AAP protests in Chandigarh, poses questions to Haryana CM

Chandigarh, June 28 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party Lok Sabha candidate from Rohtak, Naveen Jaihind, reached the official residence of Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda in Chandigarh on Saturday afternoon to ask questions. Jaihind, along with party workers, marched towards the CM's residence at Sector 3 from Rose Garden in Sector 16. Jun 28, 2014

Rakhi Sawant joins RPI, says will work for poor and downtrodden

Mumbai, June 28 (ANI): Rakhi Sawant on Saturday joined Republican Party of India (RPI) in the presence of party Chief Ramdas Athavale. Sawant said that her only focus will be working for poor and downtrodden and that joining the party is a matter of pride for her. Sawant further requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to work for her people and pay attention towards them too. Jun 28, 2014

Politicos on BJP's orientation on effective administrative skills

Surajkund/ New Delhi, June 28 (ANI): Politicos on Saturday reacted over BJP's two-day orientation, which was held for over 100 debutant lawmakers. The orientation was held for imparting behavioural norms and effective administrative skills. The training was held at Rajhans hotel in Surajkund district of Haryana and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, himself a first-timer member of the Lok Sabha, addressed the gathering of newbie parliamentarians. Jun 28, 2014

Residents in Assam deal with flood aftermath

Guwahati, June 28 (ANI): Residents in Assam now face an uphill task in overcoming the adversity of floods that submerged residential areas and forced people to take shelter in relief camps set up by the government. The team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has evacuated nearly 10,000 people. Deputy Commandant of NDRF, Manohar Singh, said on Saturday the people in the region should be careful as there are chances of electrical hazards post floods. Reportedly, seven people have died in the floods that have affected 25,000 people. Exasperated residents have urged the government to take safety measures. Jun 28, 2014

Govt decided to extend food security act for 3 more months: Ram Vilas Paswan

Kolkata, June 28 (ANI): Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Saturday said that the government has decided to extend food security act for three more months as against the Mamata Banerjee's request to extend the same by six months. Paswan said that the government will ensure that the cat is implemented properly and for this, he had a conversation with Bihar CM and West Bengal Food Minister. Jun 28, 2014

DU Academic Council passes resolution to implement three-year undergraduate programme

New Delhi, June 28 (ANI): The Delhi University Academic Council on Saturday held a meeting to discuss the further course of action, a day after the DU VC announced scrapping of the controversial FYUP programme. The Academic Council of the varsity today passed a resolution to implement the three-year undergraduate programme. Eight of the 90 members opposed the resolution tabled by the Council, saying the Delhi University 'didn't hold discussions'. The resolution will now be tabled in the meeting of the Executive Council. Delhi University yesterday decided to scrap the four-year under graduate programme (FYUP) after UGC mounted pressure to roll it back. The standoff between the UGC and DU had resulted in an inordinate delay in the admission procedure. Jun 28, 2014

Ugandan gorillas bring tourist dollars but tensions remain

Gorilla tourism has brought economic growth to this community in south-western Uganda, but having one of the most densely populated rural areas on earth sit next door to these endangered animals continues to create conflict. Duration: 03:07 Jun 28, 2014

BJP leaders talk about effective administrative skills after orientation

Surajkund, June 28 (ANI): The ruling BJP on Saturday held a two-day orientation for over 100 debutant lawmakers on behavioural norms in the parliament and learning effective administration skills. The training was held in Rajhans hotel in Surajkund district of Haryana and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, himself a first-timer member of the Lok Sabha, addressed the gathering of newbie parliamentarians. Jun 28, 2014

3 storey building collapses in New Delhi, several feared trapped

New Delhi, June 28 (ANI): A three-storey building collapsed in Inderlok_s Tulsinagar area in New Delhi on Saturday. While eight people have been pulled out from the debris, rescue operation is on to save others feared trapped. Three fire-brigades and an ambulance have reached the spot. Locals who witnessed the accident gave an account of the collapse. Jun 28, 2014

Former DUTA president objects to DU's decision over FYUP roll back

New Delhi, June 28 (ANI): Former DUTA president Aditya Narayan Mishra on Saturday said that the DU's decision to roll back the FYUP under the pressure of UGC was incorrect. He added that this will put a question mark on the autonomy of the university. Jun 28, 2014

illagers recount the horrific GAIL gas pipeline explosion that burnt their families

East Godavari, June 28 (ANI): Villagers in the southern province of Andhra Pradesh on Saturday recounted the horrific chain of events that led to the demise of their family members in an explosion at a fuel pipeline of state-owned company GAIL (India) Ltd. The fire broke out on Friday on a stretch of pipeline running through East Godavari District, engulfing buildings and burning victims to death, and again raising safety concerns over the country's energy projects. Jun 28, 2014

A K Antony questions Congress' 'secularism' idea, Politicos react

New Delhi, June 28 (ANI): Congress leader AK Antony's attack on his party's idea of secularism has invited reactions from the BJP. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that Sonia Gandhi has always followed anti-Hindu secularism which was rejected by the people. He added that Antony has given a good suggestion for modification of secularist ideas. Meanwhile, Congress leader Rashid Alvi stated that Congress party has always stayed committed towards minorities. Jun 28, 2014

B.Tech students protest march against FYUP rollback outside

New Delhi, June 28 (ANI): With the Delhi University scrapping the four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP), several B.Tech students of DU staged a protest outside the Ministry of Human Resource Development on Friday demanding that their four-year curriculum should not be changed into a three-year course. Jun 28, 2014

Syrian envoy to India confirms airstrikes in border areas with Iraq

New Delhi, June 28 (ANI): Syrian ambassador to India, Riyadh Abbas confirmed that Syria's warplanes conducted airstrikes in the border areas with Iraq which the ISIS controls. Abbas said it was their right to protect their sovereignty and defend its people from any impending threats from militants. Militants from the ISIL, along with other rebels, have abducted dozens of foreigners, including Indian nationals, as they swept through towns in the Tigris valley north of Baghdad in recent days. Jun 28, 2014