President awards six outstanding achievers on International Womens Day

New Delhi, Mar 8 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday gave Stree Shakti Puruskar (Women Empowerment Award) to six women for their outstanding achievements in the social development field on the occasion of International Women’s Day. Speaking on the occasion, the President stressed on the need to provide safety and security to women. Mar 8, 2014

First female Afghan police chief hails role of women

Colonel Jamila Bayaz is the first female police chief in Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban. In the build up to the elections she discusses why it is important for women to join the police in Afghanistan. Mar 8, 2014

Pro-Russians rally in eastern Ukraine

Thousands of pro-Russian activists rallied in the heartland of Ukraine's ousted leader on Saturday as Moscow threatened to cut off gas to its neighbour and keep the United States from checking on its nuclear arsenal. Mar 8, 2014

BJP gives BS Yeddyurappa LS ticket, Congress slams

New Delhi, Mar 8 (ANI): The Congress on Saturday slammed the BJP which gave former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa a Lok Sabha ticket. Congress said that by giving a Lok Sabha ticket to the minister, who is accused of indulging in high level corruption, the BJP has highlighted how sincere it is in fighting the war against corruption. Mar 8, 2014

Yogendra Yadav on Yeddyurappa getting LS ticket from BJP

New Delhi, Mar 8 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party leader Yogendra Yadav on Saturday criticized the BJP which gave former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa a Lok Sabha ticket. Yadav said that by giving a Lok Sabha ticket to the minister, who is accused of indulging in high level corruption, the BJP has shown its true colours. Mar 8, 2014

Ready for such incidents when you stand against big people: Yadav after ink attack on him

New Delhi, March 08 (ANI): An unknown man threw ink at AAP leader Yogendra Yadav on Saturday during a rally at Jantar Mantar in Delhi. Yadav said that a man came on the stage and smeared ink on his face shouting nationalist slogans. He said that the intention behind the same was not known and avoided blaming anyone for the incident. The attacker has been taken to Parliament Street police station for questioning. Mar 8, 2014

Women run for equal rights, mark spirit of International Women's Day

Thiruvananthapuram/ Patna, Mar 8 (ANI): Women in different parts of India marked the spirit of International Women's Day and came out of their houses to participate in marathon and walkathon. In a bid to aware people on equal rights for women, 1000 ladies in Patna on Saturday took part in the 'Run for Women Empowerment' marathon. A participant, Laxmi Rai, said the initiative was part of a drive aimed at changing the mindset of people in treating women. The event was first-of-its-kind in Bihar, informed organizers. Meanwhile, a walkathon was organised in Thiruvananthapuram, during which women walked for unity. Mar 8, 2014

Chit fund investors stage protest in Siliguri, threaten to boycott polls

Siliguri, Mar 8 (ANI): Thousands of duped investors in Siliguri city of West Bengal took to streets protesting against chit fund companies in the state. People were protesting against fraudulent chit fund companies in the state and also threatened to boycott upcoming general elections, if action is not taken in this regard. Over two lakh investors from different parts of northern Bengal, who have invested 433 crore rupees, are demanding arrest of owners of all chit fund companies. Protesters alleged that they invested in companies after getting assurance from the state government, but now they are not taking any stringent actions. The Saradha Group went bust in April 2013, wiping out crores of rupees in deposits from mostly low-income Indians, miring West Bengal's government in scandal, and illustrating the risks faced by the millions who live outside the banking system. Mar 8, 2014

Will contest on behalf of RJD from Pataliputra constituency: Misa Bharti

Patna, Mar 8 (ANI): RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav's daughter Misa Bharti on Saturday announced that she will contest on behalf of RJD from Pataliputra constituency. High drama within the party continued after Lalu Yadav announced that he will field Bharti instead of senior leader Ram Kripal Yadav from the Pataliputra constituency. Ram Kripal today announced that he has resigned from all party posts. Mar 8, 2014