Mumbai, Dec 31: Key indices of the Indian equities markets witnessed a lacklustre session with negative bias Monday, the last day of 2012, in the absence of buying interest as US lawmakers failed to reach a deal to avert a fiscal crisis.
The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened in the negative at 19,422.59 points, was trading at 19,431.65 points in the late afternoon session, down 0.07 percent or 13.19 points from its previous close at 19,444.84 points.
The Sensex was largely…
New Delhi, Dec 31: The BJP on Monday reiterated its demand for a special session of parliament, saying the next year should be used for strengthening all laws related to the safety of women.
"This year (in 2013), all laws related to women should be re-analysed. There should be toughest punishment for crimes against women," Lok Sabha Leader of Opposition Sushma Swaraj said here at the Bharatiya Janata Party-organised condolence meet for the gang-rape victim who died Saturday.
Rajya Sabha Leader of Opposition Arun…
New Delhi, Dec 31: Demanding justice for 23-year-old woman who was gang-raped in a moving bus, the protests refuse to die down, as people are gathering at Jantar Mantar in central Delhi again Monday, a day after she was cremated.
Various student groups, women activists and citizens said the protest would continue.
"We will fight for the girl. I'm on hunger strike for the past three days and will continue till the gang rape victim gets justice and the fast-track courts to hear cases of sexual harassment,"…
New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS) The Delhi government Monday announced a compensation of Rs.15 lakh to the family of the gang-rape victim who died Saturday.
The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting presided over by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, said an official.
The woman was brutally raped Dec 16 and died Saturday in Singapore. She was cremated here Sunday morning.
Patna, Dec 31: In fresh incidents of violence against women in Bihar, a minor and a mentally retarded woman were among three raped in the state, police said Sunday even while a nationwide cry was being raised against the gang-rape of a 23-year-old para-medical student in Delhi, who died.
Two people have been arrested for abducting and gang-raping an intermediate student in Samastipur, police said.
Police said the student was abducted at gunpoint Friday in Vasudevpur village in Samastipur district, around 100 km from here,…