TDP MP faces flak over 'sexist' remark

New Delhi, Aug 08 (ANI): Political leaders on Friday slammed TDP MP Murli Mohan Maganti for his sexist remark in the Lok Sabha. Maganti kicked up a storm as he made a sexist remark in the house. The Rajahmundry MP said that women should dress in a dignified manner while the lower house was having a discussion on atrocities against women. However, after drawing ire of other politicians, Maganti apologized for his sexist remark. Aug 8, 2014

Delhi Police detain protesting UPSC aspirants

New Delhi, Aug 08 (ANI): Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) aspirants staged another protest on Friday in Delhi's Mukherjee Nagar, forcing Delhi Police to detain some of them. Yesterday, the Rajya Sabha had also witnessed uproar over the issue of the Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) of the UPSC examinations. UPSC aspirants have been protesting vociferously against the Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) examination, which was introduced in 2011, demanding that it be made easy for rural students. Earlier, in a bid to resolve the CSAT row, the government took a decision that the marks of English section will not be included for merit. This decision, however, did not appease the protesting students completely as they want the CSAT to be scrapped entirely. Aug 8, 2014

Obama's decision to support Iraq welcome step, looking at religion perspective: Defence Expert

New Delhi, Aug 08 (ANI): Talking about the decision by the US President Barack Obama to authorize airstrikes in Northern Iraq, Defence Expert Uday Bhaskar said that this is a welcome step. He said that the decision also involves religion in the sense that the Iraqi militants are killing Christians and are targeting non-Muslims, which very well justifies the term 'genocide' used by Obama. He said that the decision is also important in the sense that the target is mainly minorities and that the same came after the country's government seek help from the super power. Aug 8, 2014

US President Barack Obama authorizes airstrikes in Northern Iraq

New Delhi, Aug 08 (ANI): United States President Barack Obama has sanctioned airstrikes in Northern Iraq against the Islamic State fighters to avoid a possible 'genocide'. Obama on Thursday announced that he had authorized the US military to launch air strikes against ISIS militants in Iraq if they threatened the Kurdish capital of Erbil or the thousands of Yazidi minority civilians trapped on Mount Sinjar, both in northern Iraq. Although, Obama said that the US, after withdrawing its forces from Iraq at the end of 2011, did not intend to get involved into a war again, but the recent developments came in the wake of Iraqi government’s request for help. Obama authorized airstrikes amid fears of a humanitarian disaster that has forced thousands of Iraqi minority to flee from their homes to Sinjar mountain where they are reportedly stranded. Aug 8, 2014

BSF Jawan captured by Pak to be released by 3 PM: Rajnath Singh

New Delhi, Aug 08 (ANI): Talking about BSF Jawan Satyasheel Yadav, who was swept away to Pakistan in River Chenab, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that the jawan will be released by 3:00 PM on Friday. Singh said that a flag meeting was held and it was decided that jawan will be handed over today. He also said that the BSF DG is going to Jammu to receive him. Aug 8, 2014

Things to do in Kovalam

Any tourist travelling to Kerala would have heard of Kovalam, one of the top travel destinations of Kerala. With its glistening beaches and palaces that attract the eyes of a traveller, Kovalam has lots in store for the wanderer in you. Facebook : Twitter : Youtube : A Ventuno Production : Aug 8, 2014

Food consignment enters India's northeast via Bangladesh for first time

Agartala, Aug 8 (ANI): For the first time a food grain consignment from India's southern province of Andhra Pradesh reached northeastern state of Tripura through neighbouring Bangladesh as a part of cooperation mechanism between the two nations. Three Bangladeshi trucks carrying 51 tonnes of rice entered Tripura through the Akhaura integrated check post on Thursday in the presence of officials of Food Corporation of India (FCI). Indian police escorted Bangladeshi trucks as they directly entered the FCI warehouse at Nandannagar. This step has been taken to reduce the cost and prevent a second transshipment at the Akhaura India-Bangladesh border. Border Guard Official from Bangladesh, Sahid, said this move will strengthen the relationship between two neighbouring countries. Aug 8, 2014

Jaswant Singh in critical condition in RR Army Hospital post head injury

New Delhi, Aug 8 (ANI): Former Union Minister Jaswant Singh has been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of the Army Research and Referral Hospital in Delhi on Thursday, and is said to be in critical condition. A senior doctor at the hospital said that Singh has been operated upon for head injury. Singh reportedly slipped and grievously injured his head. According to reports, the former Union Minister was found unconscious around 11 pm at his residence last night. Senior BJP leader LK Advani visited the hospital to inquire about Jaswant Singh's welfare. The 76-year-old leader was expelled from the BJP earlier this year after he decided to contest the general elections from his home district Barmer in Rajasthan as an Independent candidate. Aug 8, 2014

UP cops book 9-year-old boy for 'disturbing law and order'; politicos react

New Delhi, Aug 8 (ANI): The UP police have once again sparked another controversy by booking a Class III student, all of nine years, under sections 107/116 of CRPC for "disturbing the law and order" situation in his village. Questioning the law and order situation in the state politicos condemned the authorities as well as the UP government. Aug 8, 2014

US Defense Secretary meets EAM Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi to boost ties

New Delhi, Aug 08 (ANI): US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel met Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi on Friday to bolster defence and strategic ties. Hagel is on a three-day-visit to India to prepare ground for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's impeding meeting with President Barack Obama next month. One of the major take-away for Hagel could be an Indian offer to significantly increase an order for U.S. attack helicopters. Aug 8, 2014