Officials carry out rescue operation, recover bodies of two Russian tourists killed in bus crash

Uttarkashi, June 11 (ANI): Indian police and army officials continued to carry out rescue operation for the injured victims and recovered bodies of the Russian tourists who were killed after a minibus they were travelling on plunged into a river in a Himalayan valley on Monday. The incident killed two Russian tourists and injured eleven others when the bus carrying 13 people tumbled into the Bhagirathi river of Uttarakhand after careening off the mountain road. Jun 11, 2014

Congress leaders protest over power crisis in Delhi

New Delhi, June 11 (ANI): Congress leaders staged a protest on Wednesday against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for its failure to provide 24 hours water and electricity supply in Delhi. Congress leaders slammed the government for making false promises to the people. Jun 11, 2014

Badaun case would not have been handed to CBI if I hadn't raised it: Mayawati

New Delhi, June 11 (ANI): BSP Chief Mayawati on Wednesday stated that Badaun rape and murder case would not have been handed to CBI if she hadn't raised the issue. She further said that law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh should be a responsibility of the Central Government and it should take strict steps to improve law situation in the state. The Badaun rape case was handed over to the CBI on Tuesday. Jun 11, 2014

VK Singh's comment on Suhag inexcusable: Capt Amarinder Singh

New Delhi, June 11 (ANI): Congress leader Capt Amarinder Singh on Wednesday slammed Former Army Chief and Cabinet Minister Gen (Retd) VK Singh for his comment on Army Chief designate Lt Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag calling him a criminal. Capt Amaridner Singh stated the VK Singh's comment is inexcusable and he should either be removed from the Council of Ministers or quit himself. Jun 11, 2014

Rescue officials intensify search in river for missing students in Mandi

Mandi, June 11 (ANI): Rescuers intensified search operations on Wednesday for the missing students of an engineering college who were swept away by the gushing waters of river Beas following the unannounced release of water from a dam in Himachal Pradesh. Rescuers, included teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Indian Army and Armed Border Force, Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and divers. Jun 11, 2014

Raman Singh lauds Modi's proposal to set up knowledge city in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, June 11 (ANI): Chhattisgarh CM, Raman Singh, on Wednesday hailed the proposal put forward by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to initiate the process of setting up knowledge city in a bid to promote development. Singh said Modi has also assured adequate steps would be taken to promote livelihood and skill upgradation. Jun 11, 2014

Raman Singh highlights plan to combat Maoism

Raipur, June 11 (ANI): Chhattisgarh CM, Raman Singh, on Wednesday highlighted the need for a national policy and an integrated plan to combat Maoist operations. Commenting on the Maoists hotbed areas, Singh lauded the rebels as they are coming forward to surrender and join mainstream. Jun 11, 2014

Power Woes: Kejriwal seeks appointment with PM, BJP reacts

New Delhi, June 11 (ANI): AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal will seek an appointment to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the power crisis in Delhi, reports say. Reacting on the reports, BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that blame game won't benefit anyone and the AAP should introspect what wrong they did and why were they dismissed by people of the country in the elections. Jun 11, 2014

Politicos react as FIR filed against Gehlot, Pilot in ambulance scam

New Delhi, June 11 (ANI): Politicos on Wednesday reacted over Rajasthan police's FIR. Rajasthan police has lodged an FIR against Former Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot, former Union Minister Sachin Pilot and several others over allegations of financial irregularities to the tune of Rs 2.56 crores in operating '108' ambulance service during the previous Congress regime. Jun 11, 2014

Local administration insensitive, say families of students swept away by river Beas

Mandi, June 11 (ANI): Family members of the students from Hyderabad swept away by gushing waters of river Beas in Himachal Pradesh have accused local administration of being insensitive; lacking a system in place after rescue officials recovered five bodies from the river. Rescuers had found five bodies till Tuesday and officials said prospects of finding the rest alive were bleak. The students were from a private engineering college in Hyderabad and had gone missing on June 08 after stopping to take photographs. The family members, who had arrived, claimed the bodies and with the help of the leaders from Andhra Pradesh flew them back. The students were angry that there had been no warnings about the danger of the area they were visiting. Jun 11, 2014

TPDDL in Delhi claims to meet cent percent electricity demand

New Delhi, June 11 (ANI): Power distribution company in Delhi, Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (TPDDL) has claimed to have met 100 percent electricity demands in its jurisdiction despite reports of prolonged power cuts in the city during scorching summer heat. TPDDL, which supplies power to nearly 30 percent of residents in north and northeast Delhi, said there was no load shedding. Earlier on Tuesday, Junior Power Minister Piyush Goyal blamed previous Congress party-led government in the city and said that dilapidated power grids could not cope with extra electricity needed to meet demand, leading to more power cuts. Congress party leader, Arvinder Singh Lovely, alleged Goyal was running away from his responsibility and was indulging in blame game. Jun 11, 2014

V K Singh hits at Army Chief designate Dalbir Suhag, Congress reacts

New Delhi, June 11 (ANI): Congress leader Rashid Alvi on Wednesday said that the BJP government has to decide whether BJP leader VK Singh is correct in his allegation against Army Chief designate Dalbir Singh Suhag or Defence Minister Arun Jaitley who has given a green signal to his appointment. V K Singh in his tweets had hit at Suhag saying he had protected unit that 'killed innocents'. Jun 11, 2014

Congress takes a dig at Modi over power crisis in Northern India

New Delhi, June 11 (ANI): The Congress on Wednesday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the excessive power cuts in Northern India during the scorching summer. While Rashid Alvi said that it was the BJP government's failure another Congress leader Barkha Shukla added that the political parties should not indulge in blame game. Jun 11, 2014

Defence Expert on VK Singh's allegations on Next Army Chief

New Delhi, June 11 (ANI): Defence Expert Bharat Verma on Wednesday said that former army chief and BJP leader VK Singh is not authorized to speak on the selection of India Army Chief. V K Singh in his tweets had hit at Army Chief designate Dalbir Singh Suhag saying he had protected a unit that 'killed innocents'. Jun 11, 2014

Youngster designs smallest gold miniature of FIFA world cup trophy

Guwahati/Coimbatore/ New Delhi, June 11 (ANI): Young designer in Tamil Nadu, Venkatesh, made smallest gold miniature of FIFA World Cup trophy to encourage more participation in soccer in the country. Venkatesh, a young goldsmith and a soccer lover, designed world's tiniest FIFA world cup trophy, made of just 130 mg of gold. Jun 11, 2014