Shinde calls for protection of fishermen

Mumbai, Dec 01 (ANI): Union Home Minister, Sushilkumar Shinde said on Sunday that the country's coast guard had been briefed to maintain maritime security, whilst making sure that fishermen were not targeted. Addressing a media conference in Mumbai, Shinde said that concerned states have been given funds and equipments to modernise the coast guard, but the fishermen community should not be seen as an easy target. Dec 1, 2013

Chidambaram obviously needs lessons in Hindi: BJP

New Delhi, Dec 01 (ANI): The BJP on Sunday ridiculed Union Finance Minister, P Chidambaram for taking a sarcastic jibe at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for delivering a lesson in economics saying the Minister himself needed a lesson in hindi. Dec 1, 2013

Jammu Rally: Narendra Modi attacks separatists, bats for gender equality

Jammu, Dec 01 (ANI): BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi while addressing a rally at Jammu on Sunday attacked the separatists in the state. He also pointed to the absence of laws to ensure that woman were on the same platform as men when it came to rights. He batted for equal rights for women and men in the state and questioned why human rights activists never questioned this before. Dec 1, 2013

Jammu Rally: Narendra Modi blames Centre for the death of Sarabjeet Singh

Jammu, Dec 01 (ANI): BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi while addressing a rally at Jammu on Sunday targeted the central government by citing the examples of Sarabjit Singh and Chamel Singh who were killed in Pakistan jail. He said that which country can see its citizens getting killed, yet no action is being taken. He also said that government is in deep sleep since 2004 and even people's anger can't wake it. Dec 1, 2013

Ukraine protest continues despite police crackdown

Despite a police crackdown, about 10,000 Ukrainians rallied on Saturday evening, calling for the president's resignation after he left an EU summit without signing a key political and free-trade deal. Dec 1, 2013

Destitute Indonesian fishermen stranded in South Africa

Seventy-five Indonesian fishermen were stranded in Cape Town's harbour for three months after being stuck at sea for years without pay. The group of were working in slavery-like conditions aboard seven Taiwanese-owned vessels. Dec 1, 2013

Eight killed as helicopter crashes into Glasgow pub

Authorities were on Sunday investigating what caused a police helicopter to plunge through the roof of a busy Glasgow pub, as emergency services worked to recover the remains of at least eight people killed. Dec 1, 2013

WC2014: How ready is Brazil?

After a construction accident caused serious casualties at the stadium which will host the opening game of next year's World Cup, Brazil's build-up to the tournament remains tenuous and troubled. Dec 1, 2013

Political violence shakes Thai capital

Thai police fire tear gas and water cannon at protesters trying to force their way into Government House to overthrow Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, after violence in the capital left two dead and dozens wounded. Dec 1, 2013

Tehelka case: Tarun Tejpal remanded to six days police custody

Panjim, Dec 01 (ANI): Tarun Tejpal, former editor-in-chief of Tehelka, has been sent to police custody for six days by a Goa Sessions court on Sunday. The order was given after over an hour's hearing in the case. Goa police had asked for 14-day police custody for Tejpal. Tejpal will be taken to police station directly from the court where he will be interrogated on the alleged sexual assault case. Dec 1, 2013

Rajasthan Assembly polls: 25 % voting in first few hours

Jaipur/Jodhpur, Dec 01 (ANI): About 25 percent of voters casted their vote in the first few hours of polling in Rajasthan on Sunday. The voting started at 8 am in the morning in 47,223 polling stations spread across the state and will continue till 5 pm in the evening. Dec 1, 2013

Three-day nationwide shutdown in Bangladesh hits cross-border trade with India

Siliguri, Dec 01 (ANI): Traders are bearing the brunt, as a three-day long nationwide shutdown in Bangladesh has hit the cross-border trade with India. Supporters of Bangladesh's ruling Awami League protested against the opposition, Bangladesh Nationalist Party for enforcing the 72-hour nationwide blockade as the latter demands for postponement of upcoming general elections. Meanwhile, truck drivers in Siliguri, carrying goods to be delivered on the other side of the border, said they depend on the daily trade for their livelihood and due to shutdown in the neighbouring Bangladesh, they have become immobile. Dec 1, 2013

India's Mars mission enters second stage, successfully placed in Mars transfer trajectory

New Delhi, Dec 01 (ANI): Clearing a critical hurdle in its journey to the red planet, ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission on Sunday ventured out of Earth's sphere of influence for the first time, overtaking the recent efforts of rival Asian giant China. The critical manoeuvre to place the Mars orbiter spacecraft in the Mars transfer trajectory was successfully carried out almost an hour past midnight. Dec 1, 2013

Munger: Maoists attack train, gun down 3 GRP jawans

Munger, Dec 01 (ANI): A group of eight to ten Maoists ambushed a running train, killing three guards of the railway police and injuring two in Bihar. The incident took place in Sahebganj-Patna Inter-City Express near Jamalpur railway station in Bihar's Munger district. In the daring attack, the rebels also looted five rifles from the railway police guards before escaping from the site. The injured were immediately rushed to a nearby hospital and bodies of the dead were sent for post mortem. Dec 1, 2013