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The Japanese government has been in close touch with Kenji Goto’s wife, who broke her silence hours before the deadline for a hostage swap that could save his life, the Japanese chief cabinet secretary Yoshihide Suga says. Duration: 00:50 Jan 30, 2015

Lagarde: IMF backs economic reforms in Senegal

Christine Lagarde, head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) visited Senegal Thursday to renew her support for economic reform in the country and for investment in those countries in west Africa worst hit by the Ebola virus. Duration: 00:34 Jan 30, 2015

LA volunteers tally homelessness numbers

Volunteers took part Thursday night in a bi-annual count of the number of homeless people living in downtown LA, including the notorious 'skid row.' Duration: 01:04 Jan 30, 2015

Congress says Jayanthi Natarajan is acting at the behest of her 'new political masters' - Part - 1

New Delhi, Jan 30 (ANI): Hitting back at former Union minister Jayanthi Natarajan, the Congress on Friday dismissed all the allegations leveled her against its top leadership. The party also hinted that she was acting at the behest of the BJP. In a major embarrassment for the Congress party Jayanthi Natarajan, who was sacked as Environment minister three months ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha polls has blasted the leadership of Rahul Gandhi in a letter sent to party chief Sonia Gandhi. According to reports, the minister is likely to quit the party days ahead of the Delhi Assembly polls. Natarajan alleges the interference by Rahul Gandhi resulted in her being made the scapegoat for the government's failed attempts to revive the inert economy. Jan 30, 2015

Congress says Jayanthi Natarajan is acting at the behest of her 'new political masters' - Part - 2

New Delhi, Jan 30 (ANI): Hitting back at former Union minister Jayanthi Natarajan, the Congress on Friday dismissed all the allegations leveled her against its top leadership. The party also hinted that she was acting at the behest of the BJP. In a major embarrassment for the Congress party Jayanthi Natarajan, who was sacked as Environment minister three months ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha polls has blasted the leadership of Rahul Gandhi in a letter sent to party chief Sonia Gandhi. According to reports, the minister is likely to quit the party days ahead of the Delhi Assembly polls. Natarajan alleges the interference by Rahul Gandhi resulted in her being made the scapegoat for the government's failed attempts to revive the inert economy. Jan 30, 2015

Governance v/s Anarchy is the only issue for Delhi Polls: Jaitley

New Delhi, Jan 30 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday that the only issue for Delhi Assembly polls is Governance versus Anarchy. Jaitley said that Delhi has remained without a good government for one year because of AAP so once again it cannot bear the same consequences. He praised BJP’s CM candidate Kiran Bedi saying that she is capable of taking any responsibility and executing it well. Jan 30, 2015

NCP holds silent protest' against glorification of Godse

Mumbai, Jan 30 (ANI): Workers and leaders of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) held a silent protest on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi’s death anniversary on Friday against those who glorified his murderer, Nathuram Godse. Gandhi was born on October 02, 1869 in Porbandar in Gujarat. On January 30, 1948, he was shot dead by a Hindu fanatic, Nathuram Godse, less than a year after India gained its freedom. On Friday, the party members observed silence, remembering Gandhi. NCP leader Nawab Malik said the NCP would not keep silent on the conspiracy to dilute the ideologies of father of the nation. Gandhi's ideologies still continue to be imbibed the world over. His statues can be found across the country and nearly every town has at least one street named after him. Jan 30, 2015

Lawyers protest in Moradabad for a high court bench

Moradabad, Jan 30 (ANI): Protesting lawyers blocked train movement in Moradabad city on Friday, demanding a high court bench in the city. The lawyers have been demanding establishment of a high court bench in Moradabad for a long time. They threatened to intensify their stir, if their demand was not met. They also urged people to join their agitation as it would bring justice to their doorsteps. On Thursday, the lawyers went on a rampage destroying court property and held a sit-in at the court premises. The lawyers said they have chalked out a strategy to step up their agitation till a separate bench of high court was established. Jan 30, 2015

BJP poses another set of five questions, says AAP is anti-women - Part - 1

New Delhi, Jan 30 (ANI): Bharatiya Janta Party on Friday posed five new questions to Aam Aadmi Party, as part of the series of five questions BJP promised to ask AAP every day from 29 January to 5 February ahead of the Delhi polls. Before asking the questions, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that some questions may have been old but are still unanswered and hence have been raised by the party. On AAP asking BJP to organise a public debate between BJP's CM candidate Kiran Bedi and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal, Sitharaman said BJP never runs away from debate, the DNA of AAP is to spit and run away. She further alleged that all women workers of AAP left the party in a spree, because, AAP is an anti-women party. Jan 30, 2015

BJP poses another set of five questions, says AAP is anti-women - Part - 2

New Delhi, Jan 30 (ANI): Bharatiya Janta Party on Friday posed five new questions to Aam Aadmi Party, as part of the series of five questions BJP promised to ask AAP every day from 29 January to 5 February ahead of the Delhi polls. Before asking the questions, Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that some questions may have been old but are still unanswered and hence have been raised by the party. On AAP asking BJP to organise a public debate between BJP's CM candidate Kiran Bedi and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal, Sitharaman said BJP never runs away from debate, the DNA of AAP is to spit and run away. She further alleged that all women workers of AAP left the party in a spree, because, AAP is an anti-women party. Jan 30, 2015

BJP has created an environment of faith in just 8 months, says Amit Shah

Uttam Nagar, Jan 30 (ANI): BJP chief Amit Shah on Friday while addressing a rally in Uttam Nagar said that BJP has been successful in creating an environment of faith among the public in just eight months of governance. Shah added that PM Modi announced 'Make In India' project on 15th August, and the project was initiated within just one month of announcement. Delhi goes to polls on February 7, with counting of votes set to take place on February 10. Jan 30, 2015

Namibia prepares for digital switchover

The Namibian Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) is on Saturday due to start switching off analogue television transmitters, as the country moves to become fully digital by June. Duration: 01:01 Jan 30, 2015

Chinese Ambassador to India meets Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar before Sushma Swaraj's visit to C

New Delhi, Jan 30 (ANI): Chinese Ambassador to India Le Yucheng on Friday met India's newly appointed Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar before Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj's visit to China. After the meeting, Yucheng said that they talked about bilateral relations among other things. He also said that the nation is optimistic about the future of relations between India and China and the cooperation between the two nations. Jan 30, 2015