Freed British parents reunited with ill son in Spain

The British parents jailed after taking their critically-ill son Ashya King from hospital enjoyed an emotional reunion with him at his bedside in Spain on Wednesday but were barred from taking formal custody of him for now. Duration:01:04 Sep 4, 2014

Flood alert in Kashmir as Jhelum river swells following heavy rain

Jammu and Kashmir, Sep 04 (ANI): The Jammu and Kashmir government has sounded flood alert in the state after three days of incessant rain. Many villages have been inundated and River Jhelum has been flowing four feet above danger mark in Srinagar. The situation is particularly grim in south Kashmir, the police and local administration have rescued dozens of people from the Kulgam district. The villagers were evacuated after the flood water entered their houses and submerged. Meanwhile, a worker trapped in flood water in Kashmir's Ganderbal district was rescued by the team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF). Poonch, Rajouri and Reasi - on the Jammu side - and Kulgam and Shopian - both in the valley - have been receiving heavy rain which has affected normal life in these areas. Authorities have deployed over a dozen of Disaster Management and rescue teams in all the districts of Jammu region and water level is being continuously monitored by the flood control rooms. Sep 4, 2014

Australia PM Tony Abbott arrives in India; nuclear deal on cards

New Delhi/Mumbai, Sep 04 (ANI): Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott arrived in Mumbai on Thursday morning to sign a long-awaited deal to sell uranium to his energy-starved hosts and strengthen bilateral ties. Tony Abbott told parliament in Canberra that he hoped to sign a deal this week to sell uranium to India for peaceful power generation, but halted uranium exports to Russia over Moscow's role in Ukraine. Work on an India-Australia agreement has been underway since Australia, which has 40 percent of the world's known uranium reserves, lifted a long-standing ban on selling uranium to energy-starved India in 2012. Nuclear-armed India and Australia have been working on a safeguards agreement since then to ensure any uranium exports from Australia are used purely for peaceful purposes. So far India and Australia have had five rounds of negotiations on the nuclear pact. Bhattacharya added that India expects significant outcome from the visit to further enhance bilateral partnership. During his two-day visit, India and Australia would look at ways to deepen strategic ties and strengthen two-way trade and commerce. Abbott is visiting India and Malaysia as he seeks to deepen trade and personal ties in Asia ahead of the Group of 20 Leaders Summit scheduled to take place in Brisbane i Sep 4, 2014


Jaipur, Sept 04 (ANI): US envoy, Kathleen Stephens, is hopeful of successful engagement in solar energy sector with Rajasthan. Stephens told mediapersons in pink city of Jaipur that she had discussed a variety of industrial engagements and business collaborations between the US and India with Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Vasundhra Raje. She stressed upon building close collaborations in one of the most portentous sectors such as energy. Talking about the expectations from Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led BJP government, she said US was looking forward to indulge with India's strong platform of outreach engagements. Stephens added that the US President Barack Obama is pleased to strengthen and deepen the very important strategic partnership with India. Sep 4, 2014

Online sale of traditional Kashmiri delicacies does brisk business across Indian states

Srinagar, Sep 04 (ANI): A young entrepreneur in Srinagar established brisk business across various states as he started online sale of packed traditional Kashmiri cuisine (Wazwan) comprising a choice of 25 non vegetarian dishes. Wazwan is a traditional Kashmiri multi cuisine mostly comprising non vegetarian dishes and relished in Kashmir over centuries. Encouraged by the popularity of Wazwan not just in the valley but across all other states, Mehraj set up a shopping portal where it is made available online. The delicacies are delivered in special air tight packing of tins, which is being done in order to prolong their shelf life. The rates have also been kept reasonable for the common man. Sep 4, 2014

Using crowdfunding to buy guns off US streets

Ian Johnstone's GunByGun scheme, set up after his father was shot dead, raises money through online crowdfunding to help prevent gun violence by taking weapons off US streets. Duration: 02:26 Sep 4, 2014

Samsung unveils new products at Berlin electronics fair

South Korean giant Samsung unveiled the next generation of its pioneering "phablet" and "smartwatch" gadgets at the IFA consumer electronics fair Wednesday in a bid to keep ahead of arch-rival Apple. Duration: 00:51 Sep 4, 2014

Massive funeral held for Lebanese soldier beheaded by IS

DNA testing has confirmed that the body of a man who jihadists said they had beheaded was that of Lebanese soldier Ali Sayyed, his family said. Sayyed was captured with more than 20 others in Arsal last month. Duration: 00:41 Sep 4, 2014