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

Narcotics officials seize heroin worth over 0.6 billion in Delhi

New Delhi, Sep 14 (ANI): New Delhi's Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) seized a large cache of fine quality heroin worth over Rupees 0.6 billion and arrested an Afghan national along with two Indians for allegedly smuggling the drugs. The Afghan national along with two Indians have been arrested for allegedly smuggling in 31 kilograms of fine quality heroin concealed in raisin boxes which was to be sold in a famous dry fruits market in Delhi. Officials said a tip-off led sleuths of the Delhi zone of the NCB to a cold storage in Kundli in Haryana's Sonepat district. Officials said the raisins consignment, imported from Afghanistan, was destined to be delivered in the famous 'Khari Baoli' dry fruits market in Chandni Chowk area of New Delhi and the high quality heroin, sourced from the same country, was being sent under cover. Sep 14, 2014

Jitendra Singh takes the aerial survey of flooded Kashmir

Jammu/ Poonch. Sep 14 (ANI): Minister of State in prime minister's office (PMO) Jitendra Singh took an aerial survey of devastated Kashmir valley submerged in flood waters with many people still trapped atop their homes, while thousands crowded in relief camps. Both the Indian and Pakistan sides of the disputed Himalayan territory have been hit by extensive flooding since the Jhelum River, swollen by unusually heavy rain, surged last week. Meanwhile, Health Minister, Harsh Vardhan, also visited Poonch district and surveyed the areas worst hit. He also inspected the hospital and took stalk of the situation. Sep 14, 2014

PM Modi's sartorial taste becomes fad in Surat

Surat, Sept 14 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi's style statement has become a fad in Surat as demand for short sleeve kurtas in Gujarat has gone up ahead of Navratri. There is high demand for Modi kurtas in Surat popularized by Prime Minister as he is often spotted in crisp white, saffron kurtas while addressing people and meeting leaders. The former chief minister of Gujarat is gradually climbing up the ladder of popularity charts not only because of his ideologies for the nation but also for his brand and style sense. A fact, that Modi has had a makeover from being a state chief to the Prime Minister of the Indian democracy, cannot be missed be anyone. People are looking for similar kurtas ahead of nine-day festival of Navratri. Sep 14, 2014

China demand to fuel Hong Kong iPhone grey market

Wealthy mainland Chinese looking to buy the new iPhone 6 next week could expect to pay an eye-watering US$2,500 for the handsets in Hong Kong, following Apple's decision to delay the launch in China. Duration: 01:23 Sep 13, 2014

UN begins food aid to Ukraine's war-torn east

The UN's World Food Programme launches its first food aid operation in Ukraine. The Prime Minister of the self proclaimed “Lugansk People’s Republic” says the region is in dire need of humanitarian aid. Duration: 01:50 Sep 13, 2014

Thousands march for UK as Scotland vote nears

Thousands of members of the Protestant Orange order march through Edinburgh in a show of strength against Scottish independence, as the final weekend of campaigning for the referendum got underway with everything to play for. Duration: 00:58 Sep 13, 2014