M Karunanidhi celebrates his 91st birthday with DMK leaders

Chennai, June 03 (ANI): Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam Chief M Karunanidhi celebrated his 91st birthday on Tuesday in Chennai city of Tamil Nadu. Cadres of the regional party held a grand bash at his residence, where thousands of supporters gathered to be a part of his birthday celebrations, by decorating it with his posters. DMK General Secretary Anbazhagan along with party cadres honoured the party chief with a shawl. Indian actress Khushboo was ecstatic on the occasion and wished a long life for the party chief. The party chief, however, had not been greeted by his elder son and expelled member of the party, MK Alagiri, so far. Jun 3, 2014

Cross border travel flourishes between India and Pak to foster relations

Poonch, June 03 (ANI): Cross-border travel flourished between India and Pakistan after officials of both the nations met after 14 months at the line of control in Jammu and Kashmir. Officials said the number of crossings from Kashmir’s Chakan-da-Bagh transit route had increased and also attributed the rise to meeting of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif with his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi. Custodian Cross-Line of Control, Trade and Travel, Chakan-Da-Bagh, Poonch district, Mohammed Bashir, welcomed the step and said meeting of diplomats from both nations enhanced both trade and travel. Nostalgia ruled hearts of passengers who were excited to travel to Pakistan to meet their long separated relatives. Jun 3, 2014

Politicos pay tribute to Gopinath Munde

New Delhi, June 03 (ANI): Political leaders from various political parties paid tribute to late BJP leader Gopinath Munde on Tuesday. Among those who paid tribute to Munde were Rajnath Singh, Murli Manohar Joshi, Vijay Goel, Harish Rawat, Hamid Ansari, Rahul Gandhi, LK Advani, Vasundhra Raje, Arun Jaitley, Ram Vilas Paswan and his son Chirag Paswan. Munde tragically passed away on Tuesday morning after meeting with an accident in Delhi's Prithviraj-Tughlak Road at around 6:30 am. Munde was rushed to the Safdarjung Hospital and was later shifted to the AIIMS trauma centre where he was declared dead. Jun 3, 2014

SC dismisses Campa Cola Society residents' plea against eviction

New Delhi, June 03 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed any plea of residents of Campa Cola Housing Society against the earlier order asking them to vacate their premises by May 31. A bench comprising justices JS Khehar and C Nagappan said that they are of the view that the present petition is misconceived and hence, is dismissed. The bench also rejected the submission that at least the illegal flats be not demolished till the time Supreme Court decides the curative petition of residents association in the case. The Campa Cola Residents Association had filed a new petition to stop the demolition on the grounds that BMC be allowed to regularize the 35 illegal floors across seven buildings in the Worli society. Jun 3, 2014

SC extends Tarun Tejpal's interim bail till June 27

New Delhi, June 3 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Tuesday extended till June 27 the interim bail of Tehelka founder editor Tarun Tejpal in a sexual assault case lodged by a former employee of the group. A bench comprising justices J S Khehar and C Nagappan extended the interim bail. The apex court had on May 19 granted him interim bail for three weeks to enable him to attend the cremation of his mother, who had died on May 18, and subsequent rituals. Former External Affairs Minister and senior advocate Salman Khurshid, appearing for Tejpal, said that certain subsequent rituals after the death of his mother are yet to be performed and the interim bail be extended by at least three more weeks. Jun 3, 2014

Gopinath Munde died of cervical spine fracture and multiple tears in liver: Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi, June 03 (ANI): Based on post-mortem report of Late Gopinath Munde, Health Minister Harshvardhan said Munde had died because of cervical spine fracture and injuries in liver on Tuesday following a car accident. He said that the fracture of his cervical spine C1 and C2 cut off blood supply to his brain stem, which led to failures of his respiratory and cardiac centres. Vardhan added that there were also two to three tears in his liver, which led to collection of one-and-a-half to two litres of blood in his abdomen. Jun 3, 2014

Late Gopinath Munde gets guard of honour at Delhi airport

New Delhi, June 3 (ANI): Late Gopinath Munde on Tuesday got the guard of honour as his mortal remains were transported from Delhi to Mumbai. Munde tragically passed away on Tuesday morning after meeting with an accident in Delhi's Prithviraj-Tughlak Road at around 6:30 am. Munde was rushed to the Safdarjung Hospital and was later shifted to the AIIMS trauma centre where he was declared dead. Jun 3, 2014

B-Town Celebs at special screening of 'Chef'

Mumbai, June 03 (ANI): Many B-Town celebs were spotted attending the special screening of upcoming American Comedy 'Chef' in the showbiz capital Mumbai. Spotted at the screening was renowned Indian Chef Vikas Khanna who spoke about the story line. Also spotted were Bollywood beauties Richa Chaddha and Adi Rao Hydari who came in to chill and have a great time. Directed by Jon Favreau, the film stars Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson in the lead roles and will hit Indian screens on 13th June. Jun 3, 2014

BJP demands CBI probe into Gopinath Munde's death

Mumbai, June 3 (ANI): The shocking death of Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde has raised suspicion among Maharashtra BJP leaders, who have demanded a CBI probe into the incident. Maharashtra BJP spokesperson Avadhut Wagh said that Munde's car accident can be a big conspiracy. Jun 3, 2014

Gopinath Munde's body placed at BJP headquarters for last respect

New Delhi, June 3 (ANI): Gopinath Munde's mortal remains have been placed at BJP headquarters where party leaders are paying their last respect. Nitin Gadkari received Munde's family at the IGI airport in Delhi. Senior leaders have already reached the headquarters to pay their tributes to Munde. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to pay his tribute to Munde this afternoon. Munde's body will be airlifted to Mumbai and taken to his Worli residence, later today. The last rites of the late Rural Development Minister will be performed on Wednesday. Munde tragically passed away on Tuesday morning after meeting with an accident in Delhi's Prithviraj-Tughlak Road at around 6:30 am. Munde was rushed to the Safdarjung Hospital and was later shifted to the AIIMS trauma centre where he was declared dead. Jun 3, 2014

PM Narendra Modi pays tribute to Gopinath Munde

New Delhi, June 03 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday visited BJP headquarters in Delhi to pay tribute to Late Gopinath Munde after his demise following a road accident. Modi also interacted with Munde's family members and consoled them at the time of grief. Munde's mortal remains was brought to BJP headquarters, where party leaders paid their respect to the late minister. Jun 3, 2014

Singapore Navy Chief receives tri-service Guard of Honour in New Delhi

New Delhi, June 03 (ANI): Singapore Navy Chief, Rear-Admiral, Ng Chee Peng, who is on a visit to India, received a tri-service Guard of Honour at presidential palace in New Delhi on Tuesday. Rear-Admiral is on a visit which is a part of Singapore Indian Maritime Bilateral Exercise (SIMBEX) between the two countries. Indian navy chief, Admiral Robin K Dhowan, said Ng Chee Peng's visit to India will strengthen the ties between the two maritime nations. SIMBAX is in its 21st edition and is held every year since its induction in 1994 starting off with anti-submarine warfare. Ng Chee Peng hoped for scope of SIMBAX between the two nations to reach a higher plane. Jun 3, 2014

Tributes and condolences pour in for Gopinath Munde

New Delhi/ Kolkata, June 03 (ANI): Following death of Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde on Tuesday, tribute and condolences poured in. LJP Chief Ram Vilas Paswan and Social Activist Swami Agnivesh paid tribute and said that the incident is hard to believe. NCP Chief Sharad Pawar said that the nation has lost a public servant who was a grassroot leader. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that it is hard to believe on loss of a hard working leader like Munde. Meanwhile, BJD leader Jay Panda and CPI (M) leader Mohd Salim said that the demise was shocking and demands a clearer look at the road safety measures. Jun 3, 2014

Goinath Munde's demise big loss for Maharashtra society andfarmers: Shiv Sena

Mumbai, June 03 (ANI): Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Tuesday grieved on demise of Union Rurla Development Minister Gopinath Munde and said that his demise is a big loss for the Maharashtra society and farmers. He said that Munde had played a major role in strengthening Shiv Sena and BJP's alliance in Maharashtra and that the party had strong faith that party will win Assembly elections under his leadership. Jun 3, 2014

BJP leaders condole Munde's death

New Delhi, June 03 (ANI): The news of senior BJP leader and Union Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde's death in an accident on early Tuesday shocked the party leaders. BJP leaders expressed their grief over Munde's demise and offered condolences to his family. Munde died in a road accident in Delhi's Moti Bagh area. 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. Jun 3, 2014