At least 22 school children injured in bus accident in Jaipur

Jaipur, Oct 13 (ANI): At least 22 school children were injured when a bus carrying them turned turtle in Jaipur, said a senior police officer. The accident happened when the bus carrying 57 children for a picnic on the outskirts of city of Jaipur tumbled. No causalities have been reported till now but condition of three children is critical. Deputy Superintendent of Police, Karan Singh, said the cause of accident was under investigation. The children were admitted to nearby hospital. The children belonged to Maharshi Gautam Vidyapeeth school. Oct 13, 2014

Model hospitals being constructed to boost rural healthcare in Assam

Jorhat, Oct 13 (ANI): The Saraibahi area, which falls under the jurisdiction of the Titabor sub-division of Assam's Jorhat District, comprises nearly 25 villages with a total population of over 40000. Most of these villages have to depend on a few dispensaries for their basic healthcare needs. However, the construction of a new model hospital under the National Rural Health Mission has come as a big relief, as people do not have to go to big towns anymore to avail better treatment. The basic objective of constructing such model hospitals in the state is to provide quality healthcare facilities to people residing in the remote areas. The Government of Assam is trying to provide better healthcare facilities to people residing in rural and interior areas by establishing model hospitals. It has decided to construct 55 new model hospitals under the National Rural Health Mission. Around 35 hospitals have already started functioning. There are 4 model hospital in Jorhat one is already completed and 3 more are still under construction. These hospitals with a capacity of 30 beds will be equipped with all the modern amenities as per the Indian Public Health Standard. Oct 13, 2014

Kerry calls for new Middle East peace talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry Sunday called for a resumption of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, saying both sides had to be helped to make "tough choices" for lasting stability. Duration 00:38 Oct 12, 2014

Morales set for landslide victory in Bolivia vote

Bolivia's indigenous President Evo Morales was widely expected to win a third term in power in elections Sunday, along with a legislative majority that would permit him to push through his leftist reforms. Duration: 00:52 Oct 12, 2014

Bodies pile up in Ukraine morgue despite ceasefire deal

Hundreds of people have died since the signing of a ceasefire deal between Ukraine and Russian-backed rebels in the east of the country. At the morgue of Kalinin Hospital in Donetsk, bodies are piling up. Duration: 01:13 Oct 12, 2014

Velocity of Cyclone Hudhud has come down to 90 100 kmph, 3 casualties reported: Ajit Seth

New Delhi, Oct 12 (ANI): After heading meeting with National Crisis Management Committee on Sunday, Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth said that the velocity of Cyclone Hudhud has come down to 90-100 kmph. He said that the casualty reported is three and has not increased till now. He said that there has been physical damage of mobile communication, electricity lines and roads for whose construction and relief, central government will provide with all possible help. He also said that as far as Andhra Pradesh is concerned, quick assessment will be done and restoration process will start after that. Seth also advised eastern states to taken precautionary measures as the cyclone is possible to show affects their too. Oct 12, 2014

Politicos rest hope on preparedness as cyclone Hudhud hits southern coast

New Delhi, Oct 12 (ANI): Politicos on Sunday rested hope on the preparedness after severe cyclone Hudhud hit the coast of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that there should be a proper structure made to protect people from natural disaster. Health minister Dr Harsh Vardhan said that the central government is capable of handling any situation. Leaders from other political parties said that the centre and state government should be in constant contact and take steps to prevent any kind of damage from the cyclone. Oct 12, 2014

Kurds bury Kobane fighters as others protest in Europe

Funerals were held on Saturday for fighters killed in the Syrian battleground city of Kobane. The deceased were buried on the Turkish side of the border because of insecurity for the funeral and burial. Duration: 01:22 Oct 12, 2014