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Students protest outside Sri Ram College for hosting Modi
A group of students today protested outside the Sri Ram College of Commerce here for hosting Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi.
The protesters belonging to unions affiliated to Left and other political parties raised slogans against Modi and the institution for inviting him to address the students.
Members of the Democratic Students Union marched from the Faculty of Arts of the Delhi University to Sri Ram College of Commerce in protest against Modi's visit to the varsity.
Father-in-law rapes woman for 3 years, arrested
An elderly man was on Wednesday arrested for allegedly raping his daughter-in-law for about three years at a village in Maharashtra's Beed, police said. The wife of the accused, Bhamabai Thorve, was also arrested for allowing her husband to rape their daughter-in-law.
55-year-old Sampat Baburao Thorve, a resident of Solapurwadi village in Ashti tehsil, raped the 23-year-old woman several times between 2009 till May 2012, police said. The woman's husband, Bibhishan, also allowed his father to sexually assault his wife, as per the complaint filed by the victim on Tuesday.
A case has been registered against the victim's husband and in-laws, police said, adding that the victim's husband is yet to be arrested.
Indian aviation sector growing at the fastest pace: Antony
Defence Minister A K Antony today said the Indian aviation sector is growing at the fastest pace and will evolve into a major hub for aerospace operations and outsourcing in the coming days.
Inaugurating the 9th edition of Aero India-2013, at Air Force Station, Yelhanka, Bangalore, Antony underscored the need to create a strong defence industrial base in the country.
He said in view of immense opportunities available in the aerospace industry the revised Defence Procurement Policy of 2010 has provided for more public-private partnerships model to the industry. Read more
More highlights from Modi's speech:
- Government has no business to do business
- For development we should have skill, scale and speed
- Minimum government and maximum governance is my creed
- We need to upgrade our skills and work speedily
- India image abroad is changed by the hard-working youngster and not by any political leader
- India's youth can rule the world
- We should work towards the fruition of Swami Vivekanand's dream in the 150th year of his birth
- Development is the solution to all problems
- The country has been adversely affected by votebank politics - we need development politics. There is no alternative to development
Update on Modi speech
- There is no one among you who has not had salt from Gujrarat
- India must develop quality product and services
- India needs good teachers and Gujarat has set up an university to train teachers
- Technology upgradation is a must if India wants to develop
- Gujarat government organises agriculture fair in May every year for the development of agriculture
- Gujarat has the youngest police force in the country
- Gujaratis are the best tourists. You will find them everywhere - Even in five star hotels you will find them eating thepla from dabbas. Purchasing power should continously rise.
- When we were young anything that was 'Made in Japan' was bought without a second thought. Why not create a 'Made in India' craze
- We hosted CWG, through that one event we could have created branding for our country
- Vibrant Gujarat created a branding for Gujarat. 50% GDP of the country was under one roof at the Vibrant Gujarat summit. I had 10 days to organize it but 121 countries were there
Update on Modi speech
- We teach our farmers how to increase their produce
- We have started a project to reserve water. Gujarat is the only state where water level is going up
- We need to work on value addition. Farm to fibre, fibre to fabric, fabric to fashion, fashion to foreign
- People in Delhi drink milk that comes from Gujarat. In Europe, if you eat bhindi, that would have come from Gujarat
- We hold a medical camp for cattle regularly. As a result in last 6 years, over 100 cattle disease has been eradicated
- Due to cattle well-being, milk produce has increased. As a result a village's economy has strengthened
- Today the number of our universities has increased. We are the first in the world to have a forensic university.
Update on Modi speech
As students continue to protest outside the SRCC in Delhi, around 1,800 students listen to Modi speak about his growth model for Gujarat inside.Here are a few highlights:
- I come from the land of Gujarat, from the land of Mahatma Gandhi and Vallabhai Patel.
- Two streams of thought influenced our freedom struggle - non-violence and armed revolution.
- The entire world is looking at Gujarat model of governance
- Good governance for me is P2G2, Pro People Good Governance
- Gujarat model of development is based on three sectors
- We have developed our state on 3 pillars. Agricultural, industry, service sector. Even if one pillar fails, the other two can support the economy of the state
- We are not a poor country. We are rich in natural resources. We are not using our resources properly, our challenge is use them fully
- I am an eternal optimist and always hopeful
- India can develop and I can say this on the basis of my experience in Gujarat
- Lack of good governance means the whole country thinks that all politicians are involved in scams
Modi arrives at SRCC
Narendra Modi has arrived at the Shri Ram College of Commerce. He is set to speak in a few moments.
However, outside the college police disperse protestors using water canons.
Student protesters are trying to break past the barricades. TV reports said that police are trying hard to bring the situation under control. Section 144 has been imposed at SRCC.
The students are protesting "Modi's refusal to apologise for the Gujarat carnage and the horrible treatment and repression that minorities in Gujarat have been subjected to since 2002". They said that they do not want to endorse Modi's model of development by allowing him to speak at the funtion.
Students protest near Modi's speech venue in Delhi
Student groups protest against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's visit in Delhi where he is scheduled to deliver the annual 'Shri Ram Memorial Oration' as part of Shri Ram College of Commerce's management festival 'Business Conclave 2013' on Wednesday. The topic of his discourse is 'Emerging Business Models in the Global Scenario'.
Headmaster arrested for molesting minor girl
A Class IV girl student was allegedly molested by her school headmaster in the institute premises, Uttarakhand. police said today.
The victim, student of Government Primary School, was molested by Jagdamba Prasad (59), who was drunk yesterday, Circle Officer Aruna Bhartee said.
The accused has been arrested. Read more
Narendra Modi meets PM, seeks parity in gas pricing
Gujarat chief minister NarendraModi met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday and expressed his unhappiness over the Centre's refusal to provide gas to the state at the same price at which it is given to Mumbai and Delhi."It was a very good meeting and we had a long discussion during which several different issues came up. The Prime Minister gave his good wishes for the development of Gujarat and the success of the new government. I gave an assurance that Gujarat will give full support to all measures taken for the welfare of the people," Modi said.
Rani Mukherjee, Randeep Hooda team up for Karan Johar's 'Bombay Talkies'
Actress Rani Mukherjee will be sharing screen space with Randeep Hooda for the first time in a Karan Johar movie titled 'Bombay Talkies'.'Bombay Talkies' is a landmark feature film of this year releasing on the centenary date of May 3,2013 when the industry completes 100 years of cinema.It is an ode to cinema by four prolific film makers - Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee, Anurag Kashyap and Karan Johar.
A 22-year-old woman in Uttarakhand is battling for her life in a hospital after being gangraped and left with a damaged uterus, other internal injuries and multiple bite marks on her body, police said on Tuesday.
Bikaner baby with lips, nose, cheek bitten off by father, dies
A five-month-old baby whose lips and nose had been bitten off by her abusive father, died in a Jaipur hospital this morning, media reports said.The baby who was initially admitted to a hosital in Bikaner and later moved to Jaipur, died of breathing problems, the hospital said. She was put on ventilator, but could not recover. On the night of January 26, the baby's father, an alcoholic, attacked her and bit parts of her nose, cheek and lips. The mother filed a complaint and was consequently thrown out of the house by her in laws. She was told she could return home with her baby only when she withdraws her complaint against her husband.The Bikaner's baby's lips and nose were reconstructed during the first cosmetic surgery. More surgeries had been lined up.However, on Tuesday night her condition worsened, and she succumbed to her injuries.
Michelle Obama's posterior subject of public rant again
Michelle Obama's effort to promote low-calorie school lunches was met with the usual protest against the federal government meddling in local business, which then quickly found its way around to the First Lady's posterior."Fat butt Michelle Obama. Look at her. She looks like she weighs 185 or 190. She's overweight," the Washington Post quoted Bob Grisham, a high school football coach as saying, when he was surreptitiously recorded by one of his students.Grisham, who was suspended Monday, is neither the first nor the most high-profile person to feel moved to comment on the First Lady's physique.
Narendra Modi met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wedneaday in a reportedly courtesy call after he was re-elected as the Gujarat Chief Minister. Later in the day, Modi will address students at the Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) on the Gujarat model of development.
Obama's top Indian-American science aide quitsSubra Suresh, President Barack Obama's top Indian-American science official, has resigned as director of the National Science Foundation (NSF) to become the president of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU).Obama appointed Suresh in 2010 as head of NSF, a $7 billion independent federal science agency charged with advancing all fields of fundamental science and engineering research and related education.
British lawmakers vote in favor of gay marriage
A bill to legalise same-sex marriage in Britain cleared a major hurdle on Tuesday, as lawmakers voted overwhelmingly in favor of the proposals championed by Prime Minister David Cameron. The vote in the House of Commons - 400 to 175 in support of the proposed legislation - will be followed by more detailed parliamentary debates. The proposals also require the approval of the House of Lords before they become law.
Delhi Art Gallery refuses to remove nude exhibits
The art exhibition at the Delhi Art Gallery, showcasing modern nude art on Indian gods and goddesses, refuses to remove its exhibits. Vishwa Hindu Parishad activists forced it to shut down temporarily. The exhibition was resumed after the organisers sought police protection.
Sikh family found dead in suspected case of 'murder-suicide'
Four members of a Sikh family, including two minor children, died in Atlanta in the US state of Georgia under mysterious circumstances. "While Sartaj (12) and Gurtej (5) died from homicide by sharp force injuries to the neck, their mother Damanjit Kaur Grover (47) died from homicide by blunt force trauma to the head. Police are terming the incident as a "murder-suicide".
A tsunami warning was issued for several South Pacific islands after a major earthquake measuring 8.0 magnitude struck off the Solomon Islands, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii said on Wednesday.The warning was issued for the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Tuvalu, New Caledonia, Kosrae, Fiji, Kiribati, and Wallis and Futuna islands. A tsunami watch was issued for the rest of the South Pacific nations, including Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia.
Delhi gang rape case update: The 23-year-old victim's friend and sole witness present on the moving bus when the incident took place will be questioned by defence in fast-track court today. 8.00 am:Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, who some party colleagues want to see as prime ministerial candidate, will speak at a leading Delhi University college today.He will address students and the faculty of Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), which has produced a string of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, including Arun Jaitley, Vijay Goel, Jagdish Mukhi and Vijay Jolly.Modi will speak around 4 p.m. as as part of "our Business Conclave 2013", SRCC principal P.C. Jain said.Modi's talk will be on Emerging Business Models in the Global Scenario.Modi's visit to the college will, however, see protests in the campus by at least one Leftist student group.Durgesh Tripathi of the All India Students Federation (AISF) said its members will demonstrate outside the college.Tripathi said that it was wrong for SRCC, reputed to be one of the best colleges in Asia in commerce, to invite Modi who was chief minister during the 2002 Gujarat communal riots.