Karnataka: Victim discharged from hospital after ordeal

The Bengaluru police on Tuesday arrested two men who allegedly raped a 22-year-old BPO employee on Saturday night. According to the police, the two men offered the woman a ride home from near her office in a mini-bus and then proceeded to rape her at knife-point. The accused men were apprehended after the police scanned CCTV footage of major traffic junctions.

Delhi: MLAs may get 400% hike

Delhi MLAs may soon become the highest earning legislators in the country if the recommendation of an expert three-member panel to hike their salaries and allowances is accepted by the government. The recommendation was forwarded to Delhi Assembly speaker Ram Niwas Goel after a section of Aam Aadmi Party lawmakers contended that their salaries were not enough to run their homes and offices. The panel suggested increasing total salaries and allowances of MLAs from Rs 88,000 to Rs 2.10 lakh per month.

Bihar: FIRs filed against Amit Shah, Lalu Prasad

Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah and Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad were bookedon Tuesday for their barbs against each other while campaigning for the upcoming Bihar Assembly elections. Shah had last week called to Lalu Prasad a “chara-chor” (fodder thief), referring to his conviction in a fodder scam. Lalu Prasad hit back asking how a “narbhakshi” (man-eater), alluding to Shah's alleged involvement in the Gujarat riots.

Maharashtra: MPCC accuses Fadnavis of violating poll code

The Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee on Tuesday lodged a complaint against Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis for violating the election code of conduct after he announced a Rs 6,500-crore package for the Kalyan-Dombivli region. Municipal corporation elections are scheduled in the region for November 1. An MPCC delegation led by Ratnakar Mahajan submitted a CD of Fadnavis's speech and newspaper clippings about the announcement to the State Election Commissioner JS Saharia.

Himachal Pradesh: BJP to launch anti-Virbhadra campaign

The Bharatiya Janata Party announced a state-wide campaign demanding the ouster of Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh over corruption charges. The campaign, called “Virbhadra hatao, Pradesh bachao”, will run from October 8–25. The BJP said that Singh has refused to quit on moral grounds even after an FIR had been registered against him by the Central Bureau of Investigation and his home raded. The party also said that a “Maha Rally” would be held in Shimla in November in order to pressure Singh to resign.