India, Pakistan foreign secretaries meet in Islamabad

Islamabad, March 03 (ANI): Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar met with his Pakistani counterpart Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhury on Friday in Islamabad, seven months after India had cancelled Foreign Secretary-level talks. Jaishankar, who is on a visit to SAARC capitals, will also call on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, and his foreign affairs advisors Sartaj Aziz and Tariq Fatemi during the day. The foreign secretaries of both countries spoke about "resolving outstanding issues through peaceful dialogue." Mar 3, 2015

Hit-and-run case: Salman Khan exempted from submitting driving licence

Mumbai, March 03 (ANI): A sessions court on Tuesday rejected the prosecution plea asking actor Salman Khan to produce driving licence in the infamous hit-and-run case. Earlier, a Regional Transport officer had deposed in court, saying that Khan did not possess a driving licence when his car met with an accident in 2002. Khan is accused of culpable homicide not amounting to murder in the hit-and-run case, a charge that carries a maximum penalty of ten years in prison. Mar 3, 2015

Reactions pour in as Delhi Gang rape convict blames victim for fatal assault

New Delhi, March 03 (ANI): Reactions pour in on Tuesday as Delhi gang rape convict, Mukesh Singh blamed the victim for the fatal assault on her. In an interview from jail, Mukesh Singh who was sentenced to death on September 2013 has said, "A girl is far more responsible for rape than a boy." He also said that women who went out at night are to blame themselves if they drew attention from molesters or rapists. Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia questioned the media on the very necessity or reason of interviewing a convict. BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi said that this clearly shows the mentality of the convict and proves that the decision taken by the court against him was right. Congress leader Shobha Oza said that such people should be given harsh punishments. DCW Chairperson Barkha Shukla said that it is sad and regrettable and that such person should be punished as soon as possible. Mar 3, 2015

Forensic holodeck creates 3D crime scenes

It's not a computer game, but a 3D scan of a real-life Swiss crime scene. An Oculus Rift headset and optical tracker allows users to see inside the scene of this shooting, from infinite angles. A 3D Mar 3, 2015

Japanese Aoshima island overrun by cats

Aoshima Island is a dwindling fishing community of elderly people who live mainly off retirement benefits. The official population is 22 but there are more than 120 cats living and running wild over the tiny island, giving it the nickname Cat Island. Mar 3, 2015

World's largest and tallest Indian flag unfurled in Faridabad

Faridabad, Mar 3 (ANI): The largest and tallest Indian national flag was unfurled on Tuesday by BJP President Amit Shah at Town Park in Faridabad. Along with Shah, Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar and Bollywood Actor Ranbir Kapoor were also present on the occasion. Ministers of the state cabinet were also in attendance. The venue gave a brilliant patriotic feeling as the place echoed the sound of 'Vande Mataram' with the release of tricolored balloons amidst the unfurling of the national flag. Shah, meanwhile, congratulated the 'Nav Chetna Trust' for organizing the event. The flag weighs 48 kilograms and has a 96 feet by 64 feet dimension. It was hoisted at a height of 250 feet (75 meters), making it the largest and the highest hoisted Indian flag in the world. Another such flag is located at the Central Park in the heart of New Delhi. Mar 3, 2015

Obama: US-Israel bond ‘unbreakable’

US President Barack Obama said on 2 March that the US-Israel bond is “unbreakable”, even after the President admitted that the two nations had a “substantial disagreement” on how to prevent Iran from making nuclear weapons. Mar 3, 2015

Politicos and Activist voice against 'VVIP culture' after ML Khattar's convoy ran over pedestrian in

New Delhi, March 03 (ANI): Political leaders on Tuesday voiced against 'VVIP culture' in different states after Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar's convoy ran over a pedestrian in Karnal district. BJP leader GVL Narasimha Rao said that Khattar is a simple man adding that the chief minister and other ministers should see that they avoid such arrangements. Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that political leaders consider themselves to be Gods after coming to power and they should avoid the same. AAP leader Ashutosh also condemned the very culture of using such facilities. NCP leader Tariq Anwar and DCW Chairperson Barkha Shukla also slammed the 'VVIP culture' and said that the political leaders should join with the people and that the leaders are foe the service of the citizens. Mar 3, 2015

India condemns racial discrimination against Sikh boy in US, calls for action

New Delhi, March 03 (ANI): India on Tuesday condemned racial attack against a Sikh boy in the US state of Georgia and called for action by the government of India as well as the US over the same. A young Sikh boy in US has been called a "terrorist" by a group of school children, with the video of the abuse now going viral on the Internet. In the video posted on Inquisitr, the bespectacled Sikh boy is seen sitting in what appears to be a school bus and is surrounded by students. The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) President, Manjit Singh GK condemned the incident and said that a survey says that 60 per cent of Americans doesn't know who Sikhs are, 48 percent of Americans think Sikhs are Arabs or Afghans. Singh further appealed to the Government of India to hold talks with the American Government over awareness about Sikhs. Meanwhile, other political leaders also slammed the racial discrimination in world’s oldest democratic country. Mar 3, 2015