Searchers scour debris for Solomon floods missing

Tearful residents and aid workers in the flood-ravaged Solomon Islands continue to scour debris for bodies, days after flash floods tore through the capital Honiara. Duration: 00:43 Apr 7, 2014

Raghu Ram to campaign for Gul Panag

Chandigarh, April 07 (ANI): MTV Roadies fame, Raghu Ram who is campaigning for the Aam Aadmi Party on Monday said that he will campaign for AAP candidate Gul Panag in Chandigarh tomorrow. Talking to mediapersons, he said that he always wanted to fight against corruption, communalism and this time he has an option of AAP. Apr 7, 2014

Bangladesh fans expect cricket team to atleast fight,if not win regularly-Senior Journalist

New Delhi, April 07 (ANI): Bangladesh has a not very impressive cricket history in its store with a relatively poor performance in ICC T20 World Cup 2014 too, where the team failed to reach even in the semi finals. Talking about the same, senior sports journalist Harpal Singh Bedi said that Bangladeshi fans don’t really expect the team to win all the time, but to keep a good fight, and that the nation too has gone significantly more positive towards cricket than football. Bedi said that though it was a shocker to get defeated by Afghanistan in the Asia Cup for Bangladesh, the team did beat many big teams in number of tournaments earlier. Further, the Sports Journalist pointed out to the differences in the Bangladesh cricket team as one of the reason for its depreciating performance. Bedi said that former captain Saquib Al Hasan also has his own grudges after he was removed from the post. Apr 7, 2014

Not even Gujarat govt could achieve what we did: Akhilesh

Bihar, April 7 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday while addressing a rally in Barh district of Bihar highlighted the achievements of Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh in the last few years. Akhilesh said that the SP Government has done a lot for the development of his state during his tenure bringing to the public notice various policies issued by his party. Yadav also targeted Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi saying that the achievements of Uttar Pradesh Government could not be brought in Gujarat even in Modi’s three times Chief Ministerial tenure. Yadav further gave an insight to the future policies of his government one of which being Samajwadi Pension and other benefits for the poor, farmers and labour class Apr 7, 2014

Ram Mandir construction has nothing to do with Hindutva: Joshi

New Delhi, April 07 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Murli Manohar Joshi on Monday said the party's stand to explore all possibilities within framework of the Constitution to facilitate the construction of the 'Ram Mandir' in Ayodhya has nothing to do with Hindutva, and added that it is related to cultural development. Earlier in the day, the BJP released its manifesto for the Lok Sabha elections and reiterated its stand to explore all possibilities within framework of Constitution to facilitate construction of 'Ram Mandir' in Ayodhya. Apr 7, 2014

Haryana govts policies made Rahuls brother-in-law rich: Narendra Modi

Jhajjar, April 7 (ANI): BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Monday took a jibe at Congress Vice president Rahul Gandhi at a rally in Jhajjhar, Haryana. Modi said that Haryana government’s policies, that were highlighted and appreciated by Rahul Gandhi few days ago, has benefitted his brother-in-law Robert Vadra. Apr 7, 2014

Dynasty politics will end, Congress will lose, says BJP

Bhubaneswar, April 07 (ANI): Senior BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu, on Monday attacked ruling Congress party and said that dynasty politics was coming to an end and Congress would not receive votes beyond double digit. Addressing a news conference in Bhubaneswar Naidu said that BJP will emerge as a winner in the world’s biggest election. Naidu said Congress party was losing candidates and attacked third front, saying it was nothing but a mirage. He also slammed Chief Minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik, for no development in various sectors like employment, education, health and others. Apr 7, 2014

Congress moves EC against BJPs manifesto over violation of model code of conduct

New Delhi, April 07 (ANI): Congress on Monday moved Election Commission against BJP’s election manifesto over violation of model code of conduct. Congress Legal Cell Secretary KC Mittal said that releasing manifesto on polling date is a violation of rules. Further, he said that the party also used religious sentiments which could have incited people’s sentiments and mentioning Ram mandir and Section 370 to garner votes is a violation of rules by the party. Further, Mittal said that the document is a violation of rules as a whole and the Congress party has requested the EC to annul the same. Apr 7, 2014

LS Polls 2014: Tripura CM Manik Sarkar casts his vote

Agartala, April 07 (ANI): Tripura Chief Minister and CPI leader Manik Sarkar on Monday cast his vote for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Polling in one of the two Lok Sabha seats in Tripura commenced on Monday in the first stage of 2014 general elections. Earlier Sarkar had claimed that there is no Modi wave in Tripura. Apr 7, 2014

Foreign extremists launch 'jihad' in Syria

United Nations, April 07: Over 140,000 Syrians have lost their lives and more than 9 million are internally displaced or have fled the country since the conflict between forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad and those opposed to his rule began in March 2011. The fight is grim as the rebels are outnumbered by Islamists and jihadists linked to Al Qaeda. The country is now facing one of the worst civil wars with rise in crimes including torture, hostage-taking, murder and execution. Al Qaeda and the Taliban from Pakistan-Afghan border are now using Syria as a launching pad to carry out strikes against the West. Syria is an attractive region for them since it lies far from the drone strikes. These fighters are skilled in bomb-making, logistics, religious indoctrination and planning. Experts believe that Pakistan is well aware of al Qaeda's strategy in Syria. It is believed that Pakistan is backing al Qaeda fighters in Syria at the behest of Saudi Arabia. During his recent visit to Pakistan, Saudi Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz asked for anti-aircraft and anti-tank rockets for the rebels fighting in Syria. Apr 7, 2014

Politicos condemn BJP's manifesto

New Delhi/ Lucknow, Apr 7 (ANI): Politicos condemned BJP's manifesto which was released with the commencement of general elections in Tripura and Assam on Monday. BSP leader Sudhindra Bhadoria said that BJP is trying to spread communal hatred. CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechury said that BJP's objective is clear that in the guise of the Constitution, they want to go ahead with their Hindutva agenda. SP leader Naresh Agarwal said that to increase corruption and motivate criminals is BJP's real manifesto and rest all is fake. Apr 7, 2014

Homeless but defiant, Bedouin to stay in Jordan Valley

Two weeks after their fragile tin shacks were destroyed by Israeli bulldozers, Atiya Bani Minna and his family are still sleeping under the stars, struggling to resume some semblance of normal life. Duration: 02:20 Apr 7, 2014

Rajnath says promises will be fulfilled as BJP releases manifesto

New Delhi, April 7 (ANI): BJP President Rajnath Singh, during the manifesto release ceremony on Monday said that the promises made in the manifesto will be fulfilled by the party once it comes to power. Further Rajnath also congratulated senior leader Murli Manohar Joshi and other party members responsible for forming the manifesto, which Rajnath said was quite impressive. Singh also stated that BJP will bring a change in the country as is being demanded by the people. Apr 7, 2014