Ecuador won 2014 FIFA World Cup clash against Honduras by 2-1

Brazil, June 21 (ANI): Jubilant Ecuador fans celebrated as their team kept their World Cup hopes alive with a 2-1 victory over Honduras in Curitiba. Two goals from Enner Valencia helped the South Americans to victory after Carlo Costly had given Honduras the lead - and scored their first-ever goal at the World Cup. But it was Ecuador who had more to celebrate as they picked up their first points of Brazil 2014. Some of their fans were so boosted by the victory over Honduras they fancied going all the way to the final in Rio de Janeiro next month. And another supporter, Kevin Alarcon, said he was sure the team would upset the odds against Les Bleus. Jun 21, 2014

BJP says rail fare hike demand of hour, political leaders condemn

New Delhi, June 21 (ANI): Political leaders on Saturday reacted over a 14.2 per cent of hike in rail fare which includes both hike in passenger fare and freight fare. Though, BJP Vice President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that this was the need of the hour to repair what was dismantled and disturbed by the Congress. Meanwhile, CPI leaders D Raja and Atul Anjan said that the hike is unfavorable to people and against them. CPI (M) leader Nilotpal Basu said that this is condemnable and that party will hit the streets against the same. Jun 21, 2014

AP Governor Narasimhan addresses Assembly

Hyderabad, June 21 (ANI): Governor ESL Narasimhan on Saturday addressed the first session of the post-bifurcation Andhra Pradesh Assembly. While addressing the session he said that the government will accommodate reservations for Kapus without impacting other backward castes. The Government will give top priority to Information Technology in the new State and measures will be taken to end farmers' agony. Incentives will be given to industries set up in AP. Jun 21, 2014

AP Governor Narasimhan addresses Assembly

Hyderabad, June 21 (ANI): Governor ESL Narasimhan on Saturday addressed the first session of the post-bifurcation Andhra Pradesh Assembly. While addressing the session he said that the government will accommodate reservations for Kapus without impacting other backward castes. The Government will give top priority to Information Technology in the new State and measures will be taken to end farmers' agony. Incentives will be given to industries set up in AP. Jun 21, 2014

US Lawmakers seek PM Modi to address Congress, Politicos react

New Delhi, June 21 (ANI): Political leaders gave mixed reactions after two powerful American lawmakers sought a joint address to the US Congress by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. BJP leader Siddharth Nath Singh said that US recognizes the importance of India under PM Narendra Modi and therefore the move is not surprising. Meanwhile, CPI leaders D Raja and Atul Anjan said that the move is very normal as the NDA government has similar principles as that of the US. CPI (M) leader Nilotpal Basu also said that the ideology of the BJP and that of US is almost the same. Jun 21, 2014

Controversy over Hindi wrong, unwarranted: Kiren Rijiju

New Delhi, June 21 (ANI): Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju, has said that the controversy over promotion of Hindi on social media platform was wrong and unwarranted. He said that was misquoted as it was just a routine circular to promote the language and not being imposed on the states. Rijiju addressed a news conference in New Delhi and said that the circular which is constantly being cited in media reports was issued on May 27 and was a reminder to an earlier circular issued on March 10th which said use of Hindi language should be promoted on social media. He added that it was not a compulsion on the states to use Hindi language to conduct their routine business. Jun 21, 2014

SP workers halt train to protest rail fare hike

Allahabad, June 21 (ANI): Samajwadi Party (SP) workers on Saturday brought a train to halt while protesting the central government's rail fare hike. The Ganga Gomti express was brought to a halt by party workers while it was enroute to Lucknow. The Central government's decision to increase rail passenger fares by 14.2 percent and freight rates by 6.5 percent have met with a stiff resistance from opposition parties. Jun 21, 2014

2014 FIFA World Cup: Italians in Rome disappointed as they lose to 1-0 against Costa Rica

Rome, June 21 (ANI): Italians watching Italy play against Costa Rica in the World Cup group match on maxi-screens in Rome's historical centre reacted with surprise and disappointment as their side lost 1-0. Costa Rica' Bryan Ruiz's goal securing the Group D win over Italy also ensured England were eliminated. Italy brought on Antonio Cassano at halftime, but Costa Rica expertly took the sting out of the match, reducing their opponents only to glimpses of goal, while they continued to look threatening on the counter. Italian fans reacted as the maxi-screen area quickly emptied. One fan tried to keep the morale high. Jun 21, 2014

Militant camps still exist in Bangladesh: BSF

Agartala, June 21 (ANI): Militant camps still exist along the Indo-Bangladesh border said Border Security Force top official, BD Sharma after reviewing the security situation. Sharma reviewed the security situation along the international border during a meeting with top officials, sector and battalion commanders in northeastern Salbagan headquarter of BSF Tripura frontier. Sharma said their counterparts in neighbouring Bangladesh were fully cooperating with Indian forces in checking the militant infiltration along the porous sensitive border. He also said that the insurgents could not be fully wiped out from Bangladesh soil as deployment of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) was less than required. Jun 21, 2014

Syrian journalists, exiled in France, look home

Syrian journalists are among the thousands of refugees who have found a temporary home in France, but the aid they receive falls short of covering their material, and emotional, needs. Duration: 02:25 Jun 21, 2014

Ukraine: French doctors help Ukrainian hosptials

French doctors from the Jouvenet Clinique in Paris are helping hospitals in Kiev providing medical consultations to soldiers and officers wounded by violent conflicts in the east of Ukraine. Duration: 01:25 Jun 21, 2014

Injured German caver in good shape

Doctors treating a German cave explorer, who was dramatically rescued after 11 days trapped and injured deep in the Alps, said Friday that he was in "excellent condition" considering his ordeal. Duration: 00:57 Jun 21, 2014