Acid attack perpetrators to be jailed for ten years, says Rajnath Singh

New Delhi, Feb 21 (ANI): Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said that the government will punish acid attack perpetrators with ten years imprisonment. Singh said the acid attack victims faced the worst mental and physical repercussions of the attack. He added that two new sections have been added to the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act 2013 to classify the crime as "heinous". Singh said the government was rattled by increasing incidents of acid attacks and promised all government help to the victims. Feb 21, 2015

Tibetans in exile in Dharamsala seek divine blessing on their new year

Dharamsala, Feb 21 (ANI): Tibetans living in-exile in Dharamsala visited a Buddhist temple to seek divine blessing on the second day of the three-day New Year, Losar. Year 2015 is regarded as the Female Wood Sheep year as per the lunar calendar. Traditionally, celebrations begin with Tsedor or Losar prayers to the official protecting deity Palden Lhamo. The devotees gathered at the Buddhist temple, Tsuglagkhang and prayed in front of statues of Lord Buddha. 'Losar' is also marked with ancient ceremonies that symbolise the struggle between good and evil. Hymns are chanted and fire torches passed through the crowds as monks play traditional drums and blow horns. The celebrations will conclude on Saturday (February 21). Feb 21, 2015

Burari Incident: AAP may move court if police doesn't take action

New Delhi, Feb 21 (ANI): In an update to Burari incident which took place last night; six AAP workers who had been detained were produced in the court. Lawyer Basant Singh said that police should take the due course of action against the charge of not filing an FIR in Burari police station. He added that if police does not resort to the legal procedure AAP may also move Court in the matter. According to AAP workers, police resorted to baton charge on AAP workers after supporters of a party MLA gathered outside the police station. Feb 21, 2015

Residents survey cyclone damage in Australia

The sky is clear Saturday as residents in this coastal Australian town survey damages from Cyclone Marcia. The storm tore apart homes and cut power to tens of thousands. There were no reports of Feb 21, 2015

PM's visit to Arunachal shouldn't create problem, he will visit again: Kiren Rijiju

New Delhi, Feb 21 (ANI): Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju, on Saturday said that China has always adopted a revolting attitude regarding Arunachal Pradesh. Talking about China raising questions on PM Narendra Modi's visit to Arunachal, Rijiju said that Arunachal is not a debatable territory it is India's part and PM can visit any part of the country. He added that there can be a dispute over a few metres of boundary but the entire state is not disputed. Feb 21, 2015

Amitabh Bachchan attends Tej Pratap Yadav's 'Tilak' ceremony

Saifai, Feb 21 (ANI): Bollywood veteran actor Amitabh Bachchan on Saturday attended the 'Tilak' ceremony of SP Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's Grand-Nephew Tej Pratap Yadav in Saifai village of Uttar Pradesh. Tej Pratap is marrying Raj Lakshmi, the youngest daughter of Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on February 26 in New Delhi. A staggering 1,00,000 invites have been sent out for the ceremony. Also flying down to Saifai today are a string of other Bollywood stars, singers, politicians, state and union cabinet ministers, chief ministers of other states and bureaucrats. Feb 21, 2015

Militant killed in encounter with Indian forces in Baramulla

Baramulla, Feb 21 (ANI): A fierce encounter is on in Kashmir's Baramullah district between security forces and militants on Saturday. The two militants, whose identity was unknown, were holed up in Rafiabad area of the district. Security forces have cordoned off the area and have launched the operation. Militants have been targeting security bases in Kashmir since 1990s, when there was a full-blown insurgency against Indian rule in a region over which India and Pakistan fought two of their three wars. Feb 21, 2015

Fire in Dubai high-rise

Hundreds of people are evacuated after one of the world's tallest residential buildings caught fire in Dubai early Saturday. In this amateur video, which Reuters can't independently verify, flames Feb 21, 2015

US Secretary of Defense in Kabul

New U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter arrived in Afghanistan on Saturday on his first trip since taking over the job this week, saying he wanted to talk to Afghan and American officials to ensure a " Feb 21, 2015