Floods inundate Kaziranga National Park, forest rangers step up security

Golaghat, Aug 19 (ANI): Forest rangers stepped up safety measures in Assam's Kaziranga National Park in a bid to protect the wild life as flood waters from the Brahmaputra River have inundated almost 80 per cent of its area. The park authorities have strengthened security as poachers take advantage of the floods to kill animals, particularly one-horned rhinos. During the floods, the animals stray outside the park. The rhinos and other animals normally go towards the Karbi Anglong Hills looking for higher grounds. However, District Forest Officer of Kaziranga National Park, S K Sill Sarmah said additional safety corridors have been installed in order to keep a strict vigil and safeguard the wild life. Aug 19, 2014

Disquieting times for Malaysia's 'fish listeners'

Malaysia's last "fish listeners" -- practitioners of a dying local art of listening underwater to locate their quarry -- try to keep the ancient technique alive in the face of industrial trawling and the depletion of stocks. Duration: 02:29 Aug 19, 2014

Booming automobile sector

New Delhi, Aug 19 (ANI): The Indian auto industry has come a long way since its inception. It has emerged as a major contributor to India's gross domestic product (GDP), accounting around 7% and employing about 19 million people both directly and indirectly. In addition, with Government's backing and a rapid growth in demand of cars, multi-utility vehicles (MUVs), two and three wheelers and auto components, the sector is set to attract foreign investors. India is currently the sixth largest passenger vehicle market in the world, and is geared to overtake major markets in Europe and North America in the next decade. Aug 19, 2014

National Guard arrives in Ferguson

US National Guard troops are deployed in Ferguson, Missouri where a white police officer shot dead an unarmed black teenager sparking days of violence and unrest. Duration: 00:38 Aug 19, 2014

Muslim-Jewish wedding in Israel draws furious response

The wedding of a Jewish woman, Morel Malka, and a Muslim man, Mahmoud Mansour, in the city of Rishon Letzion, central Israel, has drawn furious response from Israeli ultra-rightwing group "Lehava" and support from other Israelis. Duration: 01:19 Aug 18, 2014

Survivors of Indonesia tour boat swam to volcano island

Thirteen people lost at sea for two days when their tourist boat sank in Indonesia were rescued Monday after a horrific ordeal that had forced other survivors to swim to a volcanic island and drink their own urine. Duration: 00:31 Aug 18, 2014

Arun Jaitely on Indo-Pak secretary level talks called off

New Delhi, Aug 18 (ANI): Expressing disappointment, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said that provocations like ceasefire violations and more seriously holding talks with Kashmiri separatists show that Pakistan does not want to normalize relationship with India. In a strong message to Pakistan, Jaitley asserted that Indian armed forces are fully prepared to respond to any ceasefire violation by it. Aug 18, 2014