PM Narendra Modi dedicates INS Vikramaditya to nation

Goa, June 14 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday dedicated the aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya to the nation, and said that the government's top priority is country's security. He said that the nation don't wish to threaten others, and nor do they wish to bow down before any nation. The prime minister also tweeted "addition of INS Vikramaditya will add tremendous might to our Navy. I congratulate all officials of the Indian Navy on this historic day." Further, Modi also asserted that the government in committed to giving 'One-rank, One-pension' to the armed forces, and that there were many promises on it, but no action was ever taken. Jun 14, 2014

Malaria outbreak in Tripura claims 20 lives, over 300 tribals critically ill

Tripura, June 14 (ANI): Malaria outbreak took a heavy toll in Tripura with reports of at least 20 tribals succumbing to the disease and over 300 critically ill with high fever. Over the past few days, several cases of malaria have been reported from the Dhalai district, one of the country's most backward districts. Tripura's Health Minister, Badal Choudhury, said that four medical teams have been sent to the tribal dominated areas and assured immediate steps to tackle the situation. The majority of the patients include children and youth. The local leaders and residents slammed the state government and the administration for lack of measures to curb the spread of the disease. Reportedly, a helicopter was kept in readiness for rushing medical teams and ferrying patients and five temporary medical camps are also functioning in the affected areas to treat those down with malaria and take preventive measures. Jun 14, 2014

LiLo 'planning to remove her freckles'

New Delhi, June 14 (ANI): Lindsay Lohan has decided to have her famous freckles bleached or lasered away, it has been revealed. According to a source, the actress is known for trying new things, but she’s shocked friends and family members by suddenly getting irate over her freckles, an online portal reported. The source said that she's always loved her freckles, but now she's decided it's time to get rid of them and she's looking into having them either bleached or lasered away. Jun 14, 2014

Daniel Radcliffe fears parents if he gets a tattoo

New Delhi, June 14 (ANI): Daniel Radcliffe has revealed that he would like to get a quote tattooed across his body, but thinks that his parents would go ballistic if they were to find out. He is a massive fan of body art and would love to have a quote by his favourite playwright Samuel Beckett etched across his body, but thinks his mum and dad would be angry if they found out, a leading daily reported. He said that he wants the line from Beckett that says – “Try, fail, try again and fail better” - either on my arm or chest. Jun 14, 2014

Search operation in Mandi gets strict, authorities to dry up Beas

Mandi, June 14 (ANI): Search operation to recover the bodies of students from Hyderabad who were washed away in Beas river is still underway. Civil authorities have given directions to stop water flow from Laarji Dam and forces are concentrating on a patch of a few kilometers. The SSB Commandant Shiv Ram said that forces have recovered a jacket and wallet of student along with some identity cards. He added that the forces are hopeful to find something by the end of the day. No more bodies have been recovered since the eight bodies that were traced till June 12. Jun 14, 2014

Mumbai continues to suffer from water logging due to high tide

Trivandrum/ Mumbai, June 14 (ANI): Mumbai city of Maharashtra continues to suffer from the problem of water logging due to high tidal waves that hit the shore on June 13. People in Mumbai are suffering from water logging as well as traffic jams which came as after effects of high tide. At some places, shanties were washed away and cars stood half-submerged in water. Several tiles along Marine Drive were damaged. The workers of BMC are trying hard to clear roads so as to ease traffic flow for the residents. Jun 14, 2014

CBI is now in position to train officials from abroad: Jitendra Singh

New Delhi, June 14 (ANI): Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, Dr Jitendra Singh on Saturday held a press conference in New Delhi. Speaking at the conference, he said that the new government is committed to work with honesty and that he will make constructive contribution to that. He further said that CBI is now in a position to train officials from abroad achieving an extent of international credibility. Jun 14, 2014

Dr Harsh Vardhan donates blood on world blood donor day

New Delhi, June 14 (ANI): In an effort to encourage more people to donate blood, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on World Blood Donor Day donated his blood in New Delhi. Speaking to mediapersons, he said that every healthy person could donate blood four times a year. He also said that voluntary blood donation should be encouraged. Jun 14, 2014

JP Agarwal slams BJP, AAP over power and water crisis in Delhi

New Delhi, June 14 (ANI): Congress leader JP Agarwal on Saturday slammed the BJP and the AAP for frequent water and power crisis in Delhi. Congress has been leading a vociferous protest against the water and power crisis in the national capital. Earlier in the day, Congress leaders Arvinder Singh Lovely, Dr. Naresh Kumar and Sajjan Kumar were detained for an hour by the Delhi police in Nangloi. Jun 14, 2014

Varun & Alia promotes Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania

Mumbai, June 14 (ANI): Bollywood actors Varun Dhawan and Alia Bhatt were spotted promoting their upcoming romantic movie ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’ in the showbiz capital, Mumbai recently. Both of them were present at the office of Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM, thus having gala time with listeners. They even interacted with media. At the event, Alia told about her and Varun’s character in the movie. The movie is slated to hit the theaters on 11th July 2014. Jun 14, 2014

Our Jawans can counter Paks ceasefire violations, says Jaitley during Jammu visit

Srinagar, June 14 (ANI): Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday visited Raj Bhavan in Srinagar; a day after ceasefire violations along the Line of Control (LoC) was reported. Jaitley is on a two-day visit to the state and will be reviewing the security situation with the state government and senior military officials. Reacting on the recent ceasefire violations by Pakistan, Jaitley said that the Indian Army is capable enough to counter such attacks. On Friday, Pakistani troops violated the ceasefire by targeting Indian posts along the LoC in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir with heavy firing, drawing retaliation by Indian forces. Jun 14, 2014

BJP made efforts to break JD (U) govt: Nitish Kumar

Patna, June 14 (ANI): JD (U) leader and Bihar’s former Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday severely slammed the ruling BJP for its strategies and efforts of breaking the JD (U) government in Bihar. Kumar said that he had resigned taken moral responsibility of the party’s loss in Lok Sabha Polls after which Jitan Ram Manjhi’s government took over. He also said that the BJP had played a political game in deciding for candidates in the previous Rajya Sabha elections. Jun 14, 2014

Preity Zinta files molestation case against ex boyfriend Ness Wadia, politicos react

New Delhi, June 14 (ANI): Politicos on Saturday reacted over Bollywood actress Preity Zinta filing a police complaint against her former boyfriend and businessman Ness Wadia. Preity who is also co-owner of Kings XI Punjab cricket team along with Ness has been in a relation with him in the past. She has in her complaint alleged that he molested, abused and threatened her inside Wankhede stadium in Mumbai. Jun 14, 2014