Delhi residents back Somnath Bharti, says he did what police could not

New Delhi, Jan 24 (ANI): A group of women residing in Khirki Extension of the national capital wrote a letter in support of Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti who is involved in a controversy over a midnight raid where four Ugandan women were allegedly mistreated. A group of women were present at the office of Delhi Commission for Women and said that they were facing problems from a very long time. Last week, after receiving complaints from the residents of Malviya Nagar area, Bharti and his supporters called the police to bust an alleged prostitution and drug racket. Jan 24, 2014

Rajiv Gandhi assassination: Nalini seeks month s parole to visit ailing father

Chennai/ New Delhi, Jan 24 (ANI): Former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi's assassin, S Nalini approached Madras High Court in Tamil Nadu and sought 30 days parole to visit her ailing father. Nalini is confined in a special prison for women at Vellore Tamil Nadu for the past 22 years. Nalini had accompanied a suicide bomber squad to the election rally in Sriperumbudur where Rajiv Gandhi was killed on May 21, 1991. Earlier on Tuesday, in a landmark judgment the Supreme Court of India commuted death sentence giving life term to 15 death row inmates. Jan 24, 2014

BJP sets deadline for Kejriwal to sack Somnath Bharti

New Delhi, Jan 24 (ANI): BJP gave Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal time till January 26 to sack Law Minister Somnath Bharti who is involved in a controversy over a midnight raid that he led where four Ugandan women were allegedly mistreated. Meanwhile, JD (U) leader Shoaib Iqbal also pressed that Bharti should step down. Law Minister Kapil Sibal also criticised Kejriwal and said that he should spend more time in his office than on streets protesting. Jan 24, 2014

Indian truck drivers urge govt to resume cross border trade with Pak

Poonch, Jan 24 (ANI): Truck drivers in Kashmir urged the government to take steps to resume the cross-LoC (Line of Control) trade that has been suspended by Pakistan over the past few days in the disputed valley. Reportedly, the suspension was in retaliation to the arrest of a Pakistani truck driver, who was detained by the Indian security forces while allegedly trying to cross the border with 114 packets of brown sugar. Recently, Pakistan's Trade and Textile Minister Khurram Dastagir Khan attended the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation business leaders' meet in New Delhi on January 16, attempting to boost trade relations with India. Jan 24, 2014

Uddhav Thackeray says Rakhi Sawant can govern better than Kejriwal, JD (U) condemns

New Delhi, Jan 24 (ANI): After Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray hit out at AAP calling its 'dharna' in Delhi an 'act of madness' and then compared Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to item girl Rakhi Sawant, JD (U) condemned the statement. JD (U) leader Sabir Ali and Shoaib Iqbal condemning Thackeray said that such statement on a chief minister is not apt and that such language should be checked. Jan 24, 2014

China's 'King' eater has more to stomach

After swallowing two dozen bowls of noodles, the surprisingly lean man described as China's "Big Stomach King" has barely broken sweat and announces his hunger for more. Duration: 01:09 Jan 24, 2014

Texting while walking can play havoc with posture and balance

New Delhi, Jan 24 (ANI): A new study suggests that texting on your phone while walking alters posture and balance. Scientists lead by Siobhan Schabrun from the University of Queensland studied the effect of mobile phone use on body movement while walking in 26 healthy individuals. Each person walked at a comfortable pace in a straight line over a distance of approximately 8.5 m while doing one of three tasks: walking without the use of a phone, reading text on a mobile phone, or typing text on a mobile phone. Jan 24, 2014

Greenpeace demo in Davos targets Gazprom

In the Swiss resort of Davos, a number of Greenpeace activists donned polar bear suits to demonstrate against Gazprom's arctic drilling which began in December. Duration: 00:44 Jan 24, 2014

Stigma fades but leprosy still a threat in Senegal

Along the Atlantic coast of Senegal lies the country's largest former leper colony. Officially designated as a "social rehabilitation village", MBalling's inhabitants wish it could return to being simply a village like any other. Duration: 02:28 Jan 24, 2014

Rebels and government in South Sudan sign ceasefire

South Sudan's government and rebels on Thursday signed a ceasefire agreement, pledging to halt fighting within 24 hours and end five weeks of bitter conflict that has left thousands dead. Duration: 00:48 Jan 24, 2014

Spain's unemployed struggle daily to make ends meet

After five years of stop-start recession sparked by a 2008 property crash, Spain began to show economic growth in the third quarter of 2013 but activity has been too meagre to deliver a significant number of new jobs. Duration: 00:50 Jan 24, 2014