Quest for justice in Bangladesh

Bangladesh, Sep 30: After four decades of its freedom, Bangladesh is rejoicing! Justice has almost been done against those who committed crimes against humanity, during the Bangladesh war for secession from Pakistan, in 1971. A court recently declared Jamaat-e-Islami, Bangladesh's biggest Islamic party, to be illegal, effectively banning it from taking part in elections. So far, six party leaders have been convicted of various crimes in connection with the war. On September 17, Bangladesh's Supreme Court sentenced Abdul Quader Mollah, a Jamaat leader to death for war crimes, overturning a life sentence imposed by a tribunal. He was found guilty of murder, rape and torture. Sep 30, 2013

Fodder scam: Shiv Sena welcomes Lalu Prasad's conviction

Mumbai, Sept 30 (ANI): The Shiv Sena on Monday welcomed the CBI court's verdict in the infamous Fodder Scam in Ranchi in which RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and 44 others were convicted. Talking to mediapersons in Mumbai Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said that nobody is above law and this verdict will send a good message to the country. Sep 30, 2013

Sharif Denies Calling Manmohan 'Dehati Aurat'; Latest Reactions

A major row erupted over Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif purportedly calling his Indian counterpart, Manmohan Singh, a 'dehati aurat' (small-town woman) when he was having an off-the-record talk with journalists in the US on Sunday. Sep 30, 2013

Fodder Scam: Lalu Yadav convicted, to be sentenced on 3rd Oct

Ranchi, Sep 30 (ANI): In a shocker for the RJD Chief, Lalu Prasad Yadav has been held guilty in the infamous Fodder Scam and the quantum of sentence for the same will be pronounced on 3rd October. The Special CBI Court found all 45 accused, including Lalu guilty on Monday. Sep 30, 2013

Narendra Modi undermined PM while he is abroad: Khurshid

New York, Sep 30 (ANI): Union Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid on Monday slammed Gujarat Chief and Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for undermining Prime Minister Manmohan Singh while he is abroad. Sep 30, 2013

Verdict in Lalu Yadav's Fodder scam today, security beefed up

Ranchi, Sep 30 (ANI): As a CBI designated court will on Monday deliver its verdict in a fodder scam case involving RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, security has been tightened in the area. As Yadav's lawyer completed arguments in the case on September 17, special CBI Judge PK Singh will pronounce the judgment in the case No RC 20 A/96 today. Yadav moved the Jharkhand High Court and later the Supreme Court, seeking change of the judge in the case. Both the courts dismissed his petition, and directed him to complete argument in the case before the CBI court. Sep 30, 2013

India talks tough on terror, tells Pak security first; then trade

New York, Sep 30 (ANI): National Security Advisor Shivshankar Menon said India took a hard stand on security and terror-related issues with Pakistan during a meeting between Prime Ministers Manmohan Singh and Nawaz Sharif, and said trade and economic understanding can and will only be taken up after a solution is arrived at on ways to end such attacks. Menon stressed that the secondary issue of trade would take place only after the 'precondition' of security along the border is taken care of. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif had met on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly amid heightened tension between the neighbours over Kashmir. Sep 30, 2013

Pak calls for timely interaction with India to resolve all outstanding issues

New York, Sep 30 (ANI): Pakistan Foreign Secretary Jalil Abbas Jilani said that interaction with India on regular basis and tackling militancy are issues of concern for both India and Pakistan. He was commenting on the dialogue between the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif. Jilani said that Sharif had always desired to pursue a foreign policy that seeks peace and economic cooperation between the neighbouring countries and added that the meeting reasonably emphasised the need of timely interaction between the two. Sep 30, 2013

Sonia praises PM for bringing millions out of poverty

Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 30 (ANI): UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Sunday praised Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's leadership for lifting millions of Indians out of poverty through the various social welfare schemes of the UPA regime. Sep 30, 2013

Situation under control, no report of fresh violence: Meerut DM

Meerut, Sep 30 (ANI): Even as hundreds of paramilitary personnel are patrolling Meerut town in Uttar Pradesh after a large gathering called to protest against the arrest of BJP MLA Sangeet Som turned violent on Sunday, ending with clashes between villagers and the police, Meerut DM Navdeep Rinwa said that the current situation is under control and there is no report of fresh violence. Sep 30, 2013

Kenyan MPs inspect mall massacre wreckage

As shopkeepers return to the Westgate Mall to retrieve items that survived the four day siege by gunmen, Kenyan MPs startan investigation into alleged intelligence failings over the deadly attack. Duration: 01:40 Sep 30, 2013

Israel court remands Iran spy suspect

An Israel court on Monday remanded in custody for eight days an alleged Iranian spy, arrested on September 11 carrying photographs of the US embassy in Tel Aviv. Duration: 00:33 Sep 30, 2013

French trial opens amid Roma polemic

Twenty-seven ethnic Roma go on trial for organised theft in France, amid a political row over the treatment of France's Roma population. French trial opens amid Roma polemic. Duration: 00:51 Sep 30, 2013