Narendra Modi meets Bhutan PM Tshering Tobgay

Thimphu, June 15 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday met Bhutanese Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay. Embarking on his first foreign visit since taking over, Prime Minister Modi arrived in Bhutan today. A grand welcome was accorded to him by the Bhutanese government which rolled out a red carpet and gave a ceremonial guard of honour to him. Jun 15, 2014

Police promise strict action against Khandwa gangrape victims

Khandwa, June 15 (ANI): The DIG of Women Cell in Khandwa, Raghuveer Prasad said that the accused in the shocking gangrape and abuse of a tribal woman in Khandwa region will be dealt with sternly. The DIG said that it's their job to make sure that victims of such heinous crimes are brought justice and strict actions are taken against the perpetrators. A 30-year-old tribal woman was allegedly gangraped and paraded nude on June 10 in village Bilai Khedi, Khandwa district in Madhya Pradesh. Jun 15, 2014

BJP says violence against party workers has increased under Mamata, TMC retorts

Kolkata, June 15 (ANI): Reacting over BJP’s comment that violence against political workers has increased under Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Trinamool Congress leader Partha Chatterjee said that BJP is trying to stir sentiments against the West Bengal government for wrong reasons. Chatterjee added that Banerjee is working for peace and tranquillity and development in the province. Jun 15, 2014

Textile Minister Gangwar slams SP govt for poor law and order situation in UP

Bareilly, June 15 (ANI): Union Textile Minister Santosh Gangwar on Sunday criticized the Uttar Pradesh Government for the worsening law and order situation in the state. He said that Akhilesh Yadav -led SP government did not seem to have an agenda to tackle the problem head-on, especially after its defeat in the Lok Sabha polls. Jun 15, 2014

PM Modi receives Guard of Honour at Bhutan Kings Palace

Thimphu, June 15 (ANI): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday was received in Bhutan with a colourful processional ceremony. Indian delegation was escorted to the King’s Palace amidst colourful processions and dances carried out by the people of Bhutan and Modi also received the Guard of Honour at the King’s Palace. The PM is on a two day tour to Bhutan which is his first foreign visit after taking charge of his office. Jun 15, 2014

Varun Dhawan to throw a bachelors party?

Mumbai, June 15 (ANI): Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan is set to throw a bachelor party! No, he's not getting married, but the celebrations are part of a promotional strategy for his forthcoming Bollywood entertainer "Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania". The party will be held June 20. Talking about it, the 27-year-old "Student Of The Year" actor said: "On June 20 night, we have planned a very big thing with MTV. I am throwing a bachelor party. So I will be there and I will dance with everyone." The actor said this while promoting the film at the Radio Mirchi studio where he was present with his co-star Alia Bhatt to promote the film. "Please, everyone is invited. So on Saturday night, there is going to be a lot of dance and masti (fun)," he added. Produced by Karan Johar and directed by Shashank Khaitan, Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania hits theatres on July 11th. Jun 15, 2014

Will fight against political violence peacefully: Derek O'Brien

Kolkata, June 15 (ANI): TMC leader Derek O'Brien on Sunday expressed grief over the political violence in West Bengal which led to death and injury of various TMC workers. He said that the violence was a result of desperation from losing parties. Derek O'Brien also added that TMC will fight against this political violence peacefully and also appealed to the political leaders to maintain peace. Jun 15, 2014

Violations along LoC must stop: Arun Jaitley

Srinagar, June 15 (ANI): Defence Minister Arun Jaitley, who is currently on a two-day visit to Srinagar, on Sunday said that violations along the Line of Control or LoC must stop and that in itself was a 'Confidence Building Measure'. Jaitley claimed that he was quite optimistic about the situation in Jammu and Kashmir. His comments came in the wake of a special security review meeting in Srinagar to discuss internal security, the situation along the LoC and arrangements for the Amarnath Yatra in Jammu, among other issues. Jun 15, 2014

Mulayam's meeting with UP ministers ends; party says will win all Vidhan Sabha seats

Lucknow, June 15 (ANI): Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Sunday held a meeting with the state's council of ministers at his residence in Lucknow. At the meeting discussions were held on Lok Sabha election and its future strategy. Talking about the meeting, party leader Azam Khan said that his party has decided to win all the Vidhan Sabha seats. Jun 15, 2014

Indonesia's poor swap garbage for health care

A new group of clinics on Indonesia's main island of Java are treating patients for free in exchange for rubbish, an innovative approach to broadening access to healthcare for the poorest as the state struggles to deliver. Duration: 02:04 Jun 15, 2014

LS Speaker Mahajan final arbiter on LOP issue: M Venkaiah Naidu

Vizag, June 15 (ANI): Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said that Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan is having a look at all past conventions and precedents before deciding on the method to choose a Leader of the Opposition. He also said that she is consulting with experts on the issue. He also advised the Congress Party and its supporting parties to stay calm. Naidu also quoted the prime minsiter's speech in the parliament to remind the Congress that it does not have numbers to stake a claim for the post of Leader of the Opposition. Naidu also went back in history to say that there have been many occasions when there was no Leader of the Opposition, and asked Congress to explain as to why the rules should be bent for it. Jun 15, 2014

New technology designed to carry out rescue operations in Mandi

Mandi, June 15 (ANI): Engineers from southern India have devised two new technologies, SONAR and LIDAR, to carry out further search operations of the missing students who drowned in Beas River of Himachal Pradesh. 24 engineering students of a private engineering college of Hyderabad were swept away when the waters of river Beas suddenly spiked dangerously high following a release from the reservoir of 126 MW Larji hydropower project on June 08. Antony Leyon Felix, an engineer, said the two technologies are based on laser pulse-recognition. Jun 15, 2014