BJP reacts over its leader Omveer Singh's death

New Delhi, June 10 (ANI): BJP on Tuesday reacted over its leader Omveer Singh's death. Singh was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in Muzaffarnagar on Tuesday. The 40-year-old victim was on his way to Meerapur village when he was shot dead by two gunmen on motorcycle. Jun 10, 2014

Government to launch vaccination drive against Encephalitis

New Delhi, June 10 (ANI): Health Minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan, on Tuesday said that government would launch vaccination programme against Japanese Encephalitis in affected states of the country. Addressing mediapersons in New Delhi, Vardhan said the vaccination programme would be taken up on the lines of pulse polio initiatives. The vaccination drive will be held in districts of northern Uttar Pradesh state and eastern Bihar province. He added Prime Minister Narendra Modi had showed concern over the recent deaths of children due to the disease. Jun 10, 2014

Arun Jaitley lashes out at UPA govt in first speech as FM

New Delhi, June 10 (ANI): Arun Jaitley, in his first address in the Parliament as the Finance Minister of the present NDA government, tore into the UPA, accusing the last government for leaving the country in shambles. Jaitley said that the massive victory that his party secured in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls had increased the burden on them to perform and meet the expectations of the people. Jun 10, 2014

Japanese firms going green to protect environment

Japan, June 10 (ANI): ORIX Corporation has been operating "Agatsuma Biomass Power Plant" in Gunma Prefecture of Japan. The plant is the country's third-largest wood chip-fired thermal power station. Agatsuma Biomass Power Plant uses 100 per cent wood chip biomass as fuel to heat a boiler. And then, using the steam from the boiler to power a turbine to generate electricity. This plant has a power generation capacity of 13,600 kW, with annual power transmission at 85 million kWh to local household and business consumers. The use of biomass resources as an alternative to fossil fuels, not only helps to reduce CO2 emissions, but also enables more environmentally friendly power generation through the use of thermal recycling technology. However, with the growth of the car ownership, automobile is becoming as a major source of environmental impacts related to air pollution and global warming. Jun 10, 2014

Suspected ISIL militants seize Iraqi City of Mosul

Iraq, June 10 (ANI): Insurgents, reportedly fighters of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) assumed full control of Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city on Tuesday. According to sources, after seize of Mosul, Terrorist organization ISIL took control over all of Mosul's government facilities, airports, central bank holding billions of Iraqi currencies. The seize came after days of heavy clashes with government forces, wherein at least 30 people were killed in a double bombing which targetted the offices of a Kurdish political party in the northern Iraqi town of Tuz Khurmato on Monday itself. A car bomb blew up at a checkpoint near the local headquarters of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) party, before a truck packed with explosives was detonated beside a wall late Monday. Jun 10, 2014

Rescuers continue search operation for missing students in Mandi

Mandi, June 10 (ANI): Teams of National Disaster Response Force, Indian Army and armed border force continued their search operations on Tuesday (June 10) for missing students who were swept away by gushing waters of Beas river following the discharge of water from a dam in Himachal Pradesh. Sub-Divisional Officer of Mandi and rescue team coordinator, D.R. Dhiman, said the rescue and relief operations are underway and to speedup the process the dam water level has also been reduced. The sudden increase in water level was caused by water being released from a reservoir attached to an upstream hydropower project. Jun 10, 2014

Another BJP leader shot dead in UP by unknown gunmen

Muzaffarnagar, June 10 (ANI): BJP leader Omveer Singh was on Tuesday shot dead in Meerapur area of Muzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh, barely days after BJP leader Vijay Pandit was killed in Greater Noida. The party has condemned the incident. The UP police however, did not confirm Singh's association with the party. No arrest has been made so far in connection with the murder of Singh. Jun 10, 2014

Jolie, Hague open summit on sexual violence in conflict

Hollywood star Angelina Jolie and British Foreign Secretary William Hague on Tuesday launched a four-day summit on ending rape in war, calling for an end to the "culture of impunity" and more prosecutions. Jun 10, 2014

Police from footballing countries arrive in Brazil

Police officers from the 31 foreign countries participating in the 2014 World Cup are helping to boost security in Brazil ahead of the tournament. On Monday they inaugurated the Police International Cooperation Centre in Brasilia. Duration: 00:34 Jun 10, 2014

Another BJP Leader Shot Dead in Similar Attack; UP's Lawlessness Under Scanner

In another instance highlighting lawlessness in the state of Uttar Pradesh, a BJP leader was killed in Muzaffarnagar on Tuesday, not long after party leader Vijay Pandit was shot dead in Greater Noida. According to news reports, BJP deputy leader in Mirapur, Omveer, was killed in a similar way as Pandit when he was shot by an assailant on a bike. Jun 10, 2014

Politicos in Maharashtra demand probe into Munde's death

New Delhi/Mumbai, June 10 (ANI): Republican Party of India (RPI) leader, Ramdas Athawale on Tuesday said that regional parties in Maharashtra have demanded a probe into the recent death of BJP leader Gopinath Munde in a road accident. Jun 10, 2014

Security Expert says terrorist attack may decline Pak economy, dismisses India's involvement

New Delhi, June 10 (ANI): Security Expert Alok Bansal on Tuesday highlighted the causes and effects of the terrorist attack near the ASF Academy in Karachi in Pakistan. Bansal stated that the Tehreek e Taliban is overcoming the Pakistani forces in order to get their demands fulfilled and added that it is dangerous to know how militants can dare to attack the airport security camp of a major city two days in a row. On being asked about reports of India's involvement, Bansal dismissed the information saying that the arms recovered from the attacked spot are not manufactured in India and stated that efforts are being made to taint friendly relations between Indian PM Narendra Modi and Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif. Jun 10, 2014