Iraqi forces retake critical city from jihadists

Iraqi security forces and pro-government fighters on Sunday retook areas from jihadists near the Iranian border in an operation that left 20 Kurdish troops dead, security officials said. Duration: 00:41 Nov 24, 2014

Kunal Ghosh says Mamata Banerjee biggest beneficiary in Saradha

Kolkata, Nov 25 (ANI): Suspended TMC MP Kunal Ghosh who has been arrested in the Saradha scam case accused West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee of being the biggest beneficiary in the scam. Ghosh, before being produced before the Sessions Court on Monday, said that Mamata is a coward and added that she should be made to sit before him and questioned with regard to the Saradha scam. Ghosh is an accused in the multi-crore Saradha scam case and was arrested in November 2013 by Bidhannagar Police. He was taken into custody by CBI in July after it started probing the scam on a Supreme Court order. Nov 24, 2014

SC slams ICC chairman N Srinivasan over IPL match fixing

New Delhi, Nov 24 (ANI): The Supreme Court has slammed International Cricket Council (ICC) Chairman N Srinivasan on Monday over corruption in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Twenty20 competition. The Court asked the suspended BCCI president N Srinivasan how he could own an IPL team while remaining head of the cricket establishment in the country. Meanwhile, head of the probe committee, retired Justice Mukul Mudgal, however, refused to comment on the matter. In March, Srinivasan, regarded as the world's most powerful cricket administrator, was called on by the apex court to leave his post at the BCCI to ensure a fair investigation into the IPL Scam. Srinivasan stood down in June. Nov 24, 2014

Veggie Diet Triumphs over Medicines in Beating Type 2 Diabetes

New Delhi, Nov 24 (ANI): Veggie diet is better than medicines when it comes to treating Type 2 diabetes, says a new study. According to the George Washington University researchers a healthy vegetable-based diet could notably boost blood sugar levels. Veggie and vegan diets are good for heart, hypertension, body weight, and plasma lipids, and also provide nutritional advantages in comparison with omnivorous diets. According to the study everyone should not adopt a vegetarian or vegan diet but increasing intake of fruit, vegetables, whole grains and pulses and eating less saturated fat do have its benefits. People are recommended to maintain a healthy weight through balanced eating which contains all the food groups and was low in -saturated fat, and physical activity. Nov 24, 2014

EAM Sushma Swaraj speaks about expectations from SAARC summit

Kathmandu, Nov 24 (ANI): External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday said that India is always interested in having talks with the SAARC nations. The preparations for the 18th SAARC summit are in full swing in Nepal as the authorities have heightened the security for the two-day event where leaders from eight nations will meet and discuss the core issues of importance. Leaders from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Nepal, India and Pakistan would meet in Kathmandu for two days for the plenary session from November 26 for the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). Nov 24, 2014

Police bomb disposal squad defuses bomb found from train

Kamrup, Nov 25 (ANI): A powerful bomb, weighing more than seven kg, was recovered from a train compartment in Assam's Kamrup (Rural) district on Monday, police said. Security personnel on duty in Up Lumding-Kamakhya Intercity Express spotted a plastic bag covered with a towel and wires sticking out in front of the compartment toilet near Kendukona Railway station under Rangiya sub-division. They immediately informed Kendukona station master and the train was halted there. The passengers were asked to disembark for checking the train thoroughly and senior police, civil and railway officials along with a dog squad of the Assam Police rushed to the spot and removed the bomb. Nov 24, 2014

US police shoot dead boy, 12, holding toy gun

Residents express their anger in Cleveland after police shot and killed a 12-year-old African American boy waving around what turned out to be a toy gun at a playground. Duration: 00:44 Nov 24, 2014

Politicos offer last respect to Congress veteran Murli Deora

Mumbai, Nov 24 (ANI): Politicos from various political parties offered their last respect to former union minister and senior Congress leader Murli Deora on Monday at the party office. The 77-year-old Congress leader was suffering from cancer. He breathed his last at 3.25 a.m. in Mumbai. He is survived by his wife and two sons. Several leaders including President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Sonia Gandhi have condoled the demise of the Congress veteran. Deora held several important positions during his decades-long political career. During the UPA-1 regime, Deora was the Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas. The Congress veteran had also served as the Mumbai Congress president for 22 years. He became Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology in July 2011. Nov 24, 2014