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Train fare hike effective from today, pa Ahmedabad/Bhopal/ Hyderebad/ Chandigarh, June 25 (ANI): Passengers gave mixed reaction as the 14.2 percent increase in rail passenger fare and 6.5 percent hike in freight rates is to be effective from Wednesday. While some oppose the hike, thinking that the hike should justify the railway services, others think that it was necessary considering the loss the raliway was running at. A passenger from Ahmedabad in Gujarat, Rajesh Rana said that the hike should have been brought in stages and the sudden hike is unaffordable. Another passenger, Navinder Singh opposed the hike citing the deplorable state of services provided by the Indian railways including drinking water and cleanliness issues. India's railway network is one of the world's largest, but years of low investment and populist policies to subsidize fares at affordable levels have crimped growth in new lines. A passenger from Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh, Rama Dubey said that the train fare hike along with price rise has turned a terror for the common people. 25-Jun-2014
Railway Minister arrives in Patna to rev Patna, June 25 (ANI): Railway Minister Sadanand Gowda arrived in Patna to take a stock of the accident site in Chhapra where the Delhi-Dibrugarh Express had derailed. The incident took place at 2:15 in the morning killing at least four people and injuring eight. Gowda has announced compensation of Rs two lakh for the deceased and Rs one lakh for those who were injured, although the Bihar government had questioned the compensation saying that the set amount should be Rs five lakh. 25-Jun-2014
Dalit community stages protest demanding New Delhi, June 25 (ANI): A huge crowd of Dalits staged a protest in front of Home Minister Rajnath Singh's residence on Wednesday, against Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers Nihal Chand, who has been accused in a rape case. BJP on Friday ruled out resignation of Chand after allegations of rape surfaced against him. The Dalit protesters tried to burn the effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi but were stopped by the police, who arrested many of them. The protesters shouted slogans against the Modi-led NDA government, blocking the traffic, and demanded immediate resignation of Chand until the trial finishes and also demanded that the trial should be completed within the next three months. Dalit leader, Chatthar Singh said that Modi had promised good days but are keeping a rapist as a minister in his cabinet, who should be removed from his post immediately. 25-Jun-2014
Teachers in favour of FYUP enters second New Delhi, June 25 (ANI): The teachers in favour of the Four-year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP) entered the second day of their hunger strike on Wednesday following the continued tussle between the university and the University Grants Commission (UGC). Former DUTA President Aditya Narayan Mishra alleged that the HRD Ministry and the UGC are playing a game of coercion and trying to make the colleges into autonomous bodies. The University VC had resigned on Tuesday, the reports of which were negated by the Academic Council. The Council member Rajesh Jha said that the there should be rule of law and not the rule of mob. Meanwhile, students pursuing B. Tech course from the university under the FYUP also staged protest outside the UGC office demanding acceptance of the programme and not scrap the same. 25-Jun-2014
Congress leaders protest in Nagpur, dema Nagpur, June 25 (ANI): Leaders and members of the Congress party protested in Nagpur city of Maharashtra on Wednesday as they blocked trains shouting slogans against hike in train fares and demanded a complete rollback. Earlier on Tuesday, lawmakers from Mumbai met Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda to convey the strong sentiments of commuters using the suburban trains in Mumbai over steep fare hike. The government later agreed to the partial rollback, and announced that the recent hike of 14.2 per cent in passenger fares will not apply to second class suburban journey upto 80 kms, thus providing relief to lakhs of travellers. Local trains, a lifeline in the city, ferry more than six million commuters every day. In rest of the country, passenger fares have been increased by 14.2 percent, while freight charges have gone up by 6.5 percent respectively, eliciting people's outrage. 25-Jun-2014
Politicos react as Narendra Modi's gover New Delhi, June 25 (ANI): Politicos on Wednesday reacted over Narendra Modi's government which has completed one month in office. CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechury said that the government in the past one month has only worsened the situation of the country. Congress leader Manish Tewari also said that in the last one month NDA government did exactly opposite of what they used to say while in opposition. To mark the completion of one month as the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi narrated directives for PMO bureaucrats to pay immediate attention to three different sectors and perform action as quickly as possible. 25-Jun-2014
Rajdhani Express mishap: Bihar CM Jitan Patna, June 25 (ANI): Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Wednesday ruled out the involvement of Maoists in the Rajdhani Express derailment in Chapra which left four persons dead. Talking to mediapersons in Patna he ruled out "sabotage" by Maoists as the cause behind the derailment of the train. He said that the incident appears to be a result of "error" on the part of Railways. Manjhi also said that he spoke to Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda about the incident and also drew his attention towards announcement of ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh for the family of the dead whereas the standard practice is to pay Rs 5 lakh ex-gratia in such cases. He questioned why a pilot engine was not run ahead of Rajdhani Express as per standard practise in the Maoists-hit region. 25-Jun-2014
72 trains affected due to Dibrugarh trai New Delhi, June 25 (ANI): At least 72 trains have been affected due to the derailment of the Dibrugarh Express in the early hours of this morning, according to Additional Director General (ADG) PR, Railways, Anil Saxena. Adding to the woes of passengers, another 25 trains have been cancelled and many others diverted. 25-Jun-2014
PM, President condoles death of people k New Delhi, June 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday condoled the death of people who were killed after the Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express train derailed. PMO tweeted, "The PM has condoled the loss of lives due to the accident of the Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express. He prays for the speedy recovery of the injured" Meanwhile, President Pranab Mukherjee too expressed grief and sorrow over the loss of lives in the Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express accident. In a message, the President has said "I am saddened to learn about the derailment of a train near Chhapra this morning, in which some persons have lost their lives and many others are injured. "I call upon the state government and railway authorities to provide all possible assistance to the bereaved families as well as the best of medical attention to the injured," he said. 25-Jun-2014
Politicos on Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Ex Chhapra/ New Delhi, June 25 (ANI): Politicos on Wednesday reacted over a railway accident in Chhapra city of Bihar. 11 compartments of Dibrugarh bound Delhi Rajdhani Express was derailed in Chapra. Railway Minister DV Sadanand Gowda has announced compensation for the families of those who were killed or injured in the accident. 25-Jun-2014
HC agreed to hear the FYUP case on July New Delhi, June 25 (ANI): The High Court on Wednesday agreed to hear the Four year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP) case, but deferred it to July 1st. Earlier, the Supreme Court had refused to intervene in the matter and had asked the High Court to hear the case. The Petitioner said that their plea is that the system of 10+2+3 should be complied by the Delhi University as by the other Universities and the directives of the UGC should be followed. 25-Jun-2014
DU VC acting like terrorist: DUTA Presid New Delhi, June 25 (ANI): As confusion over resignation by the Delhi University Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh surfaced following Sangit Ragi, deputy dean for academics, denying any such reports, DUTA President Nandita Narain said that VC is acting like a terrorist and has no moral values. Narain said that the guidelines to the university colleges are not clear and that VC has completely failed to carry on his duties properly. The DUTA President also said that the case will expectedly be heard in the High Court and expected a decision in the favour of the students. 25-Jun-2014
India takes up release of 64 fishermen w New Delhi/Rameswaram, June 25 (ANI): India has raised the case of release of 64 jailed fishermen with Sri Lankan ambassador as they get consular access to them, said MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to secure the release of the fishermen and with the increasing pressure from the leader, the matter was taken up through diplomatic channels. 25-Jun-2014
Former railway minister blames negligenc New Delhi/Chapra, June 25 (ANI): Former railway minister Mallikarjun Kharge accused the rail authorities and the central government of negligence in Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express derailment mishap in Bihar. Kharge, demanded strict action against officials for carelessness. Around 2.15 am, 12 coaches of Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express train derailed at Golden Gunj area near Chapra city of Bihar on Wednesday, which killed four and injured eight others. 25-Jun-2014
Legislating love: Myanmar mulls religiou Proposals by radical Buddhist monks to criminalise inter-faith marriage in Myanmar face strong opposition from women's rights groups in a tussle over the nation's religious identity that has sparked international alarm. Duration: 02:41 25-Jun-2014
Brides for sale: Vietnamese women traffi Women and girls from the patchwork of ethnic minority groups that inhabit northern Vietnam are being trafficked across the border and forced to marry Chinese men against their will. Duration: 02:19 25-Jun-2014
Security forces gear up to ensure safe p Rajouri, June 25 (ANI): Security arrangements were beefed up for the annual Hindu pilgrimage of Amarnath Yatra in Jammu and Kashmir to ensure the safety of devotees. Thousands of pilgrims undertake this journey to the shrine cave to worship an ice stalagmite called Shivlinga, believed to be the symbol of Lord Shiva. Director General of Police, Jammu and Kashmir, K. Rajendra Kumar, said they have made elaborate security arrangements to ensure safety of the pilgrims. Meanwhile, Kumar said the forces are equipped to tackle any sort of infiltration bid too. 25-Jun-2014
Preity Zinta records statement regarding Mumbai, June 25 (ANI): Bollywood actress, Preity Zinta, recorded a statement with the Mumbai police against ex-boyfriend and industrialist, Ness Wadia, after she returned from the United States on Sunday. Zinta had filed a case against Wadia on June 13, alleging him of molesting and abusing her at Mumbai's Wankhede Stadium during a recent Indian Premier League (IPL) match. The actress left for the U.S. soon after filing the complaint against Wadia. Mumbai police called her to return to record an official statement. 25-Jun-2014
Gross negligence behind Dibrugarh Rajdha New Delhi, June 25 (ANI): RJD chief and former railway minister Lalu Prasad Yadav on Wednesday condemned the Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express derailment in Chapra district of Bihar. Lalu questioned why there was no checking of the railway track before the Rajdhani Express passed through it, especially at a time when a strike was called by the Maoists in the area. 25-Jun-2014
BJP's move to raise foreign investment i Raipur, June 25 (ANI): Congress leader Ajit Jogi, has objected to the ruling BJP government's decision to allow 100 percent foreign direct investment (FDI) in defence sector, saying it poses threat to national security. Last month NDA government proposed to raise foreign direct investment in defence sector from 26 percent to 100 percent with an aim to provide a boost to manufacturing activities. Jogi was speaking at news conference in Raipur city of Chhattisgarh. Jogi also said the information about the technology being used in arms and ammunition that will be supplied to the nation after FDI can be leaked to other foreign nations. 25-Jun-2014
Gadkari orders performance audit of bord New Delhi, June 25 (ANI): India's Transport Minister, Nitin Gadkari, has ordered performance audit of the Border Road Organization accusing it of working with a lackadaisical attitude and performing way below the benchmark. The minister addressed media persons in New Delhi and said he was dissatisfied by work of the Border Road Organization which is entrusted with the maintenance of roads that serve the border areas of India. Gadkari also said that various stalled road projects would soon be resumed as he and his team were trying to resolve the problems ensuring instant solutions. 25-Jun-2014
Railway Minister on Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajd New Delhi, June 25 (ANI): In yet another railway accident, 11 compartments of Dibrugarh bound Delhi Rajdhani Express was derailed in Chapra district of Bihar. According to initial reports 4 people are feared dead, and eight sustained injuries. Railway Minister DV Sadanand Gowda said that he is rushing to the accident site to take a view of the situation. He also announced compensation for the families of those who were killed or injured in the accident. 25-Jun-2014
Women in Manipur become self-reliant by Manipur, June 25 (ANI): Kharibam Sarju Chanu, a resident of Thongju village in Imphal East district launched Water Hyacinth Crafts Centre, a self-help group, last year. She now provides employment to local women, who produce handicraft items with the use of Water Hyacinth, locally known as Kabowkang, an easily available aquatic weed. Sarju received craft training under a skill development programme organized by the North Eastern Development Finance Corporation Limited (NEDFI). Now she has been imparting training to the local women through the group. 25-Jun-2014
Farmers in North India pray for monsoon Nagpur /Moradabad, June 25 (ANI): Farmers in Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh prayed for monsoon as they feared drought like situation. Farmers, in Nagpur city, were experiencing difficult times as they had sown seeds hoping for downpour but were left high and dry. Earlier, their yield was marred by extreme drought, untimely rain or hail storm. A farmer, Moti Singh Deo said they were losing hope of monsoon as the crops were dying. The monsoon has covered half of India's landmass four days behind the usual schedule, failing to recover from a late start that has slowed sowing of summer crops in a country where half of the farmland still lacks irrigation. Millions of small farmers are struggling to survive as erratic weather hits their only source of income. Meanwhile, meteorological scientist, RD Meshram said monsoon system was weak over Bay of Bengal. 25-Jun-2014
Putin says will continue to protect ethn Moscow will continue to protect ethnic Russians in eastern Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday after dismissing a week-long ceasefire between pro-Kremlin rebels and Ukrainian troops as "too short." Duration: 01:00 25-Jun-2014
Morocco women protest PM's stay at home Moroccan women protested outside parliament on Tuesday demanding the resignation of Islamist premier Abdelilah Benkirane after he urged women to stay at home and look after their families. Duration: 00:58 25-Jun-2014
Love, sex and art: erotica takes center With more than 4,000 pieces ranging from 300 BC to the immediate present, the World Erotic Art Museum is one of a kind in the United States. Located in the heart of South Beach, it's become a must-see for tourists and residents alike. Duration: 01:18 24-Jun-2014
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Will do our best to bring Indian economy New Delhi, June 24 (ANI): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said that the government will spare no effort in bringing the Indian economy back on track. Currently, the Indian economy is at an all time low and the people are facing the burden of growing inflation especially on the prices of the basic necessities. Recently, the government had announced that the rail passenger fares would be increased by 14.2 percent and freight rates by 6.5 percent. 24-Jun-2014
Sushma Swaraj aims to make passport serv New Delhi, June 24 (ANI): Union Foreign Minister, Sushma Swaraj, aimed to provide satisfactory passport service to the people of the country, as she pinned hopes on speedy issuance of passport. Swaraj, while addressing mediapersons on 'Passport Service Day' on Tuesday said that authorities should conduct a brainstorming session to ensure timely issuance of passport. Foreign Ministry had declared June 24 as 'Passport Seva Divas' every year to commemorate the enactment of Passport Act in 1967. Meanwhile, Swaraj highlighted the need to provide better passport services to the people. 24-Jun-2014
KK Mishra reacts on MP CM's defamation s Bhopal, June 24 (ANI): Congress leader KK Mishra on Tuesday reacted over Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's defamation case against him. Mishra had earlier levelled charges against the Madhya Pradesh CM in the multi-crore Vyapam Scam. 24-Jun-2014
Vyapam Scam: Shivraj Singh Chouhan files New Delhi/ Bhopal, June 24 (ANI): Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday filed a defamation case against Congress leader KK Mishra, who has levelled charges against the Madhya Pradesh CM in the multi-crore Vyapam Scam. The recruitment scam had reportedly involved manipulation in the selection process for government jobs conducted by the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB). A Special Task Force has been constituted for an investigation into the Vyapam scam which had detained Laxmikant Sharma, a former state technical education minister, for interrogation. The high profile teacher's recruitment scam in Madhya Pradesh is being linked to Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's wife, Sadhna Singh. 24-Jun-2014
Death for main accused, life term for 7 Patna, June 24 (ANI): A CBI special court in Patna on Tuesday sentenced a Bihar Police Inspector Shamse Alam to death in connection with the fake encounter of three students in the Ashiyana Nagar locality on December 28, 2002. The court has awarded life term to seven other policemen in the case. 24-Jun-2014
Politicos on reports of MHA rejecting vi New Delhi, June 24 (ANI): Political leaders on Tuesday reacted over the report that the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has rejected the Ministry of External Affairs' (MEA) proposals regarding granting visas-on-arrival to Bangladeshi nationals and a visa-free entry to citizens of that country under the age of 18 and over the age of 65. 24-Jun-2014
Govt will focus on increasing defence sp New Delhi, June 24 (ANI): Defence minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said that the NDA government will focus on increasing defence spend to meet requirements. He was speaking at the commander's conference. 24-Jun-2014
Politicos react over apparent hike in ga Bhopal/ New Delhi, June 24 (ANI): Political reactions come in as NDA government is all set to raise the gas price following rail fare hike. BJP Vice President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that all these are necessary steps because Congress left the situation in such state, that only measures like these can bring India back on track. Meanwhile, Congress leader Rashid Alvi and CPI leader Atul Anjan condemned the decision. 24-Jun-2014
Reactions flow in as Congress plans to b Bhopal/ New Delhi/ Lucknow, June 24 (ANI): Reactions flow in as Congress plans to bring in 4.5 per cent quota for Muslims in Prithviraj Chavan governed Maharashtra state. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that the party had this agenda from the very beginning and the task was stalled because of some disruptions. CPI leader Atul Anjan Congress is offering lollypop just before the elections. BJP Vice President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi also attacked Congress for fooling a community. Meanwhile, Muslim Cleric Maulana Khalid Rasheed Firangi Mahali said that this is a welcome step and that this will help Muslim community develop. 24-Jun-2014
Shutdown in Kashmir to protest youth kil Srinagar, June 24 (ANI): A complete shutdown is being observed across the valley after the killing of a youth yesterday in Sopore during police firing on protesters. Arshad Ahmad Shah of Seer Jagir in Sopore succumbed to his injuries when security forces fired some shots at protesters. A shutdown call has been given by Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani which is being supported by all other separatists groups. All shops, business establishments, schools, colleges and government offices have been closed and public transport is off the roads. A youth was killed and four others injured when police opened fire on a group of demonstrators to disperse them in town Sopore on Monday evening. 24-Jun-2014
Group of 15 Indians return from strife-t New Delhi, June 24 (ANI): A group of 15 Indian workers returned from strife-torn Iraq at New Delhi airport on Tuesday as fighters from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) advanced to capital Baghdad. About 10,000 Indian nationals work in Iraq, mostly in areas unaffected by the fighting between the ISIL and the national army. About 100 Indian workers are trapped in areas overrun by ISIL. Indian worker, Mohammad Isbal Ansari, said he did not receive any help either from Indian government nor the company he was working for. Forty Indian construction workers have been kidnapped in Iraq's second largest city of Mosul, which fell to Sunni insurgents last week. No ransom demand has been received. Another Indian, Lal Dhar, said problems were confined to only conflict zone and he would return back to Iraq after the crisis is resolved. 24-Jun-2014
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