Law & order situation under control in Muzaffarnagar: UP Police

Muzaffarnagar, Sep 12 (ANI): ADG (Law and Order) Arun Kumar on Thursday stated that the situation in Muzaffarnagar is under control. He further informed that curfew relaxation has been given from 10 am to 5 pm and if the situation remains stable then the police will extend the relaxation timings. He also said that enquiry and action will be taken against the police officials who are found guilty of not pursuing their duty properly when the violence took place. Sep 12, 2013

India will progress if Rahul Gandhi leads in 2014: Scindia

Bhopal, Sept 12 (ANI): Minister of State for Power and Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia on Thursday voiced his support for Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi as his party's prime ministerial candidate for the Lok Sabha polls, saying it will be beneficial for the country if he leads in 2014. Sep 12, 2013

Mulayam trying to make everything Hindu Muslim issue: Ajit Singh on

New Delhi, Sept 12 (ANI): Speaking over the Muzaffarnagar violence, Civil Aviation Minister and RLD leader Ajit Singh on Thursday accused the ruling Samajwadi Party of spreading communal tension and violence for the sake of polarizing its vote banks. Speaking to mediapersons in New Delhi, he said that SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav is trying to make everything a Hindu-Muslim issue. He also said that he is trying to UP's Modi. Sep 12, 2013

Japan vows to India to finish infra projects fast to boost manufacturing sector

New Delhi, Sept 12 (ANI): Japan promised to India that it would extend cooperation in the early completion of one of country's largest infrastructure projects, the Delhi-Mumbai industrial corridor, which once finished would boost New Delhi's manufacturing capabilities and woo more foreign investors. Both the countries conducted a review meeting on the progress of the Delhi-Mumbai and Chennai-Bangalore industrial corridors in New Delhi. The meeting was chaired by India's Commerce Minister Anand Sharma and his counterpart from Japan, Toshimitsu Motegi. Speaking on the importance of the Delhi-Mumbai corridor, Anand Sharma said that the project would increase the country's exports. Sep 12, 2013

India to send its first satellite to mars

Bangalore, Sept 12 (ANI): India's space agency unveiled details about the country's first satellite to Mars that would seek to find out the presence of methane gas, a precursor for life, on the red planet. Space Research Organisation (ISRO) had worked upon the country's upcoming, Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) and is set to launch it between September 21 to 27. On the sidelines of news conference at Bangalore, the Project Director of the mission, Arunan, said that it was a perfect combination of science and technology. Programme Director of the mission, M. Anna Durai, said that satellite would be carrying scientific instruments, including a methane sensor, with itself. Sep 12, 2013

India to fund 144 million dollars power transmission project in Liberia

New Delhi, Sept 12 (ANI): India's decision to extend 144 million US dollars credit to Liberia will further enhance engagements between the two nations. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh stated this in New Delhi after signing an agreement with the visiting Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Sirleaf flew to India on September 09 at the invitation of her Indian counterpart Pranab Mukherjee. India has extended this credit to Liberia for development of power transmission and distribution projects to reduce the gap of power shortage in Liberia. Further he said the two sides have decided to enhance cooperation in a number of areas, including agricultural research, healthcare, small and medium enterprises, science and technology, education and skill development. On her part, Sirleaf thanked Singh and the people of India for their support in maintaining peace in Liberia. Sep 12, 2013

Fight to save Orwells Burmese inspiration

A conservation battle is being waged in northern Myanmar to save the buildings depicted in George Orwell's first novel,"Burmese Days". Duration: 02:57 Sep 12, 2013

YouTube ban in Pakistan: one year on

Pakistan has banned access to YouTube for one year now. Internet censorship is rife in the Muslim country of 180 million people. Pakistanis have to find different ways to fight the censors. Duration: 01:58 Sep 12, 2013

Trekkers home after brutal Papua New Guinea attack

A group of Australian and New Zealand trekkers brutally attacked by bandits in Papua New Guinea tell of their harrowing ordeal and horror as two porters were butchered. Duration: 00:32 Sep 12, 2013

Tough traffic ban leaves Baghdadis frustrated

New regulations to bar half of Baghdad's cars from the roads depending on licence plates, have left residents frustrated, with many doubtful that the rules will achieve the aim of curbing car bombs. Duration: 00:51 Sep 12, 2013

Netherlands sorry for Indonesia colonial killings

The Netherlands seeks to "close a difficult chapter" with its former colony Indonesia by publicly apologising for summary executions carried out by the Dutch army in the 1940s. Duration: 00:47 Sep 12, 2013

Families of French hostages in Niger plan march

The families of three French hostages held in Niger say they will go on an 18-kilometre march to remind the world of their loved ones' fate, three years after they were kidnapped. Duration: 00:50 Sep 12, 2013