Maoists abducting labourers, allege locals in Deogarh

Deogarh, Dec 29 (ANI): Villagers in Deogarh district of Jharkhand have alleged that Maoists had abducted some labourers from the area. Following the alleged abductions, the villagers staged a sit-in protest to press the government for tracking their missing kin. A resident, Raghu Chaubey, said that the Maoists had abducted the labourers from a construction site to perhaps extract money from the builder working on that particular site. Dec 29, 2013

PM urges stakeholders in education system to address faculty crunch

New Delhi, Dec 29 (ANI): Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh has urged stake holders of higher education system in the country to “urgently consider” the issue of faculty crunch and find innovative methods of resolving it. Commenting on the need for research and development in education sector, Singh added it was imperative that industries in the country support this, since research grants were badly required for undertaking research projects. Dec 29, 2013

Give us ten days to settle down, we will prove our mettle: Kejriwal

Kaushambi, Dec 29 (ANI): Even as he carried out a slew of measures that saw nine IAS officers being transferred and a couple of brainstorming cabinet meetings on day one as Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday urged people to give them ten days to settle down and that they would prove their mettle. Dec 29, 2013

Dec 29: The day when India's brave daughter lost her fight with life

New Delhi, Dec 29 (ANI): On December 29, 2012, a 23-year-old physiotherapy student lost her fight with life in a hospital in Singapore after being brutally gang raped for an hour and tortured with an iron rod on a moving bus in New Delhi. Six men lured the woman and a male friend onto the bus on the night of December 16, 2012 as the pair was on their way home after watching a movie at a shopping mall in south Delhi. Dec 29, 2013

Beirut residents say they want to leave after bombing

Uncertainty and fear prevailed in Beirut Saturday, following the explosion of a car bomb which killed six people including Mohammad Chatah, a leading critic of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime. Dec 29, 2013

Fresh violence erupts in C. African capital

After two days of apparent calm in the capital of the Central African Republic, violence eruped once again on Saturday morning as former Seleka rebels fired on civilians while the French army was on patrol. Dec 29, 2013

Student killed as Egypt protesters torch university

A student was killed and more than 100 arrested as police clashed with students who set fire to a Cairo university building Saturday amid an intensifying crackdown on the Muslim Brotherhood. Dec 29, 2013

Kejriwal's tenure is not going to be very long: BJP

Patna, Dec 28 (ANI): General Secretary of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Rajiv Pratap Rudy congratulated Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal for swearing-in as the new Chief Minister of Delhi however he also said that his tenure as CM will not be very long. Dec 28, 2013

Donations in private schools must be monitored: Manish Sisodia

New Delhi, Dec 28 (ANI): Briefing the media for the first time after being sworn as the national capital's Education Minister, Manish Sisodia on Saturday said donations in private schools must be closely monitored since education isn't about making profit but helping the country grow. Dec 28, 2013

An industrialist brokered deal between Congress-Kejriwal: Gadkari

New Delhi, Dec 28 (ANI): In a shocker from the BJP stable, national party president Nitin Gadkari on Saturday said a prominent industrialist brokered a deal between Congress and Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal at a hotel in connection with forming the next government in Delhi. Dec 28, 2013

Cong-AAP react to Gadkari's 'match fixing' allegation

New Delhi, Dec 28 (ANI): Both Congress and AAP on Saturday reacted to the shocker from the BJP stable, even as national party president Nitin Gadkari said a prominent industrialist brokered a deal between Congress and Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal at a hotel in connection with forming the next government in Delhi. Dec 28, 2013