Japanese tourist rape case: Main accused surrenders before Police

Jaipur, Feb 13 (ANI): The main accused in the Japanese tourist rape case admitted his crime and surrendered himself to the police in Jaipur on Friday. Inspector General of Police, Jaipur (Rural) DC Jain said that the main accused admitted his crime in front of the police. The 20-year-old Japanese girl was allegedly raped by the accussed at a deserted place near Dudu on the night of January 8. Feb 13, 2015

At least 19 killed in attack on Shi'ite mosque in Pakistan

Peshawar, Feb 13 (ANI): At least 19 people were killed on Friday in the Pakistani city of Peshawar in a series of explosions targeting a Shi'ite mosque. According to media reports, a group of armed men broke into the mosque, where people were attending Friday prayers, and opened fire, following which three explosions were heard inside the building. The wounded were rushed to the nearby hospital after the incident. The Pakistani Taliban who are fighting against the state to set up a hardline Sunni theocracy in Pakistan, claimed responsibility. Peshawar's Hayatabad Medical Complex said at least 19 people had been killed. Feb 13, 2015

Wreath laying ceremony of Lt Col Rajesh Gulati who lost his life in helicopter crash in Bandipora he

New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): A wreath laying ceremony for Lieutenant Colonel Rajesh Gulati who lost his life in a helicopter crash in Bandipora was held in New Delhi on Friday. Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag laid floral wreath and paid his last respects to Lt Col Gulati. Suhag also extended his condolences to the family of the late officer. Two officers were killed as an Advanced Light Helicopter (ALH) Dhruv of Army Aviation crashed in a forest in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday evening. The chopper, which was on a night flying training mission, crashed within about an hour after taking off from Manasbal base. Feb 13, 2015

Trial of Bangladesh war criminals needs to speed up, says analyst

Dhaka, Feb 13 (ANI): Analyst Mesbah Kamal on Friday (February 13) expressed concerns about the pace of trial of 1971 war criminals, especially in the present scenario when the country is reeling under political unrest. Kamal opined that the President's power of clemency should not be applicable in cases of war criminals. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina set up the tribunal in 2010 to investigate abuses during the 1971 conflict, but critics say she is using it as a political weapon against the two biggest opposition parties, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party and Jamaat-e-Islami. The tribunal has been criticized by rights groups for failing to adhere to international standards. Human Rights Watch said lawyers, witnesses and investigators reported they had been threatened. The government dismissed that criticism. More than 200 people have been killed in violent protests against the tribunal and its decisions, most of them Islamist party activists and members of the security forces. Feb 13, 2015

'Stop in name of the Great Barrier Reef'

ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION ==RESENDING WITH UPDATED INTRO== Hundreds of people took part in a Global Divestment Day protest in Sydney on Friday (February 13) and serenaded an appeal to the Feb 13, 2015

Lovers print 3D objects for Valentine's Day

A cafe in Tokyo looks to provide a very personalised Valentine's Day gift, in the form of a plastic 3D printed coffee cup lid that's based on a 3D scan of your own head. Duration: 01:21 Feb 13, 2015

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena to arrive in New Delhi on Feb 15: MEA

New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin on Friday said that Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena will be arriving in New Delhi on the evening of February 15. He added that after the Sri Lankan President's visit their will be substantive talks and signing of pacts between the two India and Sri Lanka. He further said that issues related to reconciliation and reconstruction will be discussed with Sri Lanka. Feb 13, 2015

'After Earth' failure was valuable lesson in his career, says Will Smith

New Delhi, Feb 13 (ANI): Will Smith, who was left devastated after his movie 'After Earth' bombed at the box-office, said that the movie's failure was a valuable lesson and the most painful failure in his career. He asserted that his flick 'Wild Wild West' was less painful than 'After Earth' because his son Jaden was involved and he led him into it, a web portal reported. He continued that he got the box-office numbers and he was devastated for about 24 minutes, and then he found out that his father had cancer and then he went right downstairs and got on the treadmill for about 90 minutes. He further added that only love was going to fill that hole and one can't win enough, one can't have enough money, one can't succeed enough. Feb 13, 2015

Bihar Crisis: JD (U) is divided into JD (U)-Manjhi and JD (U)-Nitish, says Sushil Kumar Modi

Patna, Feb 13 (ANI): BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Friday said that JD (U) has been divided into JD (U)-Manjhi and JD (U)-Nitish. Modi added that the allegations made by Bihar's former Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his allies may be from a political prism but does not bode well for parliamentary democracy. JD-U has claimed support of 130 legislators, more than the half-way mark of the strength of the House, which is 243. JD-U has blamed its erstwhile partner, BJP, for the political uncertainty in the state, a charge the latter denies. Feb 13, 2015