Ministers assure fulfilling expectations of people on time

New Delhi, June 2 (ANI): Junior coal minister, Piyush Goyal, on Monday said there is a need to deliver on time as frustration among people is building and people have expectations from the new government. Addressing a conclave in New Delhi, Goyal along with Junior Information and Broadcasting minister, Prakash Javadekar, stressed on the need to coordinate and communicate within the ministries for better performance. Goyal also said they are answerable to people, who are angry due to joblessness, price rise and power shortage. Jun 2, 2014

Odisha officials rescue 32 child labourers

Gajapati, June 02 (ANI): The district administration of Odisha along with a child welfare committee rescued 32 children on Monday, who were working at a construction site in Karnataka. Children, belonging to Maoist-affect areas in Odisha, were working as construction labourers in Karnataka. Twenty-one girls and 12 boys, aged between 6 and 14, were rescued and brought to a home in Gajapati district in Odisha. Niranjan Majhi, a broker, had lured parents of the children on the premise that their children would get free accommodation and would be able to study in English medium schools. He also promised parents that they would be allowed to visit their children once a year. Jun 2, 2014

Auto workshop in Bareilly keeps interfaith harmony alive

Bareilly, June 2 (ANI): India is a country where people belonging to different religions, speaking different languages and from different cultures live together in peace and harmony. Devender Joshi, owner of Joshi Auto Parts is keeping the interfaith harmony alive in Bareilly of northern Uttar Pradesh state. The auto part workshop houses workers from different religions under on roof who work for the success of the business and religious differences have never come in the way of good relations. The workshop has been running successfully for the past many years and the reason of its success is good relations between the workers. Everyone respects each other irrespective of their religion. Jun 2, 2014

Mulayam Singh and his family not fit to be in govt: Kiran Bedi

New Delhi, June 02 (ANI): Former IPS Officer Kiran Bedi on Monday said that SP Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and his family are not fit to be in government. She said that that the 'family raj' in UP is converting into 'jungle raj' due to lack of law and order in the state. Further, Bedi said that the state goes with the principle 'might is right' wherein only the person who is in power are right and no law is above them. Bedi also talked about relevance of reporting the incidents of rape which usually go unreported or under-reported. Jun 2, 2014

Badaun rape case is being unnecessarily hyped, have taken strict action: Samajwadi Party Part - 1

Lucknow, June 2 (ANI): The Samajwadi Party on Monday claimed that it has taken strict action in the Badaun gang rape case but the matter is being unnecessarily hyped to gain political mileage by rival parties. Targeting the Bahujan Samaj Party, SP leader Shivpal Yadav further said that the law and order situation in the state was no better under Mayawati, who even did not take action against such culprits. Jun 2, 2014

Badaun rape case is being unnecessarily hyped, have taken strict action: Samajwadi Party Part - 2

Lucknow, June 2 (ANI): The Samajwadi Party on Monday claimed that it has taken strict action in the Badaun gang rape case but the matter is being unnecessarily hyped to gain political mileage by rival parties. Targeting the Bahujan Samaj Party, SP leader Shivpal Yadav further said that the law and order situation in the state was no better under Mayawati, who even did not take action against such culprits. Jun 2, 2014

Felipe, a modern prince for 21st century Spain

Spain's Crown Prince Felipe de Borbon, a tall former Olympic yachtsman, will take the throne largely unscathed by scandals that have battered the royal family. A portrait of Prince Felipe. Duration: 01:48 Jun 2, 2014

Asrarul Haque retracts from his statement over Sonia meeting Imam Bukhari

New Delhi, June 02 (ANI): Congress leader Asrarul Haque on Monday retracted from his statement in which he condemned the meeting of Congress President Sonia Gandhi with Imam Bukhari during elections. Haque stated that he did not say anything related to meeting Imam Bukhari while he met Sonia Gandhi to discuss issues of growth for minorities. Jun 2, 2014

Former union minister Tapan Sikdar passes away, BJP says great loss to party

New Delhi, June 2 (ANI): Senior BJP leader and former union minister Tapan Sikdar passed away in AIIMS Hospital, in New Delhi on Monday following a cardiac arrest. 69-year-old Sikdar who served as Union minister from 2004 to 2009 was suffering from kidney problem. BJP president Rajnath Singh and senior party leader LK Advani expressed grief over his death. Jun 2, 2014

Removal of GoM and EGoM good decision, 100% FDI should be welcomed: FICCI

New Delhi, June 02 (ANI): FICCI President Sidharth Birla on Monday gave his reviews about the latest developments made by the BJP government within their few days of administration. Birla stated that the decision of removing GoMs and EGoMs was a much awaited decision by FICCI and it will increase efficiency of work by reducing accountability. Talking about 100% FDI in defence he said that this issue is open for discussion but also expressed that for the purpose of stability, 100% FDI will be welcomed. Jun 2, 2014

Gold in India drops in longest losing streak in nearly 7 months

Visakhapatnam, June 02 (ANI): Gold slid for a fifth straight session on Monday, in its longest losing streak since November, as investor sentiment was hurt by stronger global equities and weak physical demand in Asia. The 5-day fall is the metal's longest losing streak since October-November when it fell for seven straight days. On Monday, as gold prices fell, customers in Visakhapatnam made a beeline to jewellery shops. A customer, Deepti, was elated over the fall in the gold price and said that even the middle class can afford to buy the precious metal. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said any action on gold should take into account the interests of the public and traders, not just economics and policy. Jun 2, 2014