Two college students shot dead in UP after dispute over ragging

Hathras, Sep 03 (ANI): A dispute between two groups over ragging left two college students dead in Hathras city of Uttar Pradesh. The Deputy Inspector General of police, Satyendra Veer Singh, said on Wednesday (September 03) that an argument regarding ragging of a boy in college led to the dispute and the firing. The police are investigating and have registered a case against three students belonging to one of the groups. Following a Supreme Court Order ragging was banned in 2009. Every institution in the country must now have an anti-ragging committee and an anti-ragging squad. A national anti-ragging helpline has also been set up. Sep 3, 2014

TESO protests Sri Lankan detention of Indian fishermen

Chennai, Sep 3 (ANI): The Tamil Eelam Supporters Organization (TESO) on Wednesday held a demonstration in Chennai against the detention of fishermen by Sri Lankan authorities. DMK leader MK Stalin, while addressing the gathering of protesters, demanded that the fishermen and their boats held by Sri Lanka should immediately be released. On Tuesday (September 03) morning, nine fishermen were arrested by Lankan naval personnel when they were returning from the Palk Strait. Also, the Sri Lankan Navy on Tuesday allegedly sank an Indian fishing boat by colliding against it and arrested 15 fishermen from a coastal town in Tamil Nadu province. Sep 3, 2014

President condoles passing away of Goolam E. Vahanvati

New Delhi, Sep 3 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee has condoled the passing away of Goolam E. Vahanvati former Attorney General of India. In a condolence message to his wife, Nafisa Vahanvati, the President has said, "I am extremely saddened to learn about the passing away of your husband, Shri Goolam E. Vahanvati, former Attorney General of India." "Vahanvati rendered distinguished services as the Attorney General and the Solicitor General of India. Starting his practice in Mumbai, he ably handled various matters involving important constitutional issues. In his death, we have lost a highly respected and an eminent personality, whose contributions to the field of law shall always be remembered," he added. "Kindly accept my heartfelt condolence s and convey the same to other members of your family. I pray to the Almighty to give you and your family the strength and courage to bear this irreparable loss," he further added. Sep 3, 2014

Police on alert for upcoming assembly polls in Kashmir

Kathua, Sep 03 (ANI): Police beefed up security to ensure safe and smooth conducting of assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir, said a senior official on Wednesday. While inaugurating a hostel in Kathua district, Director General of Police, Jammu and Kashmir, Rajendra Kumar said with strict vigil of security forces, several elections in the past have taken place peacefully. He added that the upcoming assembly elections will be smooth like the parliamentary elections early this year. He also ensured that security forces are equipped enough to check infiltration as well as retaliate to any ceasefire violations along the international border. He added that that the Election Commission was yet to conduct its surveillance in the region. Sep 3, 2014

Mixed reactions flow over Rajnath Singhs statement on maoists

New Delhi/ Raipur/ Hyderabad, Sep 03 (ANI): Mixed reactions flowed on Wednesday over Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s remark on handling Maoism in affected areas. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that the government is making all efforts to curb naxalism in the country. Congress leader Ajit Jogi said that the way in which Home Minister has called for solving the problem is not correct. Meanwhile, Naxal Sympathiser Swami Agnivesh strongly condemned Singh’s statement saying that this is not the way in which terrorism can be handled. Sep 3, 2014

Alpine project gives stunning 360 view of Eiger

A project using custom-made 360-degree cameras mounted on the backs of climbers scaling the Eiger in the Swiss Alps has captured a unique and dizzying view of the mountain's infamous north face. Duration: 01:19 Sep 3, 2014

Ashya King's parents freed from jail in Spain

The British parents arrested for taking their ill son Ashya King from hospital looked forward to being reunited with him after being freed from jail in Spain. Duration: 00:43 Sep 3, 2014

Truck accident in Kanpur kills 10, injures two

Kanpur, Sep 3 (ANI): Ten people died and two critically injured when a speeding truck overturned near a construction site in the wee hours of Wednesday in Kanpur. The victims who were construction workers were sleeping on the road in a slum area in Kanpur city when the truck lost balance as the wheels got stuck in a manhole and overturned upon them. Superintendent of Kanpur Police, Prabhakran, investigating into the accident confirmed that the mishap claimed ten lives and assured further probe into the incident. The bodies were recovered from under the sand. According to media reports, the truck driver fled after the accident. Sep 3, 2014

Ganga cleaning project: SC raps centre, asks it to file fresh affidavit

New Delhi, Sept 03 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Wednesday expressed dissatisfaction with the Narendra Modi government affidavit on its effort to clean river Ganga. The court asked the government to come with a time bound plan and realistically achievable plan. The court has said that the government affidavit was too comprehensive and bureaucratic. The court has asked the government to come with a stage wise plan to clean the holy river. The Apex court even offered to help the government. The Court also said that the Centre's action plan may not help clean the river Ganga "even after 200 years". Sep 3, 2014

Girl found dead after she defied local TMC leaders in Jalpaiguri, women activists condemn

New Delhi, Sept 03 (ANI): Women activists on Wednesday condemned the killing of a teenage girl in Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal. A day after she openly challenged the verdict of a village kangaroo court chaired by a local Trinamool Congress leader, the naked body of a teenage girl was found near the railway tracks in Jalpaiguri. Her father has accused local TMC leaders and supporters of raping and murdering her. The girl, went missing immediately after the meeting ended late on Monday night. She had accompanied her father to a 'salishi' or meeting called by Namita Roy, the TMC councillor of the municipality. Two persons have been detained in this connection and the body has been sent for postmortem. Sep 3, 2014

B'town celebs revel in festive spirit, immerse Lord Ganesha in Mumbai

Mumbai, Sep 3 (ANI): Bollywood celebrities took part in processions and chanted hyms as they immersed idol of Hindu god Ganesha on Tuesday, the fifth day of 10-day popular Hindu festival, symbolising a ritual see-off of his journey towards his abode. Bollywood actor Vivek Oberoi celebrated the immersion of the deity of prosperity, Ganesha, with religious pageantry along with his family. During the immersion ceremonies the Ganesha idols are taken through the streets in a procession accompanied by dancing and singing, and are immersed in a river or the sea in accordance with Hindu faith symbolizing a ritual see-off of his journey towards his abode in "Kailash", while taking away with him the misfortunes of all mankind. Sep 3, 2014

Politicos react to reports of CBI director associated with various scam accused

New Delhi, Sep 03 (ANI): Political leaders on Wednesday reacted to reports of CBI Director Ranjit Sinha being associated with people accused in various scams including 2G, Coalgate and Meat export. NCP leader Majid Memon said that law will take its course in deciding the charges against Sinha. SP leader Gaurav Bhatia said that Sinha had been related to various accused earlier too. JD (U) Chief Sharad Yadav said that his party also received information regarding Sinha’s contacts with crime accused people. CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechury said that the case is now in Supreme Court and it will decide what course to take. Sep 3, 2014

Goa MLA says dress code for men necessary to maintain discipline on beaches

Panaji, Sep 03 (ANI): The MLA of Goa whose dress code statement created a controversy clarified his statement on Wednesday. Michael Lobo said that he did not want to impose any restrictions but wanted to maintain discipline on the beaches. He added that there is no discipline on beaches in Goa regarding costumes worn by men which makes tourists uncomfortable so he suggested the State government to make costumes compulsory for all tourists visiting the beaches. Sep 3, 2014

BJP s move to appoint ex CJI P Sathasivam as Kerala Governor sparks controversy

New Delhi, Sep 3 (ANI): The reported decision of the Modi government to appoint former CJI P Sathasivam as Kerala governor evoked strong criticism from other political parties on Wednesday. According to reports, Kerala CM Oommen Chandy has said the Centre had not consulted his government before taking the decision to appoint Sathasivam as governor. Sep 3, 2014