Brinda Karat condemns Madhyamgram gang rape case

New Delhi, Jan 1 (ANI): CPI (M) Leader, Brinda Karat on Wednesday condemned the Madhyamgram gang rape case saying that it seems the government is for the security of the goons and not for the people. She further condemned the government saying that if the government had taken any proper measure, the girl would not have died. She also slammed the Kolkata Police for their refusal to hand over the body of the victim to her father for cremation. Jan 1, 2014

Tea growers in Assam face threats from militant outfits

Assam, Jan 1 (ANI): 20-year-old Damu Gour, who works as a daily wager in a tea garden, was recently abducted and severely beaten up by suspected cadres of NSCN (K) outfit. He was kidnapped with three other workers. The motive was to extort money from the tea garden owner they were working with. Jan 1, 2014

Mark Zuckerberg, Wife Youngest to Top Philanthropy List

Zuckerberg, 29, and his wife Priscilla Chan gave $990 million to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, the California charity, in December, with this the couple have become the youngest philanthropist under 30 years to top the publication's annual ranking of the top 10 publicly announced gifts. Jan 1, 2014

Sydney Says Loudest Happy New Year with Two Million in Attendance

"We were expecting 1.6 million and the estimate is that it was 2 million. We know that the event has just become more, and more, and more popular, and that is something that we will have to take into consideration as we plan for next year," Mayor Clover Moore said. Jan 1, 2014

First day of Delhi Assembly: Newly elected MLAs take oath

New Delhi, Jan 01 (ANI): The first session of the new Delhi assembly began on Wednesday with newly elected MLAs taking oath. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has to prove that his Aam Aadmi Party has the numbers to continue to govern Delhi by Thursday. Jan 1, 2014

Sitaram Yechury on possibility of AAP Left Parties alliance

New Delhi, Jan 01 (ANI): Reacting to the possibility of AAP-Left parties alliance, CPI (M) Leader, Sitaram Yechury on Wednesday said that the Left’s only motive is to launch a political front excluding BJP and Congress, and anyone who follows and carries forward their prospects could be their alliance. Jan 1, 2014

Mamta Sharma on Madhyamgram gang rape case

New Delhi, Jan 1 (ANI): A 16-year-old girl who was gang raped in Madhyamgram on October 26 died on Tuesday after setting herself on fire on December 23. Speaking on the same, NCW Chairperson, Mamta Sharma on Wednesday said that the role of police in this case is not right as according to reports earlier Kolkata Police had refused to hand over the body of the victim to her father for cremation. She further said that the CM Mamata Banerjee should take up this case very seriously and added that she is going to write a letter to her asking what action is she taking for all these crimes that are happening against women. Jan 1, 2014

Why is Mulayam troubled with Lalu visiting Muzzafarnagar, asks Kamal Farooqui

New Delhi, Jan 1 (ANI): Former Samajwadi party leader, Kamal Farooqui on Wednesday slammed Samajwadi pary and its supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav for having a problem with people like RJD President, Lalu Prasad Yadav visiting Muzzafarnagar. He further said that Mulayam Singh does not connect with common man anymore and is a changed man now. Jan 1, 2014

Ready to face any situation: AAP on confidence motion

Kaushambi, Jan 1 (ANI): AAP leader Sanjay Singh on Wednesday said that the party’s agenda in the Delhi assembly would be to take up all the 18 issues, which they asked the BJP and the Congress. The first session of the Delhi assembly begins today - a seven-day sitting in which Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has to prove that his party has the numbers to continue to govern Delhi. He is expected to seek a confidence vote tomorrow. Jan 1, 2014

BJP slams UP govt for vacating Muzaffarnagar relief camps

New Delhi, Jan 1 (ANI): BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Wednesday slammed the UP government for vacating Muzaffarnagar relief camps. Naqvi said that even though the top Congress leaders visited the camps, but nobody took any action to help the victims languishing there. Jan 1, 2014