Israeli attacks on Gaza spark protest in New Delhi

New Delhi, July 17 (ANI): Members of Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Thursday took to streets in their protest against Israeli air strikes on Gaza Strip that have killed at least 160 Palestinians. On Thursday, CPI (M) members came out in droves and protested outside Israel Embassy in New Delhi. CPI (M) leader, Nilotpal Basu, slammed the governments of American and western European nations for not protesting against the air strikes. Echoing similar views, a leader of CPI (ML) Liberation, Kavita Krishnan, urged the Indian government to take a tough stand against Israeli attacks. Jul 17, 2014

AAP targets BJP over power tariff hike in Delhi

New Delhi, July 17 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday assailed the Modi government after the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission approved a tariff hike of 8.32 per cent for the three electricity distribution utilities (discoms), BSES Yamuna, BSES Rajdhani and Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd for the fiscal 2014-15. Tariff in the New Delhi Municipal Corporation area has also been hiked by 9.52 per cent. Jul 17, 2014

Home Minister launches youth info portal on world population day 2014

New Delhi, July 17 (ANI): Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday inaugurated World Population Day 2014 celebrations in New Delhi, jointly organised by the Office of Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India and United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Singh launched Youth Info India, Census Info India and Census Digital Library on the occasion. The theme of World Population Day 2014 was _Investing in Young People in India_ as it is the best way to develop the competitive advantage for the country and there is an urgent need to address their concerns. Singh who was the Chief Guest said that there is also a need to create an atmosphere where they are able to pursue their goals and excel in their chosen fields. Jul 17, 2014

DERC approves power tariff hike

New Delhi, July 17 (ANI): The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission has approved a tariff hike of 8.32 per cent for the three electricity distribution utilities (discoms), BSES Yamuna, BSES Rajdhani and Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd for the fiscal 2014-15. Tariffs in the New Delhi Municipal Corporation area has also been hiked by 9.52 per cent. Jul 17, 2014

BSE closes points 11.44 up on July 17

New Delhi, July 17 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 11.44 points up to stand at 25,561.16. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 16.05 points up to stand at 7,640.45. Crompton Greaves and TTK Prestige were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 13.45% and 9.11% along with CRISIL and JPINFRATEC with an increase of 7.32% and 6.92% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include Mahindra and Mahindra and Cadila Health with a decrease of 3.18% and 2.67% along with Prestige Estates and Bajaj Auto with a decrease of 2.53% and 2.27% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is down 25.24 points at 15,716.27 while the banking sector is down 2.42 points at 17,477.50 and the realty sector is down 15.60 points at 1,998.91. The Indian currency is 0.04 % up at Rs 60.15 per dollar. Jul 17, 2014
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Telangana CM Clears 43 Decisions in One Day

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) on Wednesday held a five-and-a-half hour meeting of cabinet ministers and cleared 43 decisions, including farm loan waiver up to Rs 1 lakh. Jul 17, 2014

Israeli shelling continues overnight in Gaza

Israel and Hamas have agreed to a UN request to briefly halt hostilities Thursday on humanitarian grounds, after an Israeli strike killed four Palestinian children on a beach. Duration: 01:10 Jul 17, 2014

'Ninja' bus tour set to kick off in Tokyo

Japan's biggest travel agency is launching a bus tour with some decidedly homegrown touches -- a flying ninja and sword-carrying samurai. Duration: 00:33 Jul 17, 2014

Sushil Modi condemns Jehanabad woman assault incident

Patna, July 17 (ANI): BJP leader and former Bihar Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi on Thursday expressed regret over the incident in Jehanabad district of Bihar in which a middle- aged woman was reportedly stripped and beaten ruthlessly by some men outside her home in the presence of some local policemen. Modi said that it was extremely shameful that such an incident took place in front of police officers and they did not do anything to protect the woman. He demanded that the policemen should be suspended immediately. Jul 17, 2014

Parents protest against assault of minor girl in school in Bangalore

Bangalore, July 17 (ANI): Agitated parents protested in Vibgyor High School in Bangalore as a 6 year old girl was sexually assaulted in the school. The parents said the school _tried to cover up the matter_ and did not inform them about the incident, which took place on July 2. The Chairman of the school, Rustom Kerawala, assured that safety measures will be improved in school to keep all the students safe. He added that the school authorities are co-operating in investigation and confirmed that the suspected accused have been taken in police custody. However, the parents said they are not satisfied by the statements the school is giving. Meanwhile, Bangalore DCP TD Pawar said that the matter was reported quite late but he assured that action will be taken against the culprits. Reportedly, the girl was taken to a hospital after she expressed discomfort at home, which was when it was revealed that she was raped. A case was filed by victim___s parents after the medical examination. Jul 17, 2014

TKS Elangovan slams Sanskrit week celebration in CBSE schoolsjul

Chennai, July 17 (ANI): Almost a month after outrage over its _Hindi-only_ order, the ruling BJP on Thursday faced anger from DMK over the celebration of _Sanskrit week_ in schools run by the Central Board of Secondary Education. DMK leader, TKS Elangovan asked why Sanskrit week is being celebrated and not Tamil. He further said that Tamil is also an old language just like Sanskrit and it should be given due importance. Jul 17, 2014