CBI Chief's comment reflects UPA's desperation to malign Narendra Modi and Amit Shah: BJP

New Delhi, Feb 08 (ANI): Commenting on Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Chief Ranjit Sinha's statement on former Gujarat home minister Amit Shah, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kirti Azad on Saturday said that Sinha's statement reflected the desperation of the UPA's desperation to malign party's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and Amit Shah. Sinha had said that there were political expectations for the conviction of Modi and Shah in the Ishrat Jahan encounter case, and that UPA government would have been very happy if such a thing had happened. Feb 8, 2014

Cabinet clears Telangana Bill

Hyderabad, Feb 08 (ANI): The cabinet passed the Telangana Bill which will bifurcate Andhra Pradesh for the creation of a separate Telangana state, during a special meeting of the cabinet. The Bill will be introduced in Parliament on February 11 or 12. The key demands of Seemandhra leaders that Hyderabad be made a Union Territory and Rayala Telangana be created were rejected, putting a question mark on the fate of the Bill in Parliament. Feb 8, 2014

Political parties using rape and womans body as weapon: Women activists

Kolkata/ New Delhi, Feb 08 (ANI): Women activists called for a serious scrutiny in the recent gang rape case of young tribal woman that was carried on orders of village council in Birbhum district of West Bengal. Meanwhile, Communist Party of India (Marxist) CPI (M), leader Mohammed Salim, said that it was unacceptable that such heinous crime against a woman was carried out without the knowledge of the Police. Feb 8, 2014

Badalta Manzar (Feb 07, 2014): An independent news report on Jammu and Kashmir

As winter continues in the Kashmir Valley, many diseases are on rise due to severe cold. The authorities have made sure that all hospitals, including the PHC at Wusan in Ganderbal district, are ready to face the situation. Doctors are on alert and outpatient facilities have been doubled. The state government has started to restore the old market, which was a long pending demand of the people of Poonch. The government has allotted rupees one crore and ten lakhs, and restoration work is going on at war footing. Although the state govt. claims to have improved the education infrastructure in rural areas of the state, but there is still lot more to be done. Govt. middle school Pahlipora in Shopian lacks fencing. Students and staff of the school face problems related to drinking water and toilets. Feb 8, 2014

Civilians evacuated from Syria's besieged Homs

The first trapped civilians were evacuated from besieged rebel-held areas of Syria's Homs as Damascus finally confirmed it will join a new round of peace talks next week. Duration: 00:41 Feb 8, 2014

Aleppo residents view the Geneva talks as a failure

Syria's deputy foreign minister said that Damascus will take part in a second round of peace talks in Geneva. But in the city of Aleppo, where aerial attacks killed hundreds, there is little faith that the talks could yield ceasefire. Duration: 00:49 Feb 8, 2014

Hamas and Islamic Jihad protest peace talks in Gaza

Palestinians members of the Hamas movement and Islamic Jihad protested on Friday in the Jabalia Camp against the current round of peace talks being brokered by US Secretary of State John Kerry. Duration: 00:46 Feb 8, 2014

Bosnian protestors storm government buildings

Protesters stormed government buildings in Bosnia on Friday, setting them alight and smashing up furniture, as anger over the dire state of the economy boiled over. Duration: 00:42 Feb 8, 2014

Rioters set South African townships ablaze

Protesters burn tyres and stone cars in the township of Hebron, near Pretoria, calling for service delivery. It comes just months before the South Africa elections, announced for 7th May 2014. Duration: 01:00 Feb 7, 2014