MEA on India- Pak cross-border trade halt

New Delhi, Jan 22 (ANI): MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin on Wednesday said that the acting High Commissioner of Pakistan was summoned by MEA in connection with the recent stoppage of trans-LOC trade and travel. Akbaruddin said that officials are working towards resolving the matter through diplomatic channels. Jan 22, 2014

AAP Dharna: Delhi Police register FIR against protestors

New Delhi, Jan 22 (ANI): The Delhi Police have registered an FIR against the Aam Aadmi Party protesters who staged a 33-hour demonstration near Rail Bhavan in New Delhi. The protest was led by Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, who on Tuesday called it off after the two SHOs of Malviya Nagar and Pahar Ganj proceeded on leave. Kejriwal and AAP members launched the sit-in protest on January 20 after the central government rejected their demand to suspend police officers for dereliction of duties in an alleged drugs and sex racket case. Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti had got involved in a public spat with the cops at Khirki extension over the case. Jan 22, 2014

Fresh coat of snow covers Kashmir, enhances beauty of picturesque valley

Srinagar, Jan 22 (ANI): Fresh coat of snow covered Kashmir and enhanced the beauty of the picturesque valley, giving a new life to the sagging tourism business which brought respite to the residents. Snow clad mountains and trees in the valley provided a visual treat to the locals as well as tourists. Large number of locals wrapped in woolens enjoyed the snowfall in the valley. Jan 22, 2014

Arun Jaitley says Ram Mandir always their agenda, politicos slam

New Delhi, Jan 22 (ANI): BJP's rival parties attacked Arun Jaitley on Wednesday who claimed that Ram Mandir has always been their agenda. Reacting on the same, the JD (U) stated that the BJP has always played divisive politics. Rajya Sabha MP Mohammad Adeeb also said that the party divides people on the basis of community. Jan 22, 2014

Syria journalists

Abid used to work as a photographer and video journalist in Syria, until work became too dangerous. According to Reporters Without Borders, 27 journalists have been killed in Syria since the conflict began. Duration:02:28 Jan 22, 2014

Pakistan halts cross-border trade, say Indian authorities

Poonch, Jan 22 (ANI): Indian authorities have said that their counterparts in Pakistan had suspended cross-border trade with New Delhi, by closing the border gates in disputed Kashmir region. Reportedly, the suspension was in retaliation to the arrest of a Pakistan truck driver, which was detained by the Indian security forces while allegedly trying to cross the border with 114 packets of brown sugar in Kaman post area of Kashmir on January 17. Earlier, on Monday (January 20) Indian authorities had said that the cross-border bus services were also halted by the Pakistani side. Jan 22, 2014

Sachin Tendulkar supports children cardiac awareness

Mumbai, Jan 22 (ANI): Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar supported a noble cause of cardiac awareness in children and donated Rs 10,00,000 to initiate preventive measures across India. A Mumbai-based Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital for Children initiated the awareness drive for the prevention of cardiac diseases in infants and toddlers. Tendulkar said that he was moved by story of a girl who could not take necessary treatment due to lack of funds. In order to raise awareness about cardiac problems in children, a marathon will be held in Mumbai on February 09 from the iconic Siddhivinayak Temple in the city and will end at the hospital location. Jan 22, 2014

Politicos hit at Arvind Kejriwal over anti-police protest

New Delhi, Jan 22 (ANI): After Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday called off the sit-in protest for inaction by the city's police force against an alleged sex trafficking case, the Congress took a dig at Kejriwal and held him responsible for creating chaos in the city. Kejriwal said that good governance cannot be sought in a vigilante manner. However, BJP leader Vijay Goel blamed both the Congress and the Aam Aadmi party for the disorder in the city saying that such practices were aimed at conspiring against BJP to fail in the general elections. Jan 22, 2014

Militant outfits forcibly recruit students in Manipur

Manipur, Jan 22 (ANI): 17-year-old Seram Romson and his friend Sukham Bidyashore have been missing since January 10. Both are students of Biramangol College in Imphal East district, and had gone to Moreh, near the Myanmar border, on a study tour along with other students. Sources said three students, including Romson and Bidyashore, had crossed the international border and were in Myanmar. One student, who returned from Myanmar, revealed that they had been kidnapped by members of the banned KCP outfit. The family members of the youths are in shock. Jan 22, 2014