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

Pak PM Nawaz Sharif gifts sari to Modi's mother

Gandhinagar, June 06 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif sent a white sari for the mother of his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi. Modi had gifted a shawl to Sharif s mother, when the Pakistani leader visited India for Modi s swearing-in ceremony. The gift was delivered to Heeraben in a green box at her residence in Gandhinagar. Thanking Sharif, Modi had tweeted, “Nawaz Sharif ji has sent a wonderful white Sari for my Mother. I am really grateful to him and will send it to my Mother very soon. Jun 6, 2014

Singing nun wins Italian television talent show

A singing nun clinches the final of The Voice of Italy television talent show contest after winning millions of followers with her lively dance act and soulful renditions of lusty pop classics. Duration: 01:09 Jun 6, 2014

10 Nigerian Army Generals Found Guilty of Working for Boko Haram

Even as there has been increasing criticism of the Nigerian army for failing to trace the abducted Chibok girls, it has now come to light that over 15 senior military officials, including 10 Generals have been tried before the military court for collaborating with the Boko Haram terrorists, including supplying guns and ammunition. Jun 6, 2014

Mumbai audience left spellbound by cultural wealth of Northeast

Mumbai, June 06 (ANI): "Colours of Northeast", was the theme of Northeast Festival held in Mumbai to showcase the region's culture, fabric and tourism potential. Held under the aegis of Trend MMS, the event was attended by the city's top industrialists, Bollywood celebrities and socialites. The aim was to promote Northeast's potential and bring it close to the mainland. The evening was made lively by an enthralling performance by Guru Rewben Mashangva, the father of Naga folk blues, from Manipur. The Tetseo sisters from Nagaland also entertained the crowd with their folk songs. Soulmate, a music band from Shillong, also left the audiences mesmerized with their jazz and western numbers. Jun 6, 2014

Is Hrithik Roshan getting ready for Hollywood?

New Delhi, June 06 (ANI): Buzz has it that Bollywood's Greek God Hrithik Roshan might soon be seen in a Hollywood flick directed by Rob Cohen. According to a leading daily, Hollywood ace filmmaker Rob Cohen was spotted having dinner with the Roshan family at a plush Mumbai Hotel. Cohen is known for making successful action films such as 'Fast and the Furious'. If grapevine is anything to go by then very soon our own desi Hrithik will be seen performing daredevil stunts in Cohen's venture. It has also been reported that this not the first time that Cohen has visited the Roshans in India, talks have been on for a very long time now. Jun 6, 2014

Donetsk PM points to "real war threats" in Donbas region

During a press conference in Ukraine's Donetsk, the PM of Donetsk People's Republic, Alexander Borodai, said that "there are real war threats" in several cities and that "dialogue is possible, but only after some conditions are met." Duration: 00:40 Jun 6, 2014

Kerry, Lavrov want peace and stability for Ukraine

US Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov talk about Ukraine in Paris ahead of D-Day commemorations, saying they want to contribute to peace and stability in the country. Duration: 00:53 Jun 6, 2014