Mayawati kicks off BSP's LS campaign, hits at opposition parties - Part - 1

Lucknow, Jan 15 (ANI): BSP supremo and former UP chief minister Mayawati on Wednesday kick started her party's campaign for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Addressing a rally in Lucknow's Ramabai Ambedkar Maidan, Mayawati targeted her rivals, including the incumbent Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh. The BSP chief also told her supporters how the Congress and the BJP have tried to suppress her voice at times but she never compromised on her principles and values. Attacking the Samajwadi Party, the BSP chief also said that UP has now become crime pradesh. Jan 15, 2014

BJP, Congress react on Binny s rift with AAP

New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): Reacting on Vinod Kumar Binny’s rift with AAP, BJP leader Vijay Jolly said that AAP always says something and does something else. Meanwhile, Congress leader Haroon Yususf said that there is a sense of uncertainty that is arising again in Delhi. Jan 15, 2014

Supreme Court issues notice to respondents in sexual assault case

New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice on the writ petition filed by a law intern to all the respondents including former judge, Swatanter Kumar, who has been accused of sexual harassment. The young law graduate had filed a petition in the Supreme Court against Kumar, seeking an enquiry and forum into the case. The petitioner's lawyer, Vrinda Grover said that a notice has been issued to the Secretary General of the Supreme Court, Swatanter Kumar and Attorney General as well. Jan 15, 2014

Vinod Kumar Binny hits back at Kejriwal, calls him liar

New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): Bringing the rift within the party wide open, AAP MLA Vinod Kumar Binny rubbished Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's claim that Binny is upset because the party denied him a ticket to fight the Lok Sabha Election. Binny went to the extent of calling Kejriwal a liar. Jan 15, 2014

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Vinod Kumar Binny

New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said AAP MLA Vinod Kumar Binny is opposing his party for the reasons best known to him. However, he added that Binny had requested for a ticket to fight election for Lok Sabha seat. Jan 15, 2014

51-year-old Danish woman gang-raped in Delhi

New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): A Danish woman was allegedly gang-raped in Delhi late Tuesday night. The 51-year-old woman was attacked by a group of more than six men after she lost her way to hotel in Paharganj. Politicians have condemned the incident saying that it is a shameful and unfortunate incident. Jan 15, 2014

Militant outfits continue to target people travelling on highways in Manipur

Manipur, Jan 15 (ANI): Gyaneshwore, a truck driver was kidnapped on December 20 by suspected militants of Kuki (UTLA) faction for a ransom of Rs. 1 Crore. He was abducted while travelling to Imphal on NH 37 after loading food grains for FCI godown at Jiribam. The locals, along with the family members, have appealed for his safe release. Jan 15, 2014

A bomb blast victim from Manipur fights disability with sheer determination

Manipur, Jan 15 (ANI): 16 December 2007 - it was a dark day in the life of Maikel Meetai, a professional painter, who lost his both legs in a bomb blast triggered by insurgents in Imphal. Maikel was returning home from a painting competition. Today, the 24-year-old is fighting back disability, and is going ahead with his passion for painting. Jan 15, 2014

Maoist dies in gunbattle with police in rebel infested Jharkhand

Khunti, Jan 15 (ANI): Police killed a Maoist in a gunbattle, arrested one and recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunitions on Tuesday after combing operation in Khunti district of Jharkhand. Countrymade weapons along with daily supplies were recovered from the rebel hideout. Police said the operation at Maoist hideout was carried out after acting on the tip off intelligence sources. The Maoists, who say they are fighting for the rights of the poor and landless, control some of India's mineral-rich areas and operate in large swathes of the eastern, central and southern countryside. The rebels, also known as naxals, have killed police and politicians, and targeted government buildings and railway tracks in an insurgency that has killed thousands since the 1960s. Jan 15, 2014

CPI on Mayawati s Savdhan Rally

New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): The CPI on Wednesday said that if Mayawati thinks she will be able to take the advantage of people's rage over Uttar Pradesh government for their insensitivity, then she should know that people have not forgotten her politics which is based on corruption and looting of money. Mayawati is kick-starting her campaign for the 2014 general elections on her birthday today with the 'Savdhan Vishal Maha Rally'. According to reports, the traditional pomp and ceremony has been abandoned by her Bahujan Samaj Party. Jan 15, 2014

Vinod Kumar Binny says AAP straying from principles

New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): Rift surfaced in Aam Admi Party once again after MLA Vinod Kumar Binny accused the AAP of betraying with people of Delhi and straying from principles. Last month, Binny had walked out of a meeting in which the AAP decided its members for the cabinet, but was reportedly talked out of escalating the crisis. Jan 15, 2014