All five main accused
in Badaun gang-rape case arrested New Delhi, May 31 (ANI): Police today arrested the fifth accused in the gang-rape and murder of two teen sisters in Uttar Pradesh's Badaun district that had sparked enormous outrage among people. The girls, aged 14 and 15, were cousins and they went missing from their village on May 27 evening. The following morning, villagers found the bodies of the two teenagers hanging from a mango tree in a nearby orchard. The post-mortem report confirmed both girls raped and died due to hanging. An FIR was registered against seven persons, including two policemen and two unnamed men, after outrage over the incident.
RSS dubs Kashmir’s Article 370 as ‘temporary’ Pune, May 31 (ANI): Hindu radical outfit and ideological mentor of the BJP, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh
(RSS) has said the Article 370, which provides special autonomous status to Jammu and Kashmir, is temporary,
meaning it should go one day. A row erupted after Minister of State (MoS)
in Prime Minister's Office (PMO), Jitendra Singh of the BJP, stirred a controversy on May 27, after assuming
charge. He said the Article 370 was more of a psychological barrier than a physical one and added the Narendra Modi-led government was open to debate with all stakeholders, including youths.
Singh said the Article 370 was a hindrance in Kashmir's development. RSS leader Krishna Gopal, who addressed a news conference in Pune, said
the Article holds a temporary status in the Indian Constitution. Gopal claimed the people of the country, who had given a clear mandate to
the BJP, were also on the same page with the party.
Congress says election defeat not verdict on performance New Delhi, May 31 (ANI): The Congress party yesterday claimed
defeat in the recently concluded general elections was not a verdict on performance. Citing a newspaper article by a foreign professor, Congress spokesperson Shashi Tharoor said the erstwhile Congress-led UPA government in the last ten years had a record second to none.
Smriti Irani urges reinstatement of five suspended DU officials New Delhi, May 31 (ANI): HRD minister Smriti Irani today appealed to the Delhi University (DU) to reinstate the five university officials suspended for allegedly leaking documents related to her educational qualifications. The DU had
yesterday suspended the officials for allegedly accessing and leaking
"confidential" documents related to Irani.