JandK: Fierce gun battle in Shopian kills Army Major, two jawans

Shopian, April 26 (ANI): An Army Major and two jawans have been killed along with two terrorists in a gun battle between security forces and militants which intensified in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. Acting on a tip-off on militant hideout, security forces launched a search operation to flush them out, triggering the gunfight. The restive region has witnessed numerous militant attacks, insurgency, and infiltration attempts from across the border in the last two decades. Police official said that the reinforcements have been rushed to the village and efforts are on to neutralise the terrorists who had refused to surrender and continued firing. Apr 26, 2014

Sibal mocks Ramdev, says no Modi wave only money wave

New Delhi, Apr 26 (ANI): Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Saturday attacked the BJP on its various allegations and remarks over Congress leaders. Sibal mocked at Baba Ramdev's comment on Rahul Gandhi saying that he gives different statements according to his attire. Responding to Arun Jaitley's remark on Congress having a myopic view, Sibal lined up a series of questions to be answered by the BJP in same context. He further commented upon Modi wave calling it a wave of money. Apr 26, 2014

Manmohan Singh's step brother joins BJP

Amritsar, April 26 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's step-brother, Daljit Singh Kohli, has joined the BJP. Kohli was present on stage at the joint BJP-Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) rally held in Amritsar on Friday night. The rally was also attended by Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal. Addressing the gathering, Modi said that Kohli's decision to join the BJP would increase the party's strength, and added that it would be his endeavour to forge a close relationship with the latter. Meanwhile, shocked by the news, PM's relatives are with the Congress party and confirmed their support for the party and Singh. Apr 26, 2014

Sushil Modi's tweet confirms Biharis present at Modi's Varanasi road show: Shakeel Ahmad

New Delhi, April 26 (ANI): After his tweet on the presence of outsiders in Narendra Modi's Varanasi road show, Congress leader Shakeel Ahmad on Saturday said that BJP leader Sushil Modi's tweet confirms the same. he said that there were people from outside as BSP Chief Mayawati had said. But later, a confirmation tweet by the BJP leader confirms it. Ahmad had tweeted earlier, "Biharis in huge number were there, Sushil Modi's tweet confirms Mayawati Ji's claim that outsiders were there during Mr Modi's nomination". Apr 26, 2014

Daljit Singh Kohli joining BJP his personal decision: Congress

New Delhi, April 26 (ANI): After PM Manmohan Singh’s brother Daljit Singh Kohli joined the BJP and was present on stage at the BJP- Shiromani Akali Dal rally in Amritsar, Congress called it Kohli’s personal decision, from which the party is not affected. Congress leader Shakeel Ahmad said that the PM’s office was surprised on the decision but every man has a freedom to choose any political party. Meanwhile, Meem Afzal said that this is not a big issue to be discussed and that even his relatives are saying that there is a deal that took place behind this. Apr 26, 2014

Meteorological department sees below-average monsoon in 2014

New Delhi, April 26 (ANI): Director General of Indian Meteorological Department, Laxman Singh Rathore, said that India was likely to have below-average monsoon rainfall in 2014. Patchy rain could hit planting of crops such as soybeans, rice, corn and cotton, pressuring economic growth that has nearly halved to below five percent in the past two years. Poor crops could in turn raise food inflation now stuck at nine percent. Below-average rains in the June-September monsoon season may create a headache for the new government, expected to formed after results of the general election are announced on May 16. The last time India faced a drought with rainfall below the normal range was in 2009 and prior to that, in 2004 and 2002 - with El Nino hitting the Indian monsoon season on each occasion. Apr 26, 2014

Life inside Guantanamo Bay detention facility

It’s been over 12 years since inmates first arrived at US detention camps in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Conditions have improved for prisoners but rights groups still decry that some of them have little prospect of being charged or tried. Duration: 05:03 Apr 26, 2014

SpaceX sues US Air Force over satellite contracts

SpaceX has filed a lawsuit against the US Air Force over its decision to issue multibillion dollar national security launch contracts with a single company, CEO Elon Musk said Friday. Duration: 00:34 Apr 26, 2014

Egypt's Mubarak makes rare appearance for supporters

Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak made a rare appearance on Friday to wave to supporters from the window of the military hospital where he is being held during his ongoing trial. Duration: 00:33 Apr 26, 2014

Protests as Cambodian garment industry activists go on trial

Protesters take to the streets of Phnom Penh as 23 Cambodian activists and workers arrested during a deadly crackdown on a garment industry strike in January go on trial despite international appeals for their release. Duration: 00:47 Apr 26, 2014

John Paul II's spokesman defends him on abuse scandal

Pope John Paul II took immediate "legal decisions" in 2002 in the face of the Church's paedophile scandal after calling American cardinals to Rome, his former spokesman said Friday. Duration: 00:52 Apr 26, 2014