'World is united' in fighting IS: Obama

US President Barack Obama says that air strikes the United States and its Arab allies unleashed against the Islamic State group in Syria send a clear message that the world is united in confronting the jihadists. Duration: 01:05 Sep 24, 2014

Nine dead in Assam floods, over 1200 moved to safer places

Goalpara, Sep 24 (ANI): The flood situation in Assam has remained unchanged for the third consecutive day on Wednesday, with nine bodies being recovered so far from the Goalpara district. The army has been deployed for the rescue and relief operations in addition to squads from the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF). Goalpara Deputy Commissioner said that over one thousand people have been rescued so far and just a few people are now left to be rescued in the district. Around 1,200 marooned people have been shifted to safer places in the Kamrup district, while the rescue operations are on in Kamrup and Morigaon districts. At least 415 villages in 12 districts are reeling under the fury of floods. The continuous downpour since Saturday has also flooded the main roads and various other parts of Guwahati, leading to the closure of schools and colleges. Sep 24, 2014

Japan's bullet train hits half century

Fifty years ago, the first bullet train pulled out of Tokyo station and hurtled across the countryside, heralding Japan's arrival as a modern economic powerhouse with a transport system soon to become the envy of the world. Duration: 01:59 Sep 24, 2014

Politicos applaud the success of ISRO's Mars Mission

New Delhi, Sep 24 (ANI): Politicos on Wednesday applauded the success of ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission which entered the orbit of Mars early in the morning. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that it was a historic achievement for the country as India is the first nation to achieve success in its maiden attempt. Congress leader Digvijay Singh, congratulating the scientist on their success, said that it was a proud moment for everyone. SP leader Naresh Agarwal said that a golden page has been added in the history of the country. Sep 24, 2014

Former PM congratulates nation on success of 'Mars Mission'

New Delhi, Sep 24 (ANI): Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on Wednesday congratulated the entire nation on the success of India's maiden 'Mars Mission'. Singh said that the success has marked culmination of hard work and tribute to the abilities of our scientists. Singh also said that he was humbled by being the government who initiated the project which has culminated successfully. He also congratulated every individual who was involved in the project. Sep 24, 2014

Congress weakened after Sharad Pawar left the party: Majid Memon

New Delhi, Sep 24 (ANI): NCP leader Majid Memon on Wednesday said that the Congress party has realized that it has weakened after NCP Chief Sharad Pawar left the party and hence some senior Congress leaders has earlier asked him to join Congress again. Commenting on the NCP-Congress alliance, Memon said that if Congress does not take any decision soon, then NCP will fight the Maharashtra elections alone and eventually everyone will get to know who leads in Maharashtra. He added that it will be sad if the alliance breaks because of Congress' stubbornness. Sep 24, 2014

ISRO Scientists celebrate success of 'Mars Mission'

Bangalore, Sep 24 (ANI): ISRO scientists on Wednesday celebrated the victory of India's 'Mars Mission' which was successfully launched in the orbit of red planet of Mars. The scientists expressed their overwhelming joy at the success which came after 300 days of hard work, perseverance and patience. Some of them said that the chances of failure were more than success so it was a risk at the international level but its success proved the mettle of India's technology. Some of the scientists also said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech was quite inspirational and encouraged all scientists to work hard and achieve more. Sep 24, 2014

Scientists feel proud on success of Mars Mission

New Delhi/ Ahmedabad/ Jaipur/ Patna, Sep 24 (ANI): Indian scientists felt extremely proud on Wednesday after Mars Mission was successfully launched in the orbit of Mars. All the scientists said that the mission was extremely important to India as our country becomes the first to be successful in Mars Mission's maiden attempt. The scientists also felt that this success will open new fields for improvement and advancement in science and technology. India's Mission Mars was successfully launched in the orbit of Mars in early hours of Wednesday. Sep 24, 2014

PM Modi congratulates scientists for success, urges nation to celebrate

Bangalore, Sep 24 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday congratulated the scientists for the success of the Mars Mission. Modi said that ISRO has joined an elite group of science research agencies who have been successful in the mission of reaching Mars and added that India is the only nation to be successfully in its maiden attempt. He lauded the scientists for creating this success for India in a budget even less than that of some Hollywood movies. Modi then urged the countrymen to celebrate this grand victory which has created history for India in the world. He also said that when India wins one cricket match, the entire country celebrates so this victory of the scientists is many times greater than the success of cricket. Sep 24, 2014

'MOM' meets Mars, History has been created: PM Modi

Bangalore, Sep 24 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday congratulated the ISRO scientists on the success of Mars Mission which makes India the first country in the world to be successful in its maiden mission. Modi said that Mars Orbiter Mission abbreviated as MOM has met 'Mangal' and India has created history in the process. Modi congratulated all the scientists at ISRO and also those who have contributed in every way to make this mission a success. He also said that it is a great achievement which Mars Orbiter has made by travelling for more than 650 million kilometers and added that India has gone beyond the imagination of human enterprise and evaluation. Sep 24, 2014