India poised to become third largest global aviation market by 2020: Ajit Singh

Hyderabad, March 13 (ANI): Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said that India was poised to become the third largest global aviation market by 2020, throwing gates open to foreign investors to boost economy. Speaking at inaugural function at India Aviation-2014 in Hyderabad, Singh offered tremendous opportunities to the foreign investors. Singh also said that Indian airports sector was likely to attract an investment of $12.1 billion during the 12th Plan period, $9.3 billion of investment to come from the private sector. While briefing on various reforms implemented in the aviation sector, Singh talked about the privatization of leading Indian airports. Singh also said that the air traffic density of India is very low in comparison to other countries and to fight this situation by promoting regional and remote area connectivity. Mar 13, 2014

No Modi wave in country: Kejriwal

Mumbai, March 13 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party Chief Arvind Kejriwal, attacked main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and said that there is no Modi wave but wave of anger in the country. The AAP chief further accused Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and ruling Congress party for ignoring issue of corruption and doing anything either for Hindus or Muslims in the country. Mar 13, 2014

Endless torment for Philippine typhoon widow

Jennifer Pulga endured the depths of helplessness as she pumped the last air her husband would breathe into his typhoon-battered body, and her life since has felt barely any more in control. Duration: 02:21 Mar 13, 2014

Thailand celebrates 'National Elephant Day'

Thailand celebrates 'National Elephant Day', aiming at raising public awareness about elephant conservation as the latest elephant census shows that Thailand's pachyderm population has dropped to less than 5,000 elephants countrywide. Duration: 00:32 Mar 13, 2014

3D Face Printing Transforms a Man's Life

Stephen Power from Cardiff, Wales is believed to be the world's first trauma patient to undergo a 3D printing procedure at every stage of the surgery. Mar 13, 2014

Bangladesh journalist urges government to mull over trial of Pakistan war criminals

Dhaka, March 13 (ANI): Bangladesh journalist, Shahriar Kabir, urged the government of the country to consider the long pending demand of trial of Pakistani war criminals, who were released under Simla Agreement in 1972. The Simla Agreement was inked between India and Pakistan in July 02, 1972, which paved the way "for a diplomatic recognition" of Bangladesh. Recently, Bangladesh Law Minister Anisul Haque hinted at the trial of the Pakistani war criminals. Kabir while talking to a reporter in Dhaka said that Bangladesh should try the Pakistani alleged war criminals, accused of genocide during 1971 liberation struggle. Slamming the fundamentalist forces, Kabir said that the Islamist forces pose a major challenge before the present government. Mar 13, 2014

Netanyahu and Cameron condemn rocket attacks from Gaza

On a visit to Israel, British Prime Minister David Cameron said his country is opposed to any boycotts of Israeli goods. Standing alongside PM Benjamin Netanyahu, he also condemned rocket attacks carried out from the Gaza strip. Duration: 01:07 Mar 13, 2014

Chile's Bachelet moves swiftly on social change agenda

Chile's new socialist President Michelle Bachelet moved swiftly Wednesday on promises to tackle inequality, submitting a bill to provide grants to poor families one day after taking office for a second time. Duration: 00:34 Mar 13, 2014

Turkey protesters mourn teen death

Protestors clashed with police in Turkey as tens of thousands of people took to the streets to mourn a teenage boy who died from injuries suffered during last year's anti-government protests. Duration: 00:53 Mar 13, 2014

Cycling fans to follow in tracks of London's Olympic champions

London's Olympic Velopark was officially opened Wednesday by Olympic and Paralympic medalists Laura Trott and Mark Colbourne. The centre opens to the public at the end of March and includes a velodrome and BMX track. Duration: 01:09 Mar 13, 2014