Encounter with Maoists in Chhattisgarh leaves one policeman dead

Raipur, Jan 11(ANI): An encounter between security personnel and Maoists in Chhattisgarh left one policeman dead and four others injured. The incident happened in Narayanpur district of the state when joint team of police and Chhattisgarh Armed Force (CAF) were out on an operation after receiving information about the movement of Maoists in the area. The police are yet to investigate which Maoist group was behind the attack. Jan 12, 2015

CLP Holdings plans to invest $2 billion for coal power plant in Gujarat

Gandhinagar, Jan 12 (ANI): Hong Kong-based China Light & Power (CLP) Holdings Limited said that it is planning a 2,000 megawatt coal-based power plant at a projected investment of $2 billion in Gujarat. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CLP Holdings, Richard Lancaster, said this while addressing mediapersons on the sidelines of Global CEO Conclave, being held as part of the seventh edition of Vibrant Gujarat business summit. The Hong Kong based company is keen on developing renewable energy, especially in the form of solar and wind farms in India. Jan 12, 2015

Israel to set up 10 centres of excellence in India to help farmers

Gandhinagar, Jan 12 (ANI): Israel Agriculture Minister Yair Shamir said that Israel will set up ten centres of excellence in India to help farmers improve their output with better technology. Shamir signed the agreement just before his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Shamir added Israel could help India a lot. Vibrant Gujarat, held every two years, has yielded billions of dollars in investment promises but only a fraction of the deals announced have come to fruition. Modi aims to lift stagnant capital investment that has held back India's growth to 5.3 percent. Jan 12, 2015

Delhi University students on a tour to explore northeast region

Guwahati, Jan 12 (ANI): The Dharohar-Gyanodaya Express train, carrying 870 students and teachers of Delhi University set off on an educational tour to the Northeast on December 18 in an endeavor to expose the students to the rich culture and heritage of the region. The train was flagged off from Safdarjung Railway station by Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju and Union Minister of state for Sports and Youth Affairs Sarbananda Sonowal. Started in 2012 as the ‘College-on-Wheels' project, this is the fifth edition of the Gyanodaya Express that will cover all the 8 northeastern states and conclude on December 29. The train first arrived in Guwahati from where the students, divided into 9 groups, were taken to various parts of the Northeast. During the 7-day long trip, the students did a variety of sightseeing activities, interacted with the locals and worked on a specific project related to the Northeast. Jan 12, 2015

Millions march across France after 17 Islamist killings

At least 3.7 million people marched against extremism across France in the biggest mobilisation ever recorded in the country. In Paris, up to 1.6 million took part in a procession in memory of the 17 victims of Islamist killings. Duration: 02:33 Jan 12, 2015

Hundreds join Charlie Hebdo pencil tribute in London

More than a thousand people gathered in London Sunday to honour the victims of Islamist attacks in Paris, raising pencils to the sky in memory of those killed at satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. Duration: 01:28 Jan 11, 2015

Gabon association proves that big is also beautiful

Where once a full figure was a mark of a woman's beauty, in Gabon's capital Libreville women feel under pressure to mirror the more slender image of Western models. But an association of larger ladies is looking to buck this trend. Duration: 02:18 Jan 11, 2015

French far-right leader joins rally in southern France

French far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen joins a rally against Islamist extremism in a small town in southern France, after complaining that she and her party were not welcome at the giant rally in the capital. Duration: 00:42 Jan 11, 2015

Politicos react on PM Modis speech at Vibrant Gujarat Summit

New Delhi, Jan 11 (ANI): Politicos from rival parties on Sunday raised doubts on the claims made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Vibrant Gujarat Summit. Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D. Raja questioned the economic policies of the Modi-led government at the Centre and called for economic development with social justice. Congress leader PC Chacko and AAP leader Ashutosh also stated that PM Modi should focus on the dismal economic state of the country and should avoid making tall claims. Jan 11, 2015