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June 22, 2014

Trinamool to hit the streets Monday against rail fare hike

Kolkata, June 22 (IANS) After the opposition Congress and the CPI-M, West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress would hit the streets from Monday in protest against the hike in train fares.Trinamool national general secretary Mukul Roy said his party would organise a week-long agitation across the state where its MPs, legislators, office bearers and members of mass organisations affiliated to it would take part. The party would bring out a rally from College Square to Rani Rashmoni Avenue in central Kolkata at 2 p.m. Monday.…

Efforts on for release of abducted Indians in Iraq

New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The Indian government is in touch with agencies and countries that can be of help in securing the release of Indians who were rounded up by suspected Sunni militants in Mosul town of violence-hit Iraq, official sources here said Sunday.They said that all efforts were being made to secure release of the 39 Indian workers. One of the Indians had escaped from captivity and was safe. The government had said Saturday that the Indians in captivity in Iraq were unharmed. It is understood that India is in…

Gunfight on in Kashmir’s Sopore town

Srinagar, June 22 (IANS) A gunfight was on Sunday evening between guerrillas of the Lashkar-e-Taiba and security forces in Sopore town of Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district, police said."Following specific intelligence inputs about the presence of a group of militants in Krankshavan colony of Sopore, security forces comprising local police, Rashtriya Rifles and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers surrounded the area in the evening but came under fire," a senior police officer told IANS here. This…

DU’s St Stephen’s College defers FYUP admissions

New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Following a directive from the University Grants Commission (UGC) to Delhi University regarding its four-year undergraduate programme, St. Stephen's College Sunday said it will defer final admissions to the course till a decision is taken by the competent authority.The commission, in a notification, ordered the varsity that admissions for the 2014-15 academic year at the undergraduate level in general degree programmes, including honours programmes, shall be only for the three-year undergraduate…

I want to be like Sonakshi Sinha: Teriya Magar

New Delhi, June 22: Nepal's Teriya Magar has been named as the winner of Zee TV's "DID L'il Masters" Season 3 and the 11-year-old already knows what she wants to do in life. The starstruck kid aspires to be just like “Dabangg” actress Sonakshi Sinha.Magar, who hails from Rudrapur, in Nepal, defeated Hardik Ruparel, Anushka Chetri and Sadhwin Shetty at the grand finale held at the Balewadi Sports Complex, Pune, June 21. Being a winner of a dance show, it comes as no surprise that she aims to be a…
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