Pak PM Nawaz Sharif to bring his own car for SAARC summit: Foreign Ministry

Islamabad, Nov 21 (ANI): Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will take his own car to SAARC meeting in Nepal next week, the foreign ministry Spokeswoman Tasnim Aslam said while in a briefing in Islamabad. Pakistan will transport Sharif's car hundreds of kilometres to Nepal's capital Kathmandu in the foothills of the Himalayas. Leaders from eight nations - Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Nepal, India and Pakistan - meet in Kathmandu for two days from November 26 for SAARC summit. Asked whether a bilateral meeting between Sharif and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the SAARC summit was on the cards, Aslam said no such meeting was scheduled so far. Nov 21, 2014

Government carries out search and rescue training in Nainital

Nainital, Nov 21 (ANI): The disaster management department in Uttarakhand trained firemen for search and rescue operations recently. The state witnessed one of the worst disasters last year. The training is being provided by the disaster management department of Uttarakhand state government. The instructor, Sunil Vaidh, said the firemen were being trained in carrying out search and rescue operations in the case of any untoward incident. Vaidh added about 2000 government officials have been trained till now and further such training programmes would carry on. A trainee fireman, Bhairav Dutt, was happy to learn the techniques. The present training course would continue till November 23. Nov 21, 2014