SpaceX unveils capsule to ferry astronauts to space

The Dragon V2, seven-seat, spacecraft is unveiled by SpaceX CEO Elon Musk at a press conference in Hawthorne, California, on May 29, 2014. The private spaceflight company’s new manned space capsule is expected to ferry astronauts. Duration: 00:30 May 31, 2014

Head of UN mission in S.Sudan announces end of term

The head of the United Nations mission in South Sudan Hilde Johnson met with President Salva Kiir Friday to inform the president that she will be leaving the mission after a three-year term. Duration: 00:39 May 31, 2014

India reels under intense heat wave

Bhopal / Nagpur / Chandigarh / New Delhi, May 30 (ANI): Several parts of India are reeling under a heat wave as the mercury continues to soar forcing most of the people to stay indoors. It was the pedestrians and two-wheeler riders who suffered the brunt of heat the most and looked for ways to beat it. Locals were seen carrying umbrellas, wearing protective clothing and drinking fruit juice to protect themselves. Roadside juice vendors did brisk business as locals thronged shops for refreshing cold beverages. While the heat waves are likely to continue for the next several days in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh, according to the meteorological department, there will be some respite for people in North India. May 30, 2014

Raman Singh demands additional benefits for Chhattisgarh

Raipur, May 30 (ANI): Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Friday demanded that being a Maoist hotbed with a tribal population, his state must get the additional benefits that every new state gets annually. More than 50 per cent of the state population comprises Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes and poverty among them is a matter of serious concern in the state. The rebels, also known as Naxals, have fought for decades in a wide swathe of central and eastern India, including many resource-rich regions where tensions run high between poor farmers and industrial developers. May 30, 2014

PM Narendra Modi moves into RCR residence

New Delhi, May 30 (ANI): Narendra Modi on Friday moved into7 Race Course Road, the official residence of the Indian Prime Minister. Modi who believes in simple living didn't ask for any changes in the residence vacated by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh last week. Modi's residence as chief minister of Gujarat was minimalist in nature, with the living room having just four chairs and a small centre table. That home in Gandhinagar is in a compound shared with the governor of the state and nestles in a grove inhabited by swans, peacocks and other birds. May 30, 2014

Politicos on law and order situation in UP

New Delhi/ Pilibhit, May 30 (ANI): After the mother of a rape victim was assaulted by the rapist in Etawah and two sisters were gangraped and hanged in Badaun, a minor was gangraped in Azamgarh. The incidents have sent shockwaves across the country. These horrific cases of gruesome assault on women this week in Uttar Pradesh took place in areas seen as strongholds of the ruling Yadav family. Reacting over this, political leaders slammed SP govt and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav for deteriorating law and order situation in the state. May 30, 2014

AirAsia India to start flying from June 12, says CEO

Chennai, May 30 (ANI): Chief Executive Officer of AirAsia India, Mittu Chandilya, on Friday said that the first maiden flight would start on Bangalore-Goa route from June 12 with an airfare of $ 16.755 inclusive of taxes. Chandilya, while addressing a news conference in Chennai, said operation on further routes will also be started very soon including one on Bangalore-Chennai route. May 30, 2014

Police arrest 2 accused in gang-rape of teen girls in Badaun

Badaun, May 30 (ANI): Police on Friday arrested two of the suspects who allegedly gang-raped two teenage girls and hanged them from a tree in Uttar Pradesh. The two cousins, aged 14 and 15, who were from a low-caste Dalit community, went missing from their village home in Uttar Pradesh's Badaun district when they went out to go to the toilet on Tuesday evening. The following morning, villagers found the bodies of the two teenagers hanging from a mango tree in a nearby orchard. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) of Badaun, Atul Saxena, said two of the suspects have been arrested and the hunt for the third one is still on. The post-mortem report confirmed the two minors were raped and died from the hanging. May 30, 2014

Uttar Pradesh: Girl gangraped in Azamgarh

Azamgarh, May 30 (ANI): A minor girl was allegedly gang-raped by four men in Azamgarh town of Uttar Pradesh. The incident took place in Saraimeer area of Azamgarh when four men allegedly caught the 17-year-old girl and raped her in a nearby field. May 30, 2014

Ukraine forces 'completely clear' part of separatist east

Ukraine claimed it had regained control of swathes of the separatist east on Friday even as Washington expressed concern over the appearance of fighters from Russia's war-ravaged region of Chechnya among the insurgents. Duration: 00:48 May 30, 2014