Champagne chef wins coveted three Michelin stars

A chef from France's Champagne region whose restaurant offers 600 of the sparkling wines was admitted Monday into the exclusive club of establishments with three Michelin stars. Duration: 01:02 Feb 25, 2014

Ugandan president signs tough anti-gay bill

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Monday signed a controversial law that will see homosexuals jailed for life, and dismissed warnings from key foreign allies and donors including the United States. Feb 25, 2014

Afghan army on high alert following Taliban attack

The Afghan National Army (ANA) were on high alert Monday near Kunar Province which borders Pakistan, following the Taliban's deadly attack on a border outpost on Sunday which left 21 soldiers dead and another 7 taken hostage. Duration: 00:33 Feb 25, 2014

Defiant Ugandan president signs tough anti-gay bill

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni on Monday signed a controversial law that will see homosexuals jailed for life, and dismissed warnings from key foreign allies and donors including the United States. Feb 24, 2014

Russia jails anti-Putin activists, detains 200 protesters

Russian police detained hundreds of protesters Monday outside a court that sentenced seven activists to prison terms of up to four years for demonstrations against Vladimir Putin's third presidential inauguration in 2012. Feb 24, 2014

Hazrat Syed Yaqoob Urs: Beauty & communal harmony entwined

Srinagar, Feb 24 (ANI): The Kashmir valley of northern India is not only known for its picturesque locations but is also known as the valley of the Sufis. Time and again many Sufi saints have come here to spread the message of peace and oneness. Harmony among various communities can be seen across the state. Today we take you to Sonawar in Srinagar where Urs of Hazrat Syed Yaqoob is celebrated with equal fervor and zeal by people belonging to all walks of life. Hazrat Syed Yaqoob Sahib spread a message of brotherhood and humanity. Legend has it that he blessed everyone who sought his blessings. And even today, people from all walks of life visit his shrine to pray and offer their homage. Feb 24, 2014

Jewellery making unit flourishing due to interfaith harmony

Bareilly, Feb 24 (ANI): Located in India’s Northern state of Uttar Pradesh, the city of Bareilly, is an amalgamation of different faiths and cultures. The city is known for its rich culture and profound heritage, which is a result of its great history. Despite being small the foundations of the city are set on big ideals. What makes this place distinct is the fact that people from Hindu and Muslim communities work together in a jewellery-manufacturing warehouse. Most of the workers have been working in the warehouse for many years. The workers not only work together but also spend time with each other as a family. Feb 24, 2014

Jayalalithaa to counter centre in SC over Rajiv Gandhi case

Chennai, Feb 24 (ANI): Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, on Monday said that the provincial government would oppose the review petition filed by the central government in Supreme Court over release of Rajiv Gandhi’s assassins. Central government filed a petition at the Supreme Court arguing that Jayalalithaa's government did not have the power to free the Tamil convicts. The court blocked the chief minister from releasing three of them until the case was resolved and scheduled a hearing for March 6. Meanwhile, speaking about the party’s agenda in the upcoming general elections, AIADMK Chief Jayalalithaa said policy of the party will be out soon. Feb 24, 2014

Rajendra Rathore listens to people's woes in Dholpur, asks officials to work for development

Rajasthan, Feb 24 (ANI): In order to bridge the gap between the state government and the comman man, Rajasthan Health minister Rajendra Rathore recently made a visit to villages of Dholpur district. He visited Kaimpur, Mahadpura, Chilpura, Samor, Gunpur, Basai Kare, Machriya, Tikatpura, Gopalpura and other interior villages. During his visit he listened to the grievances of the locals, instructed the officials and made all possible attempts to resolve them immediately. Under Nirmal gram yojana he instructed officials to give importance to the construction of toilets and provide maximum employment under MNREGA scheme. Feb 24, 2014