Nobel peace laureates gather for summit

Former winners of the Nobel Prize for Peace, including the Dalai Lama and Iranian lawyer Shirin Ebadi, take part in the opening ceremony of the 14th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Rome. Duration: 00:31 Dec 12, 2014

Dozens dead in double bombing in Nigeria's Jos city

A double bomb attack that killed 31 people in a crowded market in the central Nigerian city of Jos was likely to have been carried out by Boko Haram, the state government said on Friday. Duration: 00:47 Dec 12, 2014

Saradha scam: CBI arrests Madan Mitra, politicos react

New Delhi, Dec 12 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday arrested West Bengal State Transport Minister and Trinamool Congress leader Madan Mitra after questioning him for his alleged role in the multi-crore rupee Saradha chit fund scam case. Reacting over this CPI (M) leader Ritabrata Banerjee said that this should have happened earlier. Meanwhile, the BJP demanded West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's resignation and said that the links of Saradha scam are reaching towards the top leaders of TMC. Dec 12, 2014

Fadnavis orders probe in irrigation scam in Maharashtra

Nagpur/ Amritsar, Dec 12 (ANI): The Maharashtra government on Friday ordered a probe into the multi-million irrigation scam by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB). Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis justified his government's decision to order the probe. Fadnavis' Bharatiya Janata Party had made it an election issue early this year when the state went to polls. Senior NCP leader Ajit Pawar said the BJP government was resorting to witch-hunting against opposition leaders after coming to power. Meanwhile, the Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) chief, Manikrao Thakre, welcomed the probe. Dec 12, 2014

Ramdev welcomes UN's decision to celebrate Yoga Day, calls it PM Modi's victory

Haridwar, Dec 12 (ANI): Yoga Guru Ramdev on Friday hailed UN's decision to celebrate June 21 as International Day of Yoga and said India was always recognized for its Yoga. The United Nations declared June 21 to be celebrated as International Day of Yoga, a demand put forward by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his address to the United Nations early this year. The 193-member UN General Assembly approved by consensus a resolution establishing a day to commemorate the ancient practice. Modi tweeted after the decision by the UN that "Am seeing tremendous enthusiasm among all of you after the @UN declared 21st June as 'International Day of Yoga.' It is very gladdening." Dec 12, 2014

Japan voters ready unenthusiastic yes to PM Abe

Japan will hold a general election this weekend that looks likely to return Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to power and might even give him the momentum to press ahead with badly-needed structural changes, despite an expectedly low turnout. Duration: 4:05 Dec 12, 2014

Cab drivers protest in capital, seek revoke on cab companies' ban

New Delhi, Dec 12 (ANI): Hundreds of cab drivers on Friday (December 12) held a protest in New Delhi, demanding the Central government to revoke the ban imposed on a few cab companies, which they said was affecting their business. The Central government has requested that all state governments ban Uber and all other unregistered, web-based taxi companies from operating due to passenger safety concerns after one of the Uber Company's drivers was arrested for allegedly raping a young female passenger. Shouting slogans, the protesting cab drivers demanded the government to revoke its earlier order of ban on some cab companies. Dec 12, 2014

Police constable injured in attack by juveniles in Meerut succumbs to injuries

Meerut, Dec 12 (ANI): A police constable who was injured in an attack by a group of inmates of a juvenile justice home succumbed to his injuries on Friday (December 12) in Meerut city of Uttar Pradesh. A group of 16 juvenile justice home inmates attacked the police personnel when they were being brought back to Meerut from Bulandshahr after their court appearance on Thursday. According to police, the juveniles were passing lewd comments on women and when the policemen objected, the boys attacked them. Senior Superintendent of Police, Meerut, Onkar Singh, said the policemen were battered by cricket bats. Additional force has been rushed to the spot and police personnel have been positioned outside the juvenile home. Dec 12, 2014

Elaborate security for PM Modis rally in Kashmir

Rajouri, Dec 12 (ANI): Security forces made elaborate arrangement on Friday (December 12) for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s election rally in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of recent militant attacks. The armed security personnel sensitised the nearby mountainous region as well as the rally venue to prevent any untoward incident. Modi will address an election rally in Rajouri district to seek votes for Bharatiya Janata Party in the fourth phase of polls. The polling will end on December 20 and the results will be declared on December 23. Dec 12, 2014