Soccer fan carves sculptures of footballers as FIFA World Cup begins

Thrissur/ Kolkata, June 12 (ANI): A sculptor and ardent soccer fan in Kolkata has carved 21 clay footballer models, three referees and a replica of the FIFA world cup trophy, which he plans to gift to the Argentina fan club. With the soccer world cup beginning on June 12, Kolkata is all decked up and revels in excitement filling the whole city with frenzy. Sukumar Dutta Pal, a sculptor and a football fan, took over 45 days to make these idols. Jun 12, 2014

BJP condemns Hamirpur Gang rape in police station

New Delhi, June 12 (ANI): BJP leaders on Thursday condemned the incident of gang rape in a police station in Hamirpur by police officials. Siddharth Nath Singh stated that crime against women in Uttar Pradesh is increasing because of lawlessness and inefficiency of the state government. Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi also condemned the incident and said that unless government strictly applies laws against crime, condition will not improve in UP. Jun 12, 2014

Campa Cola residents face eviction as deadline ends today

New Delhi, June 12 (ANI): The deadline for the residents of Campa Cola society in Mumbai to vacate their flats ends on Thursday. More than 100 residents who are living in the nine buildings have to vacate their apartments today following the Supreme Court order. The plea of residents of the building living there for years, located in suburban Worli, was rejected by the Supreme Court on Tuesday. Their plea sought a stay on the demolition of their flats till the court decides on their curative petition, which is to come up for hearing next month. Jun 12, 2014

Woman raped in police station in UP, Politicos condemn

New Delhi, June 12 (ANI): Political leaders condemn the gangrape of woman inside the police station by police officials in Uttar Pradesh's Hamirpur. Congress leader Rashid Alvi condemned the incident saying that the state should be divided to ensure better political administration. CPI leader Annie Raja also condemned the incident criticizing the law and order in Uttar Pradesh under Akhilesh Yadav's SP government. Jun 12, 2014

Woman allegedly gang-raped in Police Station in UP

Hamirpur, June 12 (ANI): A woman has allegedly been gangraped in Uttar Pradesh's Hamirpur by the Sub-inspector inside the station premises. The woman said that the she had gone to the police station to get her husband released but the Sub-inspector asked her for a bribe of Rs 20,000. The woman did not pay the bribe and was allegedly told that a false case would be lodged against her. She was later taken to a room by Sub-inspector where she was raped by the senior officer and three other policemen. The police have lodged an FIR and the Sub-inspector has been arrested. Jun 12, 2014

Iraqi soldiers battle militants outside Kirkuk

Iraqi soldiers are engaged in battles with militants outside Kirkuk after jihadists overran Iraq's second city of Mosul, the surrounding Nineveh province and parts of Kirkuk. Duration: 01:16 Jun 12, 2014

Indian doctors come home to medical tourism hub

In Chennai, medical workers describe a 'reverse brain drain' with its doctors return from working in the West as the city develops as a top budget destination for medical tourists. Duration 02:06 Jun 12, 2014

Police file negligence case in Mandi river tragedy

Mandi/ New Delhi, June 12 (ANI): Police filed a First Information Report (FIR) in Mandi river tragedy after 24 students were swept away by gushing waters from a dam discharge in the state of Himachal Pradesh. The students were from a private engineering college of Hyderabad and had gone missing on Sunday after stopping to take photographs. Police have filed negligence cases against the dam officials. Jun 12, 2014