Girl found dead after she defied local TMC leaders in Jalpaiguri, women activists condemn

New Delhi, Sept 03 (ANI): Women activists on Wednesday condemned the killing of a teenage girl in Jalpaiguri district of West Bengal. A day after she openly challenged the verdict of a village kangaroo court chaired by a local Trinamool Congress leader, the naked body of a teenage girl was found near the railway tracks in Jalpaiguri. Her father has accused local TMC leaders and supporters of raping and murdering her. The girl, went missing immediately after the meeting ended late on Monday night. She had accompanied her father to a 'salishi' or meeting called by Namita Roy, the TMC councillor of the municipality. Two persons have been detained in this connection and the body has been sent for postmortem. Sep 3, 2014

Ganga cleaning project: SC raps centre, asks it to file fresh affidavit

New Delhi, Sept 03 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Wednesday expressed dissatisfaction with the Narendra Modi government affidavit on its effort to clean river Ganga. The court asked the government to come with a time bound plan and realistically achievable plan. The court has said that the government affidavit was too comprehensive and bureaucratic. The court has asked the government to come with a stage wise plan to clean the holy river. The Apex court even offered to help the government. The Court also said that the Centre's action plan may not help clean the river Ganga "even after 200 years". Sep 3, 2014

Truck accident in Kanpur kills 10, injures two

Kanpur, Sep 3 (ANI): Ten people died and two critically injured when a speeding truck overturned near a construction site in the wee hours of Wednesday in Kanpur. The victims who were construction workers were sleeping on the road in a slum area in Kanpur city when the truck lost balance as the wheels got stuck in a manhole and overturned upon them. Superintendent of Kanpur Police, Prabhakran, investigating into the accident confirmed that the mishap claimed ten lives and assured further probe into the incident. The bodies were recovered from under the sand. According to media reports, the truck driver fled after the accident. Sep 3, 2014

Priyanka Chopra Promotes Mary Kom in Delhi

New Delhi, September 03 (ANI): Bollywood beauty Priyanka Chopra was in the capital to promote her upcoming flick Mary Kom. The Movie is the first female biopic based on the life of five time World Champion and Olympic Bronze Medalist boxer Mary Kom. Talking about the movie at a promotional event the Desi Girl said. Priyanka is now keeping her fingers crossed as the movie is set to hit the theaters on 5 September. Sep 3, 2014

Politicos take on Modi for playing politics over Bhagwat Gita

New Delhi, Sept 3 (ANI): Politicos from rival parties on Wednesday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi for politicizing the issue of presenting Bhagwat Gita to the Emperor of Japan. Taking a jibe at the leaders of rival parties, Modi on Tuesday had said that his secular friends in India might not like him presenting the gift. Sep 3, 2014

PM Modi's visit to Japan draws mixed responses from Indian politicos

New Delhi, Sep 3 (ANI): Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, departed for New Delhi on Wednesday (September 03) after completing his first major bilateral trip, a five-day state visit to Japan, where both countries mutually agreed to carry their strategic and business ties forward. However, Prime Minister Modi's visit to Japan drew mixed responses from Indian politicos. Leaders of NCP and Congress expressed disappointment over unsuccessful nuclear deal talks. However, the BJP said that Modi's visit has been a great boost for the country. Sep 3, 2014

BJP condemns Congress' comment on 100 days of government

New Delhi, Sep 03 (ANI): BJP leaders on Wednesday strongly condemned the Congress party for commenting on BJP government's 100 days of governance. BJP leader Prabhat Jha has said that nothing else than giving unnecessary comments can be expected from the Congress party. BJP leader Sambit Patra said that the BJP government has tried to fulfill its target in the first 100 days. Meanwhile, BJP leader Nalin Kohli said that Congress should not be bothered about what Prime Minister Narendra Modi did in Japan, they should instead be worried about the condition of their own party. Sep 3, 2014

Politicos react as Goa MLA asks to apply dress code for men on beaches

New Delhi, Sep 03 (ANI): Political leaders on Wednesday reacted over the remark of a Goa MLA who asked for dress code for men on beaches. NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that some people want to take the country backward instead of forward. BJP leader Sambit Patra said that India is a democratic nation so one cannot impose restrictions of any kind. He added that in any way if a woman is being disturbed by a man, action should be taken against him. Sep 3, 2014

Politicians condemn ISIS for killing another journalist

New Delhi, Sept 3 (ANI): Politicians in India have condemned the ISIS that has recently uploaded another video purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as US airstrikes against the militant group continue, "our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people." Leaders from various political parties opposed the act of brutality by ISIS. Sep 3, 2014