Women activists condemn MP Tapas Pal's rape statement

New Delhi, July 01(ANI): Women activists on Tuesday condemned TMC MP Tapas Pal's statement in which he stated that he will send his boys to rape CPI (M) women. AIDWA General Secretary Jagmati Sangwan said that Tapas Pal is not fit to represent people at large because being a leader he is giving condemnable statements. NCW Chief Mamta Sharma said that the Chief Minister should take immediate steps and suspend the MP. Jul 1, 2014

Politicos react over TMC MP Tapas Pal's statement on rape

New Delhi, July 01 (ANI): Political leaders on Tuesday reacted over TMC MP Tapas Pal's statement in which he said that he will send his boys to rape CPI (M) women. BJP leader Nalin Kohli said that the statement is highly condemnable and strict action should be taken against him. Congress' Shobha Oza demanded a case to be filed against the leader. CPI leader Atul Anjan and JD (U) leader Ali Anwar also condemned the statement and demanded strict action. NCP leader DP Tripathi also condemned the statement. Meanwhile BJP leader Jay Panda stated that the leader should be given a chance to explain himself but if he is found guilty he should be punished. Jul 1, 2014

Supreme Court grants bail to Tarun Tejpal

New Delhi, July 01 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted bail to former Tehelka magazine editor Tarun Tejpal who has been charge-sheeted in a case of sexual assault. Earlier his bail plea was heard on June 27 but the interim bail was extended till July 1 which now has been granted. Jul 1, 2014

DU announces first cut-off list, 100 per cent required for 3 colleges

New Delhi, July 1 (ANI): The first cut-off list of Delhi University for its undergraduate courses released on Tuesday. This is for the third time when the cut-off has touched the 100 per cent mark for admission in three colleges to their B.Sc (Computer Science) course. After much delay due to the row over the controversial four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP), admissions to academic session 2014-15 will begin on Wednesday much to the relief of over 2.7 lakh students who applied this year. Acharya Narendra Dev, ARSD and Shyama Prasad Mukherjee College have posed a stiff competition with its 100 per cent cut-off for the computer science programme for non-science aspirants. Jul 1, 2014

Chinese leadership keen to establish personal-level ties with PM Modi: Ansari

Beijing, July 1 (ANI): Indian Vice President Hamid Ansari while on his way back from Beijing to India told mediapersons about Xi's intention to visit India later this year. Ansari, arrived in China on Thursday, at the invitation of his Chinese counterpart Li for celebrations to mark the 60th anniversary of a diplomatic treaty between the two countries and Myanmar. Calling their discussions in Beijing 'friendly' and 'frank', the Indian Vice President said that China is on the list of top priorities of Narendra Modi-led central government. Jul 1, 2014

Israel vows to make Hamas pay for murder of Israeli teens

An helicopter of Israeli security forces is flying over the village of Halhul, near the West Bank town of Hebron, carrying the bodies of the three Israeli teenagers who disappeared while hitchhiking are found. Duration: 00:45 Jul 1, 2014

Nasscom launches third phase of startup initiative mission

Bangalore, July 01 (ANI): The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) invited applications from startups as it commenced the third phase of its 10,000 start-ups initiative across the country. The 10,000 startups initiative, which is a national database of startups and identifies the areas of their operations, is a one-stop platform for all fresh entrepreneurs. Addressing a news conference in Bangalore Senior Director, NASSCOM 10,000 Startups initiative, Rajat Tandon said in first two phases at least 529 people were impacted. The association had earlier sent a 30-member representative delegation of software products and solutions to the Silicon Valley in the US for providing a global platform for young entrepreneurs. Jul 1, 2014

Onion price hike brings tears to common man

Bangalore /Rajouri/Siliguri /Amritsar, July 01 (ANI): People across the nation condemned the hike in onion prices and lamented over the government apathy towards poor and middle classes who are the most deeply affected by the inflation. 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. However, this has evidently not been successful as the price of this essential vegetable refuses to come down and people are getting more and more frustrated. A resident of Bangalore Rahmat Uneesa, said the hike is leading to a more expensive cost of living. Jul 1, 2014

Police arrest Maoist in Jharkhand

Chatra, July 01 (ANI): A most-wanted Maoist was arrested in Chatra district of Jharkhand. Based on secret information, police officials of Chatra arrested Bindu Ganjoo, a Maoist belonging to the Communist Party of India (Maoist). The police had announced a reward for finding Ganjoo, who has been wanted for over five rebel attacks. Chatra police have been searching for him since 15 years. Ganjoo is a resident of Degadevi village in Chatra and joined the CPI (Maoist) in 2009. It was only recently that he had left the outfit and returned back to his home. Jul 1, 2014

Samajwadi Party workers protest against fuel price hike

Varanasi, July 01 (ANI): The youth wing of Samajwadi Party on Tuesday held a protest against the fuel price hike announced yesterday by burying their vehicles in the sand and condemning the Narendra Modi led NDA government. Petrol and diesel prices were hiked on Monday by Rs 1.69 and 50 paise litre respectively. Jul 1, 2014

Petrol price hiked by Rs 1.69 per Litre, Diesel by 50 Paise

Bhopal / New Delhi/ Nagpur / Kanpur, July 01 (ANI): Oil Companies have raised the petrol and diesel prices by Rs 1.69 and Rs. 0.50 per litre respectively. The Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) attributed the move to the rise in price of crude oil and forex market. Reacting over this, Food Minister, Ram Vilas Paswan, said situation was beyond their control. Meanwhile, Congress leader, Manish Tewari, hit out at the central government. BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy said that Iraq crisis is responsible for the situation. Ahead of his maiden budget, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is grappling with a food inflation scare, and now faces the risk that higher oil prices could swell the government's subsidy bill. Jul 1, 2014

French Foreign Minister confident on Rafale fighter jet talks with India

New Delhi, July 01 (ANI): French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said that he was confident about the outcome of talks to sell 126 Rafale fighter jets to India in a multi-billion-dollar deal that has been stalled for months. France also offered a credit line of up to one billion euros for sustainable infrastructure and urban development in India. Jul 1, 2014

Police recover arms cache from Maoists in Giridih

Giridih, July 1 (ANI): Acting on a tip off, the CRPF along with the district police recovered arms and ammunitions from Maoists in the red corridor of Jharkhand. A rebel was also reportedly killed during the police encounter. Superintendent of Police (SP), Giridih, Kranti Kumar, said that the combing was launched in the area to nab the red rebels but they escaped amid exchange of fire. The Maoist issue in India has become a serious concern for the state administrations as it has been taking a regular toll on lives and properties in many affected areas. Maoists, also known as Naxals, have killed police and politicians, and targeted government buildings and railway tracks in an insurgency that has killed thousands since 1960s. Jul 1, 2014