Jaipur rally cannot clean tainted Modi: Jagdambika Pal

New Delhi, Sep 10 (ANI): As Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi is to address a rally in Jaipur on Tuesday in order to reach out to Muslim community of the state and the nation, Congress leader Jagdambika Pal said that the Jaipur rally cannot clean up the tainted Modi and that the minorities will always have a fear factor in them because of the Gujarat incident. Further, talking about the BJP-RSS meet to draw consensus on the party___s PM candidate, he said that the decision whatsoever will be of the RSS and not BJP. Sep 10, 2013

Manipur: 155 militants surrender to join mainstream

Imphal, Sep 10 (ANI): In a remarkable achievement, at least 155 rebels belonging to four different outfits in Manipur surrendered and attained a ceasefire pact with the state Chief Minister O Ibobi Singh after a prolonged negotiation. Senior government official J Suresh Babu, who serves as principal secretary (Home), said the surrender would add to peace in Manipur. The state government signed an agreement with the rebel groups on Monday and they would be given rehabilitation package. Indian government and the Government of Manipur have been making sincere efforts for bringing peace in Manipur by urging the rebels to join mainstream. Sep 10, 2013

Indo-Pak bus service continues amidst border tensions

Poonch, Sep 10 (ANI): Even as the ceasefire violations continue on the Indo- Pak border, people travelling across India and Pakistan by bus hoped for Peace and tranquillity to prevail on the disputed border of Jammu and Kashmir. Last month, a suspected militant hurled a grenade on a patrol party, injuring nine persons including five police personnel, in Pulwama district and three civilians were killed and another injured after militants attacked a CRPF camp in Shopian district. Passengers travelling across the border on Monday expressed amazement on the fact that despite ceasefire violations on both sides of the border the bus service was still continuing. Sep 10, 2013

Mother of Delhi gang rape accused pleads for mercy

New Delhi, Sep 10 (ANI): Mother of Vinay Sharma, one of the accused in the Delhi gang rape case pleaded for mercy as a fast track court in New Delhi is set to pronounce its verdict in the case that triggered nationwide outrage and forced the government to overhaul women safety laws. Prosecutors have alleged that bus cleaner Akshay Kumar Singh, gym instructor Vinay Sharma, fruit-seller Pawan Gupta, and unemployed Mukesh Singh lured the woman and a male friend onto the bus on the night of December 16 as the two were returning home from watching a movie at a shopping mall in South Delhi. Sep 10, 2013

Akhilesh___s self bowed communal seeds eating him up: BJP

Allahabad, Sep 10 (ANI): As UP Chief Minsiter Akhilesh Yadav said a day before that the Muzaffarnagar communal clashes are strategies and a game played by the opposition, BJP Spokesperson Siddharth Nath Singh said on Tuesday that Akhilesh himself bowed the seeds of communalism in the state and now those very seeds are eating him up. He further said that the UP government should take responsibility of the situation, rather than blaming the opposition for the same. Sep 10, 2013

Defence lawyer says two Delhi gangrape accused are innocent

New Delhi, Sep 10 (ANI): Defence lawyer of the two accused in the Delhi gangrape case, A. P. Singh, on Tuesday said his clients were innocent, hours before a fast track court is set to pronounce its verdict in the case. Singh said Vinay was at a party in a park when the incident occurred, adding that Akshay Singh said he was hundreds of kilometres away in his village in eastern state of Bihar. Prosecutors allege that bus cleaner Akshay Kumar Singh, gym instructor Vinay Sharma, fruit-seller Pawan Gupta, and unemployed Mukesh Singh lured the woman and a male friend onto the bus on the night of December 16 as the two were returning home from watching a movie at a shopping mall in South Delhi. Sep 10, 2013

Parents of Delhi gangrape victim firm on death sentence for accused

New Delhi, Sep 10 (ANI): Parents of the 16 December Delhi gangrape victim are firm on their demand of death sentence for the accused, hours before a fast track court is set to pronounce its verdict in the case that sparked nationwide fury and forced the government to overhaul women safety laws. Father of the victim wanted the judgement to act as a deterrent in future. Last month, the juvenile accused in the case was sentenced to three years in juvenile detention. Mother of the victim is however, not satisfied with the sentence given to the juvenile and urged the court to reconsider it in light of his barbaric act. Sep 10, 2013

Kenyan VP Ruto pleads not guilty at ICC trial

Kenya Vice President William Ruto pleaded not guilty to fomenting deadly post-election violence in Kenya five years ago, at the opening Tuesday of his high-stakes trial before the International Criminal Court. Duration: 00:55. Sep 10, 2013

Electric Formula E car on show in Frankfurt

Electric cars by German builders are just some of the nearly 70 world premieres at the 65th edition of the IAA auto show opening later this week. Duration: 01:25 Sep 10, 2013

Phillippine security forces patrol Zamboango after clashes

Muslim militants traded gunfire with Philippine troops and were using almost 200 villagers as human shields, officials said, in a stand-off after a deadly attack on the southern city, Zamboanga. Philippine police manned a checkpoint, with army personnel patrolling, as affected residents were evacuated to a safer place. Duration: 00:31 Sep 10, 2013

Ethiopians shop ahead of New Year celebrations

Ethiopians are preparing to celebrate on Wednesday the Ethiopian New Year. The Horn of Africa nation follows a unique, slightly modified version of the archaic Julian calendar. In the capital Addis Ababa, people have been busy shopping for food and gifts ahead of the holiday period. Duration: 02:37 Sep 10, 2013