Dominique Strauss-Kahn back in court

Ex-IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn is back in court in France to take the stand for a second day in a bid to convince judges he was not at the heart of a global vice ring. Duration: 00:39 Feb 11, 2015

African dust engulfs Israel and the Palestinian territories

As South-Eastern winds of up to 100 kph hit the region, Israel and the Palestinian territories experience a high polluted air quality, up to 50% above normal, after dust originating in Egypt and the Sinai desert streams in the area. Duration: 00:36 Feb 11, 2015

S.Sudan child soldiers surrender weapons in official ceremony

Several hundred children from an armed group in South Sudan surrendered on Tuesday their weapons and uniforms in a ceremony overseen by the South Sudan National Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration Commission (DDR). Duration: 01:05 Feb 11, 2015

India's aeronautical strength exhibition is set to kick start in Bengaluru

Bengaluru, Feb 11 (ANI): India's Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) is all set to organize the tenth edition of Aero India air show in Bengaluru city from February 18. The biennial air show and aviation exhibition - Aero India Aerospace Exposition - will see the participation of leading countries including US, Russia, France and UK. The exhibition will have 'Make in India' as its major theme and will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Aero India show would highlight examples of technological advancement achieved by India through international cooperation. The aerospace and aviation exhibition will have 'Make in India' as the major theme. Feb 11, 2015

Politicos react after Patna HC stays election of Nitish Kumar as JD (U)'s party leader

New Delhi/Patna, Feb 11 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Wednesday after the Patna High Court stayed the Janata Dal United's move to elect Nitish Kumar as their leader. Bihar's former Forest Minister and Nitish Kumar's supporter PK Shahi and JD (U) leader Pradeep Kumar said that no stay has been put up by the Patna High Court over Nitish Kumar's elections. Meanwhile, Kumar had earlier in the day reached the national capital to meet President Pranab Mukherjee, and parade 130 supporting MLAs to show that he enjoys a majority in the Bihar Assembly. The MLAs belong to the ruling JD (U), besides some from the RJD, Congress, CPI and Independents. Nitish, who wanted an invitation from Bihar Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi to form a new government in the state after he was elected the leader of JD (U), had said that a democratic process should be followed in Bihar. Feb 11, 2015

Valentines Day Warning

Coming valentines day you will find who has got real love... for the country. What else you think this old man talks about?! I am not concerned about young people loitering around. They are small children, they do what they 'have' to do... it is so natural. But i am more concerned for the country, because on that day you will find, really-small-minded people coming out in public, like cancers, to marry off couples with out their consent. But they are really dumb enough to announce it in public weeks before. Feb 11, 2015

Airport authorities in Chennai protest government's privatisation move

Chennai, Feb 11 (ANI): Hundreds of Airports Authority of India (AAI) employees staged a protest in front of the airport in Chennai on Wednesday (February 11) against central government's attempt to privatise airports across the country. The government has rekindled plans to privatise Airports Authority of India, the state-owned airport operator. Meanwhile, chairman of joint forum of employees union, Saughata Roy, said that workers were totally against the privatisation. Millions of Indians are flying each year in one of the world's fastest growing aviation markets, but the government wants to speed up the process by expanding airports and boosting air connectivity in remote areas. The government plans to develop airports in the cities of Chennai, Kolkata, Ahmedabad and Jaipur under a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model. Four airports - Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Bangalore - have already been privatised. Feb 11, 2015

Delhi CM-designate Arvind Kejriwal meets Rajnath Singh, demands full statehood for Delhi

New Delhi, Feb 11(ANI): Delhi CM-designate and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday reached Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s residence to meet him and discussed various issues with him. Kejriwal also invited Rajnath for his swearing-in ceremony which is to take place on February 14 at Ramilia Grounds. Party leader Manish Sisodia was also present at the meeting. Kejriwal, who was unanimously elected as the leader of the legislative party yesterday, met Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu earlier in the day. He is also scheduled to meet President Pranab Mukherjee today. Kejriwal's party, AAP, made a clean sweep of the Delhi assembly polls yesterday, winning 67 of the 70 seats on offer and decimated rivals BJP and Congress. Feb 11, 2015

Visitors throng the philatelic exhibition in Agartala

Agartala, Feb 11 (ANI): Visitors thronged the two-day philatelic exhibition organised by Philatelic Bureau of the Indian Postal Department in Agartala. The district level exhibition, which was inaugurated by chairperson of Tripura Commission for Women Purnima Roy at Muktadhara Hall, was thronged by professional stamp collectors and enthusiasts. Over 1, 500 stamps from different periods, countries and events were displayed at the exhibition. Organiser, Nirmal Chakraborty, said that the exhibition was organised to promote philately and give young generation an understanding of one of India's oldest communicating system in the age of e-mails and SMSes. The organisers believed that stamps help in expanding people's knowledge in terms of politics, history, prominent events and even geography. Feb 11, 2015