Pandemonium in J&K assembly over the arrest of Liyaqat Ali Shah
State assembly of Kashmir witnessed pandemonium and chaos on Monday over the recent arrest of a militant, Liyaqat Ali Shah.
The assembly hall witnessed chaotic scenes, when a legislator from the state ruling National Conference (NC) party, Nasir Aslam Wani raised the issue of Shah's arrest.
Wani later said, "Shah's case must be handled sensitively as it may discourage other militants from surrendering in the near future."
He futher said, "God forbid, there should be no mistrust, no wrong signal should be sent. The government's attitude towards the surrendered militants is not good. Pakistan never wants that this scheme should succeed and the youth should return to their homes. They never wanted it to succeed. We should not reach such a stage where we lose on the confidence building measure."5.00 pm:
Jaya, Karuna want India to skip Colombo CHOGM
Amid protests in support of Sri Lankan Tamils in Tamil Nadu, both ruling AIADMK and Karunanidhi-led DMK today mounted pressure on the Centre demanding that India boycott the CHOGM to be held in Colombo this November.
"At the very least, India must stay away from the CHOGM to be held in Colombo and, thereby, exert pressure on Sri Lanka to do justice by its hapless, much exploited Tamil Minorities", Chief Minister Jayalalithaa said in a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Her letter to Singh came soon after a meeting of the DMK Executive, chaired by its chief M Karunanidhi, asked New Delhi to boycott the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting to reflect the sentiments of Tamils worldover and to keep up the democratic spirits.4.30 pm:
7 dead in Kerala bus accident
At least seven people were killed and several others were injured when the bus in which they were travelling fell into a gorge in Kerala's Idukki district, the police said.
The bus was carrying 45 students, including 28 boys and 13 girl engineering students of Sarabhai Institute of Science and Technology in Thiruvanathapuram.
The bus was going to Munnar town, reports said.
The mishap reportedly occurred when the driver lost control while negotiating a sharp turn.
The injured were taken to Adimali taluk hospital.
South Korean molested on Kolkata bus
A 23-year-old South Korean woman, who is studying in Kolkata, was allegedly molested on a bus this morning, NDTV reported.
The police have arrested a co-passenger.
The incident allegedly took place at 7.30 this morning. She complained to the traffic police, who detained the men travelling on the bus, the channel reported.
Delhi gangrape: Hearing adjourned as Mukesh rushed to hospital
Proceedings in the Delhi gangrape case was today adjourned for an hour when one of the accused could not be brought to the fast track court hearing the matter as as he was admitted to Safdarjung Hospital for chest pain.
Mukesh, brother of deceased accused Ram Singh, was rushed to Safdurjung hospital after he complained of chest pain during the transit from Tihar jail to Saket court complex, special public prosecutor Dayan Krishnan informed Additional Sessions Judge Yogesh Khanna.
NIA to probe 'terrorist' Liyaqat arrest
Amid pressure from Jammu and Kashmir government, Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Monday handed over the case of suspected terrorist Sayyed Liyaqat Shah to the National Investigation Agency (NIA).
The NIA will investigate the circumstances under which the suspected militant was arrested, reports said.
Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday asked Shinde to hand over Shah's case to the NIA, amid a row over his arrest between Delhi Police and Jammu and Kashmir Police, reports said.
Cricketer Rahul Sharma charged with drug use
The Mumbai Police has filed a chargesheet against cricketer Rahul Sharma and others in the 2012 Juhu rave party case. South African all-rounder Wayne Parnell has been named absconding accused in the case.
The cricketers were present at the May 20, 2012 party at Juhu's Oakwood hotel. They have been accused of consuming cannabis.
Cop thrashing: Maharashtra MLAs granted bail
A Mumbai court granted bail two Maharashtra Members of Legislative Assembly (MLAs) who were arrested for thrashing a policeman last Tuesday.
Both Ram Kadam and Kshitij Thakur were granted bail on a surety of Rs. 15,000 each.
The MLAs will have to appear before the Mumbai Crime Branch once a week, reports said.
Now, MNS workers attack Indiabulls office in Amravati
Suspected Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) activists once again attacked the Indiabulls office, this time in Amravati, CNN-IBN reported.
This comes a day after two MNS workers were arrested after several of them went on a rampage, attacking the Indiabulls office in Mumbai.
Six DMDK MLAs suspended for one year
Six Opposition DMDK MLAs were Monday suspended from the Tamil Nadu Assembly for one year in connection with the assault on a dissident DMDK legislator inside the House last month.
Speaker P Dhanapal announced that V C Chandrakumar, K Nallathambi, D Murugesan, S Senthil Kumar, B Parthasarattny, and R Arulselvan were suspended for allegedly assaulting C Michael Rayappan, one of the four MLAs from the Vijayakant led party to have called on Chief Minister Jayalalithaa last year, much to the chagrin of the DMDK high command.
Salman Khan fails to appear before Sessions Court in 2002 hit-and-run case.
Skype exposing users' IP addresses
Online call service Skype is constantly exposes users' Internet addresses to the entire world, giving criminals chance to better target cyber attacks and rivals to locate people.
The Wall Street Journal and other news outlets had warned about research that showed it was possible to coax Skype into revealing the IP addresses of individual Skype users.
Since then a number of services have emerged to help snoops exploit this vulnerability to track and harass others online.
For example, an online search for " skype resolver" returns dozens of results that point to services (of variable reliability) that allow users to look up the internet address of any Skype user, just by supplying the target's Skype account name.
Court to decide if Salman Khan will be tried for culpable homicide
NDTV: The Mumbai Sessions court will today hear the case relating to the enhancement of charges against actor Salman Khan in the 2002 hit and run case.
The actor was earlier being tried for rash and negligent driving, which carries a maximum sentence of two years. However, in January the court handling his case accepted that the police has provided evidence that merits trying the actor for culpable homicide not amounting to murder, which attracts a punishment upto ten years in prison.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh leaves for Durban to attend BRICS Summit
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh left on a 4-day visit to Durban on Monday to attend the BRICS Summit, expressing the hope that ways to revive global growth and faster movement on reform of institutions of global, political and economic governance will be discussed at the meeting of the emerging economies.
Accompanied by a high-power delegation including Finance Minister P Chidambaram and Commerce Minister Anand Sharma, Singh will attend the summit of five nations on March 26 and 27 when discussions will also be held on steps to ensure global macroeconomic stability as well as mechanisms and measures to promote investment in infrastructure and sustainable development.
3 arrested for ragging girl in Hyderabad
A student, pursuing a degree course at a religious college at Shamshabad in Hyderabad, has accused three male students of ragging and teasing her on the campus.
Following the complaint, Shamshabad Police on Sunday arrested Abhishek, E John and Andrews for allegedly ragging and teasing the girl, police said.
The victim, pursuing Bachelor of Divinity course at the college, lodged the complaint with police on Saturday claiming that the accused not only ragged her on the premises, but also teased her and passed "vulgar comments". She also claimed that the college management did not take any action despite bringing the matter to their notice.
Police on Saturday booked the trio, along with the Principal and Registrar of the college, under relevant sections of IPC. A police officer said that action will soon be taken against the college authorities.
Alagiri to skip DMK meet; resolution against Centre to be passed today
DMK leaders are expected to meet sometime today to pass a resolution against the UPA government for not taking a strong stance against the Sri Lankan war crimes at the just-concluded session of the United Nations HUman Rights Council, in Geneva.
Sources told NDTV that M K Alagiri is expected not to attend the executive meet. Earlier this week he was miffed at being kept out of party plans to withdraw from the government. Sources confirmed that Alagiri heard about the DMK pullout first through TV channels.
MNS workers arrested for Indiabulls office attack
Around 15 unidentified persons pelted stones on the office of Indiabulls Finance Centre in Central Mumbai late on Sunday evening just after Raj Thackeray, at a rally in Amravati, warned the Maharashtra government of dire consequences if the diversion of water to the Indiabulls project isn't stopped immediately.
Two Maharashtra Navnirman Sena workers have been arrested. The identity of the other workers are still being ascertained, police said.
Mamata's comments on rape encouraging criminals, alleges CPM
Alleging that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's recent comments on rape were "encouraging" lawbreakers, the CPI-M Sunday said her "weird theories" were mere attempts to hide her administration's failure to prevent crimes against women.
In a strong attack against Banerjee, the state's principal opposition party said: "The chief minister thinks she is the last word in everything and anyone has to accept whatever logic she advances. She is not amenable to reasoned argument. She cannot stand reasoned criticism."
Arts and Science colleges across Tamil Nadu, which were closed following student protests over the Sri Lankan Tamils issue, will reopen on March 25.
The colleges were closed on March 15, sources said.
However, there was no confirmed information on the reopening date for engineering colleges, which were also closed following student protests, they said.
Students have been staging protests and demonstrations across Tamil Nadu, demanding the Centre to vote against Sri Lanka in the US backed resolution in the UNHRC.