Timeline: Railway Mishaps in Bihar

12 coaches of Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express derailed from its tracks early Wednesday, leaving at least four passengers dead and many injured. However, this is not the first case of railway accidents in Bihar. Jun 25, 2014

India takes up release of 64 fishermen with Sri Lankan ambassador

New Delhi/Rameswaram, June 25 (ANI): India has raised the case of release of 64 jailed fishermen with Sri Lankan ambassador as they get consular access to them, said MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to secure the release of the fishermen and with the increasing pressure from the leader, the matter was taken up through diplomatic channels. Jun 25, 2014

Former railway minister blames negligence for train derailment in Bihar

New Delhi/Chapra, June 25 (ANI): Former railway minister Mallikarjun Kharge accused the rail authorities and the central government of negligence in Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express derailment mishap in Bihar. Kharge, demanded strict action against officials for carelessness. Around 2.15 am, 12 coaches of Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express train derailed at Golden Gunj area near Chapra city of Bihar on Wednesday, which killed four and injured eight others. Jun 25, 2014

Security forces gear up to ensure safe pilgrimage for devotees in Kashmir's Amarnath

Rajouri, June 25 (ANI): Security arrangements were beefed up for the annual Hindu pilgrimage of Amarnath Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir to ensure the safety of devotees. Thousands of pilgrims undertake this journey to the shrine cave to worship an ice stalagmite called Shivlinga, believed to be the symbol of Lord Shiva. Director General of Police, Jammu and Kashmir, K. Rajendra Kumar, said they have made elaborate security arrangements to ensure safety of the pilgrims. Meanwhile, Kumar said the forces are equipped to tackle any sort of infiltration bid too. Jun 25, 2014

Preity Zinta records statement regarding molestation case

Mumbai, June 25 (ANI): Bollywood actress, Preity Zinta, recorded a statement with the Mumbai police against ex-boyfriend and industrialist, Ness Wadia, after she returned from the United States on Sunday. Zinta had filed a case against Wadia on June 13, alleging him of molesting and abusing her at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium during a recent Indian Premier League (IPL) match. The actress left for the U.S. soon after filing the complaint against Wadia. Mumbai police called her to return to record an official statement. Jun 25, 2014

Gross negligence behind Dibrugarh Rajdhani derailment: Lalu Prasad Yadav

New Delhi, June 25 (ANI): RJD chief and former railway minister Lalu Prasad Yadav on Wednesday condemned the Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express derailment in Chapra district of Bihar. Lalu questioned why there was no checking of the railway track before the Rajdhani Express passed through it, especially at a time when a strike was called by the Maoists in the area. Jun 25, 2014

Brides for sale: Vietnamese women trafficked to China

Women and girls from the patchwork of ethnic minority groups that inhabit northern Vietnam are being trafficked across the border and forced to marry Chinese men against their will. Duration: 02:19 Jun 25, 2014

Legislating love: Myanmar mulls religious marriage curbs

Proposals by radical Buddhist monks to criminalise inter-faith marriage in Myanmar face strong opposition from women's rights groups in a tussle over the nation's religious identity that has sparked international alarm. Duration: 02:41 Jun 25, 2014

BJP's move to raise foreign investment in defence threat to India's security: Congress

Raipur, June 25 (ANI): Congress leader Ajit Jogi, has objected to the ruling BJP government's decision to allow 100 percent foreign direct investment (FDI) in defence sector, saying it poses threat to national security. Last month NDA government proposed to raise foreign direct investment in defence sector from 26 percent to 100 percent with an aim to provide a boost to manufacturing activities. Jogi was speaking at news conference in Raipur city of Chhattisgarh. Jogi also said the information about the technology being used in arms and ammunition that will be supplied to the nation after FDI can be leaked to other foreign nations. Jun 25, 2014

Gadkari orders performance audit of border road organization

New Delhi, June 25 (ANI): India's Transport Minister, Nitin Gadkari, has ordered performance audit of the Border Road Organization accusing it of working with a lackadaisical attitude and performing way below the benchmark. The minister addressed media persons in New Delhi and said he was dissatisfied by work of the Border Road Organization which is entrusted with the maintenance of roads that serve the border areas of India. Gadkari also said that various stalled road projects would soon be resumed as he and his team were trying to resolve the problems ensuring instant solutions. Jun 25, 2014

Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express derails in Bihar, four killed

Chapra, June 25 (ANI): Nine coaches of the Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express derailed near Chapra in Bihar, killing four and injuring eight others on Wednesday. Maoist role speculated. The accident occurred barely hours after Maoists had announced a strike in Bihar which raised speculations of an alleged Maoist role in the accident. However, General Manager, Eastern Railway, Mathuresh Kumar did not assert a Maoist sabotage. Deputy Superintendent of Police, Sushil Kumar said that the number of casualties is four. Senior railway officials and local administration reached the accident site immediately. Eight passengers were injured however the number could increase further. Jun 25, 2014