Bharti has apologized, matter should be closed now: AAP

Ahmedabad, Jan 25 (ANI): Reacting to the criticism received by Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti for making a derogatory comment on a reporter, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Spokesperson Ashutosh on Saturday said that the whole matter should be closed as Bharti had apologized for his statement. He further said that Delhi Chief Minister had made the right statement by saying that Bharti's remark was wrong. Jan 25, 2014

Corporal punishment for the 13 Birbhum gangrape accused: WB Governor

Kolkata, Jan 25 (ANI): Reacting to the recent Birbhum gangrape case where a tribal woman was raped by thirteen men on the directions of the village authorities, West Bengal Governor M.K Narayanan said that his verdict on the case was that the accused should be given corporal punishment. He further said that the criminals should not be associated with any political party. Jan 25, 2014

Political parties condemn Somnath Bhartis paid media comment

New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): Political parties condemned Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti’s ‘paid media’ remark on Saturday. Congress leader Rita Bahuguna Joshi said that media has right to show both sides of the coin and to present its opinion too and the Bharti brought up the real face of AAP in front of people. Meanwhile, BJP Spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said that AAP cannot take criticism and that till the time media was questioning other parties, it was fine and the moment it started questioning AAP, they are putting allegations on the same. Jan 25, 2014

Statement misinterpreted: Somnath Bharti on his paid Media comment

New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti on Saturday clarified his statement, wherein he questioned a journalist how much was she paid by Narendra Modi, he said that his statement is being misinterpreted. He further said that if anyone has been hurt by his statement he apologize for that. Jan 25, 2014

Intense cold wave disrupts routine life in north India

Amritsar /Bhopal /Shimla, Jan 25 (ANI): Dense fog and plummeting temperatures disrupted routine life in various parts of north India, affecting school children, daily wage workers and traders. Poor visibility due to dense fog has affected daily commuters, and also dozens of trains are running behind schedule or have been cancelled. In Amritsar, people were seen sitting around bonfires on pavements to beat the cold. Jan 25, 2014

Security tightened ahead of Republic Day celebrations

New Delhi/Guwahati / Poonch, Jan 25 (ANI): Authorities beefed up security across the nation ahead of Republic Day celebrations to thwart any militant attacks and avoid any untoward incident. New Delhi saw troops stationed at all important spots, especially along the iconic India Gate, in the heart of the city, where dignitaries and thousands of common people will witness the parade. Jan 25, 2014

Birbhum gangrape Victim nearly stable, says WBs women and child welfare minister

Birbhum, Jan 25 (ANI): Women and Child Welfare Minister of West Bengal, Shashi Panja, on Saturday said that the victim who was forced to be gang raped as punishment for breaking social norms, is nearly stable and recovering well. The woman was punished by the village court for having a relationship with a man from a different community, according to police. She is now recovering in the hospital and had told police she was assaulted on the night of January 20 in Birbhum district in West Bengal. Jan 25, 2014

Politicos condemn Somnath Bhartis paid media comment

New Delhi/ Nagpur, Jan 25 (ANI): Reacting to the recent comment made by Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti on a reporter, after he was asked if he was planning to resign from his post on moral grounds, BJP leader Harsh Vardhan said that it was very unfortunate that Bharti was insulting women as well as the media, and that he should be sacked if he did not resign. Meanwhile, CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechury slammed saying that when media was in his favor, he was fine with it but now that media is not showing things he wants, he has a problem. Jan 25, 2014

Abe hopes to seal Japan's first defence sale in 40 years on India visit

New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits India this weekend, hoping to wrap up the first overseas sale of military equipment by Tokyo in nearly four decades and open up the world's biggest arms market for his nation's defence manufacturers. In a sign of growing warmth between the two nations, Abe will be the chief guest at Republic Day parade on January 26. Jan 25, 2014

American dream increasingly found in cities, not suburbs

For decades, the American dream for many has been to live in a family home in the suburbs, but more and more families now choose to live in city centres, forcing the suburbs to work hard to appeal to young people. Duration: 02:32 Jan 25, 2014

Madagascar strongman clears way for elected successor

Madagascar leader Andry Rajoelina stood down Friday, symbolically handing over power ahead of his elected successor's inauguration, a move designed to steer the Indian Ocean island out of crisis. Duration: 00:59 Jan 25, 2014