Smriti Irani visits Mandi, says centre will extend all possible help

Mandi, June 09 (ANI): HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Monday visited Himachal Pradesh where 24 students were drowned by strong water in river Beas. Irani assured all possible help to the state by the centre and said that the administration will take steps so that any such incidents are not repeated in future. Jun 9, 2014

President Pranab Mukherjee addresses joint session of Parliament

New Delhi, June 9 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee addressed a joint sitting of Parliament in the Central Hall, laying the roadmap of the new government headed by Narendra Modi. He applauded the wisdom of the people for the verdict of this year’s LS polls. Jun 9, 2014

Prez lists priorities of NDA Govt while addressing joint sitting of Parliament

New Delhi, June 9 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee while addressing a joint sitting of Parliament listed the priorities of Narendra Modi-led NDA government. Mukherjee said that the BJP-led NDA Government would work to fulfill the aspirations of 125 crore Indians. He further added that reviving economy and tackling inflation would be the top priorities of the present government. Jun 9, 2014

Badalta Manzar (June 09, 2014): An independent news report on Jammu and Kashmir

The fire victims of chattabal Srinagar are demanding proper rehabilitation as they are living in very miserable conditions in tents. The affected families are living in canvas tents provided by Red Cross society. But due to the rainy season they are not comfortable in tents and they don’t have other basic facilities including proper ration, clothes, and water and toilet facilities. Although the state govt. claims to have spend millions of rupees on the roads development but it all seems like on papers only. Taking the example of the main roads in kishtwar district one would say that people are still living in the medieval times. The condition of the road is so pathetic that it’s become impossible for the transport to ply smoothly on this vital road. The commuters have to face difficult time while travelling on this road. Although the state govt. is doing all its efforts to upgrade the health care facilities in the far flung areas but still a lot needs to be one. The public health centre in the border town of Trehgam in kupwara district was established some 12 years back and since then no up gradation has been done. This 25 bedded phc despite having all the basic facilities and latest equipment have shortage of doctors in the phc. Jun 9, 2014

Mandi flash floods: 5 bodies recovered from Beas river

Mandi, June 9 (ANI): Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) has revealed that about five bodies, including bodies of two girls and one boy, have been recovered from river Beas after flash floods washed away 25 people in Mandi on Sunday. People who were washed away due to the flash floods include 24 students of Hyderabad VNR Vigyan Jyoti College and one tour manager. The flash flood on River Beas has been attributed to water release from Laarji Hydropower project. Jun 9, 2014

Two militants die in gunbattle with Indian security forces in Kashmir

Pulwama, June 9 (ANI): Indian security forces have gunned down two militants belonging to the Lashkar-e-Taiba (Let) operating in Kashmir. As soon as they received the information of the hide out at about 4:50pm on Sunday, a joint operation was launched by the Rashtriya (National) Rifle Unit and Special Operation Group (SOG) of police, at Pulwama in Kakpura village that resulted in the killing of the two hardcore LeT militants. Jun 9, 2014

Cmde (Retd) Ranjit Rai on Karachi airport attack

New Delhi, June 9 (ANI): Speaking about the attack on Karachi airport, Commodore (retd) Ranjit B Rai on Monday said that the attack is a very sad one. The siege lasted for 5- hour and was laid by heavily armed militants, which claimed at least the lives of 23 people, including security personnel at Karachi airport. Jun 9, 2014

Politicos condemn militant attack on Karachi international airport

New Delhi, June 9 (ANI): Politicos in India condemned the militant attack on the Karachi international airport on Monday. At least 23 persons, including 10 terrorists were killed when heavily armed militants attacked the Jinnah International Airport's old terminal in Pakistan's financial capital Karachi. Jun 9, 2014

BJP promises cooperation to new Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu

Guntur, June 9 (ANI): BJP president and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday promised all cooperation and help to the regional Telugu Desham party (TDP) chief, N Chandrababu Naidu, who was sworn-in as the new chief minister of Andhra Pradesh. In a sprawling ceremony, Naidu took oath as the first chief Minister of the remaining part of the recently bifurcated Andhra Pradesh out of which the new state of Telangana had emerged Jun 9, 2014

Politicos react on Mandi flash flood, demand strict action against culprit

New Delhi, June 9 (ANI): Politicos on Monday condemned the Mandi flash flood incident in which at least 25 students from Hyderabad have been reported missing. The flash flood on River Beas has been attributed to water release from Laarji Hydropower project. The leaders also demanded strict action against those who were responsible for releasing water without issuing any warning. Jun 9, 2014

All 17 cops accused in 2009 Ranveer Encounter Case get life imprisonment

New Delhi, June 09 (ANI): A special CBI court on Monday sentenced all 17 Uttarakhand cops accused in 2009 Ranveer Fake Encounter Case to life imprisonment. Earlier, a Delhi court on Friday convicted 18 Uttarakhand police personnel, including 7 on a charge of murder. Meanwhile, the lawyer in the case said that they will go to the High Court to file review petition and claimed that Ranveer was a terrorist. Jun 9, 2014

Karachi airport cleared of attackers, siege claims 23 lives

Karachi, June 9 (ANI): The more than 5-hour siege laid by heavily armed militants, which claimed at least the lives of 23 people, including security personnel at Karachi airport is now over. At least 23 persons, including 10 terrorists have been killed when heavily armed militants attacked the Jinnah International Airport's old terminal in Pakistan's financial capital Karachi. Ten militants were also among the dead. Jun 9, 2014

Zoo animals in Chennai enjoy water sprinklers, special food to cope with extreme heat

Chennai, June 09 (ANI): Zoo authorities in Chennai made special arrangements for animals to protect them from scorching heat. In an effort to provide cool shelters for birds, about 20 to 25 cages of pheasants, parakeets and lovebirds are covered with jute sacks and water is sprayed on it thrice in a day. The initiatives taken by the local authorities and the state government to protect the animals and birds in the zoo from heat strokes have been welcomed by all. Elephant calves are provided a large enclosure for moving around and mud wallowing. They also enjoy shower between 3 and 4 PM daily. Visitors are permitted to see the exclusive shower. The white tigers have been provided with wooden shelters, which have a lot of shade, providing additional cooling effect to them. Jun 9, 2014

FIFA world cup fever picks up as Jerseys sale shoot up in Kolkata

Kolkata, June 09 (ANI): Soccer jersey sales shot up in Kolkata city of West Bengal as fans went all out to support their favourite teams with the FIFA world cup fast approaching. The enthusiastic supporters of different soccer teams are lining up at the shops to buy their favorite country’s jersey as FIFA world cup is to kick off on June 12. Bhidan Market, which is situated in the heart of the city, area famous for all sports goods, has suddenly turned into a frequent haunt for all football enthusiasts in the city. A football fan and customer at the shop, Soumoditto Chandra, said his favorite team was Brazil and he always supports them. Shopkeeper, Siddik Ahmed said the sales have shot up and business is profitable during this time Jun 9, 2014