Heavy Rains Caused Huge Damage to Hunan Province

As many as 370,000 people are affected and nearly four individuals missing by the heavy rains in China’s Hunan Province as per authorities. There is a heavy destruction In Hunan by the rains where nearly 75 villages and towns in almost seven cities of the country are damaged badly. The famous tourist place has been damaged in that incident. Several highways and railways are blocked in these heavy rains which also damaged electricity and basic facilities. This devastating incident made 9,330 residents to relocate cause of the destruction of many houses. There are 216 houses which are collapsed according to province’s flood prevention and drought control head quarters. Jun 20, 2014

Iraq crisis will not affect crude oil supplies to India: Dharmendra Pradhan

New Delhi, June 20 (ANI): Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday said that said fuel supplies will not be impacted by the conflict in Iraq. He added that Crude supplies to India come from the Basra oilfields, situated well away from the conflict zone in the north-eastern part of Iraq. Jun 20, 2014

Politicos react over MHA making Hindi as official language

New Delhi, June 20 (ANI): Political leaders on Friday reacted over the MHA's decision of making Hindi as the official language. Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah said that the official language in his state is Urdu and English and if anyone wants to use Hindi will be allowed but no one will be forced to do so. CPI (M) leader Brinda Karat said that the decision by the new government is wrong about giving official language in Hindi language only. Karat said that other regional languages should also be given due respect along with English which is an internationally recognized language. Jun 20, 2014

JD (U) applauds win in Rajya Sabha bypolls in Bihar

New Delhi, June 20 (ANI): After JD (U) won Rajya Sabha bypolls in Bihar with the help of RJD, party leader Ali Anwar said that the real face of BJP is in front of everybody now as they supported Sabir Ali who they rejected from taking in their party earlier. He also said that BJP knows only to blame others and that other parties should come together against them. Jun 20, 2014

Obama sending John Kerry to Middle East to step up diplomatic efforts in Iraq

Washington , June 20(ANI): U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry welcomed New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key to the State Department at a meeting where Iraq topped their agenda. Kerry then addressed the news that President Barack Obama is sending him to the Middle East to step up diplomatic efforts with allies and partners to address the growing insurgency in Iraq. The Obama administration will also send as many as 300 military advisers to Iraq to help train local security forces. Kerry also echoed the administration's call for the establishment of a more inclusive, unity government in Iraq. Jun 20, 2014

Obama deploys 300 military advisors to help Iraq repel ISIL insurgents

New Delhi, June 20(ANI): US President Barack Obama has decided to send 300 additional U.S. Special Operations troops to assist in Iraq's fight against advancing ISIS militants. Obama said that he is sending up to 300 US military advisers to Iraq, but made clear that he will continue to hold back more substantive support till its deemed necessary. He further said that the troops are being deployed to better assess the situation on the ground, where forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria have moved ever nearer to Baghdad. He added that the US will be prepared to take "targeted and precise military action" if and when the situation on the ground requires it. Though the possibility of US air strikes against a militant insurgency is still open, he insisted that the US troops would not return to combat in Iraq. Jun 20, 2014

Campa Cola Society: Residents face eviction today, perform puja

Mumbai, June 20(ANI): The residents of the Campa Cola Society are worried about their future, as the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will begin its demolition today. The BMC is preparing to cut off water, electricity and gas supply to the illegal buildings While the residents are carrying out a puja before yet another face-off against the authorities, the municipal corporation has chalked out a plan for the demolition process. BMC had earlier given a May 2 deadline to the residents by which the residents failed to evict their homes.. Jun 20, 2014

Borewell claims 4-year-old's life in Bijapur

Bijapur, June 20(ANI): : A four-year-old girl, who fell in a 300-feet borewell in Dyaberi village near Nagatana, Bijapur, died on Thursday. Akshata's lifeless body was brought to the surface by rescuers almost 50 hours after the child's ordeal started. The incident, which sparked a massive rescue mission, happened while Akshata was walking home on Tuesday with her father, who is a farm labourer. Bijapur district incharge minister M.B. Patil refused to give details about the girl’s death, but said that case have been filed against the officials. He reiterated that if the diggers were unable to find water after digging borewells it was their responsibility to close it as well. Jun 20, 2014

UPSC aspirants protest outside Rajnath Singh's residence for age relaxation

New Delhi, June 20(ANI): Union Public Service Commission aspirants staged a protest on Friday outside the residence of Home Minister Rajnath Singh, demanding a four-year age relaxation in the examinations of these services. The protesters also demanded the removal of CSATs. Recently, the UPSC has effected major changes in norms of civil services examination and has given two more attempts for the aspirants. It has also given a relative age relaxations from this year onwards. There is, however, no restriction on number of attempts by a candidates belonging to the Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) categories. Jun 20, 2014

Iraq Crisis and El Nino Effect further the inflation rate, govt should work to curb it: Market Exper

New Delhi, June 20 (ANI): Talking about the increasing inflation rate, Market Expert Akash Jindal said that the ongoing Iraq crisis and the El Nino effect has further the inflation rate to this high. He also said that government should work to curb the same and free the people from the impact of the same. Jindal said that the prices of crude oil will increase due to situations in Iraq following which other food items and articles will also get costlier. He also said that government should try and stop hoarding and black marketing and therefore try to minimize the impact of these problems soon. Jun 20, 2014

Badalta Manzar (June 19, 2014): An independent news report on Jammu and Kashmir

Althouth the state govt. has made tremendous efforts to upgrade the education standard in kashmir valley but still lot more needs to be done in the rural areas. One such example is of govt. middle school saderkot payeen in north kashmirs bandipora district.The school has no fencing and the students face a tough time without a well maintained play ground. 24x7 Ambulance service is now available for common people in hilly district Doda. District hospital, Doda has 28 new ambulances which are at your service by just (102) dialed away. The health department is giving this service to people of Doda after observetion that district is accident prone and referral cases are very high here. Lack of facilities at the waterfall tourist spot in Ganderbal district annoys the visiting tourists as they demand more facilities so that this new tourist spot is developed in a good way and attract more and more tourists. A beautiful waterfall point is situated in Ganderbal district and nowadays has become a major attraction for tourist who visits this place on way to Sonamarg. But due to lack of sitting facilities, parking and other things tourists are annoyed. Jun 20, 2014

Indians returned from Iraq lauds military and administration's help to them

Ahmedabad/ Dharamsala/ Jammu/ Jamshedpur, June 20 (ANI): An elderly person, who returned from strife-torn Iraq lauded their military as well as local administration for the help and their general attitude towards Indians. About 10,000 Indian nationals work in Iraq, mostly in areas unaffected by the fighting between the Islamic State of Iraq and the ISIL and the national army. About 100 Indian workers are trapped in areas overrun by ISIL. Syed Munir, who returned from Iraq, said by and large Indians were being treated well there. Forty Indian construction workers have been kidnapped in Iraq's second largest city of Mosul, which fell to Sunni insurgents last week. Jun 20, 2014

Greenpeace India denies receiving government notice on foreign funding

New Delhi/ Tamil Nadu, June 20 (ANI): Executive director Greenpeace-India, Samit Aich denied media reports that the central government had served notice to it on its foreign funding. India has asked the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to tighten controls on moving funds from abroad into Greenpeace's accounts. The government has asked the RBI to obtain its permission before releasing funding from Netherlands-based Greenpeace International and the US-based Climate Works Foundation, both contributors to Greenpeace India. Greenpeace India receives about 60 percent of its funding from donors in India and about 38 percent from Greenpeace International. Jun 20, 2014

IUML demands end of violence against Muslims in Sri Lanka

Chennai, June 20 (ANI): An Indian Muslim outfit met and submitted a memorandum to Sri Lankan deputy high commissioner in Chennai, demanding cessation of attacks on Muslims in the island nation. Last week, at least three people were killed and around 150 were injured during the riots between Buddhists and Muslims in one of the worst communal violence in Sri Lanka. The riots followed a protest march by the hard-line Buddhist group, Bodu Bala Sena, which is partially led by monks. Mohideen also urged the deputy high commissioner to allow a delegation to visit the affected areas. Jun 20, 2014

Three militants killed in Pulwama gunbattle

Pulwama, June 20 (ANI): Acting on a tip off intelligence, Indian security forces gunned down three militants in a village of Pulwama district in Jammu and Kashmir, after launching combing in the area where the insurgents were hiding. As soon as they received the information of the hide out, a joint operation was brought into force, involving the Indian Army, police force and the paramilitary to track down the militants in Buchroo in Tral area in Pulwama. The militants opened fire on the security forces when they tried to cordon off the area and a fierce gunbattle took place between both sides in which three militants were killed. Jun 20, 2014