BSF, BGB celebrate rakhi at Indo-Bangladesh border

South Dinajpur, Aug 10 (ANI): Indian border guarding force (BSF) and Bangladeshi border guarding force (BGB) celebrated Rakhi at Hilly Indo-Bangladesh border under South Dinajpur district of West-Bengal on Sunday. BSF lady constables tied Rakhi to BGB jawans in the presence of senior officials at the border line. The main motto behind the function is to enhance brotherhood between the two friendly neighborhood countries. Aug 10, 2014

Britain airdrops humanitarian aid for besieged Iraqis

UK airdrops aid to thousands of civilians stranded on a mountain in northern Iraq after fleeing militants. Officials said Sunday, thousands of civilians have safely escaped to Syria and been escorted by Kurdish forces back into Iraq. Duration: 00:42 Aug 10, 2014

Cultural celebration aims to unite war-torn South Sudan

As South Sudan continues to experience civil unrest and inter-tribal violence, a fashion and arts festival aims to introduce diverse populations to each other through cultural experiences. Duration: 01:34 Aug 10, 2014

Centre Alerts States to Take Drought Relief Steps

In the wake of most districts in the country not receiving enough rainfall so far, the Union government has empowered state governments to initiate drought relief measures by utilising funds under the State Disaster Response Fund (SDRF). Aug 10, 2014

Gas pricing: Congress says court will look into matter pertaining to validation of probe against Rel

Bangalore/ New Delhi, Aug 10 (ANI): The anti-graft wing of the Delhi government has filed an affidavit in the high court saying it has jurisdiction to lodge a report against Reliance Industries and former petroleum minister M Veerappa Moily, in the gas pricing issue. Moily said that the matter is in the court and it would be taken care of by the court. Congress and NCP also said that the High Court will have final say in the matter. Meanwhile, AAP accused the former UPA government and said that the agency was right in filing affidavit in the case. The matter pertains to an approval by the cabinet of the previous government in January to double the price of gas extracted by Reliance from $4.2 per unit. Aug 10, 2014

Narendra Modi celebrates Rakshabandhan

New Delhi, Aug 10 (ANI): PM Narendra Modi celebrated Rakshabandhan in the capital on Sunday. Earlier today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has greeted the people on the occasion of Rakshabandhan, which is being celebrated across the country today. Social worker Sadhvi Rithambara and Minister of Minority Affairs Najma Heptulla tied rakhi to Modi. Aug 10, 2014

President Pranab Mukherjee celebrates rakshabandhan

New Delhi, Aug 10 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday celebrated Rakshabandhan with children. Children of all age groups were present at the Rashtrapati Bhawan to tie Rakhi on Mukherjee's wrist. They looked happy to receive gifts and chocholate from the president. Earlier on Saturday, in his message, Mukherjee extended his warm greetings and good wishes to all citizens in the country and abroad saying, "The festival of Rakhi spreads harmony and celebrates brotherhood. Rakhi is a sacred thread of protection embellished with the affection of a sister for her brother. It symbolises the inseparable bond of love between brothers and sisters". Aug 10, 2014

AP will Develop Araku Valley into Another Ooty: Chandrababu Naidu

Andhra Pradesh government will develop Araku Valley-Paderu in tribal-centric Vizag Agency area into an attractive tourist destination on the lines of Ooty, to attract national and international tourists, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu stated on Saturday. Aug 10, 2014

Advani celebrates Rakshabandhan

New Delhi, Aug 10 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani celebrated rakshabandhan at his residence in the capital here today. Earlier today, Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel tied rakhi to Gujarat Governor OP Kohli. The first woman Chief Minister of Gujarat also tied rakhis to specially-abled children in Gandhinagar. President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President Hamid Ansari have also extended their wishes to the people of the country on the occasion of Rakshabandhan. Aug 10, 2014