Bluefin tuna nets $37,000 in Tokyo new year auction

A giant bluefin tuna sells for more than $37,000 in the first auction of the year at a Tokyo fish market, as Japan faces growing pressure to cut back on consumption of the threatened fish. Duration: 00:54 Jan 5, 2015

Justice on two wheels in the heart of London

Dozens of British cyclists have found a new raison d'etre: to travel the land recording reckless drivers with helmet-mounted cameras and passing the evidence onto police. Duration: 02:23 Jan 5, 2015

Punjabis are not drug addicts but producers of wheat and rice: Sukhbir Badal

Atari, Jan 05 (ANI): Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said on Monday that Punjabis should not be projected as drug addicts as they are the producers of wheat and rice. He said that Punjab is the transit state from where drugs are filtered in India and the state government takes all steps to catch hold of all those guilty. Badal added that the states like Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh, where which drugs are openly sold in shops are not highlighted by media. He further appealed to the media not to project the citizens and youth of Punjab as drug addicts. Jan 5, 2015

Akali Dal holds dharna at Attari Border against drug smuggling

Attari/Amritsar, Jan 05 (ANI): The Shiromani Akali Dal held a protest near the Attari international border on Monday to pitch for "greater vigilance along the border with Pakistan" to stop the flow of narcotics into the state. The Punjab government is fighting allegations of rampant drug use and trade in Punjab especially after Enforcement Directorate (ED) questioned Revenue Minister Bikram Majithia in the drug racket. The SAD government is now trying to shift blame to the BSF. Two-hour-long sit-ins will also be held near Hussainiwala and Sadqi check points in Amritsar, Ferozepur and Fazilka border districts respectively. Meanwhie, Congress held protest against Shiromani Akali Dal in Amritsar. Jan 5, 2015

Hollywood star Richard Gere meets PM Narendra Modi

New Delhi, Jan 05 (ANI): Hollywood star Richard Gere met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his office in New Delhi on Monday. Gere gifted Modi a bunch of flowers and a Tibetan khata or scarf. Gere, who is the chairman of Gere Foundation and Global Envoy of International Buddhist Confederation, is a frequent visitor to India. The actor had last year shot for his film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2 in Udaipur. Jan 5, 2015

BJP delegation meets PDP leaders to discuss JandK govt formation

New Delhi, Jan 05 (ANI): A delegation of BJP leaders headed by party President Amit Shah on Monday met PDP leaders to discuss government formation in Jammu and Kashmir. BJP leader Ram Madhav said that BJP has received majority in Jammu region while PDP has received majority in Kashmir region so these two parties should together decide upon forming government in the border state. Madhav also said that the suggestion was to take forward talks with PDP. Jan 5, 2015

PM Narendra Modi launches National Programme for LED bulb distribution

New Delhi, Jan 05 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday described the LED bulb as a 'Prakash Path - way to light' as he launched a scheme for LED bulb distribution under the domestic efficient lighting programme in Delhi and a national programme for LED-based home and street lighting. Prime Minister Modi also symbolically replaced one bulb in South Block, with an LED bulb. Replacement of all bulbs in South Block with LED bulbs will enable savings of 7,000 units of energy each month. The prime minister called for making energy conservation through the spread of LED bulbs, a people's movement. Jan 5, 2015

Youth hurls shoe at Manjhi during Janata Darbar, detained

Patna, Jan 05 (ANI): A youth hurled shoe at Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Monday while the leader was addressing people at the Janata Darbar in Patna. However, the shoe did not hit Manjhi. According to the reports, the youth is a resident of Chhapra region. The agitated youth repeatedly said that Manjhi's 'janata durbar' is a farce. The youth has been detained by the Patna Police and is being interrogated. CM Jitan Ram Manjhi every week holds 'Janata Darbar' outside his residence where the he meets common man and listens to their grievances. Jan 5, 2015