Women supporters of Awami League protest against Khalida Zia

Dhaka, Jan 1 (ANI): Women supporters of Bangladesh’s ruling Awami League Party protested against the opposition leader, Begum Khalida Zia, saying that she triggers violence in the country. The irate protesters shouted slogans against Zia and burnt her effigy in Dhaka. A Member of Parliament from the ruling party, Sahida Tareq Dipti, said that the protest was organized to condemn Khalida Zia’s action in public. Violence has gripped the country as Hasina and her ruling Awami League pressed ahead with vote. The opposition says it will not take part in the vote unless an interim government oversees it and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina steps down. Jan 1, 2014

Ready to face any situation: AAP on confidence motion

Kaushambi, Jan 1 (ANI): AAP leader Sanjay Singh on Wednesday said that the party’s agenda in the Delhi assembly would be to take up all the 18 issues, which they asked the BJP and the Congress. The first session of the Delhi assembly begins today - a seven-day sitting in which Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has to prove that his party has the numbers to continue to govern Delhi. He is expected to seek a confidence vote tomorrow. Jan 1, 2014

Why is Mulayam troubled with Lalu visiting Muzzafarnagar, asks Kamal Farooqui

New Delhi, Jan 1 (ANI): Former Samajwadi party leader, Kamal Farooqui on Wednesday slammed Samajwadi pary and its supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav for having a problem with people like RJD President, Lalu Prasad Yadav visiting Muzzafarnagar. He further said that Mulayam Singh does not connect with common man anymore and is a changed man now. Jan 1, 2014

Mamta Sharma on Madhyamgram gang rape case

New Delhi, Jan 1 (ANI): A 16-year-old girl who was gang raped in Madhyamgram on October 26 died on Tuesday after setting herself on fire on December 23. Speaking on the same, NCW Chairperson, Mamta Sharma on Wednesday said that the role of police in this case is not right as according to reports earlier Kolkata Police had refused to hand over the body of the victim to her father for cremation. She further said that the CM Mamata Banerjee should take up this case very seriously and added that she is going to write a letter to her asking what action is she taking for all these crimes that are happening against women. Jan 1, 2014

BJP on possible alliance between RJD & Congress

New Delhi, Jan 01 (ANI): Hours after RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav met Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vowed to forge RJD-Congress alliance in Bihar for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, BJP leader Kirti Azad on Wednesday stated that it is good that such alliances are now out in open. Azad said that it will make the process of fighting against corruption easier. Jan 1, 2014

BJP slams UP govt for vacating Muzaffarnagar relief camps

New Delhi, Jan 1 (ANI): BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Wednesday slammed the UP government for vacating Muzaffarnagar relief camps. Naqvi said that even though the top Congress leaders visited the camps, but nobody took any action to help the victims languishing there. Jan 1, 2014

US envoy to S.Sudan welcomes peace talks

The US envoy to South Sudan and Sudan welcomed on Tuesday the news that South Sudan's President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar were sending delegations to Ethiopia to discuss the conflict. Duration: 00:51 Jan 1, 2014

France's novel solution to stagnating economy: more tax

The New Year in France will prove to be more expensive than the last. Value-added tax is set to jump on January 1, leaving restaurant owners and hotel managers to fret about their already dwindling customers. Duration: 02:08 Jan 1, 2014

Japanese Companies Use Traditional Techniques For Modern Products

Tokyo, Dec 31 (ANI): Japan has rich tradition in food, culture and lifestyle which is well explored in the modern times. “Woshoku”, a traditional Japanese cuisine has recently been added to UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list, while “Sake”, a traditional alcoholic beverage, made from rice and water, is also enhancing its global recognition. Dec 31, 2013

India gears to welcome 2014 with music and food festivals

Goa/ Assam, Dec 31 (ANI): Leaving behind memories of an eventful year, India geared up to move into 2014 with celebrations, music and food festivals. Thousands of foreign tourists thronged India’s party capital, Goa, which boasts of colonial Portuguese charm, sun-kissed beaches and great seafood. Dec 31, 2013

Aircraft makes emergency landing on highway in MP due to wind direction change

Betul, Dec 31 (ANI): A private plane in Betul district of Madhya Pradesh made an emergency landing on a national highway on Tuesday, following risk of accident due to change in the wind direction. After the plane took off, the strong winds went in the opposite direction and forced the pilot to land on the highway. Dec 31, 2013