Jet Airways Bhopal New Delhi flight aborted after engine catches fire

New Delhi, Aug 14 (ANI): A Bhopal bound Jet Airways flight's engine caught fire on Thursday morning while taking off from Delhi. All the passengers were evacuated safely. Speaking over this, Civil Aviation Minister, Ashok Gajapathi Raju said that there was a fire incident and now every body is safe. He further said that investigation is going on. Aug 14, 2014

Judicial Appointments Commission Bill to be introduced in RS

New Delhi, Aug 14 (ANI): The Judicial Appointments Bill which was passed unanimously in Lok Sabha on Wednesday will be introduced in Rajya Sabha on Thursday. On one hand, Political leaders hope that the bill shall be passed in the Upper House too but on the other some think that the bill should have been discussed more. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that the government should have given more time for discussion over the Bill. NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that he hoped the Bill shall be passed in Rajya Sabha. SP leader Naresh Agarwal stated that after some amendments required in the bill it shall be passed in Rajya Sabha. Aug 14, 2014

India under tight security blanket ahead of Independence Day

Srinagar /Imphal /Agartala, Aug 14 (ANI): Security has been beefed up across India on Thursday as thousands of police and paramilitary personnel kept a hawk-eyed vigil to thwart any possible threats ahead of Independence Day. Police and paramilitary personnel have been deployed at the airport, market places, railway stations, inter-state bus terminals and metro stations in major Indian cities. Parking lots in the Delhi Metro stations have been closed from today till the next afternoon due to security measures. Tight security blanket has also been thrown in Srinagar city of Jammu and Kashmir as armed paramilitary personnel and police guard stand outside the Bakshi Stadium, the main venue of the Independence Day function. Public relation officer of India's paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Kishore Prasad, said three-tier security arrangement has been made in the valley. Aug 14, 2014

Police nab seven Maoists in Jharkhand

Latehar, Aug 14 (ANI): Police have arrested seven Maoists in India's red corridor of Latehar district in Jharkhand after acting on tip-off intelligence. Briefing the media persons, Sub inspector at Chandwa Police Station, RNP Singh said all seven belong to Jharkhand Sangharsh Mukti Morcha and were arrested after receiving secret information from the sources. Aug 14, 2014

Protest intensifies in Assam after killing of two villagers

Assam, Aug 14 (ANI): The Assam-Nagaland border areas remained tense amid killing of two villagers in Uriamghat of Golaghat district of Assam. The two victims were hit by bullets fired by unidentified persons from Nagaland side when they were protesting against the kidnapping of two teenagers by suspected miscreants. Various student organization of Assam took to street and burnt the effigy of Chief Minister of Assam Tarun Gogoi for inaction in the matter. President of Jorhat unit of All Adivasi Students Association of Assam (AASAA) Pankaj said that 150 houses were burned down by the militants in Golaghat district. Aug 14, 2014

Three killed in militant attack in Kashmir

Srinagar, Aug 14 (ANI): A police vehicle was ambushed in Galendar area of Pampore in Pulwama district of south Kashmir, which claimed three lives on Wednesday evening. A civilian and two policemen were killed after militants attacked police vehicle at Galendar area on the Srinagar-Jammu highway. Militants opened heavy fire upon a police team escorting Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of IRP 11 battalion Abdul Hameed of Keegam Shopian when he was attending nature's call at Galendar area. Aug 14, 2014

AP cameraman killed in Gaza ordnance blast

An Italian cameraman working for international news agency Associated Press was killed in northern Gaza as sappers were dismantling an Israeli missile. Duration: 01:11 Aug 14, 2014

RBI governor emphasizes on financial inclusions to reduce corruption

Mumbai, Aug 14 (ANI): RBI Chief, Raghuram Rajan, vouched for financial inclusion of the poor, in a bid to reduce corruption and boost the developing economy. Speaking at an Independence Day Literature event in Mumbai, Rajan said that India's economy has improved substantially since Independence, but it still lags behind some other countries, such as South Korea, which got their independence even later. He added that direct cash transfers to the poor would help breaking the cycle of dependency. The chief suggested ways to transfer cash by the way of opening bank accounts and transferring government subsidies to those accounts. Aug 14, 2014