Beluga whale paints pictures in Japan aquarium

A beluga whale paints pictures with a special paintbrush in its mouth at an aquarium in Japan, where the attraction will be opened to visitors at the end of the month. Duration: 00:52 Sep 18, 2013

Japan sports teacher beats boy in YouTube video

A YouTube video showing a volleyball coach repeatedly slapping a schoolboy -- just days after Tokyo was awarded the 2020 Olympics -- shocks Japan and is the latest example of brutality to tarnish the country's sport. Duration: 00:28 Sep 18, 2013

Soaring food prices drive India's inflation to a six-month high

Pune / New Delhi, Sep 17 (ANI): A surprise surge in food prices drove India's inflation to a six-month high, making basic commodities a luxury for several middle class households. According to the latest government data, food inflation accelerated to a three-year high of 18.18 percent in August, driving overall inflation to a higher-than-expected 6.1 percent. Recent hikes in fuel prices also spurred the jump in the Wholesale Price Index. Sep 17, 2013

JD (U) Leader KC Tyagi praises Narendra Modi

New Delhi, Sep 17 (ANI): JD (U) Leader, KC Tyagi on Tuesday indirectly praised Gujarat Chief and BJP's PM Candidate, Narendra Modi for being a better orator than Congress Vice President, Rahul Gandhi. Sep 17, 2013

NRI student Anmol Sarna's murder: 4 friends, 2 watchmen arrested

New Delhi, Sep 17 (ANI): The Delhi Police on Tuesday arrested six people in connection with the murder case of Anmol Sarna, a 21-year-old NRI who died after being hit with a heavy object during a party in Kalkaji, New Delhi on Friday night. Four friends, and two watchmen have been arrested in the case. Sep 17, 2013

Karnataka illegal mining: Issue taken up by SC, no mining allowed now, says Governor

Bangalore, Sep 17 (ANI): After the CBI has filed a chargesheet against two retired IAS officers in the case of illegal mining in Karnataka, the state Governor Hansraj Bhardwaj said that the issue has been taken up by the Supreme Court and that no further illegal minig is allowed in the area. Bhardwaj also said that the 20 percent of the money collected by the government are being used for up gradation in the field that faced losses. Sep 17, 2013

Ramdev a big fraud, will sink BJP further: Digvijay

Rewa, SEP 17 (ANI): Congress General Secretary, Digvijay Singh on Tuesday slammed yoga guru Ramdev caling him a big fraud who was only interested in making money, and him going out to spread the word of BJP was going to sink the main opposition party even further. Sep 17, 2013

CPI congratulates Narendra Modi for 'political murders' on his birthday

Patna, Sep 17 (ANI): As BJP's PM candidate and Gujarat's Chief Minister Narendra Modi turns 63 on Tuesday, CPI leader Atul Anjan congratulated the leader for all the 'political murders' he had committed in his political life. Anjan calling Modi an 'encounter specialist' also said that he is responsible for outcast of many ministers from the party. Sep 17, 2013

Congress & SP playing vote bank politics in Muzaffarnagar: BJP

New Delhi, Sep 17 (ANI): As PM and Congress President Sonia Gandhi visited riot-hit Muzaffarnagar even after UP government___s order that no politicians can visit the area, BJP Spokesperson Siddharth Nath Singh on Tuesday said that Congress & SP are playing vote bank politics in Muzaffarnagar district and that the aforesaid visit was nothing but a ___secular tourism___ by Congress. Further, Singh also said that SP is blaming BJP for no reasons at all and it has no proof of the same. Sep 17, 2013

Two SAP jawans killed in Maoist strike in Bihar

Gaya, Sep 17 (ANI): Maoists ambushed a police patrolling party in Gaya district of Bihar, killing two and injuring three jawans of the state's special auxiliary police (SAP). Sep 17, 2013