Women's rights activists condemn AMU VC's 'girls will attract boys in University library' statement

New Delhi, Nov 11 (ANI): Women's rights activists on Tuesday condemned Aligarh Muslim University Vice-Chancellor Lt Gen Zameer Uddin Shah's statement wherein he said that there would be 'four times more boys' in the library if girls were allowed in and that the space does not allow the same. Justifying as to why girls were not allowed library membership, the VC said, “the issue is not of discipline, but of space. Our library is packed". DCW Chairperson Barkha Shukla Singh said that this is the mentality of the University to dominate women. AIDWA General Secretary Jagmati Sangwan demanded that the President should take action over the matter. Meanwhile, NCW Member Shamina Shafiq said that such a statement is not expected from VC of a central university and that space problem should be tackled in a better and positive way. Nov 11, 2014

Explosion near NIA Office in Kolkata

Kolkata, Nov 11 (ANI): A small explosion occurred near the office of National Investigation Agency (NIA) in Kolkata, police and interior office officials said. An officer at the police control room in Kolkata said the cause of the blast at the NIA office had not yet been established. Interior ministry official said preliminary information was that nobody had been injured. The NIA is currently investigating an earlier explosion in Burdwan, near Kolkata in October, that the agency believes was a botched plot by Bangladeshi Islamist militants to kill Bangladesh's Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina. A Kolkata court on Sunday gave the NIA custody of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) commander Sajid, a Bangladeshi national who West Bengal police arrested on Saturday in connection with the blast. Sajid's arrest followed the detention of another suspect on Thursday. Nov 11, 2014

Bangladesh war crime accused Mohammad Kamaruzzaman's family urge SC to review its verdict

Dhaka, Nov 11 (ANI): Family members of the Islamist leader, Mohammad Kamaruzzaman, convicted for war crimes, urged Bangladesh Supreme Court to review its verdict of upholding his death penalty. In May last year, a special war crimes tribunal found Kamaruzzaman, an assistant secretary general of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, guilty of genocide and torture of unarmed civilians during the 1971 war of independence from Pakistan. The tribunal sentenced him to death. Kamaruzzaman's son, Hasan Iqbal pleaded his father's innocence and requested the court to reconsider the verdict. The tribunals have delivered death sentences for two Jamaat leaders, including its party chief and former minister, Motiur Rahman Nizami, late October this year. Nov 11, 2014

Woman paraded naked in Rajasthan, 30 accused arrested

Rajsamand, Nov 11 (ANI): Police arrested 30 accused for allegedly parading a woman half naked in Rajsamand district of Rajasthan, said a senior officer. The 40-year-old woman was allegedly stripped and paraded on a donkey across a tribal village by village council members who were accusing her of being involved in a murder case at Thurabad village in Rajsamand district. Police registered the case, following the complaint filed by the woman’s husband, Uday Singh. Police said that the woman was humiliated by the village council members for being involved in an alleged murder. District collector Verma and other officials visited the village after the incident. Nov 11, 2014

Huge cache of explosives recovered from poll bound Jharkhand

Latehar, Nov 11 (ANI): Huge cache of explosives was recovered in poll bound red corridor area of Jharkhand in a joint anti-Maoist operation by commandos of paramilitary and special police unit. The explosives were recovered by elite CoBRA commando troops of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and the Jharkhand ‘Jaguars’ police unit in Latehar district of Jharkhand in a joint exercise. The items recovered in this operation include 1745 detonators, 154 pressure cookers, cortex wires, 4 quintals of urea, gunpowder, three gas cylinder based Improvised Explosive Devices (IED) of 50 kg each and other loose explosives. Superintendent of Police (SP), Latehar, Michael Raj S said that the operation was launched on a tip off intelligence in the Maoist infested area. Raj S also said that the Maoists could have used these explosives to disrupt the upcoming elections and targeted the security forces. Nov 11, 2014

4 women die in Chhattisgarh after sterilization surgery, CM orders probe

Bilaspur, Nov 11 (ANI): In a shocking incident, 4 women have died due to medical negligence in sterilization camp organized by the state government in Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Raman Singh has ordered for investigation and compensation has been announced for the families of the dead. The camp was organized as part of family planning programme. As per the programme, the women undergoing operation get Rs 1400 and the worker who brings the gets Rs 200 for each woman. Nov 11, 2014

Suicide bomber in school uniform kills 47 in Nigeria

A suspected Boko Haram suicide bomber disguised in school uniform kills 47 students in northeast Nigeria, in one of the worst attacks against schools teaching a so-called Western curriculum. Duration: 01:05 Nov 11, 2014

People from different faiths flock at the Urs of Saint Sai Baba

Jammu & Kashmir, Nov 10 (ANI): Sufism has always influenced Kashmiris since age. The land of Jammu & Kashmir has been blessed by the preaching of Sufi saints who have lived here from centuries. One them is Sain Sai Baba of Poonch district. Sai Baba throughout his life spread Sufism in the area by spreading the message of communal harmony and amity among people. The Urs celebrated here not only witnesses the devotees who preach his teaching but also follows them with utmost devotion. It is believed that wishes of the devotees who come from all across the country are fulfilled here. Nov 11, 2014

Workers from diverse communities congregate at incense stick making unit

Jharkhand, Nov 10 (ANI): Sahibganj, located in the eastern state of Jharkhand, is known as place of sahibs or masters. The district houses people of various communities including Hindus and Muslims, who share a common bond of oneness and mutual understanding. It is in this backdrop that people of different religious beliefs don’t hesitate in working and helping each other to earn a better living, enabling communal harmony in the area. A similar example is set by the women of the district, who without any religious bias, work together in an incense stick making unit. Nov 11, 2014

Knife attacks kill two Israelis as unrest spreads

An Israeli soldier and a woman were killed and two others wounded in twin Palestinian stabbings Monday as months of unrest in Jerusalem spread across Israel and the occupied West Bank. Duration: 00:37 Nov 11, 2014

Netherlands marks MH17 victims with memorial ceremony

The Netherlands on Monday held a national memorial ceremony for the 298 people who died when Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot out of the sky over war-torn east Ukraine in July. Duration: 00:50 Nov 11, 2014

Catalans react to symbolic vote on independence

Catalonia's nationalist government prepared Monday to step up its secession drive after more than two million people voted in a symbolic independence referendum which Spain's central government dismissed as "useless". Duration: 01:09 Nov 11, 2014

Palestinians hold vigil to commemorate Arafat's death

Ten years after his death, Yasser Arafat remains a national hero for a still stateless people. On the eve of the anniversary of his death, Palestinians in Ramallah held a candlelight vigil in his memory. Duration: 00:43 Nov 11, 2014

Arab Israelis express anger over Israeli police shooting

After police shot dead a young Arab-Israeli during a routine arrest operation on Saturday, clashes broke out in Arab towns in northern and central Israel, prompting police to raise the nationwide alert, fearing further unrest. Duration: 00:58 Nov 11, 2014