Rahul meets women wing of Congress, pitches for empowerment

New Delhi, June 11 (ANI): Congress Vice-President, Rahul Gandhi, on Wednesday met members of women wing, All India Mahila Congress (AIMC), and discussed issues of women empowerment and their representation in the elections. The meeting is the first one after the mammoth general election. AIMC's President, Shobha Ojha, said Gandhi urged the members to work towards increase in women participation in decision making. Jun 11, 2014

Power crisis in Delhi triggers political blame game

New Delhi, June 11 (ANI): The acute power crisis in New Delhi turned into a political blame game on Wednesday with BJP blaming previous government for the ordeal that long spell of power cuts have brought to the residents as temperature in the city touched 47 degrees Celsius. A BJP leader, Mahesh Giri, blamed the former government of Congress-led UPA (United Progressive Alliance) for the lack of a contingency power plan. Jun 11, 2014

Indefinite strike hits India-Bangladesh trade

Agartala, June 11 (ANI): Trade between India and Bangladesh have come to a complete standstill due to an indefinite shutdown called by Indian Exporters-Importers Association of Tripura (EIAT), demanding development of infrastructure at the trade post in Tripura. The EIAT has demanded immediate construction of parking facilities as state authorities have stopped allowing vehicles to park at the Akhaura Integrated Check Post (ICP). Jun 11, 2014

R R Patil's clarification on his controversial women safety remark

Mumbai, June 11 (ANI): Maharashtra Home Minister R R Patil on Wednesday said that his remark on women safety was twisted. Earlier, Patil had said that even if the government provides one policeman for every house, crime against women can't be stopped. Jun 11, 2014

Attractions of Rio De Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro, or simply Rio is the second largest city in Brazil. It is located in the far western part of Brazil's Atlantic coast. So when you are not at the stadiums cheering your favourite team this World cup, here are a few attractions that you must not miss. Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/Travelbugshow Twitter : https://twitter.com/Travelbugshow Youtube : http://www.youtube.com/user/ventunotravel A Ventuno Production : www.ventunotech.com Jun 11, 2014

Beaches of south offer respite from rising mercury

Visakhapatnam, June 11 (ANI): The blistering summer sun continues to sizzle life in south compelling families to rush to beaches to beat the heat and enjoy the coolness of the sea waves. The delay and the sluggish pace of the monsoons ensures no respite from the heat for most parts of the country for some time to come. As mercury points northwards in Andhra Pradesh, the intense heat leaves people sick and residents now flock towards the beach for a respite from the discomfort and to enjoy the cold waves splashing on the shore. A doctor, Sunita Sen, visiting the beach in Vishakhapatnam offered some sound advice to remain healthy this season. May and June are usually the hottest months of the year in India with temperatures often in the range of 42 to 47 degrees Celsius at many places. Jun 11, 2014

Sushma Swaraj flags off Kailash Mansarovar Yatra

New Delhi, June 11 (ANI): Foreign minister, Sushma Swaraj, on Wednesday flagged off the annual Hindu pilgrimage, Kailash Mansarovar Yatra, to the holy Lake Mansarovar in Tibet, the water of which is believed to cleanse all sins according to Hindus. Mansarovar Lake and the flanking Mount Kailash, which is the highest mountain in Tibet at 22,022 feet, are revered by Hindus as the abode of their god Shiva. Annually, pilgrims come from all over the subcontinent to take ceremonial baths in the lake water. The pilgrimage-route is considered prone to earthquakes and landslides. Jun 11, 2014

Arun Jaitley says Lt Gen Suhag's appointment as Army Chief is final

New Delhi, June 11 (ANI): Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday announced Lt Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag's appointment as next Army Chief to be final. His statement came when senior Congress leader Anand Sharma raised the issue of tweet messages against Army Chief-designate Suhag by Gen (Retd) VK Singh. Jaitley said in Rajya Sabha that the previous UPA government had made the appointment few weeks ago and it is a practice that some issues should be kept outside the "realm of inter-party politics". He said the matter should not be raised directly or indirectly. Jun 11, 2014

RR Patil says even a cop in every house can't stop crimes against women, BJP reacts

New Delhi, June 11 (ANI): When the nation is debating the issue of women's sa'ety, Maharashtra Home Minister R R Patil’s insensitive remark that even if the government provides one policeman for every house, crime against women can't be stopped sparked a new controversy. Patil made the statement in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, while replying to the opposition's charge that women are feeling unsafe in the current regime. He also said that the rise in rape cases are a result of downslide of moral values. Reacting over this, BJP slammed Patil for this bizarre comment. Jun 11, 2014

Amused by NSUI's protest against FYUP, says Smriti Irani

New Delhi, June 11 (ANI): Human Resource and Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday said that she is amused by National Students Union of India (NSUI) protesting for the removal of Four Year University Program (FYUP) from Delhi University (DU), as it was the Congress government that brought this particular program into force. The NSUI members had earlier today staged a protest regarding this issue in front of Irani's residence. Jun 11, 2014