Clashes break out in Golden Temple on 30th Anniversary of Operation Bluestar

Amritsar, June 06 (ANI): Violent clashes broke out in the premises of Golden Temple in Amritsar on Friday between members of SGPC and a Sikh radical group, injuring at least 12 people. Accoding to reports, some mediapersons were also assaulted and their cameras were broken too during the clashes. Violence erupted in Golden Temple after various groups protested Simranjit Singh Mann's attempt to give a speech from Rostrum of Akal Takht. The clashes followed an altercation that reportedly happened during a ceremony organised to mark the anniversary of Operation Bluestar. Jun 6, 2014

Sikh clash in Amritsar saddening, Parliament should have paid tribute to 1984 victims: SAD

New Delhi, June 06 (ANI): The spokesperson of SAD, Prem Singh Chandumajra on Friday expressed grief over the Sikh clash in Amritsar between two groups which took place earlier in the day. Chandumajra stated that on the 30th anniversary of Operation Bluestar, it is sad to again witness clashes within Sikhs and added that the offenders will be punished. He also added that every small incident is given priority in the Parliament but complained that the innocent victims of 1984 massacre were not given tribute in the Parliament which should have been done. Jun 6, 2014

Angry crowd sets bus on fire after it hits car and two-wheeler in Noida

Noida, June 06 (ANI): Violence erupted in Noida city in Uttar Pradesh after a speeding bus hit two-wheeler and a car, which provoked irate residents and they set the bus on fire. Fire tenders and police officials were rushed to the spot. No causalities have been reported yet. The police, at the accident site, said people ran after setting the bus on fire. Eyewitnesses said the vehicles were standing at the red light when the bus rammed into them. Jun 6, 2014

Sumitra Mahajan elected new Lok Sabha speaker

New Delhi, June 6 (ANI): Sumitra Mahajan, an eight-time BJP Member of Parliament from Indore, has been unanimously elected the Speaker of the 16th Lok Sabha. Mahajan’s name was proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and seconded by senior BJP leader LK Advani and Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Opposition leaders, including the Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge, M Thambidurai (AIADMK), Sudip Bandopadhyay (Trinamool Congress), Mulayam Singh Yadav (SP), Supriya Sule (NCP) and Mohammed Salip (CPI-M) are among the 19-proposers for Mahajan's name. Mahajan, who has never lost a Lok Sabha election, has been representing Indore since 1989 and is the longest serving woman parliamentarian. Jun 6, 2014

Community demands for Khalistan: Simranjit Singh Mann

Amritsar, June 06 (ANI): SAD President Simranjit Singh Mann on Friday stated that the Sikh community has only one demand for a separate nation of Khalistan. He said that Khalistan will be a buffer country between Pakistan, India and China and an ideal example of peaceful existence of all communities. He added that the map of Khalistan will soon be ready and it will be a war free nation with no nuclear weapons. Jun 6, 2014

BSE Sensex crosses 25,000 mark on back of positive FIIs

Mumbai, June 06 (ANI): The BSE Sensex on Friday jumped 160 points and crossed 25,000 points on the back of positive FIIs and other investors. The record high is attributed to the Narendra Modi led NDA government, as well as international trends favouring Indian market. Market Expert Sunil Shah said that the things will remain bright till the announcement of budget by the prime minister. Shah also said that the fluctuations will persist but won’t last long. Jun 6, 2014

Sri Lanka releases 33 Indian fishermen as goodwill gesture

Rameswaram, June 06 (ANI): Sri Lanka freed 33 Indian fishermen who were detained by the Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly poaching in the country's waters, after President Mahinda Rajapaksa ordered their release as a goodwill gesture. Released Indian fishermen Edwin Raj thanked the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government for taking the initiative. The fishermen were handed over to the Indian Coast Guard Ship "Rajkamal" at the seas off Mannar. Jun 6, 2014

Woman gang-raped over land dispute in Amethi

Lucknow, June 06 (ANI): A woman was raped by some people over a land dispute in Gauriganj area in Amethi, said a senior police officer. Amrendra Sengar, Inspector General (IG, Law and Order) of Uttar Pradesh, said both the parties were brought to the police station for questioning. The police officer said that a case was registered against three persons, but no arrest had been made so far. On an average, 10 rapes are reported everyday in Uttar Pradesh according to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). Jun 6, 2014

Nine-year old sets record of disassembling laptops in 10 minutes

Coimbatore, June 06 (ANI): A nine-year old Indian girl in Coimbatore city has set a record if disassembling any laptop in just 10 minutes. Aadharshini, a nine-year old girl, who is studying in 4th grade in a private school in Coimbatore city of Tamil Nadu, had developed a niche for dismantling and assembling laptops after visiting her father's computer showroom. Aadharshini said that looking at her keen interest for hi-tech gadgets her father got her a trainer to help her understand the nitty-gritty of the machine. Recently she had won the honorary doctorate from world records University of Vietnam in the month of March, in addition to various medals won by her in few other competitions. Jun 6, 2014

Kejriwal treating AAP as personal party, need to change leadership ways: Ilyas Azmi

New Delhi, June 06 (ANI): AAP leader Ilyas Azmi on Friday said that the national convener Arvind Kejriwal had begun treating AAP as his personal party. He said that if Kejriwal were to accept his failure then it still wasn't too late for AAP to mark its resurgence as the Congress party stands decimated and regional parties are also lagging behind. Azmi said that if the top positions of the party were to get its act together then it would become a viable political option for the people. Jun 6, 2014

Singing nun wins Italian television talent show

A singing nun clinches the final of The Voice of Italy television talent show contest after winning millions of followers with her lively dance act and soulful renditions of lusty pop classics. Duration: 01:09 Jun 6, 2014

Pak PM Nawaz Sharif gifts sari to Modi's mother

Gandhinagar, June 06 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif sent a white sari for the mother of his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi. Modi had gifted a shawl to Sharif s mother, when the Pakistani leader visited India for Modi s swearing-in ceremony. The gift was delivered to Heeraben in a green box at her residence in Gandhinagar. Thanking Sharif, Modi had tweeted, “Nawaz Sharif ji has sent a wonderful white Sari for my Mother. I am really grateful to him and will send it to my Mother very soon. Jun 6, 2014

Shivraj Singh Chouhan urges PM to grant more funds and autonomy to MP

New Delhi, June 06 (ANI): Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to grant more funds and autonomy to the state to formulate their own schemes. Singh met Modi at his residence in New Delhi and offered him a shawl as a mark of respect. Both the leaders discussed amendments in the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Gurantee Act (MGNREGA) for asset creation and more focus on irrigation projects. Reportedly, the Rural Development Ministry had planned to identify up to 1,000 blocks across the country where there are no banks or internet connectivity, so that wages under the rural job guarantee scheme can be disbursed in cash. Jun 6, 2014

Is Hrithik Roshan getting ready for Hollywood?

New Delhi, June 06 (ANI): Buzz has it that Bollywood's Greek God Hrithik Roshan might soon be seen in a Hollywood flick directed by Rob Cohen. According to a leading daily, Hollywood ace filmmaker Rob Cohen was spotted having dinner with the Roshan family at a plush Mumbai Hotel. Cohen is known for making successful action films such as 'Fast and the Furious'. If grapevine is anything to go by then very soon our own desi Hrithik will be seen performing daredevil stunts in Cohen's venture. It has also been reported that this not the first time that Cohen has visited the Roshans in India, talks have been on for a very long time now. Jun 6, 2014

Mumbai audience left spellbound by cultural wealth of Northeast

Mumbai, June 06 (ANI): "Colours of Northeast", was the theme of Northeast Festival held in Mumbai to showcase the region's culture, fabric and tourism potential. Held under the aegis of Trend MMS, the event was attended by the city's top industrialists, Bollywood celebrities and socialites. The aim was to promote Northeast's potential and bring it close to the mainland. The evening was made lively by an enthralling performance by Guru Rewben Mashangva, the father of Naga folk blues, from Manipur. The Tetseo sisters from Nagaland also entertained the crowd with their folk songs. Soulmate, a music band from Shillong, also left the audiences mesmerized with their jazz and western numbers. Jun 6, 2014