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Women block highway in protest of hooch Gorakhpur, April 02 (ANI): Women in Uttar Pradesh took to streets against the flourishing business of illegal liquor manufacturers in the area. Accusing the police of turning a blind eye to the illegal trade, women protesters blocked the national highway-29 in Gorakhpur city and demanded immediate shut down of shops selling cheap liquor. Easily available at affordable prices, moonshine has claimed many lives in the area, said a local Rajesh Nishad. The residents suspect that the local administration and police are involved in the illegal trade. They expressed concern over more and more people becoming addict to hooch. Mass deaths from drinking moonshine are common in India, where the poor often drink "country liquor" which is cheaper than alcohol from licensed shops. 02-Apr-2015
Weather office predicts clear sky, light Srinagar/ Poonch/ Udhampur, April 02 (ANI): Meteorological department in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday (April 02) said that skies would be clear throughout the day but light rainfall was expected in the evening. People in Pooch district of the valley thronged markets to buy essential commodities. Meanwhile, Jammu-Srinagar National Highway remained closed due to landslides. The break in the weather has allowed the Jhelum River and many others to recede back to safe levels. 02-Apr-2015
Shebab target Kenya university in deadly Shebab gunmen on Thursday seized Christian hostages at a Kenya university near the border with Somalia, in a pre-dawn attack that killed at least 15 people and wounded scores more. Duration: 00:52 02-Apr-2015
Al Shabaab militants kill at least 14 pe Kenya, April 02 (ANI): At least 14 people were reported killed on Thursday when Islamist militants stormed a university campus near Kenya's border with Somalia, taking Christian students hostage and battling security forces over several hours. Police and soldiers surrounded and sealed off Garissa University College and were attempting to flush out the gunmen, the head of Kenya's police force, Joseph Boinet, said in a statement. Somali militant group al Shabaab, which has links to al Qaeda, claimed responsibility for the pre-dawn raid and said it was holding many Christian hostages inside. Some of the students who managed to escape or were freed by the attackers said they had to take cover the moment they realised the university was under attack. The students described the horror they went through when the gunmen gained access to the compound. 02-Apr-2015
Haryana CM refutes questions on Khemka, Hisar, April 02 (ANI): Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday tried to refute questions on transfer of Whistleblower IAS officer Ashok Khemka, who had pointed out alleged irregularities in allotment of land to Robert Vadra in Haryana. However, he said that Khemka has been transferred on administrative grounds and that the transfer was a routine exercise which is done based on the needs. Khemka, who had been posted as transport commissioner and secretary by the Haryana government in November last year has now been transferred and given the dual charge of secretary and director general, archaeology and museums department relieving RS Kharb of the charge, an official release said. 02-Apr-2015
Modi asks RBI to prepare a financial inc Mumbai, April 2 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asked the Reserve Bank of India to prepare a roadmap for the next 20 years to promote financial inclusion in the country. Modi was speaking at the Financial Inclusion Conference organised in Mumbai to commemorate the 80th anniversary of Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Also seen at the event were Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley, and RBI Governor, Raghuram Rajan. Modi also emphasized on the need to take geographical parameters into consideration along with economic and social parameters for financial inclusion and said that the banking sector needed to work towards tapping the potential in eastern India. 02-Apr-2015
Finance Minister Jaitley says government Mumbai, April 02 (ANI): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Thursday that the government would restore the credibility of decision-making, while easing processes and making India's tax structure non-adversarial. While addressing a financial inclusion event organised by central Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in Mumbai, Jaitley reiterated government promises to make India more business and investor-friendly. He added that the proposed Good and Services Tax (GST) would bring major changes in the system. Meanwhile, RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan said country's push to build infrastructure should not come at the expense of financial stability. Rajan said that India needed to find new sources of funding for infrastructure so that debt levels remained "moderate". The comments come as the government says it wants $1 trillion invested in infrastructure in the five years to 2017, with half of the funding coming from private companies. 02-Apr-2015
Bihar court orders FIR against Giriraj S Muzaffarpur, April 02 (ANI): In a setback for Union Minister Giriraj Singh, a Bihar court ordered to file FIR against him over his remark against Congress President Sonia Gandhi. A complaint was filed in Muzaffarpur district of Bihar by Congress worker Sanjay Kumar Singh in the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate Ved Prakash Singh, who transferred the case to the court of Sub-Divisional Judicial Magistrate Anju Singh. The SDJM gave the order to Mithanpura police station under Section 166 of IPC (public servant disobeying law with intent to cause injury to any person). Singh had asked the Congress on Tuesday at Hajipur whether the party would have accepted Sonia Gandh's leadership if she were not white-skinned. He had also mocked at Rahul Gandhi's absence from the political scene and likened it to the "missing Malaysian airliner". 02-Apr-2015
MP Shyam Charan Singh says nothing wrong New Delhi, April 2 (ANI): Congress on Thursday slammed MP Shyam Charan Singh after Singh said that there no harmful effects of 'Beedis'. Congress leader Kapil Sibal said that since Charan Singh has his own 'beedi' business and his statement will boost the sale of tobacco. He added that PM Modi will continue to keep mum over the issue. Congress leader Raj Babbar expressed similar sentiments. 02-Apr-2015
Sanjay Nirupam protest against Giriraj's New Delhi, April 02 (ANI): Congress leader on Thursday protested against Union Minister Giriraj Singh's remark against Sonia Gandhi even as he went on to defend his remarks on Smriti Irani. Nirupam said that Singh's statement is condemnable and also demanded Prime Minister Narendra Modi to remove Singh from the cabinet. At the same time, he said that he was instigated to speak on the matter and that any comment on the issue will not be apt as the issue is in the court. 02-Apr-2015
Giriraj Singh has already expressed regr Bengaluru, April 02 (ANI): BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain on Thursday said that the BJP and the government have already made its stand clear on Giriraj Singh's statement and that the matter should not be dragged. He also said that simce singh has expressed regret over his remark, the issue should end there. Hussain was speaking while talking about the membership drive of the BJP and he also said that the party national executive meet will be held on April 3 where senior party leader LK Advani will also be present. 02-Apr-2015
Suicide attack in Afghanistan kills 17 EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL THAT WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3 ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) A suicide bomber on Thursday (April 2) blew himself up in the middle of a demonstration against 02-Apr-2015
India's autistic children take part in a Visakhapatnam, April 02 (ANI): Children suffering from autism took out a rally in Visakhapatnam on Thursday as part of a campaign to create awareness about the disease. The United Nations General Assembly unanimously declared April 2 as World Autism Awareness Day to highlight the need to help improve the quality of life of children and adults, who are affected by autism, so they can lead full and meaningful lives. A special school for autistic children called 'Sparsh' organized the rally in which children alongwith their parents took to the streets. The trainers of the school also took part in the rally which was spearheaded under the banner reading 'Autism isn't the tragedy/Ignorance is the tragedy'. Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects the normal brain's function. The condition makes a person hard to communicate with and relate to other people. The children carried placards with messages like 'Not being able to speak is not the same as not having anything to say'. 02-Apr-2015
Arun Jaitley assures Central help to rai Jaipur, April 02 (ANI): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley recently visited Bundi district of Rajasthan to take stock of the rampant damage to crops due to the recent spell of unseasonal rain and hailstorm. Bundi is one of the worst-hit districts of the state. The Finance Minister, accompanied by Union Minister for Small Scale Industries Giriraj Singh, also held a high-level meeting with Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and senior government officials. During the tour, Jaitley reassured farmers that the Centre would extend every possible assistance to provide relief to the affected villagers. 02-Apr-2015
Not necessary to comment on statements s Neemuch, April 02 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi said on Thursday that it is not necessary for her to comment on Giriraj Singh's remark as it shows his narrow mindset. Union Minister of State, Singh had earlier said that had Rajiv Gandhi's wife been dark skinned she would not have become the President of Congress party. Sonia Gandhi said that it is not necessary for her to make any comment on people with narrow mindset. She further said that Rahul Gandhi will soon be back among the people. 02-Apr-2015
Multiracial Miss Japan hopes to change h Ariana Miyamoto hadn't planned to enter a beauty contest in Japan. She figured her multi-racial origins would mean she couldn't win. SOUNDBITE Miss Universe Japan, Ariana Miyamoto, saying (Japanese) 02-Apr-2015
Kim K could face 'uterus removal surgery New Delhi, April 2 (ANI): Kim Kardashian has recently revealed the latest development in her pregnancy struggle, saying that she would need to get her uterus removed if she got pregnant. In a preview clip of the upcoming episodes of 'Keeping up with the Kardashians ', the star said that she was trying to reach husband Kanye West, to convey him the shocking news told by her fertility doctor of going through a hysterectomy, if she was to have another child, a daily reported. Kardashian admitted she was crying upon hearing the news and was later seen recalling her conversation with the rapper, that if they had another baby, it would be their last one. The problem was that her placenta had grown on her uterus and with another pregnancy, it would go to that hole, leading to a uterus removal surgery to save blood loss. The couple, who has a 21-month old daughter North West, had previously shared their desire to have more children. Kardashian had said there was nothing more on this earth she wanted than to get pregnant again. 02-Apr-2015
Ali Fazal host special screening for 'Fu Mumbai, April 2 (ANI): Bollywood actor Ali Fazal, hosted a special screening for movie 'Furious 7' in India's entertainment hub Mumbai recently. Ali plays a convener of the deal the film is centered around. Spotted at the screening were Shilpa Shetty, Shamita Shetty, Raj Kundra, Mandira Bedi Claudia, Elli Avram and many others. 'Furious 7', which is the seventh part of the Fast and Furious franchise, is all set to release on 3rd April 2015. 02-Apr-2015
Ryan Reynolds says daughter James is 'be New Delhi, April 2 (ANI): Ryan Reynolds has recently shared his "crazy experience" of being new dad to 3-months-old daughter James, with wife Blake Lively and said that she is the "best thing that ever happened" to him. He disclosed that there have been times where he woke up, literally had no idea he had been walking for five minutes, but he loved it. He added that, he'd kill anything else if it woke him up every 45 minutes, but when it's a baby, it's the best thing that ever happened to him. He also said that his baby's birth had made him fall much more in love with his wife and is a pretty crazy experience. 02-Apr-2015
Anushka Sharma visits Virat Kohli's fami Anushka Sharma and her cricketer boyfriend Virat Kohli are currently in Delhi to attend Suresh Raina’s wedding, which will take place on Friday (April 3). According to a report in Hindustan Times, during their stay Anushka Sharma visited Virat Kohli's family at his house in Meera Bagh. The Kohli family had apparently made sure that the house was turned into a fortress with heavy security before her visit. 02-Apr-2015
Liverpool are a big team but we are on a SHOWS: LONDON COLNEY, NEAR LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (APRIL 2, 2015) (ITN - TV: NO ACCESS ALL DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL CHANNELS DISTRIBUTED IN UK & EIRE ON SKY/VIRGIN/FREEVIEW; BBC/BSKYB 02-Apr-2015
Palestinian Football Association calls f SHOWS: AL-RAM, WEST BANK (APRIL 2, 2015) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) PALESTINIAN FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT, JIBRIL RAJOUB, SAYING: "We have submitted a resolution's draft to 02-Apr-2015
No winners among east Ukraine's war-hit Athletes in east Ukraine have been hit hard by the conflict between pro-Russian separatists and Ukraine's army. The self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic is not recognised internationally, making it impossible to compete abroad. Duration: 01:21 02-Apr-2015
Jockey walks away unscathed after specta SHOWS: WINCANTON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (APRIL 1, 2015) (RACING UK - MUST CREDIT RACING UK) 1. RACE IN PROGRESS / JOCKEY LEWIS FERGUSON FALLING OFF HIS HORSE AND TURNS A FULL SOMERSAULT AFTER 02-Apr-2015
Leaders race in Atlantic as Team SCA rou Team SCA crew drop a memorial wreath over the side in memory of Magnus Olsson, their former coach who died in 2013. SHOWS: AT SEA (APRIL 1, 2015)(VOLVO OCEAN RACE - FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY) 1. 02-Apr-2015
Israeli PM hosts Boehner, calling for "b On an army base in southern Israel, House Speaker John Boehner is making his diplomatic rounds, posing for photos while touting U.S.-Israeli relations. His visit came as world leaders remain in 01-Apr-2015
Wound-healing laser soon to be a reality **CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES** STORY: Humans have been stitching up their wounds for millennia. Now Israeli scientists say they've found a way to bond incisions using lasers. And in the future a 01-Apr-2015
First ground video of Germanwings crash The destruction is so complete ... it's hard to tell what part of the crashed Germanwings passenger jet this would have been. France's interior ministry has released some of the first ground video 01-Apr-2015
Jacob Lawrence's Great Migration series ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Art and history buffs will have a rare opportunity to see American artist Jacob Lawrence's entire vision of the Great Migration at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in 01-Apr-2015
Burger King Japan releases burger perfur The key to a woman's heart is to smell like ... well a burger. And courtesy of Burger King Japan, customers can now cover themselves with the scent of a whopper fragrance. SOUNDBITE: Brand Manager 01-Apr-2015
Fresh rains threaten to worsen flood sit Rajouri/ Poonch/ Srinagar/ New Delhi, April 01 (ANI): Incessant rains began in Jammu and Kashmir since Wednesday (April 01) morning posing fresh threats to the locals residing along the river banks. The continued unseasonal rains are raising fears of flash floods in the mountainous region. The fresh spell of shower in Rajouri district has cast fears among the locals. Director of Indian Meteorological Department in Jammu and Kashmir, Sonam Lotus, said that evening and Thursday (April 02) morning are crucial days as some places may receive heavy rainfall. The families, which were rescued in the Chandak area of Poonch district, were supplied with rations, under Megh Rahat Operation, by the Indian Army. However, Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju, said that these protest were unnecessary. Meanwhile, in order to prevent flood like situation, locals in Srinagar prepared a special divine dish to propitiate their gods. The dish is a kind of Kashmiri Pulao, made up of rice and potatoes. 01-Apr-2015
Police baton charge students protesting Allahabad, April 01 (ANI): Police in Allahabad city on Wednesday (April 01) baton charged students protesting against leak of question paper of preliminary examination of Uttar Pradesh Provincial Civil Services (UPPCS) 2015. Hundreds of youths gathered in front of the headquarters of UP Public Service Commission, which conducts the exams, shouted slogans and demanded suspension of its chairman. Superintendent of Police (SP), Arun Kumar Pandey, said the students were not allowed to hold any protest near the offices of the commission. The first paper of the Uttar Pradesh Provincial Civil Services (UPPCS) 2015 preliminary examinations was leaked in Lucknow. Police found that the question paper of general studies subject was uploaded on WhatsApp, an instant mobile messaging app. Authorities have cancelled the examination. Since the paper leak, students have been protesting across the state. 01-Apr-2015
Kashmir mops up after heavy flooding The clean-up operation is in full swing in Indian Kashmir after heavy rain triggered flooding around the mountainous region. Duration: 00:41 01-Apr-2015
Iranian negotiator says 'problems' remai Iran's chief nuclear negotiator Abbas Araghchi said Wednesday that "problems" remain in nuclear talks with world powers and there can be no deal without a "framework for the removal of all sanctions". Duration: 01:21 01-Apr-2015
Germanwings wreckage site now reachable ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION French interior ministry video shows wreckage from the crashed Germanwings aircraft being cleared after the crash site became accessible by road. Workers closely 01-Apr-2015
Rich display of culture marks the celebr Jaipur, April 1 (ANI): Recently held seven day long Rajasthan Diwas festival took the people of the state by awe. For the very first time in the history of 66 years of Rajasthan, tableau of all 7 divisions took part in the final procession that was taken from the Janpath in Jaipur. Hundreds of artists flocked from every nook and corner of state and exhibited their regional art and culture in the presence of Governor Kalyan Singh and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje. Rajasthan, for the very first time in its history, witnessed such a grand celebration of its 66th foundation day. This seven-day long festival displayed the complete Rajsthani art and culture including traditional sports, regional cuisine, folk art, craft, dance and music. The Rajasthan government is now aiming to explore tourism in the state by organizing such events regularly. 01-Apr-2015
World's oldest person dies ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION Misao Okawa, a Japanese woman believed to be the world's oldest person, died at the age of 117 on Wednesday (April 1). She celebrated her 117th birthday just weeks 01-Apr-2015
Salman Khan hit-and-run case: Hearing ad Mumbai, April 1 (ANI): Salman Khan's controversial 2002 hit-and-run case has been adjourned till April 6. The actor has been asked to be present in court during the session. Earlier this week, Khan's driver Ashok Singh took responsibility stating that he was driving the car. He also added that he lost control of the car because the tyre of the white Toyota Land Cruiser burst. The actor's car had rammed into the American Express Bakery in suburban Bandra, close to his sea-front home in Galaxy Apartments, killing one person the pavement and injuring four others on September 28, 2002. 01-Apr-2015
Poet-diplomat's book 'The Seduction of D New Delhi, April 1 (ANI): 'The seduction of Delhi', a poetry book written by Indian poet-diplomat Abhay K. has become the best seller with five hundred copies of the book sold within two months of its release at the Jaipur Literature Festival in January this year. 'The seduction of Delhi' a poetry book authored by India poet Diplomat Abhay K released at the beginning of this year at Jaipur Literature festival has made it to the best seller of selling over five hundred copies. The Seduction of Delhi is the fifth collection of poems by the poet-diplomat who has been awarded SAARC Literary Award and nominated for the Pushcart Prize earlier. 01-Apr-2015
Giriraj Singh apologizes for shocking re New Delhi, April 01 (ANI): After drawing anger over calling Sonia Gandhi “white-skinned”, Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Giriraj Singh on Wednesday said that he regrets if he has hurt the Congress president and vice president Rahul Gandhi's sentiments. Watering down the whole incident, Singh said he did not make any official statement and a number of things are said off the record. Sitting among a group of his supporters in Hajipur, Singh asked jocularly whether Sonia's "white skin" had been her ticket to securing the top job in the Congress Party. Stoking the controversy further, he queried, "If Rajiv (Gandhi) had married a Nigerian, things would have been different." He also took a dig at Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi’s long absence said that Rahul has been missing through the whole budget session and compared him to the missing Malaysian flight. 01-Apr-2015
Iraqi forces drive IS fighters out of ce ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION Iraqi troops and Shi'ite paramilitary forces who are battling Islamic State fighters, on Wednesday (April 1) reached central Tikrit before taking the battle to 01-Apr-2015
PM Modi inaugurates Rourkela Steel Plant Rourkela, April 01 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday inaugurated Rourkela Steel Plant's modernization project in Odisha. Modi said that Odisha has developed beyond the imagination of any Indian citizen. Modi said that Rourkela is like mini-India because people from all walks of life are settled here. He also said that Rourkela also contributes to the security of India. He also laid stress on development of the entire country, not any state in particular. 01-Apr-2015
Farmers in Chennai demand financial aid Chennai, April 1 (ANI): Farmers on Wednesday stood in sea water and formed a human chain to protest against government in Tamil Nadu state, demanding financial assistance as several districts faced drought-like situation. Bare bodied farmers in Chennai shouted slogans against the government and threatened to commit suicide. Farmers said that both federal and state governments overlooked their demands of financial aid. The farmers attempted to meet Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam and urged for their rights. 01-Apr-2015
Giriraj Singh's controversial statement New Delhi, April 1 (ANI): Minister of State for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) Giriraj Singh's controversial statement where he racially targeted Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday drew flak. Congress leaders RPN Singh and Shushmita Devi condemned the statement made by Singh. CPI (M) leader Brinda Karat also expressed similar sentiments. Sitting among a group of his supporters in Hajipur, Singh asked jocularly whether Sonia's "white skin" had been her ticket to securing the top job in the Congress Party. Stoking the controversy further, he further queried, "If Rajiv (Gandhi) had married a Nigerian, things would have been different." 01-Apr-2015
Liberia sees resurgence of drug traffick The governments of Liberia and Sierra Leone have been busy fighting the menace created by the deadly Ebola virus, but illicit drug lords have taken advantage of the situation to advance the drug trade. 01-Apr-2015
Nigeria elects Buhari as president in hi Challenger Muhammadu Buhari won Nigeria's presidential election by 2.57 million votes, official results shows, defeating incumbent Goodluck Jonathan in the first democratic change of power in Africa's most populous nation. 01-Apr-2015
Rajasthan bans camel slaughter Jaipur, April 1 (ANI): In view of dwindling population of camels, the assembly in Rajasthan passed Rajasthan Camel (Prohibition of Slaughter and Regulation of Temporary Migration or Export) Bill, which banned camel slaughter in the state. Last year, Rajasthan designated camel as its state animal, hoping to curb the growing illegal trade of camels and camel meat. The bill passed through voice vote bans slaughtering, trading and unauthorised transportation of camels and set a five-year jail term and a fine for slaughtering or injuring the animal, popularly referred to as ship of the desert. However, camel can be used for domestic and agricultural purposes. Agriculture Minister of Rajasthan, Prabhulal Saini, said that camels were used in the state for a variety of purposes like patrolling the borders, tourism etc and hence were of much importance. This bill comes close on the heels of a recent beef ban clamped in Maharashtra. 01-Apr-2015
Julianne Moore 'not good enough' to lead New Delhi, April 1 (ANI): Julianne Moore has reportedly been dropped from becoming the face of Turkey's Tourism Campaign, due to her "poor acting". According to the reports, the Oscar winning actress, had shot a promotional film in Los Angeles last year titled, 'Home Of', where she was seen revisiting her childhood journeys to Turkey, but the Culture and Tourism Ministry rejected her "poor" performance and asked for a re-shoot, which she has refused to do, an online portal reported. Meanwhile, the Turkish Culture and Tourism ministry officials have declined to release any official statement on the 'Still Alice' star's cancellation. There was a loss of 1.5 million dollar due to the cancellation of the 4 million dollar project, revealed the owner of 'Iconisus and I Mean It', the advertising agency behind the campaign. It has also been reported that choosing Moore to become the face of the campaign had caused controversy from the beginning itself and many prominent figures had opposed her role and even slammed her "depressive persona". 01-Apr-2015
Saifs mom and sisters at Saif-Bebos bash Saifs mom and sisters at Saif-Bebos bash 01-Apr-2015
Sinatra centenary marked with new docume ROUGH CUT ( NO REPORTER NARRATION) Frank Sinatra speaks from the grave in the new documentary film "Sinatra: All or Nothing at All." The movie is told in Sinatra's own words, using old interviews, 01-Apr-2015
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