UN watchdog slams Vatican's child abuse record

The UN denounced the Vatican on Wednesday for failing to stamp out systematic child abuse and called on the Church to remove all clergy suspected of raping or molesting children. Duration: 01:04 Feb 5, 2014

Ukraine activists steadfast despite Russian warnings

Protesters in Kiev have come up with a novel way to torment riot police -- blasting non-stop news from an opposition television channel projected onto a giant white sheet behind their barricade. Duration: 00:51 Feb 5, 2014

Chidambaram calls for utilisation of human and material resources for sustainable growth

New Delhi, Feb 5 (ANI): Union Finance minister, P Chidambaram, delivering a key-note address at the three-day Business Conclave held in the capital on Wednesday emphasised on the need for efficient use of human and natural resources for sustainable growth rate in the country. He further said that the lives of most people in the country have improved but there is a glaring inequality creating a divide between the rich and the poor. Feb 5, 2014

Tewari on Narendra Modi: Even President's office is not spared to score political brownie points

New Delhi, Feb 5 (ANI): Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari on Wednesday criticized Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for mentioning the name of President Pranab Mukherjee during his political rally in Kolkata. Tewari also said that august constitutional offices should not be dragged into controversies, and added that the sanctity of constitutional processes should be respected. Feb 5, 2014

Bangladesh opposition says 300 men killed, disappeared in a month

Dhaka, Feb 5 (ANI): The head of Bangladesh's largest opposition party, the BNP, Begum Khaleda Zia accused the Awami League government of being involved in the killing or disappearance of more than 300 activists around the time of the country's election. Zia said her party had details of 242 supporters who had been killed and 60 who had disappeared between December 26 and January 27, as well as another 22,000 who had been arrested. Feb 5, 2014

London Tube strike disrupts commute for millions

Millions of commuters in London faced delays and disruption on Wednesday after Tube staff went on strike over plans to close ticket offices on the subway train system. Duration: 00:51 Feb 5, 2014

SP MLA Chitranjan Swaroop spotted dancing with bar girl

Muzaffarnagar, Feb 05 (ANI): In an act of shamelessness, SP minister and MLA from Muzaffarnagar, Chitranjan Swaroop was seen dancing with bar girls and showering money on them during a marriage function in Muzaffarnagar. Other party leaders and workers were also seen dancing. Feb 5, 2014

India-Bangladesh border guard officers meet to discuss issues

Siliguri, Feb 5 (ANI): India’s Border Security Force (BSF) met Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) as part of routine to discuss and solve border issues between the two nations. A frontier level flag meeting was held between the two delegations at the Indo-Bangladesh border ‘Fulbari,’ in West Bengal. Feb 5, 2014

German Prez meets Pranab, Manmohan Singh to strengthen bilateral ties

New Delhi, Feb 5 (ANI): German President, Joachim Gauck, focusing on vast spectrum of bilateral ties met his Indian counterpart Pranab Mukherjee along with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and received a ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Wednesday in New Delhi. Feb 5, 2014

British revelation in 1984 Golden Temple assault case sparks protests in India

New Delhi/Amritsar: British Foreign Secretary William Hague's statement that London did advise New Delhi on planning the deadly attack against separatists in the Golden Temple at Amritsar in 1984, sparked protests by Sikh bodies in India on Wednesday.SAD leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal said that it is an act of treason by then Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi. Denouncing the attack, the head priest of the Golden Temple, Gurbachan Singh, demanded an apology by the UK government. Meanwhile, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), president Avtar Singh Makkar, slammed the UK government for the attack. UK Prime Minister David Cameron ordered a review into the matter last month after the government inadvertently released official papers suggesting that Margaret Thatcher, then prime minister, had sent an officer from the elite SAS special air service to advise India on the raid. Feb 5, 2014

Janardan Dwivedi on his remark on reservation

New Delhi, Feb 05 (ANI): Reacting over his reservation remark, senior Congress leader Janardan Dwivedi on Wednesday said that whatever he said should not be exaggerated. He only meant that people who are in need of reservation should only get the benefit out of it. Feb 5, 2014