Bangladeshi journalist demands speedy trial of war criminals

Dhaka, Jan 19 (ANI): Bangladesh's journalist, Shahriar Kabir emphasised on the need to expedite the trial process of war criminals of 1971 Liberation War. Kabir while talking to a reporter in Dhaka city said that Bangladesh should try alleged war criminals. About three million people were killed, according to official figures, and thousands of women were raped. Kabir said that the trial needed to be fast-tracked as many victims of the war had died waiting for justice and many accused too had died without being punished. The tribunal has convicted 16 people, most of them Jamaat leaders, and sentenced 14 of them to death. One Islamist politician was executed in December 2013. However, Bangladesh Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina, has in the past denied any scope of dropping the presidential clemency for the war criminals. Jan 19, 2015

Confident of BJP's victory in Delhi, says Jagdish Mukhi

New Delhi, Jan 19 (ANI): BJP leader Jagdish Mukhi said on Monday that he was confident of BJP's victory in the upcoming Delhi Assembly Polls. Mukhi said that the fight is basically between three major parties- Congress, BJP and AAP, but the people of Delhi will surely choose BJP as it has worked for their welfare. He added that the Chief Ministerial candidate will be chosen by the party's central leadership only after the polls are over and the decision shall be respected by all party workers and leaders. Jan 19, 2015

Encounter in Jharkhand kills Maoist, two arrested

Jamshedpur, Jan 19 (ANI): An encounter between security personnel and Maoists in Jharkhand killed a rebel and injured one policeman. Acting on a tip-off, a joint team of India's paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and police arrived in Jamshedpur district to track Maoists in the area. The injured police officer has been admitted to a hospital. The police also arrested two Maoists and recovered weapons. The rebels have operated for decades across a wide swath of central and eastern India, and grew in strength during recent times. Jan 19, 2015

Delhi Polls: Manish Sisodia files nomination from Patparganj, says this nomination is for a full maj

New Delhi, Jan 19 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party leader Manish Sisodia filed his nomination papers from Patparganj constituency on Monday. Sisodia said that AAP will get a full majority win including the party's win in Patparganj constituency. He added that people of Patparganj will not let any corrupt man win. According to media reports, AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal is scheduled to file his nomination papers on Tuesday. Jan 19, 2015

US warns Pak not to conduct terror attack during Obama's India visit, Reactions flow

New Delhi, Jan 19 (ANI): The United States has reportedly warned Pakistan not to conduct any terror attacks during US President Barack Obama's three day visit to India. Obama will be the Chief Guest at Republic Day celebration on January 26 at India Gate. Security Expert Major General (Retired) SR Sinho said that it is a wrong message by US as it has only warned Pak for the three days of Obama visit, instead it should have given a general warning in the nation's interest. Sinho added that the investigation agencies of US are scared, but India is a strong nation and it can take care of its guests' security. Congress leader PC Chacko and AAP leader Ashutosh said that Pakistan is a terrorist state and it is now known worldwide. Jan 19, 2015

Ashutosh heckled by Rajesh Garg's supporters, BJP says AAP is a party of anarchists

Noida/ New Delhi, Jan 19 (ANI): AAP leader Ashutosh was reportedly heckled by supporters of party leader Rajesh Garg at a party last night. Ashutosh clarified that Garg might be upset over his ticket cancellation which is natural but the party does not have any place for opportunists. Meanwhile, BJP leader Udit Raj said that AAP is a party of anarchists so it is not new if they fight among themselves. Jan 19, 2015

Ten water tankers deployed to tackle water scarcity in Gujarat

Rajkot, Jan 19 (ANI): Ten water tankers were sent to Kutch district in Gujarat to meet the water demands of the villagers. The tankers were flagged off from Rajkot city by state's water minister Vijay Rupani. Rupani added that the state government is fully prepared to tackle water supply problem during summer season. Meanwhile, an irrigation officer, Rakesh Patel said that no person will face any water shortage. Most of water sources in the country are contaminated by sewage and agricultural run-off. Jan 19, 2015

Pope ends record-setting Asia tour

Pope Francis flies back to Rome after a dramatic week in Asia that saw him draw record crowds and hammer home his pro-poor message to millions. Duration: 01:17 Jan 19, 2015

Three killed in violence in Bihar after missing boy's body found

Azizpur, Jan 19 (ANI): Three people have been killed in clashes which broke out in Azizpur area of Muzaffarpur city of Bihar after a missing boy's dead body was found buried. More than 20 houses of a community were set ablaze during a clash and at least 7 people were injured during the violence. Police and senior officials reached the spot in time and controlled the situation. According to police sources, trouble between the members of two communities brewed after a boy eloped with a girl belonging to different community. Jan 19, 2015

Delhi police bust fake PMO website, arrest its mastermind

New Delhi, Jan 19 (ANI): Delhi police busted a fake Prime Minister's Office (PMO) website and arrested mastermind Sudipta Chatterjee, said a senior officer. Joint Commissioner of Delhi Police (Crime), Ravindra Yadav, said the website pretended to offer loans to young entrepreneurs after initial deposit of some amount and was based in Howrah. The scam website was hosted on a server in the US. Jan 19, 2015

Accidental landmine blast injures man in Kashmir

Rajouri, Jan 19 (ANI): A man sustained serious injuries after he accidentally stepped on a landmine, triggering blast, along the international border in Jammu and Kashmir. The victim identified as Sewa Ram said he had taken his cattle for grazing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Sarya village. Ram was rushed to the district hospital by the army personnel after giving him preliminary treatment. Doctor Abdul Salam Choudhary said that though the injury was severe but the victim's foot could be saved. It is a common practice for countries to hide landmines across their borders. Jan 19, 2015

Malawi flood victims call for help

Survivors of floods in Malawi call for urgent help as they sift through the debris of their destroyed homes. A total of 176 people have been confirmed dead in the floods, with 153 missing and 200,000 homeless, according to officials. Duration: 01:13 Jan 18, 2015