India loses Davis Cup World Group playoff to Serbia

Bangalore, Sep 15 (ANI): India missed its chance to return to the World Group as tennis player Yuki Bhambri lost 2-3 to Serbia's Filip Krajinovic in reverse singles in Davis Cup on Monday. The match was halted due to rain on Sunday night (September 14) and Krajinovic was leading 6-3 6-4. It continued on Monday morning and the Serbian took just about an hour to beat Bhambri 6-3, 6-4, 6-4. Bhambri, ranked 153, made as many as 64 unforced errors while Krajinovic, ranked 107, made 38. The Indian said that though he was clear what he had to do, he wasn't able to execute it. Krajinovic, who was playing his first major Davis Cup, commended his opponent for tough competition. Sep 15, 2014

Abdul Basit says Hafiz Saeed is Pak national and free to roam, faces flak

New Delhi, Sep 15 (ANI): Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit had to face flak on Monday after his remarks on Hafiz Saeed. Abdul Basit said that he is a Pakistani national and is free to go anywhere he wants to. Salmming Basit for his remark, BJP leader Sambit Patra said that Hafiz Saeed is the mastermind of 26/11 and has killed many people. He further said that BJP has made it clear to Pakistan that talks and terror cannot go hand in hand. CPI leader D Raja said that Government of India should ask Pakistan government to not to allow its soil to be used by terrorists. NCP leader DP Tripathi condemning Abdul Basit's statement said that Hafiz Saeed is a terrorist and Basit's statement shows that Pakistan supports terror. to roam freely. Sep 15, 2014

Chinese President Xi Jinping to visit India on September 17: MEA

New Delhi, Sep 15(ANI): Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Syed Akabaruddin on Monday said that Chinese President Xi Jinping will visit India from September 17 to September 19. A high power delegation will accompany the Chinese President. Talking to mediapersons he said that during Chinese President's visit it is expected that all substantive issues of China-India bearing will be discussed. He added that the visit would open many opportunities of bilateral cooperation between the two countries. Sep 15, 2014

France, Iraq urge quick action against IS at Paris conference

The leaders of France and Iraq urged swift action against Islamic State militants, with President Francois Hollande warning there was "no time to lose" as he opened an international conference to shore up an anti-jihadist coalition. Duration: 00:34 Sep 15, 2014

Ukrainians in frontline village hide in basement

Ukrainians living in a town on the front line have no water or electricity and little hope, as despite it being one week since Kiev and pro-Russian rebels agreed a ceasefire the fighting goes on, forcing them to hide in the basement. Duration: 02:03 Sep 15, 2014

Jolie spotted onboard Navy ship during Malta honeymoon

New Delhi, Sept 15 (ANI): Angelina Jolie was recently spotted on her Malta honeymoon for first time onboard Navy ship. The 'Maleficent' star visited a Maltese Navy ship without hubby Brad Pitt, a leading daily reported. The Academy Award winner was seen in a baggy black top and skirt, and the actress seemed comfortable as she walked past a line of salutes. Jolie and Pitt are also shooting their new film 'By the Sea' in Malta. Sep 15, 2014

China protesting against MGNREGA irrigation canal in Demchok: SS Gill

Leh, Sep 15 (ANI): Leh District Magistrate Simrandeep Singh Gill said on Monday that from over a week China has been protesting against the MGNREGA irrigation canal being constructed in Demchok. Gill said that Chinese civilians have come forward this time to oppose us and are showing us banner. He added that our army is facing off Chinese army, and our civilians are facing off Chinese civilians. Sep 15, 2014

Freedom movement intensifies in Azad Kashmir

Muzaffarabad, Sept 15: The sounds of freedom are echoing high in Azad Kashmir to the demand for an end to colonial rule imposed by Pakistan. Facing acute power shortage, unemployment, poverty and hunger, the people of Azad Kashmir have now decided to launch a decisive war against Pakistan. A protest rally, also attended by women in large numbers, was recently held in Muzaffarabad to decry the atrocities committed by the Pakistani Army. Rampant corruption among Pakistani officials posted in Azad Kashmir has made the region a living hell. A similar protest held in Kotli city was largely attended by the youth. Living like slaves in their own territory, they are demanding `Azadi’ from Pakistani oppression and have opposed the hoisting of Pakistan’s national flag in Azad Kashmir. Sep 15, 2014

Park Street Rape Victim denied entry into Kolkata restaurant for being a 'rape victim', files FIR

Kolkata, Sep 15 (ANI): In a shameful act by a restaurant authority in Kolkata, Park street rape victim was denied from entering the place for being a victim of the heinous crime. The victim went to the restaurant Saturday night with her fiancé where she was 'insulted' and denied entry in front of people present there. She later filed an FIR following which the police assured her of necessary actions and adequate security if required. The 40-year-old woman was allegedly denied entry by the management of Ginger, a restaurant-cum-bar in south Kolkata's Kalighat area. Suzette Jordan, who was gang-raped in a moving car in 2012, has categorically chosen that her name be revealed and she be not named as a 'rape victim'. Sep 15, 2014