Palestinians bury man killed by an Israeli air strike

The funeral of a Palestinian man killed on Wednesday by an Israeli air strike was held on Thursday in Beit Lahia. The Israeli military said it had targeted "terrorists affiliated to the international jihad." Duration: 00:49 Jun 12, 2014

Pakistani court lifts travel ban for Pervez Musharraf

Pakistan's government is ordered to lift a travel ban on former military ruler Pervez Musharraf, his lawyer says, in a court decision that can draw a line under a raft of legal troubles. Duration: 00:44 Jun 12, 2014

Search still on for kidnapped Chinese cyclist: Pak Foreign

Islamabad, June 12 (ANI): Pakistan said on Thursday that the search was still on for a Chinese tourist on a cycling tour of the country, kidnapped by the Taliban last month. The man was kidnapped on May 19 in Daraban, near the western city of Dera Ismail Khan. Abdullah Bahar, a senior Taliban commander, said the man was in their custody. Daraban police said they were searching for the man. Pakistan's Foreign Office Spokesperson, Tasneem Aslam said the teams were making efforts to recover the Chinese tourist. Jun 12, 2014

UP BJP delegation meets state Governor over depleting law and order situation

Lucknow, June 12 (ANI): A BJP delegation in Uttar Pradesh met state Governor BL Joshi on Thursday and submitted a memorandum on law and order situation in the state. The delegation was headed by UP BJP President Laxmikant Bajpai. He said that there have been many incidents after the Badaun incident and the state government and administration is not acting in the matter. Jun 12, 2014

Do Indian football federations lack promotion skills

New Delhi, June 12 (ANI): With the soccer World Cup kicking-off on June 12 in Brazil, fans across the globe are gearing up for the mega event. FIFA has indeed marketed the sport so well that it currently is a favourite with the public. Even, Indians are not far behind in being hit by World Cup fever. However, with the BCCI promoting cricket on a bigger scale, the promotion of football in India pales in comparison. President of the Hindustan Football Club D.K. Bose talked about how BCCI has established cricket as a dominant sport in India. The AIFF needs to pick up lessons from the BCCI on how to promote football, and ensure improved spectator turnouts and interest. Jun 12, 2014

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