SC says fatwas cannot be forced on people, Muslim politicos welcome move

New Delhi, Feb 26 (ANI): After Supreme Court ordered that fatwas issued by Muslim clerics cannot be forced on people and that state has to protect persons harassed for the same, muslim politicos welcomed the move. Former Samajwadi Party leader Shahid Siddiqui said that fatwa is an opinion and there is no obligation to it. Meanwhile, Kamal Farooqui said that those Muslims who are ready to go by the fatwas are not wrong, but on the same place welcomed the apex court's decision. Feb 26, 2014

Chicken and Mushroom steer fry

Ingredients Boneless chicken - 1/2 kg Mushroom - 100 gm Chopped onions - 1 Spring onions - 1 small bunch Tomato ketchup Salt - 1 tsp Few cloves of chopped garlic Chicken stock - 1 cup Pepper Corn flour Method 1. Pour some oil in a wok. Add some onions, garlic, mushroom, salt, pepper, spring onions, garlic paste, tomato ketchup and chicken stock. 2. let it cook. 3. In another pan, pour enough oil to deep fry the Chicken. 4. Coat the chicken with corn flour and deep fry it. 5. Put the fried chicken into the vegetables. 6. Coat the fried chicken with the cooked vegetables. 7. Garnish it with chopped coriander leaves Like us on FACEBOOK - Follow us on TWITTER - Subscribe to YouTube - A Ventuno Production : Feb 26, 2014

Paramilitary forces kill Maoist in 'red corridor' region

Gumla/ Visakhapatnam, Feb 26 (ANI): In a joint operation paramilitary forces and police killed a Maoist in "red rebel hotbed" of Gumla district in Jharkhand. Acting on a tip-off by sources, police launched a joint operation with Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and killed one Maoist in a fierce gunbattle. The area lies on the red corridor that is worst affected by Maoist violence. Meanwhile, in an another incident in port city of Vishakhapatnam, Maoists attacked a village and killed a headman of the area. Feb 26, 2014

Bombay HC questions on repeated paroles for Sanjay Dutt

Mumbai, Feb 26 (ANI): The Bombay high court questioned the parole extension for actor Sanjay Dutt. Lawyer Nikhil Chaudhary, who filed Public Interest Litigation (PIL) against parole granted to Dutt, clarified that the petition was not against the actor but he was addressing larger issues of equality. The court has also sought all papers based on which the paroles have been granted. The court also criticised the state government of Maharashtra for discriminating between Bollywood actor and other convicts. Dutt was sentenced to five years jail by the Supreme Court in 2013 for possession of illegal weapons in a case linked to the 1993 Mumbai bombings. Feb 26, 2014

TNA supporters protest against SC's stay on release of Rajiv Gandhi assassins

Chennai, Feb 26 (ANI): The supporters of Tamil National Alliance (TNA) took to streets in Chennai against Supreme Court's stay on release of three convicts in Rajiv Gandhi's assassination case. Police in Chennai detained few of the protesters, who were shouting anti-Congress slogans, to bring the situation under control. Members of the regional Tamil National Alliance (TNA) supported Jayalalithaa's decision of releasing the three convicts after the apex court commuted their death sentence to a life term. The government also filed a petition at the Supreme Court arguing that Jayalalithaa's government did not have the power to free the ethnic Tamil convicts. Feb 26, 2014

Kashmir: Army kills 7 militants, recovers arms and ammunition

Kupwara, Feb 26 (ANI): Indian Army recovered large quantities of arms and ammunition from seven militants who were killed during an encounter between the Indian Army and militants in forest area of Kashmir. Security has been beefed up as more militants are believed to be hiding in the forest area. Major General, General Officer Commanding (GOC) Kilo Force, SK Saini said that seven AK series weapons were recovered. On specific information, 18 Rashtriya Rifles and Special Operation Group of Jammu and Kashmir Police launched a cordon and search operation in Dardpora forests of Lolab, Saini added. Saini added that the documents recovered from the dead militants indicated that they belonged to Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). Feb 26, 2014

UN officials give update on dire situation in Syria

Senior United Nations officials gave updates on the humanitarian and refugee situation in Syria on Tuesday, warning that the conflict-torn country risks "losing a generation of its children." Duration: 01:15 Feb 26, 2014

Sensory sportswear on display at World Mobile Congress

At the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona, the world's biggest showcase of high-tech gadgetry, a French team has fitted the latest in heat and heart-rate sensors into the fabric of sports clothing to enhance performance. Duration: 00:42 Feb 26, 2014

Ugandan president signs anti-gay bill amid criticism

A Ugandan newspaper listed Tuesday 200 "top" homosexuals, a day after President Yoweri Museveni signed one of the world's toughest anti-gay laws. Swedish Finance Minister Anders Borg condemns the law's signature. Duration: 00:58 Feb 26, 2014

EU urges Russian support for Ukraine

The European Union's foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, called Tuesday for Russia to assist Ukraine as the ex-Soviet state struggles to resolve its worst crisis since independence. Duration: 01:07 Feb 25, 2014

CAR unrest leaves quarter of country displaced

The violence in Central African Republic has displaced nearly a quarter of the country's 4.6m inhabitants. AFP is shown the poor conditions of a camp for displaced people near the airport in Bangui. Duration: 00:40 Feb 25, 2014