Sentence in Delhi gangrape to be pronounced on Friday at 2.30 pm

New Delhi, Sep 11 (ANI): The fast track court in New Delhi will pronounce its order on sentence of the Delhi gang rape culprits on Friday at 2:30 pm. Defense lawyer in the case A P Singh, has urged the court to award convicts a chance of rehabilitation as they are first time offenders. Sep 11, 2013

Obama vows to explore diplomatic route on Syria

New Delhi, Sep 11 (ANI): U.S. President Barack Obama vows to pursue a diplomatic initiative from Russia over Syria's chemical weapons - while voicing skepticism at the plan. In an address to the nation from the White House, Obama said Russia's proposal for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to give up chemical weapons - could head off his plan for a limited military strike in Syria. Obama said that U.S. and Russian officials would discuss the initiative - and he would talk with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Sep 11, 2013

People in Bangladesh take to streets against attacks on Hindu and Buddhist shrines

Dhaka, Sep 11 (ANI): Activists under the banner of the 'Bangladesh Hindu, Buddhist and Christian Solidarity Association' took out a rally through the main streets of the national capital Dhaka. They were protesting against the attacks on the Hindu and Buddhist temples in Bangladesh. Scores of protesters holding banners and placards during the rally, raised slogans to press their agitation against the attacks on Buddhist monasteries and Hindu temples in different parts of the country, following the verdict on war crimes trial. The protesters denounced the fundamentalists for attacking the temples and vandalizing the idols of deities and other religious properties; and appealed for justice. Sep 11, 2013

Muslims have lost confidence in Akhilesh's govt, says Muslim cleric

New Delhi, Sep 11 (ANI): Even as leaders of various Muslim organizations like Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind (JUH), All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), All India Muslim Majlise Mushwarat (AIMMM), Jamaat-e-Islami Hind and Jamiat Ahle Hadith Hind demanded the dismissal of Samajwadi Party's (SP) government in Uttar Pradesh for its failure to quell the riots in the state, Mufti Mukarram, a muslim cleric said that Muslims have lost confidence in Akhilesh Yadav's government. Sep 11, 2013

Anti-Maoist outfit TSPC threatens Maoists and greedy landlords

Lohardaga, Sep 11 (ANI): Tritiya Sammelan Prastuti Committee (TSPC), an armed anti-Maoist group in Jharkhand warned the ultras not to harass innocent villagers and indulge in killing those who don't pay taxes demanded by them. Spokesperson of TSPC, Prabhatji stated this to a group of media persons at an undisclosed interior location in the Lohardaga region. He said that their chief has warned the Maoists who have a thick clout in the region, not to target the innocent villagers who haven't harmed them in any way. Sep 11, 2013

SP on Muslims organizations demand of dismissal of Akhilesh Yadav's govt

Agra, Sep 11 (ANI): Even as leaders of various Muslim organizations like Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind (JUH), All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), All India Muslim Majlise Mushwarat (AIMMM), Jamaat-e-Islami Hind and Jamiat Ahle Hadith Hind demanded the dismissal of Samajwadi Party's (SP) government in Uttar Pradesh for its failure to quell the riots in the state, SP leaders said that his party will talk with the organizations and make their stand clear. Sep 11, 2013

India endorses Russia's proposal on Syria

New Delhi, Sep 11 (ANI): New Delhi has endorsed Moscow's proposal for Syria to place all its chemical weapons under international control, a move which could avert the planned attacks by US military forces on the major oil producing country in the eastern Mediterranean region. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin stated this at a news conference in New Delhi. Sep 11, 2013

Japan markets its agri products and regional cuisine

Tokyo, Sep 11 (ANI): Japan was historically known as "the land of golden ears of rice". And, the tradition of rice cultivation has been well protected by the Japanese government. Today, Wooke Co. Ltd., a sister concern of Shinmei Corporation, produces aseptic packaged rice in cooperation with Japan Agricultural Cooperatives. It produces over 140 packets of rice per day and exports them to Europe, Australia, Russia and China. The sterilizing, cooking and sealing process are managed by NASA Class 100 standard in order to produce complete germfree packed rice, without adding any chemicals or food addictives. The packed rice products can be stored at room temperature for 10 months. Sep 11, 2013

Vinay held under political conspiracy: Mother of Delhi gang rape accused

New Delhi, Sep 11 (ANI): Mother of Vinay Sharma, one of the accused in the Delhi gang rape case on Wednesday said that her son is held under a political conspiracy. A fast-track Delhi court will on Wednesday announce the quantum of punishment for four men, who were on Tuesday held guilty in the barbaric gang-rape of a 23-year-old woman in a moving bus on the intervening night of December 16-17, 2012 Sep 11, 2013

Nirbhaya's family firm on death penalty for accused

New Delhi, Sept 11 (ANI): The nation is looking at the fast track court in New Delhi which will shortly announce the sentence for the four men pronounced guilty of gangraping and murdering a 23-year-old woman on a bus in the national capital in 2012. Meanwhile, parents of the victim are firm on their demand of death sentence for the accused. Sep 11, 2013