Pak showcases arms and ammunition at international defence exhibition

Karachi, Dec 04 (ANI): Pakistani military showcased domestically produced arms and defence equipment at the eighth International Defence Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS-2014), a four-day exhibition of arms and combat equipment. The exhibition was opened by Pakistani Prime Minster, Nawaz Sharif, on Monday in the port city of Karachi. The organisers say, nearly 80 foreign delegations, including 24 high level ones, headed either by their respective defence ministers, secretaries or service chiefs, are also attending the exhibition and seminar under the theme _Weapons for Peace._Russia, UAE, Australia and Portugal are taking part in the exhibition for the first time. China has the biggest stall in the exhibition. IDEAS-2014 is 8th in the series of defence exhibitions biennially held in Pakistan Dec 4, 2014

India celebrates 43rd Navy Day

New Delhi, Dec 4 (ANI): A series of operational displays would be held to celebrate the Navy Day on Thursday, commemorating the Indian Navy_s successful operation on Karachi Harbour during the 1971 Indo-Pak war. Navy Chief Admiral RK Dhowan stated that the personnel of the Navy rededicate themselves to the service of the nation on this day. Dec 4, 2014

Labourers rescued from under debris after bridge collapses in MP

Hoshangabad, Dec 04 (ANI): A bridge under construction collapsed in Hoshangabad district of Madhya Pradesh leaving labourers trapped under debris while they are rescued. As per reports, around 40 labourers were feared to be trapped under the debris of the bridge that was being built over the river Narmada. The injured had been rushed to a hospital nearby as rescue work continued at the site. Reportedly, the bridge was being built at a cost of 30 crore rupees. Dec 4, 2014

South Asia Newsline - Dec 03, 2014

BJP criticizes Sartaj Aziz for his statement on India-Pakistan talks. Aziz does not expect talks to occur with Modi Govt. Afghanistan president Ashraf Ghani expresses satisfaction over NATO support for reforms in the country. Bangladesh_s international war crimes tribunal or ICT accuses British journalist David Bergman of contempt of court. Gilgit_Baltistan suffers under intense winter conditions; Government turns blind eye. Pakistan air-strike kills militants in tribal areas. Pakistan enters wheel chair cricket tournament. Dec 4, 2014

Pak must understand boundaries cannot be rewritten: Arun Jaitley

Srinagar, Dec 04 (ANI): Addressing an intellect meet in Srinagar city in Jammu and Kashmir, finance minister, Arun Jaitley, said Pakistan must understand boundaries cannot be rewritten. He said that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India and nobody can change this reality. Jaitley also congratulated the people of Jammu and Kashmir for turning out in high numbers to cast their vote, adding that the state has embraced democracy and rejected the notion that change can be brought only the use of guns and bullets. Dec 4, 2014

Rahul Gandhi says he thinks differently on _Adopt a Village_ scheme

Amethi, Dec 04 (ANI): In a visit to Amethi district of Uttar Pradesh Vice President of Congress, Rahul Gandhi, criticised the _Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana_ (SAGY) (_adopt-a-village_ programme) introduced by the federal government. Gandhi hit out at the federal government for not providing funds for the implementation of this scheme. Gandhi hit out at the federal government for not providing funds for the implementation of this scheme. _Adopt-a-village_ scheme was introduced by Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, under which initiative, each member of the Parliament is required to adopt three villages and ensure their physical and infrastructural development by 2019. Dec 4, 2014

Agriculture sector in the Northeast to benefit from scientific practices

Assam, Dec 04 (ANI): Endowed with rich natural resources and suitable climatic conditions, the Northeast region provides a perfect environment for the cultivation of vegetables and fruits. While it has huge potential in horticulture production, the region has to depend on other states due to lack of good quality seedlings. In a move to be self-reliant, the first of its kind agri hub nursery was inaugurated at the horticulture farm on Assam Agriculture University campus in Jorhat. It has been developed at a cost of Rs. 15 crores financed under the Rashtriya Krishi Vikash Yojana. The nursery will annually produce 48 lakhs seedlings of various vegetables and seasonal flowers. This new project will give a huge boost to production and ultimately help in generating more income for the farmers. Dec 4, 2014

No charges for New York cop in chokehold death

US House of Representatives member Hakeem Jeffries says the decision of a grand jury not to charge a white New York police officer in the choking death of a black man is a _miscarriage of justice._ Dec 4, 2014