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

Delhi Building Collapse: NDMC Mayor confirms 7 deaths, rescue underway

New Delhi, June 28 (ANI): NDMC Mayor Yogender Chandolia on Saturday confirmed that at least seven people including one woman were killed and several others are trapped under the debris as a three-storey residential building in Tulsi Nagar area of Inderlok, Delhi collapsed. He said that the rescue operations are underway and that enquiry has been ordered against three officials. Jun 28, 2014

Have to take situation very seriously, people's anger justified: Tarun Gogoi

Guwahati, June 28 (ANI): Talking about the flash flood situation in Guwahati city of Assam, state Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said that it has to be taken very seriously and that people's anger is fully justified. He also said that he had never seen this kind of flood situation and that this is leading to many other disasters as well. Jun 28, 2014

Arunachal CM condemns China's latest map showing Arunachal as its territory

New Delhi, June 28 (ANI): Even as Vice President Hamid Ansari is in China to mark 60 years of the Panchsheel agreement, the Chinese government has stirred a new controversy. China has released a new map showing Arunachal Pradesh as a part of it. Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister, Nabam Tuki condemned the act. Jun 28, 2014

Arunachal is inalienable part of India: MEA on New Chinese map's claim on the state

New Delhi, June 28 (ANI): At a time when Vice-President Hamid Ansari is on a tour to China to mark 60 years of the Panchsheel agreement, Chinese government on Saturday escalated controversy when authorities released a new map that showed Arunachal Pradesh as an integral part of the country. Reacting on the same the Ministry of External Affairs said that Arunachal Pradesh is an inalienable part of India. He added that this has been conveyed to Chinese authorities on several occasions including highest level. Jun 28, 2014