Protest against FYUP continue with demand of DU VC's resignation

New Delhi, June 23 (ANI): The members of All India Students Association (AISA) on Monday, while staging protest a protest in front of the HRD ministry over the Four Year Undergraduate Program (FYUP) in Delhi University were caught in a scuffle with the Delhi Police. The students demanded clarification regarding admissions under the programme which has lead to widespread difficulties due to the ongoing tiff between the University Grants Commission (UGC) and the University. An AISA Member Anmol demanded DU Vice-Chancellor Professor Dinesh Singh's resignation after he reportedly defended the FYUP against the UGC notices asking the varsity to roll back the course. ABVP members also protested outside DU's Faculty of Arts over the issue and demanded the VC's resignation. Meanwhile, HRD Minister Smriti Irani called an emergency meeting of a University Grants Commission (UGC)-appointed 10-member committee on Monday afternoon in attempt to arrive at an acceptable solution to the ongoing academic crisis. Jun 23, 2014

Aziz Qureshi takes oath as UP Governor

Lucknow, June 23 (ANI): Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi took oath as the Governor of Uttar Pradesh on June 23 in the capital city of Lucknow. Qureshi was given the additional charge of UP Governor after BL Joshi resigned from the post on June 16 following a nudge from the NDA government to the six governors appointed by the UPA government. Allahabad High Court Chief Justice DY Chandrachood administered oath to Qureshi as the UP Governor at Raj Bhawan in Lucknow. Jun 23, 2014

Dargah of Darool Uloom Hazrat Khunja in Gulbarga keeps ethos of harmony alive

Karnataka, June 23 (ANI): Religious tolerance and acceptance of differences can be found in every nook and corner of the country. From big cities to small villages, people can be found living in perfect harmony. And Gulbarga in the southern state of Karnataka brings alive this ethos through Darool Uloom Hazrat Khunja's mausoleum. Here, people from far and near come to seek the blessings of the revered saint.If legend is to be believed the holy water near the shrine cures many diseases. Devotees not only from across the nation but also from other parts of the world rest their faith in the saint. Be it a Hindu, a Muslim or a Sikh... Everyone bows their head in the respect of Hazrat Khunja. For them God is one who blesses them without any biasness....Providing a glorious example of inter -faith harmony the mausoleum of Hazrat Khunja extends the message of peace, love and compassion for all. Jun 23, 2014

Congress' KK Mishra gears up to corner MP CM over Vyapam Scam

Bhopal, June 23 (ANI): Hours after Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that he is preparing to file a defamation suit over allegations leveled by the Congress against his wife and his government pertaining to the Vyapam Scam, Congress' KK Mishra, who first leveled the charges, said that he is prepared for such action. Mishra said that the Congress will reveal more facts and figures in near future to unveil the scam. Jun 23, 2014

Meerut a perfect example of social harmony

Meerut, June 23 (ANI): Meerut, located in northern state of Uttar Pradesh is an important commercial centre and provides business to various sectors. People from various communities and parts of the nation come here in search of work without giving their religious identity some importance. One such successful unit sells flowers. Harmony between Hindus and Muslims here is considered to be the main reason for the industry’s success. Here, irrespective of their caste and creed both Hindus as well as Muslims help each other from planting to selling the flowers.The fragrance of cordial relations and helping each other has been the essence for the success of many sectors not only in Meerut but across the length and breadth of the country. Jun 23, 2014

Vyapam Scam: MP CM hits back at rival parties, says will file defamation

Bhopal/ New Delhi, June 23 (ANI): Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday said he is preparing to file defamation suit over allegations leveled by the opposition parties against his wife and his government pertaining to the Vyapam Scam. Earlier, Congress leader K. K. Mishra, who had leveled allegations of Union Minister Uma Bharti being involved, asked Chief Minister Chouhan to order a probe in the multi-crore Vyapam Scam and also alleged the involvement of a powerful person in this case. The recruitment scam had reportedly involved manipulation in the selection process for government jobs conducted by the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB). A Special Task Force has been constituted for an investigation into the Vyapam scam which had detained Laxmikant Sharma, a former state technical education minister, for interrogation. The high profile teacher's recruitment scam in Madhya Pradesh is being linked to Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's wife, Sadhna Singh. Jun 23, 2014

Kolkata metro falls in technical snag, CPRO says passengers safely evacuated

Kolkata, June 23 (ANI): After the Kolkata Metro Railway was severely disrupted due to technical snag on Monday, Kolkata Metro Railway CPRO RN Mahapatra said that all passengers were evacuated safely. He said that no passenger fell sick and the crisis management team came to action and control action team started evacuation immediately. Jun 23, 2014

Police arrest Yasin Malik in Kashmir over protest against government

Srinagar, June 23 (ANI): Police arrested Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief, Mohammad Yasin Malik in Jammu and Kashmir on Monday following a protest against the central government. Malik, had called for a shutdown in the valley to observe June 23 as 'Quit Kashmir Day'. Malik and some of his associates were arrested by police personnel as he was leading a protest march in Srinagar, while protesters shouted slogans for emancipation of Kashmir. On Monday, all shops, business establishments, schools, colleges and government offices were closed and public transport was off the roads to observe the curfew order by authorities. Jun 23, 2014

Angelina Jolie 'was honoured' to work with rape victims

New Delhi, June 23 (ANI): Angelina Jolie admitted that she was 'honoured' to work with the rape survivors as part of the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative (PSVI). While talking to a leading Magazine, she said that it is known that it is hard to lock convictions for rape, which is why it requires everyone to work even harder to make bring justice in frail countries, a web portal reported. She added that though she knows it was a long-term goal, she was dedicated to hers. Angelina also said that since she was a mother too, she could connect with all the people who had to see their children and other women in awful situations. Jun 23, 2014

BMC cuts water, gas and power connections from Campa Cola Compound

Mumbai, June 23 (ANI): Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's (BMC) officials cut water, gas and power connections of the Campa Cola compound on Monday. Camp Cola Society residents had agreed to let the BMC cut power, water and gas supplies in the Supreme Court-declared illegal apartments after meeting Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithiraj Chavan. Political leaders from the BJP and the MNS have extended their sympathies to the residents' demand. The BMC had filed a police complaint against the flat owners for trying to prevent officials from implementing the Supreme Court order to raze the illegal building. Jun 23, 2014

Aamir Khan meets Narendra Modi

After eight years of strict criticism against the then Gujarat Narendra Modi, Aamir Khan finally made a courtesy call at 7RCR in New Delhi where he met the Prime Minister of India. Aamir who criticized and refused to apologise to Modi, met the latter on Monday, June 23rd. Aamir met Modi at the South Block of Prime Minister's Office was seen with a DVD of his reality show Satyamev Jayate. Modi Saheb has talked of benefiting people especially the poor and bringing happinesss to their lives, said Aamir after his meeting with the PM. Jun 23, 2014

Finance Ministry received no communication from Swiss authorities, writing to them: Arun Jaitley

New Delhi, June 23 (ANI): Talking about the ongoing speculations over the Swiss authorities ready to share list of Indians having 'black money account', Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that the ministry has not received any information or has no communication from the Swiss authorities. Jaitley said that the ministry will therefore write to the authorities over the same. Jun 23, 2014

AISA stage protest outside HRD Ministry over FYUP

New Delhi, June 23 (ANI): As students and parents remained worried over the admission in the under graduate course in the Delhi University following a tussle between the university and the UGC, teachers and unions staged protest against the HRD Ministry. Admissions to the undergraduate courses in the university are to commence from Tuesday, which now comes under confusion due to ongoing DU- UGC tussle. Members of All India Students Association (AISA) protested over the four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP) and demanded to reinstate three year graduation course. Reacting on the ongoing confusion among the colleges of the University, DUTA President Nandita Narain said that the Vice Chancellor is acting in total arbitrary manner and violating the norms and acts of UGC. Jun 23, 2014

'Humshakals' manages to earn Rs 25 crores in 2 days despite negative reviews!

New Delhi, June 23 (ANI): Sajid Khan`s latest offering 'Humshakals' may have received negative reviews from all quarters. But it seems that the director has nothing to worry about as the box office reports are quite pleasing. Tagged as "the comedy of ghastly errors" and "a two-and-a-half-hour show reel of plot less, witless, joyless offensiveness", the film has managed to collect over Rs 25 crores in two days. Writer Milap Zaveri, whose adult comedy Grand Masti was praised by critics last year, is also happy with the film's performance. "Humshakals is super steady on Saturday! No drop despite the unprecedented negativity against it! Brilliant! Audiences chose to go for it!" he tweeted. Saif Ali Khan, Riteish Deshmukh, Ram Kapoor, Tammannaah Bhatia, Esha Gupta and Bipasha Basu starrer Humshakals was made on a budget of 75 crores. Jun 23, 2014

Heavy security deployed in Kashmir after shutdown call from separatists

Srinagar, June 23 (ANI): Life came to a standstill on Monday in Kashmir as curfew is imposed in some areas following a call for a strike by a separatist group to protest against the government. The curfew order followed a call by the chief of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (a separatist group), Yasin Malik, to observe June 23 as 'Quit Kashmir Day' and observe a strike to register their protest against the government. All shops, business establishments, schools, colleges and government offices are closed and public transport are off the roads. Security personnel put up barbed wires to block the roads and patrolled the area. Kashmir region has witnessed numerous militant attacks, insurgency, and infiltration attempts from across the border in the last two decades. Jun 23, 2014