Teacher arrested for brutally thrashing 13-year-old student in West Bengal

Howrah, July 26 (ANI): A teacher of St. Aloysius School in West Bengal was arrested for beating up a 13-year-old boy black and blue during class hours for borrowing pen. The student of eighth standard sustained severe injuries on shoulder and is suffering from high fever. Father of the teenager, Deepak Khater, said the teacher beat his son with steel scale. Meanwhile, school in-charge, Sister Hilda, said the school authorities were unaware of the incident but will suspend the teacher with immediate effect. Complaint was registered at Golabari police station of Howrah district. Jul 26, 2014

Army defuses eight live bombs in Kashmir

R.S. Pura, July 26 (ANI): Eight live bombs were recovered in RS Pura area in Jammu and Kashmir. The explosives were old and recovered after villagers in the area found them and informed the bomb squad. Security personnel of Indian Army_s Bomb Disposal Squad, along with the police and paramilitary, Border Security Force (BSF), reached the spot to defuse the bombs. People living at the border areas have been suffering huge losses because of the exchange of fire between India and Pakistan as their livestock and houses have also been damaged. Jul 26, 2014

Visiting Nepal within two months of being Foreign Minister reflects importance of Nepal for India: S

Kathmandu, July 26 (ANI): Foreign minister Sushma Swaraj, who is in Nepal for a three-day visit said the neighbouring country was top priority for the government. Swaraj will co-chair third meeting of the Nepal-India Joint Commission, which is taking place after 23 years. The commission is expected to review the entire range of bilateral relations. During her visit, she will also meet her Nepalese counterpart Mahendra Bahadur Pandey. Swaraj hoped her visit would boost India-Nepal ties. The meeting will hold discussions in five different clusters -political, security and border issues; economic co-operation and infrastructure; trade and transit; power and water resources. Twenty-seven officers each from Nepal and India would participate in the commission_s meeting. Jul 26, 2014

Amarnath Yatra spurs tourism in Kashmir as well

Srinagar, July 26 (ANI): The Hindu cave shrine of Amarnath, located in a Himalayan glacial valley, spurred tourism in Kashmir as pilgrims throng the mountainous terrain during the ongoing pilgrimage. The holy Amarnath cave is situated at a height of approximately 4,000 meters, which has four ice formations considered figurines of different Hindu gods. Amarnath is a 150 feet high and 90 feet long cave located nearly 145 km from summer capital, Srinagar. Pilgrims are not only going to the shrine, but are also coming in large numbers to take a trip of the valley and enjoy the picturesque views, grasp the freshness of the meadows, the hills and the rivers and to beat the heat. The Amaranth yatra started on June 28 this year and since then, famous tourist spots in the state, including summer capital Srinagar, Gulmarg district, Pahalgam, and Sonmarg have witnessed travellers from around the country. Jul 26, 2014

World_s hottest chilly becomes a profitable business for farmers in Manipur

Manipur, July 26 (ANI): Yambem Ibohanbi is a progressive farmer in Manipur who has been growing U-Morok, the world_s hottest chilly. In 2012, he set up M/S Global Vegetables at Nungoi Awang Leikai in Imphal east and starts producing saplings to supply it to local farmers.He prepares over 10,000 saplings at his farm and earns over Rs. 1 lakh rupees during the season.Yambem also produce the chilli and send it in the market. U-Marok is mainly used for curries, pickles and chutney. This chilli is also cultivated in parts of Assam, Nagaland and particularly in the hilly areas of the region. Many traders in cities across Manipur, Assam and Nagaland are exporting the processed chilli. Jul 26, 2014

Nigeria says Liberian man died of Ebola in Lagos hospital

Nigeria said Friday that Ebola caused the death of a Liberian national who died in quarantine in Lagos, confirmation that the worst-ever outbreak of the virus has reached Africa_s most populous country. Duration: 00:37 Jul 26, 2014

Iran rally in support of Palestinians, against Israel

Iranians rallied nationwide on Friday in a show of support for Palestinians and to protest against Israel as the Jewish state pursued its deadly campaign against the Gaza Strip enclave. Duration: 00:41 Jul 26, 2014

Richard III's car park burial site opens to public

Visitors will be able to look down from a glass walkway on the grave of King Richard III when a new centre opens in the English cathedral city of Leicester, where the infamous hunchback was found under a car park in 2012. Duration: 00:35 Jul 26, 2014