Refugees gather at Iraqi checkpoint

United Nations images show the situation at a checkpoint near Irbil in Iraq, as thousands flee violence in Mosul and elsewhere in the country. Duration: 01:40 Jun 13, 2014

Pakistani court lifts travel ban for Pervez Musharraf

Pakistan's government is ordered to lift a travel ban on former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, his lawyer says, in a court decision that can draw a line under a raft of legal troubles. Duration: 00:44 Jun 12, 2014

Palestinians bury man killed by an Israeli air strike

The funeral of a Palestinian man killed on Wednesday by an Israeli air strike was held on Thursday in Beit Lahia. The Israeli military said it had targeted "terrorists affiliated to the international jihad." Duration: 00:49 Jun 12, 2014

Navy Chief lays emphasis on teamwork to strengthen the force

Kochi, June 12 (ANI): Navy Chief, Admiral Robin K. Dhowan, stressed on the importance of teamwork and coordination with an aim to strengthen the force during the investiture ceremony. Dhowan was in Kochi city of Kerala to present gallantry and distinguished service awards to Navy personnel at an investiture ceremony at the Naval Base on Thursday. He also awarded unit citations for best performing shore establishments and operational units -ships, submarines and air squadrons. Jun 12, 2014

Do Indian football federations lack promotion skills

New Delhi, June 12 (ANI): With the soccer World Cup kicking-off on June 12 in Brazil, fans across the globe are gearing up for the mega event. FIFA has indeed marketed the sport so well that it currently is a favourite with the public. Even, Indians are not far behind in being hit by World Cup fever. However, with the BCCI promoting cricket on a bigger scale, the promotion of football in India pales in comparison. President of the Hindustan Football Club D.K. Bose talked about how BCCI has established cricket as a dominant sport in India. The AIFF needs to pick up lessons from the BCCI on how to promote football, and ensure improved spectator turnouts and interest. Jun 12, 2014

UP BJP delegation meets state Governor over depleting law and order situation

Lucknow, June 12 (ANI): A BJP delegation in Uttar Pradesh met state Governor BL Joshi on Thursday and submitted a memorandum on law and order situation in the state. The delegation was headed by UP BJP President Laxmikant Bajpai. He said that there have been many incidents after the Badaun incident and the state government and administration is not acting in the matter. Jun 12, 2014

Search still on for kidnapped Chinese cyclist: Pak Foreign

Islamabad, June 12 (ANI): Pakistan said on Thursday that the search was still on for a Chinese tourist on a cycling tour of the country, kidnapped by the Taliban last month. The man was kidnapped on May 19 in Daraban, near the western city of Dera Ismail Khan. Abdullah Bahar, a senior Taliban commander, said the man was in their custody. Daraban police said they were searching for the man. Pakistan's Foreign Office Spokesperson, Tasneem Aslam said the teams were making efforts to recover the Chinese tourist. Jun 12, 2014

Narmada Dam height to be raised by 17 metres, Congress praises all state's CMs

Ahmedabad, June 12 (ANI): The Narmada Dam authorities allowed the height of the Sardar Sarovar Dam to be raised by 17 metres. Reacting on the same, Congress leader Arjun Modhwadia praised the state's chief ministers and said that all the officials and CMs are appreciable for the permission for gate installation. Further, he also said that the challenge of making the canal network is still up in front of the Gujarat government. Jun 12, 2014

Law and order is state subject, need to do job on ground: Kiren Rijiju

New Delhi, June 12 (ANI): Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Thursday spoke about the declining law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh with one after another criminal incidents taking place. Rijiju stated that law and order is a state subject and state government should follow the rules set to reduce crime. He also said that Central Government will take cognizance in the matter. Jun 12, 2014

Akhilesh on law and order situation in UP

New Delhi, June 12 (ANI): Speaking after attending Investors' Conclave, Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday talked about the law and order situation in UP. He said that he has advised his officials to reach the crime scene and investigate on time. Jun 12, 2014

Congress women workers protest against crime outside UP Sadan

New Delhi, June 12 (ANI): Congress women leaders and workers on Thursday protested outside Uttar Pradesh Sadan in New Delhi against the increasing crime against women in UP. Congress leader Shobha Oza said that the workers want Akhilesh Yadav led government to wake up and send a message among the criminals that they will be punished. Jun 12, 2014

BSE closes points 27.98 down on June 12

New Delhi, June 12 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 27.98 points down to stand at 25,576.21. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 23.05 points up to stand at 7,649.90. Crisil and Biocon were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 8.60% and 6.76% along with Godrej Industries and Muthoot Finance with an increase of 6.37% and 4.95% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include Suzlon Energy and JP Infratec with a decrease of 4.98% and 4.80% along with Bharti Airtel and HDIL with a decrease of 3.92% and 3.73% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 92.14 points at 15,459.10 while the banking sector is up 26.43 points at 17,718.78 and the realty sector is up 11.97 points at 2,109.02. The Indian currency is down 0.08% at Rs 59.32 per dollar. Jun 12, 2014

Campa Cola Society case: BJP leader asks Maharashtra Govt. for parity of law

New Delhi, June 12 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shaina NC on Thursday called for a parity of law on the part of the Maharashtra Government, and said if it is going to demolish the Campa Cola Society, then it should also demolish other illegal buildings in the city as well. She also said that the government should be more considerate, given that the residents of the Campa Cola Society are willing to pay the penalty and are ready to give some part of their land. Jun 12, 2014