SP defends itself over increasing number of rape cases in UP

New Delhi, June 4 (ANI): Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Wednesday appeared hesitant while answering queries relating to gang rapes in Uttar Pradesh, and said that investigations are being conducted. Further, SP leader Ram Gopal Yadav said that rapes are happening in other states as well. Jun 4, 2014

UP rape cases: Akhilesh-led SP govt faces flak

New Delhi, June 04 (ANI): Political leaders on Wednesday slammed SP government and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav for increasing crimes against women in UP. The reactions come after reports of several horrific cases of sexual assault in the last few days from the state. Jun 4, 2014

Gopinath Munde's body cremated, daughter lit the funeral pyre

Parli, June 04 (ANI): Senior BJP leader and Union Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde who died in a road accident in New Delhi on June 03 was cremated with full state honours in his birth place Parli in Maharashtra. The senior BJP leader was sworn in as the Cabinet Minister last week. Munde's funeral pyre was lighted by his daughter Pankaja. Earlier, thousands of mourners, including senior party leaders, activists and commoners received the coffin at Latur airport. Jun 4, 2014

Chaos at Gopinath Munde's funeral venue; cremation this afternoon

Parli, June 4 (ANI): Union Rural Development Minister Gopinath Munde, who died after a road accident in Delhi yesterday, will be cremated with full state honours at his native village in Maharashtra's Beed district this afternoon. His body was brought to Latur, 485 kilometers from Mumbai, this morning from where it was taken to Nathra, a 2500-strong village in Beed's Parli taluka. Jun 4, 2014

BJP leaders express grief over Munde's death

New Delhi, June 04 (ANI): BJP leaders on Wednesday expressed grief over Cabinet Minister Gopinath Munde's unfortunate and sudden death on June 03. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi stated that Munde was a hard working minister who worked for the poor and backward people and his loss can never be compensated. Radha Mohan Singh said that Munde's death struck as sudden grief to all. Meanwhile, Yogi Adityanath said that the increasing population in the country is a cause of mishandled traffic which leads to accidents and added that Munde's death was unfortunate. Jun 4, 2014

Situation in UP a matter of concern: Kiren Rijiju

New Delhi, June 04 (ANI): Voicing concern over the growing incidents of crime against women in Uttar Pradesh, Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiran Rijiju on Wednesday said the situation in the state is a matter of concern. The Centre's reaction comes after several horrific sexual assault cases have been reported in the last few days from the state. Jun 4, 2014

Raped, murdered girls reveal horrific risks for India's poor

The gang-rape and murder of two teenage girls in rural India has highlighted the dangers faced every day by millions of women who are forced to relieve themselves in the open at night due to a lack of toilets and basic sanitation. Duration: 02:13 Jun 4, 2014

16th LS pays homage to Munde, House adjourned till Thursday

New Delhi, June 04 (ANI): The first session of the 16th Lok Sabha convened on a sad note on Wednesday, with a tribute to senior BJP leader and union rural development minister Gopinath Munde, who was killed in a car accident yesterday. The session got underway with protem speaker Kamal Nath paying tribute to Munde and asking for the house to observe two minutes of silence. Nath praised Munde's work and recounted his long and illustrious political career in Maharashtra, which culminated in his appointment as the minister for rural affairs. After paying tribute to Munde the house was adjourned till Thursday. Jun 4, 2014