Trial against war criminals will continue, says Bangladesh PM

Dhaka, Nov 16 (ANI): Prime minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, said that in spite of local and international pressure on her, trial against war criminals would continue and the victims would get justice. The Bangladesh Prime Minister said in spite of local and international pressure on her, trials against the war criminals would continue. Hasina blamed the leader of Bangladesh Nationalists Party, Begum Khaleda Zia, for supporting the Jamat-e-Islami and the war criminals. Nov 16, 2014

Ten Maoists surrender and six arrested in Chhattisgarh

Bijapur, Nov 16 (ANI): Ten Maoists surrendered while six were arrested by the paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh. Inspector General (IG), Bastar, SRP Kalluri, said that while ten Maoists had surrendered on their own, six others were arrested by the police. Among the ten Maoists who have surrendered, were a couple. The husband, Sampath, is the founder and commander of former Platoon 16 and worked for it for eight years. He is known to be an expert in making explosives and has also been involved in 27 serious crimes. On the other hand, his wife, Sarita has been involved in six serious crimes. Sarita said that ever since her marriage to Sampath, she had never led a peaceful life. The other Maoists who surrendered alleged that they were subjected to physical exploitation and torture, which eventually forced them to surrender before the police. Nov 16, 2014

Walnut prices shoot up after Kashmir floods

Srinagar, Nov 16 (ANI): The prices of walnuts in Jammu and Kashmir are increasing despite average production due to recent floods in the valley. The floods that left behind a trail of devastation in September this year killed hundreds and left thousands homeless. The rains affected the production as they filled the walnut fruit with water but it led to shortage of the dry fruit and now those involved in the business are expecting a good turnover. Even the walnut growers are anticipating rich profits after the prices have touched a new height in the markets. The walnuts from Kashmir are always in demand across the country and abroad because of its quality. Districts Anantnag and Ganderbal are very famous for the nut production. Nov 16, 2014

PM Modi meets German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Brisbane, Nov 16 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday met German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Brisbane. Merkel has stated that she looked forward to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to her nation, adding that the bilateral relations between New Delhi and Berlin were deepening, on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit meeting. On Saturday, Prime Minister Modi had a packed schedule besides, having a meeting with leaders from the BRICS, he had a one-on-one meeting with leaders from France, Canada and Saudi Arabia on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit. After attending the Summit in Brisbane, Prime Minister Modi is scheduled to travel to Sydney, where he will attend a community reception and address the Indian Diaspora. Prime Minister Modi will then travel to Canberra and address the special joint sitting of the Australian Parliament on November 18. He will also address a community event in Melbourne before travelling to Fiji. Nov 16, 2014

Afghan, Pakistan leaders pledge to end turbulent ties

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani makes his first official trip to neighboring Pakistan, seeking to improve ties crucial to his hopes of reviving Taliban peace talks as US troops end their 13-year war. Duration: 01:14 Nov 15, 2014

Will celebrate AAP's foundation day as Women Safety day: Kejriwal

New Delhi, Nov 15 (ANI): AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday while addressing a public meeting in Jantar Mantar said that Aam Aadmi Party's foundation day i.e. 26th November will be celebrated as 'Women Safety day'. He added that if AAP comes into power then e-rickshaws will be allowed to ply on the roads. He further said that AAP government will establish 20 new colleges in Delhi and will increase the number of seats present in the colleges. Kejriwal even promised to ensure that every student gets admission in a college in Delhi after passing from school. Nov 15, 2014

Modi to unveil Mahatma Gandhi statue in Brisbane

Brisbane, Nov 15 (ANI): Former honorary Indian consul in Brisbane, Parsram Punj said he is honoured to be participating in unveiling of a Mahatma Gandhi statue with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the city. Modi who is in Brisbane for the ninth G20 Summit is expected to unveil a statue of the Mahatma Gandhi in Brisbane's Roma Street Parkland. Punj said Modi had expressed his desire to commemorate Gandhi in the city during his visit to the honorary consul in 2001. He added that the family was the main donor for the statue; his son had even supplied the granite. Nov 15, 2014

Students Union Election in Meerut turns violent with gunshots and slogans

Meerut, Nov 15 (ANI): The Students Union election of a college in Meerut took a violent turn as rival groups clashed, raised provocative slogans and opened fire to the consternation of the city administration. Student leader of ABVP, Gaurav, alleged that members of the Samajwadi Party had full support from the local police as well as the administration. The college administration did not take action until the firing started. Meanwhile, student leader of Samajwadi Party, Atul, said that the ABVP was only interested in a confrontation. Nov 15, 2014

NCW Chairperson's remark on Bengaluru jail case draws flak

New Delhi, Nov 15 (ANI): NCW Chairperson Lalitha Kumaramangalam on Saturday refused to comment on reports that women inmates of a Karnataka prison were being pushed into forced sex and said that any action in the issue will be taken on Monday as her office is closed on Saturday and Sunday. AIDWA member Saba Farooqui said it is shameful that decision over rape case will be taken on working day. Social Activist Abha Singh said that the incident is a very serious offence and NCW should have taken immediate action. Former NCW Chairperson Mamta Sharma said that since Lalitha Kumaramangalam is associated with women organization, hence she should have given priority to the incidence. Nov 15, 2014

South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley visits Golden Temple in Amritsar

Amritsar, Nov 15 (ANI): Governor of US state of South Carolina, Nikki Haley who grew up as a Sikh, paid an emotional visit to holy Sikh shrine Golden Temple in Amritsar on Saturday. The holiest of Sikh shrines, Harmandar Sahib, popularly known as Golden Temple, is visited by devotees across India and the world. Haley was born as Nimrata Nikki Randhawa and was two-year-old when she last visited India. The daughter of immigrants from India, she was the first woman elected governor of South Carolina. She became so emotional on her visit that she could not hold back her tears. Haley is on a 10-day visit to India to attract investments in South Carolina and vice-versa. Nov 15, 2014

Farmers protest against unchanged prices of sugarcane in UP

Lucknow, Nov 15 (ANI): Farmers in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday burnt sugarcanes as they protested against the state government for keeping sugarcane state advised price (SAP) unchanged for third year in a row. The price decided by the government for the 2014-15 crushing season for the common variety of cane is at rupees 280 a quintal, for the early variety, rupees 290 a quintal and for rejected variety, rupees 275. The farmers said the government has further slashed the prices of sugarcanes, whereas they have been demanding price to be hiked to rupees 320-350 while the millers demanded the rollback of SAP to rupees 225 ($ 3.63) a quintal. Last year in December also farmers had staged protest on the same issue by blocking key routes, including the national highway and also brought several buses and a train to halt. Nov 15, 2014

Media Persons waiting for Kunal Ghosh Lathicharged at Kolkata Hospital

Kolkata, Nov 15 (ANI): Police lathicharged and manhandled media persons outside the SSKM hospital in Kolkata on Saturday while making way for Saradha scam accused Kunal Ghosh who was being taken to Bangur Institute of Neurology for medical tests, a day after he allegedly attempted to commit suicide inside the jail. Ghosh, had taken dozens of sleeping pills yesterday morning. In the last hearing when he was produced by the CBI in the court, Ghosh had threatened that he would be forced to commit suicide if the persons whom he had named in the Saradha scam case were not arrested by CBI. Ghosh was first arrested by West Bengal Police and later shifted to CBI custody after the central agency took charge of the probe. Nov 15, 2014