British cancer-stricken boy has chance of recovery

Cancer-striken boy Ashya King, whose case grabbed headlines after his parents removed him from a British hospital, was undergoing scans in Prague Tuesday as Czech doctors said he could have a 70 percent chance of survival. Duration: 00:47 Sep 9, 2014

Pakistan's Khan in 'battle of nerves' with PM Sharif

Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan says he's engaged in a "battle of nerves" with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif whom he is seeking to oust even as crowds dwindle almost a month into his sit-in outside parliament. Duration: 01:23 Sep 9, 2014

Greenhouse gas levels hit new high, says UN

Surging levels of carbon dioxide sent greenhouse gases in the atmosphere to a new record in 2013, while oceans, which absorb the emissions, have become more acidic than ever, the UN said on Tuesday. Duration: 00:52 Sep 9, 2014

Earth Sciences Minister makes mandatory for scientists to teach in schools

New Delhi, Sep 09 (ANI): Earth Sciences Minister, Jitendra Singh, on Tuesday, said that over 5,000 highly accomplished scientists, working with various departments under Science and Technology Ministry would devote time to impart education to students of various schools and colleges in the country. Addressing a news conference in New Delhi, Singh said the concept was new for the country. Singh added that scientists will have to teach for 12 hours and evaluation of their teaching skills will be done after every three years. India's education ministry will collaborate with concerned departments in this endeavour. Meanwhile, Singh said recently launched indigenously built Oceanographic Research Vessel was a success and post sea trials, the vessel sailed for its first oceanographic research cruise from southern Visakhapatnam city. Sep 9, 2014

Lack of Infrastructural development in Gilgit Baltistan

Gilgit Baltistan, Sep 09, 2014:- People of Gilgit Baltistan are protesting against Pakistan's unsuccessful plan towards region's infrastructural development. The locals here are against the puppet government who charge for extra taxes from the locals of the region. People here maintain that the government is unable to tackle the problem. For them its being ages that the puppet government have been taking any action. Due to which they are now on roads protesting and demanding for the rights, which they deserve to be given through basic facilities. Gilgit Baltistan is one of the most neglected and backward regions under Pakistan's command. Sep 9, 2014

SC reserves order on cancellation of coal blocks

New Delhi, Sep 09 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved order on cancellation of coal blocks. However, it has not announced a date for when it will declare its judgement in the case. The Petitioner said that it is a good judgement that SC has reserved the order in coal allocation case. However the lawyer for Coal Companies said that they demand that SC should hear them and not cancel allocations of those who are found to be innocent. Companies who were allocated coal blocks also pleaded with the SC not to cancel allocations without hearing them. Sep 9, 2014

Advanced technology to revive Japan's farming sector

Tokyo, Sep 09 (ANI): An agricultural plantation project in Hokkaido, founded by JFE Engineering Corporation, has two big greenhouses, covering a total area of 1.5 hectares. In addition to Mesclun greens and tomatoes, they grow more varieties of vegetables and fruits. The greenhouses, which are totally controlled by advanced cultivation control system, use the "Gas engine tri-generation system". It is a newly invented technology by JFE Engineering Corporation. The engine generates electricity, heat and CO2 from natural gas. Exhaust gas is filtered and pure CO2 is made and sent to houses though pipes and ejected by blast machine. The machine also blows warm air. Hot water is stocked in tanks and sent though pipes to heat up plant as needed. Sep 9, 2014