7 BSF jawans injured in terror attack near Srinagar, politicos condemn

New Delhi, Aug 12 (ANI): Political leaders on Tuesday condemned the attack by terrorists on BSF convoy at Pampore, 14 km from Srinagar, on Srinagar-Jammu highway late on Monday night. Seven men of the BSF 151 battalion, including an Assistant Commandant sustained injuries in the attack. The BSF convoy was coming from south Kashmir when it was attacked by the terrorists. Aug 12, 2014

Politicos react on Rajnath's new Kashmir mantra 'Insaniyat'

New Delhi, Aug 12 (ANI): Political leaders on Tuesday reacted over union home minister Rajnath Singh's statement on Kashmir issue. Singh said that the NDA government is ready for a dialogue "within the framework of humanity (insaniyat ka dayra)" to resolve the Kashmir issue. Seeking the Congress's support in this context, he also reiterated the government's commitment to repatriation and rehabilitation of Kashmiri migrants. 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

Omar thanks Modi for power projects in JandK and credits Manmohan Singh for same

Leh, Aug 12 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and also credited Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for the electric power projects in the state. Modi is to inaugurate the 45 MW Nimoo-Bazgo hydroelectric power project in Leh and later, 44 MW hydro power project at Chutak village in Kargil district while on his day long visit in the valley. Abdullah also said that the project will enable the areas to transmit about 5000 MW power to other areas and to prosper the economy further. Aug 12, 2014

Rising water level in River Ganges force people to leave their house in Varanasi

Varanasi, Aug 12 (ANI): People staying near the temples situated on the banks of River Ganges flowing through Varanasi city of Uttar Pradesh left their homes as flood waters streamed in through their houses. Residents claim that rains in the last four to five days have led to increase in water levels of Ganges by 20 feet. A priest and a resident of Varanasi, Prabhu Sahrani said even ferry services in the River Ganges has stopped since past week due to fear of drowning. Heavy rains in June last year caused rivers and lakes to burst their banks, killing almost 6,000 people in the Uttarakhand. Aug 12, 2014

RJD - JD (U) alliance will be successful: Ali Anwar

New Delhi, Aug 12 (ANI): JD (U) leader Ali Anwar has said that the alliance between Lalu Prasad Yadav and Nitish Kumar is a natural one and is going to be successful. Earlier, Anwar had said that an alliance between the JD (U), the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and the Congress in Bihar was the need of the hour politically, as all three parties have similar socialist ideologies. Aug 12, 2014

Power transmission lines in Leh and Kargil will lead to proper power distribution and development: P

Leh, Aug 12 (ANI): Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal while on his visit to Leh with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Tuesday said that the two power transmission lines to be inaugurated by the PM will lead to proper power distribution and development of the state. He said that unlike earlier when power was wasted because of inefficient transmission lines, the new lines will prove fruitful for the whole state. Modi is to inaugurate the 45 MW Nimoo-Bazgo hydroelectric power project at Leh polo grounds and later another 44 MW hydro power project at Chutak village in Kargil district. Aug 12, 2014

PM Narendra Modi inaugurates 45 MW Nimoo-Bazgo hydroelectric power project in Leh

Leh, Aug 12 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 45 MW Nimoo-Bazgo hydroelectric power project at Leh polo grounds on Tuesday. The power project is situated at Alchi village, 70 km from Leh. Modi arrived in Ladakh early in morning on a daylong visit. He was received at the Leh airport by Jammu and Kashmir governor NN Vohra, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, Ladakh parliamentarian Nawan Rigzin Jora, Chief of Indian Army Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag and senior civil, police and military officials. The Prime Minister is accompanied by Union power minister Piyush Goyal and national security advisor Ajit Doval. Aug 12, 2014