SC commutes death sentence of 15 convicts to life imprisonment

New Delhi, Jan 21 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Tuesday commuted the sentences of 15 death convicts to life imprisonment, due to delays in their execution. The death penalty of 13 condemned prisoners has been commuted to life because of delay on part of President to decide their mercy pleas. The other two were given life sentence after it was revealed that the imprisonment while awaiting their sentence, had turned them mentally ill, according to media reports. The Supreme Court further said a minimum of 14-day gap is required between the information given to condemned prisoner about rejection of mercy plea, and the actual execution date. The decision of the SC is likely to impact many other death row cases. Jan 21, 2014

Kumar Vishwas in trouble again over racist joke on Kerala nurses

New Delhi, Jan 21 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party's Kumar Vishwas' racist quip on nurses from Kerala has landed him in fresh controversy, even as his party battles allegations of racism and sexism. Vishwas, in a YouTube clip is seen lampooning the ubiquitous Malayalee nurse as a "kaali peeli" sister. The AAP leader, who is set to challenge Rahul Gandhi in Amethi, is now at the receiving end in Kerala as progressive organizations in the state called his remarks "racially offensive" and launched a protest against him demanding his apology. Jan 21, 2014

Shashi Tharoor given a clean chit in Sunanda Pushkar's death probe

New Delhi, Jan 21 (ANI): Minister of State for Human Resource Development (HRD) Shashi Tharoor has been given a clean chit in his wife Sunanda Pushkar's death probe. The autopsy report of Sunanda Pushkar was given to the Sub-Divisional Magistrate Alok Sharma by All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) stating drug overdose may have caused her death. Jan 21, 2014

Politicos slam Arvind Kejriwal's dharna

New Delhi, Jan 21 (ANI): Politicos on Tuesday attacked Delhi chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal for lea's demand to suspend police officers for dereliction of duties in an alleged drugs and sex racket case. Jan 21, 2014

Japanese companies use advanced technology to make healthcare and beauty products

Tokyo, Jan 21 (ANI): ASTALIFT is an anti-ageing skincare product created by FUJIFILM in 2007. The product's advanced understanding of the process of oxidation, used in photo technology to prevent photo fading caused by UV rays, allows it to apply its expertise to skincare products designed to combat skin ageing and the onslaught of freckles and blemishes. Jan 21, 2014

Dark chocolate could protect against diabetes risk: Experts

New Delhi, Jan 21 (ANI): A new research has revealed that there are powerful components in dark chocolate, which can ward off diabetes. Scientists have found that "superfoods", such as dark chocolate, red wine, tea and berries that are rich in flavanoids, offer protection from Type 2 diabetes. Jan 21, 2014

SC to hear PIL filed against Kejriwal-led AAP agitation

New Delhi, Jan 21 (ANI): Even as Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal remains adamant about not moving his AAP agitation to Jantar Mantar from Rail Bhawan over a demand for the suspension of 'errant' policemen and full control over the Delhi Police, the Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear a public interest litigation (PIL) filed against the agitation. The Kejriwal-led AAP protest entered its second day on Tuesday, and neither of the two major political parties-the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party-are in favour of its continuance. Jan 21, 2014

Arvind Kejriwal lauds his party's governance amid standoff with police

New Delhi, Jan 21 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal, on Tuesday rejected claims of anarchical rule and said that his common man party had changed the discourse of Indian politics, giving way for people to realise their democratic rights as his standoff with city police entered second day. Kejriwal and his supporters launched a sit-in against the city police on Monday (January 20) creating traffic chaos in the latest radical step by the anti-graft crusader who has shaken up a national election. Jan 21, 2014

Police will have to take responsibility now: Manish Sisodia

New Delhi, Jan 21 (ANI): Protesting for transferring the control of Delhi Police from the union Home Ministry to the Delhi government, AAP Leader Manish Sisodia on Tuesday said that he wants the criminals to be in fear of the police. He also added that government has always given security to the criminals but now the government has changed and no security will be given and that the police will have to take action against the criminals. Jan 21, 2014

AAP wants government to fail: Kirti Azad

New Delhi, Jan 21 (ANI): Reacting to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal led protest demanding suspension of Delhi Police personnel, who have been accused by his administration of dereliction of duty; Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) leader Kirti Azad on Tuesday said that Kejriwal was looking for a way for government to fail. Kejriwal says the Delhi Government must be given charge of the city's police force which currently reports to the central government via the Home Ministry. His demand comes after last week's gang-rape of a Danish tourist, and a controversial midnight raid by Law Minister Somnath Bharti in South Delhi's Khirki Extension area. Jan 21, 2014

Where did money collected in IAC go, asks Digvijay Singh

New Delhi, Jan 21 (ANI): Reacting to the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal led protest demanding suspension of Delhi Police personnel, who have been accused by his administration of dereliction of duty, Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Tuesday said that Kejriwal should give a detailed account of the money collected in India Against Corruption (IAC). Jan 21, 2014

Kejriwal hits out at Shinde, refuses to budge from street

New Delhi, Jan 21 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, hit out at Union HomeMinister, Sushilkumar Shinde on Tuesday, after he was asked to shift agitation venue from railway ministry building to designated protest site, as his sit-in against police gained momentum. Slamming Shinde, Kejriwal said that chief minister of Delhi can decide where Shinde will sit but Shinde cannot decide where the chief minister will sit. Jan 21, 2014

Bangladesh: Khaleda Zia calls for anti-government march

Dhaka, Jan 21 (ANI): Bangladesh's opposition leader, Khaleda Zia, called on supporters to join a black-flag march to condemn the ruling Awami League government. BNP Chief Khaleda Zia dubbed the ruling government as illegitimate and unconstitutional. Addressing a sea of supporters, Khaleda Zia said that she was hopeful that the ruling party would not obstruct the rally on January 29. Meanwhile, Khaleda Zia also demanded the release of her party supporters and others jailed for allegedly committing war crimes. Jan 21, 2014