Taming inflation, restarting growth are priorities for govt: Jaitley (Part - 3)

New Delhi, Aug 30 (ANI): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that the mood of the country changed when the election results were announced. Talking to mediapersons in New Delhi, Jaitley said that containing inflation, restarting growth and investment cycles and keeping fiscal deficit at acceptable level were priorities for the new government. Government is taking steps to improve ease of doing business, opening up significant sectors, expedite decision-making while maintaining social sector expenditure in most areas. He added that there is by and large moderation of inflation; manufacturing curve has turned. The government has an ambitious disinvestment plan. Aug 30, 2014

Taming inflation, restarting growth are priorities for govt: Jaitley (Part - 2)

New Delhi, Aug 30 (ANI): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that the mood of the country changed when the election results were announced. Talking to mediapersons in New Delhi, Jaitley said that containing inflation, restarting growth and investment cycles and keeping fiscal deficit at acceptable level were priorities for the new government. Government is taking steps to improve ease of doing business, opening up significant sectors, expedite decision-making while maintaining social sector expenditure in most areas. He added that there is by and large moderation of inflation; manufacturing curve has turned. The government has an ambitious disinvestment plan. Aug 30, 2014

Villagers lament loss of crop due to ceasefire violations in Kashmir

RS Pura, Aug 30 (ANI): Villagers in RS Pura district of Jammu and Kashmir lamented the damage to crop amid continuous ceasefire violations by Pakistani troops along the international border. The incessant firing has led to damage to crop in the fields close to the border. Villagers at Abdullian, the last village on the Indian side, said that they were unable to tend to the crops. Bullet marks on buildings have restricted people to their homes. Children are unable to attend regular school as well. Another villager Sewa Ram said he has been staying in one of the many rehabilitation camps that villagers in the region have evacuated to. It has been five days since he moved with his family. Aug 30, 2014

Philippine tourism dept promotes the island nation as wedding destination to Indians

Philippines, Aug 30 (ANI): The Philippine tourism department is initiating new ventures to promote the island nation as a perfect wedding destination to Indian tourists while also targeting Bollywood in a big way to promote travel from India.Verna Covar, Director, Tourism Development Sector, Department of Tourism, Philippines, said they are initiating new campaigns and projects in order to turn Philippines as a romantic destination for Indian tourists. With more than 7000 islands in the country, the tourism officials said they have all necessary arrangements to organize traditional Indian weddings.Besides having Indian wedding specialists, Philippines offer hotel services that are accustomed to catering tourists from India. Aug 30, 2014

Officials rescue leopard from well in Nagpur

Nagpur, Aug 30 (ANI): A young leopard was rescued from an open farm well adjoining Mansinghdeo Wildlife Sanctuary near Khapa city in Maharashtra. The leopard is suspected to have fallen in the well while chasing its prey and was found struggling to float in the water. The forest guard and senior forest officials reached the site upon receiving the information from the field owner. The officials put a cot inside the well for the animal to cling on, which was then brought out with the help of a rope. A team of around 50 members including rescue officials, police, forest officials worked to rescue the big cat. Aug 30, 2014

Delhi court slaps Rs 3 lakh fine on Sheila Dikshit for non appearance in defamation case

New Delhi, Aug 30 (ANI): A Delhi court in Saket slapped Former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit with a fine of Rs three lakh for failing to appear before it in a defamation case filed by her against BJP leader Vijender Gupta. It the second time she has been fined in the case. The court had earlier also imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 on Dikshit for her non-appearance. The court has now directed Dikshit to appear before it on December 20. Petitioner in the case, Vijender Gupta said that he has been facing harassment because of her absence and that the fine is imposed on complaint. Dikshit had sought a day's exemption from appearance in the court on the ground that she was pre-occupied with some political work. Aug 30, 2014

Taming inflation, restarting growth are priorities for govt: Jaitley (Part - 1)

New Delhi, Aug 30 (ANI): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that the mood of the country changed when the election results were announced. Talking to mediapersons in New Delhi, Jaitley said that containing inflation, restarting growth and investment cycles and keeping fiscal deficit at acceptable level were priorities for the new government. Government is taking steps to improve ease of doing business, opening up significant sectors, expedite decision-making while maintaining social sector expenditure in most areas. He added that there is by and large moderation of inflation; manufacturing curve has turned. The government has an ambitious disinvestment plan. Aug 30, 2014

Liberia continues fight against Ebola

Authorities in Liberia try to stem the spread of the Ebola epidemic by raising awareness and setting up sanitation units for people to wash their hands. Duration: 00:41 Aug 30, 2014

Russian train-surfers, extreme sport or social problem?

Since he was 10, Sasha has taken the train everyday between Moscow and his home in the suburbs. Only instead of sitting inside with the other passengers, he runs on its rooftop as the train hurtles along. Duration: 01:37 Aug 30, 2014

Bungee hits new highs in Greek island thriller

Move over bungee jumping -- and make way for rope jumping. The extreme sport has hit new heights on the Greek island of Zakynthos where, using a unique network of ropes, thrill seekers can freefall for 200 metres. Duration: 01:50 Aug 30, 2014

Family of arrested Indian workers in Kuwait plead govt for help

Kapurthala, Aug 30 (ANI): The family of two Indian brothers, who are among the many workers held in Kuwait, pleaded the government to secure their release and safe return to the country. Brothers Manjit Singh and Daljit Singh hail from Punjab and were arrested with many Punjabi workers in the Arab country on Friday. Kuwaiti officials arrested more than a dozen Indian workers for allegedly murdering two Egyptian nationals. Family members of the two brothers said they had received a call from Manjit, telling them about the bad circumstances they were facing. Manjit’s wife, Jagdish Kaur also urged the government to do everything they can to bring the two back. The arrest of the workers was brought to light after workers in Kuwait sent a plea to the Indian government. Aug 30, 2014