Nripendra Misra appointed as principal secy to PM through Ordinance, Reaction flows in

New Delhi, May 29 (ANI): Reactions flow in as former chairman of Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, Nripendra Misra was finally appointed as principal secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi through an ordinance. Congress leaders Meem Afzal said that BJP is doing what they used to criticize Congress for. Rashid Alvi said that it is Narendra Modi's personal decision to appoint whosoever as his principal secretary. Meanwhile, NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that there was no hurry in the matter and the government should have waited. May 29, 2014

Harsimrat Kaur says SAD to implement Nanavati report on 1984 riots, Politicos react

New Delhi, Amy 29 (ANI): Politicos react as Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal said that Shiromani Akali Dal will get the Nanavati Commission report on the 1984 anti-Sikh riots implemented. Congress leader Meem Afzal and NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that it is to the new government to decide on implementation of such reports. Further, CPI leader Atul Anjan said that if the NDA government wants to take up report on 1984 riots, they should carry on with all the riots that took place since then to now. May 29, 2014

Delhi students perform "freeze mobs" to stir awareness on women's safety

New Delhi, May 29 (ANI): Flash mobs are passe; these students grabbed eyeballs while they staged a freeze mob at the heart of New Delhi recently in a bid to let India confront its culture of violence against women. Smriti Singhal, a volunteer of the organizing group, The Education Tree, said that they do not want to send sermons, but it is a stride towards a change they want to see in every individual. When a group of students performed a freeze mob with the theme "Jo mera hai woh mera hai" (What is mine is mine) at downtown New Delhi's central business district, onlookers were pleasantly surprised by the effectiveness of the event. The participants say they command attention with the surprise element. The people are obliged to look at the messages that make them think on the issue. May 29, 2014

Two Dalit sisters gang-raped in Badaun, politicos react

New Delhi, May 29 (ANI): Politicos on Thursday reacted over 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

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