Zarine Khan joins designer Amy Billimoria's 'Earth 21' initiative

Mumbai, May 29 (ANI): Bollywood beauty Zarine Khan came out in support of couturier Amy Billimoria's unique initiative 'Earth 21'; a line of Eco-friendly collection. Donning a golden-green dress from the eco-friendly collection Zarine looked as gorgeous as ever. Speaking on the occasion the actress said that it's our duty to take care of Earth. The core essence of 'Earth 21' lies in the idea that with every outfit sold in this line Amy will donate a tree to mother earth, now that's indeed a great step on your part Amy. May 29, 2014

Activists condemn gang-rape of two Dalit sisters in Badaun

New Delhi, May 29 (ANI): Women activists on Thursday condemned the gang-rape of two teen girls in Badaun. The girls were allegedly gang-raped and later hanged from a tree in a village in Uttar Pradesh's Badaun district on Wednesday. The two girls, who were cousins aged 14 and 15, went missing from their house on Tuesday night. Their bodies were found hanging from a tree in Katra village on Wednesday morning. The incident triggered protests in the area with villagers alleging police apathy following which an FIR was registered against seven persons including constables Sarvesh Yadav and Rakshapal Yadav, who were suspended. As soon as the news spread, villagers gathered at the site and claimed that police had refused to register an FIR on Tuesday night. Four people, including a constable were arrested on Thursday. May 29, 2014

Congress leader Mustafa calls Rahul Gandhi 'joker', politicos react

New Delhi, May 29 (ANI): Blaming Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi for the party's embarrassing defeat in the Lok Sabha election, a senior party leader in Kerala TH Mustafa termed him a 'joker' and demanded his removal from the post. Mustafa, a former minister, also demanded Rahul Gandhi's sister Priyanka Gandhi be made the new party chief. While the Congress condemned its minister's remark, the BJP said the party must introspect the reason for their drubbing defeat. May 29, 2014

Akhilesh Yadav blames the Centre for power crisis in UP

Lucknow, May 29 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday blamed the Centre for acute power crisis in the state. Akhilesh clarified that the power cuts are not driven by any hidden motive. Earlier the BJP had alleged that the SP is extracting the price of its defeat from the people. After elections, Lucknow has been hit by severe power cuts many businesses have taken a major hit. Severe power cuts have also hit Noida, Ghaziabad and even Varanasi from where Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the MP. May 29, 2014

Never used word 'chaiwala' for Modi: Mani Shankar Aiyar

Nagpur, May 29 (ANI): Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar on Thursday said that he never used the word ' chaiwala' for Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Aiyar said it was Modi who himself told the world about his background. Aiyar also defended a comment made by Congress president Sonia Gandhi's daughter, Priyanka Gandhi, during the election campaigning. May 29, 2014

Two sisters allegedly gang-raped, hanged from tree in Badaun

Badaun, May 29 (ANI): Two teen girls were allegedly gang-raped and later hanged from a tree in a village in Uttar Pradesh's Badaun district on Wednesday. The two girls, who were cousins aged 14 and 15, went missing from their house on Tuesday night. Their bodies were found hanging from a tree in Katra village on Wednesday morning. The incident triggered protests in the area with villagers alleging police apathy following which an FIR was registered against seven persons including constables Sarvesh Yadav and Rakshapal Yadav, who were suspended. As soon as the news spread, villagers gathered at the site and claimed that police had refused to register an FIR on Tuesday night. Four people, including a constable were arrested on Thursday. May 29, 2014

More ministers in new government assume charge today

New Delhi, May 29 (ANI): Several new ministers in the Narendra Modi government took charge of their ministries on Thursday. Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati, took charge as civil aviation minister. Prakash Javadekar took charge as Environment minister. Meanwhile, Nitin Gadkari took charge as minister for Road Transport and Highways. May 29, 2014