EU warns Ukraine crisis near 'point of no return'

EU Commission head Jose Manual Barroso warned on Saturday that the crisis in Ukraine was reaching the point of no return, after reports Russian troops were fighting in the east of the country. Duration: 01:27 Aug 30, 2014

Visva Bharti University sexual assault case: FIR registered against 3 students

Bolpur, Aug 30 (ANI): FIR was registered against three students on Saturday in the Visva-Bharati University alleged sexual assault case. According to reports, the prestigious University has suspended three students for their alleged involvement in the case. Police has initiated probe into the incident after the complaint was lodged by the University. The shocking incident came to light when a Sikkimese student studying in the university submitted a complaint against the three students of her department and accused them of sexually harassing her. The second-year student alleged that she was stripped and her pictures were clicked by them on their mobile phones. Aug 30, 2014

Bangladesh holds medical education fair for students in Kashmir

Srinagar, Aug 30 (ANI): Education Ministry of Bangladesh on Saturday organised a two-day career counseling camp on medical education for prospective students in Kashmir. Bangladesh Education Minister Inamul Haque Chaudhary along with various other dignitaries graced the event by their presence. Students and their parents thronged the venue to get an insight about various prospective medical streams across the globe. Organiser Basharat Ahmad said it was a great opportunity for Kashmiri students to explore various opportunities in the field of medical sciences that Bangladesh had to offer. A participant Farista Jaan said events like these not only provide knowledge but also aware the students about latest career trends in the world. Aug 30, 2014

Mayawati slams Modi's Jan Dhan Yojna

Lucknow, Aug 30 (ANI): BSP chief Mayawati said on Saturday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's newly launched banking scheme Jan Dhan Yojna cannot help the poor of the country as law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh has worsened. Maywati said the Jan Dhan Yojna scheme has tangled rules and regulations and due to this, poor people will not receive any direct monetary benefit from this scheme. Mayawati also said the Samajwadi Party (SP) led government is ignorant of the rights of farmers, while misrule is also harming the business of sugarcane growers. She added that in 2007, several developmental works were done when she ruled the government. Uttar Pradesh also witnessed investment for its growth of economy. Aug 30, 2014

PM Modi meets Japanese PM Shinzo Abe in Kyoto

Kyoto, Aug 30 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Kyoto on Saturday. PM Modi along with Abe later fed on fishes in the pond at the State Guest House in Kyoto city of Japan, which is Modi's first stoppage during his five-days visit to Japan. Modi had arrived at the Osaka International Airport in the morning and was received by senior officials of the Japanese administration. Later, a Memorandum of Understanding was also signed between the two countries in the presence of Modi and Abe. Aug 30, 2014

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