Japan bids farewell to Olympic stadium

Japanese sports fans bid an emotional farewell to Tokyo's National Stadium with a lavish ceremony to close the venue before demolition begins in July. Duration: 01:13 Jun 1, 2014

PM Modi meets BJP workers at party headquarters, appreciates their work during polls

New Delhi, June 01 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday met BJP workers at party headquarters and appreciated their work during the 2014 polls. He said that it is a very positive sign that the whole nation came together to give such a positive verdict. Modi applauded the polls result and said that the government will and have to work efficiently to fall on the expectations of the citizens of India. Jun 1, 2014

Modi govt given high priority to public welfare and defence projects: Prakash Javadekar

Pune, June 01 (ANI): Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar on Sunday said that the government had given high priority to clear public welfare and defence projects. Javadekar also information and broadcasting minister, said that the government would receive applications for environmental clearances online to promote transparency and to expedite the process. He added that the new government believed in coexistence of environment and development and not one versus the other. Jun 1, 2014

Indian premiere of documentary 'The world before her'

Mumbai, June 1 (ANI): Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap along with Women in Film and Television (WIFT) India hosted the premiere of the documentary film "The world before her" directed by India-born Canadian filmmaker Nisha Pahuja in the showbiz capital Mumbai. The premiere saw the presence of celebrities like Kalki Koechlin, Elli Avram, Shilpa Shukla and Nimrat Kaur amongst others who came in to support the documentary. Former Miss India Pooja Chopra who plays one of the lead role in the film looked quite happy as the film is based on her real life story. 'The world before her' explores the complex and conflicting environment for young girls in India by profiling two young women - Ruhi, who aspires to become Miss India, and Prachi Trivedi, a militant Hindu nationalist with the Durga Vahini - participating in two very different types of training camps. Jun 1, 2014

Congress suspends Bhanwar Lal Sharma for calling Rahul 'MD of circus'

Jaipur, June 01 (ANI): Congress on Sunday suspended its Rajasthan MLA Bhanwar Lal Sharma, who had had criticised party Vice-President Rahul Gandhi for the Congress' dismal performance in the general elections and had called him 'MD of circus'. Confirming the same, party Spokesperson Archana Sharma said that party suspended him because of his illicit behavior and his such remark against Gandhi in public domain. Jun 1, 2014

Modi using tools to tear down secrecy and encourage accountability: Ankhi Das

New Delhi, June 01 (ANI): Reacting on an over 1.1 million likes at the official Facebook page of the Prime Minister's Office, India and South Asia Public Policy Director for Facebook Ankhi Das on Sunday said that this is nothing surprising. She said that PM Narendra Modi is using these tools to tear down secrecy in the system and encourage accountability within the ministries. Jun 1, 2014

Two dead, 11 injured in building collapse in Sadar Bazar

New Delhi, June 01 (ANI): At least two people were killed and 11 injured when a three-storey under-construction building collapsed in Delhi's Sadar Bazar area on Sunday. Police and fire officials are still carrying out rescue operations at the site, and more people are feared trapped in the debris. According to reports, as it was an under-construction building, most of the victims are labourers. Jun 1, 2014