Mulayam hints at conspiracy behind Muzaffarnagar violence

Agra, Sept 10 (ANI): Terming the Muzaffarnagar violence as unfortunate, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Tuesday hinted at conspiracy behind it. Talking to mediapersons in Agra, Singh said that the state government took swift action in bringing the situation under control. He also said that some communal forces are taking advantage of the situation. Meanwhile, talking about the emergence of third front, he said that there is a very good chance of third front government in 2014. Sep 10, 2013

Police say nine Maoists surrender in Malkangiri

Malkangiri, Sep 10 (ANI): Perturbed and frustrated due to the atrocities committed by their leaders, nine Maoists including three woman cadres surrendered before the Odisha Police. The woman cadres were identified as Kumari, Anita, and Susila who were involved in several violent activities. A Maoist, Dashu Khillo, who surrendered, said that they wanted to join the mainstream as their life was always under threat. Disillusioned by their violent ideology and unable to cope up with the pressure exerted by their senior leaders, more and more naxals are surrendering to avoid further exploitation. The frequent surrenders show that despite their militant tactics, Maoists are starting to lose their hold in the remote cut off areas. Sep 10, 2013

Police say religious riots killed atleast 32 in Muzaffarnagar

Muzaffarnagar, Sep 10 (ANI): Police said on Tuesday that at least 32 people were killed in religious riots in Uttar Pradesh that forced hundreds to flee their homes, a sign of rising tension between two communities ahead of a general election due by May. Police also evacuated villagers in the troubled areas. Some locals, fearful after attackers beat children and burned property, hid in fields and police stations, or fled in ox carts and tractors. Additional Director General of Police (law and order), Arun Kumar, said that around 160 people were arrested. Kumar also said that the situation was under control as the army and police personnel were on alert. Sep 10, 2013

Flood ravaged Mirpur

Mirpur, Sep 10: 50 years ago Mirpur town of PoK was destroyed and drowned; once again this man made disaster is repeating here, Pakistan's lust and hunger for energy is once again proving to be fatal for the residents of Mirpur. Sep 10, 2013

Olympic medallist Rajyavardhan Rathore joins BJP

Jaipur, Sep 10 (ANI): Indian shooter and 2004 Olympic silver medallist Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore on Tuesday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Jaipur. Along with the ace shooter, Jaipur princess Diya Kumari also joined the BJP. The two inducted into the party at Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's rally in presence of party President Rajnath Singh. Sep 10, 2013

Rahul Gandhi hails development paradigm of Congress

New Delhi, Sep 10 (ANI): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday hailed the changed development paradigm of the Congress party and said that that it is important to give rights to the people in order to bring about growth. Gandhi is leaving no stone unturned in giving a tough fight to the main opposition, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the upcoming 2014 general elections. The Gandhi-Nehru scion is struggling in the backdrop of recent degrading status of the country___s economy under the UPA regime. Further, Gandhi also slammed the opposition parties for criticizing their move of tabling the food security bill in the parliament with an aim to combat hunger in the country. Sep 10, 2013

Nation needs special change: RSS on Modi___s PM candidature

New Delhi/ Nagpur, Sep 10 (ANI): The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) spokesperson Ram Madhav said on Tuesday that the outfit had conveyed the public opinion about the Prime Ministerial candidate for 2014 election to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Although, Madhav, did not directly take any names but hinted towards Gujarat Chief minister Narendra Modi as the prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 national polls. He also said that there was an urge for distinct change in political scenario and everybody knew what ___special change___ was needed. Meanwhile, chief of RSS, Mohan Bhagwat evaded question regarding Modi___s selection as the prime ministerial candidate. Sep 10, 2013

Delhi Police holds review meeting with representatives of people from the Northeast

New Delhi, Sep 10 (ANI): Delhi is home to a large number of people ___ both students and professionals ___ from the northeastern states. In order to ensure their safety and welfare, the Delhi Police recently organized a review meeting at the Arunachal house with various Northeast representatives, student leaders, representatives from NGOs and employees' associations. Representatives from the National Capital Region including Gurgaon and Noida also participated and submitted their representations to the Secretary of North East M.P forum, Takam Sanjoy. Takam Sanjoy urged the delegates to be more sensitive to issues concerning youth from the Northeast. Sep 10, 2013

Delhi gang-rape: RK Singh demands death penalty for accused

New Delhi, Sep 10 (ANI): After the fast track court ion Delhi convicted the Delhi gang-rape accused with rape and murder, Former Home Secretary RK Singh said on Tuesday that the accused should be given death penalty and that such cases should be investigated in shorter duration of time and with full transparency. Further, talking about the age limit of juvenile, Singh said that the age limit of the juveniles should be decreased as the children now-a-days are getting mature really fast. Sep 10, 2013

Delhi gang-rape: Heinous crimes will not be tolerated, says women activists

New Delhi, Sep 10 (ANI): After a fast track court on Tuesday found all the four accused guilty in the Delhi gang-rape case, women activists Ranjana Kumari said that the verdict sent a message that these crimes will not be tolerated and every culprit will know that they will not be spared. Sep 10, 2013

Delhi Gang-Rape: Justice Demands death penalty in this rarest case, says Kiran Bedi

New Delhi, Sep 10 (ANI): After the fast-track court on Tuesday convicted the four accused in the December 16 Delhi gang-rape case with rape and murder while the sentence is still awaited for tomorrow, former IPS officer Kiran Bedi said that this is the rarest of the rare case and that the justice in this case demand death penalty and nothing less. He further said that the question is not the conviction but the quantum of punishment. Sep 10, 2013

Delhi Gang-Rape: Country awaits death penalty for four accused, says Abha Singh

Mumbai, Sep 10 (ANI): After a fast-track court on Tuesday pronounced its judgement in the infamous December 16 Delhi gang-rape case convicting all the four accused of rape and murder, Lawyer and Activist Abha Singh said that the country welcomes the decision and is waiting for announcement of death penalty to all the four accused. Singh further said that this is the rarest of the rare case and this demands death sentence to the accused according to the recent amendments in the anti-rape laws. Sep 10, 2013