Manmohan Singh releases stamp in honour of Beant Singh

New Delhi, Dec 17 (ANI): Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, launched a postal stamp in honour of former chief minister of Punjab, Beant Singh , while extolling the latter’s contribution towards Punjab during troubled times. Dec 17, 2013

Snowden's Letter to Brazil: Seeks Asylum, Slams US

Snowden, who is a computer specialist, took asylum in Russia back in June after leaking details to the media on extensive internet and phone surveillance by the National Security Agency. Dec 17, 2013

Glow-in-the-dark ear tags help Botswana's donkeys

A British charity has been attaching reflective tags to the ears of donkeys in rural Botswana, in an effort to cut the number of road traffic accidents involving the animals at night. Duration: 00:54 Dec 17, 2013

North Korean leader presides over memorial for father

North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un presides over a mass gathering of military and party officials that is broadcast live on state television at a time of growing concern over the stability of his hardline regime. Duration: 00:35 Dec 17, 2013

Deadly blast at Hezbollah chekpoint in Lebanon

A car exploded near a Hezbollah checkpoint in eastern Lebanon early on Tuesday, causing both deaths and injuries, a security source told AFP on condition of anonymity. Duration: 00:38 Dec 17, 2013

Congress & BJP offered issue-based support, AAP will consult people: Kejriwal Part -2

Kaushambi, Dec 17 (ANI): After AAP meeting with its senior MLAs on Tuesday, Arvind Kejriwal said that both Congress and BJP offered issue-based support to the party without asking. He said that following the same, AAP put forth its conditions, regarding which Congress wrote back an unsure answer and BJP didn’t gave it much importance to answer. Further, Kejriwal said that AAP will consult the people regarding the same and will know about their opinion till Sunday and the issue of government formation will be decided based on the same. Kejriwal also clarified that AAP is not running away from its responsibilities and is ready to form government if common man desires so. Dec 17, 2013

Congress & BJP offered issue-based support, AAP will consult people: Kejriwal Part -1

Kaushambi, Dec 17 (ANI): After AAP meeting with its senior MLAs on Tuesday, Arvind Kejriwal said that both Congress and BJP offered issue-based support to the party without asking. He said that following the same, AAP put forth its conditions, regarding which Congress wrote back an unsure answer and BJP didn’t gave it much importance to answer. Further, Kejriwal said that AAP will consult the people regarding the same and will know about their opinion till Sunday and the issue of government formation will be decided based on the same. Kejriwal also clarified that AAP is not running away from its responsibilities and is ready to form government if common man desires so. Dec 17, 2013

Police in Pakistan occupied Kashmir try to cover up the dirty tricks of ISI

Bagh, PoK, Dec 17: Recently two bomb exploded in a house in Bagh district of Pakistan occupied Kashmir. Mystery surrounds the explosion which was seen as a handiwork of Pakistani spy agency ISI, which intends to create an atmosphere of terror there, people say ISI crafted these explosions and its member itself fell in its own trap. Dec 17, 2013

Japanese fashion brand expands its reach in Asia

Shanghai/Indonesia, Dec 17 (ANI): Japan's fashion brands are now expanding their market base, especially in the Asian sub-continent. GU Co. Ltd., a casual wear designer, manufacturer and retailer known for its brand - "Uniqlo" has forayed into China and is popularizing its products through Japanese actor Yuki Furukawa. A TV drama artist, popular among the Chinese youth for his act in "Playful Kill in Tokyo", Yuki attended the opening event of GU store in Shanghai. Yuki Furukawa has over 800,000 followers on the Chinese website "Weibo". The comments by his fans reflect his popularity among the Chinese people. The fame of Yuki Furukawa is helping strengthen Japan's ties with China, ASEAN member countries and India. However, besides artists, there are sportspersons too, who are helping Asian countries connect. Dec 17, 2013

Indian Diplomat Arrest: Father demands protection for daughter

New Delhi, Dec 17 (ANI): Uttam Khobragade, father of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade, on Tuesday demanded protection for his daughter and alleged that it was a motivated arrest. Devyani was arrested in New York for an alleged visa fraud. Dec 17, 2013

Lalu Yadav dubs AAP as fraud

Ranchi, Dec 17 (ANI): RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav hit out at Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday, saying that it was fooling people with its false promises. After their resounding victory in the assembly elections in Delhi, the AAP ruled out the possibility of forming an alliance with veterans Congress party or the BJP. Yadav, who was arrested for his involvement in the fodder scam and is now on bail, took a dig at AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal and said that he was giving false hopes to the people of Delhi. Dec 17, 2013

India can also arrest US homosexual diplomats post SC ruling: Yashwant Sinha

New Delhi, Dec 17 (ANI): Reacting on the arrest of Indian Diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Tuesday said that it is a barbaric act and no words are strong enough to condemn the treatment meted out by the US authorities. Sinha further said that diplomats from US are being treated as viceroys in India and we do not use reciprocity as an instrument of diplomacy. He further said that in wake of the recent SC ruling criminalizing gay sex, even homosexual diplomats, who have been granted visa for staying in India, should be arrested. Dec 17, 2013