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Sanaa air strike targets pro-Houthi TV c ROUGH CUT (No reporter narration) STORY: A Saudi-led coalition targeted an office of Yemen's Houthi rebels and the pro-Houthi television channel al-Maseera in central Sanaa on Wednesday (April 8). 08-Apr-2015
US cop filmed shooting fleeing black man Police in the US state of South Carolina charge an officer with murder after video shows him apparently gunning down a fleeing black man. Duration: 00:39 08-Apr-2015
Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh o New Delhi, April 8 (ANI): Hours after the BJP government relaxed the norms for providing relief to farmers whose crops have been damaged due to the heavy unseasonal rain, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said that he has written to state heads asking them to offer immediate relief to farmers if they have NDRF or contingency funds with them. While launching MUDRA Bank in New Delhi on Wednesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that farmers will get assistance even where the loss is 33 per cent. Earlier, assistance used to be given to farmers if 50 per cent or more of his crop was damaged in a natural calamity. At the same time, farmers will also get 50 per cent more compensations. PM also said insurance companies have been asked to settle the claims of farmers on a priority basis. The banks have also been asked to restructure crop loans. 08-Apr-2015
Japan contributes to farming, automotive Tokyo, April 08 (ANI): "Tochi otome", a Japanese variety of strawberries is now produced in the suburbs of Pune. The fruit is grown by using a Japanese method called elevated hydroponics culture. Japan's NEC Corporation has come up with an idea to create both social and economic value of this project using Information and Communications Technology. NEC has teamed up with the Institute of Cultural Affairs, an India based NGO to set up strawberry project in Pune. Growing Japanese strawberries requires high skills and experience. NEC's support of Information Technology services makes it capable to expand to overseas market. Data such as temperature, humidity and sunlight hours as required for cultivation of crop are collected from several sensors installed in the Poly-house. The cultivation data has been shared with the professionals in Japan through NEC's cloud system. The Japanese agriculture professional organisation, GRA, is in charge of cultivation of strawberries in India. GRA analyses the data and gives feed back to India for cultivation support. Staff in India can send photos, questions and requests to Japan for GRA professionals to analyze and respond to the queries. 08-Apr-2015
SAARC Health Ministers meet PM Narendra New Delhi, April 8 (ANI): The Health Ministers of SAARC nations on Wednesday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Ministers apprised PM Modi of the ongoing deliberations during their meeting in New Delhi and talked about their intent to make the entire SAARC region polio-free. Modi stressed on the need for collection and sharing of best practices and vision in the fields of modern medical science and healthcare. The SAARC Health Ministers praised the Prime Minister's initiative towards the adoption of June 21 as International Yoga Day by the United Nations. 08-Apr-2015
Union Cabinet clears Real Estate Bill, p New Delhi, April 08 (ANI): Political reactions flowed in on Wednesday over the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2013. The Cabinet has approved amendments to the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, 2013, bringing relief to the lakhs of home buyers or investors in residential and commercial projects. 08-Apr-2015
Retired Government Employees Fighting fo Muzaffarabad, PoK April 07, 2015: The retired government employees in Pakistan occupied Kashmir are made to suffer for want of pension, denied by them by the authorities, despite serving in the government for years. Angry over the callous attitude of the administration, they took to the streets to fight for their demands. Holding banners, questioning the callousness of the government, the retired employees of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir took to the streets to press for their demands. The employees have been denied their pension by the government for years now, forcing them to live a life of misery in their old-age. Chanting anti-administration slogans, the employees held a protest demonstration near the assembly secretariat and later marched through the main market. Urging government to release their pension, the employees, all senior citizens, held a day-long-protest, despite bad weather conditions. They threatened to intensify the stir if their demands are not met. The people of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir, which is under illegal occupation of Pakistan since 1947, are brutally being suppressed by the authorities and it does same to its employees by denying them their rights. 07-Apr-2015
No chance of joining hands with BJP befo New Delhi, April 7 (ANI): Former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, who met Prime Minister Narendra Modi today claimed that he is not planning to join hands with the BJP before the polls. He added that he might take a call on forming a new party after 20th, depending on the decision on Janta Parivar merger 07-Apr-2015
France supports PM Modi's stand on nucle New Delhi, April 07 (ANI): French ambassador to India, François Richier, on Tuesday backed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's suggestion about nuclear energy being an effective tool to address climate change. Slamming developing countries for denying India nuclear fuel for clean energy, Modi signalled on Monday (April 06) he would not bow to foreign pressure to commit to cuts in carbon emissions, instead pledging to use more clean energy and traditional methods to lead the fight against climate change 07-Apr-2015
Vice President Hamid Ansari meets Prince New Delhi, April 07 (ANI): Vice President Hamid Ansari on Tuesday met Spiritual leader of Ismaili Muslims, His Highness Prince Shah Karim Al Hussaini Aga Khan (IV) in New Delhi. Khan arrived in New Delhi for a five-day visit to the country. He has been invited by the central government of India. On April 08, he will be conferred India's second highest civilian award (Padma Vibhushan) in the national capital. He is one of the world's richest men with an estimated net worth of $800 million as well as a revered religious figure. Recognised worldwide for his charity work, the spiritual head is believed to be a direct descendant of Islam's revered Prophet Mohammed. 07-Apr-2015
Russian nuclear submarine catches fire i This is the Zvyozdochka shipyard in northern Russia, where state news agencies report a nuclear submarine has caught fire. They say the fire started during welding on a 500-meter-long Antei class 07-Apr-2015
Somali Islamists kill 147 in Kenya unive In the a aftermath of Al Qaeda-linked Shebab's attack on Garissa University, town residents and university students recount the attack and call for action from the Kenyan government. Duration: 02:42 07-Apr-2015
Obama: 'Misjudgment' to demand Iran reco ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. President Barack Obama said in an interview released on Tuesday (March 7) he is confident sanctions against Iran could be reimposed if Tehran violates an 07-Apr-2015
LN Mishra murder case: Delhi HC grants b New Delhi, April 07 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Monday granted bail to accused Ranjan Dwivedi serving life imprisonment for assassinating then railway minister L.N. Mishra in 1975. A division bench granted bail to Dwivedi, an advocate by profession, and asked him to furnish a bail bond of Rs.50,000 with two sureties of a like amount. The court has asked Dwivedi not to leave Delhi while on bail. 07-Apr-2015
Kenyan student protest calls for better ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION An estimated one thousand Kenyan university students took to the streets of Nairobi on Tuesday (April 7) to show solidarity with those killed in last week's 07-Apr-2015
Fierce clashes wreak destruction in sout Fierce clashes raged Monday between rebels and loyalists in southern Yemen, leaving more than 140 dead in 24 hours. Duration: 00:42 07-Apr-2015
Police reinforced in Rio favelas after s Tensions remain high in the Alemao favela complex after four people died in a shootout between police and drug traffickers in a week. Extra military police deployed and parliament's human rights commission visited the area on Monday. Duration: 01:28 07-Apr-2015
Police reinforced in Rio favelas after s Tensions remain high in the Alemao favela complex after four people died in a shootout between police and drug traffickers in a week. Extra military police deployed and parliament's human rights commission visited the area on Monday. Duration: 01:28 07-Apr-2015
BJP behind disturbances within party, cl New Delhi, April 07 (ANI): AAP leader Raghav Chadha has claimed on Tuesday that BJP forces were behind the disturbances which kept occurring within the party. Also, spokesperson of the party, Atishi Marlena, on Tuesday shot out a scathing letter to rebels Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav for remaining adamant in their demands and tarnishing the image of the party. Chadha said that the problem which had already been solved through a proper dialogue process was made to spoil by BJP leadership through AAP members Prashant Bhushan, Shanti Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav. He added that the course of events has justified that BJP has caused the turmoil in the party to defame it after the massive victory in Delhi polls. 07-Apr-2015
Opposition says Modi government has taci New Delhi/ Ahmedabad, April 07 (ANI): The Congress on Tuesday accused the ruling BJP-led government of having a tacit understanding with a pro-tobacco lobby. Last week, the health ministry deferred a decision to increase the size of pictorial warning on tobacco products from 40 percent to 85 percent after a parliamentary panel for subordinate legislations set up to look into the issue shot down the proposal. Head of the panel, Dilip Gandhi, who is also a BJP lawmaker, had commented that tobacco use does not cause cancer. Beedi baron Shyama Charan Gupta, another BJP lawmaker and part of the panel, is also opposed to increase in size of pictorial warnings. The opposition and even an ally of BJP, the hardline Shiv Sena party, have upped the ante against the government for its failure to increase the size of pictorial warnings. Shiv Sena party in its editorial "Saamna" launched a vitriolic attack on Gandhi saying that he should be honoured with a Nobel Prize for his comments. The editorial also challenged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to "clean up the mouths of his MPs who are spreading dirt through speech." The Congeress party spokesman, Abhishek Manu Singhvi, slammed both the "Saamna" ariticle and Gandhi. Gandhi also came under sharp attack from regional Samajwadi Party whose spokes 07-Apr-2015
Turkish and Iranian presidents meet ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan arrived in Tehran for high level meetings on Tuesday (April 7), despite recent tensions over the Saudi-led bombing operation in 07-Apr-2015
Soha Ali Khan, Kunal Khemu, Rannvijay Si Soha Ali Khan, Kunal Khemu, Rannvijay Singh and Atul Kasbekar at the launch of Philips latest Tv range 07-Apr-2015
Mr X Emraan Hashmi & Amyra Dastur unveil ‘Mr X’ stars Emraan Hashmi and Amyra Dastur unveiled the Invisible Mirror, in Mumbai, on April 6. 07-Apr-2015
Sushmita Sen, Esha Deol at a spa launch Sushmita Sen and Esha Deol attended the launch of Soapbox & Makeover Salon’s new branch, in Mumbai, on April 6. 07-Apr-2015
"Furious 7" music video pays tribute to ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Actor Vin Diesel posted a new music video for the song "See You Again" on his Facebook page on Monday (April 6) in another tribute to his late co-star Paul 07-Apr-2015
Bruce Jenner interview in ABC special on Olympic gold medalist and reality TV star Bruce Jenner is expected to address reports that he is transgender in a special edition of ABC's "20/20" magazine news show that will air on April 24th. The 07-Apr-2015
Emraan is a versatile actor, says Mahesh New Delhi, April 7 (ANI): Filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt, who was in the national capital to promote his upcoming movie 'Mr. X', said Emraan Hashmi was the perfect choice for the role of Mr. X. And, this was not all, he even went on praising the leading lady of the movie, Amyra Dastur. Directed by Vikram Bhatt, 'Mr. X' is slated for release on 17th April 2015. 07-Apr-2015
VHP calls for ban on Kamal Haasan's 'Utt Kamal Haasan has not release a film with out any trouble in the recent past. Thanks to political, religious and cultural crusaders, he always struggled with releases. the last one was Vishwaroopam and we all know how it suffered. Now his latest in line to release, Uttama Villain is facing a trouble from a compliant lodged by a VHP member in Chennai, who claims that the film might hurt some hindu's sentiments, thus wanting a ban. 07-Apr-2015
FIFA president Blatter called for toughe SHOWS: CAIRO, EGYPT (APRIL 7, 2015) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. (SOUNDBITE) (French) FIFA PRESIDENT SEPP BLATTER SAYING: "The only thing left to do is, and I call upon, not necessarily here in Africa, 07-Apr-2015
Russian Prime Minister visits Vietnam ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev attended a welcoming ceremony in Vietnam on Monday (April 5) during his three-day visit to the Southeast Asian country 06-Apr-2015
Garissa residents blame government, loca Shock and outrage linger on the streets of Garissa, Kenya, days after an assault by Somali militants killed 147 people. Military vehicles now patrol the city, but residents say that's not enough. ( 06-Apr-2015
7-year-old boy sexually assaulted, set o Bhiwandi, April 6 (ANI): A seven-year-old boy was allegedly sexually assaulted and then set on fire by three men in Bhiwandi town in Thane district of Maharashtra. The unpleasant incident took place on Saturday morning when the child had gone to eat at a community kitchen. The boy was lured by the three accused and taken to an isolated spot where he was allegedly sexually assaulted and then set on fire by the accused. The boy has suffered 30 per cent burn injuries and is being treated at the Thane Civil hospital. A case was registered by the police under sections 363 (kidnapping), 377 (Unnatural Sex) and 342 (wrongful confinement) of the Indian Penal Code and relevant sections of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, 2012. Three people have been arrested in connection with the incident and the matter is being further investigated. 06-Apr-2015
DK Ravi death case: Will send case back New Delhi, April 6 (ANI): Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday said that his government will send the request for an inquiry into the death of IAS officer DK Ravi back to the Central Bureau of Investigation, after the agency refused to investigate the case. Earlier, the CBI refused to investigate the case, citing the deadline of three months imposed by the state government. Ravi, who took on the sand mafia in Karnataka's Kolar District, was an Additional Commissioner on deputation with the Commercial Tax department. He was found hanging from a ceiling fan in his house by his wife last month. 06-Apr-2015
UP Board Exam: Hindi teachers assigned t Lucknow, April 06 (ANI): In a shocking incident of authoritative flaw in Uttar Pradesh's education system, teachers were assigned to check papers other than their own subject. UP Board Exam papers are checked and teachers paid on basis of price per copy. State President of Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Sangh, RP Mishra, said that this time a shocking incident as this has come to light and it was highly condemnable. Mishra said that the authorities who assign teachers for checking copies do not handle their records properly due to which this confusion occurs. He further demanded the authorities to take quick action in the case saying the future of the children is at stake. 06-Apr-2015
Three policemen killed in militant attac Shopian, April 6 (ANI): A militant attack at Ashipora in the Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday left three policemen dead. According to reports, the militants opened fire on a police patrol, killing one head constable and two constables. This attack came mere hours after a similar incident in the Patan area of the Baramulla district left one policeman injured. Further details are awaited. 06-Apr-2015
One policeman injured in militant attack Baramulla, April 6 (ANI): A militant attack in the Patan area of the Baramulla district in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday left one policeman injured. The injured policeman has been admitted to a nearby hospital. Further details are awaited. 06-Apr-2015
Thousands of Jews flock to Jerusalem's W ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Thousands of Jews gathered at the Western Wall in Jerusalem on Monday (April 6) to attend a mass prayer for the holiday of Passover. The crowd of men, women and 06-Apr-2015
West Bengal police arrests 300 VHP activ Raiganj, April 05 (ANI): The West Bengal police on Sunday arrested around 300 Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) activists after its chief Praveen Togadia was banned from entering the state. According to reports, the activists were marching towards a 'Dharm Sammelan' meeting at the Raiganj Merchant Club field to commemorate the VHP's golden jubilee celebrations, when the police detained them. The West Bengal government had deployed units of the Rapid Action Force (RAF) and the state police at the venue, anticipating a law and order problem. DIG-Malda Range, Satyajit Banerjee said that the VHP had scheduled a programme at the venue which was not permissible and therefore police arrested some of the party workers. Earlier on Wednesday, the state government's Home Ministry had banned the entry of Togadia into the state, stating that his entry may lead to communal tension and 'disturbance of public tranquillity'. 06-Apr-2015
CM Vasundhara Raje gives First Skill Ico Jaipur, April 05 (ANI): Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje recently gave First Skill Icon award to Alka Sharma. This award is given to those candidates who get best job after doing their training at Government Skill Development Center in Rajasthan. The aim of the award is to encourage candidates towards skilled jobs. CM Raje congratulated Alka Sharma and gave her Trophy along with a cheque of Five Thousand rupees. She also appealed to the young students to get them skilled along with formal education. 06-Apr-2015
Kejriwal re-launches anti-corruption hel New Delhi, April 05 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Sunday re-launched its anti-corruption helpline- 1031. Chief Minister Kejriwal launched the 24x7 helpline at a packed Talkatora stadium. The number - 1031 - will be manned through a call centre where identity and details of the complainant will be kept confidential. Kejriwal said that the government is here to fulfill its third poll promise after cutting the electricity and water tariff, that is, doing away with the corruption from the national capital. He also said that the Aam Aadmi Party does not work on 'false promises' but will walk the talk. He also said that the AAP has the courage to take action against their own party members if they are wrong and that this will lead to a corruption free Delhi. 06-Apr-2015
Kejriwal re-launches anti-corruption hel New Delhi, April 05 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Sunday re-launched its anti-corruption helpline- 1031. Chief Minister Kejriwal launched the 24x7 helpline at a packed Talkatora stadium. The number - 1031 - will be manned through a call centre where identity and details of the complainant will be kept confidential. Kejriwal said that the government is here to fulfill its third poll promise after cutting the electricity and water tariff, that is, doing away with the corruption from the national capital. He also said that the Aam Aadmi Party does not work on ‘false promises’ but will walk the talk. He also said that the AAP has the courage to take action against their own party members if they are wrong and that this will lead to a corruption free Delhi. 06-Apr-2015
PM Modi witnesses transfer of land for A New Delhi, April 05 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday witnessed the signing of agreements between the Union Ministry of Textiles, the Government of Maharashtra and the National Textile Corporation for the transfer of land to enable the construction of the Dr BR Ambedkar memorial in Mumbai. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Minister of State for Textiles Santosh Gangwar were also present during the signing of the agreements. The memorial is slated to be constructed in the 12 acres of land adjacent to the Chaityabhoomi in the Indu Mills Compound in Mumbai, where the last rites of Ambedkar were performed. 06-Apr-2015
CM Vasundhara Raje calls meeting on Resu Jaipur, April 04 (ANI): Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje recently called a meeting to take stock of the preparations for the Resurgent Rajasthan Summit which is scheduled on 19th and 20th November in Jaipur. The high level meeting was attended by senior officials and ministers to give final shape to the event in secretariat campus. CM Raje has instructed her officials to design such packages and proposals which are practical and feasible. She said that in all proposals the interest of investors along with the interest of common man needs to be secured. During this meet many decisions were also taken like organizing road shows at various international platforms to promote Resurgent Rajasthan event. The main idea of organizing this event is to bring maximum investment at local ground and to create maximum jobs. Raje also clarified that this event has no competition with any state but its own benchmark set during 2008. 04-Apr-2015
Three civilians killed in landmine blast Rajouri, April 04 (ANI): Three civilians were killed and one wounded in a mine blast near the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. Due to heavy rains a landmine had drifted into a farmland from the minefield created by Indian Army near the Line of Control in Janghar area of Nowshera tehsil in the district, a Defence spokesman said. Three laborers died on spot, one seriously injured shifted to hospital. The bodies of the three laborers fell about fifty meters away from the site of the power full explosion. 04-Apr-2015
BSF arrests Bangladeshi immigrants in We Jalpaiguri, April 04 (ANI): India's Border Security Force (BSF) arrested eight Bangladeshi immigrants in West Bengal on Saturday. The immigrants entered India through Dahagram, a Bangladeshi enclave, in the Indian part. On the basis of intelligence input, the police nabbed them near Jalpaiguri railway station when they were returning from Chennai where they worked in a factory. The BSF later handed over the immigrants to the police. New Delhi says illegal immigrants from Bangladesh cross the largely porous border to India adding the border is used as a route for smuggling livestock, food items, medicines and drugs from India to Bangladesh. 04-Apr-2015
Tourist bus service 'On Wheels' to make Srinagar, April 04 (ANI): In a bid to boost tourism, a fleet of luxurious buses was launched in Jammu and Kashmir, which would provide state-of-the-art facilities to tourists visiting the picturesque valley. The Kehwah Group launched a theme-based high-end fleet of luxurious buses in Srinagar, called 'On Wheels' that has been custom built to provide on-the-go services like spa, café, caravan and vanity van. Chief executive officer of Onwheels Sheikh Imran said the concept was inspired from European nations. All the buses are equipped with GPS (Global Positioning System) tracking on board which will be monitored from a central control room. 04-Apr-2015
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