Govt should resolve UPSC CSAT issue soon: Nitish

Patna, Aug 02 (ANI): Former Bihar Chief Minister and JD (U) leader Nitish Kumar on Saturday said that the central government should resolve the UPSC CSAT issue soon. Talking to mediapersons in Patna, he said that the demand of the students is right. Students allege that the Civil Services Aptitude Test (CSAT) in the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) examination favours those who are proficient in English and discriminates against Hindi speakers. They want the test to be scrapped. Aug 2, 2014

Women rights activists slam Shiv Sena over rape editorial

Bangalore/ New Delhi, Aug 2 (ANI): Women rights activists hit out at Shiv Sena on Saturday as it termed reporting of rape cases a new fashion in its mouthpiece the ___Saamna___. Referring to a recent rape allegation against a senior police officer in Mumbai, Saamna editorial questioned the trend of women allegedly filing false complaints of rape, asking, ___has it become a fashion to file rape charges and create a sensation?_ A model has filed a rape case against deputy inspector general (DIG) of Mumbai police, Sunil Paraskar. Congress Party sought Shiv Sena___s apology over the insensitive remark. Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief, Barkha Singh Shukla, also condemned the editorial. Aug 2, 2014

PMO asks all govt departments to allow self attestation of documents

New Delhi, Aug 02 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi has, through a statement issued from his office, reportedly asked all government departments to allow self-certification/ attestation of documents and to reduce the use of affidavits in a bid to ease the hassles faced by the common man. All ministries and departments at the Centre and in States have reportedly been asked to make a provision for the self-certification of documents in place of affidavits. Aug 2, 2014

Two militants arrested in Agartala

Agartala, Aug 02 (ANI): Security personnel arrested two militants in Tripura and handed them over to local police for further investigation. Police officer Jayant Chakraborty said Assam Rifles personnel conducted raids and recovered objectionable materials related to National Liberation Front (NLF) ___ a militant outfit -- from the accused place. Aug 2, 2014

Mixed reactions flow as CAG report on Delhi raps former government

New Delhi, Aug (ANI): Political leaders on Saturday gave mixed reactions after the CAG report on Delhi indicated that the former Sheila Dixit government failed to provide basic amenities. AAP leader Prashant Bhushan said that AAP MPs will raise the issue in Parliament. BJP's Vijay Goel also slammed the former Congress led state government. Meanwhile, Congress leader Shakeel Ahmed stated that focus should be turned towards Gujarat Vidhan Sabha report which clearly stated that Modi as a CM had benefitted Reliance and Adani. The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India has indicted a number of Delhi government departments for wasteful expenditure, stuck infrastructure and social security projects, besides ignoring key environmental issues. Aug 2, 2014

Things to do in Bangalore

Bangalore, this city has been known for his pleasant climate and green surroundings. The added advantage of this destination is the many interesting places around that make for the perfect getaway. Be it heading to a jungle camp, national park, waterfall or hills, the list is endless. Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/Travelbugshow Twitter : https://twitter.com/Travelbugshow Youtube : http://www.youtube.com/user/ventunotravel A Ventuno Production : www.ventunotech.com Aug 2, 2014

Sanjay Raut on Saamna article

Mumbai, Aug 02 (ANI): Shiv Sena Leader Sanjay Raut on Saturday gave clarifications over the "Saamna" article which it supported rape accused DIG Sunil Paraskar. Shiv Sena mouthpiece "Saamna" known for blunt comments came out in support Paraskar saying that the allegations against him are motivated. It also said that accusing men of rape is a trend. Speaking to mediapersons in Mumbai, Raut said that Shiv Sena never supports people who don't respect women. He said the article says that the case should be investigated properly before coming to any conclusion. Aug 2, 2014

Maneka Gandhi's special provisions in Juvenile Justice Act get welcome gesture

New Delhi, Aug 02 (ANI): Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi gets a welcome step by the leaders as well as social activists equally on Saturday. Gandhi informed the parliament that the government is planning special provisions in the current Juvenile Justice Act to address heinous offences committed by children above the age of 16 years. The move was aimed to act as a deterrent for child offenders committing such crimes and will also protect the rights of the victim, she said in reply to a question in the Lok Sabha, a day before. Aug 2, 2014

Jagmeet Brar says he was misquoted and had never advised anyone to go on break

New Delhi, Aug 2 (ANI): Clarifying his earlier statement on Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi taking a 2 year break, Congress leader, Jagmeet Singh Brar on Saturday cleared the air and said that he never said any such thing. Earlier he had created a flutter with his remarks on Sonia and Rahul by saying that there is "no harm" if Sonia and Rahul took a two-year break in the wake of the Lok Sabha poll debacle. Aug 2, 2014

Scores killed in China factory explosion

An explosion kills scores as it rips through a factory in eastern China, according to state media, injuring 150 in what appears to be an industrial accident. Duration: 00:41 Aug 2, 2014

Politicos react as Kanpur policeman kisses Jyoti murder case accused on forehead

New Delhi/ Lucknow, Aug 2 (ANI): A senior police official probing the murder of Jyoti, daughter-in-law of a leading businessman of Uttar Pradesh, was taken off the investigation on Friday after he kissed the main accused, the woman's husband, on the forehead. In the presence of media in Swaroop Nagar police station, Circle Officer (CO) R K Naik asked Piyush Shyam Dasani whether he would mend his ways. To this, Dasani replied in the affirmative. Following this, Naik hugged and kissed him on his forehead while calling him a "good boy". Politicos slammed this by saying that law and order have gone for a toss in UP. Aug 2, 2014

Politicos react as CJI RM Lodha says special courts cannot be created for leaders

New Delhi, Aug 2 (ANI): Chief Justice of India RM Lodha asked the government to take urgent steps to speed up the criminal justice system as a whole, instead of seeking to hasten cases in just some categories. It was his first reaction to a recent government suggestion that litigation against legislators should be fast-tracked. Aug 2, 2014

Politicos slam Shiv Sena for supporting rape accused DIG Sunil Paraskar

New Delhi, Aug 02 (ANI): Political leaders on Saturday condemned the Shiv Sena for supporting rape accused DIG Sunil Paraskar. Shiv Sena mouthpiece "Saamana" known for blunt comments came out in support Paraskar saying that the allegations against him are motivated. It also said that accusing men of rape is a trend. Aug 2, 2014