Agartala city reaps the benefits of peace in the state

Agartala, Aug 29 (ANI): Tripura was once reeling under the impact of insurgency which had hampered its development. However, with the gradual decline of militant activities over the last few years, the state has been making tremendous progress. Agartala city is a proof of this change. Small and big industries, educational institutes, shopping malls, hospitals and better road connectivity - the city is witnessing a change. Emphasis on infrastructure development has resulted in better roads, education and health care facilities, thereby improving the living conditions of the public. With a decline in militancy, investors are also showing interest in the state and a good number of industries have come up in and around Agartala. This has created employment scope for thousands of youth. Additionally, the state has formulated investor-friendly policies to attract national and multinational companies. Aug 29, 2014

New power station in Kashmir brightens lives with uninterrupted supply

Rajouri, Aug 29 (ANI): A new power station set up in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir brightened up people’s lives with uninterrupted power supply. Junior Engineer, Javed Iqbal, said the power station aims at providing uninterrupted power supply. A resident, Ratan Lal, added lack of electricity impacted the industry work earlier. However, the plant, which was set up in June this year, is benefiting the people immensely. No line men from city ever visited the area to fix the electricity poles. People are now getting an opportunity to start their own work, which has generated employment opportunities for many. The new power station is boosting the number of small scale industries, such as flour mills, set up by people for self-employment. Aug 29, 2014

Obama on Ukraine, Russia and Syria

President Barack Obama said it is plain for world to see that Russian forces are in Ukraine. In a wide-ranging press conference Obama also said the US does not have to choose between Assad and IS in Syria. Duration: 01:18 Aug 29, 2014

Turkey's former PM Erdogan sworn in as president

Turkey's outgoing premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan was sworn in as president Thursday, extending his decade-long rule, while opponents who accuse him of authoritarianism walked out of the ceremony. Duration: 00:35 Aug 29, 2014

Army wives ask Russia to come clean on troops in Ukraine

Several dozen women gather outside a military base in central Russia to demand Moscow come clean about where their husbands are after reports of secret funerals for soldiers covertly sent to fight in Ukraine. Duration: 00:59 Aug 29, 2014

Sudan, Ethiopia, Egypt meet to discuss Nile dam project

Ethiopia hosted a two-day meeting of the tripartite ministerial committee between Sudan, Ethiopia and Egypt bin Khartoum to discuss the hydro-electric dam being built by Addis Ababa on the Nile. Duration: 00:33 Aug 29, 2014

Ceasefire violation in Kashmir post flag meeting appalls villagers

Akhnoor, Aug 28 (ANI): Ceasefire violation post the Indo-Pak flag meeting in Akhnoor district in Jammu and Kashmir appalled and angered the villagers. Pakistani Rangers and paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF) held the first flag meeting on August 27 since the multiple ceasefire violations by nuclear-armed Pakistan. The meeting was held at the Nikowal Border Outpost in the district. Reportedly, hours after the meeting, Pakistan Rangers started firing late night and violated the ceasefire again early morning at around 4 am. Villagers lamented living under constant threat to life amid continuous ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops along the international border. A local, Manjeet Singh, expressed his anguish of dealing with ceasefire violation everyday. Meanwhile, Inspector General, Border Security Force, Rakesh Sharma, said that the flag meeting was of company level and that the main meeting is yet to take place. Aug 28, 2014