Taliban bomb US consulate in Afghanistan

Seven heavily armed Taliban suicide attackers strike the US consulate in the Afghan city of Herat, setting off two car bombs, sparking a shootout with US forces and leaving at least one Afghan guard dead and 18 other people wounded. Duration: 00:42. Sep 13, 2013

Israel limits access to Al-Aqsa compound

Israel on Friday closed off the Palestinian territories for 48 hours, ahead of the solemn Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur which begins at sunset. Duration: 00:41. Sep 13, 2013

Russia, US to meet to set peace talks dates: Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday he would meet again with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov in New York later this month to try to set a date for a long-delayed peace conference for Syria. Duration: 01:25. Sep 13, 2013

Palamu: Security forces undergo special training to combat Maoists

Palamu, Sep 12 (ANI): Security forces received special training and tactics during a campaign to combat Maoism in Jharkhand's Palamu district. Around 100 cadres were given special physical training and taught advanced tactics in the campaign. The 24 days campaign conducted by Jharkhand police aimed at preparing these cadres not only to fight the rebels but also for emergency situations like riots. Hardcore physical training, use of advanced weapons and protective suits were some of the highlights of the training. Sep 12, 2013

Strict action to be taken against fraudulent companies: Pilot

New Delhi, Sep 12 (ANI): Union Corporate Affairs Minister, Sachin Pilot on Thursday said that strict action would be taken against companies indulging in any fraudulent matters. Pilot said that the government was working on a plan to ensure that they would keep corporate fraud in check by keeping constant vigilance on companies. He said that he hoped to have clarity over the next few weeks on multi level marketing companies and companies that were violating the law. Sep 12, 2013

Muzaffarnagar riots: SC serves notice to Centre, UP govt

New Delhi, Sep 12 (ANI): The Supreme Court has issued notice to the Centre as well as the UP Government to file a reply by September 16 as to what steps have been taken till now by the authorities in the Muzaffarnagar riots case. Sep 12, 2013

India and Japan to strengthen ties through the medium of cinema

New Delhi, Sept 12 (ANI): India and Japan signed a joint agreement in New Delhi on Thursday to enhance bilateral relations by collaboration of the film industries of the two nations. A conference was held between India's minister of information and technology Manish Tewari and Japanese Minister for Economy, Trade and Industry Toshimitsu Motegi, who is on a visit to India along with a high-level business delegation to boost bilateral trade and investment. Motegi said that co-production in the film sectors of India and Japan has seen a lot of success, which is why they took the initiate to enhance cooperation in this sphere. Meanwhile, Tewari said that the agreement would facilitate bilateral cooperation for private corporations. Meanwhile, Motegi said that the exchange of films would open doors for collaboration between other industries. Sep 12, 2013

Protest in Kashmir over Shopian killings

Srinagar, Sep 12 (ANI): The recent incidents of violence and human rights violations in Shopian district of Kashmir sparked protest, as demonstrators threatened to lay siege at the secretariat on Thursday. The protesters came out in droves in Srinagar to vent out their anger against the state government. The slogan shouting protesters marched towards the secretariat as they pressed their demand for action against those who committed violence. Sep 12, 2013

Check post on border of Bangladesh to be functional soon: Secretary Border Management

Akhaura, Sept 12 (ANI): India's secretary of border management, Gauri Kumar says integrated check-post at Indo Bangladesh Border in Tripura is going to be functional by November. A high-level Indian delegation led by the Secretary Border Management reviewed the Integrated Check Posts under construction at Akhaura in Tripura. Other members of the delegation included Indian High Commission in Dhaka, Pankaj Saran and Y S Shahrawat, Chairman, Land Port Authority of India. Kumar said that detailed discussions were held regarding the timely completion of the project. Sep 12, 2013

Kolkata: Ragging trauma kills 11-year-old girl, protesters ransack school

Kolkata, Sep 12 (ANI): The death of an 11-year-old girl allegedly due to trauma after being locked in the school bathroom by her seniors have sparked angry protests against a Kolkata school. Angry Protesters on Thursday ransacked the Christ Church school in Kolkata, breaking computers and furniture while demanding action against school authorities, following the death of an 11-year-old girl allegedly after being ragged by her seniors. Sep 12, 2013

New health initiatives launched in Assam under NRHM

Assam, Sep 12 (ANI): Recently, the Union Health minister inaugurated health initiatives worth Rs. 500 crores in Assam. They include Free Generic Drug Service, Rashtriya Bal Swasthya karyakram, National Iron Plus Initiative, National Ambulance Service, Assam Mother and Child Tracking System and Mother and child health wings in 14 districts of the state. Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi was also present at the public meeting at the Sarusujai Stadium. Sep 12, 2013

Karisma Kapoor offers prayers to Lord Ganesha

Mumbai, Sept 12 (ANI): Bollywood diva, Karisma Kapoor was spotted offering prayers to Lord Ganesha in the showbiz capital, Mumbai recently. Clad in white and maroon traditional suit, she wished all her fans a very happy Ganesha Chaturthi. Well... Karishma we also wish you love and prosperity!!! Sep 12, 2013

Nawab Malik on NCP-Congress tussle in Maharashtra

Mumbai, Sep 12 (ANI): NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik on Thursday stated that the party wants the chief minister of Maharashtra to take quick decision and not delay things. Reacting on NCP chief Sharad Pawar___s critical comments, Malik said that the public in Maharashtra is suffering due to the lack of quick action. According to Pawar, Prithviraj Chavan lacks quick decision making skills. Sep 12, 2013