Gopinath Munde's last interview

New Delhi, June 03 (ANI): Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde had last spoken to ANI a day before his demise on Tuesday at 10:26 PM. Munde had talked about Maharashtra cabinet expansion and had condemned Congress party for keeping many ministries vacant. He had also welcomed Shiv Sena's decision to nominate Uddhav Thackeray as state CM candidate. The union minister died on Tuesday following a road accident. Jun 3, 2014

Kin of dead Navy official demands martyrs status for their son

Kanpur, June 03 (ANI): Family members of dead Navy official Lt Commander Alok Sahu who was killed during the submarine INS Sindhurakshak fire when two blasts rocked the vessel and sank in Mumbai on August 14, 2013, demanded martyr status for their son. The family also expressed their grievances towards Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav for completely neglecting them while paying visits to the other Navy officials who were killed along with Sahu during the submarine fire. The Navy official's father, PL Sahu said that the government should not discriminate between those who sacrificed their lives for country. Sahu's mother, Raj Kishori also urged the government to construct a memorial in the name of her dead son. Eighteen sailors went missing after weapons stored in the forward section of the Russian-built INS Sindhurakshak exploded in the middle of the night, causing a fire as it lay berthed in Mumbai. Jun 3, 2014

Gopinath Munde dies in road accident, Delhi Police begins probe

New Delhi, June 03 (ANI): Senior BJP leader and Union Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde died in a road accident in Delhi's Moti Bagh area on Tuesday morning. He was first admitted to the Safdarjung Hospital when he met with the accident and was then shifted to the AIIMS trauma centre where he was declared dead. Joint Commissioner of Police, New Delhi range Mukesh Kumar Meena said that the driver of the Indica car which hit Munde's vehicle has been arrested. He added that case has been registered and investigations are under way. Jun 3, 2014

BJP leaders express grief over Munde's untimely death

New Delhi, June 03 (ANI): Senior BJP leader and Union Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde died in a road accident in Delhi's Moti Bagh area on Tuesday morning. He was first admitted to the Safdarjung Hospital when he met with the accident and was then shifted to the AIIMS trauma centre where he was declared dead. BJP leaders Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Prakash Javadekar and Sudhanshu Trivedi expressed grief over Munde's demise and offered condolences to his family. Jun 3, 2014

India, France hold joint air exercise in Rajasthan

Jodhpur, June 03 (ANI): India, France held joint air exercises in Rajasthan to strengthen ties and understand operational methods. Both the nations commenced the ten-day air exercise, Garuda V, at Jodhpur's air base. The exercise aims to expose Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots to French fighter and combat tactics and vice-versa. During this fortnight long exercise, both the Air Forces would engage in operations based on their Operational Philosophy and methodology of operations practicing various challenging air situation scenarios. India's defense spokesperson, Colonel SD Goswami, said this exercise would help in strengthening combat relations between the two countries. A team of four KC-135 aircrafts, Rafale fighter jets and mid-air refuellers are to be involved in the joint exercise with the Indian Air Force. Jun 3, 2014

Indian aid worker abducted in Afghanistan

New Delhi, June 03 (ANI): External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said that Militants abducted an Indian aid worker in Herat city of Afghanistan. Akbaruddin said that the Indian national who was working with a non governmental organization (NGO) in the education sector and the Consulate in Herat is in constant touch with the Afghanistan government. The kidnapping has come after the Indian Consulate in Herat province was attacked by suicide bombers on May 23. Jun 3, 2014

Gopinath Munde dies in road accident in Delhi

New Delhi, June 03 (ANI): Senior BJP leader and Union Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde died in a road accident in Delhi's Moti Bagh area on Tuesday morning. He was first admitted to the Safdarjung Hospital when he met with the accident and was then shifted to the AIIMS trauma centre where he was declared dead. Munde was en route to Indira Gandhi International airport when the incident occurred. Munde had a victory rally scheduled in Beed and Parali. Munde will be cremated on Wednesday. Jun 3, 2014

Mixed reaction in Madrid about king ending his reign

Residents of Madrid gave mixed reactions Monday to the decision by Spain's King Juan Carlos to hand over the crown to his son Prince Felipe, ending a 39-year reign that guided Spain from dictatorship to democracy. Duration: 00:42 Jun 3, 2014

Mahmud Abbas announces the end of "Palestinian division"

Following a ceremony in Ramallah on Monday, Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas announced in a televised speech the end of a bitter and sometimes bloody divide between his Fatah movement and the rival Hamas which rules Gaza. Duration: 01:21 Jun 3, 2014

Egypt satirist who mocked Sisi cancels show

Egyptian satirist Bassem Youssef said on Monday he has cancelled his television show which mocked ex-army chief and president-in-waiting Abdel Fattah al-Sisi because of 'enormous' pressure. Duration: 00:40 Jun 3, 2014