Narendra Modi either not aware of communal violence bill or knows people responsible for riots: Musl

New Delhi, Dec 05 (ANI): After Narendra Modi called the communal violence bill a ‘recipe for disaster’, Muslim cleric Mufti Mukarram said that Modi either is not aware of the bill or knows the people responsible for the riots in different places. He said that the bill will surely benefit the people and stop any communal violence from taking place. Further, he said that the UPA government should have brought this pending bill much before and they have just woken up from slumber. Dec 5, 2013

Narayan Sai rebuffs sexual assault allegations

New Delhi, Dec 05 (ANI): Self-styled Godman Asaram Bapu's son, Narayan Sai on Thursday rebuffed the sexual assault allegations, after the crime branch of Delhi police arrested him on a complaint lodged by two sisters from Surat. A court in New Delhi granted a 24-hour transit remand of Sai along with two others to the Guajrat police on December 04 in the alleged sexual assault case. Dec 5, 2013

Narendra Modi doing politics in name of Communal Violence Bill: JD (U)

New Delhi, Dec 05 (ANI): Reacting over BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's sharply worded letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in which he termed the Communal Violence bill as ill-conceived, poorly drafted and a recipe for disaster, JD (U) leader KC Tyagi said that in the name of this bill Modi is doing politics. Dec 5, 2013

BJP opposes communal violence bill

New Delhi, Dec 5 (ANI): Leaders of Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday said that they would oppose the amended Communal Violence Bill, in the parliament. The Party said that the timing of the move by the government is suspicious and the bill is driven by political considerations and vote bank politics. It also added that He said that if the Bill is implemented then it would fragment the society and increase violence. Dec 5, 2013

Amnesty says signs N. Korean gulag is expanding

Satellite images of one of North Korea's largest political prison camps suggests its inmate population is expanding, Amnesty International says in a report detailing rape and torture in the North's notorious gulag.Duration:02:05 Dec 5, 2013

Lebanese women futsal players kick all barriers down

They have faced family disapproval and a lack of resources, but a group of Lebanese women have created the country's first female league for futsal, the faster, five-a-side variety of football.Duration:01:13 Dec 5, 2013

Afghan shrine offers shock therapy for mental patients

Even after a decade of international funding and medical expertise pouring into Afghanistan, many locals still believe that the grim ordeal at the shrine will cure mental health problems. Duration:02:38 Dec 5, 2013

Narendra Modi calls Communal Violence Bill 'recipe for disaster', Shiv Sena supports

New Delhi, Dec 05 (ANI): Opposing the Communal violence bill, Shiv Sena Leader Sanjay Raut on Thursday said that his party will not let this bill get passed in the winter session of the Parliament which starts from Dec 05. Talking to mediapersons in New Delhi, he said that bill is to gain vote bank. He also added that BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has full support of Shiv Sena who in a sharply worded letter to the Prime Minister has termed this bill as ill-conceived, poorly drafted and a recipe for disaster. Dec 5, 2013

India calls for strengthening of democratic institutions in poll bound Bangladesh

Dhaka, Dec 05 (ANI): In the midst of a political deadlock and violence gripping Bangladesh over the polls, Indian Foreign secretary, Sujata Singh, arrived in Dhaka and met the top leaders expressing the hope that the forthcoming elections in the country 'strengthens democratic institutions, practices and processes.' Singh expressed concern over these instances of violence and said it would not benefit anyone. Singh added that both the countries cannot remain indifferent to or unaffected by developments in each other's regions and that India's consistent view has been that a strong, stable, independent and well developed Bangladesh is in the interest not only of the people of Bangladesh but also in the interests of the people of the region. Dec 5, 2013

Sabotage of rail tracks in poll bound Bangladesh causes derailment; 3 die, 47 wounded

Bangladesh, Dec 05 (ANI): At least three passengers died and 47 others sustained injuries as alleged miscreants removed fishplates from rail tracks in Gaibandha district of Bangladesh leading to derailment of a train during a nationwide blockade programme of the opposition parties. Earlier there was gunfire on the streets of Bangladesh as opposition parties extended their nationwide strike for two more days, seeking postponement of polls even as violence raged on. In the capital city of Dhaka, supporters of ruling Bangladesh Awami League shouted slogans against the nationwide blockade of opposition parties led by Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP). The supporters also burned the effigies of main opposition leader, Begum Khaleda Zia. Dec 5, 2013

Existing laws are enough to maintain communal harmony: Jay Panda

New Delhi, Dec 05 (ANI): Lok Sabha Member and BJD Leader Jay Panda on Thursday said that the Communal violence bill should be looked at with much more care as it is a sensitive issue. He further said that if the existing laws are implemented than it is enough to maintain communal harmony and there is no need for making new laws. He also slammed the government that it is more focused on making new laws rather than implementing the existing laws. Dec 5, 2013

PM urges political parties to make best use of Parliament's short winter session

New Delhi, Dec 05 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday urged political parties to make the best use of the time available during parliament's "short" winter session. The winter session of Parliament will begin from Thursday with the opposition expected to seek to corner the government on price rise and the JPC report on 2G spectrum allocation and problems of farmers. Dec 5, 2013

Spate of violence cripples normal life in Bangladesh, destabilises peace

Dhaka, Dec 05 (ANI): Bangladesh reeled under a spate of violence by the country's main opposition and its fundamentalist ally, as it de-stabilised peace and crippled normal life, creating fresh tensions ahead of the elections. As a result of the flaring violence at least six people were killed and 30 injured in Chittagong and Chandpur regions of the delta nation. Dec 5, 2013