9 charred to death, 13 injured after gas tanker explodes on Delhi-Jaipur highway

Chandwaji, Dec 14 (ANI): Nine people were burnt alive and 13 others were injured after a gas tanker caught fire and exploded on the Delhi-Jaipur highway near Beelpur village. Eight vehicles going passing through the highway at the time of accident also caught fire. The mishap caused a huge traffic jam on the national highway which was cleared in the morning. The cause of the fire is still not known and an FIR has been lodged into the matter. Further details are awaited. Dec 14, 2014

'Global Tamil Organisation' conducts walkathon to spread awareness on human rights in Chennai

Chennai, Dec 14 (ANI): A civil society group called Global Tamil Organisation conducted a walkathon in Chennai city on Sunday to spread awareness on human rights. Various college students and cadets of government sponsored public service programme, National Service Scheme (NSS), took part in the event holding banners and placards to raise awareness among people about their rights. The event began by paying homage to the distinguished judge and a human rights champion, Justice VR Krishna Iyer who died in November this year. National Secretary of People's Union for Civil Liberties (PUCL), V Suresh told mediapersons that people remember Iyer for his commitment to the constitution, its principles of equality and social justice. Dec 14, 2014

Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi appeals people to save childhood

New Delhi, Dec 14 (ANI): Nobel Peace Prize winner, Kailash Satyarthi, acknowledged his countrymen for the recognition and urged them to listen to the voice of children, while addressing a conference upon his arrival in New Delhi from Norway on Sunday (December 14). Thanking the nation and its people, Satyarthi said it is not his personal award as it belongs to all. Satyarthi received the prestigious award in Oslo on December 10. Dec 14, 2014

Drones fly high on Christmas lists at Los Angeles expo

Drones are flying high on people's Christmas lists this year, and at the drone expo in Los Angeles a wide range of unmaned aerial vehicles were on display, from cheap toys to commercial models that cost thousands of dollars. Duration: 01:02 Dec 14, 2014

Man shot dead in fresh Haiti protests

A man is shot dead during a new round of anti-government protests in the Haitian capital calling for the president and prime minister to resign. Duration: 00:38 Dec 14, 2014

Unidentified crime victims buried in Honduras

At least 20 unidentified victims of crime and violence are buried in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Honduras is one of the world's most violent country with a rate of 83 homicides among every 100,000 inhabitants. Duration: 00:35 Dec 14, 2014

No FIH matches in India till Pak players are punished, says Hockey India

New Delhi/ Bhubaneswar, Dec 14 (ANI): Hockey India taking strong action against Pakistani players who made obscene gestures after winning semi-final match of Champions Trophy against India in Odisha, on Sunday, decided that it would not host any event sanctioned by the world body until strong punishment is handed out to the offenders. Pakistan beat India 4-3 in a thrilling match in Bhubaneswar city on Saturday. After the win, players of Pakistani team took off their t-shirts and made lewd gestures at the crowd. The unruly behaviour was condemned by all and Pakistani head coach Shahnaz Sheikh apologised for team’s behaviour, following which the International Hockey Federation (FIH) refused to take any action in the matter. Meanwhile, security has been tightened for the Champions Trophy final match between Pakistan and Germany at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar. . Dec 14, 2014

Residents, tourists welcome snowfall in Himachal Pradesh

Shimla, Dec 14 (ANI): Residents and tourists in Himachal Pradesh welcomed the fresh spell of snowfall with much delight on Sunday (December 14). Heavy snowfall was seen in the hill towns of Manali and Shimla which are popular tourist destinations for Indians and foreigners alike. A resident of Shimla, Gulzar Ahmed, who works as a porter, welcomed snowfall as it will bring business to the city. Tourists were seen enjoying the snowfall and throwing snowballs on each other. A tourist from Punjab, Dimple Goyal, said the place looks heaven due to white sheet of snow everywhere. Located in the tropics, most of the northern India witnesses very hot summers and largely temperate winters. Minimum temperatures even dropped to sub-zero level in higher altitudes in Jammu and Kashmir. Dec 14, 2014

Politicos condemn Pak hockey players as they shame game with obscene gestures to crowd

New Delhi, Dec 14 (ANI): Politicos condemned Pakistan hockey team for disgracing the game as they made obscene gestures towards Indian fans and media after their win over India. Soon after their 4-3 win, Pakistani players went into a frenzy mode and started celebrating their victory in a wild fashion. BJP leader Kirti Azad said that this was a shame and the International Hockey Federation should take action over the same. NCP leader Majid Memon said that Pakistan players should maintain patience as the same is giving a wrong message to public. JD (U) leader Ali Anwar termed them as undisciplined. RJD leader Manoj Jha said that it was shame and that the Pakistani people may not have liked the same too. Dec 14, 2014

Politicos react as Mamata Banerjee says PM Modi should be arrested too if photos are considered as p

New Delhi, Dec 14 (ANI): Political leaders react on Sunday as TMC Chief Mamata Banerjee said that if photos are considered as proof, then Prime Minister Narendra Modi should be arrested too. Rejecting the demand for sacking Transport Minister Madan Mitra arrested in Saradha scam case, Banerjee stepped up her attack on Modi saying that he should be arrested too. BJP leader Kirti Azad said that Banerjee has the option to move the court rather than defaming the CBI and central government. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that said that the CBI should work to prove its fairness. NCP leader Majid Memon said that there is no sense of such statements. CPI leader Atul Anjan and RJD's Manoj Jha also said that Banerjee should refrain from making such statements. Dec 14, 2014

Intense cold wave disrupts routine life in northern India

New Delhi/Kanpur, Dec 14 (ANI): Cold weather conditions intensified in New Delhi on Sunday after light rains occurred in some parts of the city a day earlier and mercury dipped further due to fresh snowfall and rainfall in upper regions. The cold wave has added to the troubles of daily wage labourers and homeless people as they have no alternative to fight the chill and earn their living. Chilly winds have also forced people in New Delhi to stay indoors within the warmer confines of their house. Indian Meteorological Department, had said that the cold conditions will prevail in northern India, bringing maximum temperatures below normal. Meanwhile, poor visibility due to dense fog has affected passengers as trains are running behind schedule in Kanpur. Dec 14, 2014

Japan votes in general election

Tokyo, Dec 14 (ANI): Voters in Japan headed for polling stations across the nation on Sunday in an election. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was said to claim a fresh mandate for economic policies. Voting, which began early in the morning has been cast as a referendum on his "Abenomics" strategy to end deflation and generate growth but some voters were dubious about the need to have elections so soon after the last one. Abe returned to power for a rare second term as premier in 2012 pledging to reboot Japan's economy, plagued by deflation and an ageing, shrinking population. But hopes for his "Three Arrows" of hyper-easy monetary policy, government spending and reforms such as deregulation were tarnished after the economy slipped into recession in the third quarter following an April sales tax rise. Recent data suggest any rebound is fragile and people are not feeling any of the benefits. Dec 14, 2014

Politicos on PM Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat'

New Delhi, Dec 14 (ANI): Political leaders on Sunday reacted over the third edition of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Mann Ki Baat'. In an emotional appeal to the people of the country, Modi urged Indians to stay away from the menace of drug saying when a youngster gets into the habit of drugs, we consider them bad, but the truth is the drugs are bad not the youth. Modi sought to warn the nation's youth against the menace of drugs, saying 'darkness, destruction and devastation' are the 3Ds of drugs. Dec 14, 2014