BJP accuses Mamata government in West Bengal of lawlessness

Kolkata, June 1 (ANI): BJP leaders visited West Bengal over alleged attack on party workers and accused the state government of shielding the perpetrators. BJP leaders including Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Meenakshi Lekhi met family members of injured victims, who were allegedly attacked by workers of West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress party and local goons, when they were celebrating BJP's victory. Addressing a news conference, BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the state government led by chief minister Mamata Banerjee is not protecting the innocent people in the state. Jun 1, 2014

Venkaiah Naidu targets housing for all by 2022

Hyderabad, June 1 (ANI): Urban development minister, Venkaiah Naidu announced housing for all by 2022. Addressing his maiden press conference in Andhra Pradesh after taking charge as the cabinet minister, Naidu said main aim of his government was development, which will provide better sanitation facilities to all. Jun 1, 2014

BJP Government hikes Diesel prices, Congress reacts

New Delhi, June 01 (ANI): Congress leaders on Sunday reacted over the hike of diesel prices by the new BJP government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Diesel prices have been hiked by 50 paisa per litre all over the country which will be effective from Sunday midnight. Meem Afzal ironically referred to the promise of 'good days' by BJP government pointing out that BJP is acting just the opposite of what it used to say. Meanwhile, Rashid Alvi stated that BJP always used to make a hue and cry over prices of petrol and diesel and they themselves have hiked it within 5 days of governance. He added that this is a hint to people that BJP differs in its words and actions. Jun 1, 2014

People demand death penalty for accused in Badaun gang-rape

New Delhi/ Budaun/Mumbai, June 1 (ANI): People of India demanded death penalty for accused in Badaun case in which two teenage girls were raped and hanged from a tree. Local police said a post-mortem confirmed that the girls, from the Dalit community, had been raped and died from the hanging. Three men - one a policeman - have been arrested over the attack and a search is under way for two other suspects. Jun 1, 2014

Nicosia holds its first Greek Cypriot gay pride parade

Nicosia held its first Greek Cypriot gay pride parade Saturday, 16 years after homosexuality was decriminalised on their Mediterranean island, where the influential Orthodox Church views non-heterosexual relations as sinful. Duration: 01:20 Jun 1, 2014

Police fire tear gas at Turkey anniversary protest

Turkish police fired tear gas and water cannons at hundreds of people in Istanbul and Ankara Saturday as demonstrations marking a year since deadly anti-government protests erupted in fresh violence. Duration: 01:05 Jun 1, 2014

Balinese Hindus celebrate Kuningan festival

Balinese Hindus celebrate the holy day of Kuningan in Tabanan. Kuningan, the last day of the Galungan celebrations, is believed to be the ascendant day of ancestral holy spirits returning back to heaven. Duration: 00:37 May 31, 2014

Secretive Bilderberg group holds meeting in Copenhagen

The highly secretive Bilderberg group's annual meeting was under way in Copenhagen on Friday, attracting members of the global elite as well as protestors and conspiracy theorists criticising its lack of transparency. Duration: 00:37 May 31, 2014

Borders need to be secured, focus on improving relations with China: Kiren Rijiju

New Delhi, May 31 (ANI): Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Saturday expressed his point of view and priority regarding the borders. Rijiju stated that the main focus is on securing the borders and strengthening relations with China in particular. He further said that he is happy that PM Narendra Modi received congratulatory call from China and said that he is positive about the visit of Chinese Foreign Minister to India. May 31, 2014

Yogendra Yadav and Naveen Jaihind resign from party posts: Sources

New Delhi, May 31 (ANI): Observing another rift within AAP, party leader Yogendra Yadav has sent his resignation as the Haryana in-charge of the party. Yadav is said to remain a part of the party and work for it without holding any prominent post. Meanwhile, Naveen Jaihind, who contested from Hissar in Haryana, said that he had raised issues regarding disrespect of volunteers which later became a cause of trouble within AAP due to which he had decided to resign from the major leadership of the party. He added that he will continue to work as a volunteer for the party. May 31, 2014

Politicos react as Akhilesh recommends CBI probe in Badaun gang-rape case

New Delhi/ Lucknow, May 31 (ANI): Under attack from opposition parties, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday decided to recommend a CBI probe into the gang rape and murder of two dalit sisters in Badaun. The family of two murdered teenage girls had demanded a CBI probe into the incident saying they had no faith in local police which was "hand in gloves" with the accused. May 31, 2014