Narad Rai faces flak for 'people die in palaces too' remark

New Delhi/ Patna, Jan 12 (ANI): Speaking on Muzaffarnagar riot victims death, Uttar Pradesh's Sports Minister, Narad Rai on Saturday had said that death cannot be avoided and they occur everywhere, even in palaces. This statement drew criticism from Congress spokesperson, Meem Afzal and Nationalist Congress Party General Secretary, Tariq Anwar who slammed Rai saying that it is very sad that responsible people are making comments like this. They further said that this shows how insensitive they are towards the suffering of the people. Thirty-four children have reportedly died at relief camps in Muzaffarnagar in just over two months. Jan 12, 2014

AAP leader Kumar Vishwas to address rally in Amethi

Lucknow, Jan 12 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Kumar Vishwas will address a "Janviswas Rally" in Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's parliamentary constituency of Amethi on Sunday. Even though the AAP will release its first list of candidates for the 2014 general elections after January 15, party sources said that Vishwas is most likely to contest from Amethi. Jan 12, 2014

Muzaffarnagar deaths: "People die in palaces too", says UP minister, draws flak

New Delhi/ Lucknow, Jan 12 (ANI): Speaking on Muzaffarnagar riot victims death, Uttar Pradesh's Sports Minister, Narad Rai on Saturday had said that death cannot be avoided and they occur everywhere, even in palaces. This statement drew criticism from former SP leader, Kamal Farooqui and UPCC Chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi who slammed Rai saying that instead of showing sympathy, they are making inhuman comments. Further speaking, Joshi also said that Rai should resign from the post. Thirty-four children have reportedly died at relief camps in Muzaffarnagar in just over two months. Jan 12, 2014

Beni Prasad Verma faces flak for 'man-eater' remark

New Delhi, Jan 12 (ANI): Political leaders slammed on Sunday slammed Union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma for his India needs a prime minister and not a "man-eater" remark. Verma said this referring to BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, without naming him. Verma had earlier compared Modi to German dictator Adolf Hitler, when making a reference to the 2002 Godhra riots. Jan 12, 2014

Rescue operations underway to douse fire at New Delhi's Sadar Bazar

New Delhi, Jan 12 (ANI): Rescue operations are still underway to tame a massive fire that broke out on Saturday night at New Delhi's Sadar Bazar, a buzzing business hub for small as well as big traders across the country, gutting property and goods worth millions. Nearly 30 fire tenders were rushed to the spot after the fire in Delhi's Sadar Bazar's Matkewali Gali broke out. Jan 12, 2014

Rahul focuses on youngsters, takes feedback to empower Congress

Bangalore, Jan 12 (ANI): Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi conducted a face-to-face interaction with youngsters in India's IT hub Bangalore, seeking feedback for his party's manifesto, as battle 2014 election heats up. Gandhi interacted with young students and entrepreneurs at the Palace Grounds in the heart of the city. Gandhi addressed around 100 students and Congress legislators to ensure that the youth were willing to participate in the election process itself as volunteers if not as contestants. Jan 12, 2014

Omar Abdullah praises Aam Aadmi Party

Samba, Jan 12 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, praised Aam Aadmi Party for its anti-corruption agenda. Abdullah said that AAP was agent of change that had swept a wave of anti-graft movement across the country. He also urged people to invoke anti-corruption laws in the state. Jan 12, 2014

The Warrior of Israel - Ariel Sharon [PHOTOS]

It was unbelievable when the news broke that the hard-charging Isreali general Ariel Sharon, who fought in three Middle Eastern wars, died in a vegetative state at the age of 85 in the Sheba Medical Center, near Tel Aviv. Jan 12, 2014

Ex-Israel PM Ariel Sharon dies at age 85

Ex-Israeli premier Ariel Sharon has died, according to local media. Sharon had been in a coma since 2006 after suffering a massive stroke. Duration: 00:44 Jan 12, 2014

Weary Syrians flee new front in war without end

Gunshots ring out as two rebel groups clash in a small town in northern Syria, with the latest fighting sending hundreds of refugees fleeing just across the border to Turkey. Duration: 00:41 Jan 12, 2014

Winter Olympics shed new light on Russian gay community

The Winter Games may be Russia's big coming-out: as the spotlight falls on Sochi during in February, it will also cast a light on the shadows of Russia's treatment homosexuals including Sochi's very own gay community. Duration: 01:43 Jan 11, 2014

Thai capital braces for 'shutdown' by protesters

Thailand's political crisis is set to enter a tumultuous new phase on Monday with the planned "shutdown" of Bangkok by opposition protesters seeking to prevent upcoming elections. Duration: 01:11 Jan 11, 2014