Sikhs in Jammu protest against Saharanpur clashes in UP

Jammu/ Saharanpur, July 27 (ANI): Condemning violence in UP, Sikhs protesters in Jammu on Sunday took to streets terming Saharanpur communal clashes as a conspiracy against minorities. They protested against the violence that erupted in Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh in which three people were killed and over 24 got injured when two groups clashed over a disputed land adjoining Sikh temple. Police have arrested 24 people who were reportedly involved in fuelling the violence. Meanwhile, Inspector General (IG) Meerut Zone, Alok Sharma said that things are under control and no fresh violence has been reported yet. Paramilitary forces were seen patrolling the street across the city. The district administration had deployed 17 companies of security forces in the troubled areas while imposing curfew across six police stations in the city. Jul 27, 2014

Politicos react on price rise

New Delhi, July 27 (ANI): Politicians condemned rising prices as Narendra Modi-led Bhartiya Janata Party government completes 60 days of their tenure on Sunday. Commoners as well as vegetable vendors bear the brunt due to sky-rocketing vegetable prices across India, thus affecting the sale of regular legumes consumed on a daily basis. Jul 27, 2014

In 41-year fight over 5-paise loss with DTC, ex-employee files writ petition

New Delhi, July 27 (ANI): In a fight between Delhi Transport Corporation and an ex-employee for 41 years over 5-paise loss, ex-employee Ranvir Singh filed a writ petition in a court. Singh who was a conductor, faced a flying squad of ticket-checkers in 1973 in a bus going towards Mayapuri. The overzealous checkers found that he had charged a woman passenger only 10 paise for a trip when the actual fare was 15 paise. Singh was later given the salary after the labour court ordered so, but was refrained from promotions and other dues and is also not getting pensions now that he has retired. The DTC had also gone against the labour court and failed to reinstate him. Jul 27, 2014

Philippines welcomes 100 millionth baby

A baby girl born early Sunday has officially pushed the population of the Philippines to 100 million, highlighting the challenge of providing for more people in the already-impoverished nation. Duration: 00:30 Jul 27, 2014

Syria regime forces retake gas field from jihadists

Syrian government troops Saturday recaptured the Shaar gas field in Homs province from the Islamic State, a week after the jihadists seized it, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Syrian Army both confirmed. Duration: 00:46 Jul 27, 2014
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Pranab Mukherjee Advocates Scholarships to Bright Students for Higher Education

Deploring the fact that India's bright students are denied higher education and the absence of even a single Indian university in the list of the world's top 200 varsities, President Pranab Mukherjee stressed the need to encourage the country's meritorious students by giving scholarships, educational loans and self-help schemes. Jul 27, 2014

Exiled Tibetans narrate inside story of homeland through arts, aiming to capture world focus

Dharamsala, July 27 (ANI): Exiled Tibetans in Dharamsala narrated the inside story of their homeland through performing arts in a bid to capture world focus. A group of Tibetan activists, musicians, singers, painters and poets came together with an idea to use performing arts as a medium to show Tibet’s struggle before the people across the globe. Tibetan artists said it was an effort made to gain attention and letting people know about the atrocities committed on Tibetans through various forms of contemporary art. Tibetan artists like Bhuchung Sonam, writer in-exile said that every art expression is important because it conveys the story in its own special way and attracts the world audience. Meanwhile, a tourist from Colombia, Sisa said it was a good idea to convey the message through various art forms and makes it easy for common people to understand what exactly was happening in Tibet. Tibetans in exile in India initiated in different waves. The first set of Tibetans fled in 1959 following the 14th Dalai Lama's self-exile in Dharamsala in India. Another wave followed through opening up of trade and tourism. Jul 27, 2014

Chinese graziers pitching tents in Ladakh nothing to be concerned about: Praful Bakshi

New Delhi, July 27 (ANI): Talking about the Chinese graziers who reportedly pitched tents in the Demchok area of Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir this week but withdrew after talks between troops on either side of the border, Wing Commander (Retd), Indian Air Force, Praful Bakshi said that this is nothing to be concerned about. The incident comes on the back of two reported incursion attempts by Chinese troops earlier this month in Demchok and Chumar areas of Ladakh. Bakshi said that the new government in India would not leave any stones unturned in this regard. He said that China will make a serious attempt in some time from now to see if the Indian army is ready. He also said that the Indian army should be ready at all times in such incidents. Jul 27, 2014

UN fears for Burmese refugees as Thailand plans to repatriate 100, 000 of them

Burma-Thailand Border, July 27 (ANI): Thailand began a census of Burmese refugees at the country's largest camp on July 21st. The government now run by the army says it will send home to Myanmar about 100, 000 of the refugees who've been living in camps along the border for more than two decades. But the United Nations High Commission for Refugees is concerned that those sent back to Myanmar will face serious dangers. Some of those now living in the refugee camps are also worried about the prospect of going back, while many fled to escape poverty, persecution and ethnic wars. There are an estimated 120, 000 Burmese refugees living in ten camps along the Thailand-Myanmar border. Jul 27, 2014

JandK govt organizes horse auction to help pony owners in Srinagar

Srinagar, July 27 (ANI): Government of Jammu and Kashmir in partnership with Department of Forest organised horse auction on Sunday during tourism season to aid pony owners. The auction took place in Qamerwari forest office at the out skirts of Srinagar city, mainly for the benefit of pony owners. This summer, tourism is at its peak during this time of the month in Srinagar valley and the holy Amarnath Yatra is also going on with full spirit. So tourists and pilgrims who visit Pahalgam, Sonamarg and Gulmarg generally require the pony services. A pony owner, Nazir Ahmad welcomed the auction. Jul 27, 2014

Sky rocketing vegetable prices hit commoners

Surat, July 27 (ANI): Commoners as well as vegetable vendors bear the brunt due to sky-rocketing vegetable prices across India, thus affecting the sale of regular legumes consumed on a daily basis. Though unseasonal weather conditions, hoarding and price manipulation have in the past led to dramatic price rise, vendors like Narayan Nag in Surat are clueless about the reason of the hike. BJP's much-promised good days are yet to come as people complain about rise in prices of essential commodities. Jul 27, 2014