Sergio Mendes: "Football is just like music, it unites people"

The Brazilian musician Sergio Mendes has just released his 39th album, 'Majica'. To mark the World Cup currently being played in his home country, he recorded the song 'One Nation', which was selected for the official World Cup album. Duration: 01:17 Jun 28, 2014

Puri gears up for Jagannath Yatra amid traditional fervour

Puri, June 28 (ANI): Puri is all geared up to host the countless devotees arriving from across the globe to celebrate the world famous annual Jagannath Yatra or the Chariot Festival amid traditional rituals, pomp and religious fervour. This year about 15 lakh people are expected to arrive to witness the grand festival. Puri district collector, Dhiren Kumar Patnaik, said that all arrangements have been made for the smooth and secured Rath Yatra. He further added that safety, security and accomodation issues are on the top of the list. The Chariot of Lord Jagannath is annually built with wood. Jun 28, 2014

Hamid Ansari meets Chinese Premier, thanks China and Myanmar at trilateral summit

Beijing, June 28 (ANI): Vice President Hamid Ansari on Saturday met Chinese Premier Li Keqiang while on his visit to the neighbouring country. The Vice President also attended the trilateral Summit Meeting to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Panchsheel treaty at Beijing and expressed gratitude to China and Myanmar. Ansari also talked about the relations between the three nations and about the significance of the Panchsheel in binding India with China. Jun 28, 2014

Multi-storey building in Chennai collapses, several feared trapped

Chennai, June 28 (ANI): At least 50 people were fear trapped as a multi-storey under construction building at Moulivakkam near Porur collapsed following rain. Mugalivakkam, a suburb of Chennai, is situated 16 km south-west of Chennai on the Guindy-Mount-Poonamallee road. Many construction workers are feared trapped. About 10 fire tenders are at the spot for rescue operations. The National Disaster Management team from Arakkonam were being rushed to the construction site. Further details are awaited. Jun 28, 2014

China trying to test new Indian leadership: ORF on China map claiming on Arunachal

New Delhi, June 28 (ANI): Reacting on China's map showing Arunachal Pradesh as a part of Tibet and in its territory, ORF Senior Fellow Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan said that China is surely trying to test new Indian leadership. Rajagopalan said that Chinese have been increasing its provocative actions and such actions are giving mixed signals. Further, she also said that if China wants to create conflict, in any case, India won't step back too. Jun 28, 2014

Maoists attack civilian jeep in Latehar, injure four

Latehar, June 28 (ANI): Maoists attacked a civilian jeep carrying a pregnant lady back from the hospital in red corridor Latehar district of Jharkhand on Saturday that left four injured. According to the injured people, the insurgents started firing blindly at the jeep which went on for nearly an hour. The residents of Latehar also explained what they saw during the Maoist attack which took place around 11 at night. The Maoist issue in India has become a serious concern for the state administrations as it has been taking toll on lives and properties in many states across India. Jun 28, 2014

Hospitals keep fingers crossed struggling to save GAIL blast victims

East Godavari, June 28 (ANI): Hospital staff worked tirelessly round the clock and kept fingers crossed on Saturday to save the lives of the burnt victims of the GAIL gas pipeline blast in Andhra Pradesh. Fourteen people were killed and 20 injured on Friday in a fire that broke out on a stretch of pipeline running through East Godavari district, engulfing buildings and burning victims to death. The Apollo hospital in Kakinada has received eight of the burn victims, out of which five suffer 100 per cent burns and their survival chances are slim. Hospital staff also said that they are taking all necessary measures to ensure that relatives of the victims are updated on the status of their loved ones. Jun 28, 2014

African immigrants in Israel protest near Egypt border

African immigrants spent the night in an outdoor camp near the Israeli Nitzana border crossing with Egypt in the Negev Desert, after nearly 1,000 march towards the border to protest against living conditions in their internment camp. Duration: 00:50 Jun 28, 2014

Digvijay Singh clarifies his 'Rahul Gandhi lacks ruling temperament' remark

Bangalore, June 28 (ANI): Reacting over his remark on Congress Vice-president Rahul Gandhi's governing abilities, party general secretary Digvijay Singh on Saturday said that said Rahul always fights against injustice. Digvijay had earlier said that the Gandhi scion does not have a temperament suited to the ruling benches. Jun 28, 2014

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