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

Police force needs to be more efficient and responsible: Rajnath Singh

New Delhi, June 16 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday visited the Delhi police headquarters in New Delhi and met senior officials and reportedly discussed the capital's law and order situation. Singh said that Delhi Police needs the support of the government to emerge as a more efficient and responsible force. This was Singh's first official interaction with the senior Delhi Police after assuming office. Jun 16, 2014

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