Former Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan receives guard of honour

Mumbai, Aug 27 (ANI): Former Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan received farewell by state cabinet staffs and ministers at Sahyadri Guest House in Mumbai on Wednesday. Sankaranarayanan also received guard of honour during the event. Present at the occasion were ministers and state Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan who bid farewell to the former governor. Sankaranarayanan resigned soon after he was transferred to Mizoram by the NDA government for his remaining tenure, which had to end in 2017. He has said that he would no longer wish to be a Governor bearing the "disgrace of being transferred." Aug 27, 2014

SC dismisses petition on appointment of tainted ministers, says its call of framers of Constitution

New Delhi, Aug 27 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed petition seeking the removal of Cabinet ministers with criminal background. The SC said that it is the call of the ‘framers of Constitution’ or the Prime Minister and the Chief Ministers of the state to see who they are appointing. The petition was heard by a bench comprising of the Chief Justice of India and five other judges. The Supreme Court has however clarified its stand on ministers with criminal background saying that, "Those in conflict with the law and involved in offences of moral turpitude and corruption should not be allowed to discharge duty as ministers". Aug 27, 2014

Gujarat readies for Vibrant Gujarat 2015 as curtain-raiser event to be held today

New Delhi, Aug 27 (ANI): Gujarat prepares for ‘Vibrant Gujarat 2015’ as state Chief Minister Anandiben Patel will be meeting foreign investors, ambassadors of different countries and industry leaders at a formal “curtain-raiser” event in New Delhi on Wednesday. State Finance Minister Saurabh Patel said that PM Narendra Modi will be present at the event scheduled to be held in Gujarat’s capital Gandhinagar on January 11-13, 2015. Patel said that the event is expecting a lot of international delegations and lot of partner countries and also state participation. He also said that the investment in the event is not just for Gujarat but for anywhere in the country. Patel also assured that Gujarat sure miss Modi’s leadership but he is always available whenever the state needs his guidance. Aug 27, 2014

Fast, not furious in Asia's 'nanny state'

Singapore, known as a "nanny-state" for its strict regulations, has developed safe versions of extreme sports to satisfy its citizens' cravings for thrills while limiting the risks. Duration: 01:09 Aug 27, 2014

Celebrations in Gaza as long-term truce begins

Celebrations erupt in Gaza as a long-term ceasefire agreed by Israel and the Palestinians goes into effect, ending 50 days of the deadliest violence in a decade. Duration: 01:12 Aug 27, 2014

Yogi Adityanath says his 'Love Jihad' remark not authentic, Congress condemns

New Delhi, Aug 27 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Leader Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday said that his remark on 'Love Jihad' is not authentic and blamed the media for showing unauthentic news. Adityanath was caught on camera asking his supports to marry girls of other community to set the records straight. He was quoted as saying, "We have decided that if they convert one Hindu girl, we will convert 100 Muslim girls." Condemning the same, Congress leader Manish Tewari said that this is BJP's one more attempt to divide the society. Aug 27, 2014

Delhi swelters under heat wave in month of August

New Delhi, Aug 27 (ANI): Indian Meteorological department Director BP Yadav said that relief from sweltering heat will come only by the end of the month. This came as Delhi witnessed the hottest day in the month of August after twelve years on Monday. Yadav explained the cause of the heat wave. Earlier, an official had said that a combination of urbanisation, extensive use of concrete and more cars did appear to be changing micro climates within and near cities, exacerbating the impact of heat waves. Aug 27, 2014