MN Reddi takes charge as Bangalore Commissioner

Bangalore, July 22 (ANI): With furore over the rape of a 6-year old girl still on, MN Reddi took charge as the Commissioner of Bangalore. The case took a toll on the previous commissioner Raghavendra H Auradkar and additional commissioner of police (law and order) Kamal Pant who were transferred on Monday. The officials are replaced by Reddi and IGP (grievances and human rights) Alok Kumar respectively. Reddi maintained that the security of women is priority and that their problems will be addressed systematically. Jul 22, 2014

Dalai Lama in Dharamsala terms Israel-Gaza violence unthinkable, sad

Dharamsala, July 22 (ANI): Tibetan spiritual leader, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, has said that the ongoing crisis in Israel and Gaza is very sad and totally opposite to what their religion promotes. Israeli forces killed 10 Palestinian militants who slipped across the border from Gaza through hidden tunnels on Monday, the military said, as the death toll from the two-week conflict passed 500 amid growing international calls for an end. Non-stop attacks lifted the Palestinian death toll to 496, including almost 100 children, since fighting started on July 08. Israel says 18 of its soldiers have also died along with two civilians. While addressing mediapersons at Kangra domestic airport in Dharamsala in Himachal Pradesh, Dalai Lama said he did not expect such sort of violence and misbehavior from people who claim to have faith in religious principles. Jul 22, 2014

Assam Students Union protest infiltration of Bangladeshis in state

Guwahati, July 22 (ANI): Various activist groups, including tribal organisations and All Assam Students Union (AASU) staged a protest in Assam against the state government for its inability to stop Bangladeshis infiltrate into the state. The proposal sent by Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi___s cabinet to the central government to accommodate Bangladeshis on humanity grounds has not been welcomed by the people of the state. Last week, the state cabinet passed a proposal to grant Indian citizenship to refugees who fled Bangladesh to avoid religious persecution and entered the country after 1971. However, on earlier occasions, Assam government has fought ruling BJP___s ideology to consider Hindu Bangladeshis as refugees coming to India under hard conditions. Jul 22, 2014

Wife defends husband accused of child_s sexual assault in Bangalore

Bangalore, July 22 (ANI): Wife of accused in sexual assault case of a six-year-old girl in Bangalore has defended her husband. Public anger erupted after two staff members raped a girl on the school premises. Skating instructor of the public school, Mustafa, was arrested on Sunday by the city police. However, Mustafa_s wife, Ayesha Siddiqua, said watching malicious content on laptop does not guarantee that he has done something wrong. Meanwhile, victim_s father, Kiran Reddy, met state education minister Kimmane Ratnakar, who assured him of safer environment in schools. The crime took place on July 02 in a school campus during class hours, which led to city-wide protests. Jul 22, 2014

Train with MH17 victims to only leave under OSCE control

In total, 282 bodies of victims of the crash of the MH17 flight have been found, but the train where they have been stored will only leave with international experts aboard, according to a separatist chief. Duration: 00:46 Jul 22, 2014

Indonesia: Bill Clinton visits area hit by 2004 tsunami

Former US president Bill Clinton visited Banda Aceh, Indonesia, where close to 130.000 people died in the December 2004 Tsunami that ravaged southeast Asia. Clinton is on Asian tour that already took him to India and Vietnam. Duration: 00:34 Jul 22, 2014