It Happens: Crippled dog gets new lease on life

Kerala, June 20 (ANI): You've heard of man's best friend. Well this is the story of a dog's best friend. One day Shaleen Mathur came across this rust-colored pooch, whose back legs were maimed. When no one wanted the handicapped dog, the Kerala-based lawyer adopted him, determined to design a wheelchair so he could walk. Finally Mathur found a place that could craft a cart that would get the dog moving once again. But the devoted pet lover isn't done. He's hoping to improve upon the first design. There are millions of stray dogs on India's streets, many who become victims to road accidents. Happily this mutt is one of the lucky ones. Jun 20, 2014

Viswanathan Anand Falls Behind!

Viswanathan Anandh, an Indian chess Grand master is well known as a five-time world champion. On day 1 of World Blitz Chess Championship won seven games, lost three and drew one. He could only score 7.5 out of a possible 11. Jun 20, 2014

What can we do after Court orders: Venkaiah Naidu on Campa Cola society

Bangalore, June 20 (ANI): Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said that the ministry cannot do anything in the Campa Cola society crisis in Mumbai after the Supreme Court's orders. Naidu said that he sympathized with the residents but cannot take anything to save them. He added that the officials are trying if anything can be done to save the residents. Jun 20, 2014

Congress to remove Maharashtra, Haryana, Assam CMs, Politicos react

New Delhi, June 20 (ANI): Political leaders reacted differently as Congress is likely to remove the chief ministers of Maharashtra, Haryana, Assam on Friday. Party leader Rashid Alvi said that it is the decision of the party high command. JD (U) leader Ali Anwar said that changing the CMs won't change things, but the party should re-work on its principles. CPI leader D Raja said that it is for the Congress party to assess on their further proceedings and on how to gain the confidence of people. Meanwhile, BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain said that whatever the Congress party does, BJP will come to power in all states and changing the CMs won't show any positive change. Jun 20, 2014

Politicos welcome Sonia's letter to PM asking to act swiftly on abducted Indians

New Delhi, June 20 (ANI): Politicos welcomed Congress President Sonia Gandhi's letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi which asked the PM to act swiftly on the abandoned Indians in Iraq. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that the NDA government failed to take counter of the situation in the middle-east and save the citizens of India. Meanwhile, CPI leader D Raja said that every party is trying and should try to get back the stranded Indians from violence hit Iraq. Jun 20, 2014

BJP justifies MHA advisory over Hindi as the official language

New Delhi, June 20 (ANI): The ruling BJP government on Friday justified the advisory issued by Ministry of Home Affairs about making Hindi the official language for communication. After much uproar was raised by the States, BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi justified the MHA's advisory saying that making Hindi as the official language does not discourage or disrespect other regional languages. Naqvi stated that the MHA has made an effort of uniting the nation on basis of language by making Hindi the official communicating language. Jun 20, 2014

Heavy Rains Caused Huge Damage to Hunan Province

As many as 370,000 people are affected and nearly four individuals missing by the heavy rains in China’s Hunan Province as per authorities. There is a heavy destruction In Hunan by the rains where nearly 75 villages and towns in almost seven cities of the country are damaged badly. The famous tourist place has been damaged in that incident. Several highways and railways are blocked in these heavy rains which also damaged electricity and basic facilities. This devastating incident made 9,330 residents to relocate cause of the destruction of many houses. There are 216 houses which are collapsed according to province’s flood prevention and drought control head quarters. Jun 20, 2014

Iraq crisis will not affect crude oil supplies to India: Dharmendra Pradhan

New Delhi, June 20 (ANI): Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday said that said fuel supplies will not be impacted by the conflict in Iraq. He added that Crude supplies to India come from the Basra oilfields, situated well away from the conflict zone in the north-eastern part of Iraq. Jun 20, 2014

Politicos react over MHA making Hindi as official language

New Delhi, June 20 (ANI): Political leaders on Friday reacted over the MHA's decision of making Hindi as the official language. Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Omar Abdullah said that the official language in his state is Urdu and English and if anyone wants to use Hindi will be allowed but no one will be forced to do so. CPI (M) leader Brinda Karat said that the decision by the new government is wrong about giving official language in Hindi language only. Karat said that other regional languages should also be given due respect along with English which is an internationally recognized language. Jun 20, 2014

JD (U) applauds win in Rajya Sabha bypolls in Bihar

New Delhi, June 20 (ANI): After JD (U) won Rajya Sabha bypolls in Bihar with the help of RJD, party leader Ali Anwar said that the real face of BJP is in front of everybody now as they supported Sabir Ali who they rejected from taking in their party earlier. He also said that BJP knows only to blame others and that other parties should come together against them. Jun 20, 2014

Obama sending John Kerry to Middle East to step up diplomatic efforts in Iraq

Washington , June 20(ANI): U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry welcomed New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key to the State Department at a meeting where Iraq topped their agenda. Kerry then addressed the news that President Barack Obama is sending him to the Middle East to step up diplomatic efforts with allies and partners to address the growing insurgency in Iraq. The Obama administration will also send as many as 300 military advisers to Iraq to help train local security forces. Kerry also echoed the administration's call for the establishment of a more inclusive, unity government in Iraq. Jun 20, 2014

Obama deploys 300 military advisors to help Iraq repel ISIL insurgents

New Delhi, June 20(ANI): US President Barack Obama has decided to send 300 additional U.S. Special Operations troops to assist in Iraq's fight against advancing ISIS militants. Obama said that he is sending up to 300 US military advisers to Iraq, but made clear that he will continue to hold back more substantive support till its deemed necessary. He further said that the troops are being deployed to better assess the situation on the ground, where forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria have moved ever nearer to Baghdad. He added that the US will be prepared to take "targeted and precise military action" if and when the situation on the ground requires it. Though the possibility of US air strikes against a militant insurgency is still open, he insisted that the US troops would not return to combat in Iraq. Jun 20, 2014

Campa Cola Society: Residents face eviction today, perform puja

Mumbai, June 20(ANI): The residents of the Campa Cola Society are worried about their future, as the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will begin its demolition today. The BMC is preparing to cut off water, electricity and gas supply to the illegal buildings While the residents are carrying out a puja before yet another face-off against the authorities, the municipal corporation has chalked out a plan for the demolition process. BMC had earlier given a May 2 deadline to the residents by which the residents failed to evict their homes.. Jun 20, 2014

Borewell claims 4-year-old's life in Bijapur

Bijapur, June 20(ANI): : A four-year-old girl, who fell in a 300-feet borewell in Dyaberi village near Nagatana, Bijapur, died on Thursday. Akshata's lifeless body was brought to the surface by rescuers almost 50 hours after the child's ordeal started. The incident, which sparked a massive rescue mission, happened while Akshata was walking home on Tuesday with her father, who is a farm labourer. Bijapur district incharge minister M.B. Patil refused to give details about the girl’s death, but said that case have been filed against the officials. He reiterated that if the diggers were unable to find water after digging borewells it was their responsibility to close it as well. Jun 20, 2014

UPSC aspirants protest outside Rajnath Singh's residence for age relaxation

New Delhi, June 20(ANI): Union Public Service Commission aspirants staged a protest on Friday outside the residence of Home Minister Rajnath Singh, demanding a four-year age relaxation in the examinations of these services. The protesters also demanded the removal of CSATs. Recently, the UPSC has effected major changes in norms of civil services examination and has given two more attempts for the aspirants. It has also given a relative age relaxations from this year onwards. There is, however, no restriction on number of attempts by a candidates belonging to the Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) categories. Jun 20, 2014