At least 23 killed and several injured as Bangalore-Nanded express catches fire

Anantpur/ New Delhi, Dec 28 (ANI): At least 23 people were killed and several injured after a fire engulfed an air conditioned coach of the Bangalore-Nanded express in Anantpur district of Andhra Pradesh early morning on Saturday. The 'Nanded Express' train was on its way to Nanded from Bangalore, when a three-tier air-conditioned coach caught fire at around 3:30 am. There were around 72 passengers in the coach when the mishap happened. The injured have been rushed to the district hospital. The train driver acted on site and separated the burning bogie from rest of the train to prevent the fire from spreading. Dec 28, 2013

Arvind Kejriwal to be sworn in as Delhi chief minister on Saturday

New Delhi, Dec 28 (ANI): Around 1,600 Delhi Police personnel will keep tight vigil at Ramlila Ground on Saturday when Delhi to-be- Chief Minister from Aam Aadmi Party, Arvind Kejriwal will arrive at the spot for his swearing ceremony. AAP leaders including Kejriwal is to reach the Ramlila Ground via metro as he rejected any high security and cars for his convenience. Kejriwal will take the oath at 12:00 pm. Meanwhile, AAP leader Manish Sisodia prayed for the course of action AAP is going to follow in the time to come after the swearing in ceremony. Dec 28, 2013

Veteran actor Farooq Sheikh passes away of heart attack in Dubai

New Delhi, Dec 28 (ANI): Veteran actor Farooq Sheikh aged 65, passed away late Friday night after suffering a sudden heart attack. The actor suffered the heart attack while he was holidaying with his family in Dubai. His body will be brought to Mumbai later in the day after completing the formalities in Dubai. Sheikh was best known for his roles in 'Shatranj Ke Khiladi', 'Chashme Baddoor', 'Kissi Se Na Kehna' and 'Noorie'. He made a tremendous contribution in theatre and TV as well. He was the host of the famous talk show 'Jeena Isi ka naam hai' on television. Dec 28, 2013

Three killed, hundreds arrested in Egypt clashes

Three people were killed in clashes and 265 arrested in Egypt on Friday in a crackdown on Muslim Brotherhood demonstrations after the movement was labelled a terrorist group. Duration: 00:41 Dec 28, 2013

Russia's Pussy Riot calls for Putin to go

The freed members of the Pussy Riot punk band said Friday they still wanted Russian President Vladimir Putin out of power and would like freed ex-tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky to replace him. Dec 27, 2013

Demolition of illegal settlement in Delhi leave poor struggling with cold

New Delhi, Dec 27 (ANI): Authorities in the New Delhi demolished illegal hutments near a metro station without prior warning, leaving hundreds of aged people, women, children and newborns naked and exposed to the horrors of chilly winter. The settlement under the metro line was put up on illegal grounds and on Thursday, a few bulldozers came and mowed down the hutments of hundreds of people living there, leaving them with no roof above their head. Dec 27, 2013

Will decide next course of action in Adarsh issue: Prithviraj Chavan on Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi, Dec 27 (ANI): Even as Congress Vice President, Rahul Gandhi on Friday openly declared war on corruption, saying that he did not agree with the Maharashtra government’s decision to reject the probe report into the Adarsh scam, Maharashtra Chief Minister, Prithviraj Chavan said that his government will decide the next course of action in the issue. Dec 27, 2013

Rahul Gandhi disagrees with Maha Govt s stand on Adarsh report, BJP says time up

New Delhi, Dec 27 (ANI): Even as Congress Vice President, Rahul Gandhi on Friday openly declared war on corruption, saying that he did not agree with the Maharashtra government’s decision to reject the probe report into the Adarsh scam, the BJP said that time was up for the Congress, and that it was a late realization. Dec 27, 2013