Obama, Merkel meet to discuss Ukraine crisis

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. President Barack Obama met on Monday at the White House with German Chancellor Angela Merkel to discuss the crisis in Ukraine and the best path to take to Feb 9, 2015

Could drones replace waiters?

STORY: Your order's coming right up ... thanks to this drone. It's called "Infinium Serve" and could be the next generation of waiters serving you. At a recent demonstration in Singapore, patrons at Feb 9, 2015

Law student allegedly raped, beaten in Meerut; condemning reactions flow

New Delhi/ Chennai, Feb 09 (ANI): A 22-year old law student was allegedly raped by her landlord for refusing to have a baby with him and beaten up in Meerut. Condemning reactions from social activists and political leaders flowed on Monday over the incident. Social activists Annie Raja, Sudha Ramalingam and Abha Singh condemned the law and order for such crimes which are taking place on daily basis in the country. Congress leader Kiran Chaudhary said that women are not at all safe in the country with the increase in crimes against them. BJP leader Srikant Sharma also condemned the shocking incident. Feb 9, 2015

Singapore President meets Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi

New Delhi, Feb 09 (ANI): Singapore President Tony Tan Keng Yam met Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj in New Delhi on Monday. Yam arrived in national capital on Sunday on a four-day visit to commemorate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries. President Yam, who is accompanied by his wife Mary Tan, will also inaugurate an exhibition, "The Peranakan World: Cross-Cultural Art from Singapore and the Malacca Straits" at the national museum in New Delhi. As per media reports, Yam will also launch the Singapore-India Commemorative Book published by the Institute of South Asian Studies. Meanwhile, Yam and his wife also laid floral wreath at memorial of iconic freedom fighter, Mahatma Gandhi, at Rajghat. Feb 9, 2015

Rajasthan CM Vasundhara Raje attends 1st NITI Aayog meeting, discusses problems facing the state

New Delhi, Feb 09 (ANI): Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje among other state chief ministers attended the first NITI Aayog meeting headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi. Presenting her views at the first meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog, Raje suggested for allowing the states to prepare and implement various development projects as per the regional conditions and providing central funds for such schemes. Raje also suggested for setting-up an empowered-committee under the NITI Aayog for coordination and resolution of issues of various projects initiated by various ministries and state governments. She also suggested to restrict the number of centre-sponsored schemes to 10 and to allow the states for utilisation of rest of the funds for such central schemes. Feb 9, 2015

Govt aimed at enhancing facilities for students from North-East: Jitendra Singh

New Delhi, Feb 09 (ANI): Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office, Dr Jitendra Singh, said on Monday that the Central government is aimed at enhancing facilities for the students of north-east in terms of education. Singh said that the authorities have decided to build a hostel for the north-eastern students in JNU campus. He further added that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Ministry of DoNER is committed towards providing every possible help to the students of North-East who stay and study away from their homes. Feb 9, 2015

Japanese tourist allegedly raped by tour guide in Jaipur, investigation on

Jaipur/ New Delhi, Feb 09 (ANI): In yet another shocking case of crime against women, a 20-year Japanese tourist was raped by a man claiming to be a tour guide in Jaipur. The incident reportedly took place on Sunday night when the Japanese tourist was visiting the city. The accused later lodged a complaint at a police station in Dudu and a hunt to nab the accused is on. Meanwhile, Social Activist Ranjana Kumari condemned the incident and questioned on the registration of tourist guide. Feb 9, 2015

Indian-origin musician Ricky Kej's father feels proud on son's winning Grammy Award

Bengaluru, Feb 09 (ANI): Indian-origin musician Ricky Kej won Best New Age Album trophy for collaborated album, 'Winds of Samsara', at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards on Monday. Kej, 33, who hails from Bengaluru shared the trophy with co-composer South African flautist Wouter Kellerman. Kej's father, Gyan H Kej said he was proud of the achievement. Gyan Kej added that the musician was self-taught. The album has been described as the one featuring 'peace and positivity' in life. Another Indian who won the Grammy was Neela Vaswani, who gave audio version of the book -'I Am Malala: How One Girl Stood Up For Education And Changed The World'. Feb 9, 2015

Rohtak police arrests eight accused in Rohtak rape case, Haryana CM assures proper action against th

Rohtak/ Faridabad, Feb 09 (ANI): Haryana police on Monday arrested eight accused in Rohtak and promised action in case of any lapse by its personnel. In a grim reminder of the December 16 gang-rape in Delhi, a 28-year-old mentally-challenged woman from Nepal was brutally raped and murdered and her body dumped in a field at a village on the Rohtak-Hisar Highway. Haryana DGP YP Singhal said that total of eight accused of the nine are arrested and that the police will try its best that accused get stringent punishment. Meanwhile, state Chief Minister ML Khattar said that the police is doing its best and their job done till now is appreciable. He also said that the victim will be given justice. Feb 9, 2015