Thai 'Red Shirts' rally to support embattled PM

Thousands of Thai pro-government "Red Shirts" massed Saturday in a show of support for Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra, warning that they would resist attempts to oust her through the courts. Duration: 00:42 Apr 5, 2014

Bahrain Shiites protest as Grand Prix practice begins

Thousands of Shiite Muslims turned out peacefully Friday to call for political reforms in Bahrain, as practice began for this year's Formula 1 Grand Prix in the Sunni-ruled Gulf kingdom. Duration: 00:35 Apr 5, 2014

Vasundhara Raje counter threatens Imran Masood, Congress condemns

New Delhi/ Karauli/ Saharanpur, April 05 (ANI): Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje gave counter threat to Congress candidate from Saharanpur, Imran Masood and said that it will be seen after elections as to who cuts whom into pieces. The hate speech came following Masood's statement that he will cut Narendra Modi into pieces, to which he refused of any knowledge. Reacting on the same, Masood said that he is not afraid of anybody or any threats. Further, Congress leader Kapil Sibal said that such statements show BJP's mindset and ideology. Apr 5, 2014

Amarinder Singh hits back at Jaitley's rermark

Amritsar, April 5 (ANI): Congress leader Amarinder Singh hit back at BJP leader and his Amritsar opponent Arun Jaitley who had slammed Singh for lack of vision for Amritsar on Saturday. Singh stated that Jaitley is completely unfamiliar among the people of Punjab, further saying that Jaitley uses unparliamentary language against him because it is Jaitley's way of getting out of embarrassment for he has been totally ignored in Punjab. Apr 5, 2014

Congress attacks BJP, says Amit Shah and BJP trying to repeat politics of hatred like 2002

New Delhi, April 05 (ANI): Congress Spokesperson Randeep Surjewala on Saturday slammed BJP and its leader Amit Shah and said that they are trying to repeat the politics of hatred like the one on 2002. He further said that the party has moved to Election Commission with the request that it should restrict Shah and Suresh Rana from any election campaigning of any sort. He also said that Shah, who is out on bail, is trying to divide people of basis of caste and religion. Surjewala further said that such statements give the indication of the real manifesto of the party. Apr 5, 2014

Mayawati addresses rally in Ghaziabad, attacks Congress

Ghaziabad, April 5 (ANI): BSP Chief Mayawati, while addressing a rally in Ghaziabad on Saturday attacked the Congress Government for not paying attention towards the development of Uttar Pradesh. She further stated that once given national power she will try her best to uplift the state along with the entire nation. She further added that BSP does not release a manifesto because it believes more in doing than speaking. Apr 5, 2014

Manipur's first milk processing plant comes as a boon to many

Manipur, April 05 (ANI): Manipur's Youth Volunteers' Union has set up the state's first milk processing plant at Thoubal Wangmataba with an aim to provide employment to the local unemployed youth. The plant, being run by the Youth Volunteer Union Milk Producer Company Ltd, will be the first to produce pasteurized and toned milk in the state. The construction of the processing plant, which includes a 5000 liter cold storage, was started in January last year and the plant has been producing pasteurized milk since December. The Youth Development Union has been undertaking developmental projects in the state with an aim to improve the lives of the underprivileged people by providing them employment opportunities. Apr 5, 2014

Imam's support to Congress is condemnable: Yahya Bukhari

New Delhi, Apr 5 (ANI): Brother of Imam Bukhari, Yahya Bukhari on Saturday said that Imam's support to Congress is condemnable. He further asked what Congress has done for Muslims in the past. He also said that wherever Congress is not in power, they incite riots there before elections so as to polarize votes. Apr 5, 2014

JD (U) releases its manifesto for LS Polls

Patna, April 05 (ANI): JD (U) releases its manifesto in the presence of Party Chief Sharad Yadav and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar. Yadav said that their manifesto is true and valid according to the present situation in the country. Yadav also stated that the party's work matters more and will make an impact on the people. He further said that there is no particular issue which is important because all issues of corruption, unemployment, inflation etc need equal attention for the development of the country. Apr 5, 2014

Security forces on high alert to ensure peaceful elections in the Northeast

Assam/ Tripura/ Mamipur, April 05 (ANI): With barely a fortnight remaining for voting to begin for the general elections, elaborate security measures have been put in place all over the country. In the Northeast, the security forces are on high alert to prevent any attempt by insurgent outfits to disrupt the democratic process. The region has a past experience of poll boycotts by underground outfits, and incidents of threats and extortions against candidates. In Assam, security has been tightened in sensitive areas, as outfits like NDFB (S) are threatening candidates and demanding money. In Tripura, around 20,000 security personnel, including 15,000 state police and Tripura State Rifles jawans, would be deployed to maintain law and order during the elections. Apr 5, 2014

US seeks to reassure Japan amid Ukraine crisis fallout

US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel vows America will stand by its security commitments to Tokyo, after Russia's intervention in Ukraine raised concerns in a region plagued by its own territorial disputes. Duration: 01:26 Apr 5, 2014

Venezuela charges opposition leader, sparking protests

Venezuela's attorney general formally charges jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez over anti-government protests that have roiled the country for two months, triggering fresh demonstrations in Caracas. Duration: 00:42 Apr 5, 2014