Syrian 'phone film festival' honours wars reporters

A three-day “phone film festival" organized by Syrian filmmakers and activists is trying to honor the memory of individuals who risked their lives to document the country’s war often at great personal peril. Duration: 00:49 Oct 24, 2014

Syrian refugees struggle to settle in France

Years of bloody fighting in Syria have forced over two million people to flee, mostly to neighbouring countries. But thousands of asylum seekers have travelled to France, where they struggle to deal with the life that awaits them. Duration: 02:10 Oct 24, 2014

Ram Jethmalani pens advise to Arun Jaitley on black money case

Mumbai, Oct 24 (ANI): Senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani said on Friday that he has given his piece of advice on the black money case to the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley through a scathing letter. Accusing Jaitley of not doing enough in the black money case the senior lawyer said that Jaitley's conduct shows that he too, like many others, does not want the truth to come out. Jethmalani had earlier refuted the application filed by the government with the Supreme Court, which stated that details of people having bank accounts abroad cannot be revealed. Oct 24, 2014

Fierce gunbattle in Kashmir between security forces and militants

Handwara/Lolab, Oct 24 (ANI): Indian security forces indulged in a fierce gunbattle with militants in Handwara area of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday evening. The operation is still on and further details are awaited. Meanwhile, a joint team of police and army recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunitions in Lolab of Kupwara district in north Kashmir. A police official said that acting on a tip off information a joint search operation was launched with 28-RR (Rashtriya Rifles) in the forest area of Watnar, Anderbugh, Lolab. Oct 24, 2014

SIMI suspects sent to judicial remand on the basis of evidence: Mahender Reddy

Hyderabad, Oct 24 (ANI): Hyderabad Police Commissioner Mahender Reddy on Friday said that the SIMI suspects have been send to judicial remand on the basis of evidence. He added that based on evidence further actions will be taken. Telagnana Police had arrested the two terror suspects from Mumbai while on their way to Afghanistan for terror training. The arrest was made at the Secunderabad railway station on Thursday morning. Oct 24, 2014

Vietnam PM to visit India on Oct 27th Part - 2

New Delhi, Oct 24 (ANI): Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung will make a state visit to India on October 27 and 28. Speaking of the close relations between New Delhi and Hanoi, Syed Akbaruddin also spoke of the parabolic growth in trade between the two nations. Speaking of Prime Minister Dung's itinerary during his visit to India, Akbaruddin confirmed that the Communist Party of Vietnam leader will hold bilateral talks during his stay. Prime Minister Dung's visit to India comes after President Pranab Mukherjee travelled to Vietnam last month and Sushma Swaraj made a three-day tour of Hanoi in August this year. Oct 24, 2014

Vietnam PM to visit India on Oct 27th Part - 1

New Delhi, Oct 24 (ANI): Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung will make a state visit to India on October 27 and 28. Speaking of the close relations between New Delhi and Hanoi, Syed Akbaruddin also spoke of the parabolic growth in trade between the two nations. Speaking of Prime Minister Dung's itinerary during his visit to India, Akbaruddin confirmed that the Communist Party of Vietnam leader will hold bilateral talks during his stay. Prime Minister Dung's visit to India comes after President Pranab Mukherjee travelled to Vietnam last month and Sushma Swaraj made a three-day tour of Hanoi in August this year. Oct 24, 2014

Pollution level increases in India post Diwali

Mumbai/Nagpur/Raipur /New Delhi, Oct 24 (ANI): The level of pollutants in the air shot up significantly due to excessive use of fireworks as people across India celebrated Diwali, the festival of lights, on Thursday. Bursting of firecrackers added to the air, noise and garbage pollution even as massive awareness drives advocating a noiseless and pollution free festival were conducted in different parts of the country by activists, police and civic administration. Accusing people of not remembering Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Clean India Mission', a cleaner in Nagpur city in Maharashtra, Sarita Yadav, said people should act more responsibly by cleaning off the remnants after bursting the crackers. Oct 24, 2014

Police recover bodies of British couple in hotel in Agra

Agra, Oct 23 (ANI): Police on October 21 recovered the dead bodies of a British couple from a hotel room in Agra. Police suspected it to be a case of drug overdose as several bottles of cough syrups, strips of sleeping pills and anti-depressants were found lying next to the bodies on the bed.The police said that James Oliver Gaskell (28) and Alexandra Nichola Louise Gaskell (24) are residents of United Kingdom. Hotel manager, Jagdish Gupta, said the couple had arrived in the hotel a day before they were found dead. The investigation into the matter is on and the British Commission has also been informed. Oct 24, 2014

Resolutions passed by any Parliament are internalization processes: MEA on Pak's anti-India resoluti

New Delhi, Oct 24 (ANI): Commenting on the Pakistan’s anti –India resolution, MEA spokesperson said that resolutions passed by any parliament are their internalization processes and it is for that country to take a view on. Pakistan's parliament has passed a resolution against the "unprovoked and indiscriminate" ceasefire violations by India and asked the government to seek UN intervention to resolve the Kashmir issue. Oct 24, 2014

Pollution level increases in India post Diwali

Mumbai/Nagpur/Raipur /New Delhi, Oct 24 (ANI): The level of pollutants in the air shot up significantly due to excessive use of fireworks as people across India celebrated Diwali, the festival of lights, on Thursday. Bursting of firecrackers added to the air, noise and garbage pollution even as massive awareness drives advocating a noiseless and pollution free festival were conducted in different parts of the country by activists, police and civic administration. Accusing people of not remembering Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Clean India Mission’, a cleaner in Nagpur city in Maharashtra, Sarita Yadav, said people should act more responsibly by cleaning off the remnants after bursting the crackers. Oct 24, 2014

NIA Chief visits blast site in Burdwan

Burdwan / New Delhi, Oct 24 (ANI): The Director General (DG) of National Investigation Agency (NIA), Sharad Kumar, on Friday (October 24) visited blast sites in Burdwan to monitor the probe. The explosions in Burdwan district in West Bengal on October 02 had left two suspected militants dead, while the city court has sent three accused in police custody till October 22. Later, two women were also arrested in connection with the blast on October 05. The involvement of militant outfits like Lashkar-e-Toiba and Harkat-ul Jihad al-Islami (Bangladesh-based) are being suspected in the case as a large number of watch dials, SIM cards, and other tools required to make improvised explosive devices were found in the house. Oct 24, 2014