Spain's Felipe VI, fresh hope for scandal-hit royals

A portrait of Sain's future King Felipe VI, a tall, blue-eyed former Olympic yachtsman who ascends the throne Thursday with heightened popularity despite the scandal that has battered the reputation of his father and elder sister. Duration: 02:04 Jun 18, 2014

Cabinet approved decision of abolishing GoMs: RS Prasad

New Delhi, June 18 (ANI): Minister of Communications and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday highlighted a major decision taken by the Cabinet in its meeting under the Prime Minister. Prasad said that Cabinet has supported the decision of abolition of Group of Ministers and they have ceased to exist. He added that the Prime Minister will intervene when required. Jun 18, 2014

Bihar RS polls: RJD will support JD (U) says Lalu

Patna, June 18 (ANI): RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Wednesday said that his party will support Janata Dal United JD (U) in the upcoming Rajya Sabha bye-elections in Bihar. The two JD (U) nominees, diplomat-politician Pawan Varma and Gulam Rasool Balyawi, are facing stiff challenge from Independents - real estate baron Anil Sharma and Sabir Ali, who are being backed by party rebels and the BJP. Jun 18, 2014

Bihar RS Polls: BJP slams RJD-JD (U) alliance

New Delhi, June 18 (ANI): BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain on Wednesday slammed the RJD- JD (U) alliance in Bihar for the upcoming Rajya Sabha polls. Hussain said that Bihar's Former CM Nitish Kumar asked for votes from the people of Bihar against Lalu but is now asking for his support. Hussain also said that the RJD-JD (U) alliance cannot overpower BJP in Bihar as it did not receive proper majority. Jun 18, 2014

Congress targets BJP over stranded Indian citizens in Iraq

New Delhi, June 18 (ANI): The Congress on Wednesday slammed ruling BJP accusing it for not taking a serious stand on the safe exit of citizens stranded in Iraq. Hitting on the Modi government, Congress leader Raj Babbar said that BJP should come clean on the situation of Indians caught up in the Iraq crisis. Jun 18, 2014

Former Foreign Minister speaks on Indians kidnapped in Iraq

New Delhi, June 18 (ANI): Former Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid on Wednesday expressed grief over the kidnapping of 40 Indians in Iraq. Khurshid said that we should support every effort that is being made to ensure the safety of Indian citizens. He also expressed his confidence in the Government of Iraq that they will provide all possible help to ensure the safety of Indians. Jun 18, 2014

Gaza's armed factions vow to avenge West Bank 'oppression'

On Tuesday, members of all the armed factions in the Gaza Strip -- except the Islamic Jihad -- expressed support for "any effort of Palestinian resistance" and vowed revenge for Israel's "criminal" West Bank actions. Duration: 00:52 Jun 18, 2014

Car bomb kills seven in Shiite area of Baghdad

A car bomb in a market in the predominantly Shiite north Baghdad area of Sadr City killed at least seven people Tuesday evening, security and medical officials said. Duration: 00:38 Jun 18, 2014

Stamp sells for record $9.5 million in New York

An incredibly rare 19th century postage stamp, a tiny one-cent magenta from British colonial Guyana, sells for a world record $9.5 million at a New York auction. Duration: 01:33 Jun 18, 2014

Plaque with Atal Bihari Vajpayees name put in NMC, Politicos react

New Delhi, June 18 (ANI): Political leaders on Wednesday reacted over the putting up of a plaque with former PM and BJP leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s name outside National Media Centre. Congress leader Shobha Oza said that BJP is doing mean politics but they cannot remove Congress leaders’ names from people’s heart. Congress leader PC Chacko stated that the NMC was inaugurated by Congress and the BJP should do some work if they want their leaders’ name on foundation stones. Meanwhile CPI leader Atul Anjan said that the BJP is behaving in a selfish way by laying a stone with Vajpayee’s name. Jun 18, 2014

Inflation strokes public anger once again, politicos react

New Delhi, June 18 (ANI): Even as the BJP led NDA government is trying to tackle inflation that is stroking public anger over rising prices at local food markets, politicos on Wednesday slammed the BJP and said that they should come up with some new ideas to tackle the problem and not just do what its predecessors used to do. BJP led NDA government on Tuesday imposed export restrictions on certain farm commodities and ordered a crackdown on hoarding to control rising food prices, a day after wholesale price inflation hit a five-month high. Jun 18, 2014

Families of nationals stranded in Iraq urge government to ensure their safe return

Amritsar, June 18 (ANI): Families of nationals stranded in Mosul and Tikrit, overrun by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), demanded early return of their children, as they urged the Indian government to take adequate steps in the regard. Parents and relatives of the stranded Indian nationals on Wednesday visited Sikh shrine in Amritsar and prayed for their release. Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) fighters who aim to build a Muslim caliphate across the Iraqi-Syrian frontier launched their revolt by seizing Mosul and swept through the Tigris valley towards Baghdad. Jun 18, 2014

India-Russia talks warm, cordial and wide ranging: MEA

New Delhi, June 18 (ANI): MEA Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin on Wednesday laid stress upon the bilateral talks between India and Russia during a meeting of India’s Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj with Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry O Rogozin. Akbaruddin said that talks between both leaders were warm and cordial besides being wide ranging. He added that India has proposed to have an India trade show in Moscow in September. Jun 18, 2014

Safety remains priority for Japanese firms

Japan, June 18 (ANI): Keeping safety is integral part of modern society. Be it the transaction of credit, safe delivery of goods or protection of passengers – the Japanese firms keep safety as priority. JCB, a credit card company secures customer’s transaction. Jun 18, 2014