Politicos react on Teesta Setalvads bail rejection by Gujarat HC

New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): Congress leader Manish Tewari on Friday said activist Teesta Setalvad had played an important role in exposing the perpetrators of Gujarat riots and bringing them to justice and added that the steps taken against her were out of a sense of political vendetta. The Supreme Court had yesterday stopped the Gujarat police from arresting activist Teesta Setalvad for a day, following a petition by senior lawyer Prashant Bhushan. The apex court's relief for Setalvad's came after her anticipatory bail plea in connection with an embezzlement case was rejected by the Gujarat High Court. Besides Setalwad, her husband Javed Anand, former Congress MP Ehsan Jafri's (who was killed in Gujarat during the 2002 riots) son Tanvir Jafri are accused of misappropriating funds worth over Rs. 1 crore. Denying any misuse of funds, Setalvad had reportedly blamed political motives behind the case. Meanwhile, the BJP said that it would wait for the Supreme Court’s decision now over the case. Feb 13, 2015

Indian national beaten by police in US, MEA says progress in medical situation

New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): MEA Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin on Friday briefed about the condition of Indian national that was brutally beaten up by police in United States. Akbaruddin said that even though the victim’s medical condition is stable now, it is a matter of grave concern. He added that the police chief in Madison has taken action at his level. Akbaruddin added that India intends to pursue the matter suitably through US mission, in Washington and local authorities. Feb 13, 2015

Anil Saxena, Railway Board, Bengaluru, Bangalore-Ernakulam Intercity Express, Death, Rescue Operati

Kangra, Feb 13 (ANI): Two medical students have been tested positive for swine flu in Himachal Pradesh. This comes after a woman was diagnosed with the deadly HINI virus earlier this week at Doctor Rajender Prasad Government Medical College (DRPGMC). The two people who have fallen prey to the disease are students at DRPGMC. They have been shifted to isolated wards for treatment. Medical Superintendent of DRPGMC, Dinesh Sood, said masks have been distributed among students and staff members as a precautionary measure. Swine flu has killed 191 people in the country in January alone, with the newly formed Telangana state being worst hit. So far, 2,038 people have been afflicted by the virus in India, according to media reports. At least 58 swine flu deaths have been reported in northwestern state of Rajasthan. Feb 13, 2015

Train derails in Bengaluru; 5 feared dead, several injured

Bengaluru, Feb 13 (ANI): Five passengers are feared dead and many have been injured after nine compartments of the Bangalore-Ernakulam Intercity Express derailed near Bengaluru on Friday morning. The accident took place at the border between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka at around 7.45 am near Hosur town, around 45 kilometers from Bengaluru. However, there is no official confirmation on casualties yet. Railway officials are coordinating for rescue operations as ambulances from Karnataka and Tamil Nadu have been rushed to the spot. Being located at a remote place, there has been a delay in rescue operations. Feb 13, 2015

Two more women accuse Bill Cosby

ROUGH CUT, NO REPORTER NARRATION Two more women accused Bill Cosby on Thursday (February 12) of drugging them decades ago when they met him as young models, and one said he sexually assaulted her, as Feb 13, 2015

India's retail inflation accelerates in January, but stays below RBI's target

New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): India's retail inflation accelerated in January after shifting to a new base year for calculating prices, but stayed well below the Reserve Bank of India's (RBI) target, bolstering prospects for further interest rate cuts. Consumer prices rose an annual 5.11 percent compared with a 4.28 percent gain in December, the statistics department said on Thursday (February 12) after it changed the base year for measuring inflation to 2012 from 2010. Under the old series, inflation was reported at 5 percent in December. The revamped index carries a higher weight for education and health services, but has a lower weight for food and fuel items, which authorities say better reflects changing consumption patterns. The RBI aims to keep inflation at or below 6 percent in the period to January 2016 and is widely expected to resume its monetary easing after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presents his annual budget on February 28. Feb 13, 2015

Authorities demolish temple built to worship PM Modi

Rajkot, Feb 13 (ANI): Local authorities in Gujarat have demolished the temple built to worship Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Hundreds of Modi's followers in Rajkot donated funds for a temple that featured a seated statue of Modi and was topped with a wind gauge shaped like a lotus, the symbol of his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Earlier on Thursday Modi had said he was appalled that some of his supporters had built a temple to worship him, adding that such an act contradicted tradition. Modi's reaction had unnerved some of those involved in the temple project and one of the men who donated funds for temple building, Ramesh Undhad, had said the followers would now dedicate the temple to 'Mother India'. Feb 13, 2015

Violence in Venezula

EDITORS PLEASE NOTE: EDIT CONTAINS MATERIAL THAT WAS ORIGINALLY 4:3 Police in Venezuela fire rubber bullets to disperse anti-government protesters. Several people were injured. The demonstration in Feb 13, 2015