Muslims have lost confidence in Akhilesh's govt, says Muslim cleric

New Delhi, Sep 11 (ANI): Even as leaders of various Muslim organizations like Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind (JUH), All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), All India Muslim Majlise Mushwarat (AIMMM), Jamaat-e-Islami Hind and Jamiat Ahle Hadith Hind demanded the dismissal of Samajwadi Party's (SP) government in Uttar Pradesh for its failure to quell the riots in the state, Mufti Mukarram, a muslim cleric said that Muslims have lost confidence in Akhilesh Yadav's government. Sep 11, 2013

People in Bangladesh take to streets against attacks on Hindu and Buddhist shrines

Dhaka, Sep 11 (ANI): Activists under the banner of the 'Bangladesh Hindu, Buddhist and Christian Solidarity Association' took out a rally through the main streets of the national capital Dhaka. They were protesting against the attacks on the Hindu and Buddhist temples in Bangladesh. Scores of protesters holding banners and placards during the rally, raised slogans to press their agitation against the attacks on Buddhist monasteries and Hindu temples in different parts of the country, following the verdict on war crimes trial. The protesters denounced the fundamentalists for attacking the temples and vandalizing the idols of deities and other religious properties; and appealed for justice. Sep 11, 2013

Nirbhaya's family firm on death penalty for accused

New Delhi, Sept 11 (ANI): The nation is looking at the fast track court in New Delhi which will shortly announce the sentence for the four men pronounced guilty of gangraping and murdering a 23-year-old woman on a bus in the national capital in 2012. Meanwhile, parents of the victim are firm on their demand of death sentence for the accused. Sep 11, 2013

Vinay held under political conspiracy: Mother of Delhi gang rape accused

New Delhi, Sep 11 (ANI): Mother of Vinay Sharma, one of the accused in the Delhi gang rape case on Wednesday said that her son is held under a political conspiracy. A fast-track Delhi court will on Wednesday announce the quantum of punishment for four men, who were on Tuesday held guilty in the barbaric gang-rape of a 23-year-old woman in a moving bus on the intervening night of December 16-17, 2012 Sep 11, 2013

India endorses Russia's proposal on Syria

New Delhi, Sep 11 (ANI): New Delhi has endorsed Moscow's proposal for Syria to place all its chemical weapons under international control, a move which could avert the planned attacks by US military forces on the major oil producing country in the eastern Mediterranean region. Foreign Ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin stated this at a news conference in New Delhi. Sep 11, 2013

Japan markets its agri products and regional cuisine

Tokyo, Sep 11 (ANI): Japan was historically known as "the land of golden ears of rice". And, the tradition of rice cultivation has been well protected by the Japanese government. Today, Wooke Co. Ltd., a sister concern of Shinmei Corporation, produces aseptic packaged rice in cooperation with Japan Agricultural Cooperatives. It produces over 140 packets of rice per day and exports them to Europe, Australia, Russia and China. The sterilizing, cooking and sealing process are managed by NASA Class 100 standard in order to produce complete germfree packed rice, without adding any chemicals or food addictives. The packed rice products can be stored at room temperature for 10 months. Sep 11, 2013

Barroso defends EU crisis response in address

European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso defended Wednesday the measures taken to tame the debt crisis, putting eurosceptics on notice ahead of EU elections next year. Duration: 00:48 Sep 11, 2013

Syrians in Damascus celebrate Assad's 48th birthday

Syrians celebrated President Bashar al-Assad's 48th birthday on Wednesday while the threat of US-led strikes against his regime in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack recedes. Duration: 00:40 Sep 11, 2013

Quebec presents controversial bid to ban religious garb

Officials in Quebec present their controversial bid to ban religious apparel -- including headscarves, turbans and yarmulkes -- on public sector workers, part of an overhaul to the Canadian province's "Charter of Values." Duration: 01:22 Sep 11, 2013

Egypt army combs Gaza border for tunnels after attack

Egyptian army continued bulldozing in the frontier town of Rafah looking for tunnels near the Egyptian border with the Palestinian Gaza Strip on Wednesday after twin car bomb blasts targeting Egypt's army killed at least six soldiers in the restive Sinai peninsula. Duration: 00:29 Sep 11, 2013

Turkish man's death sparks angry protests

Turkish police fired tear gas and plastic bullets at thousands of people who gathered in Istanbul Tuesday to protest the death of a 22-year-old demonstrator in southern Turkey. Duration: 00:39 Sep 11, 2013

Guatemalans hold funeral for 44 bus victims

Relatives mourn the 44 victims of a bus accident in Guatemala. The bus carrying scores of passengers plunged off a steep cliff in western Guatemala, injuring many others. Duration: 00:35 Sep 11, 2013