RSS showing true colours: Congress on Mohan Bhagwats Hindu nation remark

New Delhi, Aug 18 (ANI): RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat’s controversial remark that India is a ‘Hindu nation’ has drawn flak from the Congress party. Manish Tewari said that the government should take action against such communal statements. Rashid Alvi stated that RSS has started showing its true colours of communalism. Aug 18, 2014

Opposition slams government over Pak High Commissioner meeting with Kashmiri Separatist leaders

New Delhi, Aug 18 (ANI): Leaders of the Opposition parties on Monday slammed the government for allowing the meeting between Pakistan High Commissioner and Kashmiri Separatist leaders. Congress leader Manish Tewari said that, when in Opposition, BJP used to make a huge noise over anything related to Pakistan but now they are quiet. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that the government should intervene and warn the Pakistan High Commissioner not to hold such meetings at a time when the Foreign Secretaries of both countries are about to meet. NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that such meetings should not happen and government should take care of these matters. Aug 18, 2014

Separatist leader says no controversy should be raised over meeting with Pak envoy

New Delhi, Aug 18 (ANI): Kashmir’s Separatist leader belonging to JKDFP Shabbir Shah on Monday defended the meeting of Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit with the leaders. Shah said that no controversy should be raised over their meeting as they share a good relation with both India and Pakistan and they should be allowed to hold talks with their friends. Shah also said that such meetings used to take place during UPA rule too, so Congress should not raise its voice against it. Aug 18, 2014

Villagers complain of no aid as monsoon flood hit various parts of India

Cooch Behar/Gonda, Aug 18 (ANI): Villagers complained of no aid by the officials as monsoon floods hit various districts of India and wrecked havoc disrupting normal life. Due to the heavy torrential rains in Bhutan and Nepal, several districts of north Bengal and parts of northern Uttar Pradesh have been mainly affected. In Malda district of north Bengal, the flow of Fulahar River is in extreme danger level. Acres of farmlands covered with crops are lost due to incessant rain in Malda district. Similar chaotic situations also hover in Gonda district of Uttar Pradesh, where heavy monsoon rains since August 15 has brought normal life to a standstill. Aug 18, 2014

Court sends suspected Pakistan agent to judicial custody

Meerut, Aug 18 (ANI): A court in Meerut city of Uttar Pradesh has sent suspected agent of ISI of Pakistan to judicial custody. The State Special Task Force arrested Asif Ali on Saturday (August 16) in Meerut. Ali is indicted of transferring primary information about the Indian Army to the ISI. Public Prosecutor, Samar Bahadur Yadav, confirmed the court’s order. Ali was working as a cover at a shop in the city. He worked as a messenger and collected information related to the Indian Army and transferred money to his Pakistani associates. The STF team also recovered a laptop from Ali, which if connected to the internet, could hack information. Aug 18, 2014

Talking software JAWS help visually impaired students become computer savvy in Kanpur

Kanpur, Aug 18 (ANI): A school in Kanpur city of Uttar Pradesh has taken the initiative to teach computers to visually challenged students through talking software, which can help them become computer savvy. Software called JAWS (Job Access with Speech) is a computer screen reader programme that allows visually-impaired people to read the screen with the help of text-to-speech output. The students of ‘Kanpur Anddh Vidyalaya Junior High School’ are excited to use the software that enables them to cross the barriers imposed upon them by nature. The school currently has more than 80 visually-challenged students who are learning computers and can opt for either English or Hindi language. Aug 18, 2014

Kurds advance on key Iraq dam, Sunnis hit jihadists

Kurdish fighters backed by US warplanes pushed back jihadists around Iraq's largest dam on Sunday, as Sunni Arab tribesmen and security forces fought the militants west of Baghdad. Duration: 01:26 Aug 17, 2014

Analysts outline Scotland's referendum issues

Scottish voters face many key issues in trying to decide whether or not to split from the United Kingdom in September's referendum. Analysts from the University of Edinburgh, outline issues which may be causing indecision. Duration: 01:56 Aug 17, 2014