Govt will set up special centres for rape victims: Maneka Gandhi

New Delhi, June 02 (ANI): Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Monday said that the central government will set up special shelters for rape victims in the country to provide medical as well as legal help to them. Gandhi said that this was her first priority even if the Badaun incident had not happened. She said that laws and infrastructure exist from times immemorial, but implementation is what is required. When asked if she will visit the district, Gandhi said that she won't as that would not affect the aggrieved and the situations in any way. Jun 2, 2014

Hindu temple and mosque co-exist peacefully in Kupwara, endorse communal harmony

Kashmir, June 2 (ANI): Kashmir has often been described as a paradise on earth. Not just for its natural beauty, but also for its unique culture. The way of life in Kashmir has evolved through centuries and is a synthesis of a variety of cultures and religious influences, which have given birth to an ethos, known as Kashmiriyat. One such example comes from Trehgam village near Kupwara district of north Kashmir where a 400-year-old temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, a shrine of great Sufi saint Syed Ibrahim Bukhari and Grand mosque (Jamia Masjid) are situated in a row and a famous pond in front of them is the main source of water for almost half a dozen nearby villages. Jun 2, 2014

Bareilly: Anger mounts after another dalit raped, forced to drink acid, strangulated

New Delhi, June 02 (ANI): Even as many were trying to come to terms with the gory incident of Badaun rape case, another incident was reported in nearby Bareilly district where the authorities failed to help a 22 year-old girl who was gang-raped, forced to drink acid and later strangulated. Politicos and women activists have slammed the incident. Jun 2, 2014

Felipe, a modern prince for 21st century Spain

Spain's Crown Prince Felipe de Borbon, a tall former Olympic yachtsman, will take the throne largely unscathed by scandals that have battered the royal family. A portrait of Prince Felipe. Duration: 01:48 Jun 2, 2014

Gold in India drops in longest losing streak in nearly 7 months

Visakhapatnam, June 02 (ANI): Gold slid for a fifth straight session on Monday, in its longest losing streak since November, as investor sentiment was hurt by stronger global equities and weak physical demand in Asia. The 5-day fall is the metal's longest losing streak since October-November when it fell for seven straight days. On Monday, as gold prices fell, customers in Visakhapatnam made a beeline to jewellery shops. A customer, Deepti, was elated over the fall in the gold price and said that even the middle class can afford to buy the precious metal. Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said any action on gold should take into account the interests of the public and traders, not just economics and policy. Jun 2, 2014

Removal of GoM and EGoM good decision, 100% FDI should be welcomed: FICCI

New Delhi, June 02 (ANI): FICCI President Sidharth Birla on Monday gave his reviews about the latest developments made by the BJP government within their few days of administration. Birla stated that the decision of removing GoMs and EGoMs was a much awaited decision by FICCI and it will increase efficiency of work by reducing accountability. Talking about 100% FDI in defence he said that this issue is open for discussion but also expressed that for the purpose of stability, 100% FDI will be welcomed. Jun 2, 2014

Former union minister Tapan Sikdar passes away, BJP says great loss to party

New Delhi, June 2 (ANI): Senior BJP leader and former union minister Tapan Sikdar passed away in AIIMS Hospital, in New Delhi on Monday following a cardiac arrest. 69-year-old Sikdar who served as Union minister from 2004 to 2009 was suffering from kidney problem. BJP president Rajnath Singh and senior party leader LK Advani expressed grief over his death. Jun 2, 2014

Asrarul Haque retracts from his statement over Sonia meeting Imam Bukhari

New Delhi, June 02 (ANI): Congress leader Asrarul Haque on Monday retracted from his statement in which he condemned the meeting of Congress President Sonia Gandhi with Imam Bukhari during elections. Haque stated that he did not say anything related to meeting Imam Bukhari while he met Sonia Gandhi to discuss issues of growth for minorities. Jun 2, 2014