Airbus, Safran team up to compete with SpaceX

Aerospace giant Airbus Group and French engine maker Safran announced a joint venture Monday on space launchers, as Europe looks to compete with rising US rival SpaceX. Jun 17, 2014

Missing Israeli boy's family pleads for safe return

The uncle of a missing Israeli teenager made a heartfelt plea for "mercy" to his suspected kidnappers Monday, after the family spent a fourth sleepless night worrying for his safety. Duration: 00:50 Jun 17, 2014

Michael Schumacher out of coma, leaves hospital

New Delhi, June 16 (ANI): Famed Formula One racer Michael Schumacher is reportedly out of coma and has left a French hospital where he was receiving treatment. In a statement issued today, Schumacher's official spokesperson Sabine Kehm said he has left the Grenoble hospital to continue rehabilitation and is no longer in a coma. The statement did not say where the seven-time F1 champion was taken or give any details of his condition. Schumacher, 45, was in a medically induced coma in Grenoble, since being badly injured in a ski accident on December 29 in France. He had hit the right side of his head on a rock, cracking his helmet. Jun 16, 2014

One year on, Uttarakhand victim's relatives still await compensation from govt

New Delhi/Kanpur / Vadodara/Uttarakhand, June 16 (ANI): One year on and the struggle facing the relatives of victims of the deadliest flash floods in Uttarakhand didn't come to an end as the government failed to compensate them after the tragedy. The unprecedented rainfall last year, which wreaked havoc across Uttarakhand, making rivers overflow and setting off massive landslides, killed almost 6,000 people. Two million people have had their lives disrupted by the devastation and are trying to cope with the impact of the calamity. A relative of the flood victim, Umesh Gussa, lamented over state and central government's apathy towards their long-pending demands. Crowd of relatives of the flood victims came out in droves in Kanpur city of Uttar Pradesh and protested against the state government. One of the protesters, Varun, vented out his ire as he has not yet received death certificate of his dear ones. Jun 16, 2014

Gun-wielding man takes on Rio protesters

Tensions rose late Sunday during a 200-person protest in Rio de Janeiro when a man driving by fired a gun in the air and shouted at protesters to leave. Jun 16, 2014

Akhilesh asks office-bearers to maintain clean image, politicos react

New Delhi, June 16 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has directed all office-bearers of the Samajwadi Party to maintain a clean conduct and image. Akhilesh has said it is the responsibility of party workers and office-bearers to ensure that eligible people get benefits of welfare schemes. Jun 16, 2014

LG Najeeb Jung assured to look into legality issue of e-rickshaws in Delhi: Kejriwal

New Delhi, June 16 (ANI): Former Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday met Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung over the legality issue of E-Rickshaws in the national capital and said that the LG has assured to look into the matter. Kejriwal said that this is the question of employment of lakhs of people and should be taken seriously. Further, he also said that he will approach Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari over the matter. Jun 16, 2014

Ram Vilas Paswan opposes LOP position to Congress, politicos react

New Delhi, June 16 (ANI): Union Minister of Food and Consumer Affairs Ram Vilas Paswan has opposed the claims of the Congress for the LOP position in the Lok Sabha, citing parliamentary guidelines and procedures. While the BJP said that the constitutional norms do not allow the Congress to claim for the LOP position, the Congress said that the central government may change laws according to the requirement. Other political parties gave mixed reactions on the issue. Jun 16, 2014

If Marathas are getting reservation, then Muslims should also get reservation: Hussain Dalwai

Mumbai, June 16 (ANI): Congress leader, Hussain Dalwai on Monday pitched for reservations for Muslims after he and his delegation met Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan. Following the Rane Committee's recommendation for 20 per cent quota for Marathas in government jobs and educational institutions, the Congress -NCP government will take a decision next week. Jun 16, 2014