Fruit processing unit 'Fruitage' gaining popularity in Nainital making varieties of products from Ap

Nainital, Aug 13 (ANI): A fruit processing unit in hill town of Nainital in Uttarakhand has become a popular name by producing a variety of products from apples and savouring the taste buds. The owner of 'Fruitage', Sanjeev Bhagat said that for the past 20 years the fruit processing unit has been producing a great variety of pickles, juices, squash, jams, chutney and sweet jam pickles 'murabbaa' from as many as 20 variety of apples, which are liked by people across the nation. The unit is primarily run by women workers, who are involved in multiple tasks, right from peeling the apples to boiling them, sweetening them, making different products out of them and packaging as well. The unit is also known for providing employment opportunities to women. The products made out of apples at the fruit processing unit are gaining popularity among tourists as well. Aug 13, 2014

T-shirt, jeans are Jennifer Aniston's lazy style secret

New Delhi, August 13 (ANI): Jennifer Aniston recently revealed that laziness was the key to her wonderful casual style of T-shirt and jeans. While speaking to Yahoo! Beauty, the 45-year-old star said that even though she mostly sports the casual outfit, she often "tailors" her clothes to make them look chic, a leading daily reported. Aniston added that she removes the pockets from her Hudson jeans, as she only likes its fit and wears Saint Laurent jackets. Aug 13, 2014

Muzaffarnagar organizes marathon to spread communal harmony

Muzaffarnagar, Aug 13 (ANI): In a bid to unite people from all faiths in riot-hit Muzaffarnagar city of Uttar Pradesh, a marathon was organised on Tuesday to spread the message of peace and communal harmony. Muzaffarnagar is a flashpoint in Uttar Pradesh in which some 60 people were killed in Hindu-Muslim riots last year. The marathon saw participation of around 4,000 children, along with journalists, police officials, and members of various women and civil society organisations. The event concluded with a cultural function featuring Independence Day-themed programmes. The five-kilometre marathon is an annual event and was organised for the third time in a row. An activist, Satyaprakash Reshu said the marathon would cross all religious institutions with religious heads taking part in it. Aug 13, 2014

New C.Africa PM vows reconciliation despite rebel snub

The new prime minister of the Central African Republic vowed Monday to reconcile a nation torn apart by ethnic and religious violence even as rebels refused to take part in his government. Duration: 01:18 Aug 12, 2014

UN demands urgent action to help Iraq refugees

The United Nations Refugee Agency, UNHCR, says thousands of Yazidi refugees are stranded on Mount Sinjar in Iraq, besieged by Sunni extremists from the Islamic State who control much of northern Iraq and eastern Syria. Duration: 00:56 Aug 12, 2014

Nairobi ethical fashion initiative takes people out of poverty

Nairobi's Hub workshop is the heart of Ethical Fashion Africa, a not-for-profit group created to empower marginalized people by linking them up with international fashion houses like Vivienne Westwood, Fendi and Stella McCartney. Duration: 02:35 Aug 12, 2014

School teachers urge govt to take tough measures against Maoists in Jharkhand

Gumla, Aug 12 (ANI): Government teachers in red corridor of Gumla district urged authorities to take tough measures against the Maoists who are responsible for instilling fear among tutors leading to the shut down of schools in the area. The teachers staged a protest in the wake of abduction and murder of two government school tutors, who were siblings in Gumla district of Jharkhand on August 10. Prakash Toppo, a teacher with the Ghaghra Bansari Middle School, while going to school was abducted on August 06. Consequently, the abductors made a phone call at Toppo's residence demanding ransom of four lakh rupees. His sister, Saroj Toppo, who was also a teacher at a school, went with the money to release her brother but to her ill fate she was also abducted and killed. Aug 12, 2014

Gaza faces Sisyphean task of reconstruction

With thousands of homes reduced to rubble and its infrastructure in ruins, Gaza’s reconstruction will cost billions and require at least an easing of Israel’s blockade to allow in building materials. Duration: 00:51 Aug 12, 2014