Ten rebels lay down their arms in Maoist hotbed Chhattisgarh

Bijapur, Dec 11 (ANI): Ten rebels laid down their arms before police in Maoists hotbed of Chhattisgarh. Superintendent of police in Bijapur district, Prashant Agrawal, said that the Maoists were disappointed by the high-handedness of senior cadres and atrocities on tribals. Dec 11, 2013

Tehelka sexual assault case: Tejpal's custody extended

Panaji, Dec 11 (ANI): A metropolitan court in Panaji, on Wednesday, placed rape accused Tehelka editor Tarun Tejpal in judicial custody for twelve days. The custodial order was given after Tejpal was produced before the court on expiry of his extended police custody of four days today. Dec 11, 2013

Public guard of honour for Mandela cortege

Nelson Mandela's flag-draped casket made a solemn journey through the streets of Pretoria Wednesday, where it will lie in state for three days. Along the route South Africans formed a sombre guard of honour for their iconic leader. Duration: 01:12 Dec 11, 2013

Ukrainians force police from protest square

Ukrainian security forces on Wednesday pulled out of the epicentre of mass protests in Kiev after a nine hour stand-off with thousands of demonstrators, in a major boost for the opposition to President Viktor Yanukovych. Duration: 01:08 Dec 11, 2013

Indian court reinstates colonial-era gay sex ban

India's Supreme Court reinstates a colonial-era ban on gay sex that can see homosexuals jailed for up to ten years in a major setback for rights campaigners in the world's biggest democracy. Duration: 01:03 Dec 11, 2013

Financial sector reforms can be game changers: Chidambaram

New Delhi, Dec 11 (ANI): Union Finance Minister, P Chidambaram on Wednesday said that financial sector reforms could be game changers for the ailing economy. The gross domestic product (GDP) expanded 4.6 percent year-on-year, only two basis points above the previous quarter, which was the lowest in four years. The minister listed major reforms bill, which needed parliament approval. Without directly blaming opposition parties, Chidambaram also said that consensus was stymied by political opportunism. Dec 11, 2013

Lakshmi Narayan Tripathi saddened by SC's verdict on Section 377

Kolkata, Dec 11 (ANI): LGBT activist, Lakshmi Narayan Tripathi on Wednesday expressed disappointment over the verdict of the Supreme Court on a bunch of petitions challenging the Delhi High Court judgement decriminalizing gay sex among consenting adults in private. Dec 11, 2013