Militant arrest foils terror attack plan in UP

Lucknow, March 28 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Police arrested militants in Lucknow and revealed that the arrested militants had plans to target and destroy crucial places in an armed attack. Inspector general of police of Uttar Pradesh, Amrender Singh Senger, revealed that the arrested militants were targeting to launch an attack using AK-47 and pistols in a crucial location in the state. The Inspector General added that the captured militants, Abdul Waleed and Salim were trained by Taliban in Afghanistan. Police also recovered two AK 47 rifles, three pistols, SIM cards of India and Nepal, Indian identity cards and 900 US dollars. Mar 28, 2014

Eight killed in West Bengal road accident

Maldah, March 28 (ANI): At least eight passengers including women and children were killed and several others injured in a road accident in Maldah district of West Bengal. The accident took place on a national highway when a bus and a lorry collided head-on resulting in damage to life and property. Police immediately rushed to the spot and took the injured to a nearby hospital with the help of locals and five of them are in a critical condition. Mar 28, 2014

Maoists blast cell phone tower in Gaya

Gaya, March 28 (ANI): Maoists blasted a cell phone tower in Gaya city of Bihar while chanting slogans of boycotting the upcoming general elections. According to police, more than sixty Maoists arrived in Dumaria village in Gaya to destroy the tower, ahead of Narendra Modi’s visit in the district. Police station incharge of Dumaria village, Shashi Shekhar Chauhan, said that the Maoists were heard chanting slogans of boycotting the upcoming general elections in the country. An eyewitness to the event and the guard of the destroyed tower, Jayaprakash Narayan, said that he came to know about the event when he heard a loud sound while he was sleeping in a house near the tower. Mar 28, 2014

Militants launch attack in J&K, 1 killed

Kathua, March 28 (ANI): Suspected terrorists in army uniform launched a series of attack in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir on Friday killing one person and injuring others when they attacked an army camp close to the International Border with Pakistan. The injured are taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. Army and police teams have been chasing the militants since 5 am, when the militants allegedly stopped a Mahindra Bolero vehicle on the Jammu-Pathankot highway and fired indiscriminately at the passengers. The militants escaped in the car and surfaced near an army camp in Janglote, where they started firing at army men, police official said. Mar 28, 2014

BCCI to take final call on next President: Sunil Gavaskar

Mumbai/ Vizag/ New Delhi, March 28 (ANI): Following the Supreme Court’s proposal to appoint Sunil Gavaskar as the interim chief of the BCCI, Gavaskar said that it is for the board to take the final call, as the board is all set to surface its decision over the proposal on Friday. Earlier, The Supreme Court called on BCCI Chief N Srinivasan to step down to ensure a fair probe in IPL Spot fixing case. MoS for Parliamentary Affairs and former chairman of IPL, Rajiv Shukla refused to comment on the pronouncements of Supreme Court. However, former cricketer Chandu Borde expressed confidence that the cricket board will take a decision on this. Mar 28, 2014

Political parties hit out at central govt for abstaining from Sri Lanka Resolution in UNHRC

Chennai/ New Delhi, March 28 (ANI): Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and the Communist Party of India (CPI) hit out at central government after it abstained from voting on a US-sponsored resolution for probe into war crimes in Sri Lanka at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC). The resolution was adopted as 23 countries voted in its favour, 12 against it while others abstained at the 47-member-state forum in Geneva. DMK leader TKS Elangovan said India should have moved the resolution. CPI leader D Raja said it was a betrayal of Tamil people’s cause in Sri Lanka. Mar 28, 2014

India certified as polio-free by WHO

New Delhi, March 28 (ANI): The World Health Organisation declared India free of the crippling polio virus during a ceremony in New Delhi, making the country's almost two-decade-long, multi-billion-dollar effort one of the biggest public health achievements in recent times. India's last case of the wild polio virus was detected in January 2011 in a two-year-old girl in West Bengal. The ceremony was organised in New Delhi to give the official certificate to India for this achievement of eradicating the disease from the country. Southeast Asia director of WHO, Poonam Khetrapal Singh, said that the ceremony marks one of the biggest public health achievements in the world. Mar 28, 2014

India's rural heartland turns to BJP's Narendra Modi

During a decade of power, the Congress party has spent billions of dollars in rural India, its traditional stronghold. But dissatisfaction among voters in these impoverished areas is boosting support for the BJP's Narendra Modi. Duration: 02:44 Mar 28, 2014

Ukraine far-right rally after police shoot leader dead

Hundreds of Ukrainian far-right nationalists rallied outside the parliament building in Kiev Thursday night, smashing windows and demanding the interior minister's resignation, days after police shot dead one of their leaders. Duration: 01:07 Mar 28, 2014

Obama 'moved' by Pope's message, invites him to US

During press conference, US President Barack Obama spoke of his admiration for Pope Francis and invited him to the United States, adding how their conversation focused on the need to address "growing inequality." Duration: 00:43 Mar 28, 2014

Strike grounds hundreds of flights in Germany

Air passengers in Germany faced delays, disruption and hundreds of flight cancellations across the country Thursday as ground staff, baggage handlers and maintenance workers walked out over pay. Duration: 01:08 Mar 28, 2014