Maharashtra BJP demands Ajit Pawar's resignation in irrigation scam, politicos react

New Delhi, June 14 (ANI): The BJP in Maharashtra demanded the resignation of Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar, saying that the report of a panel that probed alleged corruption in the irrigation department when he headed it had confirmed most of the allegations raised by the opposition. The Madhav Chitale committee's findings on the alleged Rs 70,000 crore irrigation scam have yet to be made public. The state government said it plans to submit the report before the assembly on Saturday. Jun 14, 2014

Preity Zinta files molestation case against ex boyfriend Ness Wadia, politicos react

New Delhi, June 14 (ANI): Politicos on Saturday reacted over Bollywood actress Preity Zinta filing a police complaint against her former boyfriend and businessman Ness Wadia. Preity who is also co-owner of Kings XI Punjab cricket team along with Ness has been in a relation with him in the past. She has in her complaint alleged that he molested, abused and threatened her inside Wankhede stadium in Mumbai. Jun 14, 2014

BJP made efforts to break JD (U) govt: Nitish Kumar

Patna, June 14 (ANI): JD (U) leader and Bihar’s former Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday severely slammed the ruling BJP for its strategies and efforts of breaking the JD (U) government in Bihar. Kumar said that he had resigned taken moral responsibility of the party’s loss in Lok Sabha Polls after which Jitan Ram Manjhi’s government took over. He also said that the BJP had played a political game in deciding for candidates in the previous Rajya Sabha elections. Jun 14, 2014

Drones to help trace missing bodies in Mandi river tragedy

Mandi, June 14 (ANI): As the massive search for missing students intensified in Himachal Pradesh, the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) deployed an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to trace the bodies. 24 engineering students of a private engineering college of Hyderabad were swept away when the waters of river Beas suddenly spiked dangerously high following a release from the reservoir of 126 MW Larji hydropower project in Himachal Pradesh on June 08. An official of NDRF, Vairabha Nathan, said although the rescue teams are using UAV to locate the bodies, they are facing problems in GPS connectivity in the rugged topographical conditions. Jun 14, 2014

Fathers of Badaun rape and murder victims hope to get justice after CBI starts investigation

Budaun, June 14 (ANI): Father of one of the hanged teenage girls in Badaun district of Uttar Pradesh said he is now hopeful of getting justice, after the CBI reached the northern state to investigate the case of the gang-rape and killings of two teenage girls. Two cousins aged 12 and 14, from a low-caste Dalit community, went missing from their village home in Budaun district when they went out to go to the toilet on the evening of May 27. The next morning, villagers found their bodies hanging from a mango tree. The victims’ families had accused the local police of shielding the alleged attackers and refusing to take action when the girls were first reported missing. Jun 14, 2014

Dutch FIFA fans celebrated as Netherlands grabbed 5-1 victory over Spain

Salvador, June 14 (ANI): Soccer fans from Netherlands celebrated an extraordinary 5-1 victory over Spain in a Group B contest of the FIFA World Cup. It is worst defeat for Spain since its 6-2 thrashing at the hands of Scotland in 1963. On one of the central square of Salvador' the Dutch fans set up a so-called "Orange Fest" where there was singing and dancing and fans clad in their national orange colour. With this victory, Dutch celebrated and finally took revenge for the 2010 final. Jun 14, 2014

PM Modi arrives on INS Vikramaditya

Goa, June 14 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday sailed on the INS Vikramaditya, formidable aircraft carrier and the largest warship of the Indian Navy, off the coast of Goa today. Modi, who travelled for the first time outside Delhi since taking oath on May 26, landed in Goa around 10 am. Modi will witness air power demonstration by various naval aircraft, including MiG 29K, Sea Harriers, P-8I long-range maritime patrol and anti-submarine warfare aircraft, Dorniers, Kamov and Sea King helicopters. He will also watch high-speed manoeuvres by the western fleet ships, including aircraft carrier INS Viraat and Talwar-class frigates. Jun 14, 2014

Congress won't stop till it regains its glory & respect: Sonia Gandhi

Raebareli, June 14 (ANI): Addressing people in Raebareli for the first time after winning from the constituency, Congress President Sonia Gandhi said that the party won't stop till it regain its glory and respect. Gandhi said that the party has worked tremendously but failed to show its work in front of people like the BJP. She also said that the BJP promised on many things and now is the time to see if they can fulfill them or not. Jun 14, 2014

Don't know anything about fake bills, will cooperate with CBI: Brajesh Pathak on LTC scam

New Delhi, June 14 (ANI): BSP leader Brajesh Pathak has said that he will cooperate with the CBI in the LTC fraud case. The CBI on Friday had raided the residence of 3 sitting Rajya Sabha MPs and three former MPs in a leave travel allowance scam. The three sitting MPs are Lalhming Liana of the Mizo National Front (MNF), D. Bandyopadhyay of the Trinamool Congress, and Brajesh Pathak of the Bahujan Samaj Party. The former MPs named in the case are BJP's JPN Singh, RLD's Mahmood A. Madani, and BJD's Renubala Pradhan. Jun 14, 2014

Fatal collision of two vehicles kills 6 and leaves 11 injured in Gujarat

Anand, June 14 (ANI): Six people were killed and 11 injured after a jeep carrying labourers collided with a truck in Anand district of Gujarat. Among the injured, three are in a critical state and they have been admitted to the hospital. The dead include three women and children. After the preliminary investigation at the accident site, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Anand, MK Parmar, said the cause of the accident could be a narrow ditch. Jun 14, 2014

Preity Zinta files molestation complaint against Ness Wadia

Mumbai, June 14 (ANI): Bollywood actor Preity Zinta, who is also co-owner of Kings XI Punjab cricket team, has filed a police complaint at Marine Drive police station in Mumbai against her former boyfriend and businessman Ness Wadia. Preity has accused Wadia of molesting, abusing and threatening her inside Wankhede stadium in Mumbai. On May 30, an IPL match between Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings was played at the Wankhede stadium. Preity stated that during the match, while in the Garware Pavilion, Wadia came up to her, grabbed her by the hand and started using abusive words in front of other spectators. Jun 14, 2014

Preity Zinta files molestation complaint against Ness Wadia

Mumbai, June 14 (ANI): Bollywood actor Preity Zinta, who is also co-owner of Kings XI Punjab cricket team, has filed a police complaint at Marine Drive police station in Mumbai against her former boyfriend and businessman Ness Wadia. Preity has accused Wadia of molesting, abusing and threatening her inside Wankhede stadium in Mumbai. On May 30, an IPL match between Kings XI Punjab and Chennai Super Kings was played at the Wankhede stadium. Preity stated that during the match, while in the Garware Pavilion, Wadia came up to her, grabbed her by the hand and started using abusive words in front of other spectators. Jun 14, 2014

Fatal collision of two vehicles kills 6 and leaves 11 injured in Gujarat

Anand, June 14 (ANI): Six people were killed and 11 injured after a jeep carrying labourers collided with a truck in Anand district of Gujarat. Among the injured, three are in a critical state and they have been admitted to the hospital. The dead include three women and children. After the preliminary investigation at the accident site, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Anand, MK Parmar, said the cause of the accident could be a narrow ditch. Jun 14, 2014

Tattoos, accessories and haircuts of soccer players define new style statement

West Bengal/ Karnataka/ Tamil Nadu, June 14 (ANI): Wearing soccer team t-shirts and accessories, styled with tattoos and haircuts of players Indians street dance to the tune of drum beats as FIFA World Cup frenzy grips the nation. Soccer is a great game, and the rich variety of styles and passions that come with being truly global makes the World Cup a nonpareil event in the universe of competitive sport. Indian soccer lovers in Kolkata, Bangalore and Chennai took to street as FIFA world cup kicks off in Brazil. Even though India does not figure highly among soccer playing nations, there is palpable excitement among sports fans for the world's biggest sporting extravaganza. Jun 14, 2014

Tamil Nadu holds 'Renergy 2014' to encourage use of renewable energy

Chennai, June 14 (ANI): A three-day exhibition on renewable energy sources, 'Renergy 2014' was held in Chennai city of Tamil Nadu, starting Thursday. Hundreds of Indian and international companies set up stalls to exhibit products and participated in conferences and seminars that covered larger use of renewable energy sources. They discussed the use of solar energy, wind energy, waste to energy, biomass and energy efficiency in India. The aim of the exhibition was to give private companies a common platform where ideas on sustainable power generation could be exchanged. Companies showcased latest products and gave live demonstrations highlighting concepts and prevailing trends in renewable energy. Jun 14, 2014