Watchdog: All of Syria's chemical weapons removed.

The last of Syria's declared chemical weapons have been shipped from the war-torn country and are en route for destruction at sea, the world's chemical weapons watchdog said on Monday. Duration: 00:52 Jun 23, 2014

Egypt jails Jazeera journalists for up to 10 years

An Egyptian court Monday sentenced three Al-Jazeera journalists including Australian Peter Greste to jail terms ranging from seven to 10 years after accusing them of aiding the blacklisted Muslim Brotherhood. Duration: 00:49 Jun 23, 2014

UGC letter is an attack on DU's autonomy: Ex-DUTA president

New Delhi, June 23 (ANI): An ex-DUTA president on Monday hit out at the University Grants Commission (UGC) saying the letter sent to the university ordering it to revert to a three-year degree course is an attack on its autonomy. Jun 23, 2014

DU Principals' Association defers admission process

New Delhi, June 23 (ANI): The DU Principals' Association that had called a meeting at SGTB Khalsa College on Monday in wake of ongoing tussle between the DU authority and the UGC has informed that it is deferring the admission process till it gets unambiguous guidelines from the authorities. Jun 23, 2014

President receives copy of 'Encyclopedia of Hinduism'

New Delhi, June 23 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday received a copy of the Encyclopedia of Hinduism at a function at the Rashtrapati Bhavan Auditorium. The President complimented Swami Chidanand Saraswatiji of the Parmarth Niketan Rishikesh, the founder-chairman of India Heritage Research Foundation (IHRF) for undertaking the effort to bring out the encyclopedia. Present at the event were also LK Advani, Ravi Shankar Prasad and Uma Bharti. The Encyclopedia, a compendium of thousands of years of history, science, art, architecture, polity, religion, philosophy and culture, took 25 years to complete. Jun 23, 2014

Manish Tewari criticizes NDA regime over FYUP

New Delhi, June 23 (ANI): Congress leader Manish Tewari on Monday criticized the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government for playing with the lives of students aspiring for admission to Delhi University (DU) because of the Four year Under Graduate Programme (FYUP). Condemning the University Grants Commission (UGC's) decision to go back to the three year undergraduate course, Tewari demanded answers from the UGC and Delhi University for implementing the FYUP in the first place. On Sunday, the University Grants Commission (UGC) put up three separate notices for Delhi University, the colleges under it and students and parents, saying that the four-year undergraduate programme has been scrapped. It ordered colleges to admit students for the three-year course instead of the four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP) which had been introduced last year. Jun 23, 2014

Boy dies of electric current in Saharsa, students torch train coaches

Saharsa, June 23 (ANI): Irate students ransacked power grid, burnt train coaches and pelted stones on police personnel, on Monday, in Saharsa town of Bihar after a student died from electric current flowing through a loose high-tension wire. The police said a storm in the night led to some loose wires and in the morning when a group of students aged between thirteen to fifteen years were going for their coaching classes, one of the them came in close contact with the wire and died on the spot. Jun 23, 2014

Sushma Swaraj holds meeting with Indian envoys to SAARC nations to bolster relations

New Delhi, June 23 (ANI): Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday met Indian envoys to SAARC nations as part of new government's initiative to improve bilateral ties with neighbours. Swaraj met the envoys to take stock of current relations with each of the neighbouring countries to set down Narendra Modi led government's priorities and approach. Swaraj will pay a three-day visit to Bangladesh from June 25 during which she will hold talks with top leadership.Recently, Modi's decision to make Bhutan his first destination for his foreign trip was the latest in a series of unconventional policy choices by the new Prime Minister. Modi's government aims to make India the dominant foreign investor across South Asia as well as the main provider of infrastructure loans. Jun 23, 2014

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