Gaurav Gogoi calls for unity within Congress ahead of state by-polls

Guwahati, July 29 (ANI): Congress leader Gaurav Gogoi said the party was united and would meet expectations of people in upcoming by-elections in Assam state, denying any dissidence in the party. Speaking to mediapersons in Guwahati, Gogoi said the party must stand united in order to win the upcoming by-elections. The dissidence within the Assam unit of Congress party cropped up after its leaders demanded resignation of chief minister of the state, Tarun Gogoi over poll debacle in general elections held in May. Health Minister Himanta Biswas Sarma, and 33 other Congress party legislatures had resigned demanding a change in leadership. However, Gaurav added that those trying to break party’s unity will not be successful in their efforts. Jul 29, 2014

Violence soars in Gaza as world pleads for truce

Bloodshed in and around Gaza surges with strikes killing 26 Palestinians, including at least four children, as Israel announces the deaths of five more soldiers, shattering hopes for an end to three weeks of violence. Duration: 00:53 Jul 29, 2014

Villagers in Malkangiri demand adequate funds for expediting developmental work

Malkangiri, July 29 (ANI): Maintaining various welfare programmes have failed to yield benefits for the Maoist-infested Malkangiri district due to insufficient funds. Malkangiri, is one of the two districts worst affected by Maoist activities in Odisha. The Maoists, have worked systematically to consolidate their base and capacities in the district. Rural Development Expert, Ashutosh Mishra said that Malkangiri district is a house to the poor and innocent tribal, who have volumes of problems, but being a Maoist hot bed is a major worry. Meanwhile, villagers urged the Modi-led-Bharatiya Janata Party government to grand a special package for implementing development interventions in the area. Jul 29, 2014

Radio controlled car racing gearing popularity in Tamil Nadu

Coimbatore, July 29 (ANI): Radio controlled car racing, which is quite common across other Asian countries, is also gearing up popularity in Tamil Nadu. The first, popularly known as RC (radio controlled) national racing car event, was organized by Radio Controlled Car Association along with Kovai Modelers club at the racing club in Coimbatore. One of the winners of the Radio Control car race, Murali Kannadasan, said that these are unusual cars which runs on methanol and jump through different tracks. Radio car racing is very popular in China, Japan, Malaysia and Taiwan. Event organizer, Raj Kumar, said that the race is popular in many other countries except India, where there is a dearth of racing tracks. Jul 29, 2014

Workshop in Bangalore to sensitize police on sexual abuse cases

Bangalore, July 29 (ANI): Civil society and the police organized a seminar recently to spread awareness on child abuse matters and new legal provisions among police officials in Bangalore. Bangalore Police Commissioner, M N Reddi, stressed upon upgrading the awareness and knowledge among police officers about POCSO. The city of Bangalore and the issue of child safety featured in news when a student of first grade, in one of the city's schools was assaulted by the skating instructor on July 02 who was arrested on July 20. Senior Manager of World Vision, Wesley said they were working with the government to resolve the issue of child protection. Jul 29, 2014

Aruba releases Venezuelan wanted in US on drug charges

Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro welcomes a Venezuelan ex-military intelligence chief after his release from Aruba, where he was arrested at the United States' request on drug trafficking charges. Duration: 00:56 Jul 28, 2014