Brazil snack vendors win victory over FIFA

The vendors of a traditional Brazilian snack are doing great business at the World Cup -- but had to fight FIFA for the right to feed the fans. Duration: 02:00 Jul 4, 2014

Hoarders taking advantage of below normal monsoon forecast, strict action needed: Arun Jaitley

New Delhi, July 4 (ANI): At the state food ministers' meet on Friday, to discuss measures to check the unreasonable increase in prices of some food items, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that hoarders are taking advantage of the forecast of below normal monsoon. He stated that during the months of July- December every year, the prices of some food items increase due to hoarding. He urged the states to take stern against hoarders and assured that the central government would give them complete support. Jul 4, 2014

Pakistan Foreign Minister calls Kashmir disputed territory, Politicos react

Delhi/ Mumbai/ Lucknow, July 4 (ANI): Pakistan Foreign Minister Tasnim Aslam’s statement calling Kashmir a disputed territory has invited political reactions. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that such statements seem jokes to him as they don’t hold any significance. JD (U) leader Ali Anwar stated that Pakistan has always been saying such statements and the Central government should take quick action. NCP’s Nawab Malik said that Kashmir is an integral part of India and no statement from Pakistan can change that fact. CPI leaders D Raja and Atul Anjan said that such statements are sad but both the countries should mutually talk the relations to avoid such disputes. Jul 4, 2014

Oommen Chandy meets Sushma Swaraj regarding Kerala nurses safe evacuation from Iraq

New Delhi, July 4 (ANI): Kerala Chief Minister Oomman Chandy on Friday met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to discuss the issue of safe evacuation of Kerala Nurses struck in the violence hit zone in Iraq. 46 Indian nurses who were stranded in a hospital in Tikrit in war-torn Iraq have reportedly been forced to shift and are in the captivity of the Sunni militant group ISIS. The government says they are "safe and unarmed", but admits the situation is "difficult." Jul 4, 2014

Omar Abdullah to skip Security Review meeting with PM, Politicos react

New Delhi, July 04 (ANI): Political leaders reacted on Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah to skip the security review meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Leaders said that it was for Abdullah to decide if he will attend the meeting or not, but also advocated that a meeting to resolve issues related to Kashmir was a positive move. Modi arrived in Katra to flag off a special train to Vaishno Devi and will fly to the Army’s 15 corps headquarters at Badamibagh cantonment in Srinagar, where he would chair a security review meeting. Jul 4, 2014

Katra- Udhampur rail link is a gift for lakhs of pilgrims visiting Vaishno Devi Shrine: Modi

Katra, July 4 (ANI): On his first visit to Jammu and Kashmir, PM Narendra Modi flagged off the Katra- Udhampur train. He said that the railway service is for the benefit of not only the locals but also lakhs of Indians who want to visit Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine. He ensured that this rail link would bring speed, energy and rapid development for the state. He also stressed on the need to have a separate development model for the Himalayan states. Jul 4, 2014

Railway Ministry committed to balanced development of railway networks: Sadanand Gowda

Katra, July 04 (ANI): After Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off first special train from Udhampur to Katra, Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda said that the ministry is committed to balanced development of railway networks throughout the region. Gowda said that the connectivity will provide opportunities to local artisans, traders and students alike. He also expressed gratitude towards the state Chief Minister Omar Abdullah and PM Narendra Modi for making the project successful. Jul 4, 2014

Omar Abdullah thanks Vajpayee government for Katra- Udhampur rail link

Katra, July 04 (ANI): After the Katra- Udhampur train was flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday morning, Jammu Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah thanked the prior government of Atal Bihari Vajpayee for its invaluable contribution in the development of the rail link. He said that the state had waited a long time for this link to become functional as it would prove to be a boon for the locals. He hoped that the centre would extend support to rail networks in regions like Sonmarg as well. Jul 4, 2014