SC rejects Subrata Roy's bail plea

New Delhi, June 04 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Wednesday once again rejected a bail plea of Sahara Group chief Subrata Roy. A bench of justices T S Thakur and A K Sikri, who had on May 29, reserved its order after hearing arguments from the counsel of Sahara Group and the SEBI on the fresh plea of Roy, has now referred the sahara case to a 3-judge bench. The court allowed Sahara to sell nine of its real estate assets in India to raise part of the money, but sought more information on the three overseas hotels the group had offered to sell. Jun 4, 2014

SP defends itself over increasing number of rape cases in UP

New Delhi, June 4 (ANI): Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Wednesday appeared hesitant while answering queries relating to gang rapes in Uttar Pradesh, and said that investigations are being conducted. Further, SP leader Ram Gopal Yadav said that rapes are happening in other states as well. Jun 4, 2014

BJP leaders express grief over Munde's death

New Delhi, June 04 (ANI): BJP leaders on Wednesday expressed grief over Cabinet Minister Gopinath Munde's unfortunate and sudden death on June 03. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi stated that Munde was a hard working minister who worked for the poor and backward people and his loss can never be compensated. Radha Mohan Singh said that Munde's death struck as sudden grief to all. Meanwhile, Yogi Adityanath said that the increasing population in the country is a cause of mishandled traffic which leads to accidents and added that Munde's death was unfortunate. Jun 4, 2014

Chaos at Gopinath Munde's funeral venue; cremation this afternoon

Parli, June 4 (ANI): Union Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde, who died after a road accident in Delhi yesterday, will be cremated with full state honours at his native village in Maharashtra's Beed district this afternoon. His body was brought to Latur, 485 kilometers from Mumbai, this morning from where it was taken to Nathra, a 2500-strong village in Beed's Parli taluka. Jun 4, 2014

Gopinath Munde's body cremated, daughter lit the funeral pyre

Parli, June 04 (ANI): Senior BJP leader and Union Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde who died in a road accident in New Delhi on June 03 was cremated with full state honours in his birth place Parli in Maharashtra. The senior BJP leader was sworn in as the Cabinet Minister last week. Munde's funeral pyre was lighted by his daughter Pankaja. Earlier, thousands of mourners, including senior party leaders, activists and commoners received the coffin at Latur airport. Jun 4, 2014

UP rape cases: Akhilesh-led SP govt faces flak

New Delhi, June 04 (ANI): Political leaders on Wednesday slammed SP government and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav for increasing crimes against women in UP. The reactions come after reports of several horrific cases of sexual assault in the last few days from the state. Jun 4, 2014

16th LS pays homage to Munde, House adjourned till Thursday

New Delhi, June 04 (ANI): The first session of the 16th Lok Sabha convened on a sad note on Wednesday, with a tribute to senior BJP leader and union rural development minister Gopinath Munde, who was killed in a car accident yesterday. The session got underway with protem speaker Kamal Nath paying tribute to Munde and asking for the house to observe two minutes of silence. Nath praised Munde's work and recounted his long and illustrious political career in Maharashtra, which culminated in his appointment as the minister for rural affairs. After paying tribute to Munde the house was adjourned till Thursday. Jun 4, 2014

Situation in UP a matter of concern: Kiren Rijiju

New Delhi, June 04 (ANI): Voicing concern over the growing incidents of crime against women in Uttar Pradesh, Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiran Rijiju on Wednesday said the situation in the state is a matter of concern. The Centre's reaction comes after several horrific sexual assault cases have been reported in the last few days from the state. Jun 4, 2014

Raped, murdered girls reveal horrific risks for India's poor

The gang-rape and murder of two teenage girls in rural India has highlighted the dangers faced every day by millions of women who are forced to relieve themselves in the open at night due to a lack of toilets and basic sanitation. Duration: 02:13 Jun 4, 2014

India makes arrangements to evacuate its nationals from violence-hit Ukraine

New Delhi, June 4 (ANI): Arrangements to evacuate all Indian nationals, mainly students, from violence-hit Ukrainian city of Lugansk to Kyiv have been made in cooperation with the Ukrainian government said MEA Spokesperson, Syed Akbaruddin. In Lugansk, at least two people were killed and several injured in an explosion which separatists controlling the eastern city said was the result of an air strike by the Ukrainian military. Meanwhile, Indian Foreign Ministry is in constant touch with the Ukrainian government to ensure safety of all the Indian nationals. Jun 4, 2014

Security forces accord guard of honour to deceased Gopinath Munde, body brought to hometown

Mumbai, June 4 (ANI): Security forces accorded guard of honour to deceased Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde, as his body headed for hometown on Wednesday in Maharashtra for last rites. The body was airlifted from Latur through special helicopter to Munde's home village of Parli in Beed district. Munde died on Tuesday after a road collision in New Delhi. Jun 4, 2014

Police rescue over 500 children in suspected child trafficking case in Kerala

Kozhikode, June 4 (ANI): Police rescued over 500 children in a suspected child trafficking case in Kerala.The children were brought by train from Jharkhand, Bihar and West Bengal, said police. The matter came to light when a five member team of senior officers from Jharkhand confirmed that the orphanages did not have proper documents of each child and the statement provided by the care takers was not satisfactory. The officer added that it could be a case of child trafficking. Jun 4, 2014

Congress and its allies hold first meeting to discuss course of action

New Delhi, June 4 (ANI): Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA), which ruled the country for a decade, held its first meeting after becoming the main opposition of the country to discuss its political role in the upcoming parliamentary session. Congress chief Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, party vice- president Rahul Gandhi and other important leaders were present in the meeting. They discussed the agenda of the party in the upcoming parliamentary session, which was to earlier commence on June 04, but has been adjourned on the first day due to the death of Bharatiya Janata Party's Rural Development Minister, Gopinath Munde. Jun 4, 2014