Raman Singh highlights plan to combat Maoism

Raipur, June 11 (ANI): Chhattisgarh CM, Raman Singh, on Wednesday highlighted the need for a national policy and an integrated plan to combat Maoist operations. Commenting on the Maoists hotbed areas, Singh lauded the rebels as they are coming forward to surrender and join mainstream. Jun 11, 2014

Raman Singh lauds Modi's proposal to set up knowledge city in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, June 11 (ANI): Chhattisgarh CM, Raman Singh, on Wednesday hailed the proposal put forward by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to initiate the process of setting up knowledge city in a bid to promote development. Singh said Modi has also assured adequate steps would be taken to promote livelihood and skill upgradation. Jun 11, 2014

Rescue officials intensify search in river for missing students in Mandi

Mandi, June 11 (ANI): Rescuers intensified search operations on Wednesday for the missing students of an engineering college who were swept away by the gushing waters of river Beas following the unannounced release of water from a dam in Himachal Pradesh. Rescuers, included teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Indian Army and Armed Border Force, Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and divers. Jun 11, 2014

VK Singh's comment on Suhag inexcusable: Capt Amarinder Singh

New Delhi, June 11 (ANI): Congress leader Capt Amarinder Singh on Wednesday slammed Former Army Chief and Cabinet Minister Gen (Retd) VK Singh for his comment on Army Chief designate Lt Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag calling him a criminal. Capt Amaridner Singh stated the VK Singh's comment is inexcusable and he should either be removed from the Council of Ministers or quit himself. Jun 11, 2014

Badaun case would not have been handed to CBI if I hadn't raised it: Mayawati

New Delhi, June 11 (ANI): BSP Chief Mayawati on Wednesday stated that Badaun rape and murder case would not have been handed to CBI if she hadn't raised the issue. She further said that law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh should be a responsibility of the Central Government and it should take strict steps to improve law situation in the state. The Badaun rape case was handed over to the CBI on Tuesday. Jun 11, 2014

Congress leaders protest over power crisis in Delhi

New Delhi, June 11 (ANI): Congress leaders staged a protest on Wednesday against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for its failure to provide 24 hours water and electricity supply in Delhi. Congress leaders slammed the government for making false promises to the people. Jun 11, 2014

Officials carry out rescue operation, recover bodies of two Russian tourists killed in bus crash

Uttarkashi, June 11 (ANI): Indian police and army officials continued to carry out rescue operation for the injured victims and recovered bodies of the Russian tourists who were killed after a minibus they were travelling on plunged into a river in a Himalayan valley on Monday. The incident killed two Russian tourists and injured eleven others when the bus carrying 13 people tumbled into the Bhagirathi river of Uttarakhand after careening off the mountain road. Jun 11, 2014

VK Singh's tweet on Suhag creates political storm

New Delhi, June 11 (ANI): BJP's minister Gen (retd) VK Singh's tweets about Army Chief- designate Lt Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag created a big political storm on Wednesday. V K Singh in his tweets had hit at Suhag saying he had protected unit that 'killed innocents'. Reacting to this, JD (U) leader K C Tyagi said that Singh has vested interests in blocking appointment of Gen Dalbir Singh, request PM Narendra Modi and Defence minister Arun Jaitley to act on moral grounds. Congress leader Renuka Chaudhary said that VK Singh has bigger responsibility as ex army chief and he can't send mixed signals to the army. Jun 11, 2014

Shoe factory catches fire in Agra

Agra, June 11 (ANI): Firefighters struggled to control the raging fire which engulfed a shoe factory in Uttar Pradesh's Agra city. The third floor of a shoe factory, which caught fire in Agra, was brought under control by Wednesday morning. Eight fire tenders were rushed to the spot to control the blaze. Jun 11, 2014

Sushma Swaraj lists out faults of UPA government in Lok Sabha

New Delhi, June 11 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday listed out ten faults of the UPA government in the Lok Sabha. She further said that people wanted change in the leadership and therefore they chose Narendra Modi as their Prime Minister. Jun 11, 2014