Farmers protest against unchanged prices of sugarcane in UP

Lucknow, Nov 15 (ANI): Farmers in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday burnt sugarcanes as they protested against the state government for keeping sugarcane state advised price (SAP) unchanged for third year in a row. The price decided by the government for the 2014-15 crushing season for the common variety of cane is at rupees 280 a quintal, for the early variety, rupees 290 a quintal and for rejected variety, rupees 275. The farmers said the government has further slashed the prices of sugarcanes, whereas they have been demanding price to be hiked to rupees 320-350 while the millers demanded the rollback of SAP to rupees 225 ($ 3.63) a quintal. Last year in December also farmers had staged protest on the same issue by blocking key routes, including the national highway and also brought several buses and a train to halt. Nov 15, 2014

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley visits Golden Temple in Amritsar

Amritsar, Nov 15 (ANI): Governor of US state of South Carolina, Nikki Haley who grew up as a Sikh, paid an emotional visit to holy Sikh shrine Golden Temple in Amritsar on Saturday. The holiest of Sikh shrines, Harmandar Sahib, popularly known as Golden Temple, is visited by devotees across India and the world. Haley was born as Nimrata Nikki Randhawa and was two-year-old when she last visited India. The daughter of immigrants from India, she was the first woman elected governor of South Carolina. She became so emotional on her visit that she could not hold back her tears. Haley is on a 10-day visit to India to attract investments in South Carolina and vice-versa. Nov 15, 2014

NCW Chairperson's remark on Bengaluru jail case draws flak

New Delhi, Nov 15 (ANI): NCW Chairperson Lalitha Kumaramangalam on Saturday refused to comment on reports that women inmates of a Karnataka prison were being pushed into forced sex and said that any action in the issue will be taken on Monday as her office is closed on Saturday and Sunday. AIDWA member Saba Farooqui said it is shameful that decision over rape case will be taken on working day. Social Activist Abha Singh said that the incident is a very serious offence and NCW should have taken immediate action. Former NCW Chairperson Mamta Sharma said that since Lalitha Kumaramangalam is associated with women organization, hence she should have given priority to the incidence. Nov 15, 2014

For fans, a respite from war as racing returns to Damascus

For the first time since Syria's devastating conflict broke out in March 2011, the capital's regular "drift racing" championship has returned. For the fans and drivers, the races offer a rare chance to switch off from the violence. Duration: 01:57 Nov 15, 2014

Designer bikes become showcase for social status

Designer bikes are becoming a showcase for social status in cities across the world. Fashion conscious-cyclists in Paris and Tokyo are spending thousands on their bikes -- personalised with leather saddle bags and hand painted bells. Duration: 01:58 Nov 15, 2014

FICCI ladies organisation hosts higher education colloquium

New Delhi, Nov 15 (ANI): A premier ladies division of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry or FICCI, FLO hosted and organized a colloquium on higher education in New Delhi. The prime focus of the discussion was to seek ways to implement major reforms in the Indian higher education sector in order to help develop India as a global education hub and inspire Indian universities to compete internationally.Attended by stalwarts in the field of education, the session also witnessed extensive discussions on promoting ways to encourage entrepreneurship and professional excellence in women. Nov 15, 2014

Appeal to people to maintain peace and respect judicial process: Haryana CM on Sant Rampal

Chandigarh, Nov 15 (ANI): Speaking over controversial preacher Sant Rampal, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday appealed to the people of the state to maintain calm and respect judicial process. Rampal has been evading arrest citing ill-health. His spokespersons have been openly challenging the government to arrest him. His ashram, where he lives, has turned into a fortress with hundreds of followers, many of them armed, camping day and night to ensure that Sant Rampal is not arrested. Nov 15, 2014

Reactions flow as Kunal Ghosh says guilty must be punished

New Delhi/ Kolkata, Nov 15 (ANI): Political leaders reacted on Saturday on suspended TMC MP Kunal Ghosh's statement who tried to attempt suicide. Congress leader PC Chacko said that thorough investigation should be done in the case and the entire scam should be revealed. BJP leader Siddharth Nath Singh said that the CBI should investigate the matter as to how the medicine reached to Kunal Ghosh after which he tried to commit suicide. Meanwhile CPI leader Gurudas Dasgupta said that Mamata Banerjee's government is trying to destroy evidences. Nov 15, 2014

Rahul Gandhi meets family members of Bilaspur sterilization camp victims

Bilaspur, Nov 15 (ANI): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday met the family members of the victims who lost their lives in a sterilization camp in Bilaspur district. More than a dozen women died in Chhattisgarh after 83 women were sterilized at a government-run family planning camp. Gandhi said that the state government and the Health Ministry should take the entire responsibility of the incident. Nov 15, 2014

Mirzapur school students create Limca record on Children's Day

Mirzapur, Nov 15 (ANI): Students of Daffodils Public School in Mirzapur rejoiced as they created Limca record. A gift for themselves on the Children's day, 2764 students of the school adopted the look of clowns for a day so as to register their name in the Limca Book of records. The children dressed as clowns also paid tribute to the King of Comedy, Charlie Chaplin. Daffodils Public School's Director Amardeep Singh said that the school has for the second time registered itself in the Limca Book of Records. The students organized various cultural programs to entertain and make people happy. The students even took the oath of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' and through their performances gave the message of creating a 'Clean India'. Nov 15, 2014

Politicos react after Ram Madhav, says doors open for separatists

New Delhi, Nov 15 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Saturday after BJP leader Ram Madhav appealed to the separatists in Jammu and Kashmir to join the political mainstream and said that doors are open even for them. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that it would be better if Kashmiri separatists come and join politics. Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi said that the idea of bringing separatists in politics is not new. CPI leader D Raja also expressed similar sentiments. Nov 15, 2014