Kerala actress molestation: Police arrest prime accused Pulsar Suni

The prime accused in the abduction and assault of a popular Malayali actress, 'Pulsar' Suni and his accomplice VP Vijeesh, were taken into custody as they entered a local court building to surrender today in Ernakulam, six days after the incident created a nationwide outrage."We have taken them into custody. We had deployed our men in the city.

Kerala to launch sex offenders registry, first in the country

The Kerala government will launch a registry of sex offenders, the first of its kind in the country, Governor Justice (Retd) P Sathasivam said here today.The registry will contain all identification details of sex offenders and would be kept in public domain, he said while detailing plans to check atrocities against women in the state.

BMC results: Shiv Sena victorious on 84 seats; BJP gets 80

The Shiv Sena today emerged as the single largest party in the cash-rich BMC winning 84 seats, closely followed by BJP which bagged 80 seats, as results for the 225 seats poured in.Congress was relegated to the third position in the civic body tally with 31 seats followed by NCP with 9 seats. MNS won 7 seats, AIMIM-3, SP-6, Akhil Bhartiya Sena-1 and others-4.However, the results for two seats in the 227-member House are still awaited.

Maha civic polls: BJP set for decisive gains, Sena has edge in BMC

The BJP is set to make decisive gains in civic polls in Maharashtra even as it is locked in a neck- and-neck fight with its bickering ally Shiv Sena in Mumbai, the latest counting trends suggest.The Congress and the NCP were headed for a rout across the state including some of their strongholds like Pune.While the Shiv Sena slightly improved showing in Mumbai and Thane, the BJP is set to retain Nagpur, Akola and wrest Pune and Ulhasnagar from NCP and Nashik from the MNS.But, as the counting progressed into final rounds, it appears that the Sena is unlikely to touch the half-way mark of 114

Pankaja Munde offers to quit after Beed results

Maharashtra minister Pankaja Munde today offered to quit the Devendra Fadnavis-led government in Maharashtra after BJP's poor performance in the local body polls in her constituency in Beed district.However, BJP state president Raosaheb Danve sought to downplay the issue."I had a word with Pankaja Munde. Victory never went into our head and we never got depressed with defeat. We will decide about her stand (resignation)," Danve said."I personally do not find a valid reason behind her decision to put in papers.