Airbus, Safran team up to compete with SpaceX

Aerospace giant Airbus Group and French engine maker Safran announced a joint venture Monday on space launchers, as Europe looks to compete with rising US rival SpaceX. Jun 17, 2014

One year on, Uttarakhand victim's relatives still await compensation from govt

New Delhi/Kanpur / Vadodara/Uttarakhand, June 16 (ANI): One year on and the struggle facing the relatives of victims of the deadliest flash floods in Uttarakhand didn't come to an end as the government failed to compensate them after the tragedy. The unprecedented rainfall last year, which wreaked havoc across Uttarakhand, making rivers overflow and setting off massive landslides, killed almost 6,000 people. Two million people have had their lives disrupted by the devastation and are trying to cope with the impact of the calamity. A relative of the flood victim, Umesh Gussa, lamented over state and central government's apathy towards their long-pending demands. Crowd of relatives of the flood victims came out in droves in Kanpur city of Uttar Pradesh and protested against the state government. One of the protesters, Varun, vented out his ire as he has not yet received death certificate of his dear ones. Jun 16, 2014

Michael Schumacher out of coma, leaves hospital

New Delhi, June 16 (ANI): Famed Formula One racer Michael Schumacher is reportedly out of coma and has left a French hospital where he was receiving treatment. In a statement issued today, Schumacher's official spokesperson Sabine Kehm said he has left the Grenoble hospital to continue rehabilitation and is no longer in a coma. The statement did not say where the seven-time F1 champion was taken or give any details of his condition. Schumacher, 45, was in a medically induced coma in Grenoble, since being badly injured in a ski accident on December 29 in France. He had hit the right side of his head on a rock, cracking his helmet. Jun 16, 2014

Gun-wielding man takes on Rio protesters

Tensions rose late Sunday during a 200-person protest in Rio de Janeiro when a man driving by fired a gun in the air and shouted at protesters to leave. Jun 16, 2014

Kashmir reels under summer heat, demand for coolers soars

Srinagar, June 16 (ANI): Kashmir, once dubbed the Switzerland of the east, has not been spared by the heat wave conditions that have hit the northern parts of India. With mercury going northwards, residents of Srinagar, the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, have started buying air-conditioners and coolers, the use of which was once unheard of in the cool hill station, in their homes for some respite. Shopkeepers said the demand for cooling products has increased significantly in the last few years. The temperature in Kashmir is currently hovering above 30 degrees Celsius. Jun 16, 2014

Union power minister Piyush Goyal on Delhi power crisis Part - 2

New Delhi, June 16 (ANI): Union power minister Piyush Goyal on Monday said that two damaged power lines post a storm in Delhi on May 30, have been restored again. Goyal also added that the previous state government in Delhi had not done proper investment in this sector and therefore Delhi was not prepared to face any natural calamity like the storm. Jun 16, 2014

Aamir Khan launches India's first 'One stop crisis centre' for women in Bhopal

Bhopal, June 16 (ANI): Bollywood actor Aamir Khan on Monday launched a 'One stop crisis centre' for women in Bhopal city of Madhya Pradesh. Khan said that this one stop centre will help in controlling crime against women, as it will ensure quick and strict punishment to the offenders. Khan also said that such a centre will be set up in nearly every district in Madhya Pradesh. The concept of 'one stop crisis centre' was also highlighted in the TV show 'Satyamev Jayate' hosted by Aamir Khan. Jun 16, 2014

Akhilesh announces 20 lakh compensation for 2 murdered policemen

Varanasi, June 16 (ANI): The Uttar Pradesh government has announced a compensation of 20 lakh each to the families of two policemen who were shot dead in Firozabad on Sunday. UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said, "The two policemen who died in an encounter in Ferozabad, lost their lives to ensure law and order." The incident led to a violent protest in the Ramgarh district, Firozabad. Protestors in Firozabad blocked the roads and were seen hurling stones and vandalising buses. Jun 16, 2014

Union power minister Piyush Goyal on Delhi power crisis Part - 1

New Delhi, June 16 (ANI): Union power minister Piyush Goyal on Monday said that two damaged power lines post a storm in Delhi on May 30, have been restored again. Goyal also added that the previous state government in Delhi had not done proper investment in this sector and therefore Delhi was not prepared to face any natural calamity like the storm. Jun 16, 2014