Demolition of illegal settlement in Delhi leave poor struggling with cold

New Delhi, Dec 27 (ANI): Authorities in the New Delhi demolished illegal hutments near a metro station without prior warning, leaving hundreds of aged people, women, children and newborns naked and exposed to the horrors of chilly winter. The settlement under the metro line was put up on illegal grounds and on Thursday, a few bulldozers came and mowed down the hutments of hundreds of people living there, leaving them with no roof above their head. Dec 27, 2013

Russia's Pussy Riot calls for Putin to go

The freed members of the Pussy Riot punk band said Friday they still wanted Russian President Vladimir Putin out of power and would like freed ex-tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky to replace him. Dec 27, 2013

Three killed, hundreds arrested in Egypt clashes

Three people were killed in clashes and 265 arrested in Egypt on Friday in a crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood demonstrations after the movement was labelled a terrorist group. Duration: 00:41 Dec 28, 2013

Veteran actor Farooq Sheikh passes away of heart attack in Dubai

New Delhi, Dec 28 (ANI): Veteran actor Farooq Sheikh aged 65, passed away late Friday night after suffering a sudden heart attack. The actor suffered the heart attack while he was holidaying with his family in Dubai. His body will be brought to Mumbai later in the day after completing the formalities in Dubai. Sheikh was best known for his roles in 'Shatranj Ke Khiladi', 'Chashme Baddoor', 'Kissi Se Na Kehna' and 'Noorie'. He made a tremendous contribution in theatre and TV as well. He was the host of the famous talk show 'Jeena Isi ka naam hai' on television. Dec 28, 2013

Arvind Kejriwal to be sworn in as Delhi chief minister on Saturday

New Delhi, Dec 28 (ANI): Around 1,600 Delhi Police personnel will keep tight vigil at Ramlila Ground on Saturday when Delhi to-be- Chief Minister from Aam Aadmi Party, Arvind Kejriwal will arrive at the spot for his swearing ceremony. AAP leaders including Kejriwal is to reach the Ramlila Ground via metro as he rejected any high security and cars for his convenience. Kejriwal will take the oath at 12:00 pm. Meanwhile, AAP leader Manish Sisodia prayed for the course of action AAP is going to follow in the time to come after the swearing in ceremony. Dec 28, 2013

At least 23 killed and several injured as Bangalore-Nanded express catches fire

Anantpur/ New Delhi, Dec 28 (ANI): At least 23 people were killed and several injured after a fire engulfed an air conditioned coach of the Bangalore-Nanded express in Anantpur district of Andhra Pradesh early morning on Saturday. The 'Nanded Express' train was on its way to Nanded from Bangalore, when a three-tier air-conditioned coach caught fire at around 3:30 am. There were around 72 passengers in the coach when the mishap happened. The injured have been rushed to the district hospital. The train driver acted on site and separated the burning bogie from rest of the train to prevent the fire from spreading. Dec 28, 2013

Muzaffarnagar relief camp deaths: Politicos slam UP Home Secy for 'can't die of cold' remark

New Delhi/ Lucknow, Dec 27 (ANI): Politicos on Friday slammed the Uttar Pradesh Principal Secretary, Home, Anil Gupta after he raged a controversy by stating that no one died of cold in the Muzaffarnagar relief camps. Gupta on Friday said that children living in the relief camp died because of different ailments and not only cold. He also added that if people die of cold then nobody will survive in Siberia. Dec 27, 2013

BJP blames Congress for harassing Narendra Modi

Ahmedabad/ Indore/ Trivandrum/ Nagpur, Dec 27 (ANI): BJP President Rajnath Singh alleged Congress for harassing Narendra Modi continuously from last ten years. Earlier on December 01, Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde said that the central and provincial interior secretaries have been authorised to take action against snooping. Gujarat former director-general of police of, RB Sreekumar said Modi has been violating the law from year 2002. President of women Congress, Shobha Oza also demanded that the culprits should be punished, no matter who they are. Dec 27, 2013

Akhilesh pulls up UP Home Secy for nobody dies of cold' remark

Lucknow, Dec 27 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday pulled up Anil Gupta, the state's Home Secretary for his remark on Muzaffarnagar relief camp deaths. Yadav said one should be cautious before issuing any statement on a sensitive issue. Dec 27, 2013

UP govt insensitive, people will give proper answer: BSP on UP secy remark

New Delhi, Dec 27 (ANI): After UP Principal Secretary Anil Gupta said that ‘nobody can die of cold’, BSP leader Sudhindra Bhadoria said that UP government has become insensitive and that people of the state will give them proper answer during the polls. He said that many irresponsible statements had taken place in Muzaffarnagar since the riots, but such actions will be countered by the people of the state. He also said that people now will not be misled. Dec 27, 2013