Subramanian Swamy defends V K Singh

New Delhi, Sep 24 (ANI): BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Tuesday defended former Army Chief Gen (Retd) V K Singh and said that he was being targeted. Earlier, VK Singh admitted that the money from the secret fund was used in Kashmir but only towards social schemes. Singh said that the money that had been given was a part of the 'Sadbhavna' that is carried out by the Army. He said that it was given to only to stabilize the areas affected by terror as well as the areas across the border. Sep 24, 2013

TDP is opportunistic: Congress on reports of TDP-NDA alliance

New Delhi, Sep 24 (ANI): Reacting on the reports of the possible TDP-NDA merger, Congress leader PC Chacko said that the popularity of TDP has reduced over the time and it is not effective anymore. He also said that the party is acting as an opportunistic party. As the BJP is leaving no stone unturned to gather new allies before 2014 LS polls, TDP chief Chandra Babu Naidu in a recent meeting with the BJP president Rajnath Singh had raised speculations of a possible tie-up between the two parties. Sep 24, 2013

Will give security to minorities: SP on Muzaffarnagar riots

Muzaffarnagar/Lucknow /New Delhi, Sept 24 (ANI): Samajwadi Party (SP) has said that the safety arrangements of minorities displaced due to the violence in Muzaffarnagar district was their responsibility. Senior SP leader Shivpal Yadav, visited the riot-affected district to interact with the displaced minorities ___ most of whom are refusing to return to their villages. In New Delhi, another SP leader, Azam Khan said that only when his party was in power, other political groups unite against them and create such situations. Meanwhile, in Lucknow Inspector General of police (Law and Order), Rajkumar Vishwakarma said that they have arrested 253 people involved in the violence. Sep 24, 2013

Kenya launches assault to end mall bloodbath

Kenyan security forces were locked in a fierce, final battle with Somali Islamist gunmen inside an upmarket Nairobi shopping mall on Monday as huge explosions and a barrage of heavy gunfire echoed out of the complex. Duration: 00:47 Sep 23, 2013

Clashes after Israeli soldier shot dead in Hebron

Israel's forces fire rubber bullets at stone-throwing Palestinians in clashes in the southern West Bank city of Hebron, as troops hunt for the suspected killer of an Israeli soldier. Duration: 00:48 Sep 23, 2013

Kerry meets Hague ahead of UN General Assembly

US Secretary of State John Kerry met UK Foreign Minister William Hague in New York ahead of the United Nation's General Assembly session this week as police tighten up security in the city. Duration: 00:34 Sep 23, 2013

Triumphant Merkel says 'open' to tie-up with rivals

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she is"open" to negotiations with her centre-left rivals on forming a coalition government after triumphantly romping to victory in elections but losing her current allies. Duration: 01:24 Sep 23, 2013

Funeral of Israeli soldier shot dead in Hebron

Israelis buried a soldier who died on Sunday after being shot by a suspected Palestinian gunman in the southern West Bank city of Hebron. The soldier was killed days after another Palestinian killed a soldier in a separate incident. Duration: 00:43 Sep 23, 2013