Congress is full of flatterers: Sanjay Raut

New Delhi, Dec 11 (ANI): Shiv Sena leader, Sanjay Raut on Wednesday said that the Congress is a party full of flatterers since the time of Indira Gandhi nevertheless he also said that they respect Mrs. Gandhi as she had the strength to run the Government. He also added that now the party does not have any capable leader and this is the reason why they lost election in all the four states. Dec 11, 2013

Narayanasamy blames media for country's woes; Kirti Azad condemns

New Delhi, Dec 11 (ANI): BJP leader Kirti Azad on Wednesday slammed Minister of state in the Prime Minister's Office, V Narayanasamy for his comment that media is corrupt. Talking to mediapersons in New Delhi, he also took a jibe at Congress and said that party leader Mani Shankar Aiyar has rightly accepted the fact that the Congress will lose in the upcoming 2014 general elections and BJP will form the Government. Dec 11, 2013

Re-elections only alternative for Delhi: Kalraj Mishra

Lucknow, Dec 11 (ANI): With the continuing reluctance of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) to stake a claim to form a government in Delhi, the national capital seemed headed for President's Rule and a subsequent re-election in a few months. Senior BJP leader Kalraj Mishra on Wednesday said that the BJP does not want to form a government as it is short of four seats to claim majority and does not want to indulge in horse-trading. He added that there is no other alternative than to go ahead for re-elections. Dec 11, 2013

Supreme Court pronounces gay sex illegal

New Delhi, Dec 11 (ANI): In a major setback for the largely closeted homosexual community in India, the Supreme Court on Wednesday said that gay sex between consenting adults is a criminal offence. The apex court set aside the Delhi High Court's 2009 judgement that homosexuality should not be treated as a criminal offence, which had been challenged by anti-gay rights activists, social and religious organizations. Dec 11, 2013

Violence erupts in Bangladesh after death of key witness to war crimes convict

Dhaka, Dec 11 (ANI): Violence erupted in poll bound Bangladesh after a key witness to war crimes convict, Delwar Hossain Sayeedi, died in hospital. The witness, Mostafa Hawlader who testified in war crimes trial against the senior Jamaat-e-Islami leader,and was earlier attacked by miscreants, died at Dhaka Medical College Hospital on December 10. Dec 11, 2013

Telangana Bill yet to be sent to the assembly

New Delhi, Dec 11 (ANI): Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde said on Tuesday that the Telangana Bill, which was recently approved by the Cabinet and was supposed to be referred to the Andhra Pradesh Assembly by the President, has not been sent to the assembly as yet. Dec 11, 2013

Qunu residents sing and dance in honour of Mandela

At the Nelson Mandela Museum in Qunu in the Eastern Cape mourners gathered to sang and danced in tribute to former president while tens of thousands of people attended a service in Soweto's World Cup stadium. Duration: 00:43 Dec 11, 2013

Debate on legalization of marijuana in Uruguay

Uruguay on Tuesday became the first nation to legalize the production and sale of marijuana after the country's Senate gave final approval to the ground-breaking legislation. Duration: 00:58 Dec 11, 2013

Kerry raises doubts if Iran ready for final deal

Secretary of State John Kerry Tuesday raised doubts if Iran was truly prepared to conclude a final deal with western powers on dismantling its nuclear program, but urged US lawmakers not to impose new sanctions. Duration: 00:40 Dec 11, 2013

Mandela: from US 'terrorist' to hero

While both parties in the US have been fulsome in their praise for Nelson Mandela following A voiced AFPTV report. Duration: 02:35 Dec 11, 2013

French troops patrol in CAR after two soldiers killed

French soldiers were patrolling the streets of Bangui in the Central African Republic and continuing to search residents for weapons Tuesday, after two soldiers were killed ahead of a visit by French President François Hollande. Dec 11, 2013