Singapore Foreign Minister meets Indian counterpart in New Delhi

New Delhi, July 01 (ANI): Singapore's Foreign Minister K. Shanmugam, who is on a five-day visit to India to strengthen bilateral cooperation, met his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi on Tuesday. The minister is also expected to call on Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to chalk out ways to reaffirm mutual cooperation between the two Asian countries. He will hold diplomatic talks with India's Defence and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley as well. Jul 1, 2014

Israel calls for Abbas to break pact with Hamas

Israel vowed Tuesday to hunt down the Hamas militants it holds responsible for kidnapping and killing three teenagers, but was likely to carefully weigh its response to avoid triggering a regional flareup. Duration: 01:54 Jul 1, 2014

Gadkari denies commercial interest in e-rickshaw manufacturing sector, politicos react

New Delhi, July 1 (ANI): Union Minister for Roads and Highways Nitin Gadkari has denied reports of him having any commercial interest in the e-rickshaw manufacturing sector. Gadkari's office claimed that the minister has no links with the Purti Group Technologies which manufactured e-rickshaw. It was reported in media that Gadkari has links with the company which manufactures e-rickshaw in the country after the minister decided to lift the ban from e-rickshaw. Jul 1, 2014

US allowed NSA to spy on BJP, claims Snowden in leaked documents

New Delhi, July 1 (ANI): A classified document by former NSA contractor-turned whistleblower Edward Snowden has revealed that US spy agency, National Security Agency (NSA), had been sanctioned to spy on most countries and some international bodies and political parties. According to the report, Bharatiya Janata Party was included in a top-secret list of six non- U S political parties worldwide that the U.S. National Security Agency received official permission to covertly spy upon. Jul 1, 2014

Israel vows to make Hamas pay for murder of Israeli teens

An helicopter of Israeli security forces is flying over the village of Halhul, near the West Bank town of Hebron, carrying the bodies of the three Israeli teenagers who disappeared while hitchhiking are found. Duration: 00:45 Jul 1, 2014

Chinese leadership keen to establish personal-level ties with PM Modi: Ansari

Beijing, July 1 (ANI): Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari while on his way back from Beijing to India told mediapersons about Xi's intention to visit India later this year. Ansari, arrived in China on Thursday, at the invitation of his Chinese counterpart Li for celebrations to mark the 60th anniversary of a diplomatic treaty between the two countries and Myanmar. Calling their discussions in Beijing 'friendly' and 'frank', the Indian Vice President said that China is on the list of top priorities of Narendra Modi-led central government. Jul 1, 2014

DU announces first cut-off list, 100 per cent required for 3 colleges

New Delhi, July 1 (ANI): The first cut-off list of Delhi University for its undergraduate courses released on Tuesday. This is for the third time when the cut-off has touched the 100 per cent mark for admission in three colleges to their B.Sc (Computer Science) course. After much delay due to the row over the controversial four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP), admissions to academic session 2014-15 will begin on Wednesday much to the relief of over 2.7 lakh students who applied this year. Acharya Narendra Dev, ARSD and Shyama Prasad Mukherjee College have posed a stiff competition with its 100 per cent cut-off for the computer science programme for non-science aspirants. Jul 1, 2014

Supreme Court grants bail to Tarun Tejpal

New Delhi, July 01 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted bail to former Tehelka magazine editor Tarun Tejpal who has been charge-sheeted in a case of sexual assault. Earlier his bail plea was heard on June 27 but the interim bail was extended till July 1 which now has been granted. Jul 1, 2014