Jitan Ram Manjhi calls on Dalit community to increase their population

Patna, Aug 23 (ANI): Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Saturday called on to the Dalit community and urged them to increase their population by marrying outside their caste. This came a fortnight after he revealed that he bribed officials to get his work done. Manjhi said that at a function organised to mark the unveiling of the statue of Dalit icon Bhim Rao Ambedkar on Thursday evening. Aug 23, 2014

Major ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops kills two civilians

Jammu, Aug 23 (ANI): At least two civilians have been killed and many others injured in one of most intense firing along the International Border so far. Continuing to violate the ceasefire agreement, the Pakistani troops targeted 22 Border Security Force posts and several villages in the Arnia and RS Pura sectors using long range mortar shells and heavy to medium machine guns. One jawan has also been injured in the most intense firing on the border so far, that is reportedly still on. All the injured people have been shifted to the Jammu Medical College for treatment. Meanwhile, Residents from villages near the border are terrified and demanding relief and evacuation by the government. Aug 23, 2014

IAF Chief Arup Raha inaugurates 54th annual conference of ISAM

Bangalore, Aug 23 (ANI): Chief of Indian Air Force (IAF), Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha inaugurated the 54th annual conference of Indian Society of Aerospace Medicine (ISAM) in Bangalore. Senior officers of the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force, 200 national and 10 international delegates will be participating in the three-day long conference. The theme of the conference is ‘Opportunities sans boundaries’ and will have two orations and two guest lecturers. Raha, while addressing the officers, congratulated ISAM for keeping pace with the development in the aviation industry. The ISAM conference will comprise of the inaugural ceremony, scientific sessions, poster exhibition and social functions. Aug 23, 2014

Chinese students learn Hindi in Ahmedabad to improve business prospects

Ahmedabad, Aug 23 (ANI): Chinese students from commerce and humanities background are learning Hindi in Ahmedabad to improve their skills, jobs and business prospects. Despite twitchy relations and occasional heated rhetoric, business relations between India and China have boomed for more than a decade. Hindi language is spoken in large parts of India, especially in north, east and west. Chinese Student, Cho Chaw Hao, said knowledge of language would help her communicate better with her local clients. Another student, Annie, wanted to know Hindi to learn more about the country. Aug 23, 2014

Ukraine, Russia trade barbs at UN over aid convoy

Ukrainian and Russian representatives to the UN traded barbs on Friday ahead of an emergency Security Council meeting over Russia's sending of an aid convoy into eastern Ukraine against the wishes of Kiev. Duration: 01:05 Aug 23, 2014

Rebel group continues enrolling volunteers in Donetsk

Despite "considerable" rebel losses announced by Kiev, the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic continues enrolling volunteers to join their ranks and fight Ukrainian troops in the East Ukrainian city. Duration: 00:55 Aug 23, 2014

Yemen Shiites rally in Sanaa as crisis talks held

Tens of thousands of supporters of Shiite Zaidi rebels pressing the government to resign gathered Friday in the north of Yemen's capital as a presidential team held crisis talks in their stronghold. Duration: 00:43 Aug 23, 2014

Three Moscow McDonald's closed on government orders

Protests took place outside a McDonald's in Moscow on Friday after Russian authorities closed down three wildly-popular Moscow locations on apparent government orders aimed at striking back against biting Western sanctions. Duration: 00:58 Aug 23, 2014

Amid Ebola fears upcoming football tie sparks controversy

The Sierra Leone vs Ivory Coast football game that will open the Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers has sparked controversy as Abidjan has currently suspended all international games for the national team, amid fears of the Ebola virus. Duration: 00:56 Aug 23, 2014

Liberian Ebola survivor: 'I thought I could die anytime'

Marvin Kai, an orthopedic assistant who contracted Ebola while treating a patient in Liberia, left hospital after making a full recovery. While being treated for the virus, he was afraid he 'could die anytime.' Duration: 01:00 Aug 23, 2014