Lucknow, June 20 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday presented 2014-15 budget focusing mainly on development of the state. The government has closed the three main schemes Berojgaari Bhatta, Kanya Vidyadhan and Laptop. The SP government stressed on development of the state by focusing mainly on infrastructure and energy. Talking to mediapersons in Lucknow, he said that to develop the state, it is important to focus on key points Roads, Electricity, Health, Water, Home. Akhilesh announced the expansion of women’s helpline 1090 to ensure the safety of women in the state. He also announced Samajwadi Pension Scheme, which will provide benefits to 40 lakh families in the state.Jun 20, 2014
Kulgam, June 20 (ANI): Police arrested a top militant on Friday from a hideout in Jammu and Kashmir state, said a senior officer.
Acting on intelligence input, police launched a joint operation with army and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) to nab Abu Hanzalla, one of the commanders of Lashkar-e-Toiba, in Kulgam District.
Hanzalla, who hails from Multan city of Pakistan, is involved in a series of killings.
The militant from Punjab province of Pakistan was active in south Kashmir since past two years and was deputy of the most wanted LeT chief in Kashmir Abu Qasim.Jun 20, 2014
Kolkata, June 20 (ANI): Women Rights’s Activist Saswati Ghosh on Friday said that Delhi High Court’s stand saying failed live-in relations is major reason for rape cases is very conservative. The court also cautioned parents of young couples to behave with "more sensitivity" while dealing with such issues. Ghosh said that even though, women should be conscious and alert in such commitments and be mentally prepared for any unforth situations.Jun 20, 2014
Mumbai, June 20 (ANI): Bollywood actress Amrita Rao was spotted spending time with kids of ‘Pratham’ NGO in the showbiz hub Mumbai recently. She was even seen teaching them. Well….quite appreciative Amrita!!!Jun 20, 2014
Tens of thousands of people have fled Pakistan’s North Waziristan tribal area after the military launched a long-awaited assault against the Taliban, meanwhile some analysts warn more needs to be done to defeat the militants. Duration: 02:00Jun 20, 2014
Srinagar, June 20 (ANI): Local authorities in India's northern Jammu and Kashmir state organised an agriculture fair to attract youth towards one of the oldest professions of the country. The fair was held to boost agriculture sector and make people aware of latest technologies in farming. The fair saw participation of farmers, agriculturists and people in large numbers. Farmers said the fair was helpful in providing knowledge but added it should be organised on grass-root levels too for greater reach. The agriculture sector forms the backbone of Kashmir's economy. Thousands of people depend upon farming for their livelihood.Jun 20, 2014
Kerala, June 20 (ANI): You've heard of man's best friend. Well this is the story of a dog's best friend. One day Shaleen Mathur came across this rust-colored pooch, whose back legs were maimed. When no one wanted the handicapped dog, the Kerala-based lawyer adopted him, determined to design a wheelchair so he could walk. Finally Mathur found a place that could craft a cart that would get the dog moving once again. But the devoted pet lover isn't done. He's hoping to improve upon the first design. There are millions of stray dogs on India's streets, many who become victims to road accidents. Happily this mutt is one of the lucky ones.Jun 20, 2014
Viswanathan Anandh, an Indian chess Grand master is well known as a five-time world champion. On day 1 of World Blitz Chess Championship won seven games, lost three and drew one. He could only score 7.5 out of a possible 11.Jun 20, 2014
Bangalore, June 20 (ANI): Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said that the ministry cannot do anything in the Campa Cola society crisis in Mumbai after the Supreme Court's orders. Naidu said that he sympathized with the residents but cannot take anything to save them. He added that the officials are trying if anything can be done to save the residents.Jun 20, 2014
New Delhi, June 20 (ANI): Political leaders reacted differently as Congress is likely to remove the chief ministers of Maharashtra, Haryana, Assam on Friday. Party leader Rashid Alvi said that it is the decision of the party high command. JD (U) leader Ali Anwar said that changing the CMs won't change things, but the party should re-work on its principles. CPI leader D Raja said that it is for the Congress party to assess on their further proceedings and on how to gain the confidence of people. Meanwhile, BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain said that whatever the Congress party does, BJP will come to power in all states and changing the CMs won't show any positive change.Jun 20, 2014
New Delhi, June 20 (ANI): Politicos welcomed Congress President Sonia Gandhi's letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi which asked the PM to act swiftly on the abandoned Indians in Iraq. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that the NDA government failed to take counter of the situation in the middle-east and save the citizens of India. Meanwhile, CPI leader D Raja said that every party is trying and should try to get back the stranded Indians from violence hit Iraq.Jun 20, 2014
New Delhi, June 20 (ANI): The ruling BJP government on Friday justified the advisory issued by Ministry of Home Affairs about making Hindi the official language for communication. After much uproar was raised by the States, BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi justified the MHA's advisory saying that making Hindi as the official language does not discourage or disrespect other regional languages. Naqvi stated that the MHA has made an effort of uniting the nation on basis of language by making Hindi the official communicating language.Jun 20, 2014
As many as 370,000 people are affected and nearly four individuals missing by the heavy rains in China’s Hunan Province as per authorities. There is a heavy destruction In Hunan by the rains where nearly 75 villages and towns in almost seven cities of the country are damaged badly. The famous tourist place has been damaged in that incident. Several highways and railways are blocked in these heavy rains which also damaged electricity and basic facilities. This devastating incident made 9,330 residents to relocate cause of the destruction of many houses. There are 216 houses which are collapsed according to province’s flood prevention and drought control head quarters.Jun 20, 2014
New Delhi, June 20 (ANI): Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Friday said that said fuel supplies will not be impacted by the conflict in Iraq. He added that Crude supplies to India come from the Basra oilfields, situated well away from the conflict zone in the north-eastern part of Iraq.Jun 20, 2014