PMO official page crosses 1 million likes within days of being launched, BJP reacts

New Delhi, June 01 (ANI): A record of sorts was created when Prime Minister's Narendra Modi's official page on facebook garnered one million 'likes' within days of being launched. The page was launched on May 27 and has managed to surpass the one million mark after just four days. Reacting over this BJP's IT Cell head Arvind Gupta said that this is love and affection of citizens of the country for Modi. He added that the PM is very tech-savvy and treats Social Media as an important medium. Meanwhile, BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the huge popularity is due to curiosity in people regarding Modi and the NDA government. Jun 1, 2014

Congress reacts over Gopinath Munde's educational qualification row

New Delhi, June 01 (ANI): Following the row over educational qualification after HRD Minister Smriti Irani, Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde has become a part of controversies regarding his degree. Congress leaders Meem Afzal and Rashid Alvi have reacted on the row according to which Munde has a degree of 1976 from a college which was established in 1978 in Pune. Meem Afzal said that this is a matter of investigation which should be strictly done. Meanwhile, Rashid Alvi stated that although education does not matter but it's strange that one after another controversies are rising from the same party leaders. Jun 1, 2014

Debate over Indian Kashmir special status divisionary tactics, says separatist leader

Srinagar, June 1 (ANI): Indian Kashmir separatist group leader and Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief, Yasin Malik, said debate over abrogation of special privileges to Jammu and Kashmir had been initiated by a central minister to shift focus from pro-freedom struggle in the state. A row erupted after Junior Minister in Prime Minister's Office (PMO), Jitendra Singh said that Article 370 of the Constitution was a hindrance to Kashmir's development and the government was open to debate with all stakeholders. Jun 1, 2014

BJP accuses Mamata government in West Bengal of lawlessness

Kolkata, June 1 (ANI): BJP leaders visited West Bengal over alleged attack on party workers and accused the state government of shielding the perpetrators. BJP leaders including Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Meenakshi Lekhi met family members of injured victims, who were allegedly attacked by workers of West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress party and local goons, when they were celebrating BJP's victory. Addressing a news conference, BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the state government led by chief minister Mamata Banerjee is not protecting the innocent people in the state. Jun 1, 2014

Venkaiah Naidu targets housing for all by 2022

Hyderabad, June 1 (ANI): Urban development minister, Venkaiah Naidu announced housing for all by 2022. Addressing his maiden press conference in Andhra Pradesh after taking charge as the cabinet minister, Naidu said main aim of his government was development, which will provide better sanitation facilities to all. Jun 1, 2014

BJP Government hikes Diesel prices, Congress reacts

New Delhi, June 01 (ANI): Congress leaders on Sunday reacted over the hike of diesel prices by the new BJP government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Diesel prices have been hiked by 50 paisa per litre all over the country which will be effective from Sunday midnight. Meem Afzal ironically referred to the promise of 'good days' by BJP government pointing out that BJP is acting just the opposite of what it used to say. Meanwhile, Rashid Alvi stated that BJP always used to make a hue and cry over prices of petrol and diesel and they themselves have hiked it within 5 days of governance. He added that this is a hint to people that BJP differs in its words and actions. Jun 1, 2014

People demand death penalty for accused in Badaun gang-rape

New Delhi/ Budaun/Mumbai, June 1 (ANI): People of India demanded death penalty for accused in Badaun case in which two teenage girls were raped and hanged from a tree. Local police said a post-mortem confirmed that the girls, from the Dalit community, had been raped and died from the hanging. Three men - one a policeman - have been arrested over the attack and a search is under way for two other suspects. Jun 1, 2014

Nicosia holds its first Greek Cypriot gay pride parade

Nicosia held its first Greek Cypriot gay pride parade Saturday, 16 years after homosexuality was decriminalised on their Mediterranean island, where the influential Orthodox Church views non-heterosexual relations as sinful. Duration: 01:20 Jun 1, 2014

Police fire tear gas at Turkey anniversary protest

Turkish police fired tear gas and water cannons at hundreds of people in Istanbul and Ankara Saturday as demonstrations marking a year since deadly anti-government protests erupted in fresh violence. Duration: 01:05 Jun 1, 2014

Balinese Hindus celebrate Kuningan festival

Balinese Hindus celebrate the holy day of Kuningan in Tabanan. Kuningan, the last day of the Galungan celebrations, is believed to be the ascendant day of ancestral holy spirits returning back to heaven. Duration: 00:37 May 31, 2014

Secretive Bilderberg group holds meeting in Copenhagen

The highly secretive Bilderberg group's annual meeting was under way in Copenhagen on Friday, attracting members of the global elite as well as protestors and conspiracy theorists criticising its lack of transparency. Duration: 00:37 May 31, 2014