Petition filed in India against US firm for using Mahatma Gandhi's image on beer cans

Hyderabad/ New Delhi, Jan 04 (ANI): A lawyer in Hyderabad city of Andhra Pradesh filed a petition on Sunday against a US liquor company for using iconic freedom fighter Mahatma Gandhi's picture on beer cans. New England Brewing Company came out with beer cans named 'Gandhi-Bot' claiming that their intention was to pay homage to Gandhi. He also said that using Gandhi's image on the beer cans is punishable under Indian laws. Matt Westfall, head brewer and partner at the New England Brewing Company, has apologised on behalf of the company through mail. Meanwhile, CPI leader D Raja said the American company should understand the sentiments of people. CPI leader Atul Anjan also slammed the foreign company for the same and said that India would oppose this if US President Barack Obama does not take cognizance of the matter. Jan 4, 2015

TMC says Abhishek Banerjee slapped by 'an outsider', political parties allege 'act by an insider'

New Delhi/ Kolkata, Jan 04 (ANI): After West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee was slapped by an unidentified youth at a public rally, TMC leader Derek O' Brien alleged that it was done by and outsider who apparently wanted to click a photograph along with Banerjee. Meanwhile, BJP leader Siddharth Nath Singh said that the act is unfortunate and is definitely done by a party insider. Congress leader Rashid Alvi also condemned the act and said that the same was unlawful and this was not a correct way to protest. CPI leader Atul Anjan also expressed confidence that the act was done by a party insider who expressed anguish over the series of scams by the party. Jan 4, 2015

Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee slapped by unidentified man

East Midnapore, Jan 04 (ANI): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's nephew Abhishek Banerjee was slapped by a man while addressing youth TMC rally in West Bengal's East Midnapore district on Sunday. An unidentified man got on the stage during Abhishek's rally and slapped him. The attacker was quickly taken away by the security officials after the incident and was beaten harshly by the TMC supporters. As per the latest reports, the attacker was badly thrashed by the TMC workers after the incident and is said to have been rushed to the hospital. Jan 4, 2015

Kejriwal lashes out at BJP over price rise and corruption part - 2

New Delhi, Jan 4 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party Chief Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday slammed the BJP over price rise and corruption. During a public meeting in Delhi, Kejriwal said that the BJP talked about development before polls and now they talk about religious conversions. Jan 4, 2015

Kejriwal lashes out at BJP over price rise and corruption part - 1

New Delhi, Jan 4 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party Chief Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday slammed the BJP over price rise and corruption. During a public meeting in Delhi, Kejriwal said that the BJP talked about development before polls and now they talk about religious conversions. Jan 4, 2015

BJP talked about development before polls, now they talk about religious conversions: Kejriwal

New Delhi, Jan 4 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday lashed out at the BJP government during a public meeting in Delhi. Kejriwal said that the BJP talked about development before polls to garner votes and now they talk about religious conversions. He also added that the BJP wouldn't have got a single vote had they talked about agendas like religious conversions before polls. Jan 4, 2015

Patna police detains UP police official on charges of demanding bribe

Patna, Jan 04 (ANI): Patna Police on Sunday detained a police officer from Moradabad in case of alleged extortion and bribe demand. SP City of Patna, Shivdeep Lande said that the police officer was conducting investigation in some case which is why he inquired from a cyber cafe owner regarding a case of issuing SIM card on a fake identity. He added that the cafe owner was threatened by the police officer to drag him into a fake case if he does not pay a certain amount of money, allegedly bribe. The detained officer said that he was conducting investigation in a fake identity SIM case and he was being stalked in a fake case. Jan 4, 2015

Five arrested in India over Japanese tourist gang rape

Five men have been arrested over the alleged gang-rape and extortion of a Japanese tourist held as a sex slave for nearly a month in a basement near a famous Buddhist shrine in India, officials say. Duration: 01:14 Jan 4, 2015

Politicos slam UP minister for saying society, not govt responsible for crimes like rape

New Delhi/ Lucknow, Dec 4 (ANI): Politicos on Sunday criticized Uttar Pradesh Women and Child Welfare Minister Aruna Kori for putting onus on the society to check crimes like rape. Leaders of rival parties said that the onus lies on those who are in power to help bring transformation in the society by enacting strict rules. The Uttar Pradesh Minister had earlier on Sunday tried to absolve the government's responsibility over crimes like rape, saying it is the society and not the government that is responsible for such crimes. Her comments came just days after two cops allegedly gang-raped a minor girl in Badaun. Jan 4, 2015

Airport in Kolkata on alert following threat to Air India flight

Kolkata/ Jaipur, Jan 04 (ANI): Security has been beefed up at the Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose International Airport in Kolkata city of West Bengal following a threat to an Air India flight. The booking office of Air India, in Kolkata, received an anonymous threat call on Saturday that an Air India flight will be hijacked. However, the exact details of the flight which is likely to be targeted are not known. It has also not been ascertained yet whether or not the call was a hoax. Reacting to the hijack threat, Aviation Expert Harshvardhan asserted on the need to take even the smallest threat very seriously. A passenger Manju Jaana said that she arrived early at the airport in view of the increased security at the airport and was ready to cooperate with the officials. Another passenger Sudhanshu Mukherjee said that it was reassuring to see so much security in place at the airport. Jan 4, 2015

Mourners attend wake for slain NY cop Wenjian Liu

Police and mourners attend a wake for the New York Police Department (NYPD) officer Wenjian Liu, one of two New York policemen shot to death in their patrol car on December 20. Duration: 00:30 Jan 4, 2015