Tech advances boost hurricane tracking and relief

Storm technology experts and relief organisers gathered in Florida ahead of the the US government releasing its prediction for the upcoming Atlantic hurricane season this week. Duration: 01:51 May 22, 2014

Ukraine turmoil threatens farmers and global markets

With prices for petrol, equipment and seeds all soaring, daily life for Ukrainian farmers has become a real struggle - with knock-on effects not just for the local economy but for markets across the globe. Duration: 02:15 May 22, 2014

SC dismisses Srinivasan's appeal, Aditya Verma to file contempt petition against him

New Delhi, May 22 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed N Srinivasan's appeal to revisit the earlier court order that forced him to step aside from the post of president of the BCCI and reinstate him on the post. Meanwhile, Cricket Association of Bihar Chief Aditya Verma said that he is to file contempt petition against him for flouting court orders. Verma alleged that Srinivasan had defied the Supreme Court by secretly meeting Chennai Super Kings officials in Ranchi on May 13. May 22, 2014

Yogendra Yadav gets bail after his detention for protesting outside Tihar

New Delhi, May 22 (ANI): A Delhi court on Thursday granted bail to AAP leader Yogendra Yadav after his detention for protesting outside Tihar jail against the arrest of Arvind Kejriwal. The court ordered Yadav to be released on a personal bond of Rs 5,000. Yadav said that the court did not decide on the legality of the arrest yet. Prashant Bhushan had argued that Yadav be released on personal surety or be discharged under section 59 of the CrPC because the arrest was illegal as there was no public atonement of the imposition of Section 144 of the CrPC as required under the law. May 22, 2014

Congress on RJD supporting JD (U)

New Delhi, May 22 (ANI): The Congress on Thursday hailed the RJD's decision to support JD (U). Congress leader Shakeel Ahmad said that this alliance would fail Narendra Modi's attempt to topple the Bihar government. May 22, 2014

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