Thousands of teachers protest Mexico education law

Thousands of teachers demonstrated in Mexico City Wednesday and some scuffled with police keeping them away from President Enrique Pena Nieto's residence, one day after he signed into law a controversial education reform that requires teachers to undergo mandatory performance tests.Duration: 00:52 Sep 12, 2013

Ship carrying 20 tonnes of cannabis intercepted at sea

Around 20 tonnes of cannabis resin has been found on board a commercial vessel searched by French naval forces in the Mediterranean, according to police sources, who said that the haul had been set on fire by the crew as the ship was boarded. Duration: 00:21 Sep 12, 2013

20 years on, Oslo accords seen as false dawn

Twenty years after the historic Oslo accords, seen then as the cornerstone of an imminent peace settlement, little has changed for communities like Hebron where Oslo's promises feel hollow. Duration: 02:28 Sep 12, 2013

Salvage operation nears for cruise ship wreck

Salvage workers will attempt to raise Italy's Costa Concordia cruise ship on Monday, weather permitting, in an unprecedented operation costing more than 600 million euros ($798 million), officials said. Duration: 00:41 Sep 12, 2013

Muzaffarnagar: Need to bring Communal Violence Bill into force, says K Rehman Khan

New Delhi, Sep 11 (ANI): Talking about the ongoing violence and clashes in Muzaffarnagar, Minority Affairs Minister K Rehman Khan said on Wednesday that looking at the recent trend of political parties of polarizing the system and taking advantage of the situation whatsoever, there is an urgent need to bring onto force the Communal Violence (prevention and rehabilitation) Bill, which was once been introduced in the Parliament. Sep 11, 2013

SP rules out pre-poll alliance, will contest in other parts of the country

Agra, Sep 11 (ANI): The Samajwadi Party ruled out pre-poll alliance ahead of the national elections scheduled to be held in 2014. SP leader Ram Gopal Yadav in Agra said that the party will now contest independently in other parts of the country as well. Yadav pressed on expanding the Party___s base in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Bihar. Sep 11, 2013

Maximum youths have been killed in Kashmir during Omar___s tenure: PDP

Srinagar, Sep 11 (ANI): People's Democratic Party president Mehbooba Mufti was on Wednesday detained as she was heading towards Shopian district where four persons were killed in CRPF firing last week. A preliminary police inquiry into the killings has found that three of the four people were local civilians. Mufti condemned the act and said 90 % youths have been killed in Kashmir during Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah___s tenure. Sep 11, 2013

Lalu Yadav slams Nitish govt in Bihar

Patna, Sep 11 (ANI): Amidst differences between the former allies BJP and JD (U), RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Wednesday lashed out at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his government and said that he sold off his morals and principles for his vested interests. He further said that both the parties which were partners earlier are themselves lashing out at one another and has played politics on the land of Bihar. Sep 11, 2013

Job fair attracts many youth in Arunachal Pradesh

Arunachal Pradesh, Sep 11 (ANI): Around 4000 unemployed youth from all districts across the State turned up for a three-day long Job fair in Arunachal Pradesh. The event was inaugurated by the Arunachal Governor Lt Gen Nirbhay Sharma. The aim was to sensitize the youth regarding job opportunities and various vocational training providers (VTPs) who would impart them relevant skills and help them get jobs. Various vocational training providers including NHPCO, NEEPCO, private power developers Reliance, Indira Gandhi Technological and Medical Sciences University set up their stalls at the fair. Sep 11, 2013

Manipur journalists condemn threats by militant outfits

Imphal, Sep 11 (ANI): More than 200 scribes and newspaper distributors of Manipur took out a rally from the Manipur press club in Imphal, to the Chief Minister___s office complex, on the first day of the protest. The protest is being carried out under the aegis of All Manipur Journalists___ Union in association with the Editors___ Forum and All Manipur Newspaper Sales and Distribution Association, against a recent threat issued to media persons. Some militant outfits have been forcing media houses to publish their press releases without making any changes. Sep 11, 2013

Maoists gun down village head in Odisha

Malkangiri, Sep 11 (ANI): Acting with brazen impunity Maoists killed a village head whom they had accused of being a police informer in Odisha. The incident took place at a remote village of Padia in Maoists hit Malkangiri district of Odisha. Police has been thoroughly investigating the matter, as the exact reason behind the killing is yet to be ascertained. The killing came shortly after nine Maoists surrendered before the police in the district on Monday (September 09). Sep 11, 2013

Liberian President discusses bilateral issues with Khurshid

New Delhi, Sep 11 (ANI): President of the Republic of Liberia, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, held discussions with External Affairs Minister, Salman Khurshid on Wednesday (September 11) over bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual interest during her five-day visit to the country. Sirleaf flew to India on Monday (September 09) at the invitation of her Indian counterpart Pranab Mukherjee. Sirleaf is being accompanied by a high-level delegation including the Liberian Ministers of Foreign Affairs, Finance, Agriculture, Commerce and Industry, Information, Culture and Tourism, Lands, Mines and Energy and Gender development, besides senior Government officials and representatives of Apex trade bodies. Sep 11, 2013