Modi to BJP MPs: Follow parliamentary ethics, spend time in constituencies

Surajkund, June 28 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday instructed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Members of Parliament (MP) attending an orientation camp in Surajkund, Haryana, to follow parliamentary procedures and ethics properly, focus on their work, and spend more time in their respective constituencies. "BJP MPs should follow parliamentary procedures and ethics in the proper manner, focus on work, and spend more time in their constituencies," reports quoted Modi, as saying. He also asked them to chart a blueprint for development in their respective constituencies and share it with government. Jun 28, 2014
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Alang Ship Yard Explosion Kills 5, Injures 7

A day after the blast at a gas processing company in south India, another explosion occurred in the ship breaking yard at Alang in Gujarat killing five and injuring seven others. Jun 28, 2014

DU Academic Council passes resolution to implement three-year undergraduate programme

New Delhi, June 28 (ANI): The Delhi University Academic Council on Saturday held a meeting to discuss the further course of action, a day after the DU VC announced scrapping of the controversial FYUP programme. The Academic Council of the varsity today passed a resolution to implement the three-year undergraduate programme. Eight of the 90 members opposed the resolution tabled by the Council, saying the Delhi University 'didn't hold discussions'. The resolution will now be tabled in the meeting of the Executive Council. Delhi University yesterday decided to scrap the four-year under graduate programme (FYUP) after UGC mounted pressure to roll it back. The standoff between the UGC and DU had resulted in an inordinate delay in the admission procedure. Jun 28, 2014

Govt decided to extend food security act for 3 more months: Ram Vilas Paswan

Kolkata, June 28 (ANI): Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Saturday said that the government has decided to extend food security act for three more months as against the Mamata Banerjee's request to extend the same by six months. Paswan said that the government will ensure that the cat is implemented properly and for this, he had a conversation with Bihar CM and West Bengal Food Minister. Jun 28, 2014

Residents in Assam deal with flood aftermath

Guwahati, June 28 (ANI): Residents in Assam now face an uphill task in overcoming the adversity of floods that submerged residential areas and forced people to take shelter in relief camps set up by the government. The team of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has evacuated nearly 10,000 people. Deputy Commandant of NDRF, Manohar Singh, said on Saturday the people in the region should be careful as there are chances of electrical hazards post floods. Reportedly, seven people have died in the floods that have affected 25,000 people. Exasperated residents have urged the government to take safety measures. Jun 28, 2014

Politicos on BJP's orientation on effective administrative skills

Surajkund/ New Delhi, June 28 (ANI): Politicos on Saturday reacted over BJP's two-day orientation, which was held for over 100 debutant lawmakers. The orientation was held for imparting behavioural norms and effective administrative skills. The training was held at Rajhans hotel in Surajkund district of Haryana and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, himself a first-timer member of the Lok Sabha, addressed the gathering of newbie parliamentarians. Jun 28, 2014

Ugandan gorillas bring tourist dollars but tensions remain

Gorilla tourism has brought economic growth to this community in south-western Uganda, but having one of the most densely populated rural areas on earth sit next door to these endangered animals continues to create conflict. Duration: 03:07 Jun 28, 2014

BJP leaders talk about effective administrative skills after orientation

Surajkund, June 28 (ANI): The ruling BJP on Saturday held a two-day orientation for over 100 debutant lawmakers on behavioural norms in the parliament and learning effective administration skills. The training was held in Rajhans hotel in Surajkund district of Haryana and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, himself a first-timer member of the Lok Sabha, addressed the gathering of newbie parliamentarians. Jun 28, 2014

B.Tech students protest march against FYUP rollback outside

New Delhi, June 28 (ANI): With the Delhi University scrapping the four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP), several B.Tech students of DU staged a protest outside the Ministry of Human Resource Development on Friday demanding that their four-year curriculum should not be changed into a three-year course. Jun 28, 2014

A K Antony questions Congress' 'secularism' idea, Politicos react

New Delhi, June 28 (ANI): Congress leader AK Antony's attack on his party's idea of secularism has invited reactions from the BJP. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that Sonia Gandhi has always followed anti-Hindu secularism which was rejected by the people. He added that Antony has given a good suggestion for modification of secularist ideas. Meanwhile, Congress leader Rashid Alvi stated that Congress party has always stayed committed towards minorities. Jun 28, 2014