2 brothers killed for allegedly opposing eve teasing

Faridpur, Aug 23 (ANI): In a shocking incident of crime in Uttar Pradesh, two brothers were killed for allegedly opposing teasing of their sister by two of the village residents. Two brothers of Faridpur district of Bareilly were found dead with their bodies cut into pieces after which the accused ran away. Police has sent the bodies for post mortem and further investigations are going on. Aug 23, 2014

Jharkhand CM on JMM-BJP clash

Dumka, Aug 23 (ANI): Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Saturday spoke on the JMM-BJP clash which took place earlier in the day. Soren slammed the BJP for showing this kind of violent attitude and said that this differential behavior of BJP should not continue for long. Aug 23, 2014

Karnataka CM & many other pay tribute to UR Ananthamurthy

Bangalore, Aug 23 (ANI): Thousands of mourners paid their last respects to Jnanpith award winner and Kannada literary icon UR Ananthamurthy, who passed away on Friday. Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah along with his cabinet ministers, Union Ministers Ananth Kumar and DV Sadananda Gowda, Kannada writers and leaders of all parties paid tribute to Ananthamurthy. The mortal remains of Ananthamurthy were kept for public homage at the premises of the Ravindra Kalakshetra as the state observed three days of mourning. His last rites are performed according to Hindu rituals at Kalagrama inside Bangalore University premises. Aug 23, 2014

Jains begin fasting to mark Paryushana festival

Rajkot, Aug 23 (ANI): Devotees flocked Jain temples and began fasting as eight-day-long religious festival of Paryushana began. Paryushana, which means self cleansing, is significant for Jain community which marks a time of repentance, sacrifices and intense worship accompanied by fasting. During fasting period, Jains worship 24 Tirthankaras, who attained enlightenment. The two Jains sects, Shwetambar and Digambar, follow this occasion on different days. Devotees in Rajkot city of Gujarat visited the Maniar Derasar or the Maniar temple. Aug 23, 2014

Good work done by SP govt is not reported: Akhilesh

Lucknow, Aug 23 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday said that the good work done by SP Government is not reported. Talking to mediapersons in Lucknow, he said that the incidents in UP are being exaggerated & politicized, CBI probes are called regularly. He added that where the Govt is at fault media should run it but not exaggerate it because it’s UP. Aug 23, 2014

Diana Penty turns showstopper for Rocky S at LFW

Mumbai, August 23 (ANI): Bollywood diva Diana Penty set the ramp ablaze as she turned showstopper for designer Rocky S at the ongoing Lakme Fashion Week 2014 in India___s showbiz hub Mumbai recently. Clad in a long black gown with detailed, diamond studded sequence work on the top, she looked stunning. : The Lakme Fashion Week, which kicked off on 19th August, will continue till 24thAugust. Aug 23, 2014

River Sarayu in UP erodes land causing misery to locals

Deoria, Aug 23 (ANI): Villages in Barhaj town located along the banks of River Sarayu in Deoria district of Uttar Pradesh were on the verge of being washed away by the river waters. Lands abutting the riverbank are getting lost due to gradual erosion. Villagers complained of not getting any help from the district administration. Over 450 households in Deoria district have been affected due to land erosion and people accuse that they are getting minimum support from the district administration. On the flip side, sub-divisional magistrate of Barhaj, Shailendra Kumar said people were being shifted to government houses. Erosion caused by River Sarayu has displaced several families and forced them to seek temporary shelter elsewhere. Aug 23, 2014

Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan on SC___s observation on LoP issue

New Delhi, Aug 23 (ANI): Commenting on the Supreme Court___s observation over the issue of Leader of Opposition post, Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Saturday said that the court has not asked the speaker but the government to explain its stand on the matter. The Supreme Court has asked the BJP government to explain its stand after the Speaker rejected Congress___ bid for the post. Aug 23, 2014

Modi does not need certificate from Mayawati: BJP

Vrindavan/New Delhi, Aug 23 (ANI): The BJP hit back at BSP chief Mayawati on Saturday and said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi does not need a certificate from her. Mayawati targeted the Narendra Modi led NDA government and said that its three-month tenure in office has been disappointing., BSP chief also said that the Modi government has failed to keep its promises. Aug 23, 2014

Narendra Tomar says protest against him baseless

Ranchi, Aug 23 (ANI): Labour & Employment Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Saturday said that JMM protesting against him is baseless as there is no reason for the people to be protesting against him. He also explained theta Jharkhand CM was not booed at by the people and nobody raised slogans against him. Tomar was shown black flag by the JMM workers two days after the State Chief Minister Hemant Soren received jeer from the crowd at an event where he shared dais with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Aug 23, 2014

Violent clashes break out between BJP and JMM workers in Ranchi

Ranchi, Aug 23 (ANI): Violent clashes broke out between Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers in Ranchi on Saturday while the former were holding a protest against Labour and Employment Minister Narendra Tomar. Tomar was shown black flag by the JMM workers two days after the State Chief Minister Hemant Soren received jeer from the crowd at an event where he shared dais with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The protest resulted in a clash between the JMM and BJP workers injuring many of them. The JMM Workers alleged that they were protesting peacefully and that the BJP supporters attacked them on purpose. Aug 23, 2014