Process to remove AK Ganguly from WBHRC initiated, he should resign himself: TMC

New Delhi, Dec 24 (ANI): After the law intern allegedly harassed by Former Supreme Court Judge AK Ganguly out-rightly hit back at his claim of innocence, TMC leader Saugata Roy said that though the process to remove him from WBHRC has been inititated, Ganguly should resign on moral grounds. He said that Ganguly's letter to the Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam denying all charges against him is meaningless and the party is not taking the same seriously. Dec 24, 2013

Resolving diplomatic crisis with US top priority: Khurshid

New Delhi, Dec 24 (ANI): In the wake of diplomatic spat over the arrest of Devyani Kohobragade in New York, Indian Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid said that the government's priority is to resolve the crisis with the US. Speaking to a reporter, Khurshid refused to give a timeframe as to when the spat would be resolved. Even as the US remains reluctant to drop visa fraud charges against Kohobragade, the Indian diplomat on Monday got accreditation from the UN in her current posting at India's permanent mission paving the way for full immunity after acknowledgement from the state department. Dec 24, 2013

Rahul Gandhi meets minority representatives ahead of LS polls

New Delhi, Dec 24 (ANI): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi interacted with over 200 representatives from different minority communities, where he stressed on the need to instill a sense of security and fearlessness among all sections of society. Gandhi had earlier met the representatives of tribal, Dalits and OBC (Other Backward Class) on December 13. Speaking of the lack of leadership, Gandhi said there should be representatives from minority groups to present their issues in the state assemblies and the Lok Sabha. Dec 24, 2013

Mulayam Singh Yadav takes jibe at Congress

Lucknow, Dec 24 (ANI): Samajwadi party (SP) President Mulayam Singh Yadav took a jibe at the Congress party over the Lokpal Bill, which he claims would lead to anarchy and was passed just to divert the attention of the voters ahead of the upcoming general elections. The Congress party, which suffered a big loss in assembly elections in four key states, and was faced with allegations of pervasive culture of corruption rushed through the Lokpal Bill in the parliament. Yadav dismissed all accusations of neglect towards the Muzaffarnagar riot victims living in the relief camps. Dec 24, 2013

German troops in Afghanistan take part in exercise

German soldiers take part in an exercise at Camp Marmal in Mazar-e-Sharif. About 3,000 German troops are deployed in Afghanistan, where the country is the lead nation in the relatively peaceful northern region. Duration: 00:57 Dec 24, 2013

Jailed Pussy Riot members are released under amnesty

Russia on Monday released the two jailed members of anti-Kremlin punk band Pussy Riot whose imprisonment prompted a wave of global outrage, with both women immediately vowing to fight injustice in Russian prisons. Duration: 01:06 Dec 24, 2013

African troops fire on C.Africa protesters, one dead

African Union troops Monday fired on demonstrators protesting against the president of the strife-torn Central African Republic, killing at least one person, according to AFP reporters on the scene. Duration: 00:58 Dec 24, 2013

Italian PM says his govt has brought 'a stability dividend'

Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta admitted Monday his country was suffering from "social fatigue" but said his government had brought "a stability dividend" worth billions of euros due to lower borrowing costs. Duration: 00:39 Dec 23, 2013

Russia frees Pussy Riot punks from prison

Russia on Monday freed both jailed members of anti-Kremlin punk band Pussy Riot whose imprisonment prompted a wave of global outrage, but one immediately denounced her release as a "PR stunt". Duration: 00:35 Dec 23, 2013

Devastating church bombing haunts Christmas in Pakistan

For Pakistani Christians in Peshawar, Christmas this year will be dominated by memories of the eighty-two people who were killed when a double suicide attack targeted their place of worship three months ago. Duration: 01:19 Dec 23, 2013

Thai protesters step up campaign to disrupt elections

Thai opposition protesters try to block candidate registrations for the upcoming elections as part of their efforts to banish Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra and her family from politics. Duration: 00:49 Dec 23, 2013