Protesters in Kashmir burn Pakistan's flag for violating ceasefire

Kathua, Oct 07 (ANI): Angry protesters burnt Pakistan's flag in Jammu and Kashmir to show resentment against ceasefire violation, which killed five civilians and wounded at least 25 on Tuesday. Pakistani forces shelled the village of Arnia about three km (two miles) from the border in the early hours of Monday, killing five and wounding at least two dozen civilians. Meanwhile, a protester in Kathua district, Karan Kumar, said people are living in constant fear due to incessant firing. Meanwhile, another protester, Kuldeep Kumar, called for peace at the border. The attacks coincided with the Eid al-Adha festival, celebrated by Muslims in both countries. Oct 7, 2014

EC sends notice to Gadkari for alleged violation of model code of conduct

New Delhi, Oct 07 (ANI): The Election Commission has sent a show cause notice to Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari for an alleged violation of the Model Code of Conduct committed in Maharashtra's Latur District recently. In a statement, the Election Commission said, Gadkari while addressing a public meeting in Latur District on Monday, had allegedly induced voters to accept bribes if offered by someone. The Election Commission said that as per the complaint received from the district election officer of Latur, it found Gadkari's statement to be amounting to abetting and promoting bribery, and deemed it to be violative of the Model Code of Conduct that is in place for the state assembly elections to be held in Maharashtra and Haryana on October 15. Oct 7, 2014

DA case TN sports fraternity organise attention seeking signature campaign

Chennai, Oct 7 (ANI): To show their solidarity to AIADMK Chief Jayalalithaa, the Sports Fraternities from Tamil Nadu has today organized an attention seeking signature campaign at the J.J. Stadium in Kilpauk. Many eminent sports personalities from various stream lines including Appoorva Muralinath and Prasanna Venkatesh Sivakumar- the International Basket ball players are participating in this signature campaign. The Karnataka High Court will today hear AIADMK supremo J. Jayalalithaa's plea for immediate bail and suspension of her four-year jail sentence in connection with an 18-year-old disproportionate assets case. Oct 7, 2014

Skill development programmes help to generate employment for Kashmiri youth

Kathua, Oct 7 (ANI): Unemployed Kashmiri youth are being imparted with various technical trainings in a bid to explore their livelihood opportunities. 12 skill development programmes are running with as many as 100 unemployed youths being part of it. Project Officer, District Urban Development Agency, Zaffar Abbaz said that training to youths is being given by professionals in technical courses like welding, electronics, cutting tailoring, fashion designing and on computers, for a period of six months to one year. These training programmes are of free of cost and not just boys but even girls' participation was seen in large numbers. The youths who had completed six months training were also given multi-purpose tool kits and even a diploma. They can also start their own business and can also get financial aid from financial institutes. Oct 7, 2014

African Union forces take Somali key port from Shebab

Somali military commanders celebrated the capture of the last major port held by Islamist Shebab insurgents as the government secured control of the town for the first time in over two decades. Duration: 01:06 Oct 7, 2014

Battle rages in key Syrian town under jihadist attack

Kurdish militia in Kobane came under renewed assault by the Islamic State group on Monday, as 20 jihadists were reported killed after entering the key Syrian town for the first time. Duration: 00:45 Oct 7, 2014

Germans teach Kurds to handle new guns for IS fight

On a dusty firing range outside the Iraqi Kurdish capital of Arbil, peshmerga fighters are trained to handle new weapons provided by Berlin for the fightback against jihadists from the Islamic State group. Duration: 00:55 Oct 7, 2014

Typhoon Phanfone slams into Japan

Strong typhoon Phanfone slams into Japan, packing gusting winds and huge waves and bringing travel chaos to a nation accustomed to dealing with nature's fury. Duration: 00:33 Oct 7, 2014