Extreme genital mutilation on retreat in Somaliland

The centuries old tradition of cutting young girls is on the decline in northern Somalia, though it continues to have some of the highest rates of women who have undergone female genital mutilation in the world. Duration: 02:20 Feb 20, 2014

Rahul asks if PM's killers are released, can common man expect justice

Amethi, Feb 19 (ANI): Reacting to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa’s decision to set free all seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that he is saddened that Rajiv Gandhi's killers are being set free. He also said that if a Prime Minister's killers can be released, what kind of justice common man should expect. Feb 19, 2014

Relief for expelled AAP MLA Binny, HC declares him independent legislator

New Delhi, Feb 19 (ANI): In a big relief to Delhi MLA and former AAP member Vinod Kumar Binny, the High Court on Wednesday declared him an independent legislator. This comes after Binny was expelled from Aam Aadmi Party and the Delhi Assembly Speaker MS Dhir had said that despite his expulsion from the party, he will have to follow the party whip in any transaction of business on the floor of the House. Binny in his petition has sought that he be declared as an independent legislator and also objected to the whips he was issued on February 12 and 13 to vote in favour of the party in the House. Feb 19, 2014

Maoist menace: People in Gaya demand strict action

Gaya, Feb 19 (ANI): Residents of Maoist-hit Gaya district in Bihar demanded stringent policies and security measures to keep a check on expanding network of rebels and their activities. People said that the state government along with central government should formulate policies to flush out rebels and develop the region. Feb 19, 2014

UP Assembly uproar: Protesting MLAs should have taken off their trousers too, says Azam Khan

Lucknow, Feb 19 (ANI): UP assembly session began on Wednesday on a stormy note, with BSP and RLD members raising anti- government slogans and holding protests during Governor BL Joshi’s address to the joint session. Opposition MLAs raised flags, stormed into Well of the House and stood on the table while interrupting Governor’s address. Many MLAs walked out of the House and two RLD MLAs even took off their ‘Kurtas’ in protest against the SP government's alleged nexus with the sugar industry owners in the state. Reacting over the shocking incident, Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan said that the protesting MLAs should also have got rid of their trousers to express their manhood. Feb 19, 2014

Satish Gujrals Priceless Paintings at Display

New Delhi, Feb 19 (ANI): The priceless work of one of India’s pioneer contemporary artist Satish Gujral has been put on display at the Chawla Art Gallery in New Delhi. The Solo show of this legendry artist is at display till 28th of February. Feb 19, 2014

J&K Assembly: PDP MLA slaps Marshal

Jammu, Feb 19 (ANI): A People's Democratic Party (PDP) MLA Syed Bashir Ahmed on Wednesday slapped a marshal while being evicted from the Jammu and Kashmir legislative assembly. He was soon overpowered by other watch and ward staff and evicted from the House, on orders from the Speaker. Ahmed was raising the issue of Kashmiri pandit migrants from Pulwama, who have not received ration this month till now. Meanwhile, PDP leaders also staged a walk-out during the assembly session on Wednesday over the transfer of officer who was investigating the alleged sexual harassment case against former provincial health minister Shabir Ahmad Khan, Feb 19, 2014

TN govt decides to release Rajiv Gandhis assassins, Politicos react

New Delhi, Feb 19 (ANI): The Tamil Nadu Government decided to release all seven convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, including AG Perarivalan and Nalini. Speaking on the same, Union Law Minister Kapil Sibal on Wednesday said that after Tamil Nadu Government's decision, its the people who have to decide who is for terrorists and who is against. He further took a jibe at BJP for not uttering a word on the issue while it had bayed for Afzal Guru’s blood. Further NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination was a conspiracy and government should take well-thought steps. Meanwhile, BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi refrained from answering. Feb 19, 2014

2014 Lok Sabha Polls: Anna announces support for Mamata Banerjee

New Delhi, Feb 18 (ANI): Anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare on Wednesday announced his support to TMC chief and west Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and said that his support is not personal or political, but based on her views on society and politics. Addressing a joint press conference with Mamata, he said that Trinamool chief could have led a luxurious life like so many other CMs, but she lives in a one-room house. H e also said that Mamata was the only one who replied to his letter regarding 17 issues. Feb 19, 2014

Police, protesters clash in central Kiev

Flames engulf Kiev's occupied Independence Square as police storm the main protest camp in a bloody escalation of Ukraine's three-month political crisis. Duration: 01:14 Feb 19, 2014

CPI vows to support Telangana bill in Rajya Sabha

New Delhi, Feb 19 (ANI): Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D Raja on Wednesday said his party would support the Telangana bill in the Rajya Sabha. The bill is meant to divide Andhra Pradesh in two parts. Earlier on Tuesday, the Lok Sabha passed the Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Bill by voice vote. Several members of parliament of the opposition parties like the Janata Dal (United), and the Trinamool Congress (TMC), however, had staged a walkout in protest over the manner in which the Bill was tabled and passed in the House. Feb 19, 2014

UPA Govt. has taken all precautions to address concerns of Seemandhra people: Digvijay Singh

New Delhi, Feb 19 (ANI): Hailing the UPA Government for showing political will in implementing the election promise of creating a separate state of Telangana, Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh on Wednesday said that the Congress-led Central Government has taken all precautions to address the concerns of the Seemandhra people. He further urged the Telangana people to show generosity towards the Seemandhra people. A historic bill to carve out Telangana state out of the united state of Andhra Pradesh was passed by the Lok Sabha on Tuesday by a voice vote, and amid strong protests by several members of parliament, including those representing the Seemandhra region. Feb 19, 2014