Andaman and Nicobar Lt Gov proposes slew of safety guidelines post boat tragedy

Port Blair, Feb 11 (ANI): Lieutenant Governor of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lt Gen (Retd) AK Singh, proposed a slew of security guidelines to ensure safety of tourists in an aftermath of the boat capsize tragedy that claimed 21 lives off Port Blair. Singh accepted that boat safety rules were slightly shaky and needed a serious review after the recent capsize tragedy so that such incidents do not repeat. Singh also said the islands were faced with many other issues such as lack of educational institutions and better healthcare centres. Addressing the issue of higher education, Singh said the administration was planning to open medical colleges in the islands that would accommodate large number of native students. Feb 11, 2014

Police arrests five Maoists in Raipur

Raipur, Feb 11 (ANI): Police arrested five Maoists in Raipur. The arrest comes a day after the landmine blast by suspected rebellions in Sukma village that killed two and injured eight CRPF personnel. Additional Director General (ADG) of Police (Intelligence), Mukesh Gupta said that the five Maoists were arrested in Bijapur district of the region during a joint search operation. He also added that they have been trying to arrest the rebels for more than a year. Feb 11, 2014

Manufacturing affordable drugs does not mean spurious: Gulam Nabi tells US FDA Chief

New Delhi, Feb 11 (ANI): Union Health Minister Gulam Nabi Azad told US FDA Chief, Margaret Hamburg that Indian drugs should not be treated as spurious just because they are affordable, after the two countries signed a Statement of Intent on Cooperation working to keep off sub-standard pharma exports from entering the United States. Underlining New Delhi’s commitment to stringent regulatory mechanism, Azad said it has taken measures for capacity building, strengthening laboratories and more transparency that would turn out favourable for both India and US. Feb 11, 2014

Lt Governor gives nod to SIT probe on 1984-anti Sikh riots

New Delhi, Feb 11 (ANI): Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung gave a nod to the Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government's recommendations for a probe by Special Investigation Team (SIT) on the 1984-anti Sikh riots. Speaking over the decision senior lawyer of Delhi High Court H.S Phoolka said under the SIT probe, all those cases which were closed or shown untraced would be re-opened, re-investigated and if the need arises fresh FIRs would be registered. The Delhi Government last week had recommended to Jung to set up a SIT to probe the anti-Sikh riots within a time frame of one year. Feb 11, 2014

Hollande state visit to US

French President Francois Hollande begins a state visit to the United States, flying with President Barack Obama to pay homage at the home of francophile US founding father Thomas Jefferson.Duration:01:18 Feb 11, 2014

Naveen Patnaik not interested in development of Odisha: Rahul Gandhi

Bhubaneswar, Feb 11 (ANI): Attacking Odisha chief minister, Naveen Patnaik, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi said that Patnaik is not interested in development of students in the state. Rahul asked the students to take control of administration and urged them, especially, girls to join politics to change the opaque system. Feb 11, 2014

Beatles, Chopin tunes echo over Kiev barricade

Activists took to a piano perched on Kiev's most famous anti-government barricade Monday, playing Chopin, the national anthem and the Beatles' "Let it Be" as riot police looked on. Duration: 00:56 Feb 11, 2014