Paramilitary forces kill Maoist in 'red corridor' region

Gumla/ Visakhapatnam, Feb 26 (ANI): In a joint operation paramilitary forces and police killed a Maoist in "red rebel hotbed" of Gumla district in Jharkhand. Acting on a tip-off by sources, police launched a joint operation with Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and killed one Maoist in a fierce gunbattle. The area lies on the red corridor that is worst affected by Maoist violence. Meanwhile, in an another incident in port city of Vishakhapatnam, Maoists attacked a village and killed a headman of the area. Feb 26, 2014

Bombay HC questions on repeated paroles for Sanjay Dutt

Mumbai, Feb 26 (ANI): The Bombay high court questioned the parole extension for actor Sanjay Dutt. Lawyer Nikhil Chaudhary, who filed Public Interest Litigation (PIL) against parole granted to Dutt, clarified that the petition was not against the actor but he was addressing larger issues of equality. The court has also sought all papers based on which the paroles have been granted. The court also criticised the state government of Maharashtra for discriminating between Bollywood actor and other convicts. Dutt was sentenced to five years jail by the Supreme Court in 2013 for possession of illegal weapons in a case linked to the 1993 Mumbai bombings. Feb 26, 2014

TNA supporters protest against SC's stay on release of Rajiv Gandhi assassins

Chennai, Feb 26 (ANI): The supporters of Tamil National Alliance (TNA) took to streets in Chennai against Supreme Court's stay on release of three convicts in Rajiv Gandhi's assassination case. Police in Chennai detained few of the protesters, who were shouting anti-Congress slogans, to bring the situation under control. Members of the regional Tamil National Alliance (TNA) supported Jayalalithaa's decision of releasing the three convicts after the apex court commuted their death sentence to a life term. The government also filed a petition at the Supreme Court arguing that Jayalalithaa's government did not have the power to free the ethnic Tamil convicts. Feb 26, 2014

Kashmir: Army kills 7 militants, recovers arms and ammunition

Kupwara, Feb 26 (ANI): Indian Army recovered large quantities of arms and ammunition from seven militants who were killed during an encounter between the Indian Army and militants in forest area of Kashmir. Security has been beefed up as more militants are believed to be hiding in the forest area. Major General, General Officer Commanding (GOC) Kilo Force, SK Saini said that seven AK series weapons were recovered. On specific information, 18 Rashtriya Rifles and Special Operation Group of Jammu and Kashmir Police launched a cordon and search operation in Dardpora forests of Lolab, Saini added. Saini added that the documents recovered from the dead militants indicated that they belonged to Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). Feb 26, 2014

UN officials give update on dire situation in Syria

Senior United Nations officials gave updates on the humanitarian and refugee situation in Syria on Tuesday, warning that the conflict-torn country risks "losing a generation of its children." Duration: 01:15 Feb 26, 2014

Sensory sportswear on display at World Mobile Congress

At the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona, the world's biggest showcase of high-tech gadgetry, a French team has fitted the latest in heat and heart-rate sensors into the fabric of sports clothing to enhance performance. Duration: 00:42 Feb 26, 2014

Ugandan president signs anti-gay bill amid criticism

A Ugandan newspaper listed Tuesday 200 "top" homosexuals, a day after President Yoweri Museveni signed one of the world's toughest anti-gay laws. Swedish Finance Minister Anders Borg condemns the law's signature. Duration: 00:58 Feb 26, 2014

EU urges Russian support for Ukraine

The European Union's foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, called Tuesday for Russia to assist Ukraine as the ex-Soviet state struggles to resolve its worst crisis since independence. Duration: 01:07 Feb 25, 2014

CAR unrest leaves quarter of country displaced

The violence in Central African Republic has displaced nearly a quarter of the country's 4.6m inhabitants. AFP is shown the poor conditions of a camp for displaced people near the airport in Bangui. Duration: 00:40 Feb 25, 2014

Twenty years on, Hebron massacre haunts survivors

Twenty years on, the massacre of 29 Muslims by a Jewish extremist as they prayed in a West Bank mosque still haunts Mohammed Abu al-Halawa, a survivor who was left a paraplegic. Duration: 01:06 Feb 25, 2014

Blind residents in Somali camps receive provisions

Members of the African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM) have donated food to members of the blind community living in Siliga Amerikanka, Mogadishu, as part of a gesture to support those with disability. Duration: 00:51 Feb 25, 2014

Bihar Speaker has Maoist link: Lalu

Patna, Feb 25 (ANI): RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Tuesday said that Bihar Speaker Uday Narayan Chaudhary has a link with Maoists and has the support of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Feb 25, 2014