Bangladesh's Gonojagoron Mancha protests, demand speedy trial of war criminals

Dhaka, June 07 (ANI): Bangladesh people's resurgence platform, Gonojagoron Mancha, took to streets in Dhaka as they demanded speedy trial of war criminals accused of genocide during 1971 liberation struggle and banning of the country's Islamist party, Jamaat-e-Islami. The activists of the Gonojagoron Mancha came out in droves and shouted slogans. Bangladesh social activist, Khushi Kabir, slammed the government for protecting the interest of the parties responsible for the genocide. Kabir also blamed the government over the slow process of the war crimes trials. Jun 7, 2014

Malaysian woman raped in Jaipur, one held

New Delhi, June 7 (ANI): A Malaysian woman has alleged to have been raped by a man she met on an official trip to India. According to reports, the woman has told the police that the man took her to an isolated place where he gave her a spiked drink and allegedly raped her. One man has been detained. The accused, however, denied the allegations and said that the woman had planned everything in advance. Activist Ranjana Kumari terming this rape serious stated that India's image in the world is deteriorating rapidly. Jun 7, 2014

Hardcore Maoists surrender in Odisha

Odisha, June 7 (ANI): Four rebels of a hardcore Maoist organisation, CPI (Maoist) surrendered before police in Koraput district of Odisha.The police said their case is being recommended for rehabilitation under the surrender policy of Odisha government.The surrendered rebels included the area committee member, Krishana Praska, the other rebels -Raju Hikoka, Kosai Wateka alias Nirmala and Durjana Mandingi and all belonged to Srikakulam-Koraput divisional committee of the CPI (Maoist).Inspector General of Police, South Western Range, Yaswant Jethwa, said the rebels were carrying a cash prize of around Rs 1 lakh.Four active members of Maoist organisation, CPI (Maoists), including area committee member, a member of technical team of Andhra-Odisha Border Special Zonal Committee and two more active members have surrendered. Jun 7, 2014

Mumbai metro set to roll on Sunday, state CM says arbitrary tariff hike not acceptable

Mumbai, June 07 (ANI): The much anticipated Mumbai metro will be inaugurated by Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan Sunday morning. This is India's first metro railway project implemented on a public-private partnership model by a consortium headed by RInfra since 2007, at a total cost of around Rs.4,300 crore. Accordingly, from Sunday the 11.4 km long Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar east-west corridor with 12 elevated stations en route will run from 5.30 a.m. till midnight at a speed of 80 kmph. Meanwhile, talking about controversy over metro fare, state chief minister said that the increased fare is not acceptable unless it goes through the due processes. Jun 7, 2014

Hamren SP Nityananda Goswami's son demands CBI probe into father's death

Guwahati, June 7 (ANI): Nityananda Goswami's son, Nayan Goswami said that a high level probe should be conducted to find out how exactly his father died. On the tip of intelligence, police conducted a combing operation in remote Rongthang forest area of Karbi Anglong district on Friday to nab the militants and after an exchange of fire between two sides the Superintendent of Police Hamren, Nityananda Goswami went missing, whose body was found later. The Additional SP and other police officials who were part of the operation recovered the body of the Superintendent later on Friday. Jun 7, 2014

Ukraine's Poroshenko sworn in as president

Ukrainian tycoon Petro Poroshenko vowed Saturday to avert civil war and mend ties with Russia after being sworn in as president with the nation facing disintegration and economic collapse. Jun 7, 2014

Verdict postponed for Egypt Islamist chief

An Egyptian court Saturday postponed to July 5 the verdict in the trial of Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Badie and 47 others for inciting violence that killed two people last summer. Duration: 00:30 Jun 7, 2014

Modi asks MPs not to touch his feet, politicos react

New Delhi, June 07 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked the Members of Parliament to stop touching his or other senior party leaders' feet while greeting them at the party's parliamentary meet. He also said that the MPs must be well prepared before speaking in the house and must have the right perspective on issues so that they do not strike a discordant note with the party's views, according to media reports. Reacting over this Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that it would not be right for him to comment on the instructions Modi gave to his leaders but it the tradition in India to touch feet of elders. Meanwhile BJD leader Jay Panda welcomed this and said that it is a good signal that PM is sending out. Jun 7, 2014

Kiren Rijiju & Tarun Gogoi pay homage to Assam SP killed in gun battle

Guwahati, June 07 (ANI): Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Saturday visited Guwahati city in Assam to pay tribute to a Superintendent of Police and a policeman who was killed by a militant outfit. Rijiju, accompanied by state Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi, paid homage to the martyr. He visited the state following the directive of Home Minister Rajnath Singh following the killing of the senior officer. The Karbi Peoples' Liberation Tigers (KPLT) militants killed a Superintendent of Police and another policeman in Assam's Karbi Anglong district on Thursday during police action. During the visit, Rijiju is expected to hold a meeting with state government officials and take stock of the law and order situation. Jun 7, 2014

Politicos on 'Federal front' formation

New Delhi, June 07 (ANI): With a weakened Congress party which managed just 44 seats in the Lok Sabha, according to reports few regional parties are contemplating coming together to form a 'federal front' that will function as the main opposition party in the house. The talks began after regional parties felt the need to carve out a clear space for themselves in both Houses with NDA 335 MPs in Lok Sabha and Congress 44 occupying two extreme ends of the spectrum. The exchanges also come in the backdrop of indications that Congress will have to fight it out for the leader of opposition post. Meanwhile, reacting over this BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that democracy needs an active and strong opposition, but for the first time there may be a coalition to form opposition. Jun 7, 2014

BSF Jawans, Villagers killed in skirmish in Tripura

Tripura, June 07 (ANI): A Border Security Force (BSF) constable reportedly committed suicide after killing a 60-year-old man along Tripura's border with Bangladesh following a quarrel with locals. At least 11 others including a woman received bullet injuries. According to angry villagers, the squabble started when security personnel of BSF stopped an elderly villager Ismile Mia from going to a pond situated next to the barbed wire border fencing in South Ramnagar in Agartala. Villagers said that the allegedly drunk BSF trooper Sandeep Kumar of 195 battalion committed suicide. Jun 7, 2014

India reels under blistering heat wave, people turn to roadside vendors to quench thirst.

Kanpur / Jaipur / Nagpur, June 07 (ANI): The blazing sun and intense heat wave continued in many on Saturday, with temperatures remaining above 45 degrees Celsius, and people out in the sun flocked to roadside refreshment stalls to quench their thirst. The weather department on June 06 had said heat wave will intensify in northern India, predicting no rainfall or thunderstorm activity for the next few days. A resident of Kanpur Rakesh, said hot summers have left people helpless and they are looking for ways to protect themselves when venturing out in the sun. People are seen carrying umbrellas, wearing protective clothing and drinking cold beverages to protect themselves from the sweltering heat. Jun 7, 2014

Law and order situation in UP will be brought back on track: Rajnath

Lucknow, June 7 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday visited Lucknow, his Lok Sabha constituency, today for the first time after taking charge of the portfolio. He assured that the deteriorating law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh would be brought back on track. He also added that it will take some time. Singh's remarks come in the wake of the surge in crime against women in UP under Akhilesh Yadav government. Jun 7, 2014

Monsoon has hit Kerala, extreme heat to continue for North India: MeT

New Delhi, June 07 (ANI): MeT department Scientist BP Yadav on Saturday declared that Monsoon has hit Kerala and will increase in the west coast. Yadav also said that monsoon will reach Eastern India in some time. Further, Yadav said that there is extreme heat wave in North India including Delhi NCR which will continue for next few days. He also said that there may be a little relief but won’t affect the weather majorly. Jun 7, 2014