Sunanda Pushkar's Cousin alleges her death not natural but planned, demands CBI probe

Jammu, Oct 10 (ANI): A day after AIIMS medical team probing the death of Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar, concluded that she died of poisoning, her cousin Ashok Kumar alleged that the death was planned. He said that the family knew from the very beginning that the death was not natural but a planned murder. Kumar also questioned on various issues like no CCTV at the posh hotel where Pushkar died, injury marks on her body, among others. He also demanded a CBI probe in the case and said that Pushkar should be imparted justice. Earlier, the team comprising of three doctors from AIIMS and headed by Dr Sudhir Gupta had alleged that the team was pressured into giving a 'tailor-made' report in the case. Oct 10, 2014

Schools close in Kashmir amid continuous shelling by Pak even as people continue to flee from their

Rajouri, Oct 10 (ANI): Schools along border in Rajouri district of Kashmir have been closed down amid continuous shelling. Police said that parents are not sending their children to school due to fear of firing along the fence. Almost 20,000 Indian civilians have fled their homes in the lowlands around Jammu region to escape the fighting, taking refuge in schools and relief camps. On the Pakistan side of the border, villagers moved among piles of debris from walls and roofs of their homes destroyed by mortar shells. India held a meeting on Wednesday of its top security officials to discuss how to handle the conflict. Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has called a similar meeting on Friday. Meanwhile, Hindu Sena staged a protest outside Pakistan's embassy in New Delhi against continuous shelling along the international border in Kashmir by the nuclear armed neighbour. Oct 10, 2014

Facebook has no near term plan to monetise WhatsApp: Mark Zuckerberg

New Delhi, Oct 10 (ANI): Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said that Facebook Inc, which closed its acquisition of mobile messaging service WhatsApp on Monday, has no near-term plan to make money from the service. Zuckerberg, who is visiting India to participate in an event to boost Internet usage, did not give details. Facebook's final WhatsApp acquisition price tag has risen an additional$3 billion to roughly$22 billion because of the increased value of Facebook's stock in recent months. WhatsApp works across different types of phones, across borders, and without advertising. Zuckerberg, 30, is in India on a two-day visit and was speaking at the first summit for, an organization led by Facebook which, he said, "wants to connect the whole word." Zuckerberg said that when one brings internet to country like India it directly improves the world for everyone. Oct 10, 2014

UNICEF South Asia Ambassador Aamir Khan calls for change to fight malnutrition

Kathmandu, Oct 10 (ANI): UNICEF South Asia Ambassador Aamir Khan said its time to change, give equal rights to girl child and join hands to fight malnutrition. Khan said in Kathmandu that child stunting remains one of the greatest development challenges in South Asia, adding that stunted children have stunted bodies, stunted brains and stunted lives. Khan, who is on a three-day visit to Nepal, was named UNICEF's national ambassador for India in 2011. The UN agency officially announced Khan as new UNICEF ambassador after he visited Kapilvastu and Lumbini in west Nepal on Wednesday to observe a locally initiated nutrition programme by women health volunteers, saving thousands of children from malnutrition, a common phenomenon in South Asia. Oct 10, 2014

India's oldest unmarried woman aims for Guinness World Record

Thrissur, Oct 10 (ANI): Age does not deter Kunjannam of Kerala from aiming high. At 111, she is helping her family members browse through the photographs and certificates that will assist establish her exact age so that she finds a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the oldest surviving unmarried woman on earth. A resident of Thrissur district of Kerala, Kunjannam's name and age is recorded in the church where she was baptized. The baptism records show her date of birth as May 05, 1903, which is issued by Rosary Church at Eranellur village, established in 1861. Oct 10, 2014

Bosnians prepare for general election amid economic woes

Bosnia holds general elections Sunday against the backdrop of mounting social discontent, as well as ethnic disputes and rampant corruption that are blocking its entry into the European Union. Duration: 00:52 Oct 10, 2014

Argentine ecologists block construction of Monsanto plant

In Cordoba, Argentina, a group of environmentalists decided a year ago to block the construction of a corn processing plant of US seed giant Monsanto, in opposition of its use of genetically modified crops. Duration: 01:07 Oct 10, 2014

200,000-year-old human bones found in France

French archeologists have found 200,000-year-old human bones, probably of the Neanderthal line. The remains were uncovered in Tourville-la-Riviere, Normandy, in 2010, but the find has only been announced now. Duration: 00:55 Oct 10, 2014

Shelling continues around Donetsk airport

Five civilians are killed during intensified shelling in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk, according to local authorities. Near Donetsk airport, fighting continues. Duration: 00:54 Oct 10, 2014

Frankfurt Book Fair showcases the fall of the Berlin Wall

Political memoirs, fictional tales, true escape stories, photo chronicles and graphic novels on the fall of the Berlin Wall are all showcased at this year_s Frankfurt Book Fair, the publishing industry_s biggest gathering. Duration: 00:50 Oct 10, 2014

Hong Kong students refuse to retreat, govt cancels talks

Hong Kong_s student protesters say they will not retreat from their barricades and will take over new areas in their struggle for full democracy as the government cancels talks with the protesters planned for Friday. Duration: 01:17 Oct 10, 2014