Kenyan coastal town residents stunned by Shebab assault

At least 49 people have been killed after militants from Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab stormed into a Kenyan coastal town, attacking a police station, hotels and homes and singling out non-Muslims for execution. Duration: 00:52 Jun 17, 2014

Former CBI Director supports demand for resignation of Governors

New Delhi, June 17 (ANI): Former CBI Director Joginder Singh on Tuesday supported the new government’s decision of demanding resignation from Governors holding office during previous government’s tenure. Singh said that this tradition was initiated by the UPA government when they came to power and they are sowing what they reaped. Jun 17, 2014

Militants activities are increasing in Gilgit Baltistan

Gilgit Baltistan, June 17: Gilgit Baltistan is striving to regain its lost sheen. With the mushrooming of terror camps, Pakistan's policy of divisiveness has left the region struggling against Talibanisation. Jun 17, 2014

Yashwant Sinha may lead BJP's campaign in Jharkhand polls: LK Advani

Hazaribagh, June 17 (ANI): Veteran BJP leader LK Advani on Tuesday met BJP leader Yashwant Sinha who has been in judicial custody for the past 2 weeks. Sinha was arrested for ordering BJP workers to tie up an Electricity Board official in Hazaribagh. Advani endorsed the leader after visiting him in jail and added that he might lead the BJP's campaign in Jharkhand during the assembly polls. Jun 17, 2014

BSE closes points 330.71 up on June 17

New Delhi, June 17 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 330.71 points up to stand at 25,521.19. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 98.15 points up to stand at 7,631.70. JPINFRATEC and IRB Infra were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 12.82% and 7.82% along with Hindustan Copper and Berger Paints with an increase of 5.65% and 5.55% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include Suzlon Energy and Sun TV Network with a decrease of 4.99% and 2.21% along with Godrej Consumer Products Ltd. and Bhushan Steel with a decrease of 2.14% and 1.94% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 95.20 points at 15,127.03 while the banking sector is down 392.23 points at 17,612.82 and the realty sector is up 18.49 points at 2,047.24. The Indian currency is up 0.10% at Rs 60.10 per dollar. Jun 17, 2014

Activists in red corridor of Odisha use puppetry as tool to make contact at grass root level

Malkangiri, June 17 (ANI): Activists used puppetry as a medium to spread awareness about the use of technology for development in red corridor of Odisha. Volunteers of a nongovernmental organization (NGO) CGnet Swara held puppet shows on the streets of Malkangiri district in a bid to make the tribals aware about the correct use of technology at times of trouble. Puppet shows were conducted to educate the locals about usage of mobile phones as a medium to get connected with people across the country. Tribals were being taught how to record their messages in the mobile phones related to the various problems they face on a day to day basis. The messages are then sent to workers of the NGO who then verify it and make reports available for journalists and policy makers in order work out a solution. Jun 17, 2014

RBI Governor speaks on inflation and Iraq Crisis

New Delhi, June 17 (ANI): Governor of Reserve Bank of India Raghuram Rajan on Tuesday spoke over inflation and crisis in Iraq. Rajan said that the RBI will focus on taming inflation which has become the problem of common man. Talking about Iraq crisis Rajan said that the issue of oil resources is being watched as it is related to economy. Jun 17, 2014