Vaiko's MDMK Breaks up with BJP-led NDA

The Dravidian party left NDA to protest against the BJP-led government's stand on Sri Lanka and Tamil Nadu's water row with Kerala and Karnataka. Dec 8, 2014

Millions hunker down in Philippine capital ahead of storm

Millions of people in the Philippine capital hunkered down on Monday as a major storm churned towards the megacity, after claiming at least 23 lives while ripping apart homes in remote island communities. Duration: 00:44 Dec 8, 2014

EU to press Turkey for help in anti-IS fight

New European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini meets Turkish leaders Monday for talks expected to focus partly on the war against the Islamic State insurgency in neighbouring Syria. Duration: 00:43 Dec 8, 2014

BJP made things worse, MDMK took unanimous decision of quitting NDA: Vaiko

Chennai, Dec 08 (ANI): MDMK Chief Vaiko said on Monday that its party took the decision of quitting NDA unanimously after the BJP made bad things worse by expressing friendship with Sri Lanka. He also complained that the Central government also did not solve the water issue between Tamil Nadu and Kerala regarding Mullaperriyar Dam. Dec 8, 2014

Uber Rape case: Transport Dept takes action after driver sent to 3-day police custody

New Delhi, Dec 08 (ANI): In the recent development of Uber cab rape case, the driver has been sent to three-day police custody. The Transport Department has also taken strict action in the case by cancelling the driver’s license and taking action against the particular cab service. Special Commissioner in Transport Department, Kuldeep Singh Ganger, said vehicle’s registration has been cancelled and added that Uber cab service has been banned in Delhi. Dec 8, 2014

Chief of Kazakhstan Armed Forces receives Guard of Honour in New Delhi

New Delhi, Dec 08 (ANI): Chief of armed forces of Kazakhstan, Colonel General Zhasuzakov Saken Adilkhanovich, who is on a six-day visit to India, received guard of honour in New Delhi on Monday. Adilkhanovich, who arrived in India on Sunday, was received by India's Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha before the ceremony. As per Indian embassy, inter-governmental commission was formed between India-Kazakhstan in 1992 and has been instrumental in developing bilateral trade, economic, scientific, technological, industrial and cultural cooperation. Kazakhstan also cooperates with India in the field of counter terrorism. Dec 8, 2014

Amazing range of contemporary work at art exhibition in Tamil Nadu enthrals visitors

Coimbatore, Dec 08 (ANI): A three-day exhibition on contemporary work displaying a vast range of artistic practice left visitors spellbound in Tamil Nadu. The exhibition is unique as it displays more than 100 exhibits of nearly 60 talents from across the country. The organiser of the exhibition, Geetha Mehra, said that the exhibition covers a wide range of art works. The exhibition displays mesmerising work on various objects including paper, wood, bronze, plastics, broken glass and mud. The work of Valay Shinde, in particular was widely appreciated. Shinde's work was a tribute to those people who help society function smoothly but receive no recognition. Visitors flocking to the exhibition were amazed at the range of the different mediums on display. The three- day exhibition culminates on December 08. Dec 8, 2014

Sonia Gandhi directs Congress workers not to celebrate her birthday in wake of terror attacks

New Delhi, Dec 08 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi has given directions to all party workers not to celebrate her birthday in wake of terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir and Chhattisgarh. Gandhi, who will turn 68 on Dec 09, is deeply affected by various militant and Naxal attacks which is why she chose not to celebrate the day. Nearly 11 soldiers were martyred in a militant attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Uri sector last week and at least 14 CRPF soldiers lost their lives in Chhattisgarh naxal attack. Dec 8, 2014