Croatia rejects gay marriage in referendum

A strong majority in staunchly Catholic Croatia votes to outlaw same-sex marriage in a referendum sought by a Church-backed group but strongly opposed by rights groups, nearly complete official results showed. Duration: 01:34 Dec 2, 2013

BJP condemns Shinde's call for probe in snooping case

New Delhi/ Lucknow / Ahmedabad, Dec 02 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday criticized Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde for calling an inquiry into alleged misuse of state machinery in Gujarat in the wake of alleged “snooping” on a woman from the state allegedly at the behest of former Gujarat home minister Amit Shah, a close aide of BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Dec 2, 2013

Wrong to say BJP soft on Article 370: Sushma

New Delhi, Dec 02 (ANI): Senior BJP Leader, Sushma Swaraj on Monday said that just because their party PM Candidate, Narendra Modi asked for a debate over Article 370 of the constitution, it didn’t mean that the party was soft on the issue. Dec 2, 2013

Delhi polls: Political Parties make one final attempt to woo voters

New Delhi, Dec 02 (ANI): The political heads of various political parties were seen making one last attempt to woo voters for the upcoming Delhi polls as the election campaigning entered its final day on Monday. Delhi is scheduled to go for Assembly polls on December 04. While campaigning with his party workers and supporters, Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal, said that he is not worried to resort to any last minute attempts to lure his voter base. Dec 2, 2013

Tehelka case: Tarun Tejpal undergoes sexual potency test

New Delhi, Dec 02 (ANI): Tehelka's former editor in chief Tarun Tejpal, who is accused of sexually assaulting a junior colleague, on Monday, was taken to Goa Medical College Hospital for mandatory sexual potency test by the police under the new rape Law. He also underwent other mandatory medical examinations, which included blood tests. Dec 2, 2013

SJDA scam in WB: Mamata Benerjee concealing facts, says opposition

Kolkata, Dec 02 (ANI): Commenting on a financial scam involving the Siliguri Jalpaiguri Development Authority, CPM Central Committee member Mohd. Salim said that the state CM Mamata Banerjee is also involved in the scam and in concealing the facts about the same. K Jayaraman, Commissioner from Siliguri was put on compulsory wait for arresting District Magistrate of Malda for his alleged involvement in the aforesaid scam. He said that the concealed facts will be brought out by the media and people. Saleem also said that the state government is interfering in the process of law. Dec 2, 2013

Delhi gangrape: SC issues notice to Centre on PIL over juvenile case

New Delhi, Dec 02 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to the Central Government, asking it to give a response to a public interest litigation filed by the father of the 23-year-old woman student who was gangraped in a running bus in outer Delhi on December 16, 2012. Dec 2, 2013

Fundamentalists block road to democracy in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Dec 02: Trains were attacked, crude bombs were hurled and vehicles were torched by violent BNP-led Jamaat protesters to oppose the announcement of Parliamentary elections in the country. The Election Commission wants to hold elections on January 5 next year, but BNP-led 18-party alliance is boycotting it and is demanding non-party interim government to oversee the contest. The 48-hour long nation-wide strike by Khaleda Zia-led BNP and its allies paralyzed business, education and health facilities across the country. Around a dozen people were killed in violence and over 50 injured. Protesters attacked the Election Commission offices in Bogra, causing damage to offices, official papers and voters ID cards. Miscreants damaged railway tracks and signal system in Brahmanbaria and Mymensingh which disrupted train services on Dhaka-Chittagong and Mymensingh-Netrakona routes. Dec 2, 2013

Two women Maoists surrender in Odisha

Malkangiri, Dec 02 (ANI): Two women Maoists surrendered before the police in Odisha alleging harassment and torture by their seniors, said Deputy Superintendent of Police, Pramod Kumar Das. According to Das, the two women had joined the rebel outfit in 2012, and they had been imparted training for handling different weapons. The two were also engaged in various programmes and cultural activities as part of their strategy to woo the youths of the area. A Maoist, Geeta, said that the seniors were torturing their women cadets. Dec 2, 2013

AP cops thrash murder suspects in public view

Guntakal, Dec 02 (ANI): In a shocking incident, police in Guntakal town of Andhra Pradesh allegedly thrashed four accused suspects arrested for murder in full public view. The police led by Deputy Superintendent of Police E Supraja, reportedly took the suspects to a crowded bus depot of the town, which was apparently the crime spot and beat them mercilessly. The whole episode was watched by hundreds of people on the street and on rooftops. Two days on, there has been no action against the policemen. Dec 2, 2013

Article 370 is hindrance to the development of J and K: Gadkari

New Delhi, Dec 02 (ANI): Senior BJP leader Nitin Gadkari on Monday said that Article 370 is a hindrance to the development of Jammu and Kashmir and it must be abrogated. Talking to mediapersons in New Delhi, he said that it is because of Article 370 that there is no development in the state, no good hotels, IT companies or educational universities. Dec 2, 2013

Road accident kills seven in Gujarat

Anand, Dec 02 (ANI): A road accident killed seven people and injured several others after a vehicle carrying labourers collided with a truck in Gujarat on Monday. The accident took place when a truck collided with the vehicle on the Tarapur-Wataman highway in Anand district. The victims who were tribals belonged to Madhya Pradesh and had come to Gujarat in search of work. The injured were immediately admitted to a nearby hospital. Doctor, Jayant Joshiyara, said that the severely injured victims were shifted to another hospital. The dead included four men, three women while the injured included five children. Dec 2, 2013