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

Narendra Modi meets Bhutan PM Tshering Tobgay

Thimphu, June 15 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday met Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay. Embarking on his first foreign visit since taking over, Prime Minister Modi arrived in Bhutan today. A grand welcome was accorded to him by the Bhutanese government which rolled out a red carpet and gave a ceremonial guard of honour to him. Jun 15, 2014

PM Narendra Modi meets Bhutan King

Thimpu, June 15 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday met Bhutanese King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuk and the two discussed an entire gamut of ties to cement the "unique and special" bilateral relationship. During the meeting Modi invited the Bhutanese King and his wife Jetsun Pema to visit India. Before the meeting when Modi arrived at the palace, he was given a warm, ceremonial welcome with a traditional dance. He was also presented with a guard of honour at the palace and the national anthems of the two countries were played. Jun 15, 2014

Policemen pay tribute to traffic constable who died in Moti Nagar road rage

New Delhi, June 15 (ANI): Policemen on Sunday paid tribute to late traffic constable Manna Ram who died in Moti Nagar in a road rage incident on Saturday. The traffic constable was mowed down by the accused, Raman Kant, in Moti Nagar following a heated argument, after Ram tried apprehending Kant for driving on the wrong side of the road. Trying to evade Ram, the accused dragged the constable for over 200 meters, which led to his tragic death. Jun 15, 2014

High tide leaves one dead in Mumbai's Marine Drive, One rescued

Mumbai, June 15 (ANI): Despite a high tide alert warning issued for Mumbai residents, two boys fell prey to huge tidal waves on Sunday. The torrential waves which have been hitting the Mumbai shore continuously for the third day left one dead in the Marine Drive area of the city while the other one was rescued. The dead body was recovered by the BMC workers from amidst rocks on the shore. Jun 15, 2014

Narendra Modi inaugurates Supreme Court of Bhutan

Thimphu, June 15 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated Supreme Court of Bhutan. Embarking on his first foreign visit since taking over, Prime Minister Modi arrived in Bhutan today. A grand welcome was accorded to him by the Bhutanese government which rolled out a red carpet and gave a ceremonial guard of honour to him. Later Modi met Bhutan Prime Minster, Lyonchen Tshering Tobgay and King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck in a bid to reassert Indian influence in the subcontinent offering financial and technical help to the small Himalayan kingdom. Jun 15, 2014