Over 300,000 affected as heavy rain in China continues

China, June 21 (ANI): Downpours swept southwest China's Guizhou state and central China's Hunan, stranding residents and disrupting traffic. Heavy rain battered Kaibao Village of Niulang Township in Guizhou and the floodwater stranded villagers in their house. Flood damaged the only road of the village, making it inaccessible to fire trucks. Heavy rains triggered landslides in central China's Hunan, forcing several local expressway sections to close. Landslides took place in Hunan's Mayang County, disrupting traffic on three highway sections. Jun 21, 2014

Party expanding at booth level with eye on assembly polls: AAP

Amritsar, June 21 (ANI): AAP leader Manish Sisodia on Saturday said that the party is expanding at the booth level with an aim of fighting in the upcoming assembly election in Amritsar city of Punjab. He said people will be given responsibilities and committees will be formed once the party is consolidated in the next two months. He added that invariably, people who are hungry for power will also join their ranks but they will be rooted out quickly as the party is only looking to bring in honest and patriotic people within its folds. Jun 21, 2014

Health minister to draw outline against Encephalitis

Patna, June 21 (ANI): Union Health Minister, Harsh Vardhan, will hold a meeting with experts to draw outline against Japanese Encephalitis in affected states of the country. Experts from US based Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta and National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) visited All India Institute of Medical Sciences along with Vardhan in Patna on Saturday. The mosquito-borne disease can cause fever, convulsions and coma and is more likely to kill children than adults. Jun 21, 2014

Iraqi Ambassador to India speaks about security of Indians in Iraq

New Delhi, June 21 (ANI): Iraqi Ambassador to India Ahmed Tahseen Ahmed Berwari on Saturday said that the Iraqi government is working closely with the Indian government to rescue abducted Indians in Iraq. Berwari said that the government has advised Indians in safe cities not to step out of their homes for security purposes. Jun 21, 2014

Tarun Gogoi objects relaxation of visa norms for Bangladeshis

Guwahati, June 21 (ANI): Assam Chief Minister, Tarun Gogoi on Saturday opposed the move of the BJP government regarding free visa entry for the Bangladeshi nationals. Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) had sought Assam opinion on the proposal of giving free visa entry to the Bangladeshis below 18 and above 65 years of age, to which Gogoi objected. He is also against proposal of multiple entry on a single visa to Bangladeshis which was put to improve relationships between both the countries. Jun 21, 2014

Karisma Kapoor at Glamour South Mumbai 2014

Mumbai, June 21 (ANI): Bollywood diva Karisma Kapoor was seen inaugurating ‘Glamour South Mumbai 2014’ in India’s showbiz capital Mumbai recently. At the event, she said every woman loves jewelry. Well…we agree with you Lolo!!! Jun 21, 2014

Megan Fox says her heart is not in acting anymore

New Delhi, June 21 (ANI): Megan Fox, who has planned to make just one movie a year to support her family, has said that her heart is not in acting anymore. She told an online portal that it was hard because she did not feel like she was ever giving either one of them 100 per cent of her attention or 100 per cent of her, so she carried a lot of guilt, media reported. The 28-year-old actress who recently gave birth to a boy named Bodhi asserted that she never been an extraordinarily ambitious girl or career-oriented, but once she got pregnant with her first son and now second, it was so hard to be a working mom especially when one's heart was not in their work, when one's heart is with their family. Jun 21, 2014

Iraq govt assured security of Indians in Iraq: BJP delegation after meeting Iraqi Ambassador

New Delhi, June 21 (ANI): Iraqi Ambassador to India Ahmad Tahseen Ahmad Berwari on Friday met the BJP delegation to discuss about the issue of security of Indians in Iraq. BJP leader Vijay Jolly said that the Iraqi government assured the delegation of the safety of all Indians in Iraq. Jolly added that the Iraq government ensured that it will work in co-ordination with the Indian government to rescue the abducted Indians in Iraq during crisis there. Jun 21, 2014

AAP MP Bhagwant Mann establishes contact with some Indians in Iraq

Chandigarh, June 21 (ANI): AAP MP from Punjab Bhagwant Mann on Saturday confirmed that he had established contact with some Indians in different cities of Iraq. Mann said that he had conversation with almost 4000 people stranded in Iraq. He also talked about what all the stranded Indians are going through in the violence hit country. Further, he also said that he and his party is ready to help the government to free the Indian nationals. Jun 21, 2014

Security preparations underway for Amarnath Yatra

Jammu/Srinagar, June 21 (ANI): Security has been stepped up for safety of devotees who will take the annual Amarnath Yatra commencing from June 28 in Jammu and Kashmir, said police officials on Saturday. Director General of Police, K Rajendra Kumar said that security forces were prepared to face any challenge. Jun 21, 2014

DERC hints at revision of power tariff, congress reacts

New Delhi, June 21 (ANI): The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission has hinted that it will revise electricity tariff in the city, which is still grappling with unprecedented power outages. DERC said that the electricity tariff could be increased in the city due to increase in the coal prices, which in turn had increased the cost of electricity production. Due to persistent pressure by the power distribution companies on the power regulator to increase the tariff, the hike could affect people across all the slabs. Jun 21, 2014

Harshvardhan visits AIIMS Patna

Patna, June 21 (ANI): Union Health Minister Dr Harshvardhan visited the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Patna on Saturday. Talking to mediapersons, he said that it was former former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's dream to establish six AIIMs in the country, out of which Patna was one of them. Jun 21, 2014

Congress protests over railway fare hike against NDA govt

New Delhi, June 21 (ANI): Congress workers in Delhi staged protest on Saturday under DPCC Chief Arvinder Singh Lovely over the hike in railway fare by 14.2 per cent and the subsequent hikes in other articles as a result of the same. The protesters shouted anti-BJP slogans and carried placards demanding to take back the hike. Lovely termed the fare hike the biggest in history and also mocked BJP’s 'good days are to come' slogan. Police also used water cannons to control the crowd. Meanwhile, CPI (M) workers also staged a protest against the hike in railway passenger and freight fare in the national capital. Jun 21, 2014