been identified as Wali Mohammed, a 65-year-old resident of Qasba village on the Indian side of the LoC. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Poonch District, Shamsheer Hussain said that the police will only be able to ascertain the associations of Mohammed after thorough interrogation. Mohammed is said to have crossed over the LoC in 2012 and then again he crossed over to the Indian side to return to his native Qasba village. Hussain added that OGWs living close to the LoC posed a great threat. Oct 9, 2014

Special camps being arranged for people fleeing the border villages of Kashmir

Samba, Jammu, Oct 09 (ANI): Security forces in Jammu and Kashmir have taken swift action to arrange special camps for the people fleeing the border areas as fighting intensified between India and Pakistan in the disputed Himalayan region, wounding a dozen along a more than 200-km stretch of border. According to Inspector General of paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF), Jammu Frontier, Rakesh Kumar, security has been beefed up in the border areas and infiltration routes. Oct 9, 2014

Bhutan King and Queen visit holy Buddhist shrine in Varanasi

Varanasi, Oct 09 (ANI): Bhutan King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and his wife Jetsun Pema recently visited the holy Buddhist site in temple town of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. Wangchuck and his wife Pema planted a Bodhi sapling in the Sarnath temple of Varanasi and subsequently held prayers along with the Buddhist monks. A group of delegates from Bhutan also accompanied the royal couple. Another Buddhist monk, Bante Shivali said that people from across the world visit Sarnath which is spiritually significant. Lord Buddha had gone from Bodh Gaya to Sarnath about five weeks after his enlightenment. Oct 9, 2014

India's UNICEF Ambassador Aamir Khan raises concerns about malnutrition in Nepal

Kapilvastu, Oct 09 (ANI): India's UNICEF ambassador and versatile Bollywood actor, Aamir Khan, raised concerns on the issue of malnutrition in Nepal as he met health workers and discussed their grievances on his three-day visit to the Himalayan nation. Khan said that UNICEF was keen that he should expand his responsibility not just as a national ambassador, but for the entire region of south Asia. During his stay, Khan visited various villages in Kapilvastu district to check the functioning of health facility centres and initiated awareness on the issue. Among the villages in the Kapilvastu district, he spent an hour in Pakadi village health centre and observed how the health workers screen children with malnutrition under factors of height, weight and other measurements. Meanwhile, he also visited Simrauli village where he met mothers and female community health volunteers (FCHV) and interacted with them. Oct 9, 2014

Chinese lights dominate Indian market ahead of festival of lights

Kanpur, Oct 09 (ANI): As customers preferred Chinese items ahead of Diwali, shopkeepers in Uttar Pradesh urged government to start making policies for 'Make in India' initiative to compete in the market. Traders in Kanpur said that to compete with demand for cheap Chinese lamps and lights, the government should formulate policies. A shopkeeper, Hanumanth Dikshit, who has been selling Chinese lights since 15 years now said Chinese products have a strong hold over the market. Another shopkeeper, Atul Tiwari, said if the products, sold by Chinese, could be made in India with better quality, they would have more demand. Oct 9, 2014

Damaged by government, UK Liberal Democrats remain upbeat

Battered by four years in Britain's coalition government, the Liberal Democrats set out the dividing lines with their Conservative partners ahead of next year's election while leaving open the door to once again play kingmaker. Duration: 00:51 Oct 9, 2014

Sierra Leone Ebola inhumation crews end 24-hour strike

The volunteer teams in charge of burying the bodies of Ebola victims in Sierra Leone went on a 24-hour strike Tuesday complaining their weekly risk allowance was not being paid on time. They are now back to work. Duration: 00:54 Oct 9, 2014