Fast, not furious in Asia's 'nanny state'

Singapore, known as a "nanny-state" for its strict regulations, has developed safe versions of extreme sports to satisfy its citizens' cravings for thrills while limiting the risks. Duration: 01:09 Aug 27, 2014

Celebrations in Gaza as long-term truce begins

Celebrations erupt in Gaza as a long-term ceasefire agreed by Israel and the Palestinians goes into effect, ending 50 days of the deadliest violence in a decade. Duration: 01:12 Aug 27, 2014

Yogi Adityanath says his 'Love Jihad' remark not authentic, Congress condemns

New Delhi, Aug 27 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Leader Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday said that his remark on 'Love Jihad' is not authentic and blamed the media for showing unauthentic news. Adityanath was caught on camera asking his supports to marry girls of other community to set the records straight. He was quoted as saying, "We have decided that if they convert one Hindu girl, we will convert 100 Muslim girls." Condemning the same, Congress leader Manish Tewari said that this is BJP's one more attempt to divide the society. Aug 27, 2014

Delhi swelters under heat wave in month of August

New Delhi, Aug 27 (ANI): Indian Meteorological department Director BP Yadav said that relief from sweltering heat will come only by the end of the month. This came as Delhi witnessed the hottest day in the month of August after twelve years on Monday. Yadav explained the cause of the heat wave. Earlier, an official had said that a combination of urbanisation, extensive use of concrete and more cars did appear to be changing micro climates within and near cities, exacerbating the impact of heat waves. Aug 27, 2014

BSF warns Pak that India will retaliate to ceasefire violation strongly

Jammu and Kashmir, Aug 27 (ANI): Amid growing ceasefire violation by Pakistan, director general (DG) of paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF), DK Pathak visited the border area and warned the neighbouring country that India will retaliate to unprovoked firing. Addressing a news conference, Pathak said he did not know what triggered such ceasefire violation for prolonged 45 days this year. He added that ceasefire violation is not new and it happened last year also and continued for around 26 days. He also alleged that their Pakistani counterparts are not responding to initiation of peace and are continuing the attacks on civilians. He added that no flag meeting is being held by the Pakistani soldiers. Aug 27, 2014

Arun Jaitley stresses on capital increase from ADB

New Delhi, Aug 27 (ANI): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley met Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Takehiko Nakao in New Delhi and discussed the need for capital increase in the bank to maintain a lead role in development financing in Asia. Nakao is on a three-day visit to India and is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday to discuss the government's development agenda and how ADB can support the government's vision. This is his third visit to India in his capacity as ADB's President. At his meeting with Jaitley, Nakao assured support from the ADB to partner India's development strategies and aspirations through delivery of a diversified programme of financing, knowledge exchange and capacity building. Meanwhile, Jaitley complimented Nakao for his efforts to pursue the MTR of Strategy 2020. Aug 27, 2014

Thousands protested against Tarun Gogoi govt for giving land to corporate houses in Assam

Guwahati, Aug 27 (ANI): Thousands of members of the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) of Assam protested against the government for denying land rights to people living in the hilly regions and wet lands of the state and giving land to corporate houses instead. State Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi had announced on August 13, during the state assembly session, that the government would not give land rights to the residents of the region but to multi-national companies, corporates and other people as a means to earn more money. Taking out a mass rally in Guwahati city, the protesters shouted slogans and marched demanding an immediate repeal of the decision. Aug 27, 2014

Commonwealth games medalists felicitated

New Delhi/Imphal, Aug 27 (ANI): Medal winners of the recently concluded Glasgow Commonwealth games were recently felicitated by Ministry of Sports at a function at Vigyan Bhawan in Capital New Delhi. Union Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju and former cricketer Sachin Tendulkar handed over the memento and prize money to the award winning players. India finished at the 5th position by winning 64 medals. The Manipur government also felicitated the commonwealth games participants from the state in a function at Khuman Lampak Sports Complex in Imphal. While weightlifting gold medalist Sanjita Khumukcham received Rs.15 Lakh, bronze medal winner in Judo Kalpana Thoudam received Rs.8 lakh. 6 silver medalists- Mirabai Saikhom Chanu in weight lifting, Sushila Likmabam in Judo, Sarita Laishram and Devendro Laishram in boxing and Kangujam Chinglensana and Kotharjit Kadangbam in hockey received Rs 10 lakh each. Aug 27, 2014

UN envoy to Yemen says situation very worrying

UN special envoy to Yemen Jamal Benomar says that the situation is "very worrying" and warned all sides that "a way out of the crisis is through concerted and peaceful effort." Duration: 00:40 Aug 27, 2014