Navy Chief lays emphasis on teamwork to strengthen the force

Kochi, June 12 (ANI): Navy Chief, Admiral Robin K. Dhowan, stressed on the importance of teamwork and coordination with an aim to strengthen the force during the investiture ceremony. Dhowan was in Kochi city of Kerala to present gallantry and distinguished service awards to Navy personnel at an investiture ceremony at the Naval Base on Thursday. He also awarded unit citations for best performing shore establishments and operational units -ships, submarines and air squadrons. Jun 12, 2014

Road projects along China border to get fast-track approval from Environment Ministry

New Delhi, June 12 (ANI): Union Minister of State for Environment, Forests and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar on Thursday said that a policy framework is being prepared by his Ministry through which norms would be eased for border roads along China and defence projects. Earlier, the Minister had a meeting with the Defence Secretary and other senior officials from the Environment Ministry. Jun 12, 2014

India joins in the soccer fever as FIFA world cup kicks off in Brazil

Odisha/ New Delhi/ Punjab/ Moradabad, June 12 (ANI): India joined in the excitement with massive sand sculptures, World Cup cakes and colourful kites wishing good luck to teams competing in FIFA World Cup that kicked off in Brazil on Thursday. India's renowned sand artist, Sudarsan Pattnaik, created three different sand sculptures on FIFA World Cup with a good luck message on the sands of Puri beach in eastern Odisha province. In Amritsar, a kite maker Jagmohan Kanojia is drawing fans to his small shop with innovative designs of kites modelled on the countries participating in the current World Cup. Also, in a bid to give best wishes to the participating nations, Indian artist, Harvinder Singh Gill, made a miniature of a football stadium. Jun 12, 2014

Campa Cola compound: Deadline ends, residents stern on not handing over flat keys

Mumbai, June 12 (ANI): As the deadline for eviction of Campa cola Housing Society ends on Thursday at 5:00 pm, residents remained stern on not handing over the flat keys. The residents said that this is pure politics being played on them and that the authorities are doing it for money. They also blamed the Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan for his inaction in doing anything for the society. The authorities and the residents have failed to resolve the issue, even Chavan had on Monday said that the government was open to any solution within the ambit of law. Jun 12, 2014

Rain and hailstorm lashes Delhi and Noida, Mumbai faces high tides

New Delhi/ Mumbai, June 12 (ANI): Residents of Delhi and Noida finally got relief from the blistering heat on Thursday as strong winds and heavy rain lashed the city. Some parts in Noida witnessed a hailstorm as well. The showers brought much needed relief from the heat wave aggravated by power cuts in the national capital. The mercury reached a 62-year-high of 47.8 degrees Celsius June 8 in certain parts of the national capital. Meanwhile, Mumbai also witnessed high tides with just a few days left for the monsoon to hit the western metropolis. The high tides also led to water-logging in low lying areas of Mumbai on Thursday. Jun 12, 2014

Campa Cola Society case: BJP leader asks Maharashtra Govt. for parity of law

New Delhi, June 12 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shaina NC on Thursday called for a parity of law on the part of the Maharashtra Government, and said if it is going to demolish the Campa Cola Society, then it should also demolish other illegal buildings in the city as well. She also said that the government should be more considerate, given that the residents of the Campa Cola Society are willing to pay the penalty and are ready to give some part of their land. Jun 12, 2014

BSE closes points 27.98 down on June 12

New Delhi, June 12 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 27.98 points down to stand at 25,576.21. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 23.05 points up to stand at 7,649.90. Crisil and Biocon were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 8.60% and 6.76% along with Godrej Industries and Muthoot Finance with an increase of 6.37% and 4.95% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include Suzlon Energy and JP Infratec with a decrease of 4.98% and 4.80% along with Bharti Airtel and HDIL with a decrease of 3.92% and 3.73% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 92.14 points at 15,459.10 while the banking sector is up 26.43 points at 17,718.78 and the realty sector is up 11.97 points at 2,109.02. The Indian currency is down 0.08% at Rs 59.32 per dollar. Jun 12, 2014

Badalta Manzar (June 12, 2014): An independent news report on Jammu and Kashmir

In order to boost and make smooth the technical education in the rural areas the central ministry has started many solar projects in different ITI’s. One such solar plant has been installed in the ITI kangan in ganderbal district. The plant has been installed at a cost of rupees. 1.82 crore. Despite the tall claim of Govt. to gave Guarantee employment of 100 days and released of their wages within fifteen days become eyewash for the poor people of Kathua district residing in far flung areas of Tehsil Billawer. Not only are the male but female workers also wondering from one office to another for the release of their wages since last one year. With enormous schemes and abundant funding from the central govt. the state govt. has miserably failed to improve the health sector in valley particularly in the rural areas of Kashmir. Saderkot payeen is a village in Bandipora district with a population of almost 4000 souls the healthcare facilities in the area are equalant to zero. The whole area just has one health sub centre which has no doctor but only one pharmacist. Jun 12, 2014

Congress women workers protest against crime outside UP Sadan

New Delhi, June 12 (ANI): Congress women leaders and workers on Thursday protested outside Uttar Pradesh Sadan in New Delhi against the increasing crime against women in UP. Congress leader Shobha Oza said that the workers want Akhilesh Yadav led government to wake up and send a message among the criminals that they will be punished. Jun 12, 2014

Akhilesh on law and order situation in UP

New Delhi, June 12 (ANI): Speaking after attending Investors' Conclave, Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday talked about the law and order situation in UP. He said that he has advised his officials to reach the crime scene and investigate on time. Jun 12, 2014

Law and order is state subject, need to do job on ground: Kiren Rijiju

New Delhi, June 12 (ANI): Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Thursday spoke about the declining law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh with one after another criminal incidents taking place. Rijiju stated that law and order is a state subject and state government should follow the rules set to reduce crime. He also said that Central Government will take cognizance in the matter. Jun 12, 2014

Narmada Dam height to be raised by 17 metres, Congress praises all state's CMs

Ahmedabad, June 12 (ANI): The Narmada Dam authorities allowed the height of the Sardar Sarovar Dam to be raised by 17 metres. Reacting on the same, Congress leader Arjun Modhwadia praised the state's chief ministers and said that all the officials and CMs are appreciable for the permission for gate installation. Further, he also said that the challenge of making the canal network is still up in front of the Gujarat government. Jun 12, 2014