Clashes break out between Panther Party workers and police in Udhampur

Udhampur, Aug 16 (ANI): Clashes broke out between the police and workers of the Panther Party in Jammu and Kashmir's Udhampur district on Saturday during the party's Rail Roko agitation. High drama unfolded in the district when police and the party workers came to blows during the agitation. The party workers pelted stones at the police personnel, who in turn lathi-charged the mob. Tear gas was also used to foil the agitation. Aug 16, 2014

AAP's Ashutosh says he's not surprised about extortion-tainted Shah heading new BJP team

New Delhi, Aug 16 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party leader Ashutosh today criticized Amit Shah and his new team, saying that the BJP president himself has charges of extortion against him. Earlier, Shah announced the names of his new team, which consists of eleven vice-presidents and eight general secretaries. The new BJP vice-presidents are Bandaru Dattatreya, B.S. Yeddyurappa, Satpal Malik, M.A. Naqvi, P. Ruppala, Prabhat Jha, Raghuvar Das, Kiran Maheswari, Renu Devi and Dinesh Sharma. The general secretaries are J.P. Nadda, Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Muralidhar Rao, Ram Madhav, Saroj Pandey, Bhupendra Yadav, R S Kateria and Ram Lal. Anurag Thakur will continue to be Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) chief and the BJP Mahila Morcha chief will be Vijaya Rahatkar. Abdul Rashid Ansari will be the BJP's Minority Morcha chief. Aug 16, 2014

Anti-government supporters arrive in Islamabad

Thousands of protesters led by populist cleric Tahir-ul-Qadri alongside opposition leader Imran Khan's march, arrive in the capital Islamabad to force Nawaz Sharif's government to step down for alleged election-rigging. Aug 16, 2014

Pope Francis says a mass for Korean martyrs in Seoul

Pope Francis beatifies 124 early Korean martyrs at a mass in Seoul and challenges the massive crowd to ask what values they might be willing to die for in an increasingly materialistic, globalised world. Duration: 01:31 Aug 16, 2014

Congress will need to put advertisements to get candidates: Amit Shah

Jind, Aug 16 (ANI): BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday, while addressing a rally in Haryana's Jind area, said that Congress had to face a humiliating defeat in the recent Lok Sabha polls. He added that in the upcoming State Assembly Polls, Congress will not have enough candidates and it will have to put advertisements to get candidates for contesting their elections. Aug 16, 2014

Congress reeling under humiliating defeat, struggling for LoP post: Amit Shah

Jind, Aug 16 (ANI): BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday addressed a rally in Haryana's Jind area. Shah said that Congress had to face such a humiliating defeat in the recent Lok Sabha polls that it even has to struggle for the post of Opposition. He also said that Haryana should get rid of Congress government led by CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda. Aug 16, 2014

Amit Shah holds rally in Haryana, appeals for vote

Jind, Aug 16 (ANI): BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday held a rally in Haryana's Jind area and appealed for votes in the upcoming state Assembly Polls. Shah said that Haryana should get rid of Congress in order to move towards development. He said that just like the people of the state expressed their opinion in LS Polls, BJP should also win with majority in the Assembly polls. Aug 16, 2014

Shahid and Shraddha promote movie 'Haider'

Mumbai, August 16 (ANI): Bollywood actors Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor along with director Vishal Bhardwaj promoted their upcoming film, 'Haider', which is based on Shakespeare's Hamlet. Students cheered for the stars as cast and crew of 'Haider' promoted the movie during a college festival in India's showbiz capital, Mumbai on Friday. The film is set in northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir for its volatile political climate. The movie also stars actors Kay Kay Menon and actress Tabu. It is slated to hit the theaters on 2nd October 2014. Aug 16, 2014

Urbanizing Indian Railways....

New Delhi, Aug 16 (ANI): Introduced in 1850, Indian railways are the lifeline of the country. It covers about 7,000 stations over a total route length of more than 39,000 miles. Since its inception, the sector has seen major changes that have ultimately added stars towards its path to expansion. The authority in the country intends to spend around one trillion dollar in infrastructure development as per the Vision 2020 document. The latest development is the rail link between Udhampur to Katra in northern state of Jammu. This rail link is ready to represent the expansion of railway tracks to terrain region. Aug 16, 2014

Monsoon rains boost tourism in pink city of Jaipur

Jaipur, Aug 16 (ANI): Cashing in on good monsoon, the government of Rajasthan promoted tourism as lakes and water bodies were brimming with water. The tourism department in the province promoted monsoon tourism in the state and also kicked off tourist activities. Foreign tourists, arriving in the Pink City of Jaipur, were surprised to see rains as they had expected the climate to be hot and dry. The tourism industry is expecting around 20 percent boost in tourists this year. Also, tour operators and guides are announcing packages to attract more and more tourists. Aug 16, 2014

Robin Williams to be remembered in World of Warcraft game

New Delhi, August 16 (ANI): Robin Williams will reportedly be featured as a gaming character in the massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) World of Warcraft. An online petition was created in order to pay tribute after Williams' death where World of Warcraft's creators, Blizzard Entertainment were asked to pay an in-game tribute to the actor, a web portal reported. The game's lead designer Ion Hazzikostas has said that a character will be based either on the late 63-year-old actor himself or one of his many memorable roles. World of Warcraft is known for paying tribute to fans of the game that have passed away, regularly with in-game statues or non-playable characters. Aug 16, 2014

President Pranab Mukherjee wishes Republic of Indonesia on their Independence Day

New Delhi, Aug 16 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the government and people of Republic of Indonesia on the occasion of Indonesia's Independence Day tomorrow. President Mukherjee said, "On behalf of the government and the people of India and on my own behalf, I have the pleasure to extend warm greetings and felicitations to you and to the Government and friendly people of Indonesia on your National Day." The President also expressed his satisfaction at the growing strategic partnership between the two countries and close cooperation on strategic, defence and security, economic, cultural and people-to-people exchanges and regional issues. He also said, "I am confident that our two democratic and multi-religious societies will continue to strengthen our bilateral friendship and cooperation in areas of our common interest." Aug 16, 2014