Congress protest goes on without break over power and water crisis in Delhi

New Delhi, June 16 (ANI): Continuing its agitation against the power and water crisis facing the national capital, the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee protested and blocked national highways in Delhi on Monday. The protesters shouted slogans and also burned effigies demanding relief to the people. Delhi has been facing long power outages for the past 15 days after the transmission network were severely damaged during a powerful storm on May 30. The protesters held Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal responsible for the current crisis. Jun 16, 2014

Politicos react as woman gang-raped by 10, including husband in Khandwa

New Delhi, June 16 (ANI): Politicos on Monday reacted over a tribal woman who was allegedly gang-raped by ten persons, including her husband, following a land dispute. After the woman lodged a complaint in which she alleged that the attack was carried out at the behest of her husband, all the accused were nabbed. Jun 16, 2014

Congress protest goes on without break over power and water crisis in Delhi

New Delhi, June 16 (ANI): Continuing its agitation against the power and water crisis facing the national capital, the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee protested and blocked national highways in Delhi on Monday. The protesters shouted slogans and also burned effigies demanding relief to the people. Delhi has been facing long power outages for the past 15 days after the transmission network were severely damaged during a powerful storm on May 30. The protesters held Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal responsible for the current crisis. Jun 16, 2014

French fans at Sao Paulo fan fest rejoice 3-0 victory over Honduras

Sao Paulo, June 16 (ANI): Soccer fans at the FIFA Fan Fest in downtown Sao Paulo witnessed a strong opening performance on the part of France as the European nation defeated Honduras in their first match of the 2014 World Cup. A moment of madness in the first half and a landmark goal line technology ruling in the second helped France to a 3-0 victory over Honduras in their Group E clash. Benzema made it three with a piledriver in the 72nd minute to complete the win that put France top of their group on goal difference ahead of top seeds Switzerland. A group of French fans and interns working in Sao Paulo were ecstatic to see their country's team return to form. Jun 16, 2014

China fears spur Philippine naval upgrade

As fears grow that China is on an aggressive South China Sea territorial grab, a sleepy Philippine village is being transformed into a major naval base that may host US warships. Duration: 00:31 Jun 16, 2014

CEO of jute mill beaten to death by mill workers in West Bengal

Kolkata, June 16 (ANI): Workers of a jute mill allegedly beat to death the chief executive officer in the factory premises after he refused to agree to their demand on wages at Bhadreswar in Hooghly district of Kolkata. CEO of North Brook Jute Mill, S K Maheswari, was beaten up by the agitated workers of the factory when he rejected their demand for an increase in the weekly working hours so that they are paid more. General Manager, Kiranjit Singh, said that the workers suddenly turned violent and started throwing bricks and iron rods. The CEO, who suffered seriously injuries, was taken to a private nursing home where he succumbed to death. Jun 16, 2014

Family receives with open arms released Indian sailor held captive by Somali pirates

Kangra, June 16 (ANI): The overjoyed family and friends of the 22-year old Indian sailor, Aman Kumar, released by Somali pirates after three years in captivity, accorded him a warm welcome in Kangra in Himachal Pradesh. Kumar reunited with his parents after a long and anxious wait of three years. Though the pirates demanded a hefty amount for his release, the Indian government pressurized the government of Somalia and ensured his release. Jun 16, 2014

PM Modi addresses Joint Session of Bhutan Parliament Part - 1

Thimphu, June 16 (ANI): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday addressed the Joint Session of Bhutan Parliament in its capital. Modi appreciated the friendly relations between both the countries and said that efforts will be made to strengthen ties. He then laid stress upon the voter turnout in India in the recent General Elections which was larger than US and Europe combined. Modi also stated that the new government of India is committed to make the relationship between Bhutan and India stronger. Jun 16, 2014

Bhutan PM says India deserves permanent seat in UN Security Council

Thimpu, June 16 (ANI): Bhutan's Prime Minister called for India's inclusion in the UN Security Council as its permanent member as he thanked New Delhi on Sunday (June 15) for its 'unwavering' support and financial aid. Bhutan Prime Minster, Lyonchen Tshering Tobgay hosted a grand banquet for his Indian counterpart and said Indian PM Narendra Modi's first overseas visit to Bhutan, within a few weeks of his being sworn in as Prime Minister, indicates the new government's commitment to strengthen bilateral ties with its immediate neighbours. Supporting New Delhi contention for a permanent seat in the United Nations Security Council, Tobgay called for a reform in the council and said India rightly deserved a place. He also added that the socio-economic and political landscape of Bhutan has totally transformed and attributed this achievement to India. Jun 16, 2014

Pakistani refugees in JandK demand voting rights

Kathua, June 16 (ANI): West Pakistani Refugees living in Jammu and Kashmir protested and demanded the newly elected PM to think of their welfare and grant them their much awaited voting rights. A number of refugees, including women, raised slogans in favour of their demands where they said that ahead of state elections, they should be given voting rights. State president of West Pakistani Refugees, Labha Ram Gandhi, alleged that the government has only been sympathetic to groups like Kashmiri Pandits but never paid heed to the long pending demands of West Pakistan refugees. Jun 16, 2014

DR Congo, Rwanda, scrap over copse of trees

Congolese troops on the border with Rwanda have dug a trench behind a copse of eucalyptus trees, determined to defend a scrap of land they believe marks their territory. Duration: 01:08 Jun 15, 2014

Canada: life as a transgender kid

In Canada, some youngsters with gender dysphoria, a conflict between biological sex and gender identity, are being supported with some provinces allowing over-18s to change sex officially without undergoing gender surgery. Duration: 02:03 Jun 15, 2014