Five killed in Alang recycling yard blast, injured taken to hospital

Bhavnagar, June 28 (ANI): Five labourers were killed and seven others injured in a gas leak and explosion at Alang ship recycling yard in Bhavnagar district of Gujarat on Saturday. The incident took place when the workers were breaking a ship on plot number 140 of the Alang recycling yard. The injured are shifted to nearby hospital, though a relative of the victim said that the authorities didn’t provide any help whatsoever. The police have initiated a probe into whether the rules for cutting a ship were violated in this case. Further details on cause of the blast will be clear after forensic reports come. Jun 28, 2014

Vice President Hamid Ansari visits Great Wall of China

Beijing, June 28 (ANI): On his third day in Beijing, India's Vice President Hamid Ansari visited the Great Wall of China, along with Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, Nirmala Sitharaman and other Indian officials. Ansari, who is on a five-day visit to Beijing, will also participate in a trilateral summit with host China and Myanmar on the occasion of the 60th anniversary of the Panchsheel agreement. This is the first visit of an Indian leader to China after Prime Minister Narendra Modi assumed office last month. While addressing media onboard, Ansari had said that the central government was concerned over widening trade imbalance with China, even as trade between two south Asian neighbours is increasing. Jun 28, 2014

Modi to BJP MPs: Follow parliamentary ethics, spend time in constituencies

Surajkund, June 28 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday instructed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Members of Parliament (MP) attending an orientation camp in Surajkund, Haryana, to follow parliamentary procedures and ethics properly, focus on their work, and spend more time in their respective constituencies. "BJP MPs should follow parliamentary procedures and ethics in the proper manner, focus on work, and spend more time in their constituencies," reports quoted Modi, as saying. He also asked them to chart a blueprint for development in their respective constituencies and share it with government. Jun 28, 2014

Politicos react on RSS members named in Vyapam Scam

New Delhi/ Kanpur/ Bhopal, June 28 (ANI): Political leaders on Saturday reacted on RSS members named behind the Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh in which many government employees are under scanner for getting selected through unfair means. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that the incident is unfortunate and strict investigation should take place. Congress leader Sri Prakash Jaiswal also stated that the state should take responsibility of the scam and accept its involvement. Congress leader Satyadev Katare stated that the Chief Minister should resign on moral grounds until the investigations are over. Meanwhile NCP leader Nawab Malik said that the BJP and RSS vowed to make the nation corruption free and are themselves found involved in scams. Jun 28, 2014

Delhi Building Collapse: NDMC Mayor confirms 7 deaths, rescue underway

New Delhi, June 28 (ANI): NDMC Mayor Yogender Chandolia on Saturday confirmed that at least seven people including one woman were killed and several others are trapped under the debris as a three-storey residential building in Tulsi Nagar area of Inderlok, Delhi collapsed. He said that the rescue operations are underway and that enquiry has been ordered against three officials. Jun 28, 2014

Have to take situation very seriously, people's anger justified: Tarun Gogoi

Guwahati, June 28 (ANI): Talking about the flash flood situation in Guwahati city of Assam, state Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said that it has to be taken very seriously and that people's anger is fully justified. He also said that he had never seen this kind of flood situation and that this is leading to many other disasters as well. Jun 28, 2014

Arunachal CM condemns China's latest map showing Arunachal as its territory

New Delhi, June 28 (ANI): Even as Vice President Hamid Ansari is in China to mark 60 years of the Panchsheel agreement, the Chinese government has stirred a new controversy. China has released a new map showing Arunachal Pradesh as a part of it. Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister, Nabam Tuki condemned the act. Jun 28, 2014

Arunachal is inalienable part of India: MEA on New Chinese map's claim on the state

New Delhi, June 28 (ANI): At a time when Vice-President Hamid Ansari is on a tour to China to mark 60 years of the Panchsheel agreement, Chinese government on Saturday escalated controversy when authorities released a new map that showed Arunachal Pradesh as an integral part of the country. Reacting on the same the Ministry of External Affairs said that Arunachal Pradesh is an inalienable part of India. He added that this has been conveyed to Chinese authorities on several occasions including highest level. Jun 28, 2014

Abducted Indian nationals remain in captivity but unharmed: MEA on Iraq Crisis

New Delhi, June 28 (ANI): MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin on Saturday said that the abducted Indian nationals in Iraq remain in captivity but arte unharmed. He further informed that three numbers (009647716511190, 00964771651181, and 00964771651179) are active in Najaf area for assistance of Indian nationals. Jun 28, 2014

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