Delhi court slaps Rs 3 lakh fine on Sheila Dikshit for non appearance in defamation case

New Delhi, Aug 30 (ANI): A Delhi court in Saket slapped Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit with a fine of Rs three lakh for failing to appear before it in a defamation case filed by her against BJP leader Vijender Gupta. It the second time she has been fined in the case. The court had earlier also imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on Dikshit for her non-appearance. The court has now directed Dikshit to appear before it on December 20. Petitioner in the case, Vijender Gupta said that he has been facing harassment because of her absence and that the fine is imposed on complaint. Dikshit had sought a day's exemption from appearance in the court on the ground that she was pre-occupied with some political work. Aug 30, 2014

Taming inflation, restarting growth are priorities for govt: Jaitley (Part - 1)

New Delhi, Aug 30 (ANI): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that the mood of the country changed when the election results were announced. Talking to mediapersons in New Delhi, Jaitley said that containing inflation, restarting growth and investment cycles and keeping fiscal deficit at acceptable level were priorities for the new government. Government is taking steps to improve ease of doing business, opening up significant sectors, expedite decision-making while maintaining social sector expenditure in most areas. He added that there is by and large moderation of inflation; manufacturing curve has turned. The government has an ambitious disinvestment plan. Aug 30, 2014

Liberia continues fight against Ebola

Authorities in Liberia try to stem the spread of the Ebola epidemic by raising awareness and setting up sanitation units for people to wash their hands. Duration: 00:41 Aug 30, 2014

Russian train-surfers, extreme sport or social problem?

Since he was 10, Sasha has taken the train everyday between Moscow and his home in the suburbs. Only instead of sitting inside with the other passengers, he runs on its rooftop as the train hurtles along. Duration: 01:37 Aug 30, 2014

Bungee hits new highs in Greek island thriller

Move over bungee jumping -- and make way for rope jumping. The extreme sport has hit new heights on the Greek island of Zakynthos where, using a unique network of ropes, thrill seekers can freefall for 200 metres. Duration: 01:50 Aug 30, 2014

Family of arrested Indian workers in Kuwait plead govt for help

Kapurthala, Aug 30 (ANI): The family of two Indian brothers, who are among the many workers held in Kuwait, pleaded the government to secure their release and safe return to the country. Brothers Manjit Singh and Daljit Singh hail from Punjab and were arrested with many Punjabi workers in the Arab country on Friday. Kuwaiti officials arrested more than a dozen Indian workers for allegedly murdering two Egyptian nationals. Family members of the two brothers said they had received a call from Manjit, telling them about the bad circumstances they were facing. Manjit’s wife, Jagdish Kaur also urged the government to do everything they can to bring the two back. The arrest of the workers was brought to light after workers in Kuwait sent a plea to the Indian government. Aug 30, 2014

Indian Jawan killed in Kupwara encounter shows nature of proxy war on India: Security Analyst

New Delhi, Aug 30 (ANI): Talking about the encounter in Kupwara district of Jammu & Kashmir, wherein one Indian Jawan was killed, Security Analyst Retired Commodore Uday Bhaskar on Saturday said that such incidents show nature of proxy war against India. He said that this also reflect the tense situation along the line of control. Bhaskar said that the ceasefire violation by Pakistan is going on since many years and that India needs to find a composite response for the same. Aug 30, 2014

Mayawati got unanimously elected as BSP President

Lucknow, Aug 30 (ANI): Mayawati on Saturday got unanimously elected as the President of Bahujan Samaj Party. The decision was announced at the party national executive meeting in Lucknow and was attended by many party leaders and workers present during the event to congratulate her. Mayawati had assumed office as the chairperson of the Bahujan Samaj Party in 1995 and was preceded by Kanshi Ram. Aug 30, 2014

AAP says Manoj Tiwari had offered Delhi CM post to Vishwas, Tiwari denies

New Delhi, Aug 30: AAP leader Sanjay Singh on Saturday claimed that it was BJP MP Manoj Tiwari, who had offered poet-turned-politician Kumar Vishwas chief minister post in the Delhi government. However, Manoj Tiwari denied reports and said that he is no one to offer CM post to anyone. Aug 30, 2014

Kiran Bedi on Visva-Bharati University ragging case

New Delhi, Aug 30 (ANI): Former IPS Officer Kiran Bedi on Saturday condemned the disturbing incident of ragging in the prestigious Visva-Bharati University located at Shantiniketan in West Bengal wherein a girl student was allegedly striped naked by male seniors. The girl has alleged that the students also took her photographs and threatened to circulate it if the incident was disclosed. Bedi said that educational institutions should take steps to remind new students about ragging and rules of the institutions. She also said that strict investigations should also take place and that such incidents shows failure of the institution. Aug 30, 2014