Indian premiere of documentary 'The world before her'

Mumbai, June 1 (ANI): Filmmaker Anurag Kashyap along with Women in Film and Television (WIFT) India hosted the premiere of the documentary film "The world before her" directed by India-born Canadian filmmaker Nisha Pahuja in the showbiz capital Mumbai. The premiere saw the presence of celebrities like Kalki Koechlin, Elli Avram, Shilpa Shukla and Nimrat Kaur amongst others who came in to support the documentary. Former Miss India Pooja Chopra who plays one of the lead role in the film looked quite happy as the film is based on her real life story. 'The world before her' explores the complex and conflicting environment for young girls in India by profiling two young women - Ruhi, who aspires to become Miss India, and Prachi Trivedi, a militant Hindu nationalist with the Durga Vahini - participating in two very different types of training camps. Jun 1, 2014

Congress suspends Bhanwar Lal Sharma for calling Rahul 'MD of circus'

Jaipur, June 01 (ANI): Congress on Sunday suspended its Rajasthan MLA Bhanwar Lal Sharma, who had had criticised party Vice-President Rahul Gandhi for the Congress' dismal performance in the general elections and had called him 'MD of circus'. Confirming the same, party Spokesperson Archana Sharma said that party suspended him because of his illicit behavior and his such remark against Gandhi in public domain. Jun 1, 2014

Modi using tools to tear down secrecy and encourage accountability: Ankhi Das

New Delhi, June 01 (ANI): Reacting on an over 1.1 million likes at the official Facebook page of the Prime Minister's Office, India and South Asia Public Policy Director for Facebook Ankhi Das on Sunday said that this is nothing surprising. She said that PM Narendra Modi is using these tools to tear down secrecy in the system and encourage accountability within the ministries. Jun 1, 2014

Two dead, 11 injured in building collapse in Sadar Bazar

New Delhi, June 01 (ANI): At least two people were killed and 11 injured when a three-storey under-construction building collapsed in Delhi's Sadar Bazar area on Sunday. Police and fire officials are still carrying out rescue operations at the site, and more people are feared trapped in the debris. According to reports, as it was an under-construction building, most of the victims are labourers. Jun 1, 2014

Businessmen pin hopes on FIFA world cup to help boost mango exports

Malda, June 01 (ANI): As the countdown for FIFA World Cup begins, Indian traders have been pinning hopes on stability in the export market, which will boost mango business as it has been fluctuating due to the recent EU ban and has left the mango growers clueless over the ensuing demand. Mango exporters are hopeful that prospects of demand from the Latin American country would increase in the near future, as the football world cup will kickstart on June 12. Export authorities of the state said Brazil which is hosting FIFA is the right place to market Indian mangoes as thousands will attend the event from across the world. Jun 1, 2014

Muslims suffer because of absence of Uniform civil code: Press Council Chief Justice M Katju

New Delhi, June 01 (ANI): Press Council of India Chairman Markandey Katju came out in support of Uniform civil code and said that the absence of the same lead to suffering of the Muslim community. He said that there is no modernization of their personal law which depletes the conditions of the community even further. Katju also said that due to vote bank politics, Uniform Civil Code has not been made a law till the time. Further, he said that whether Article 370 remains or not, Kashmir cannot be separated from India and that India is a union of states and not a confederation of states. Jun 1, 2014

Former President poised to celebrate 84th birth anniversary of heritage train

Pune, June 01 (ANI): Former Indian President Pratibha Patil poised to celebrate 84th birth anniversary of the heritage train Deccan Queen or Deccan Queen Express which was the pride of the British, as it connected two major cities of Mumbai and Pune in Maharashtra. To mark the occasion train model made in cake was cut by Patil and was distributed among the attendees. Locally known as "Dakhan ki Rani", it started its first journey as a deluxe train on June 01, 1930. The frames of the coach were manufactured in England but the coach itself was manufactured in a Mumbai's Matunga workshop, which still exists today and caters largely to the maintenance of the local trains. Patil said that trains are instrumental in uniting people and bring joys to every heart. Jun 1, 2014