If Marathas are getting reservation, then Muslims should also get reservation: Hussain Dalwai

Mumbai, June 16 (ANI): Congress leader, Hussain Dalwai on Monday pitched for reservations for Muslims after he and his delegation met Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan. Following the Rane Committee's recommendation for 20 per cent quota for Marathas in government jobs and educational institutions, the Congress -NCP government will take a decision next week. Jun 16, 2014

Pakistan forces violating human rights in Balochistan

Geneva, June 16: The people of Dera Bugti and Sui in Balochistan are facing the heat of the Pakistan Army's deadly operation. Over a dozen of people have been picked up by the Pakistani armed forces during a search operation in Sui, whereas bombardments have claimed many innocent lives in Dera Bugti's Geyanderi region. Baloch political parties allege that the armed forces are carrying out door to door searches without proper warning, and have tortured and beaten up women during the operation. However, Baloch nationalist leader and representative of Balochistan at the UNHRC Mehran Marri blamed Pakistan's Nawaz Sharif Government for not protecting the rights of the people of Balochistan. The discovery of mass graves in Balochistan in January this year exposed the "pick, kill and dump" policy of the Pakistani armed forces. The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) estimates that over 100 dead bodies have been recovered from three mass graves, and have called it 'genocide' of the Baloch people. Jun 16, 2014

Ram Vilas Paswan opposes LOP position to Congress, politicos react

New Delhi, June 16 (ANI): Union Minister of Food and Consumer Affairs Ram Vilas Paswan has opposed the claims of the Congress for the LOP position in the Lok Sabha, citing parliamentary guidelines and procedures. While the BJP said that the constitutional norms do not allow the Congress to claim for the LOP position, the Congress said that the central government may change laws according to the requirement. Other political parties gave mixed reactions on the issue. Jun 16, 2014

LG Najeeb Jung assured to look into legality issue of e-rickshaws in Delhi: Kejriwal

New Delhi, June 16 (ANI): Former Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday met Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung over the legality issue of E-Rickshaws in the national capital and said that the LG has assured to look into the matter. Kejriwal said that this is the question of employment of lakhs of people and should be taken seriously. Further, he also said that he will approach Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari over the matter. Jun 16, 2014

Akhilesh asks office-bearers to maintain clean image, politicos react

New Delhi, June 16 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has directed all office-bearers of the Samajwadi Party to maintain a clean conduct and image. Akhilesh has said it is the responsibility of party workers and office-bearers to ensure that eligible people get benefits of welfare schemes. Jun 16, 2014

Nigerian schoolgirls still missing two months on

Two months after the kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls, the teenagers appear no nearer being found and freed, despite international support and media attention. Duration: 02:24 Jun 16, 2014

Michael Schumacher Out of Coma, Leaves Hospital

Formula 1 legend Michael Schumacher's manager has confirmed the German is out of coma and has left the intensive care unit in Grenoble hospital, nearly six months after a life-threatening accident. Jun 16, 2014

First Session of 5-day AP Legislature from 19 June

The first session of Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly and Council will be held for five days from 19 to 24 June in the old Assembly Bhavan in Hyderabad. The Assemlby session will start at 11.43 am on Thursday, 19 June. Jun 16, 2014

Officials finalize plan to supply power to Bangladesh

Agartala, June 16 (ANI): Asset Manager of ONGC Tripura VP Mahawar said that the country would be in a position to supply 100 megawatts of power to Bangladesh by the end of this year under its Palatana project, which is a hallmark of cooperation between both the nations. Northeast region shares 1,880-km-long border with Bangladesh, and has potential for developing cross-border trade. In response to India's request, Bangladesh government had allowed the transit of the dimensional cargos, consisting of heavy machinery and turbines for the project through the waterway of that nation into landlocked Tripura and without which it would have also been impossible to inaugurate the power plant. Jun 16, 2014

Uttarakhand floods: BJP accuses Congress of not doing rehab work

New Delhi, June 16 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party, on Monday, sought the dismissal of Congress in Uttarakhand while accusing it of failure in carrying out its duties of handing over bodies to the next of kin and not undertaking rehabilitation works even after a year of the flashfloods. Jun 16, 2014