'MOM' meets Mars, History has been created: PM Modi

Bangalore, Sep 24 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday congratulated the ISRO scientists on the success of Mars Mission which makes India the first country in the world to be successful in its maiden mission. Modi said that Mars Orbiter Mission abbreviated as MOM has met 'Mangal' and India has created history in the process. Modi congratulated all the scientists at ISRO and also those who have contributed in every way to make this mission a success. He also said that it is a great achievement which Mars Orbiter has made by travelling for more than 650 million kilometers and added that India has gone beyond the imagination of human enterprise and evaluation. Sep 24, 2014

Landslide in Meghalaya kills eight

Meghalaya, Sep 24 (ANI): Eight bodies were pulled out from debris after landslide, triggered by heavy rains, wreaked havoc in East Khasi Hills district of Meghalaya. At least 22 people have died in flooding and landslides triggered by heavy rains in remote northeastern India, in the second flood tragedy to hit the subcontinent this month. Rescue workers said 17 people died in the mountainous state of Meghalaya and five in Guwahati, the biggest city in the region. Authorities have deployed hundreds of rescue workers to the area. Pramod Kumar Tiwari, the head of Assam's Disaster Management Authority, said more than 50 villages were hit by flash floods in the Garo Hills district of Meghalaya. Sep 24, 2014

India's maiden Mars mission successful

Bangalore, Sep 24 (ANI): India's maiden Mars mission was successfully accomplished after the spacecraft entered the orbit around the red planet early on Wednesday (September 24). Indian space agency ISRO's low-cost mission to Mars successfully entered Mars, crowning India as the first country to execute such a project in its maiden attempt. The spacecraft, called Mangalyaan, was launched in November last year. Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself closely watched the final phase of the launching at ISRO in Bangalore. The success of the Mars Orbiter Mission, lauded for its low price tag of $74 million, will boost India's five-decade-old space programme that Prime Minister Narendra Modi aims to expand with better infrastructure and technology. Sep 24, 2014

Tangkhul Naga Community welcomes freshers to Delhi

New Delhi/ Nagaland, Sep 24 (ANI): College admissions are over and it's time to welcome the freshers. Under the theme of 'Emerging Youths, Emerging Talents' Tangkhul Katamnao Long, Delhi (TKLD) organized the 11th edition of "Yarthot Kazip" or fresher's meet at Thyagaraj stadium. Music, dance and fashion parade - the fun filled affair was attended by many Tangkhul Naga community and students. The celebrations not only aimed at making freshers comfortable but also were meant to introduce them to their seniors and others Nagas residing in the national capital. MP from Nagaland Neiphiu Rio also addressed the event. A group of Student performed the Tangkhul folk song in colorful traditional attire. During the event many young artists showcased their talent in singing and dancing. The audience was mesmerized by their performance. Later, Music bands like Epistles, Towering Faith and Red Light Passengers gave rocking performances. "Epistle" a Country, Pop & Gospel music band enthralled the audience by performing songs in Tangkhul and English. A huge crowd enjoyed the performance and sang along with them. Sep 24, 2014

Iran unveils new missile-equipped drone

Iran unveiled a new missile-equipped drone to boost its military arsenal, as part of events marking the end of its 1980-1988 war against Iraq. Duration: 00:37 Sep 24, 2014

DRC launches administration school to fight corruption

In a country where political power is often linked to personal ties, the Democratic Republic of Congo_s new School of Administration is the first official route preparing candidates for public office. Duration: 01:56 Sep 24, 2014