Badaun rape case is being unnecessarily hyped, have taken strict action: Samajwadi Party Part - 2

Lucknow, June 2 (ANI): The Samajwadi Party on Monday claimed that it has taken strict action in the Badaun gang rape case but the matter is being unnecessarily hyped to gain political mileage by rival parties. Targeting the Bahujan Samaj Party, SP leader Shivpal Yadav further said that the law and order situation in the state was no better under Mayawati, who even did not take action against such culprits. Jun 2, 2014

Badaun rape case is being unnecessarily hyped, have taken strict action: Samajwadi Party Part - 1

Lucknow, June 2 (ANI): The Samajwadi Party on Monday claimed that it has taken strict action in the Badaun gang rape case but the matter is being unnecessarily hyped to gain political mileage by rival parties. Targeting the Bahujan Samaj Party, SP leader Shivpal Yadav further said that the law and order situation in the state was no better under Mayawati, who even did not take action against such culprits. Jun 2, 2014

Mulayam Singh and his family not fit to be in govt: Kiran Bedi

New Delhi, June 02 (ANI): Former IPS Officer Kiran Bedi on Monday said that SP Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and his family are not fit to be in government. She said that that the 'family raj' in UP is converting into 'jungle raj' due to lack of law and order in the state. Further, Bedi said that the state goes with the principle 'might is right' wherein only the person who is in power are right and no law is above them. Bedi also talked about relevance of reporting the incidents of rape which usually go unreported or under-reported. Jun 2, 2014

Auto workshop in Bareilly keeps interfaith harmony alive

Bareilly, June 2 (ANI): India is a country where people belonging to different religions, speaking different languages and from different cultures live together in peace and harmony. Devender Joshi, owner of Joshi Auto Parts is keeping the interfaith harmony alive in Bareilly of northern Uttar Pradesh state. The auto part workshop houses workers from different religions under on roof who work for the success of the business and religious differences have never come in the way of good relations. The workshop has been running successfully for the past many years and the reason of its success is good relations between the workers. Everyone respects each other irrespective of their religion. Jun 2, 2014

Odisha officials rescue 32 child labourers

Gajapati, June 02 (ANI): The district administration of Odisha along with a child welfare committee rescued 32 children on Monday, who were working at a construction site in Karnataka. Children, belonging to Maoist-affect areas in Odisha, were working as construction labourers in Karnataka. Twenty-one girls and 12 boys, aged between 6 and 14, were rescued and brought to a home in Gajapati district in Odisha. Niranjan Majhi, a broker, had lured parents of the children on the premise that their children would get free accommodation and would be able to study in English medium schools. He also promised parents that they would be allowed to visit their children once a year. Jun 2, 2014

Ministers assure fulfilling expectations of people on time

New Delhi, June 2 (ANI): Junior coal minister, Piyush Goyal, on Monday said there is a need to deliver on time as frustration among people is building and people have expectations from the new government. Addressing a conclave in New Delhi, Goyal along with Junior Information and Broadcasting minister, Prakash Javadekar, stressed on the need to coordinate and communicate within the ministries for better performance. Goyal also said they are answerable to people, who are angry due to joblessness, price rise and power shortage. Jun 2, 2014

Govt will set up special centres for rape victims: Maneka Gandhi

New Delhi, June 02 (ANI): Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Monday said that the central government will set up special shelters for rape victims in the country to provide medical as well as legal help to them. Gandhi said that this was her first priority even if the Badaun incident had not happened. She said that laws and infrastructure exist from times immemorial, but implementation is what is required. When asked if she will visit the district, Gandhi said that she won't as that would not affect the aggrieved and the situations in any way. Jun 2, 2014

Hindu temple and mosque co-exist peacefully in Kupwara, endorse communal harmony

Kashmir, June 2 (ANI): Kashmir has often been described as a paradise on earth. Not just for its natural beauty, but also for its unique culture. The way of life in Kashmir has evolved through centuries and is a synthesis of a variety of cultures and religious influences, which have given birth to an ethos, known as Kashmiriyat. One such example comes from Trehgam village near Kupwara district of north Kashmir where a 400-year-old temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, a shrine of great Sufi saint Syed Ibrahim Bukhari and Grand mosque (Jamia Masjid) are situated in a row and a famous pond in front of them is the main source of water for almost half a dozen nearby villages. Jun 2, 2014

Bareilly: Anger mounts after another dalit raped, forced to drink acid, strangulated

New Delhi, June 02 (ANI): Even as many were trying to come to terms with the gory incident of Badaun rape case, another incident was reported in nearby Bareilly district where the authorities failed to help a 22 year-old girl who was gang-raped, forced to drink acid and later strangulated. Politicos and women activists have slammed the incident. Jun 2, 2014