Police organise encephalitis awareness campaign in West Bengal

Darjeeling, Aug 6 (ANI): Police in association with health department organised a campaign to spread awareness about Japanese Encephalitis among people in disease-hit West Bengal. Outbreaks of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome and Japanese Encephalitis are common every year in India, especially during the monsoon season, and claim hundreds of lives. But this year, major outbreaks -usually most prevalent in the northern states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar -have spread to regions such as West Bengal and Assam further east and north -killing 568 people. Aug 6, 2014

Rakhis with PM Modi_s pictures much in demand as _Raksha Bandhan_ closes near

Rajkot, Aug 6 (ANI): As _Raksha Bandhan_ draws closer, women and young girls in Gujarat are thronging the shops selling sacred threads known as _rakhis_ that are available in different colours and varieties. In Rajkot, rakhis with miniature pictures of Prime Minister Narendra Modi are selling like hotcakes for the festival. The rakhis showing Modi waving his left hand and a small lotus in the background are gaining popularity among girls and women alike. Aug 6, 2014

Obama announces $33 bn in deals, financing for Africa

President Barack Obama on Tuesday urged African leaders to create a better environment for business by halting corruption, as he announced $33 billion in new US investment for the continent. Duration: 00:54 Aug 6, 2014

China school ruins echo carnage of Sichuan quake

Textbook pages flutter in the wreckage of a Chinese school after the country_s latest devastating earthquake, asking wordlessly whether any lessons were learned from a previous disaster. Duration: 00:42 Aug 6, 2014

French winemakers target Chinese and American tasebuds

Winemakers in southwestern France are targeting the tastebuds of Chinese and American consumers, by using techniques that increase the wine_s fruity flavours and reduce the taste of tannins. Duration: 02:06 Aug 6, 2014

Lebanese army battle jihadists for a fourth day

Lebanese army continue to patrol near the border of Syria on Tuesday after Lebanon_s army chief urged France to speed up promised weapons supplies as troops battled jihadists for a fourth day. Aug 6, 2014