World Cup: Police use tear gas at protest outside Maracana

Police in Brazil fired tear gas Saturday to disperse around 350 protesters marched just outside Rio de Janeiro_s Maracana Stadium, where Colombia and Uruguay were playing a World Cup knock-out-stage match. Duration: 00:59 Jun 29, 2014

Chennai building collapse: 28 rescued so far, Vaiko visits site

Chennai, June 29 (ANI): According to latest updates in the Chennai under copnmstruction building collapse, authorities said that nine people have died, while 28 labourers are rescued after being trapped in the wreckage. Sridharan, additional principal secretary, state relief commissionor said that yet there was no clear detail about number of people trapped inside. The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Jayaram Jayalalithaa, had said in a statement that she was deeply saddened by the news of the collapse and has ordered the police to monitor operations at the scene. Meanwhile, MDMK Chief Vaiko visited the site and said that this is a terrible strategy and probe must be conducted on whether the guidleines were followed or not. Jun 29, 2014

Saina Nehwal wins Australian Open Super Series finals, gets wishes from father

Hyderabad, June 29 (ANI): After Indian badminton ace Saina Nehwal bagged the USD 750,000 Australian Open Super Series women's single title as she defeated Carolina Marin in a straight-game victory, her father back in India wished her luck for future. Harvir Singh Nehwal said that the badminton ace was waiting for this for the past 20 months and hoped that she maintains her form for upcoming tournaments. He also said that Nehwal has been out for days now and her family will welcome her back with her favourite dishes. Jun 29, 2014

Delhi University to begin fresh admissions from July 1

New Delhi, June 29 (ANI): Fresh admissions to Delhi University (DU) for the 2014-15 academic session under the three-year course will commence from July 1, a week behind schedule following the row over the controversial four-year undergraduate programme. Also, many students protested outside HRD Minister Smriti Irani against the decision of DU to discontinue its B.Tech and BMS courses and denying any fresh admissions to them. Jun 29, 2014

Sushma Swaraj discusses Iraq situation with gulf envoys

New Delhi, June 29 (ANI): India's foreign minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday held a meeting with envoys posted in gulf countries to discuss the Iraq crisis. The envoys were from Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Saudi Arabia and other Middle East countries. Jun 29, 2014

Distraught family of stranded Indians in Iraq to meet Sushma Swaraj

Amritsar, June 29 (ANI): Distraught family members of Indian nationals stranded strife-torn in Iraq on Sunday left for New Delhi to meet Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj, as there is very little information about their dear ones. About 100 Indian workers are trapped in areas overrun by ISIL. Jun 29, 2014

Congress has complete faith in Rahul Gandhi: Rashid Alvi

New Delhi, June 29 (ANI): Congress leader Rashid Alvi on Sunday said that the party has complete faith in Vice-President Rahul Gandhi and that they trust his leadership. Yesterday, Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh had reportedly indicted Gandhi 's governing abilities, and said that the Gandhi scion does not have a temperament suited to the ruling benches. Jun 29, 2014

Politicos react over Chinese map issue

New Delhi, June 29 (ANI): Political leaders on Sunday reacted over the map issue of China including Arunachal Pradesh area. Congress leader Rashid Alvi stated that China government should cooperate in eliminating the problem. BJP leader Siddharth Nath Singh said that maps do not define the relations between 2 nations and one should do every effort to strengthen friendly relations. BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that the government will not let any other country occupy our land. Jun 29, 2014

Narendra Modi to witness launch of ISRO's PSLV-C23

New Delhi, June 29 (ANI): The 24-hour countdown for PSLV-C23 Mission has begun at Satish Dhawan Space Centre at Sriharikota on Sunday. The mission began at 8:52 am on Saturday with a delay of 3 minutes from the proposed time due to the high chances of space debris getting in the way of the launch vehicle. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will witness the launch of PSLV-C23 rocket on June 30, as it will carry five foreign satellites into the space. Meanwhile, security in Sriharikota and Chennai is heightened ahead of PM's visit. Jun 29, 2014

Cara Delevingne 'doesn't pretend to be something she isn't'

New Delhi, June 29 (ANI): Cara Delevingne has said that she doesn't want to pretend something she isn't. The 21-year-old model, who made headlines earlier this year for her relationship with Michelle Rodriguez and her sexuality, said that she thinks people shouldn't be scared of that, Us Magazine reported. She said that she is young, having fun and doesn't really care on that matter. Delevingne added that people can say what they want, but she is having a good time, and that she knows what people are doing who are her age and she just thinks it would be a lie to pretend that she isn't having a good time. Jun 29, 2014

Ek Villain collects Rs.16.72 crore on its opening Day

New Delhi, June 29 (ANI): Ek Villain gets a super start at the box office on Friday fetching a total of Rs.16.72 crore on Day 1. The Shraddha Kapoor-Sidharth Malhotra starrer has become the second highest opener of 2014, first being Jai Ho. According to trade analyst Taran Adarsh, 'Ek Villain' opening was highest in terms of screen average. #EkVillain Fri 16.72 cr nett (2539 screens). India biz. Second highest opener of 2014. In terms of screen average, its HIGHEST. AWESOME! Despite it's mixed reviews, Ek Villain has been widely picked up by cinegoers on the weekend. Most of the mediaplexes were house full. Ek Villain is a thrilling story of a gangster-turned-good (Siddharth Malhotra) with love and a psycho killer who lives in the guise of an middle-class 'good' man. When the two confront each other, you know what happens. In between, however, Ek Villain offers blood-chilling murders and nail-biting suspense, and that's what makes it worth a watch. Jun 29, 2014

UGC permits 4 year B Tech course for students enrolled in 2013

New Delhi, June 29 (ANI): In what can be called as a breather for the B Tech students enrolled in courses last year, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has permitted the Delhi University to continue with the course that the students enrolled for in 2013. Several B Tech and BMS students protested outside the residence of Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani on Sunday. Earlier, DU had scrapped its four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP), and reverted to the previous 3-year structure under pressure for the UGC. Earlier, the DU had decided to discontinue its B Tech and Bachelor in Management Studies (BMS) courses and to not hold any fresh admissions to them. Jun 29, 2014

Asian Muslims start Ramadan, World Cup fever undiminished

Muslims in much of Asia begin celebrating the holy month of Ramadan but in Indonesia even threats by hardliners to raid 'sinful' bars could not stop football fans heading to nightspots to watch the World Cup. Duration: 00:58 Jun 29, 2014

Hong Kong braces for massive rally after democracy poll

Hong Kong residents vote on the last day of an unofficial referendum on electoral reform that has angered Beijing, days before an expected major protest seeking greater democracy for the southern Chinese city. Duration: 00:55 Jun 29, 2014

India proud developer of world's second largest telescope

Hyderabad, June 29 (ANI): World's second largest high-altitude telescope for detecting gamma ray emissions is ready to be transported from Hyderabad to Ladakh, where it will become operational by early 2016. Weighing 180 tonnes and mounted on six wheels, the Major Atmospheric Cherenkov Experiment (MACE) telescope has been developed and manufactured for the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) in Mumbai by the Electronics Corporation of India Limited (ECIL) in Hyderabad. Addressing the audience at the flagging off event, Secretary of Department of Atomic Energy and Chairman of Atomic Commission, R K Sinha, said it gave great pride for India to own this telescope. Jun 29, 2014