Arunachal is inalienable part of India: MEA on New Chinese map's claim on the state

New Delhi, June 28 (ANI): At a time when Vice-President Hamid Ansari is on a tour to China to mark 60 years of the Panchsheel agreement, Chinese government on Saturday escalated controversy when authorities released a new map that showed Arunachal Pradesh as an integral part of the country. Reacting on the same the Ministry of External Affairs said that Arunachal Pradesh is an inalienable part of India. He added that this has been conveyed to Chinese authorities on several occasions including highest level. Jun 28, 2014

Arunachal CM condemns China's latest map showing Arunachal as its territory

New Delhi, June 28 (ANI): Even as Vice President Hamid Ansari is in China to mark 60 years of the Panchsheel agreement, the Chinese government has stirred a new controversy. China has released a new map showing Arunachal Pradesh as a part of it. Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister, Nabam Tuki condemned the act. Jun 28, 2014

Have to take situation very seriously, people's anger justified: Tarun Gogoi

Guwahati, June 28 (ANI): Talking about the flash flood situation in Guwahati city of Assam, state Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said that it has to be taken very seriously and that people's anger is fully justified. He also said that he had never seen this kind of flood situation and that this is leading to many other disasters as well. Jun 28, 2014

Delhi Building Collapse: NDMC Mayor confirms 7 deaths, rescue underway

New Delhi, June 28 (ANI): NDMC Mayor Yogender Chandolia on Saturday confirmed that at least seven people including one woman were killed and several others are trapped under the debris as a three-storey residential building in Tulsi Nagar area of Inderlok, Delhi collapsed. He said that the rescue operations are underway and that enquiry has been ordered against three officials. Jun 28, 2014

Politicos react on RSS members named in Vyapam Scam

New Delhi/ Kanpur/ Bhopal, June 28 (ANI): Political leaders on Saturday reacted on RSS members named behind the Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh in which many government employees are under scanner for getting selected through unfair means. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that the incident is unfortunate and strict investigation should take place. Congress leader Sri Prakash Jaiswal also stated that the state should take responsibility of the scam and accept its involvement. Congress leader Satyadev Katare stated that the Chief Minister should resign on moral grounds until the investigations are over. Meanwhile NCP leader Nawab Malik said that the BJP and RSS vowed to make the nation corruption free and are themselves found involved in scams. Jun 28, 2014

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