Addressing a public gathering in eastern Rajasthan having sizable number of Gujjar voters yesterday, Gehlot accused Raje of misleading people of the state to grab power.2.50 pm:
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa gave away the prize money and trophies to the Norwegian sensation and the Indian veteran at a short ceremony in Chennai that lasted about ten minutes.2.15 pm:
The band 'Laal' has created two songs - 'Darte hai bunduko wali ek nehati ladki se' and an English rock number 'You give me hope Malala' which have been well received in most parts of Pakistan, said its founder, writer, spokesman and lead vocalist Taimur.
Taylor Swift wins AMA artist of the year
Her fans have done it again, voting her the American Music Awards artist of the year for a third time. Swift won Sunday night's top honor, giving her a leading four trophies as fans celebrated the women of pop music.
Kidnapped French national rescued in Jaipur; three held
A 25-year-old French national was Sunday rescued by police in Jaipur after he was allegedly kidnapped by a trio.
According to tourist police station in-charge Bhagwan Sahay, following an alert from the French Embassy about the alleged kidnapping of Frenchman Anthony Leonitat, they set up check-posts in the city and rescued the youth while nabbing three persons who were allegedly involved in the affair.
Teenager held for sexually assaulting minor girl
A teenaged boy was taken into custody for allegedly sexually assaulting a seven-year-old girl from a slum area in Thane, police said today.
The 15-year-old boy took the victim to a secluded place on the night of November 22 and sexually assaulted her near the Pragati Nagar slum colony in Nalla Sopara area of Thane district, assistant police inspector A P Nigavkar said.
Militants kidnap three people from Mizoram
Ahead of the Mizoram assembly elections, at least three people were kidnapped by the outlawed tribal guerillas from a village in Mamit district of western Mizoram, police said Monday.
"Suspected NLFT (National Liberation Front of Tripura) militants abducted the three people at gun point from Damparengpui village along Tripura-Mizoram and Bangladesh border in Mamit district Saturday night," a police official told reporters in Aizawl.
Polling begins in Madhya Pradesh
Polling for the 230-member Madhya Pradesh legislative assembly began at 8 a.m. Monday, an official said. Over 4.6 crore (46 million) voters are eligible to exercise their right to franchise. The results will be out Dec 8.
In three constituencies in Maoist-affected Balaghat district, voting began an hour earlier and would conclude at 3 p.m.
For the first time, the none of the above (NOTA) option will be available to voters. In the 2008 polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party won 143 seats while the Congress won 71.
Remote controlled helicopter crashes, one held
A remote controlled helicopter showering flower petals on a religious procession went out of control and crashed in Rajasthan's Barmer district today. No one was injured in the incident.
A remote controlled chopper had been hired from a Gujarat based company to shower flower petals during a procession of Jain community, police said.
China has not occupied Indian land afresh
China has not occupied Indian territory afresh or denied New Delhi access to any part of Indian territory, Defence Minister A.K. Antony said.
"I would like to state categorically that Shyam Saran has not stated in (his) report that China has occupied or has denied access to India to any part of Indian territory," Antony told the Lok Sabha.
Congress leaders from Telangana to seek more assembly seats
Congress leaders from the Telangana region plan to reach Delhi tomorrow and urge the Group of Ministers (GoM), set up to take a decision on bifurcating Andhra Pradesh, to increase the number of assembly seats in the new state from 119 seats to 153 seats.
The present Andhra Pradesh assembly has 294 seats.
"We will urge the GoM to recommend to the Union Cabinet to increase the number of assembly seats to 153, since the number of assembly seats in the new state could be incorporated in the Telangana Bill.
"We plan to reach Delhi by tomorrow evening," senior Congress MLA representing Sanathnagar assembly constituency in Hyderabad and National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) Vice-Chairman M Sasidhar Reddy told reporters here today.
Congress leaders from Telengana region said that increasing the number of assembly seats would lead to better political stability.