Woman molestation case: 35 Jadavpur University students arrested for protesting

Kolkata, Sep 17 (ANI): About 35 students who were protesting outside the Jadavpur university campus against the molestation of a woman student were arrested by the police on Wednesday. The students were gheraoing the vice chancellor and registrar demanding a fresh probe into the case where a woman student was allegedly dragged into a men's hostel and sexually molested. The students' union demanded a fresh probe panel and insisted that the gherao would not be lifted until some assurance was given in the matter. It is being widely reported that the students were lathicharged by the police and dragged. Moreover, women students who were part of the protest have also filed a molestation complaint against the police. Sep 17, 2014

Chinese President to begin three-day India visit from today

New Delhi, Sep 17 (ANI): Chinese President Xi Jinping will arrive in Ahmedabad on Wednesday afternoon on a three-day state visit. He will be received by Gujarat Governor OP Kohli, Chief Minister Anandiben Patel and her cabinet colleagues at Ahmedabad's Sardar Vallabhai Patel International Airport at around 2 p.m. President Jinping, his wife and his entourage will be given a traditional welcome along with a guard of honour. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will welcome him in Vastrapur, after which, both leaders will hold talks. It is expected that both sides will sign three memoranda of understanding (MoUs). Of them, two are for relations between Guangdong and Gujarat and Guangzhou and the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation. The third MoU is related to cooperation in the industrial sector. Sep 17, 2014

PM Modi seeks mother's blessings on his 64th birthday

Gandhinagar, Sep 17 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought his mother's blessings on his 64th birthday, his first after assuming office amid greetings pouring in from across the nation on Wednesday. On the occasion of his birthday, Modi began his day by visiting his home state Gujarat. Donning saffron kurta, Modi arrived home, 23 km from Ahmedabad, alone in a normal vehicle without any security to meet his mother Heeraben on his first birthday after assuming office as Prime Minister. He touched his mother's feet and conversed with her. Heeraben fed him with sweets and blessed him. She also presented him with a gift as a gesture. Reportedly, the prime minister has requested for low key celebrations in view of Jammu and Kashmir floods that has created havoc and left thousands homeless. Sep 17, 2014

Morale of Shiv Sena high because of bypoll results: NCP

New Delhi, Sep 17 (ANI): Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Tariq Anwar on Wednesday said that the morale of Uddhav Thackeray and Shiv Sena is high because it has become evident from the bypoll results that the 'BJP wave' isn't there anymore. He also said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is also under pressure due to the results of the bypolls. The BJP-Shiv Sena alliance is currently at an impasse over seat-sharing differences and also on who will be the chief minister in the event of a victory The Maharashtra assembly polls are scheduled to be held on October 15. Sep 17, 2014

Poor remain worst affected in flood-hit Kashmir

Srinagar, Sept 17 (ANI): The worst flooding in Jammu and Kashmir in over a century has left poor and migrant workers the worst hit as they are stranded with no shelter or food. More than 75,000 people were still in partly submerged homes in Srinagar, Kashmir's capital city of more than a million people, where roads have been transformed into stagnant canals strewn with wreckage, trash and dead animals. Many complain that the government, which has maintained a heavy presence in the territory to keep a lid on the revolt, has left them to their fate. Residents stranded for days by the floodwaters said that the army has selectively evacuated tourists and people according to a pre-set priority list, leaving locals to be rescued later by volunteers. Migrant workers and poor people say they are all still struggling for basic amenities like safe drinking water, food packets and blankets. Meanwhile, a migrant worker from northwestern province of Rajasthan who makes brooms to earn a living, Jitesh, said the floods have literally left them with nothing. Sep 17, 2014

Truckers union clash in Kashmir kills one, injures three

Kathua, Sept 17 (ANI): One person was killed and three others injured when members of truckers union resorted to firing following a clash between them in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir. Reportedly, the clash, between two groups of the union, took place during the election of the union president. The deceased has been identified as Kuldeep Kumar, a government employee working for excise and taxation department. He was killed after a bullet hit his head. The injured were referred to Jammu hospital. Following the incident, people, mostly belonging to another group of truckers union, thronged Jammu-Pathankot National Highway in Kathua and demonstrated. Sep 17, 2014

Police arrest hardcore Maoist commander in Maharashtra

Gadchiroli, Sept 17 (ANI): A hardcore Maoist commander was arrested in outskirts of Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra. The arrested Maoist has been identified as Raju alias Jethuram Dhurva. Superintendent of Police (SP), Sandip Patil, termed the arrest as a big achievement for the district police. On September 15, four policemen were injured in a landmine blast perpetrated by a group of Maoists in Dhanora area of Gadchiroli district. Sep 17, 2014

Indian boxers' preparations in full swing ahead of 2014 Asian Games in Incheon

Patiala, Sep 17 (ANI): Eyeing a rich haul of medals, including several golds, the Indian boxers have been sweating and toiling at the last training camp before leaving for the Asian Games in South Korea's Incheon. The boxers, who returned from recently-ended Commonwealth Games in Glasgow with a less-than-expected five medals, are training to perfect the knock-out punch for the September 19-October 4 event. Shiva Thapa, one of the boxers who will be representing India at the Asian Games, said the training had gone as per plan and the squad was feeling fighting-fit. Manoj Kumar said Indian boxers were feeling very confident going into the event and expected to come back with a bag full of medals. Akhil Kumar, who has been training hard at the National Institute of Sports camp in Patiala, said the standard of boxing had improved dramatically over the past few years and there were no clear favourites. Sep 17, 2014