Britain to Probe into its Role in Operation Blue Star in India

The recently released letters indicating that Britain had a role to play in Operation Blue Star against Sikhs in 1984 has created a furore in United Kingdom and Delhi, pushing the British Prime Minister David Cameron to order for a probe. Jan 15, 2014

JD (U) on Mayawati's Savdhan Rally

New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): The JD (U) on Wednesday said that the insensitivity of the Samajwadi Party could benefit Mayawati, who is kick-starting her campaign for the 2014 general elections on her birthday today with the 'Savdhan Vishal Maha Rally'. Mayawati's birthday will not see the customary glitter and glamour this year. Jan 15, 2014

BJP launches website to collect funds online from supporters

New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): In a run-up to the upcoming national polls, the BJP on Tuesday launched a website to donate online funds for supporting party's campaign, aimed at making Narendra Modi as the next Prime Minister. The website that was launched at an event in New Delhi had been named as 'Modi for PM fund'. BJP chief, Rajnath Singh, said that the party had fixed up limits for the donations that the supporters could contribute via internet. Rajnath Singh kick-started the funds-raising campaign by donating1000 rupees. Meanwhile, another BJP leader, Piyush Goyal, said that the workers of the party would go door-to-door to support the campaign. Jan 15, 2014

UP Police ensure stern action against cops caught on camera baton charging women

Jaipur, Firozabad, Jan 15 (ANI): Police in Uttar Pradesh has ensured stern action against cops caught on camera kicking, slapping and baton charging women who were protesting on the national highway against the death of two persons in an accident. Police said that investigations were underway and the cops were suspended. The incident had sparked a sharp criticism of the state government of Uttar Pradesh and the state police who were seen ruthlessly beating women protesters in Firozabad district. Chairperson of National Commission for Women (NCW), Mamta Sharma said despite conducting of police sensitization programmes by the state government there has been no change which is unfortunate. Jan 15, 2014

Battle for 2014 polls between BJP and AAP: Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi, Jan 15 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said that the real battle for 2014 national polls was a contest between his Aam Aadmi Party and the BJP, rejecting the Congress as being "nowhere in picture". Kejriwal said the current scenario reflected that the Congress would be totally wiped off from the picture due to the corruption scams associated with its government of 15 years which has led to anti-incumbency, so people of the country have to choose what is best for good governance. Meanwhile, rubbishing the Aam Aadmi party's comment, senior Congress leader Rashid Alvi said AAP's win in Delhi elections does not guarantee its victory in national polls. Jan 15, 2014

Hate crimes against people of PoK, yet no redressal by authorities

Muzaffarabad, POK, January 15: Not too long ago PoK's resident Raja Munir's son was assassinated in Bagh, yet recently another innocent citizen of PoK has been targeted... a young boy from a small town of Khuiratta who went to Karachi for better education, and never returned home, who was killed by the hate mongers and religious zealots of Pakistan in the heart of business capital Karachi. Jan 15, 2014

Mexican army in deadly clash with vigilantes

Deadly clashes erupted when Mexican soldiers attempted to disarm civilian vigilantes who refuse to abandon an armed struggle against a drug cartel. Duration: 01:15 Jan 15, 2014

Kerry discusses Syria with Vatican before peace talks

The Vatican urged an unconditional ceasefire in Syria and the involvement of all regional players including Iran in peace talks starting next week, as US Secretary of State John Kerry visited the Holy See on Tuesday. Duration: 00:33 Jan 15, 2014

South Sudan opposition claims it has recaptured Malakal

Heavy fighting was reported in Malakal on Tuesday, state capital of oil-producing Upper Nile state, as rebel forces staged a fresh attack to seize the town, which has already changed hands twice since the conflict began. Duration: 00:36 Jan 15, 2014