Bangladesh pays homage to victims of 1971 liberation war

Dhaka, Dec 15 (ANI): Bangladesh paid homage to the victims including the deceased intellectuals who were killed by the Pakistani forces and their collaborators during the 1971 liberation war. Crowd of people holding Bangladesh’s national flag and black flags came out in droves in Dhaka and gathered at the memorial to pay tribute to the victims. Dec 15, 2013

Egypt sets referendum for draft constitution on Jan 14-15

Egypt said Saturday a referendum on a new draft constitution would be held next month, the first step towards elected rule in a country deeply polarised after president Mohamed Morsi's was ousted. Duration: 00:47 Dec 15, 2013

Ukraine's PM addresses rally in support of regime

Ukraine's Prime Minister Mykola Azarov Saturday addressed a rally in Kiev in support of President Viktor Yanukovych, a short distance from pro-EU opposition protesters. Duration: 01:12 Dec 15, 2013

Mandelas coffin arrives in Qunu for burial

Nelson Mandela embarked on the final leg of his exceptional 95-year journey on Saturday, as his remains were transported to his rural childhood home for traditional burial. Duration: 01:02 Dec 15, 2013

2013 marked by surge in Islamist militancy in Africa

From the Nairobi shopping mall massacre, to the latest deadly Christian-Mulsim clashes in Central African Republic, 2013 has been marked by a surge in Islamist violence in Africa. Duration: 02:48 Dec 14, 2013

Colombians rally against ousting of Bogota Mayor

Supporters of dismissed Bogota Mayor Gustavo Petro take part in a demonstration after he was removed from office by the Attorney General and barred for 15 years, due to a scandal involving city garbage collection. Duration: 00:33 Dec 14, 2013

Plane carrying Mandela's body arrives in Mthatha

The plane carrying Nelson Mandela's body arrives in Mthatha, South Africa. Well-wishers and mourners welcome the coffin and line the roads as they wait for Mandela's body to arrive for burial in his childhood home. Duration: 01:04 Dec 14, 2013

Congress in disarray over general election due by May

Mumbai, Dec 14 (ANI): Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday said he is not sure of a ‘solid majority in the Parliament’ in the general elections after the ruling Congress suffered a bruising defeat in state assembly polls in four key states. Chidambaram was speaking in a panel discussion at 20th anniversary of National Stock Exchange (NSE) (December 14) in India’s commercial capital, Mumbai. Dec 14, 2013

US taking advantage of a weak government: Balbir Punj

New Delhi, Dec 14 (ANI): BJP leader Balbir Punj commenting on the arrest of New York based Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade on Saturday, said that the US was trying to take advantage of a weak prime minister and a weak government in India. India's Deputy Counsel General Devyani Khobragade, was on Thursday arrested for presenting false documents for a visa application for her Indian origin babysitter and housekeeper at her home in New York. Dec 14, 2013

Will reply to Kejriwal's letter in two days: Shakeel Ahmed

New Delhi, Dec 14 (ANI): Congress leader Shakeel Ahmed on Saturday said the Congress will reply to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal's letter within the next two days, and added that the party will consider his conditions. Earlier today, Kejriwal met Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung and discussed the possibility of government formation in Delhi. Dec 14, 2013

BJP planning to offer Loksabha seat to Sourav Ganguly

Kolkata, Dec 14 (ANI): West Bengal BJP president, Rahul Sinha on Saturday revealed that BJP is planning to offer a Loksabha seat to former cricketer Sourav Ganguly. He said that in the upcoming Loksabha polls, BJP is planning to launch many celebrities and they have talked to Ganguly on this. He also added that Ganguly hasn't said anything yet but they are hopeful that he will join them. Dec 14, 2013

IAF set to induce indigenously-developed Light Combat Aircraft Tejas

Hyderabad, Dec 14 (ANI): Indian Air Force set to induce indigenously-developed Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas next month, after achieving its first Initial Operational Clearance (IOC) later this month. Air Force Chief, N.A.K. Browne, said that the '4plus generation' LCA designated as 'Tejas', is all set to be inducted in the Indian Air Force (IAF) and the project for Mark II, designed to be more powerful and capable, will commence soon. After long delays and several cost overruns, Tejas, which will replace aged fighter aircraft MIG 21, will be inducted on December 20 in the IT hub Bangalore by Defence Minister, A.K. Antony. While attending a Combined Graduation Parade of Air Force Academy in Hyderabad on Saturday, Air Chief N.A.K. Browne, told mediapersons that 40 aircrafts of Mark I will be inducted by the IAF. Dec 14, 2013

Bangladesh advocate hails execution of Islamist leader accused of war crimes

Dhaka, Dec 14 (ANI): Additional attorney general and prosecutor, International War Crimes Tribunal of Bangladesh, Saiful Islam hailed the execution of Islamist opposition leader, Abdul Quader Mollah, accused of war crimes committed during the 1971 war of independence from Pakistan. Islam while talking to a reporter in Dhaka said that all the international procedures and trial processes were followed. Dec 14, 2013

Nelson Mandela's 'long walk' nears its end

Nelson Mandela embarked on the final leg of his exceptional 95-year journey on Saturday, with his remains on their way to be returned to his rural childhood home for traditional burial. Duration: 00:55 Dec 14, 2013