New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) Thousands took to the streets across India Wednesday to demand death for the men who tortured and raped a young woman here in a moving bus, leaving her still battling for life. As police hunted for two of the six accused across five states, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said he was "deeply disturbed" by the horrific assault on the 23-year-old who was dumped by the road along with her battered boyfriend Sunday night. In the court of Metropolitan Magistrate Namrita Agarwal, one of the accused, Vinay Sharma, 20, denied taking part in the gang-rape but pleaded that he be hanged.
Kolkata, Dec 19 (IANS) What started off in a South Kolkata school is now becoming a rage in West Bengal: failed students in several academic institutions locked school gates Wednesday and raised slogans demanding they be given pass marks.
Bhubaneswar, Dec 19 (IANS) A cold spell swept across Odisha with Phulbani town in Kandhamal district Wednesday recording 5.8 degrees Celsius, the day's lowest in the state, an official said.
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) The executive committee of Delhi High Court Bar Association (DHCBA) will request Chief Justice of India Altamas Kabir that an additional judge of the high court be not confirmed as he was excessively harsh in imposing costs on litigants. "Representation be sent by bar association to the hon'ble chief justice of Delhi High Court and to the ... chief justice of India and other members of the collegium requesting that justice ...
Baghdad, Dec 19 (IANS) Iraqi President Jalal Talabani who was admitted to a Baghdad hospital Monday, following a brain stroke, will be transferred to Germany for further treatment, Xinhua reported.
London, Dec 19 (IANS) Almost 10,000 pigs, rabbits, monkeys and rodents were blown up, poisoned or given anthrax during secret tests at a British military research base last year, it has been revealed. These animals were used in top-secret tests at the Porton Down military research base in Wiltshire, a ceremonial county, last year, Daily Mail reported Wednesday
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) Fake currency directly or indirectly supplied by Pakistan has been pushed into India via Bangladesh, parliament was informed Wednesday. Minister of State for Home R.P.N.
Kolkata, Dec 19 (IANS) The countrywide outrage over the brutal gang-rape of a 23-year-old woman in a moving bus in New Delhi resonated in Kolkata as people demanded exemplary punishment for the offenders and a tougher law to prevent further rapes. "Unless there are tougher laws which provide exemplary punishment, rapes will continue
Guwahati, Dec 19 (IANS) Unidentified miscreants hacked to death a private school owner and two of his family members and burnt their bodies in Assam's Golaghat district, police said Wednesday. Two people have been detained. Jimi Brown Borgohain, his wife and their 11-year-old daughter were killed late Tuesday night, police said.
New Delhi, Dec 19 (IANS) Ethnic violence between Bodos and Muslims this year left 109 people dead in Assam, Minister of State for Home M. Ramachandran said Wednesday. The minister told the Rajya Sabha that 99 people died in July and August and 10 more in November.