Repeated warning of rough weather irks unaided fishermen of Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam, Nov 10 (ANI): Fishermen in the coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh remain a worried lot concerning their livelihood as repeated warnings of rough weather by the meteorological department has rendered them unable to venture into the sea for over a month now. Sources from the meteorological department warn that a fresh low pressure is likely to form near the Andaman Sea between November 9 and 11 which may intensify into a cyclonic storm or severe cyclonic storm. The fishermen complain of not having received any kind of help by the state government. Earlier, cyclone Hudhud that smashed the coastline of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha and killed at least 25 people, left the panicked survivors struggling for basic necessities like food and water. According to the meteorological department, fishermen should stay away from the sea as strong winds are expected along the coast of Andhra Pradesh. Nov 10, 2014

Wushu player Yumnam Sanathoi Devi makes India proud

Manipur, Nov 10 (ANI): Yumnam Sanathoi Devi is one among the few Wushu players in the country. A resident of Yairipok Top Chingtha village in Thoubal district of Manipur, she won a bronze medal at the recently concluded Incheon Asian Games. Her next targets are to win gold medals at 2015 World Wushu Championship and Rio 2016 Olympics. Sanathoi took up Wushu, a traditional Chinese martial arts in 2003 under the guidance of Maibam Surbala Devi and later under Moirangthem Ibomcha Meitei. She later availed training by the Sports Authority of India. Hailing from a poor family, Sanathoi had to struggle a lot to reach at this stage. Pursuing her graduation, Sanathoi also helps out her family in making clothes in looms during her leisure time. The success of young sportspersons like Sanathoi Devi is an inspiration for the youth in the region. Nov 10, 2014

10 years on, Arafat's image immortalised in photos

In almost every Palestinian home there is at least one picture of Yasser Arafat and everyone has an anecdote to tell about the day when they met the iconic Palestinian leader. Duration: 01:12 Nov 9, 2014

BJP condemns arrest of RSS cadres by Tamil Nadu police

New Delhi, Nov 09 (ANI): BJP on Sunday condemned the arrest of RSS cadres during their annual founder's day procession in Chennai, adding that the action by the Tamil Nadu government and state police was 'uncalled for'. BJP general secretary Ram Madhav said that actions by Tamil Nadu police and government is highly reprehensible and in total violation of the orders of the court. Earlier, RSS had approached the Madras High Court, seeking a direction to permit its annual founder's day procession in seven cities across Tamil Nadu after authorities had denied the same. The High Court then directed the police on Friday to grant permission to the RSS to take out a procession and hold a public meeting on their founder's day on November 9. Nov 9, 2014

If BJP takes support from NCP, Shiv Sena will sit in opposition in Maharashtra: Uddhav Thackeray

Mumbai, Nov 09 (ANI): Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackaray on Sunday said that the party will sit in opposition in Maharashtra if BJP takes support from NCP. He said that the Shiv Sena also wants stable government in Maharashtra but it doesn't mean that the party will support the party which takes support of people who spoke of saffron terrorism. Amid speculations that Sena will call off ties with BJP, Thackeray said that Shiv Sena is there to serve the people but not with people who wants to destroy Maharashtra. He also said that it is up to the BJP to make clear its stand on whether to take NCP's support in the state or not in the next 2-3 days. Further, Thackaray also said that Suresh Prabhu's decision to leave Shiv Sena and join BJP was unfortunate. He also announced that Sena leader Eknath Shinde will be the leader of opposition in the Maharashtra assembly, which convenes tomorrow. Nov 9, 2014

Protesters rally over use of plastic bags in West Bengal

Siliguri, Nov 09 (ANI): Hundreds of protesters Siliguri city on Sunday (November 09) took to the streets to protest against the use of plastic bags which are major reason of worry causing pollution and other related environmental hazards. A protester Animesh Bose said that they are protesting to make the people aware of the environmental hazards. West Bengal had announced the ban on the use of plastic bags on May 2007. It was the first state to successfully implement a complete ban on the use of plastic bags. Siliguri was declared a plastic free city by the National Green Tribunal five years back. Nov 9, 2014

Celebrations fill air at newly elected cabinet ministers' hometowns

Panaji/ Allahabad/ Patna, Nov 09 (ANI): Supporters of newly elected ministers in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government celebrated their induction with crackers and sweets on Sunday. Modi hosted a high tea at his residence ahead of the swearing-in ceremony which was attended by notable party members. Later in the day, new ministers were sworn-in during the ceremony. Speaking to media persons in Panaji city of Goa on Sunday, a supporter of Parrikar, Milind Fernandis, expressed happiness. Meanwhile, in Allahabad city of Uttar Pradesh also, people celebrated the swearing-in of their leader, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, as a minister of state in Modi's government. Supporters of Giriraj Singh in his hometown Patna city of Bihar also rejoiced his induction as minister of state. Nov 9, 2014