monsoon-to-hit-central-and-northwest-india-from-july-15-imd Play

Monsoon to hit central and northwest India from July 15: IMD

New Delhi, July 11 (ANI): IMD Director BP Yadav on Friday said that monsoon will most probably hit the central and northwest India including Delhi NCR from July 15. He said that pressure in Bay of Bengal has affected monsoon and that there will be humidity till 14th July. He also said that the present weather is like heat wave due to absence of cloud. Jul 11, 2014
tributes-pour-in-for-actress-zohra-sehgal Play

Tributes pour in for actress Zohra Sehgal

New Delhi, July 11 (ANI): Tributes have poured in for legendary actress- dancer Zohra Sehgal who died at the age of 102 years. Political leaders expressed their sadness at Sehgal's passing away. They also paid tribute to her vivacious personality and her never-say-die attitude. A Padma Vibhushan awardee, Sehgal had been ill for several days and suffered a heart attack at Max hospital in New Delhi on Thursday. In a career spanning more than seven decades, Sehgal entertained millions of people through her performances in films and on stage. Jul 11, 2014
ap-reorganization-bill-passed-in-ls Play

AP Reorganization Bill passed in LS

New Delhi, July 11 (ANI): The Lok Sabha on Friday passed the Andhra Pradesh Reorganization (Amendment) Bill 2014 amid protests from members of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and others. Home Minister Rajnath Singh introduced the Bill with its component on the Polavaram project amidst uproar. Despite protests by opposition members, the bill was adopted and passed. Reacting over this, Congress leader Veerappa Moily said that a very bad example was set by the way the Bill was passed in the House. Speaker should not have shown so much haste. Jul 11, 2014
following-2-days-of-incessant-rain-mumbai-stands-waterlogged Play

Following 2 days of incessant rain, Mumbai stands waterlogged

Mumbai, July 11 (ANI): The incessant heavy rainfall along with high tide threw normal life in Mumbai out of gear on Friday as several parts of the city and suburbs remained flooded. Following the incessant rain, chronic flooding spots like Hindmata, Mahim junction, Kurla west and Chembur have been waterlogged in Mumbai. The BMC disaster management however has maintained that the situation is under control. It has been raining incessantly since the last two days in Mumbai and the catchment area of the lakes has hit a 5-year low with the BMC is planing to increase the water cut to 30 per cent. Jul 11, 2014
congress-says-the-way-of-appointing-nripendra-mishra-is-objectionable Play

Congress says the way of appointing Nripendra Mishra is objectionable

New Delhi, July 11 (ANI): Congress leader Shashi Tharoor and Veerappa Moily on Friday reacted to the TRAI Amendment Bill which is to be tabled in Lok Sabha. Tharoor said that the party is not against the appointment of Nripendra Mishra as the Principal Secretary of the PM, but they are against the way in which the appointment is going to happen. Meanwhile, Veerappa Moily said that the appointment of Nripendra Mishra is not taking place in the right manner. The bill has been tabled in the Lok Sabha. Jul 11, 2014
reactions-come-in-as-bjp-issues-whip-to-its-mps-to-support-trai-bill-in-ls Play

Reactions come in as BJP issues whip to its MPs to support TRAI Bill in LS

New Delhi, July 11 (ANI): The TRAI Amendment Act to be presented in Lok Sabha has invited political reactions. After reports of Congress opposing the bill in Parliament, BJP had issued a whip to all its MPs to be present when the government will present the bill. Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the bill is being presented on the basis of merit and hoped that it would be passed in both houses. BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy said that it was an amendment which needed to be modified every six months and added that the government needed to change laws. Meanwhile CPI leader D Raja said that an ordinance needs to be replaced by the legislation. The bill has been tabled in the Lok Sabha. Jul 11, 2014
indian-workers-stranded-in-violence-hit-iraq-arrive-home Play

Indian workers stranded in violence-hit Iraq arrive home

New Delhi, July 11 (ANI): Indian workers caught up in fighting in Iraq arrived home on Friday and were greeted at the airport in New Delhi, as many others are still being held captive by the suspected militants. About 10,000 Indians work in Iraq, mostly in areas unaffected by the fighting, but scores of them have returned to India since ISIL began its offensive. Recalling his ordeal, a worker Prashant Mahto said with the efforts of Indian government they were been able to make it back to their homes. Expressing gratitude towards Indian embassy and government, another worker, who was stranded in Iraq, Ela reddy said the situation is tense in the strife-torn country. Jul 11, 2014
nagaland-governor-vakkom-purushothaman-resigns-over-arbitrary-transfer Play

Nagaland Governor Vakkom Purushothaman resigns over arbitrary transfer

Trivandrum, July 11 (ANI): Nagaland Governor Vakkom Purushothaman resigned from post on Friday after he was transferred from Mizoram on Sunday. Purushothaman has claimed that he was not consulted regarding his transfer as the Governor of Mizoram to Nagaland. Purushothaman has sent across the resignation letter to the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Purushothaman had come down heavily on the NDA government for nudging Governors appointed by the UPA government to resign so as to make way for their appointees. Jul 11, 2014
health-minister-takes-part-in-walkathon-on-world-population-day Play

Health Minister takes part in Walkathon on World Population Day

New Delhi, July 11 (ANI): Health Minister Dr Hrash Vardhan along with Bollywood Actor and Social Activist Shabana Azmi participated in a Walkathon organized in New Delhi on World Population Day. On the occasion Harsh Vardhan congratulated the entire nation's citizens and very especially the youth. He also sent a message to all family heads to keep their families small so that proper attention can be given to every child in terms of health and education. Jul 11, 2014
zohra-sehgals-mortal-remains-burnt-at-lodhi-road-crematorium Play

Zohra Sehgals mortal remains burnt at Lodhi Road crematorium

New Delhi, July 11 (ANI): The mortal remains of Bollywood legendary actress Zohra Sehgal was given fire on Friday at the Lodhi Road crematorium in the presence of family and friends. Sehgal was brought to the crematorium in a hospital ambulance at 11:00 AM following her death at the Max Hospital due to cardiac arrest. Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the passing away of veteran actress. He tweeted, "Prolific and full of life, Zohra Sehgal made a mark through her acting, which is admired across generations. Saddened on her demise.” The last remains of the legendary actress were carried till her pyre by grand daughters Sujata, in the presence of daughter Kiran and great granddaughter Madhyama. Jul 11, 2014
pak-rejects-kashmir-to-be-a-part-of-india-politicos-react Play

Pak rejects Kashmir to be a part of India, Politicos react

New Delhi, July 11 (ANI): Political leaders on Friday reacted over Pakistan Foreign Minister’s remark saying that Pak does not accept Kashmir as a part of India. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that Pakistan’s statements do not matter because it is a part of India. BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi also stated that Pakistan’s statements need not to be taken seriously. NCP leader Tariq Anwar also supported the remark saying that Pakistan’s statement should not bother us in any way. CPI leader Atul Anjan said that those who say Kashmir is not a part of India are unaware of history. SP leader Naresh Agarwal said that Pakistan’s such remarks should not trouble Indian government much. Jul 11, 2014
defence-analyst-reacts-on-pak-statement-over-kashmir Play

Defence Analyst reacts on Pak statement over Kashmir

New Delhi, July 11 (ANI): Defence Analyst Uday Bhaskar on Friday reacted over Pakistan’s statement rejecting Kashmir to be a part of India. Bhaskar said that Pakistan keeps issuing such statements which hold no meaning because Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India. Jul 11, 2014
legendary-actress-zohra-sehgal-dies-at-102 Play

Legendary actress Zohra Sehgal dies at 102

New Delhi, July 11 (ANI): Legendary actress Zohra Sehgal, who essayed character roles with aplomb in a career spanning both theatre and cinema, died on Thursday at the age of 102. A Padma Vibhushan awardee, Sehgal breathed her last at Max hospital in Delhi around 4:30pm. Sehgal, unwell for last three-four days, died of cardiac arrest. The veteran actress would be cremated today at 11am at the Lodhi Road crematorium. The news came to light by historian Irfan Habib who tweeted, "Just confirmed that Zohra Aapa is no more..." Sehgal started her career as a dancer with Uday Shankar in 1935. She had appeared in many Bollywood films as a character actor as well as in English language films besides television series and plays. Jul 11, 2014