Action cant be taken against Former PM over 2G scam, A Raja was main accused: Vinod Rai

New Delhi, Sep 16 (ANI): Former CAG Vinod Rai on Tuesday said that any action can’t be taken against Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh over the 2G scam and that the main involvement was of Former Telecom Minister A Raja. He said that whatever was written in the audit report is what is mentioned in his book. He also hinted on a coalition pressure on Singh but said that this cannot be said with surety. Sep 16, 2014

Parineeti and Aditya relish Delhis street food

New Delhi, Sep 16 (ANI): Bollywood actors Parineeti Chopra and Aditya Roy Kapoor came to relish Delhi’s street food. They are promoting their upcoming movie Daawat-e-Ishq which is set to release on September 19. Sep 16, 2014

Railway Minister plans connectivity to all north-eastern states

Guwahati, Sep 16 (ANI): Union Railway Minister, Sadananda Gowda, on Tuesday (September 16), expressed satisfaction as he reviewed Northeast Frontier Railway in northeastern Assam state. Gowda held review meetings with the departmental heads and other officials. He said the federal government aimed at completing 34 various ongoing projects of Indian Railways in the northeast over the next six years. Gowda said he has laid special emphasis on cleanliness, catering and safety in his budget. He said he wanted to give importance to the passengers of northeastern states. Gowda said connectivity to states of Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh was already established. Sep 16, 2014

Harsh Vardhan flags off relief material for Jammu and Kashmir by BJYM

New Delhi, Sep 16 (ANI): Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday flagged off vehicles carrying relief material provided by Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha for the flood affected people in Jammu and Kashmir. Vardhan welcomed the move by the Yuva Morcha and said that the entire nation is with the people of Jammu and Kashmir in this natural calamity. He also said that food and medicines are being provided in sufficient quantities to the rescued people and coordination is being with the State government for relief work. Sep 16, 2014

Kashmir sets up special relief camps for flood rescuees

Jammu, Sep 16 (ANI): Kashmir has set up a special relief camp in the winter capital of Jammu for rescuees from flood ravaged valley, besides providing them with food and medical facilities, even as arrangements are being made to send the tourists back to their respective hometowns. The victims were rescued and flown to Jammu from where free bus and train services are being provided to take them back to their respective states. Most of the labourers were without basic needs for nearly 10 days and after being stationed at the relief camp in Jammu city, they were provided with free food and medical checkups. The authorities have also opened the route connecting Jammu city with the valley, via Kishtwar to Srinagar. Sep 16, 2014

Peshmerga fighters hold positions on the front-line in Gwer

Kurdish Peshmerga fighters were on Monday holding positions and firing on Islamic State group targets on the frontiline in the Gwer district, 40 kilometres south of Arbil, the capital of the Kurdish autonomous region in northern Iraq. Duration: 00:44 Sep 16, 2014

India cautiously optimistic ahead of Chinese President's maiden visit

New Delhi/ Chushul, Sep 16 (ANI): India is cautiously optimistic ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit that will seek to allay mutual suspicions and spur economic ties between the Asian giants, with hopes of high investment deals to narrow a yawning trade deficit. Xi Jinping will arrive in Gujarat on Wednesday when Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be marking his 64th birthday. New Delhi and Beijing have a complicated relationship marked by growing economic ties but also distrust, particularly over their unresolved territorial disputes. However, international relations experts like Srabani Roy Choudhury, say the bilateral growth cannot be driven by the two personalities alone as there is a significant trust deficit that needs to be overcome. Congress leader Shashi Tharoor, said the major business delegation accompanying Xi could pledge mega deals during the trip. However, another Congress leader Manish Tewari, questioned Beijing's intentions in the wake of recent reports of Chinese incursions on the disputed Himalyan border. Sep 16, 2014

Flooded Kashmir s national highway re opens after 13 days of closure due to landslide

Ramban, Sep 16 (ANI): Flood-ravaged Kashmir's Jammu-Srinagar National Highway reopened on Tuesday for vehicular traffic after remaining closed for 13 days due to landslides triggered by incessant rains. Acting as life-line of the valley, opening of the road will boost the relief operations. On the intervening night of September 02 and 03, a five-km road patch was washed away in flash floods besides multiple landslides, sinking of road and flooding at various places in Ramban district. Over 3000 to 4000 vehicles, particularly trucks carrying supplies had been stranded on the Highway. Following an inspection of the road and assessment of the overall situation by the senior officers of the traffic police and district administration on Monday morning the NH44 was opened for a trial for the one-way traffic to clear about 320 vehicles, mostly the trucks. Sep 16, 2014

Scottish leader Salmond scents victory in historic poll

Independence from the United Kingdom has been the life’s work of Scottish National Party leader Alex Salmond. With polls narrowing ahead of Thursday's referendum, Salmond stands on the brink of an historic achievement. Duration: 02:23 Sep 16, 2014

Japanese technology helps to curb flood situation

Bangkok, Sep 16 (ANI): Bangkok, the cultural, political and economic capital of Thailand is a growing metropolis. It is located on the flat and low-lying area of the Chao Phraya river, with an average elevation of 1.5 meters above sea level. Most of the area was originally swamp land, which was gradually drained and irrigated by the construction of canals, between sixteenth and nineteenth centuries. Flood control during the rainy season is one of the most important challenges in Bangkok. The city has vast network of canals, but its draining ability is limited and unsustainable when it rains heavily. In order to cope with floods, the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration constructed a drainage underground tunnel by connecting the Makkasan Pond to and three canals in the city, to a pump station at the Chao Phraya river. This is the water intake building at Makkasan Pond. Sep 16, 2014

26,000 Bells of Light

New Delhi, Sept 16 (ANI): The 25 feet sculpture of Hanuman, made of 26,000 bells was installed in New Delhi. This grand piece of art is made to promote Charuvi Design Lab’s animated film ‘Shri Hanuman Chalisa’. Indicating the festivities of Diwali, this interactive bell sculpture is a unique celebration of light interpreted in a large-scale. The most amazing part is that if one touches Lord Hanuman’s paduka, the whole sculpture rings and the vibrations make you feel His blessings. The exhibit also features intricately hand-painted narratives on the traditional kavad. Sep 16, 2014