LGBT community protests in Bangalore, demands repeal of anti-gay law

Bangalore, Nov 24 (ANI): LGBT community protested in Bangalore demanding repeal of anti-homosexual law by the central government. Slogan-shouting and placards holding LGBT community members demanded equal rights for themselves from the government. The Supreme Court in December 2013 outraged activists when it reinstated a law against gay sex, following a four-year period of decriminalization, which had helped bring homosexuality into the open in India. Nov 24, 2014

Villagers go on rampage after death of Indian girl in Bhutan

Jalpaiguri, Nov 24 (ANI): Protesters turned violent at Indo-Bhutan border check post on Sunday over the unnatural death of an Indian girl in neighbouring Bhutan. Violence erupted when Bhutan police surrendered the girl's dead body to the family members without explaining the cause of death. The villagers blocked the Chamurchi Indo-Bhutan border check post in Jalpaiguri district. Meanwhile, the girl's family has alleged that she was raped and murdered. 17 years Symuta Lohar used to work as a domestic help at a professor house in Bhutan from the past few years. Nov 24, 2014

Explosion in Assam kills one person, injures 16

Dibrugarh, Nov 24 (ANI): At least one person was killed and 16 others were injured after an explosion took place in Assam on Sunday evening. The blast took place in Rajgarh area of Dibrugarh district. The cause of the blast has not been ascertained so far. The injured were admitted in a local hospital where one person was declared brought dead. Police has launched a massive manhunt to nab the culprits. Nov 24, 2014

Politicos react after senior Congress leader Murli Deora passes away

New Delhi/ Nagpur/ Allahabad, Nov 24 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Monday after senior Congress leader Murli Deora passed away in Mumbai. Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge expressed his condolence and said that Deora was his close friend and one of the longest serving leaders. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis expressed grief over the news and said that he will pray for Deora's soul. Maharashtra Rural Development Minister Pankaja Munde and BJP leader Siddharth Nath Singh also expressed their condolences. Nov 24, 2014

Good work for nation will take place in winter session of Parliament, all have responsibility toward

New Delhi, Nov 24 (ANI): As Winter session of the Parliament is all set to start on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on reaching to the Parliament said that the good work for the nation will happen in cool state of mind. He said that the parliament session will be fruitful and that all parliamentarians have a responsibility toward the nation and they should abide by the same. He said that people have given huge responsibility of running the country and the party will work for the fulfillment of the same. The Winter Session will continue till Dec 23 and will have 22 sittings. Nov 24, 2014

Bombs hurled at BJP rally in West Bengal

Howrah, Nov 24 (ANI): Bombs were hurled at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) rally in Bandhaghat area of West Bengal's Howrah city. Two BJP workers who were reportedly injured by the bomb have been taken to the hospital. According to the media reports, the crude bomb was hurled during a clash between BJP and Trinamool Congress supporters. BJP's Howrah Unit Convener Sanjay Singh said that TMC workers were shouting slogans and disrupting the meeting that was being held in Bandhaghat. He added that the TMC party workers even clashed with the police force. Nov 24, 2014

Senior Congress leader Murli Deora passes away in Mumbai

Mumbai, Nov 24 (ANI): Senior Congress leader Murli Deora passed away in Mumbai after a prolonged illness on Monday. Deora was unwell from a long time and was admitted to a hospital. Several Congress leaders are expected to attend the funeral which will take place later in the day. A regional party leader expressed grief over the demise of Deora. Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered his condolences on the demise of the minister. Modi tweeted, "A dedicated leader, Murli Deora's warm nature made him popular across party lines. News of his demise is saddening. My deepest condolences to @milinddeora and the Deora family on Shri Murli Deora's demise. May his soul rest in peace." "Just yesterday I had spoken to Shri Murli Deora's family and asked about his health. Very sad to hear the unfortunate news today," he added. Nov 24, 2014

International trade fair in Guwahati showcases business potential of the Northeast

Guwahati, Nov 24 (ANI): Guwahati hosts the "Leo International Trade fair" every year with an aim to provide a wider platform for traders and artisans to exhibits their products under one roof. Participants from Pakistan, Thailand, Bangladesh and various states of the country have set up over 100 stalls at the venue. Ashma, a trader from Bangladesh, feels that northeast region is a potential market to do business. She has been visiting northeast since last three years and has exhibited her products at different fairs in the region. The fair gives the locals a chance to buy a variety of bamboo and cane products, jewelry, home appliances, bags and decorative items. It is also a good opportunity for the artisans to showcase their handiworks. Trade fairs provide a platform to local artisan and craftsperson to directly interact with customers and find a suitable market for them. Nov 24, 2014