BJP presses Mamata to ensure safety of women in West Bengal New Delhi, Sep 17 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader on Wednesday exhorted West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to ensure women's safety in the state. Jadavpur University students have sought the resignation of the Vice Chancellor after 35 students were arrested by the police while protesting outside the university campus to demand a fresh probe in the molestation case that took place on August 28. Last month during a festival organized by the college as many as ten male students had allegedly dragged a female student of the University into the boys' hostel and molested her. The alleged victim informed the college authorities and filed a police complaint, following which the officials have begun the investigations.
Poor remain worst affected in flood-hit Kashmir Srinagar, Sept 17 (ANI): The worst flooding in Jammu and Kashmir in over a century has left poor and migrant workers the worst hit as they are stranded with no shelter or food. More than 75,000 people were still in partly submerged homes in Srinagar, Kashmir's capital city of more than a million people, where roads have been transformed into stagnant canals strewn with wreckage, trash and dead animals. Many complain that the government, which has maintained a heavy presence in the territory to keep a lid on the revolt, has left them to their fate. Migrant workers and poor people say they are all still struggling for basic amenities like safe drinking water, food packets and blankets.
Indian boxers’ preparations in full swing ahead of 2014 Asian Games in Incheon Patiala, Sep 17 (ANI): Eyeing a rich haul of medals, including several golds, the Indian boxers have been sweating and toiling at the last training camp before leaving for the Asian Games in South Korea’s Incheon. The boxers, who returned from recently-ended Commonwealth Games in Glasgow with a less-than-expected five medals, are training to perfect the knock-out punch for the September 19-October 4 event. Shiva Thapa, one of the boxers who will be representing India at the Asian Games, said the training had gone as per plan and the squad was feeling fighting-fit.
PM Modi seeks mother’s blessings on his 64th birthday Gandhinagar, Sep 17 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi sought his mother’s blessings on his 64th birthday, his first after assuming office amid greetings pouring in from across the nation on Wednesday. On the occasion of his birthday, Modi began his day by visiting his home state Gujarat. Donning saffron kurta, Modi arrived home, 23 km from Ahmedabad, alone in a normal vehicle without any security to meet his mother Heeraben on his first birthday after assuming office as Prime Minister. He touched his mother's feet and conversed with her. Heeraben fed him with sweets and blessed him. Reportedly, the prime minister has requested for low key celebrations in view of Jammu and Kashmir floods that has created havoc and left thousands homeless.