Tea plantation workers in Assam return to work after militant attack

Sonitpur, Dec 28 (ANI): Life returned back to normalcy as tea plantation workers in Assam returned to work after at least 80 people were killed by a tribal militant group. Militants fighting for a separate homeland for indigenous Bodo tribesmen went on a killing spree in Assam on Tuesday, killing 80 people in four attacks in the space of an hour, the deadliest violence in months. Hundreds of plantation workers armed with spears and bows and arrows defied a curfew imposed in response to the rebel attacks and surrounded police stations in Sonitpur district, the area worst hit by the militant violence, saying authorities had failed to protect them. Two days since the army took control of the area, the tea plantation workers in Biswanath Chariali town of Sonitpur district are trying to put the attack behind them. Dec 28, 2014

Robbie Williams likes to Skype wife before performing on stage

New Delhi, Dec 28 (ANI): Robbie Williams recently admitted that he chats with his wife Ayda Field on Skype before his performances on stage. The Brit singer said that technology had made the world a lot smaller and has made relationships a lot easier, as sometimes he even carried his computer on stage, an online portal reported. The 'Candy' singer further said that Skype seemed as a last option for his little Williams family to stay in touch and take them everywhere he wants. Williams later added that her daughter Theodora Rose, was obsessed with ' Frozen' and they listens to the movie songs in the car wherever they go. Dec 28, 2014

Security experts say convergence with US on extradition of Tahawwur Hussain Rana unlikely

New Delhi, Dec 28 (ANI): Security experts on Sunday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would have to find a way to demand extradition of Tahawwur Hussain Rana from the US during President Barack Obama’s visit for Republic Day celebrations. Rana was arrested in Chicago by the FBI on October 18, 2009 for plotting an attack on Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, which ran cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad in 2005, US authorities said in court documents. Security Expert Uday Bhaskar said that it was difficult to expect a convergence between Washington and New Delhi on militancy in relation to Pakistan. Another Security Expert Kamal Mitra Chenoy said Modi would have to find a polite way to convey the demand. Dec 28, 2014

Protest continues against Aamir Khan's 'PK'

New Delhi/ Mumbai, Dec 28 (ANI): Vishwa Hindu Parishad workers on Sunday protested against Aamir Khan's recently released 'PK' in Mumbai. The protesters alleged that Khan had hurt religious sentiments of Hindu community and demanded ban on the movie. Delhi also witnessed similar protest against the movie wherein protesters tore the movie posters outside the theatres. Meanwhile, Yoga Guru and religious leader Baba Ramdev also slammed the flick and said that the same should be stopped from showcasing in theatres. Dec 28, 2014

Thousands attend funeral of slain New York policeman

Thousands of New York policemen paid homage Saturday at the funeral of officer Rafael Ramos, shot dead on December 20 alongside colleague Wenjian Liu in an apparent revenge attack for recent police killings of unarmed black men. Dec 28, 2014

Assam Violence: Centre should have taken more steps to curb militancy in North East, says former CM

Rajkot, Dec 28 (ANI): Former Assam Chief Minister and Asom Gana Parishad President Prafulla Kumar Mahanta on Sunday while commenting on the recent attacks in Assam said that Central government should have taken tough measures to control militancy in North East region. He added that when Congress was in power in Assam, the problem had arisen and is still continuing. He further stated that he wished peace to prevail in the region. Dec 28, 2014

Reactions pour in after IIT-Delhi Director resigns alleging pressure from the government

New Delhi, Dec 28 (ANI): Reactions poured in on Sunday after Director of the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IITD) Raghunath K. Shevgaonkar resigned two years before the completion of his term. According to the media reports, the resignation came due to tremendous pressure from the ministry, which wanted to lend IIT ground to cricketer Sachin Tendulkar for opening a cricket academy. IIT Alumni Association Secretary CK Jain said that it is very unfortunate that government is trying to take IIT under it. IIT Alumni Association former President Subodh Jindal requested the government to take the director’s resignation back. IIT Alumni Association President Ashok Kumar said that the whole IIT Delhi alumni are not happy with his resignation. Dec 28, 2014

Reactions flow as govt asks Pak to hand over Dawood Ibrahim to India

New Delhi, Dec 28 (ANI): Political leaders and experts reacted on Sunday after Indian government asked the Pakistan government to hand over Dawood Ibrahim to India as he is the main accused in various terrorist attacks executed in India. Congress leader Manish Tewari said that the government should not assume that Pakistan will hand over Dawood Ibrahim easily as it is partner to all crimes Ibrahim executed. BJP leader Sambit Patra said that the Central government is in talks with Pakistan and it will surely take out a solution to all terrorist-related problems. Defence Expert Commodore (Retd) Ranjit B Rai said that Indian intelligence agencies have the information given to them by the American agencies but they are mostly unable to do anything because of lack of pressure. Security Expert SR Sinho said that if Dawood is handed over to India it will be helpful in solving majority terrorist-related problems of the country. Dec 28, 2014

Congress leaders feel proud as party marks 130th foundation day

New Delhi, Dec 28 (ANI): Congress party, led by the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty, marked its 130th foundation day on Sunday (December 28). Senior Congress party leader, Ghulam Nabi Azad, said winning or losing was a small thing against the sacrifices made by the creators of the party during independence. Janardan Dwivedi, also expressed proud to be a part of the party. Congress party president Sonia Gandhi unfurled a flag at party headquarters in New Delhi in presence of several senior leaders. Dec 28, 2014