Kavita Shrivastava Speaks Up Against Sc Ruling In Anti- Dowry Cases

Jaipur, July 3 (ANI): Women Rights Activist, Kavita Srivastava reacted against the Supreme Court ruling on the Anti Dowry Law. She stated that the decision, which restrained the police of all states from "automatically" arresting the accused in dowry harassment cases on the grounds of misuse, was a terrible judgment. She argued that this ruling meant the end of all arrests and subsequently the end of criminal law. She added that the judgment reflects the misogynic attitude of men in the Indian society and there is an immediate need to urge the government to move a curative petition. Jul 3, 2014

Women Activists back SC's decision to rule out automatic arrests in dowry cases

Kolkata/ Mumbai, July 3 (ANI): Many women activists on Thursday backed the Supreme Court's decision of ruling out automatic arrests in dowry cases. The apex court expressed concerns over misuse of the anti dowry law. Section 498-A of the IPC was introduced with object to combat the menace of harassment to a woman at the hands of her husband and his relatives. Jul 3, 2014

SC rejects Asaram Bapu's bail plea

New Delhi, July 03 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected Asaram’s bail plea in sexual assault case filed against him in Gujarat. The court asked him to approach the High Court. The apex court has agreed to hear the case on 19th of August. His lawyer said that the move is positive and argued that Asaram was innocent. Jul 3, 2014

Congress does not have courage to hear me: Shivraj Chouhan on Vyapam scam

Bhopal, July 3 (ANI): Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has that the Congress does not have the courage to hear him in the Vyapam scam issue. He added that the rival party is murdering democracy and leveling baseless allegations. Earlier, the Congress had disrupted his reply to their own motion in the state Assembly. Jul 3, 2014

Japan funerals

Instead of shelling out tens of thousands of dollars on an elaborate tomb, which, according to religious custom must be lovingly tended by descendents, some in Japan have decided to do it differently. Duration:02:19 Jul 3, 2014

Some Brazilians have seen business flourish

Some Brazilians, with the help of microcredit programs, have seen their business flourish in the past month and argue that the World Cup has had a positive impact on the country.Duration:02:31 Jul 3, 2014

India's foreign ministry solving immigration issues to bring back nationals from Iraq

New Delhi, July 3 (ANI): MEA Spokesperson, Syed Akbaruddin, said facilities were being made available through community welfare funds to pay for immigration fines of stranded nationals in strife-torn Iraq. Addressing mediapersons in New Delhi, Akbaruddin said immigration issues were impeding the evacuation of Indian nationals. About 10,000 Indian nationals work in Iraq, mostly in areas unaffected by the fighting between the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) and the national army. About 100 Indian workers are trapped in areas overrun by ISIL. Jul 3, 2014

Indian government brings onions and potatoes under essential commodities act to curb inflation

New Delhi, July 3 (ANI): The economic affairs committee of the Indian cabinet decided to bring onions and potatoes under the essential commodities act in order to curb the prices of these two essential vegetables on the nation's menu. Law minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad held a cabinet briefing to explain the government's decision of including onions and potatoes under the Essential Commodities Act, 1955, for one year. Prasad said that the decision will prevent hoarding as it will place an upper limit on holding stock by wholesale traders and others. Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, has made tackling inflation his top priority after widespread resentment about rising prices contributed to the exit of the previous government last month. Jul 3, 2014

Congress party accuses Modi of usurping India's constitutional right to select judges

New Delhi, July 3 (ANI): Following the Gopal Subramanium controversy, Congress party accused the Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party of breaching constitutional norms by usurping the right to select or reject the judges of the apex court. Congress Spokesperson, Abhishek Manu Singhvi, said the government action against Subramanium smacks of pettiness. In a letter sent to the Chief Justice of India, Subramaniam had withdrawn his nomination for the candidature of apex court. Singhvi added that Subramanium's only fault was that he spoke against Modi's government in Gujarat when he was Chief of the state. Jul 3, 2014

Psychological experiment was 'terribly communicated', says Facebook's chief operating officer

New Delhi, July 3 (ANI): Facebook's Chief Operating Officer, Sheryl Sandberg, apologised for psychological experiment and said it was terribly communicated. Addressing a conference of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) Ladies Organisation in New Delhi, Sandberg stressed that Facebook takes privacy and security issues seriously as people share on the social networking site. In 2012, Facebook manipulated the timeline of over six lakh users for nearly a week, showing only positive status for one set of users while showing negative updates for the other set. The experiment was conducted without bringing to knowledge of the users, whose timelines were manipulated, thereby raising privacy concerns. Jul 3, 2014

Amit Shah gets Z security, Politicos give mixed reactions

New Delhi, July 03 (ANI): BJP leader Amit Shah being given Z+ security has invited mixed political reactions on Thursday. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that the government should tell why Amit Shah has been given this security and what threat was posed to his life. JD (U) leader Ali Anwar said that Amit Shah is the right hand of PM Narendra Modi so he can get whatever he wants. BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that security is given to a person following a national procedure under which security to Amit Shah is justifiable. NCP leader Majid Memon said that Amit Shah has become a recognized leader of his party so he is given the security. Jul 3, 2014

Anti-dowry law misused, no automatic arrest: SC

New Delhi, July 03 (ANI): The Supreme Court has said that women were increasingly using the anti-dowry law to harass in-laws and restrained police from automatically arresting the husband and his relatives on mere lodging of a complaint under Section 498A of the Indian Penal Code. The apex court said the attitude to arrest first and then proceed with the rest is "despicable" which must be curbed and directed all state governments to ensure that police do not resort to arresting in all offences punishable up to seven- year jail term including dowry harassment cases. Jul 3, 2014

Trial run for high speed Delhi-Agra train begins

New Delhi, July 03 (ANI): With an aim to ensure high-speed connectivity between the two cities of Agra and New Delhi, the trial run of the semi-high speed train, which runs at a speed of 160 kmph was conducted on Thursday. The train will cover 200km between the two cities in 90 minutes. It would comprise 10 coaches and one locomotive. At present, Bhopal Shatabdi Express is the fastest train en route, which covers the distance in 2 hours. The semi- high speed service would tentatively be launched by November. The trial train left the New Delhi Railway Station today morning and is scheduled to reach Agra in 90 minutes. Jul 3, 2014

Sunanda Pushkar's postmortem report was based on principles and norms of medical ethics Dr Sudhir Gu

New Delhi, July 03 (ANI): Dr Sudhir Gupta, who had alleged that Sunanda Pushkar's autopsy report was doctored, said on Thursday that Sunanda Pushkar's postmortem report was based on principles and norms of medical ethics. Dr Sudhir Gupta had earlier alleged that he was pressurized to give a doctored report in Pushka's death case. Gupta headed the team of experts who conducted the postmortem on Pushkar's body and had alleged that he was pressured by top officials to show that Pushkar's death was 'natural'. The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) however, denied that there was any pressure on Dr. Sudhir Gupta to present a doctored post mortem report. Jul 3, 2014

Farmers await rains after slow start to monsoon

Pune, July 03 (ANI): Maharashtra farmers fret over delayed annual monsoon rains and incur huge losses as the parched farmlands have added to their woes. The scanty rainfall has threatened the plantation of crops in the Maval area of the state. Director of India Meteorological Department in western Pune city, D. S. Pai, highlighted the strengthening of monsoon current over central India. Jul 3, 2014