Madhya Pradesh: Woman delivers 10 stillborn babies

Rewa, Dec 17 (ANI): In an extremely rare case, a woman hailing from Satna village in Madhya Pradesh delivered dectuplets but all stillborn. The woman, Anju Kushwaha was being taken to the Sanjay Gandhi Memorial hospital, 125 km away in neighbouring Rewa district, after she went into labour but she delivered nine stillborn babies on the way and one in the hospital. The doctor attending her case, earlier said that on first examination of the patient the pregnancy appeared as eight months old. However, later it was found out that Kushwaha was undergoing treatment for infertility. Earlier in October, Kushwaha suffered a miscarriage, doctor said. Dec 17, 2013

Cabinet approved Anti Communal Violence Bill: Shinde

New Delhi, Dec 17 (ANI): The Cabinet has cleared the Anti Communal Violence Bill and is likely to be tabled in the current session of the Parliament. Titled 'Communal Violence (Prevention and Control) Act, 2013', has been opposed by several states and the main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), sees it as an attempt to infringe on the constitutional rights of a state. However, Janata Dal-United JD (U) backed the bill, calling it in favour of humanity. Dec 17, 2013

Abdul Quader Mollah's execution sparks protests in Pak

Pakistan, Dec 17 (ANI): As Pakistan Islamists rallied to condemn the execution of Bangladeshi Islamist leader Abdul Quader Mollah, country’s Interior Minister expressed grief and concern over the execution of war criminal and leader of Jamaat-e-Islami. Bangladesh executed Mollah on December 13 for war crimes he committed during the 1971 war of independence from Pakistan. About two hundred activists and supporters of Islamist group Jamaat-ud-Dawa and major Islamic party Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) staged protest outside press club in Pakistan’s commercial capital Karachi. The protests were also held in the garrison city of Rawalpindi and Lahore. The demonstrators held banners and placards. The protest leaders while addressing crowd said that Mollah was hanged because of his loyalty and solidarity with Pakistan in 1971. Pakistan’s Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan expressed grief and concern over the execution of Mollah. Dec 17, 2013

Gaza struggles to recover after brutal winter storm

In the Gaza Strip, Palestinian farmers lament the loss of crops due to a brutal winter storm that flooded fields. Electricity was also affected by the torrential rains in the already energy-starved enclave ruled by Hamas. Duration: 00:48 Dec 17, 2013

UN appeals for record $6.5bn for Syria crisis in 2014

The United Nations appealed Monday for a record $6.5 billion to help ever-growing numbers of victims of Syria's spiralling conflict next year, when refugee numbers are set to nearly double. Duration: 01:16 Dec 17, 2013

France, Algeria focus on growing economic cooperation

French Prime Minister, Jean Marc Ayrault, met with his counterpart Algerian counterpart, Abdelmalek Sellal, on Monday after laying a wreath at the Memorial for the Martyrs, a monument commemorating the Algerian War of Independence. Duration: 00:55 Dec 16, 2013

US offers new support for Vietnam maritime security

Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the United States would help Vietnam better police its seas amid an ongoing territorial squabble with China, as he met with the communist country's top leaders in Hanoi. Duration: 01:33 Dec 16, 2013

Vasundhara Raje visits Delhi, meets Manmohan Singh and AB Vajpayee

New Delhi, Dec 16 (ANI): After registering victory with a thumping majority, Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, who stormed back to power in Rajasthan after five years, met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday. This was her first visit to the national capital after winning the state assembly polls. The meeting was described as a courtesy call. She also met former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, party president Rajnath Singh and senior leader Lal Krishna Advani, during the visit. Fighting on the plank of corruption, poverty, price rise, poor governance and a break down in law and order, Raje came back to power with 162 seats leaving Congress with just 21 seats and Others with 16 in the recent Assembly polls. Dec 16, 2013

BJP condemns Modi's comparison to Asaram by Jairam Ramesh

New Delhi, Dec 16 (ANI): BJP leader Prakash Javadekar on Monday condemned Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh's dirty remark on BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi. Reportedly, Ramesh said that Modi did not appoint Lokayukta for 10 years. Now he is giving advice on it, which is like Asaram talking about virginity. Dec 16, 2013

BJP shows commitment to pass Lokpal Bill

Chennai/ New Delhi, Dec 16 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday stated that the Lokpal bill is not between two individuals and is now a matter of the parliament, adding that the party is committed towards passing the bill. Addressing mediapersons in Chennai, party spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman said that the party will see what amendments has central government made in the bill. Meanwhile, talking about government formation in Delhi, Sitharaman also added that chief of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), Arvind Kejriwal, should focus on core issues. Dec 16, 2013

Kumar Vishwas on Congress accepting AAP's conditions

New Delhi, Dec 16 (ANI): After the Congress sent a detailed response to Aam Aadmi Party over the 18 issues raised by them, saying 16 of its 18 demands were related to administration which the AAP can deal with after it forms the government in Delhi, AAP leader, Kumar Vishwas said his party will discuss the matter with people who have voted for them. Vishwas said they will take a decision only after carrying out meetings with people. Dec 16, 2013