Mulayam's meeting with UP ministers ends; party says will win all Vidhan Sabha seats

Lucknow, June 15 (ANI): Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Sunday held a meeting with the state's council of ministers at his residence in Lucknow. At the meeting discussions were held on Lok Sabha election and its future strategy. Talking about the meeting, party leader Azam Khan said that his party has decided to win all the Vidhan Sabha seats. Jun 15, 2014

Violations along LoC must stop: Arun Jaitley

Srinagar, June 15 (ANI): Defence Minister Arun Jaitley, who is currently on a two-day visit to Srinagar, on Sunday said that violations along the Line of Control or LoC must stop and that in itself was a 'Confidence Building Measure'. Jaitley claimed that he was quite optimistic about the situation in Jammu and Kashmir. His comments came in the wake of a special security review meeting in Srinagar to discuss internal security, the situation along the LoC and arrangements for the Amarnath Yatra in Jammu, among other issues. Jun 15, 2014

Will fight against political violence peacefully: Derek O'Brien

Kolkata, June 15 (ANI): TMC leader Derek O'Brien on Sunday expressed grief over the political violence in West Bengal which led to death and injury of various TMC workers. He said that the violence was a result of desperation from losing parties. Derek O'Brien also added that TMC will fight against this political violence peacefully and also appealed to the political leaders to maintain peace. Jun 15, 2014

47 day fish trawling ban commences in Kerala coast

Kochi, June 15 (ANI): Kerala fisherman will have to temporarily put their fishing nets to rest, as the annual 47 days ban on fishing using motorised trawlers in Kerala began at midnight on Saturday. Most of the heavy motorised deep sea fish trawlers have come back and will now be anchored at their respective harbours during the 47-day long ban period that will be on till July 31. The annual ban is likely to drive up fish prices. Officials from fisheries department said the ban might be increased to 60 days if required. Jun 15, 2014

Delhi power and water crisis: Arvinder Singh Lovely slams BJP and Kejriwal

New Delhi, June 15 (ANI): Targeting the BJP government, Delhi Congress Chief Arvinder Singh Lovely on Sunday said that the party will not stop protesting until people of Delhi get relief from the ongoing power crisis. He accused the Narendra Modi's govt of taking Delhi two-centuries back and complained that it took the BJP twenty days to set up a meeting. He also targeted AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal for lying about the electricity situation during his reign. Jun 15, 2014

Thousands of kids line up Thimphu streets to welcome Modi

Thimphu, June 15 (ANI): Thousands of school kids have lined the route from Paro Airport to Thimphu, armed with Indian and Bhutanese flags, to greet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday soon after his arrival from New Delhi on a two-day official visit. Welcoming a guest with warmth is the traditional Buddhist way of life. Special prayers were held in downtown for a clear day in Thimphu, so that all the functions planned for Modi go off smoothly. The gigantic Shakyamuni Buddha at a height of 169 feet is clearly visible today. Jun 15, 2014

Bhutan flight makes emergency landing at Kolkata airport

Kolkata, June 15 (ANI): A Royal Bhutan Airlines flight whose windshield cracked during its journey from Paro to Mumbai was forced to make an emergency landing in Kolkata on Sunday. All the passengers and crew members on board are said to be safe. The captain of the flight sought permission of the ATC for emergency landing as the aircraft suffered windshield crack during the flight, said an official at NSC Bose International Airport. Jun 15, 2014

Congress continues protest over power and water crisis

New Delhi, June 15 (ANI): Entering fourth day of its protest against power and water crisis in the national capital, Congress staged a protest in Delhi on Sunday. Congress protester said that PM Narendra Modi who talked about bringing down inflation is not acting and that the continuous crisis of power and water has aggravated the troubles for the residents of Delhi. Meanwhile, BJP leader Vijender Gupta said that this is just a political stunt by the Congress to encash the issue for their benefit and that centre is doing everything possible in the matter. Jun 15, 2014

New technology designed to carry out rescue operations in Mandi

Mandi, June 15 (ANI): Engineers from southern India have devised two new technologies, SONAR and LIDAR, to carry out further search operations of the missing students who drowned in Beas River of Himachal Pradesh. 24 engineering students of a private engineering college of Hyderabad were swept away when the waters of river Beas suddenly spiked dangerously high following a release from the reservoir of 126 MW Larji hydropower project on June 08. Antony Leyon Felix, an engineer, said the two technologies are based on laser pulse-recognition. Jun 15, 2014

LS Speaker Mahajan final arbiter on LOP issue: M Venkaiah Naidu

Vizag, June 15 (ANI): Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said that Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan is having a look at all past conventions and precedents before deciding on the method to choose a Leader of the Opposition. He also said that she is consulting with experts on the issue. He also advised the Congress Party and its supporting parties to stay calm. Naidu also quoted the prime minsiter's speech in the parliament to remind the Congress that it does not have numbers to stake a claim for the post of Leader of the Opposition. Naidu also went back in history to say that there have been many occasions when there was no Leader of the Opposition, and asked Congress to explain as to why the rules should be bent for it. Jun 15, 2014

Indonesia's poor swap garbage for health care

A new group of clinics on Indonesia's main island of Java are treating patients for free in exchange for rubbish, an innovative approach to broadening access to healthcare for the poorest as the state struggles to deliver. Duration: 02:04 Jun 15, 2014

BJP leader's body found tied in car at Baheri-Nainital Highway

Baheri, June 15 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Rakesh Kumar Rastogi who had gone missing on Friday evening, was found dead in his car on Baheri-Nainital Highway under mysterious circumstances. The body of Rastogi, the divisional vice-president of BJP's Nainital unit, was found tied with a nylon rope inside Santro car, leading to suspicion that he had been murdered and his body is sent for postmortem. BJP leader Rakesh Tyagi demanded that those involved in the killing of Rastogi be nabbed within 24 hours, failing which the party would take to the streets. Jun 15, 2014

UP CM should either maintain law or resign: BJP

Meerut, June 15 (ANI): BJP's UP unit President Laxmikant Bajpai on Sunday slammed Uttar Pradesh government over the declining law and order in the state and reacted over the murder mystery of BJP leader Rakesh Kumar Rastogi whose dead body was found in Baheri. Bajpai said that he has asked the authorities for quick probe into the matter. He also added that Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav should either maintain law in the state or resign. Jun 15, 2014

Congress leader's son shot dead in Amethi

Amethi, June 15 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Congress leader Jang Bahadur Singh's son, Mahendra Pratap Singh was shot dead by unidentified men in Amethi giving the Congress constituency a jolt. Superintendent of Police (SP) Hira Lal said that the assailants in a Bolero fired on the windscreen and on the side of the Qualis car while it was travelling on the stretch between Raniganj road and Waris road. Mahendra was a former chairman of Jamo Block and his family members have accused Akshay Pratap alias Gopal Ji for the killings. Jun 15, 2014

Politicos react as Jaitley says forces capable of responding to ceasefire violations

New Delhi, June 15 (ANI): Politicos on Sunday reacted over Defence Minister Arun Jaitley's comment that the country's forces are capable of responding to ceasefire violations along the Line of Control by Pakistan. Jaitley, who arrived on a two-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, said he will review security related matters with the state government and officers involved in the security grid. Jun 15, 2014