Government airlifts injured soldiers from Maoist attack spot in Sukma

Sukma, Dec 2 (ANI): The union government, on Tuesday (December 02), airlifted security personnel, who were injured during Maoist attack in central state of Chhattisgarh. Maoist guerrillas ambushed a paramilitary patrol in Chhattisgarh on Monday (December 01), killing 14 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) men and injured other 12 in the biggest rebel attack this year, chief minister Raman Singh said. The attack took place in remote Sukma district, in the jungle of Chhattisgarh, where members of the CRPF had been sent to flush the rebels out of their base. The injured were admitted to a hospital in state capital Raipur. The Maoists seek the overthrow of the Indian state and have operated for decades across a wide swathe of central and eastern India. Dec 2, 2014

Student union protests government's decision to swap territory with Bangladesh

Jorhat, Dec 2 (ANI): The All Assam Student Union (AASU) on Tuesday protested the Indian government's decision to swap territory with Bangladesh in northeast state of Assam. India has inched closer to settling a long-simmering border dispute with Bangladesh, possibly signaling a softer line from Prime Minister Narendra Modi than when he was in the opposition. A parliamentary committee has urged the government to table a constitutional amendment that would pave the way for a land swap deal that Bangladesh and India have been negotiating for years. However, the AASU threatened to organize a state-wide sit-in protest in all the district headquarters of Assam, if the decision is not withdrawn. Dec 2, 2014

Another video of Rohtak girls thrashing molesters goes viral

New Delhi, Dec 02 (ANI): Another video of the Rohtak girls who thrashed three youths who were harassing them on a roadways bus, has gone viral. The new video uploaded on social networking site Facebook shows the girls beating up a boy in a park. The girls, Arti Kumar and Pooja, have confirmed that the new video doing the rounds on social media as well as on TV news channels also features them. The girls claimed that the incident recorded in the new video occurred approximately a month ago. Dec 2, 2014

Fighters not fairies in Hezbollah children's magazine

It's aimed at children, but instead of princes and princesses, fairies and magicians, the heroes of Lebanon's "Mahdi" magazine are the "fighters who fell resisting the Israeli enemy". Duration: 00:50 Dec 2, 2014

Singer Kumar Sanu joins BJP, says will serve poor not contest elections

New Delhi, Dec 02 (ANI): Bollywood playback singer Kumar Sanu on Tuesday joined the BJP in New Delhi. Sanu in the presence of BJP President Amit Shah said that he is a big fan of Prime Minister Narendra Modi because of the work he is doing. Sanu also said that he will concentrate towards working for the welfare of poor and under privileged. He also claimed that he will never contest elections or become a leader. Dec 2, 2014

Dutch retirement home breaks boundaries and age divide

An innovative retirement home in The Netherlands has opened its doors to students who live on site and help elderly residents in return for free lodgings while they carry out their studies. Duration: 02:37 Dec 2, 2014

Politicos react on Ranjit Sinha's retirement

New Delhi, Dec 02 (ANI): Politicos on Tuesday hoped that the new CBI chief would be capable enough to lead the federal investigating agency. As CBI chief Ranjit Sinha retires on Tuesday, a high powered committee of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Mallikarjuna Kharge and Chief Justice of India HL Dattu will meet to decide on a new officer to head country's premier investigating agency. Dec 2, 2014

Opposition parties accuse Modi government of U-turn on poll promises

New Delhi, Dec 02 (ANI): Congress on Tuesday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led ruling BJP government and said it took a U-turn on its polls promises made during general elections. Meanwhile, a leader of Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), Sitaram Yechury, said it was a good thing that other parties were realizing double standards of the BJP. However, a BJP leader Anurag Thakur said that Rahul Gandhi was just doing a drama. Dec 2, 2014

Former Maharashtra CM AR Antulay dies, Congress expresses grief

New Delhi, Dec 02 (ANI): Former Maharashtra Chief Minister and veteran Congress leader AR Antulay passed away in Mumbai on Tuesday. Antulay had been ill for some time and was admitted to the Breach Candy hospital for a kidney failure recently. The 85-year-old Antulay had served as a union minister in UPA-1 government. Meanwhile, Congress leaders Renuka Chaudhary, Mani Shankar Aiyar and Jyotiraditya Scindia expressed grief over the loss which is not only to the family but to the entire nation. Dec 2, 2014

Hong Kong protesters remain defiant despite order to retreat

Hong Kong, Dec 02 (ANI): Demonstrators woke early on Tuesday determined to continue their protests in Hong Kong, a day after thousands of pro-democracy activists forced the temporary closure of government headquarters after clashing with police, defying orders to retreat. Hong Kong leader Leung Chun-Ying said police had been tolerant but would now take "resolute action", suggesting that patience may have finally run out. On Monday the Hong Kong high court granted an injunction which would allow bailiffs to clear the Admiralty protest site. The bailiffs, if they request it, can be supported by police during protest site clearance. It's not known when or if the injunction will be carried out. Speaking on a stage on Monday night in the heart of the Admiralty protest site next to government headquarters, student leader Joshua Wong said he and two others, including a secondary school student, would start a hunger strike to pressure Beijing to grant Hong Kong full democracy. One pro-democracy activist, Lau San Ching felt a hunger strike was not an effective step to take. Dec 2, 2014

TMC requests to issue 'visa' for PM to attend Parliament sessions

New Delhi, Dec 02 (ANI): The TMC along with other parties has made a satirical attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi by collectively asking the Rajya Sabha Speaker to issue a visa for the PM so that he an attend the ongoing parliamentary sessions. TMC leader Derek O'Brien on Tuesday said that there are various national issues of concern which need to be addressed, so the PM should be given a visa to sit in Parliament rather than going around the world. Dec 2, 2014