Bangalore Rape Case: New Commissioner meets parents while BJP stage protest

Bangalore, July 22 (ANI): Bangalore’s new Commissioner MN Reddi, who took charge replacing Raghavendra Auradkar met the delegation of parents and authorities of Vibgyor High School over the case of a six-year-old girl, who was allegedly raped on July 02. The school has been shut since July 17. Reddi said that the parents are given assurance and are asked to send back their children to the school. Meanwhile, BJP workers staged a massive protest over the rape of the minor girl. Former Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa, Karnataka BJP Chief Prahlad Joshi and other BJP leaders also joined the protest against the horrendous incident. Jul 22, 2014

BSF foils infiltration bid along International Border in Kathua, intruder killed

Kathua, July 22 (ANI): BSF foiled an infiltration bid and killed an intruder along the International Border (IB) in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir. Jawans of the 68 Battalion of BSF challenged and opened fire on the infiltrators, killing one of them on the spot. BSF troops launched a search operation and recovered body of an unarmed intruder. This is the second infiltration attempt along the IB in less than a week. On Thursday night, the BSF had thwarted an intrusion bid in Suchetgarh sector of Jammu district. Jul 22, 2014

Incessant rains cause flood, submerge Moradabad

Moradabad, July 22 (ANI): Incessant rains have caused floods in Moradabad district of Uttar Pradesh, drowning nearby villages. Last week also, after the district experienced rainfall for hours, around 25 villages were submerged in the flood waters. While cooking food on a rooftop, a resident, Sushma, said on Tuesday this is the only place in her house where the water has not reached yet. An officer of Central Water Commission, Manoj Kumar, said flood danger further persists as the water level of Ramgana river, which flows through the city, is five centimeters below danger level but is likely to go up. Jul 22, 2014

No room for Narayan Rane in Shiv Sena: Sanjay

New Delhi, July 22 (ANI): Shiv Sena Leader Sanjay Raut on Tuesday said that there is no room for former Maharashtra industries minister Narayan Rane in his party. Yesterday, Rane resigned from the state cabinet.He submitted his resignation to Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan. Rane, a chief ministerial aspirant, has been reportedly upset with the party for not giving him the top post. Rane had joined the Congress after he quit the Shiv Sena in 2005. Jul 22, 2014

BJP seeks probe against former PM after allegations of judicial corruption

New Delhi/ Chennai, July 22 (ANI): India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday (July 22) sought a probe against former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh after allegations of judicial corruption by a former judge of the Supreme Court, Justice Markandey Katju. Katju alleged that the previous Manmohan Singh government extended the tenure of a corrupt additional judge of the Madras High Court to stay in power after its key ally DMK from Tamil Nadu threatened to pull out. BJP spokesperson, Siddharth Nath Singh refuted charged that the purported judge was appointed first during the BJP rule from 1998 to 2004. Jul 22, 2014

US man claims African 'kingdom' to make daughter a princess

Jeremiah Heaton travelled from his home in Virginia to an 'unclaimed' piece of land between Egypt and Sudan and planted a flag in it, calling it The Kingdom of North Sudan to make his daughter a princess. Duration: 02:38 Jul 22, 2014

Rebels move bodies from MH17 site as world urges probe

Pro-Russian militiamen in Ukraine loaded almost 200 bodies from the downed Malaysian jet into trains on Sunday and said they had recovered objects from the crash site believed to be the plane's black boxes. Duration: 01:15 Jul 22, 2014

Politicos on Narendra Modi_s 17-point agenda

New Delhi, July 22 (ANI): Political leaders on Tuesday reacted over the 17 point people-oriented agenda which has been sent by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to his ministries. The agenda covers the areas he wants to address most urgently, including enhancing the road and rail network, and boosting labour reforms. The agenda was sent on July 10, and all the ministries were told to submit detailed action plans, with sharp focus on delivery and implementation, by July 20 so as to put the agenda in place when the NDA government completes its first 100 days in office in August-end. Jul 22, 2014

Chambakoolam Moolam boat race in Kerala - A perfect example of communal harmony

Kerala, July 22 (ANI): Alleppey situated in India___s southern state of Kerala is a hub of boat races which go in the area throughout the year on different occasions. And Chambakoolam Moolam boat race marks the beginning of yearly snake boat race. The 400-year-old boat race draws its success to the efforts put by people of different religious faiths. People in large numbers, shunning religious differences, gather to make this annual boat race a success. While the snake boat race proves a highly volatized contest between the participants, spectators sing and shout to make it more exciting. The legend is that the Raja of Chempakasseri, a Hindu ruler, declared that a great water carnival would be held at Champakulam every year, after being impressed by the love and affection from Christian subjects in facilitating idol of Lord Krishna. Jul 22, 2014

Mausoleum of Baba Barchi Bahadur in Aligarh promotes communal harmony

Aligarh, July 22 (ANI): Throughout India, mausoleums dedicated to Sufi saints draw thousands of people irrespective of their caste every year to pray and seek blessings. One such mausoleum which practices this tradition is of Baba Barchi Bahadur in Aligarh. Here people belonging to different communities come together to pay their respects at the saint_s final resting place. Baba Barchi Bahadur preached the ideals of harmony, unity, and brotherhood through his teachings and these ideals can still be seen amongst his devotees today. Locals believe that anyone who comes to the site with a wish to be fulfilled will leave satisfied, whether he is a devotee of the saint or not. Jul 22, 2014