PM Narendra Modi inaugurates 240 MW Uri-II hydropower project in Kashmir

Baramulla, July 5 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the 240 megawatt Uri-II hydropower project in the mountains of Jammu and Kashmir, barely a mile from the Line of Control (LoC), the de facto border dividing Kashmir between India and Pakistan. Modi dedicated the 240 MW Uri-II hydropower project to the nation built by NHPC at a cost of Rs. 2290 crore in Jammu and Kashmir. This is the second power project on river Jhelum in Uri area in Baramulla district and is located downstream of the 480-MW Uri-I project, which is already operational. Earlier in the day, Modi flagged off the inaugural train on a new stretch of railway to the town of Katra to Vaishno Devi. Heavy security arrangements were made in the state in the wake of PM Modi_s visit. Jul 5, 2014

Magistrate injured in Moradabad violence, BJP workers later released

Moradabad, July 05 (ANI): In what turned out to be an ugly result of detention of the BJP leaders marching to attend a _mahapanchayat_ near Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh, Moradabad District Magistrate Chandrakant, Senior Superintendent of Police Dharam Veer, Circle Officer Archana and four policemen were injured in heavy stone-throwing by the protesters. The clash began after the group was stopped from attending the _mahapanchayat_ which was reportedly to incite communal feelings. Inspector General (law and order) of Uttar Pradesh, Amrendra Sengar said that almost 200 party supporters along with MP Sarvesh Singh were arrested and later released Jul 5, 2014

India responds to Pak_s remark on Kashmir, says language of bygone era doesn_t help

New Delhi, July 05 (ANI): In response to Pakistan_s comment that India_s Jammu and Kashmir is a disputed territory, Indian Foreign Ministry said that the language of bygone era has not helped or served anybody any purpose. Stressing that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said such remark was not in agreement with Indian PM Narendra Modi and Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif_s desire to normalise the relationship through dialogue. On the eve of Modi_s visit to Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Tasnim Aslam in Islamabad said they didn_t accept the so-called accession of Jammu and Kashmir to India and Kashmir was not an integral part of India. Jul 5, 2014

Shimray Asaiwo Bellrose and 17 others from Northeast clear civil services

Manipur, July 05 (ANI): 30-year-old Shimray Asaiwo Bellrose, a Tangkhul Naga who hails from Lunghar village in Manipur, is proud to have cleared the civil services examination, 2013, conducted by the Union Public Service Commission. She has secured the 1106th position in the final list of the successful candidates. Bellrose has been staying in New Delhi since 2011 after completing her Msc in Botany from Manipur University. Bellrose is among the 18 candidates from the northeast who have cleared the civil services examination. Of the successful candidates, at least six are from Assam, four from Manipur, while two are from Meghalaya. Three candidates are from Mizoram and one each from Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura and Nagaland. Asaiwo believes that continuous disturbance by militant outfits in the northeast prevent the talented youngsters from achieving their potential. Bellerose_s family in Manipur feels proud of her success in the civil services. They believe that it has been possible only because of her hard work and determination. Jul 5, 2014

FIFA investigates alleged ticketing scandal

FIFA says it will take a _firm stance_ and _sanction anybody who violated anything,_ during investigations of a ticketing scandal in Rio de Janeiro on July 4, 2014. Duration: 00:46 Jul 5, 2014

Children's TV star Rolf Harris jailed for sex assaults

Veteran entertainer Rolf Harris, a household name in Britain and Australia for decades, was on Friday jailed for five years and nine months by a judge in London for a string of sexual assaults against girls and young women. Duration: 01:09 Jul 4, 2014

MEA on Iraq crisis

New Delhi, July 04 (ANI): The Ministry of External Affairs on Friday reassured that as many as 116 Indians including 46 nurses from Kerala will reach India on Saturday morning. MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said that an Air India aircraft has flown from New Delhi and is expected to reach Erbil, Iraq, late on Friday. Assuring that the government was putting in all efforts in ensuring the safety of Indian nationals, MEA said that a joint secretary level officer will co-ordinate with authorities in Iraq for the safety of Indians there. Even as process is underway to bring back as many as 116 Indians from the war-torn country, 39 Indian nationals continue to be held captive in Mosul. The MEA said that the resources that went into freeing the nurses would be used in the case of others too. Jul 4, 2014

DY Patil takes additional charge of West Bengal as acting Governor

Kolkata, July 04 (ANI): Bihar Governor DY Patil on Friday took additional charge of West Bengal as the acting Governor following MK Narayanan's resignation. A release from the Rashtrapati Bhawan said that until regular arrangements for the office of Governor of West Bengal were made, Patil would be in charge. Patil was sworn in as the Governor during a grand ceremony in the presence of state Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and other eminent leaders. Jul 4, 2014