Angry crowd sets bus on fire after it hits car and two-wheeler in Noida

Noida, June 06 (ANI): Violence erupted in Noida city in Uttar Pradesh after a speeding bus hit two-wheeler and a car, which provoked irate residents and they set the bus on fire. Fire tenders and police officials were rushed to the spot. No causalities have been reported yet. The police, at the accident site, said people ran after setting the bus on fire. Eyewitnesses said the vehicles were standing at the red light when the bus rammed into them. Jun 6, 2014

Sikh clash in Amritsar saddening, Parliament should have paid tribute to 1984 victims: SAD

New Delhi, June 06 (ANI): The spokesperson of SAD, Prem Singh Chandumajra on Friday expressed grief over the Sikh clash in Amritsar between two groups which took place earlier in the day. Chandumajra stated that on the 30th anniversary of Operation Bluestar, it is sad to again witness clashes within Sikhs and added that the offenders will be punished. He also added that every small incident is given priority in the Parliament but complained that the innocent victims of 1984 massacre were not given tribute in the Parliament which should have been done. Jun 6, 2014

Thai junta's spin doctors prescribe 'national happiness'

With free meals and dancing soldiers, Thailand's junta is waging a propaganda offensive to encourage "national happiness" following a military coup that has severely restricted civil liberties. Duration: 01:39 Jun 6, 2014

Clashes break out in Golden Temple on 30th Anniversary of Operation Bluestar

Amritsar, June 06 (ANI): Violent clashes broke out in the premises of Golden Temple in Amritsar on Friday between members of SGPC and a Sikh radical group, injuring at least 12 people. Accoding to reports, some mediapersons were also assaulted and their cameras were broken too during the clashes. Violence erupted in Golden Temple after various groups protested Simranjit Singh Mann's attempt to give a speech from Rostrum of Akal Takht. The clashes followed an altercation that reportedly happened during a ceremony organised to mark the anniversary of Operation Bluestar. Jun 6, 2014

Politicos react over rift within AAP

New Delhi, June 06 (ANI): Political leaders on Friday reacted over rift within the Aam Aadmi Party. BJP's Nalin Kohli stated that AAP does not have any ideology thus people do not want to be associated with it. BJP leader Siddharth Nath Singh stated that AAP is a broken party which has disintegrated and everyone except Arvind Kejriwal is to be blamed for it. Meanwhile Congress leader JP Aggarwal said that Kejriwal is acting as a dictator in the party and does not know how to govern. Jun 6, 2014

Kejriwal refuses to budge from his stand in Gadkari defamation case, says won't withdraw allegation

New Delhi, June 06 (ANI): In a recent development in Nitin Gadkari defamation case, the court asked the two involved to finish the issue through negotiations. But AAP's Arvind Kejriwal refused to budge from his stand. After Gadkari asked him not for apology but to withdraw allegations, Kejriwal said that he won't do so. The lawyer in the case said that the statements make the case an ongoing process and no verdict is out as of now. Jun 6, 2014

Kejriwal treating AAP as personal party, need to change leadership ways: Ilyas Azmi

New Delhi, June 06 (ANI): AAP leader Ilyas Azmi on Friday said that the national convener Arvind Kejriwal had begun treating AAP as his personal party. He said that if Kejriwal were to accept his failure then it still wasn't too late for AAP to mark its resurgence as the Congress party stands decimated and regional parties are also lagging behind. Azmi said that if the top positions of the party were to get its act together then it would become a viable political option for the people. Jun 6, 2014

Nine-year old sets record of disassembling laptops in 10 minutes

Coimbatore, June 06 (ANI): A nine-year old Indian girl in Coimbatore city has set a record if disassembling any laptop in just 10 minutes. Aadharshini, a nine-year old girl, who is studying in 4th grade in a private school in Coimbatore city of Tamil Nadu, had developed a niche for dismantling and assembling laptops after visiting her father's computer showroom. Aadharshini said that looking at her keen interest for hi-tech gadgets her father got her a trainer to help her understand the nitty-gritty of the machine. Recently she had won the honorary doctorate from world records University of Vietnam in the month of March, in addition to various medals won by her in few other competitions. Jun 6, 2014

Woman gang-raped over land dispute in Amethi

Lucknow, June 06 (ANI): A woman was raped by some people over a land dispute in Gauriganj area in Amethi, said a senior police officer. Amrendra Sengar, Inspector General (IG, Law and Order) of Uttar Pradesh, said both the parties were brought to the police station for questioning. The police officer said that a case was registered against three persons, but no arrest had been made so far. On an average, 10 rapes are reported everyday in Uttar Pradesh according to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB). Jun 6, 2014

Sri Lanka releases 33 Indian fishermen as goodwill gesture

Rameswaram, June 06 (ANI): Sri Lanka freed 33 Indian fishermen who were detained by the Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly poaching in the country's waters, after President Mahinda Rajapaksa ordered their release as a goodwill gesture. Released Indian fishermen Edwin Raj thanked the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government for taking the initiative. The fishermen were handed over to the Indian Coast Guard Ship "Rajkamal" at the seas off Mannar. Jun 6, 2014

Shivraj Singh Chouhan urges PM to grant more funds and autonomy to MP

New Delhi, June 06 (ANI): Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to grant more funds and autonomy to the state to formulate their own schemes. Singh met Modi at his residence in New Delhi and offered him a shawl as a mark of respect. Both the leaders discussed amendments in the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Gurantee Act (MGNREGA) for asset creation and more focus on irrigation projects. Reportedly, the Rural Development Ministry had planned to identify up to 1,000 blocks across the country where there are no banks or internet connectivity, so that wages under the rural job guarantee scheme can be disbursed in cash. Jun 6, 2014