Telugu actor Uday Kiran allegedly commits suicide

New Delhi, Jan 06 (ANI): Telugu actor Uday Kiran allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself in his flat at Srinagar colony, Punjagutta in Andhra Pradesh. The 33 year old actor took this extreme step on Sunday night. Kiran's wife Vishita and neighbours rushed him to Apollo hospital at Jubilee Hills where he was declared brought dead. Popular for his romantic roles in Telugu films, the actor made debut with Telugu film Chitram in 2000. Jan 6, 2014

Kolkata taxi drivers protest over teenager killed after double gang rape

Kolkata, Jan 06 (ANI): Taxi drivers in Kolkata staged protest demanding action against the double gang-rape and murder of a 16-year-old. Irate taxi drivers shouted slogans against the state government as they marched in a procession to register their anger and anguish at the gruesome incident. The girl was allegedly gang-raped twice in October and after two months of torment by the families of the perpetrators, she was murdered, according to police. Meanwhile, another protest rally was staged in the city on Sunday, by supporters of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) demanding security to be enhanced for women. Jan 6, 2014

Manmohan Singh advocates reliability of print media over social media

Kochi, Jan 06 (ANI): Even as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh acknowledged the increasing influential role of social media in present times, he said that the "relatively static' print medium retained its relevance as it was “more credible and better informed." Singh was in Kochi on Sunday where he was inaugurating the 90th anniversary celebrations of Indian newspaper, 'Mathrubhumi'. Singh also lauded the journalism practiced by the Malayalam daily which has made the paper earn a faithful readership in the region. Jan 6, 2014

Police kills two Maoists and injures five in Bihar

Jamui, Jan 06 (ANI): Police teams killed two Maoists and injured five during a counterfire operation in the Jamui district of Bihar. Superintendent of Police Jitender Rana said that police received information about the Maoists hideout, after which they launched a search operation by deploying various teams in different regions. Maoists are rapidly expanding their insurgency and could move from remote rural areas to cities. Jan 6, 2014

Akhilesh Yadav seeks people's support in upcoming Parliament polls

Faizabad, Jan 06 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav urged the people of the state to keep in mind the 'development work' and vote for Samajwadi Party (SP) in the upcoming Parliament polls. While addressing a rally in Faizabad, Yadav claimed that his government had done a lot of development work in the state without any discrimination. Meanwhile, SP leader Ram Gopal Yadav, endorsing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's assertion on Narendra Modi, said that Modi would be a disaster as the prime minister of the country. Jan 6, 2014

AAP MLA Rakhi Birla's car attacked in Delhi

New Delhi, Jan 06 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party leader Rakhi Birla's car was attacked by an unidentified person at her Mongolpuri constituency in Delhi. Birla escaped unhurt. The incident took place at around 6:00 pm on Sunday while Birla was returning from a function organized in the R-block area. The 45-year old Women and Child Development minister said that the object is not sure to be either stone or ball or even the intention of the attack. Jan 6, 2014

Myanmar protesters call for end to harsh laws

Several thousand people joined a rally in Myanmar's main city on Sunday to call for the abolition of repressive laws and an end to politically related arrests. Duration: 00:46 Jan 5, 2014

Narendra Modi supports Ramdev's tax reforms, says policy framework required

New Delhi, Jan 05 (ANI): BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Sunday supported Ramdev's taxation reforms and said that the country needs a policy framewo0rk for a proper taxation system. Further, Modi said that if there is will-power to transform the nation and end corruption, there is need of making the state progressive and policy driven. He also said that the parties who want to make the government should be asked why they want to do so and what are their goals. Jan 5, 2014

Ramdev on Uniform Taxation

New Delhi, Jan 05 (ANI): Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Sunday shared dais with BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in the national capital, a day after offering issue-based support to him. Ramdev urged the BJP prime ministerial candidate to abolish all direct and indirect taxes to stem corruption and black money. Jan 5, 2014

Ramdev takes a dig at PM, holds him responsible for gloomy economy

New Delhi, Jan 05 (ANI): Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Sunday shared dais with BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in the national capital, a day after offering issue-based support to him. Taking a dig at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, he said that if PM cannot stop inflation then he should do Yoga. Jan 5, 2014

GSLV-D5 launch successful, K Radhakrishnan says ISRO team finally did it

Sriharikota, Jan 05 (ANI): ISRO Chief K Radhakrishnan lauded successful launch of Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle-Development 5 (GSLV-D5) with indigenous cryogenic engine on Sunday. The GSLV-D5 successfully placed GSAT-14 communication satellite on orbit. Radhakrishnan said that finally the ISRO team did it and acknowledged that this was a hard-worked upon project since a long time. He said that the vehicle performed as predicted and the team feels that it has finally paid its debt to the country. Jan 5, 2014