Congress women workers protest against crime outside UP Sadan

New Delhi, June 12 (ANI): Congress women leaders and workers on Thursday protested outside Uttar Pradesh Sadan in New Delhi against the increasing crime against women in UP. Congress leader Shobha Oza said that the workers want Akhilesh Yadav led government to wake up and send a message among the criminals that they will be punished. Jun 12, 2014

Akhilesh on law and order situation in UP

New Delhi, June 12 (ANI): Speaking after attending Investors' Conclave, Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday talked about the law and order situation in UP. He said that he has advised his officials to reach the crime scene and investigate on time. Jun 12, 2014

Law and order is state subject, need to do job on ground: Kiren Rijiju

New Delhi, June 12 (ANI): Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Thursday spoke about the declining law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh with one after another criminal incidents taking place. Rijiju stated that law and order is a state subject and state government should follow the rules set to reduce crime. He also said that Central Government will take cognizance in the matter. Jun 12, 2014

Narmada Dam height to be raised by 17 metres, Congress praises all state's CMs

Ahmedabad, June 12 (ANI): The Narmada Dam authorities allowed the height of the Sardar Sarovar Dam to be raised by 17 metres. Reacting on the same, Congress leader Arjun Modhwadia praised the state's chief ministers and said that all the officials and CMs are appreciable for the permission for gate installation. Further, he also said that the challenge of making the canal network is still up in front of the Gujarat government. Jun 12, 2014

Congress protests against Delhi electricity crisis

New Delhi, June 12 (ANI): Congress workers on Thursday carried out protest against the ongoing electricity crisis in Delhi. The protest comes a day after Congress MLA Jai Kishan's hunger strike against the prolonged crisis. Workers were seen raising slogans against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Bhartiya Janata Party and Aam Aadmi Party leader Arvind Kejriwal. Congress leaders slammed the government for making false promises to the people. They said that the reason behind the protest was that under BJP's rule people are not getting power for seven to eight hours, unlike when Congress was in power. Jun 12, 2014

Not focused on market shares, priority to keep fares low: AirAsia India as 1st flight set to take of

Bangalore, June 12 (ANI): As the first flight of the AirAsia India, the first airline with foreign investment in India, is set to start flights on Thursday, CEO Mittu Chandilya said that they are not focused on market shares but the priority is to keep the fares low. Chandilya said that the AirAsia chose only certain cities for operation going by their belief on the cities. Further, he also said that unlike other low-cost airlines, AirAsia is not using old aircrafts and have given good attention to the food on-board. Jun 12, 2014

Infosys names former SAP executive Vishal Sikka as CEO

New Delhi, June 12 (ANI): Infosys Ltd on Thursday named former SAP AG executive board member Vishal Sikka as its CEO. With his appointment, Sikka becomes the first non-founder CEO of Infosys, which is India's second-largest IT services exporter. The company also informed that Executive Chairman NR Narayana Murthy would step down on Saturday, nearly a year after he was brought in from retirement to help the company better compete with rivals including Tata Consultancy Services and Wipro. Sikka will take over from current Chief Executive SD Shibulal, one of the engineers who founded Infosys, from August 1. Jun 12, 2014

Seventh body recovered from Beas river, search still on

Mandi, June 12 (ANI): Rescuers recovered a seventh body from the River Beas on Thursday. A search is still on to find the remaining 17 bodies from the river which had swept away 24 college students and a tour operator earlier this week. Meanwhile, a team of Navy officials visited the place and is likely to assist in rescue operations. More divers with latest equipments are also expected to join the search operations. The students, belonging to VNR Vignana Jyothi Institute of Engineering and Technology in Hyderabad, were clicking photographs when they were swept away by the river after the officials released water from the Larji Dam located upstream. Jun 12, 2014

Minor girl found hanging from tree in Moradabad, family alleges rape

New Delhi, June 12 (ANI): A 16-year-old girl was found hanging from a tree in Rajupur Milak village in Moradabad district on June 12. This is the third such incident after the Badaun rape case, where two teenage Dalit girls were found hanging from a tree. The girl's family has alleged that she was raped and murdered after being reported missing the previous evening. Earlier, a woman was reportedly gangraped in Uttar Pradesh's Hamirpur by a Sub-inspector inside the police station. Jun 12, 2014

Environment Ministry to ease norms for projects within 100 km from LAC

New Delhi, June 12 (ANI): Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday said that the Environment Ministry is planning to ease norms for strategic defence projects within 100 km from the Line of Actual Control (LAC) which is India's border with China, to enable faster permissions and simplification. He also said that delays in projects of defence will be fast tracked. Jun 12, 2014

CBI takes charge of Badaun rape case, probe begins

New Delhi, June 12 (ANI): The CBI has filed an FIR and taken over the probe in Badaun rape case where two Dalit girls were found hanging from a tree in their village. CBI Director Ranjit Sinha said that Government of India has handed over the case to CBI and it will soon begin probe. Meanwhile, CBI Spokesperson Kanchan Prasad stated that an FIR has been filed in the case and a team of 20 officials will leave for Badaun on Friday to begin investigations. Jun 12, 2014