Salman Bashir urges India to restore peace talks

New Delhi/ Ranbir Singh Pura, Dec 03 (ANI): Outgoing Pakistan envoy to India, Salman Bashir strongly pitched for the resumption of Indo-Pak composite dialogue, to restore peace talks and reiterated the demand for resolution of Kashmir issue between the two nations for lasting peace. Speaking at an event of the Foreign Correspondents' Club of South Asia in New Delhi on Monday, Bashir said that resumption of talks would be a blow to elements working to ensure that peace remains disrupted between the two neighbours. Dec 3, 2013

BJP divided over Justice AK Ganguly's resignation issue

New Delhi, Dec 03 (ANI): Even as Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha Sushma Swaraj demanded resignation of West Bengal Human Rights Commission chairman AK Ganguly, clear signs of differences emerged on Wednesday within the BJP camp over the resignation issue. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy differed from Swaraj by saying that Justice Ganguly shouldn't tender his resignation on the basis of just an allegation. Dec 3, 2013

1984 anti-Sikh riots: SC rejects Sajjan Kumar's plea, asks him to face trial for murder

New Delhi, Dec 3 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected Sajjan Kumar's petition to drop murder charges against him in the 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases. The court asked Kumar to face trial for murder in Delhi’s Sultanpuri, during the riots that followed the assassination of late PM Indira Gandhi by her Sikh bodyguards. The politician stands accused of murder, rioting and promoting hatred between communities which allegedly led to the deaths of six people in Sultanpuri. Dec 3, 2013

Sushma Swaraj's demand for AK Ganguly's resignation draws mixed reactions

Kolkata/ New Delhi, Dec 03 (ANI): A day after BJP Senior leader Sushma Swaraj demanded the resignation of former Supreme Court judge AK Ganguly, accused of sexually harassing a law intern, politicos from different political parties reacted on the same. While BJP Vice President supported the fellow party leader's stand, NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that as the investigation is under process, Ganguly should resign. JD (U) leader Shivanand Tiwari said that he should be tried like any other accused and the charge on him cannot be judged on the basis of age or position. Meanwhile, CPM leader Mohd Salim said that the probe should carry on but knowing the former judge, one cannot say that such charges are true. Dec 3, 2013

Govt will try to pass important bills through debates: Rajeev Shukla

New Delhi, Dec 03 (ANI): As the 12 days winter parliament session is set to commence on Thursday, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Rajeev Shukla said that government will try that all the essential topics are being discussed and important bills get passed smoothly. He said that there are parties opposing certain bills, which will be tried to get solved through debates. The session is expected to take up Telangana bill, Lokpal and Women Reservation bill for discussion. Dec 3, 2013

India's LGBT community parade on World Aids Day

Over a hundred members and supporters of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community held a Gay Pride Parade to mark World Aids Day in Ahmedabad, India. Duration: 00:40 Dec 3, 2013

Obama offers up to $5 billion to tackle AIDS

US President Barack Obama on Monday pledged up to $5 billion to fight HIV/AIDS as long as the rest of the world collectively offers double that amount. Duration: 01:08 Dec 3, 2013

Minino Garay brings Argentine beat to Paris

Percussionist and singer Minino Garay settled in Paris years ago, but continues to integrate the music of his native Cordoba, Argentina, into his rhythmic cocktail. Duration: 00:53 Dec 3, 2013

Sectarian violence continues in Lebanon's Tripoli

A man was killed Monday in Lebanon's northern city of Tripoli, a security source said, raising to 11 the toll in three days of sectarian clashes linked to Syria's war. Duration: 00:37 Dec 3, 2013

Malian defense minister vows to rebuild Malian army

As part of the launch of the project to rebuild Mali's armed forces, the country's defense minister Soumeylou Boubeye Maiga outlined his vision of the how to replenish the country's defences. Duration: 00:54 Dec 3, 2013

Brazil world cup fraught with tension

Riots and sweeping protests marked the Confederations Cup in Brazil last June. Amid mounting discontent, tear gas and rubber bullets may just be the warm-up for what comes next for Brazil's prime time as host of the 2014 World Cup. Duration: 02:43 Dec 3, 2013