IMF chief under investigation for negligence in graft case

IMF chief Christine Lagarde, one of the world's most powerful women, announces she had been placed under formal investigation for "negligence" over a multi-million-euro graft case relating to her time as French finance minister. Duration: 00:48 Aug 28, 2014

South African 'green' taxi rank unveiled

South Africa's first 'green' taxi rank was unveiled on Monday close to Cape Town. The facility generates its own electricity and harvests rainwater. Duration: 00:38 Aug 27, 2014

Wife of jailed Morsi aide pleads for Egypt action

The wife of an imprisoned former top Egyptian presidential aide is in Geneva this week seeking UN help to free her husband and end "horrific" rights abuses in the country. Duration: 00:41 Aug 27, 2014

Indo Pak Flag meeting was held on primary level, hope issues at border would be resolved soon: IG Ja

Jammu, Aug 27 (ANI): Inspector General of BSF Jammu frontier, Rakesh Sharma on Wednesday informed that the first flag meeting between India and Pakistan post the ceasefire violations was held to resolve the issues at border. He further added that the meeting was held on primary level and it was decided that more such meetings would be held in near future to ensure peace at the border. The border officers' talks took place a day after the Directors General of Military Operations (DGMOs) had talked over the hotline on ways to de-escalate tensions along the Line of Control and the International Border. The Directors General of Military Operations (DGMO) of India and Pakistan had concluded their talks on a positive note. Both the sides had then agreed to hold regular flag meetings to diffuse the tense situation along the Line of Control (LoC) and the International Border. Aug 27, 2014

Saradha Scam: Court extends CBI custody of Sandhir Agarwal

Kolkata, Aug 27 (ANI): The High Court in Kolkata has extended the CBI custody of city-based businessman Sandhir Aggarwal who was arrested for his alleged role in the Saradha chit fund scam. His lawyer said that they tried to get him out on bail but the Court extended his CBI custody till September 1. Agarwal is suspected to have acted as a middleman with SEBI and other regulatory bodies for Saradha Group Chief Sudipto Sen and shielded him from action, according to CBI sources. Aug 27, 2014

Uproar in Kashmir assembly over resolution seeking Indo Pak talks

Srinagar, Aug 27 (ANI): Opposition parties in Jammu and Kashmir created uproar in the state assembly on Wednesday over tabling of the resolution seeking Indo-Pak talks. Peace dialogue between India and Pakistan suffered a setback following Islamabad's decision to consult Kashmiri separatist leaders ahead of the foreign-secretary level talks between the two south Asian neighbours. President of Ruling Party of Kashmir, National Conference (NC), Devender Singh Rana, said that he was ashamed of the behaviour of certain political parties. India called off the bilateral dialogue with Pakistan, which was scheduled for August 25, after Islamabad's envoy Abdul Basit courted Kashmiri separatists ahead of the foreign secretary-level talks. Aug 27, 2014

After Sangeet Som, another riot accused Sadhvi Prachi demands security

New Delhi, Aug 27 (ANI): A day after BJP MLA and Muzaffarnagar riots accused Sangeet Som got Z+ Security, another riots accused BJP leader Sadhvi Prachi is demanding for security from the State government. Prachi said that she has been attacked several times and also receiving threat calls, thus, she demands for security from the government. She added that the State government is not serious even after her constant complaints to the police so she had no other option left than to approach the Home Ministry and demand for security. Sadhvi Prachi is also accused in the Muzaffarnagar riots which took place about a year ago. Aug 27, 2014

Delhi High Court restores former IPL Chief Lalit Modi's passport, supporters celebrate

New Delhi, Aug 27 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Wednesday restored former IPL Chief Lalit Modi's passport which was revoked in 2010 after his suspension. His lawyer said that it was a matter of great happiness and Modi will be back to India from England soon. He added that this achievement will bring a new turn in the events going on in BCCI. Aug 27, 2014

BSE closes points 117.34 up on August 27

New Delhi, August 27 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 117.34 points up to stand at 26,560.15. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 31.30 points up to stand at 7,936.05. BEL and HAVELLS were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 20.00% and 8.60% along with TORRENT POWER LTD. and JAIN IRRIGATION SYSTEMS LTD. with an increase of 6.96% and 6.03% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include UCO BANK and BHUSHAN STEEL LTD. with a decrease of 7.98% and 4.99% along with DLF and ADANIPORTS with a decrease of 4.33% and 3.32% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 132.99 points at 17,243.95 while the banking sector is up 90.87 points at 17,986.64 and the reality sector is down 24.69 points at 1,760.34. The Indian currency is up 0.05% at Rs 60.46 per dollar. Aug 27, 2014

Politicos react as report blames former UPA govt for coal scam

New Delhi/Lucknow, Aug 27 (ANI): A follow up report by Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India dealing with illegalities in coal scam got mixed reviews from politicians on Wednesday as it blamed the previous UPA government for tampering with the recommendations made by a screening committee in 2007 for allocation of coal blocks. Congress leader Manish Tewari said that for sixteen long years there were many Prime Ministers who allocated coal blocks, seeing that only a certain individual cannot be blamed. BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain said that Manmohan Singh's government will be accountable for the mistakes it has made for coming ten years as well. Meanwhile, Samajwadi Party leader, Naresh Agarwal, said that based on a decision taken by the Prime Minister one cannot classify him as the sole reason for the scam. Aug 27, 2014