Michael Schumacher remains in 'critical' condition after suffering head trauma

Grenoble, Dec 30 (ANI): Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher remains in 'critical' condition following a fall while skiing off-piste in the French Alps resort of Meribel, his agent said. The 44-year-old German was taken to hospital in Grenoble and placed under the care of Professor Gerard Saillant, a brain and spine injury expert. Dec 30, 2013

Prayers, vigil as India remembers gang-rape victim

With vigils and prayers, India marks the first anniversary of the death of a student savagely gang-raped on a bus -- a tragedy that sparked nationwide protests against the treatment of women. Duration: 01:11 Dec 30, 2013

Bangladesh's war veteran lashes at Jamaat-e-Islami, lauds execution of Abdul Quader Molla

Dhaka, Dec 30 (ANI): Bangladeshi war veteran, Syed Shahidul Haque Mama who was also the second prosecution witness in the war crimes case against Islamist leader, Abdul Quader Molla hailed the decision to execute him for war crimes committed during the 1971 war of independence from Pakistan. Molla was hanged on December 12, in the first war crimes execution in Bangladesh. He was accused of collaborating with Pakistani forces, who were eventually defeated with India's help. Mama stressed that Jamaat-e-Islami should be abolished from Bangladesh. Dec 30, 2013

Female suicide bomber hits Russia train station

A female suicide bomber killed at least 16 people Sunday in a strike on the main train station of the southern Russian city of Volgograd that heightened security fears just six weeks before the Sochi winter Olympics. Dec 29, 2013

Ex-Iraqi aide recalls Saddam Hussein hanging

Mowaffak al-Rubaie sits in his office next to a statue of Saddam Hussein, the rope used to hang the dictator around its neck. Recalling his final minutes, the former national security advisor who oversaw the 2006 execution, said Saddam showed no regret. Dec 29, 2013

Reading novels boosts brain function for days

New Delhi, Dec 29 (ANI): Researchers have suggested that reading a novel can trigger actual, measurable changes in the brain that could remain for at least five days after reading. The new research, which was carried out at Emory University in the US, found that reading a good book could cause heightened connectivity in the brain and neurological changes that persist in a similar way to muscle memory. Dec 29, 2013

Kamal Farooquis AAP joining; discussion is on within party members

Kaushambi, Dec 29 (ANI): Speaking about Former SP leader Kamal Farooqui’s wish to join AAP, AAP Leader, Sanjay Singh on Sunday said that a discussion is going on with him and once a decision is finalized it will be informed. He also added that good people are always welcome in AAP. He further said that a lot of ministers from various states also want to join AAP and the only criteria for joining is that one should not have any criminal or corruption charges against them. Dec 29, 2013

North India reels under intense cold wave

Shimla / Varanasi, Dec 29 (ANI): Cold wave and dense fog tightened its grip over North India on Sunday disrupting normal life with plummeting temperatures and low visibility, forcing people to stay indoors. Although people opine that this year the intensity is not as much as it was in 2012, the mercury is slowly dipping. A migrant labourer said that in spite of having multiple layers of clothing and turning to traditional methods of keeping warm, nothing was working out to fight the chill. Biting cold has taken a toll on health of children and elderly. Temperature is plummeted due to snowfall in the upper reaches, which has impacted northern states such as Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. Dec 29, 2013

Some hangover-related myths busted

New Delhi, Dec 29 (ANI): Blatantly going for another shot of vodka because you are sure your old tricks to get over your impending hangover will help? Then you might want to rethink that drink. According to Sondra Davoren, of the Alcohol Policy Coalition, no amount of food will stop a hangover if you drink too much although it does slow down the absorption. Dec 29, 2013

Rakhi Birla pays tribute to Delhi gang rape victim, says change is needed

New Delhi, Dec 29 (ANI): Delhi Women & Child Development Minister Rakhi Birla on Sunday paid tribute to Delhi Gang Rape Victim. Birla said that nothing has changed in the national capital since the brutal gang rape took place. She also added that she will take action to ensure stringent punishment for such culprits. Dec 29, 2013

Dancers perform Odissi dance at International Odissi Dance Festival

Bhubneshwar, Dec 29 (ANI): Indian dancers as well as dancers of foreign origin performed the classical Odissi dance with finesse at the International Odissi Dance festival on Sunday in Bhubneshwar. Some of the eminent artists from across the country participated in the festival. An American dancer of Indian origin Sibani Das was excited about giving her first performance on an Indian platform and shared how significant the dance form is in the U.S. People thronged in large numbers to attend the mesmerizing performances. They were all spellbound by the marvelous performances of the artists. The festival will have 70 solo performances, 14 duet performances and 20 group performances. Dec 29, 2013

Modis calculation is also bad along with his history JD U

New Delhi, Dec 29 (ANI): JD (U) Leader, Sabir Ali on Sunday slammed BJP’s Prime Ministerial Candidate Narendra Modi saying that he is an expert in making fake things seem true. He further slammed Modi saying that his calculation is also bad along with his history as wherever BJP government is in power, there is more corruption. Dec 29, 2013

Samajwadi Party has lost all human values: BSP on Saifai Mahotsav

New Delhi, Dec 29 (ANI): BSP leader, Sudhindra Bhadoria on Sunday slammed Samajwadi Party’s Saifai Mahotsav saying that it is the most unfortunate thing and it should be condemned with strongest possible word. He further slammed Samajwadi Party saying that they have lost all human values as they are celebrating while on the other hand over 40 kids have died in Muzaffarnagar. Dec 29, 2013