Women politicos ask West Bengal CM to take stern action in Birbhum gang-rape case

New Delhi, Jan 23 (ANI): Women politicos on Thursday condemned the alleged gang-rape of a tribal woman in West Bengal's Birbhum district, and appealed to the state chief minister to take stern action against the culprits. President of Women Congress Shobha Oza said that if such brutal acts are not restricted, women will never feel safe in this country. Bharatiya Janata Party ( BJP) leader Najma Heptulla, echoing similar sentiments, said that India's image is deteriorating due to incidents like these that happen not only with Indian women but also with foreign nationals. A 20 year old tribal woman was allegedly gang-raped on Monday night on the order of the village court presided by village head, who decided to punish the girl for having an affair with a boy from a different community. Jan 23, 2014

Tripura's 3-year-old drummer gets National Award

Tripura, Jan 23 (ANI): Anshuman is just three-years-old, but he has won a million hearts with his amazing talent. The youngest drummer from Tripura was born to Biswajit Nandi and Rashmi Nandi. Anshuman was inspired by his father, who is a professional drummer. Jan 23, 2014

Fresh snowfall in Kashmir blocks national highway

Jammu and Kashmir, Jan 23 (ANI): Heavy snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir threw life out of gear as the roads and the national highway was blocked, leaving passengers stranded across the valley. The roadblocks added to the woes of residents as well as tourists who had to experience some of the most unfavourable situations. Jan 23, 2014

Birbhum gang-rape: Annie Raja demands action against perpetrators

New Delhi, Jan 23 (ANI): A 20 year old tribal woman was allegedly gang-raped in West Bengal's Birbhum district, on Monday night on the order of the village court presided by village head, who decided to punish the girl for having an affair with a boy from a different community. Speaking on the same, Women rights activist Annie Raja said that it is a saddening incident which must be condemned. The parents of the victim filed a complaint with the Lavpur police station, and so far five people have been arrested. Jan 23, 2014

Militants gun down local trader in Assam

Kokrajhar, Jan 23 (ANI): Tension gripped Kokrajhar district of Assam after militants gunned down a local trader. The trader was shot dead by the militants of Kamtapur Liberation Organisation (KLO) at Baubazar under Dotma police station in Kokrajhar district. Jan 23, 2014

Snow finds its way into NY-DC train during heavy storm

Unexpected consequence of the snowstorm that rolled across the northeastern United States yesterday, an Amtrak train from New York to Washington DC fills up with snow inside some of the railcars. Duration: 00:49 Jan 23, 2014

Anti-abortion activists march in DC in frigid weather

Thousands of anti-abortion activists demonstrated on the National Mall in Washington on the anniversary of the 1973 Roe VS Wade Supreme Court decision that made abortion legal in the US. Duration: 00:55 Jan 23, 2014

Kiev protesters prepare for another night of clashes

Anti-government protesters in Kiev have been preparing for another night of confrontation with Ukrainian police, after a day marked by running battles and the death of five activists, according to protesters. Duration: 01:00 Jan 23, 2014