Nitish Katara Murder Case: Delhi HC rejects death sentence, awards life term to Vikas Yadav, 2 other

New Delhi, Feb 06 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Friday awarded life imprisonment without remission for 25 years to Uttar Pradesh politician D P Yadav's son Vikas Yadav and his cousin Vishal, who had earlier been convicted for the murder of Nitish Katara. The court also slapped a fine of Rs 50 lakh each on the duo, while Sukhdev Pahalwan, another convict in the case, was awarded a 20-year prison term. Nitish's mother, Neelam Katara, however, expressed her disappointment over the court's rejection of her capital punishment plea for both Vikas and Vishal. The Delhi Police and Neelam Katara had filed appeals to award the death penalty to both brothers on grounds that their offence fell under the 'rarest of rare' category. Nitish Katara, a business executive, was abducted from a marriage party in Ghaziabad on the intervening night of February 16-17, 2002 and was later killed by the Yadav brothers. Feb 6, 2015

Jordan army releases video of strikes against IS positions

The Jordanian Royal Airforce released a video on February 5th showing its warplanes launching strikes against the Islamic State group, after King Abdullah II vowed a harsh response to the burning alive of a pilot captured in Syria. Duration: 00:37 Feb 6, 2015

Black box information revealed

Information from the black box voice and data recorders show that one of the engines on the TransAsia flight that crashed in Taiwan did not produce enough thrust. Officials said attempts to restart Feb 6, 2015

Reactions from political circle over upheaval in Bihar politics with Manjhi's rebellion

New Delhi, Feb 06 (ANI): Reactions poured in from the political circle as the tension within JD(U) seemed escalating over its controversial party leader and current chief minister of Bihar Jitan Ram Manjhi. A day after JD-U president Sharad Yadav called a meeting of its legislature party Saturday, amid speculation that Manjhi will be removed, Manjhi Friday called a meeting of the JD-U legislature party on Feb 20. Manjhi has reportedly refused to resign and termed the Sharad Yadav-convened meeting illegal and unconstitutional. Feb 6, 2015

Manjhi terms meeting called by Sharad Yadav 'unauthorized', calls separate meeting on Feb 20: JD (U)

Patna, Feb 06 (ANI): Another controversy has sparked in Bihar politics as the state Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi adopted a confrontationist approach against JD (U) leadership by describing the February 7 meeting of JD (U) Legislature Party as "unauthorised" and ruled out that he was quitting. Janata Dal-United (JD-U) national general secretary K.C. Tyagi Friday said that a majority of party leaders, including legislators, were with Sharad Yadav and Nitish Kumar. Feb 6, 2015

Will extend whatever support AAP wants: UNZP

Jaipur, Feb 06 (ANI): The National Unionist Zamindara Party (NUZP) on Thursday pledged its support to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), saying both parties share the same ideology. Jindal further said that if the Arvind Kerjiwal-led party is able to fulfil its promises, then her party would support the AAP in future elections also. Jindal, an MLA from Sri Ganganagar in Rajasthan, has issued a full-page advertisement in favour of Kejriwal. A total of 673 candidates are in the fray for the 70-member Delhi Assembly which goes to polls tomorrow. The results will be declared on February 10. Feb 6, 2015

AAP delegation meets BS Bassi, says Naresh Balyan will join investigation after polls

New Delhi, Feb 06 (ANI): AAP delegation consisting of Ashish Khetan, Ashutosh and Sanjay Singh on Friday met Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi in connection with the illicit liquor case. AAP leader Sanjay Singh said that they are not opposing any investigation and that AAP leader Naresh Balyan will join investigation after polls. He added that Police Commissioner assured them that their appeal would be considered. A total of 673 candidates are in the fray for the 70-member Delhi Assembly. Delhi goes to polls on February 7, while the results will be declared on February 10. Feb 6, 2015

BJP, Congress hopeful of positive results ahead of Delhi assembly polls

New Delhi, Feb 06 (ANI): BJP and Congress remained hopeful of positive results for their respective parties ahead of the Delhi assembly elections. The national capital will go to polls on Saturday and the counting of votes will take place on February 10. While BJP remained confident of gaining majority, Congress leaders were optimistic of a significant improvement in its performance in the polls. Feb 6, 2015

Politicos react over full-page newspaper advertisement in favour of Kejriwal

New Delhi, Feb 06 (ANI): Political leaders on Friday react over a full page newspaper advertisement in favour of AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal. However, AAP said that the ad was not issued by the party and that they can even go to the Election Commission to complain on the use of their party symbol without permission if need be. Congress leader Manish Tewari said that the whole campaigning has witnessed a series of advertisements by both BJP and now AAP. Meanwhile, BJP said that AAP violating model code of conduct through this ad and that the EC should take appropriate action over the same. Feb 6, 2015

Security alerts put Northern Ireland on edge

A bomb disposal robot probes the damaged undercarriage of a car in Belfast, where a device exploded on Wednesday night. It was the latest of four separate incidents in the area, now being Feb 5, 2015

Car collection worth millions resurrected in France

A car collector's dream - sixty automobiles, cracked and dust-covered, found on a remote property in western France. Artcurial auction house's motor cars specialist Pierre Novikoff says it started Feb 6, 2015