PM Manmohan Singh & Japanese defence minister hold defence talks

New Delhi, Jan 07 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Japan’s Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera met in New Delhi to hold defence talks during the latter’s 4 -day visit to India. The talk was a follow up to India-Japan’s defence ministerial meeting held in November 2011. The two ministers talked extensively and exchanged ideas regarding regional and global security challenges as well as bilateral defence cooperation and exchanges between the two countries. They shared views on the necessity to conduct high- level and working-level regular consultations and exchanges, education/academic research exchanges and making other efforts in order to further strengthen mutual trust and understanding. Jan 7, 2014

Justice A K Ganguly resigns as chairman of WBHRC

Kolkata / New Delhi, Jan 07 (ANI): Former Supreme Court judge, Justice AK Ganguly, who has been accused of sexual assault by a law intern, resigned from the West Bengal Human Rights Commission (WBHRC). Commenting on the resignation of Ganguly, Additional solicitor general, Indira Jaisingh said that the decision, in her opinion, was wise. Former Attorney General, Soli Sorabjee blamed the media of being unfair to Ganguly but said that the decision nevertheless was a wise one. Meanwhile, Congress Spokesperson Meem Afzal also lauded the decision. BJP Spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said that Ganguly should have resigned long ago as it was a necessary thing for the law to take its course. Jan 7, 2014

Pakistan backs India on Devyani Khobragade row

New Delhi, Jan 07 (ANI): Pakistan sided with India in the Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade row and the Pakistani High Commissioner to India, Salman Bashir said that all countries need to respect the Vienna Convention. Bashir was present at a book launch in New Delhi on Monday. The book — Cricket Cauldron — is authored by Pakistan ambassador Shaharyar M Khan and Ali Khan. Khan said that Pakistan cricket is suffering a great deal because of terrorism. Explaining the purpose behind authoring this book, Khan said that the book is a take on trying to understand Pakistan as a state. Khan also said that this kind of treatment should not be meted out to diplomats. Jan 7, 2014

Newborns body dumped in Delhi hospital garbage, invokes anger

New Delhi, Jan 07 (ANI): In a shocking incident of negligence by a private hospital in Delhi, the body of a new-born girl child was thrown into the garbage dump after she died of some infection. The infant died of complications at 1:30 am on Monday. The family had paid the hospital Rs. 1,500 to keep her body in the mortuary overnight, but it was missing the next morning. As the baby’s father, Vijay Kumar headed towards the mortuary to collect his baby’s body, a hospital staff came running after them and climbed into a garbage truck parked in the hospital’s vicinity and handed them the body. He said that he wants strict action to be taken against the hospital. Speaking about the issue, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that he will not spare the people behind this negligence. Jan 7, 2014

Congress aware of their inability to fight against Modi: BJP

New Delhi, Jan 07 (ANI): Slamming Congress, BJP Spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said that Congress is aware of their inability to fight against Narendra Modi and they see AAP support as the only way to sustain themselves. He also said that a crippled Congress cannot go on for a long time. Further, hitting on Aam Aadmi Party, he said that the AAP leaders are taking Congress’ support when they themselves were criticizing the party for corruption in front of the public. Jan 7, 2014

AAP suspends 3 DJB officials, transfers 800 others

New Delhi, Jan 07 (ANI): The Delhi government headed by Arvind Kejriwal suspended 3 officials of the Delhi Jal Board and transferred around 800 others in a massive reshuffle aimed at improving efficiency and delivery. Chief water analyst Vinod Kumar, patwari Sunil Kumar and meter reader Atul Prakash were suspended following orders by Kejriwal. Education and PWD Minister Manish Sisodia said that the trio was seeking money to clear use of water for building construction and meter reading, as showed in a TV sting operation. Sisodia said that the cases will be filed against the three officials. The action came after the water distribution board's Chief Executive Officer Debashree Mukherjee was transferred on December 28. Jan 7, 2014

JD (U) slams Shindes remark on Adarsh scam

New Delhi, Jan 07 (ANI): JD (U) leader Shivanand Tiwari on Tuesday slammed Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde for his comment on Adarsh scam. Shinde had rubbished allegations of corruption in the allotment of flats in the Adarsh housing society and said that the land belongs to the state government and there was no reservation for Kargil jawans. Talking to mediapersons in New Delhi, Tiwari said that Shinde’s remark was shocking. Jan 7, 2014

Bosnian Muslims send images of corpses to Serb politicians

Muslim victims of Bosnia's war sent postcards showing corpses taken from a mass grave to 5,000 Serb politicians on Monday, ahead of the anniversary of the creation of a separate Bosnian Serb-run political entity. Duration: 00:57 Jan 7, 2014

Sudan's Bashir calls for peace on visit to South Sudan

Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir arrived Monday in Juba calling for an end to three weeks of fighting in South Sudan as mediators struggled to get peace negotiations under way in neighbouring Ethiopia. Duration: 00:40 Jan 7, 2014