Guinness World Records celebrates its 60th anniversary

From super-long tongues to leaping cats, a host of weird and wacky landmarks have made the cut for 60th anniversary edition of the Guinness World Records book out on Thursday. French contestants have provided 40 entries. Duration: 02:25 Sep 10, 2014

Blame game begins as musical instrument of shehnai maestro Ustad Bismillah Khan goes missing

Varanasi, Sep 10 (ANI): Blame game began on Wednesday as musical instrument, 'shehnai', of shehnai maestro and receipt of country's highest civilian award 'Bharat Ratna', Ustad Bismillah Khan, went missing. According to the sons of the shehani maestro, the musical instrument went missing in 2009 and so far no report has been registered with the police. There has been a family dispute regarding Khan's property among his sons and nobody is aware about the things which the Ustad used to posses. Middle son of Khan, Kazim Hussain, said the shehnai was given to Naiyar Hussain, one of the sons of Khan. Sep 10, 2014

Bridge constructed by Army in Jammu brings respite to flood- hit area

Jammu, Sep 10 (ANI): The Army in Jammu built a temporary bridge linking flood- ravaged villages to the city, providing relief to the people after the region's worst floods for 50 years destroyed a number of key crossings and wreaked havoc in the area. Due to heavy floods the bridge on river Tawi was completely damaged. Nearly 45000 people living in about 45 villages in the surrounding area were cut off from the city. The Army and Air Force dropped relief material in the area, while Army boats helped people to commute to the other side of the river. Brigadier P K Mishra said that the Army has constructed a temporary bridge on the river Tawi and named it 'Rahat Setu' meaning bridge of relief. Sep 10, 2014

Madhya Pradesh ideal destination for investments: Shivraj Singh Chouhan

New Delhi, Sept 10 (ANI): Madhya Pradesh, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said on Wednesday that the state being an ideal destination for investments is attracting investors after the good governance portrayed within 100 days of power by the new government. Addressing a news conference in New Delhi, Chouhan said that the investors are showing keen interest to invest after the good governance portrayed within 100 days of power by the new government. Chouhan said that initiatives by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government have build up investors' confidence. Meanwhile, Chouhan added that the state is set to welcome investors from India and abroad with a bank of 20,000 hectares of dispute-free land as it aims to become the country's investment hub. Chouhan also said that they will provide single window facility to investors in a state where there is no law and order problem. Sep 10, 2014

Sushma Swaraj arrives in Afghanistan to bolster ties

Kabul, Sep 10 (ANI): Union Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj arrived in Afghanistan, on Wednesday in a bid to bolster ties between the two countries and review key projects that have been implemented in the region by India. Swaraj held talks with Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai on crucial bilateral and regional issues, as well as on defence and security assistance from India. Swaraj also met her Afghanistani counterpart Zarar Ahmad Osmani. She is also expected to hold meeting with presidential candidates in Kabul and inaugurate the new Indian embassy. With her visit to Afghanistan, Swaraj has now visited four of the eight countries in the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) since taking over the portfolio. Sep 10, 2014

China likely to set up industrial parks in country: Trade Minister

New Delhi, Sept 10: China is likely to announce establishment of industrial parks in India during President Xi Jinping's visit this month, Trade Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Wednesday. Addressing mediapersons, Sitharaman also said that India will ask China to set up manufacturing units for exports as it seeks to restore economic momentum and provide jobs for the tens of thousands of people entering the workforce each month.India is good with rich manpower, well trained manpower, we think, particularly, in activities where large scale technology driven but labour intensive production units have to be set in. No other better place can be in the globe today than in India. So the Chinese investments are being drawn. Sep 10, 2014

Scotland independence vote fires up Catalonia

As Catalonia prepares to mark its national day, the strengthening of Scotland's independence movement is fanning fierce passions in the region, where noisy demos are planned on Thursday by Catalans who want to break away from Spain. Duration: 00:58 Sep 10, 2014

China to launch second space lab in 2016: official

China will launch its second orbiting space laboratory in two years' time, the latest step in an ambitious space programme Beijing says will one day land a Chinese man on the moon. Duration: 00:56 Sep 10, 2014

Ex-poster boy Pistorius faces day of destiny

Judge Thokozile Masipa will give her verdict on Thursday in the trial against Oscar Pistorius, the South African paralympic champion, accused of the murder of his girlfriend in 2013. A portrait of Oscar Pistorius. Duration: 02:41 Sep 10, 2014

Rescue operations in JandK may bridge gap between army and people: SP

New Delhi, Sep 10 (ANI): Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal, on Wednesday said that rescue operations in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir may bridge the gap between army and people. Rising death toll in Kashmir and worst floods in 60 years submerged villages and destroyed crops as the number of dead hit 420 and thousands remained trapped on rooftops. The Indian air force, army and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) are carrying out extensive rescue operations in the state. Soldiers rescued families using boats or airlifted them from rooftops by helicopter after the river Jhelum burst its banks in Srinagar, but many more remained stranded. Meanwhile, Congress leader Manish Tewari, said the situation was grave and both, central and state, governments should jointly help victims. Sep 10, 2014

Amit Shah chargesheeted for alleged hate speech in Muzaffarnagar

Muzaffarnagar/Lucknow, Sep 10 (ANI): BJP President Amit Shah has been booked by the Muzaffarnagar Police on Wednesday for his hate speech during the campaigning of the recent Lok Sabha elections. FIRs had been lodged in Bijnor and Shamli, where Shah had reportedly said that it was the time to seek revenge by casting vote for BJP. The two separate FIRs were lodged against the BJP Chief under section 153A of IPC and section 125 of Representation of People's act. BJP leader Vijay Bahadur Pathak said that BJP will reply to the chargesheet according to the law. He further said that the UP government is also attributing Amit Shah for the speeches which he never said. Sep 10, 2014