Rescue and Relief operations resumed after rain eased up: NDRF

New Delhi, Sep 14 (ANI): The DIG of NDRF, JKS Rawat, on Sunday said that rescue and relief operations have been resumed in the flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir after rain eased up. Rawat added that majority people have been rescued from the devastated areas and relief is in full swing. The situation in flood-hit areas of Jammu and Kashmir is improving as water level has lowered and relief material is being distributed to the flood ravaged people. Sep 14, 2014

Congress slams BJP-Shiv Sena for squabbling over seats before Maharashtra elections

New Delhi, Sep 14 (ANI): Congress leader Manish Tewari on Sunday slammed BJP-Shiv Sena alliance in Maharashtra for squabbling over seats before Assembly elections. He said that Congress has been serving Maharashtra for 15 years, and now the people of Maharashtra need to decide if they want a government which will serve the people or a government which is hungry for power. Sep 14, 2014

Grenade blast in Assam kills one, injures four

Assam, Sep 14 (ANI): A grenade blast by two unidentified men in Mangaldoi town of Assam killed one and severely injured four others. The injured were immediately rushed to a nearby hospital. Earlier on Thursday, the security forces had gunned down at least three militants of the United People's Liberation Front (UPLF) in the Hatikhali area of Assam's Dima Hasao District recovering huge cache of arms and ammunitions from them. Sep 14, 2014

Rains halt relief and rescue operations in Srinagar

Srinagar, Sep 14 (ANI): The ongoing relief and rescue operations in the flood hit Srinagar were halted on Sunday due to rainfall. Light rainfall is also expected in the state on Monday. Earlier, choppers dropped relief material in flood affected areas of Rajouri district. So far, over 1,42,000 persons have been rescued by the armed forces and NDRF from different parts of Jammu and Kashmir in the ongoing rescue and relief operations in the flood ravaged state. Sep 14, 2014

'Pinkathon' held in Delhi to spread awareness about breast cancer

New Delhi, Sep 14 (ANI): A 'pinkathon' was held in Delhi on Sunday to raise awareness about the deadly disease, breast cancer, which claims the lives of millions of women across the world. Women of all ages participated in the event by running the marathon, which was sponsored by the State Bank of India (SBI). Actor Milind Soman was also present at the marathon to encourage the runners. Breast and cervical cancers have emerged as one of the deadliest cancers in the country, which if not diagnosed on time, can lead to fatal results. Sep 14, 2014

Man opens fire at police in Firozabad, BSP slams UP govt for weak law and order

New Delhi, Sep 14 (ANI): BSP leader Sudhindra Bhadoria on Sunday said that there is complete breakdown of law and order in Uttar Pradesh, referring to the incident in Firozabad where a man opened fire at police. Slamming the UP government, Bhadoria said that the government has failed to fulfill its constitutional obligations and now it should quit from office. Brandishing a gun, a man threatening to kill himself, opened fire at a police team which had come to arrest him in the Firozabad district of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday. Later the police refused to comment on the incident. Sep 14, 2014

Stone pelting not anti-national, act of anger against government: Bhim Singh

New Delhi, Sep 13 (ANI): NPP Chief Bhim Singh on Sunday said that people stranded in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir were pelting stones on rescue officials out of anger and that it was not an anti-national act. He further said that survival is the priority of people stuck in flood-hit areas and it should be the priority of government as well as media. Singh also said that if he or his family had been stranded, even they would have reacted in a similar manner. Sep 14, 2014

MET Department forecasts light rain in J and K, says no need to panic

New Delhi, Sep 14 (ANI): MET Department Scientist Charan Singh, on Sunday, said that light and moderate rains may be expected in parts of Srinagar and Jammu respectively. He also said that the weather is cloudy as effected from Pakistan's weather condition but there is no need to panic as the flood situation will not be worsened by rains. Singh added that there was no need of sending a warning message among people as the situation is under control. Satellite images show dense clouds over Jammu and Kashmir. Sep 14, 2014

Food safety fears see farming return to high-rise Hong Kong

It's a rural tradition that faded out decades ago as Hong Kong turned into a neon-lit megacity: rice seedlings being dropped into watery paddy fields with gentle plops. But now a new wave of farmers are growing the staple again. Duration: 02:06 Sep 14, 2014

Islamic State releases video showing beheading of British hostage

New Delhi, Sep 14 (ANI): Islamic State militants fighting in Iraq and Syria released video purportedly showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines. The images are consistent with that of the filmed executions of two American journalists, James Foley and Steven Sotloff. British Prime Minister David Cameron said the murder was an act of pure evil and vowed to bring his killers to justice however long it takes. Haines, a 44-year-old from Perth in Scotland, was kidnapped last year while working for a French AID agency. Sep 14, 2014

Kashmir evacuees reunite with their families back home

Faizabad/ Bhopal/ New Delhi, Sep 14 (ANI): A number of evacuees returned safely back home and reunite with their families and loved ones while Sikh temples in Delhi send packed food items prepared in the community kitchen to victims of flood-ravaged Kashmir. The pilgrims who returned gave credit to the Indian army and Modi government for their safe rescue. The pilgrims were then airlifted from helipad at Governor's house to the airport in helicopters, from where they were flown to their destinations. The rescue operations continue on war-footing to pull out the victims and provide relief materials to those still stranded in the floods. Sep 14, 2014