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Must reads on dna: Face Off at Mumbai's Campa Cola as resident resist BMC demolition; Oil hits 9-month high above $115 a barrel on Iraq conflict

Friday, 20 June 2014 - 12:52pm IST | Agency: dna webdesk

#1 LIVE Face Off at Campa Cola: Residents request BMC officials with folded hands, even as police detaim RPI workers
The residents of the Campa Cola Society are worried about their future, as the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will begin its demolition today morning. BMC had earlier given a May 2 deadline to the residents by which the residents failed to evict their homes. South Mumbai MP Arvind Sawant, Shaina NC, and Mangal Prabhat Lodha arrive at the Campa Cola compound in solidarity of the residents. RPI (Athavale) workers have also been detained by the Mumbai Police, following demonstrations in support of the residents. Read more 

#2 LATEST on Iraq crisis: ​PM Narendra Modi, Sushma Swaraj will do all to secure release of Indians in Iraq, says Nitin Gadkari
Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Friday Prime Minister Narendra Modi and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj would do all in their capacity to secure the release of Indians abducted in Iraq. When asked for his comment on Congress Party president Sonia Gandhi writing a letter to the prime minister, Gadkari said, "On this, the prime minister and the foreign minister had said the government will do all it can to secure the lives of those stranded in Iraq. The prime minister and the foreign minister have discussed this issue, and I am sure that the Government of India will put in all efforts to save their lives." Read more

#3 Nihalchand Meghwal is victim of Congress' conspiracy: Rajendra Rathore
Defending Union Minister Nihalchand Meghwal from an alleged rape case, Rajasthan Health Minister Rajendra Rathore today said the BJP MP from Sriganganagar was victim of Congress' conspiracy. Terming Nihalchand as innocent, Rathore said the woman had lodged the case during Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's tenure and the Jaipur police has put a final report on it. He said the final report was accepted during Gehlot regime by the metropolitan court in Jaipur. "The final report was cleared by police and the court," Rathore told reporters during "sarkar apke dwar" at Bikaner. Read more

#4 FIFA World Cup: Luis Suarez records touching video message after beating England
Luis Suarez shared a touching dressing room video on his Twitter account, where he is thanking his wife and two kids, after beating England. The 27-year-old striker, who was playing his first game after he recently went through a knee surgery, and scored the opening goal for his team, also credited his physiotherapist Walter Ferreira, adding that he wouldn't have been able to play if it wasn't for him. Watch the video here

#5 Oil hits 9-month high above $115 a barrel on Iraq conflict
Brent crude hit a nine-month high of more than $115 a barrel on Thursday as the United States said it would send military advisers to Iraq, raising concerns about the escalating conflict. Government forces continued to battle Sunni militants for control of Iraq's biggest refinery as US President Barack Obama said the United States will send up to 300 military advisers to Iraq to combat the extremist insurgency. Read more

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