Gaza's ruined homes offer little shelter from storm

Living by candlelight with no electricity and reliant on sandbags to stop their ruined homes flooding, Gazans who survived last year's war are now struggling with a brutal winter storm. Duration: 01:07 Jan 8, 2015

France observes minute of silence for attack victims

French President Francois Hollande led France in a minute of silence, broken only by church bells, in honour of the 12 people killed by jihadists at a magazine known for publishing cartoons deemed offensive to Islam. Duration: 01:04 Jan 8, 2015

Top Muslim body condemns deadly Paris attack

Al-Azhar University, Sunni Islam's most prestigious centre of learning, condemned the deadly attack on a Paris satirical newspaper, saying that "these acts have nothing to do with Islam." Duration: 00:49 Jan 8, 2015

Obama condemns 'terrible' attack on French newspaper

US President Barack Obama condemns the 'terrible' assault on a French satirical newspaper that left 12 dead Wednesday, and expresses his 'deepest sympathies' to the people of Paris for what he calls a 'terrorist attack'. Duration: 01:14 Jan 8, 2015

BJP chief pushes for strengthening of party in Telangana

Hyderabad, Jan 08 (ANI): BJP chief Amit Shah, on Thursday met party workers in Hyderabad and discussed ways to strengthen the organization in the newly-created Telangana state. Shah, who is on a two-day visit to Telangana, urged the people to join hands with the party for overall development of the state. Shah, considered the closest aide of Modi, hailed the National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Ayog, which recently replaced the 65-year-old Planning Commission. He noted that under the framework of the NITI Ayog, states can participate in the formulation of policies. Jan 8, 2015

Its 3-cornered contest in Delhi, Congress will perform better this time: Sheila Dikshit

New Delhi, Jan 08 (ANI): Talking about upcoming assembly polls in Delhi, Former Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Thursday said that it is a 3-cornered contest in the national capital and expressed confidence that Congress will perform better this time. She said that Congress is doing campaigning and the declared candidates are doing their work. However, on being asked about giving support to any party, Dikshit said that Congress would not support 'communal party' like BJP even as she avoided question on support to AAP. She said that last one year has not been good for Delhi and the people are realizing the same and are missing Congress government in the national capital. Jan 8, 2015

Agriculture fair begins in Tamil Nadu

Coimbatore, Jan 08 (ANI): A three-day-long agriculture fair showcasing latest farming techniques has begun in state agricultural university of Tamil Nadu. There are more than 300 stalls at the fair, displaying new crop varieties and latest innovations by agricultural research centers from across the four southern India states. The main attraction of the fair is a variety of guava fruit called the Thailand guava -- which weighs up to 60 grams and has less seeds -- developed by Tamil Nadu Agricultural University. The exhibition is aimed at introducing farmers to technologies like high density planting, precision farming, green house cultivation, farm mechanism, use of solar energy and integrated farm management for increased crop productivity. Jan 8, 2015

Explosion at kebab shop near mosque in France

A "criminal" explosion occurred early Thursday at a kebab shop near a mosque in the eastern French town of Villefranche-sur-Saone, officials said, but left no casualties. Duration: 01:19 Jan 8, 2015

Politicos demand action against Yakub Qureshi for announcing Rs 51 crore reward to Paris attackers

New Delhi, Jan 08 (ANI): Political leaders on Thursday demanded action against BSP leader Yakub Qureshi who yet again spewed outrageous comments by lauding the barbaric attack in Paris and has announced Rs 51 crore reward for the attackers. He said that anyone who disrespected the Prophet Mohammed deserved death and he was ready to give the Rs 51 crore to the attackers, if they were to ask for it. BJP leader Sambit Patra said that such statements are a disgrace to the nation and also demanded that the BSP expel the leader at the earliest. Shahnawaz Hussain also demanded action against Qureshi. AAP leader Sanjay Singh said that no religion allows killings and such statements should be condemned. JD (U) Chief Sharad Yadav also condemned the same. Jan 8, 2015

NDMC to distribute LED bulbs to its employees on Holi

New Delhi, Jan 08 (ANI): The New Delhi Municipal Council which faced criticism for spending over Rs.90 lakh to give away sweets to its employees on Holi last year has decided to distribute LED bulbs this year keeping with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for conservation of energy. NDMC chairperson Jalaj Shrivastava said that the council is also planning to halve the domestic energy consumption by the next financial year. Olympic medal winner Sushil Kumar and mountaineer Santosh Yadav will be the ambassadors in promoting the use of LED bulbs in the NDMC area. Jan 8, 2015