Politicos slam Modi government for keeping mum on arrest of Indian fishermen by Sri Lanka

Chennai, July 30 (ANI): Political leaders from Tamil Nadu have slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led central government for remaining silent even as neighbouring Sri Lanka continue arresting Indian fishermen. Reportedly, Sri Lankan navy arrested 50 fishermen from Nagapattinam and Karaikal towns in Tamil Nadu and seized seven Indian boats. Regional Tamil Nadu Congress Committee (TNCC) slammed the Modi government for being a mute spectator on the issue and said the former Congress-led UPA government had helped the fishermen more than Modi did. Jul 30, 2014

Families of Indian nurses stranded in Libya eagerly wait for their safe return

Alappuzha, July 30 (ANI): Families of Indian nurses, who are stranded in war-torn Libya, prayed for safe and early return of their loved ones. Libyan forces on Tuesday battled Islamist militants with rockets and warplanes for control of an army base in the eastern city of Benghazi after at least 30 people were killed in overnight fighting. Worried over the tense situation, the Indian mission in the conflict-ridden country has suggested its citizens to evacuate Libya and avoid going to conflict zones. India is also preparing for the safe return of its people and is even assuring to arrange for those who cannot afford to come back. Husband of a stranded nurse Shineymol, Rajeev Kurian, in Alappuzha district of Kerala, said the situation was worsening. Jul 30, 2014

Manipuris want bollywood biopic on boxer Mary Kom to be released in the state

Manipur, July 30 (ANI): Theatres in Manipur have not screened any Hindi film since the year 2000, following the imposition of a ban by the outlawed Revolutionary People's Front (RPF). Because of this ban, cinema houses in the state may not screen a biopic on boxer M.C. Mary Kom, which is set be released in theaters across the country on September 5. The film starring Priyanka Chopra traces Mary's life from her humble roots to her achieving several world titles. Produced by well known Bollywood director Sanjay Leela Bhansali, the film is directed by Omung Kumar. Film enthusiasts in Manipur want the film to be screened in the state. Mary Kom, who also runs a boxing academy in Manipur, is an inspiration for budding sportspersons in the state. They wish to watch the biopic on the boxing legend. Jul 30, 2014

Jane Goodall warns great apes face extinction

The world's great apes face extinction within decades, renowned chimpanzee expert Jane Goodall warned Tuesday in a call to arms to ensure man's closest relatives are not wiped out. Duration: 00:58 Jul 30, 2014