Jaswant Singh in critical condition in RR Army Hospital post head injury

New Delhi, Aug 8 (ANI): Former Union Minister Jaswant Singh has been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of the Army Research and Referral Hospital in Delhi on Thursday, and is said to be in critical condition. A senior doctor at the hospital said that Singh has been operated upon for head injury. Singh reportedly slipped and grievously injured his head. According to reports, the former Union Minister was found unconscious around 11 pm at his residence last night. Senior BJP leader LK Advani visited the hospital to inquire about Jaswant Singh's welfare. The 76-year-old leader was expelled from the BJP earlier this year after he decided to contest the general elections from his home district Barmer in Rajasthan as an Independent candidate. Aug 8, 2014

UP cops book 9-year-old boy for 'disturbing law and order'; politicos react

New Delhi, Aug 8 (ANI): The UP police have once again sparked another controversy by booking a Class III student, all of nine years, under sections 107/116 of CRPC for "disturbing the law and order" situation in his village. Questioning the law and order situation in the state politicos condemned the authorities as well as the UP government. Aug 8, 2014

US Defense Secretary meets EAM Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi to boost ties

New Delhi, Aug 08 (ANI): US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel met Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi on Friday to bolster defence and strategic ties. Hagel is on a three-day-visit to India to prepare ground for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's impeding meeting with President Barack Obama next month. One of the major take-away for Hagel could be an Indian offer to significantly increase an order for U.S. attack helicopters. Aug 8, 2014

Odisha CM assures relief to flood-affected people

Sambalpur, Aug 08 (ANI): Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik, took stock of flood situation in the state from a chopper as situation turned grim. He visited flood-hit areas and directed special relief commissioner to facilitate relief work in affected villages. The flood situation in Odisha turned grim as several rivers continued to flow above the danger mark due to incessant rainfall. The government has intensified evacuation measures as people living in the low-lying areas are the worst affected. Aug 8, 2014

Cloudburst in Himachal Pradesh, four missing

Nahan, Aug 08 (ANI): Four people went missing after cloudburst in Nahan town in Himachal Pradesh state washed away several houses. Dozens of houses in over five villages in Sirmaur district were damaged as heavy rains wreaked havoc. Four people were feared missing in a car due to the heavy rain and landslides in Satiwala village, nearly 140 kilometers from state capital, Shimla. Aug 8, 2014

Mountain life key to longevity for Kashmir's centenarians

A group of centenarians living in a remote village in Kashmir are defying Pakistan's reputation as one of the worst countries in the world to live as an old person, putting their longevity down to their simple mountain lifestyle. Duration: 02:52 Aug 8, 2014