Iraqi Foreign ministry tracked location where Indian nationals have been held: MEA

New Delhi, June 19 (ANI): MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin on Thursday informed that the Iraqi Foreign ministry has tracked the location where the Indian nationals have been held. Akbaruddin further added that the Indian government is giving highest priority to the security and welfare of Indians struck in Iraq. Jun 19, 2014

Flags and cheers greet Spain's new King Felipe VI

Spain's new King Felipe VI swore to serve the crisis-stricken nation as he launched his reign on Thursday, cheered on by crowds of revellers in a sea of red and yellow flags. Duration: 01:09 Jun 19, 2014

Spanish King Felipe VI takes oath in new reign

Spain's new King Felipe VI swore to serve the crisis-stricken nation as he launched his reign on Thursday, sparking celebrations by flag-waving revellers in the streets. Duration: 01:22 Jun 19, 2014

Cambodia worker exodus hits 220,000

The number of Cambodians fleeing Thailand has soared to more than 200,000 but the Thai military junta denies a crackdown. Duration: 02:08 Jun 19, 2014

NASA unveils Orion spacecraft, set to explore deep space

NASA unveils its Orion spacecraft currently being assembled in Florida, which aim to carry astronauts into deep space, and which NASA hopes wil take humans 'one step closer' to the exploration of Mars. Duration: 01:11 Jun 19, 2014

Congress stages walkout from UP Assembly, BSP leads protest over poor law and order situation

Lucknow, June 19 (ANI): The Uttar Pradesh Assembly on Thursday saw a vociferous protest by the opposition parties against the deteriorating law and order situation in the state. The Congress party staged a walkout and the Bahujan Samaj Party and the Bhartiya Janata Party led a protest against the Akhilesh Yadav led government for failing to tackle the rising crime graph and not providing sufficient power and water to the people. Jun 19, 2014

Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal meets Harsh Vardhan over drug issue in state

Punjab, June 19 (ANI): Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday met Health Minister Harsh Vardhan over drug issue facing the state and said that he seeks centre's help in the eradication of the same. Harsh Vardhan said that its encouraging that a chief minister himself came over on the issue and assured all help in the matter. Jun 19, 2014

Politicos on stranded Indian citizens in Iraq

Chennai/ Srinagar/ New Delhi, June 19 (ANI): Political leaders on Thursday reacted on 40 Indians kidnapped in Iraq during the ongoing crisis. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that India must convey to ISIS that if they want India to be neutral then our people must be handed over. JandK Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said that it is a challenge for the central government to rescue Indians stranded in Iraq. Jun 19, 2014

Promoting Hindi doesn't discourage regional languages: Kiren Rijiju

New Delhi, June 19(ANI): Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Thursday clarified the advisory issued by the MHA for the promotion of Hindi as an official language. Rijiju said that the promotion of Hindi does not discourage or ignore the use of regional languages. He added that the regional languages will be given due importance. Rijiju also said that hindi should be promoted as a national language with maximum official communication in the national language. Jun 19, 2014

Operations on to rescue four-year old girl from borewell in Karnataka

Bijapur, June 19 (ANI): Authorities undertook rescue operations to trace a four-year-old girl, who accidentally fell into a borewell in Karnataka. Akshata, who is still trapped in the borewell, which is around 300 feet deep, fell into it in Bijapur district on Wednesday. Local authorities and policemen stepped up massive rescue operation on Thursday to save the girl. Oxygen is being supplied through a pipe into the borewell. Jun 19, 2014

All efforts being made to rescue abducted Indians in Iraq: Sushma Swaraj

New Delhi, June 19 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said that all efforts are being made to rescue the Indians abducted in Iraq. Swaraj stated that she herself is monitoring the entire situation personally and will leave no stone unturned to ensure safe return of the abducted Indians. She added that she will be meeting the families of the abducted Indians if they approach her. Jun 19, 2014

Politicos give mixed reactions on Indians kidnapped in Iraq

New Delhi, June 19 (ANI): Political leaders on Thursday gave mixed reactions on 40 Indians kidnapped in Iraq during the ongoing crisis. NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that the government should have realized the situation earlier as the crisis was going on since a long time. CPI leader Atul Anjan stated that the Indian government should keep one of its airplanes at Baghdad Airport to help the Indians come back to their country. RJD leader Manoj Jha said that the new government should have taken the initial step of preventing the Indian nationals from being affected by Iraq crisis. Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar said that he has confidence in the Foreign Ministry that it will put in all possible efforts to rescue the Indians. Jun 19, 2014

Netherlands beat Australia 3-2 to secure last-16 place in FIFA WC

Rio De Janeiro, June 19 (ANI): Netherlands defeated Australia 3-2 in their second match of Group B to secure a last-16 place in the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Winger Arjen Robben put Netherlands ahead in the 20th minute but within a minute Australia rovided his side with an equaliser. Australian midfielder Mile Jedinak slotted in a penalty for his side in the 54th minute that was leveled by Netherlands in the 58th minute to level the game at 2-2. Netherlands left winger Memphis Depay went on to provide the winning goal for the Dutch side in the 68th minute that saw Australia out of this year's World Cup. Netherlands had demolished defenders Spain in their opening game and overcame a strong Australian side at the Estadio Beira-Rio in Port Alegre, Brazil to secure a place in the last-16 for the tournament. Jun 19, 2014