Obama to unveil NSA reforms, response to Snowden

Privacy advocates are eagerly waiting Barack Obama's proposals to reform US intelligence in the wake of a series of revelations on the vast data-gathering capabilities of the spy agencies. Duration: 01:41 Jan 17, 2014

Smuggler guides Syrians across perilous border

Thousands of Syrians have fled over the border with Turkey in recent days after clashes between rival rebel groups. Ibrahim, an Al-Nusra rebel smuggler, helps refugees cross over illegally. Duration: 02:30 Jan 17, 2014

Australian fires turn deadly as heatwave scorches

Skies over southeastern Australia darkened with huge plumes of smoke and lightning storms after an epic heatwave, with raging wildfires claiming one life and residents warned to "leave and live". Duration: 00:49 Jan 17, 2014

Subsidized LPG cylinders should be raised from 9 to 12: Rahul

New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): During his speech at the AICC meet on Friday, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi made the biggest demand to the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. He asked Prime Minister to increase the cap on annual sales of subsidized cooking gas cylinders to 12 from 9 per household. Jan 17, 2014

Congress took steps to ensure power to people: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi at the All India Congress Committee (AICC) meet on Friday said that the Congress had taken a lot of steps to ensure power to the people and that the Right To Information Act (RTI) was one of them. He also said that the Congress played a vital role in transforming the Panchayati Raj system. Jan 17, 2014

Somnath Bharti violated law, cannot arrest woman before lodging FIR: Abha Singh

Mumbai, Jan 17 (ANI): Following Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti's complains about inaction in Malviya Nagar Drug Racket by foreign nationals, Senior Advocate Abha Singh said that Bharti himself violated law. Singh said that Bharti committed offences like arresting a woman without FIR, arresting a woman after sunset, no lawyers given to women and freedom curtailment. Singh said that by this, Bharti created a rift between India and African countries which can put the security of Indians in Africa at stake. She also said that such acts can lead to 'gundaism' and anarchy in the country. Jan 17, 2014

How working mums-to-be can ensure healthy pregnancy

New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): Some women continue to work even when they are expecting, but work-related stress can put the baby at risk. However, if proper precautions are taken, then the baby and mother can enjoy a healthy pregnancy and birth. Consuming 3 to 5 meals a day, munching on snacks through the day, taking regular breaks and exercising in moderation can help working mums relieve stress. Also, avoid being your own doctor because wrong kind of drug exposure can damage the nervous system and lead to physical malformations in the foetus. Office-going women should also stay away from alcohol, smoking and passive smoking too. Jan 17, 2014

Fast food not major cause behind childhood obesity

New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): A new study has found that fast food consumption may not be the major factor in the rapid increase in childhood obesity. The study found that fast-food consumption is simply a byproduct of a much bigger problem: poor all-day-long dietary habits that originate in children's homes. The study was produced by researchers at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Gillings School of Global Public Health. The study's researchers found that children's consumption of fast food is only a small part of a much more pervasive dietary pattern that is fostered at an early age by children's parents and caregivers. Jan 17, 2014

Modi can sell tea if he likes, won't become PM: Mani Shankar Aiyar

New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): Mocking Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar at the All India Congress Committee (AICC) meet said that Modi could never become the prime minister, and added that if he wants to sell tea at the meet, the Congress can arrange for it. Jan 17, 2014

South Korean President pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi in New Delhi

New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): South Korean President Park Geun-hye paid homage at Rajghat, the memorial of iconic freedom fighter Mahatma Gandhi, in New Delhi on Friday. Accompanied by delegates from South Korea, Park laid a wreath at the memorial and was presented with Gandhi's statue by MoS for external affairs Preneet Kaur. Park will also address a meeting of leading Indian businessmen and industrialists to strengthen trade ties between the two Asian nations in New Delhi. Park is on an official four-day visit to India. Jan 17, 2014

Will meet HM and request suspension of SHOs: Manish Sisodia

New Delhi, Jan 17 (ANI): Delhi Urban Development Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday said that AAP will meet the Home Minister in the evening and will request the suspension of the SHOs who refrained on taking action on Somnath Bharti and Rakhi Birla's constituency cases. Sisodia said that Delhi Chief Minister met Lt Governor Najeeb Jung over the issue and the Governor is conducting high level inquiry regarding the same. Jan 17, 2014

Police arrest Maoist in rebel infested Jharkhand

Latehar, Jan 17 (ANI): The police arrested a Maoist and recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunitions after a joint combing operation with paramilitary force in Jharkhand. The joint operation was carried out by police, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Deputy Auxiliary Police (DAP) at the rebel hideout in Latehar district of the state. Maoists say they are fighting for the rights of poor farmers and landless labourers. However, thousands have been killed in the insurgency since the late 1960s. Jan 17, 2014