Supreme Court rejects review petition criminalizing gay sex

New Delhi, Jan 28 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to review Centre's petition against its earlier verdict that had declared gay sex as a criminal offence entailing punishment up to life term. Earlier on December 20, the Union Government had filed a review petition in the Supreme Court over its recent ruling on consensual sex between adults of the same gender. Jan 28, 2014

AAP should also focus on national issues apart from corruption: Mohd. Adeeb

New Delhi, Jan 28 (ANI): Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament (MP), Mohammed Adeeb on Tuesday said that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal should focus more on national issues like foreign policy, and economic growth apart from corruption before contesting for the upcoming general elections. Jan 28, 2014

Israel barrier threatens to split West Bank villages

Israel's separation barrier could soon destroy the livelihoods and redraw the demographics of the Palestinian village of Battir should an imminent court ruling approve its planned route. Duration: 02:24 Jan 28, 2014

Digvijay Singh on his RS nomination

Bhopal, Jan 28 (ANI): The Congress party has nominated former Madhya Pradesh chief minister Digvijay Singh for Rajya Sabha seat from the state. Talking to mediapersons in Bhopal Singh thanked Congress party, its chief Sonia Gandhi and vice- president Rahul Gandhi. Jan 28, 2014

Congress responsible for 1984 riot & 1989 Bhagalpur riot: Nitish Kumar

Patna, Jan 28 (ANI): Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday said that Congress is responsible for both 1984 riot & 1989 Bhagalpur riot and BJP for 2002 Gujarat riots. He further said that Congress- RJD alliance is very old & natural and that their ideology also is same. Jan 28, 2014

BJP pulls up Rahul, says Congress recalls Gujarat riots when they run out of ideas

New Delhi, Jan 28 (ANI): Commenting on Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's statement that the 'Gujarat Government was actually abetting and pushing the 2002 riots further', Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday said that the Congress Party tends to go back to the Gujarat riots when they run out of ideas to garner public support. BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar mocked Rahul Gandhi, and said that his party has nothing to offer to the country. Jan 28, 2014

Major fire engulfs Gorton Castle building in Shimla

Shimla, Jan 28 (ANI): A major fire engulfed 110-year old historic Gorton Castle building in Shimla on Tuesday, causing extensive damage. The heritage building housed the office of the Accountant General and contained important documents and government records. Teams of the police and Army were also called on to assist fire fighters in dousing the fire. Additional district magistrate, Simla, DK Rattan, said that the building caught fire in the wee hours of January 28. No casualties were reported. Jan 28, 2014

AAP did no good for people in last one month: BJP

New Delhi, Jan 28 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday completed one month in power. Speaking on the same BJP leader Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday criticized AAP for not doing anything good for the people in last one month. He claimed that AAP only made false promises. Jan 28, 2014

Politicos draw flak over Kejriwal's tweet on Rahul and Narendra Modi

New Delhi, Jan 28 (ANI): After Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal re-tweeted calling Rahul Gandhi and Narendra Modi a 'moron and murderer', TMC leader Saugata Roy said that Kejriwal hasn't shown a responsible behaviour during his governance and is caught out for his irresponsible behaviour. Further, JD (U) leader KC Tyagi called him an anarchist. Jan 28, 2014

Delhi HC issues notice to Kejriwal, Bharti on poll expenses

New Delhi, Jan 28 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued notices to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Law Minister Somnath Bharti. The notices were issued after BJP leaders Vijender Gupta and Arti Mehra filed pleas seeking cancellation of their election for exceeding the expenditure limit in recent assembly polls. The court has sought their response by Feb 25 Jan 28, 2014

Upheaval in Ukraine sparks currency collapse fears

Ukraine's crisis is threatening a desperately needed economic recovery and raising fears of a currency collapse, analysts say as parliament holds a special session aimed at ending the standoff. Duration: 00:48 Jan 28, 2014

Thai monk gets political

In deeply devout Thailand, monks are normally considered above politics. But one cleric is not willing to stay out of the political fray and is now one of the leaders of the anti-government protests that have swept across Bangkok. Duration: 02:18 Jan 28, 2014