Delhi Police Monday registered a criminal case against five people, including the publisher and editor of English tabloid Mail Today, for disclosing the identity of the Delhi gang-rape victim, an official said.
The others named are the printer, a reporter and a photographer.
According to Delhi Police spokesperson Rajan Bhagat, the tabloid, owned by the Living Media group that also publishes the well-known India Today weekly, carried the vict'm's name and the photographs of her brother, as well as her southwest Delhi house in Mahavir Enclave.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today announced financial assistance of Rs 20 lakh to the family members of Delhi gangrape victim.
The CM has decided to give the financial assistance to the victim's family from his discritionary quota, an official spokesman said here.
The 23-year-old victim, who hails from Ballia district in UP, died at a hospital in Singapore on Saturday.
The CM had earlier announced a job and financial assistance of Rupees five lakh to the family of the victim.
In the backdrop of the gangrape of a girl here, President Pranab Mukherjee has decided to cancel all New Year celebrations and appealed to the people not come to greet him at 'Rashtrapati Nilayam' in Hyderabad, one of his two official retreats.
"In view of the recent tragic event leading to the loss of a young girl, the President has decided not to take part in any celebration of the New year. The President has also decided not to receive any greetings in person.
Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee spokesperson Dr N. Thulasi Reddy here on Monday ridiculed the opt-repeated statement of TDP president N. Chandrababu Naidu that there was failure of law and order in the State.
Addressing the media at Gandhi Bhavan, Dr Thulasi Reddy took serious exception to Naidu describing Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy as “Kiri Kiri” Reddy. He dubbed the TDP chief as “Gaji Biji” Naidu. He also criticized Chandrababu Naidu for his total failure as chief minister for nine years.
In view of the sad demise of the Delhi girl following the unfortunate incident, Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy has personally decided not to take part in any New Year celebrations.
The Chief Minister, while wishing the people of Andhra Pradesh a happy and prosperous new year, has stated that the State will continue to achieve its goals in the coming year. In a message on the eve of the New Year, the Chief Minister said that Andhra Pradesh marches into the New Year with lots of hopes and aspirations.
TRS leader Etela Rajender today ridiculed TDP president N. Chandrababu for carrying ‘bonam’ of ‘Jai Telugu Desam’ and ignoring ‘Jai Telangana’ during his ‘Vastunna Meekosam’ program in Warangal on Sunday.
Addressing ‘Relay Deeksha’ program here on Monday, Etela Rajender said that Chandrababu Naidu’s attitude reflected that he was for United State, but not in favor of separate Telangana State. He also criticized that Naidu had not expressed sympathy to the kin of those sacrificed their lives for Telangana State.
Government Chief Whip Gandra Venkatramana Reddy has alleged that TDP Chief N Chandrababu Naidu had instigated Congress leaders in 2009 and obstructed creation of separate Telangana State.
Speaking to the media at the CLP office here on Monday, Gandra said the Congress had already passed a resolution in favor of Telangana in the CLP meeting in 2009 and it has not changed that resolution. It means the Congress party was for the division of the State only.
Severely condemning MIM leader Akbaruddin Owaisi’s provocative remarks against Hinduism and Hindus, State BJP president G. Kishan Reddy has demanded that the State government immediately initiate criminal proceedings against Owaisi for making derogatory remarks against Hindu Gods and Goddesses that might disrupt communal harmony in the State.