Security forces seize cannabis from Indian villages bordering Bangladesh

Tripura, May 22 (ANI): Security forces along with the state administration raided villages in Tripura bordering Bangladesh and seized huge quantity of cannabis on Tuesday. The forces seized 2,000 kilograms of cannabis worth rupees 10 million from around 50 houses in Sonamura town, a sub-division in Sipahijala district. The dried cannabis was hidden in plastic barrels, containers buried in soil. The villages are located near India-Bangladesh international border where these contrabands were cultivated for smuggling into neighbouring country. May 22, 2014

SP dissolves its UP unit, Akhilesh remains state President

Lucknow, May 22 (ANI): The Samajwadi Party on Thursday dissolved its Uttar Pradesh unit following the party's bad performance in the 2014 polls. Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, however, will remain the party's state chief. The incident came two days after 36 SP leaders having Minister of State (MoS) status in the state government were sacked. Talking on the same, party leader Rajendra Chaudhry said that the decision was taken on guidance of the SP Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav. He said that introspection on the reasons of bad performance is underway and these developments came in the same respect. May 22, 2014

Scorching heat of the plains drives tourists to cool Himachal hills

Shimla, May 22 (ANI): The scorching summer heat of the plains drives tourists to the cool chimes of Shimla, a picture perfect hill-station in Himachal Pradesh to enjoy a pleasant vacation, especially after the frenzy of the general elections. The travel and tourism industry of the state is riding on a wave of optimism, harbouring hopes of immense profits that the influx of large number of tourists is expected to rope in with the mercury dipping to three to four degree Celsius below normal. The tourism industry is highly essential for the region as it boosts the economy and provides employment to a large number of people which includes hoteliers, travel guides, taxi and auto drivers, restaurants, and shopkeepers. May 22, 2014

Traumatized 11-month-old goes solo parasailing on parents' whim, case registered in Kerala

Kerala, May 22 (ANI): A risky parasailing stunt forced upon a terrified 11-month-old infant, Niya Nizam, on Wednesday in Kannur district of Kerela landed the girl's parents in legal trouble. The toddler was made to set sail alone clinging desperately to an open parachute by her parents at an adventure sports event organized by an Aerosports Society in Muzhappilangad beach, leaving the onlookers aghast. District Magistrate, P Balakiran said legal action would be taken against those found responsible. The eyewitnesses and the onlookers felt that the parents and the organizers were insensitive to the child's age for sending her parasailing to a height of about 40 feet as the child howled in mortal fear. May 22, 2014

BSE closes points 76.38 up on May 22

New Delhi, May 22 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 76.38 points up to stand at 24,374.40. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 23.50 points up to stand at 7,276.40. MCX and Suzlon Energy were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 20.00% and 16.24% along with NHPC and Bajaj Finance Limited with an increase of 12.58% and 12.31% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd. and Essar Oil with a decrease of 5.82% and 3.24% along with Motherson Sumi and Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd. with a decrease of 3.02% and 2.92% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 12.61 points at 14,334.41 while the banking sector is up 119.89 points at 17,239.64 and the realty sector is up 101.61 points at 1,936.21. The Indian currency is up 0.48% at Rs 58.50 per dollar. May 22, 2014

Brazilian army in security and health operation

The Brazilian army distributes medicines in the northern state of Amapa as part of its "Agate B" operation to secure the country's borders ahead of the world cup in June. Duration: 01:36 May 22, 2014

Badalta Manzar (May 22, 2014): An independent news report on Jammu and Kashmir

The odd time restoration work of Pratap Park disappointed and irks people in Srinagar city. Authorities of floriculture department starts filling work of park for restoration purpose at odd time which results people are very disappointed as they don’t have another place to take some rest in busy lal Chowk. Due to the hectic life everyone including business man, students and employees has mental stress and to spend some time people are always trying to spend some time in green atmosphere. But unfortunately the green parks that are available for people are under shambles due to the odd time restoration work done by floriculture department, which results thousands of people are against this step. The advanced horticulture farm at poonch district helps to increases the revenue of growers. Poonch district is one of the famous places for picannut crop and lakhs of people are dealing with apple and other fruit crop which results they are earning very good amount. So for the betterment of growers the horticulture department has taken a wonderful step to provide the latest techniques regarding increases the production. In today’s world sports is as necessary as education for a student to bloom in life but in kashmir the sports infrastructure in govt. schools is equal ant to zero May 22, 2014

Campaigning for Traffic Police, Sachin Tendulkar distributes helmets to women

Chandigarh, May 22 (ANI): In a bid to spread awareness regarding traffic rules and women safety, legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar gave away helmets to girls in Chandigarh. Tendulkar came in support of Traffic Policemen and officials holding traffic awareness signboards and distributed helmets to four women riders while informing them about the importance of following traffic rules. He further added that everyone, especially women, should wear helmets to avoid head injuries and one should always follow the speed limit and never violate traffic rules. May 22, 2014

AAP supporters protest in Chennai against Kejriwals judicial custody

Chennai, May 22 (ANI): Supporters of Aam Aadmi Party took to streets and protested in Chennai on Thursday, a day after party chief Arvind Kejriwal was sent to two-day judicial custody. Kejriwal was sent to judicial custody by a court in New Delhi on Wednesday in connection with defamation case filed against him by BJP leader Nitin Gadkari, after he refused to furnish bond of rupees 10,000 in the case. Gadkari had filed a defamation case on February 18, after Kejriwal called him as one of the most corrupt leaders in his list of 'India's most corrupt'. Meanwhile, AAP workers were detained on Wednesday (May 21) for protesting outside the Tihar Jail complex in New Delhi. May 22, 2014

BJP reacts over JD (U)-RJD alliance in Bihar

New Delhi/ Patna, May 22 (ANI): The BJP on Thursday reacted over RJD's support to JD (U) in Bihar. Giriraj Singh said that this support was already there and now both parties are coming together in fear of Narendra Modi to gain power. Nand Kishore Yadav stated that both the parties were already in alliance before election. Dharmendra Pradhan also said that both parties are shocked by the result in General Elections, thus coming together. May 22, 2014

RJD extends outside support to JD (U) in Bihar

New Delhi/ Patna, May 22 (ANI): The RJD in Bihar has extended outside support on Thursday to the current government run by JD (U). JD (U) leader KC Tyagi has said that the support will be welcomed as it is a fight against communal forces. RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav stated that the entire previous election was communalized and this alliance will be a fight against it. He added that this will not be an end to the fight which has begun. Meanwhile, RJD leaders Manoj Jha and Abdul Bari Siddiqui said that RJD will extend outside support to JD (U) as a fight of gaining respect for forces of social justice. May 22, 2014

B-Town glitterati's sizzle at the red carpet of Life Ok May 2014 Awards

Mumbai, May 22 (ANI): Many B-Town celebs sizzled at the red carpet of Life Ok monthly awards in the showbiz capital Mumbai. Spotted at the red carpet were stars like Jacqueline Fernandez, Elli Avram, Chorographer Prabhu Deva, actors Aftab Shivisani and Tusshar Kapoor amongst others who were all pepped up for the event. With so many stars coming under the same roof it was indeed a gala evening. May 22, 2014