Colombians celebrate 'Day Without Cars' in Medellin

Colombians hop on their bikes Tuesday during the ‘Day Without Cars’ celebrated in Medellin. Under the slogan "Turn off the engine, turn on your heart", a municipal decree prohibited locals of using their private cars today. Duration: 00:40 Apr 23, 2014

Indo-Pak relations flourish with faster clearance of transit permits

Poonch, April 23 (ANI): In a bid to strengthen ties between India and Pakistan, the state transport department of Jammu and Kashmir rejoiced over the faster clearance of transit permits for the bus service to Pakistan occupied Kashmir. Nostalgia ruled hearts when long separated cousins from India and Pakistan got to meet each other due to the regular bus service that has emerged out of strengthened bonds between the two countries. Citing confidence from both nations, Custodian of Cross Line of Control (LoC) Travel, Chakan Da Bagh in Poonch district, Mohammed Bashir Lone, predicted flourishing ties. Passengers who travelled from Pakistan occupied Kashmir to India s Kashmir rejoiced over meeting their long separated relatives. Apr 23, 2014

Mumbai slum dwellers wary of election promises

It’s election time in Mumbai and with millions living in tightly-packed shanty towns winning votes in the slums is the key to getting into parliament. Duration: 02:12 Apr 23, 2014

Narendra Modi's look-alike campaigns in Varanasi

Varanasi, April 23 (ANI): Look-alike of BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Abhinandan Pathak, left no stone unturned as he was campaigning for Modi with full force. Pathak along with BJP workers conducted rituals at a temple and prayed for smooth journey of Modi to become the prime minister. The Modi look alike said that he has been touring different states in eastern, western and northern parts of India since over two months now. Also, prayers were held for Modi who will file nomination papers to contest from Varanasi on April 24. Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has benefited from a wave of public anger over corruption scandals and a slowing economy under the ruling Congress, which may be facing one of its weakest-ever showings at the polls. Apr 23, 2014

Spiderman scales Mumbai buildings to campaign for general election

Mumbai, April 23 (ANI): An independent candidate, also known as Indian Spider-man, hangs from balconies, climbs buildings to campaign for parliamentary polls in India's showbiz capital Mumbai, which is due to vote in an election this week. Gaurav Sharma, who is a martial arts trainer and a fitness consultant, drew inspiration from comic book superhero, Peter Parker, and was seen jumping from one window to another asking voters to solicit their support. Dressed in spider-man's costume, Sharma, who is also contesting election convinces people in his constituency that he would use his powers to change their lives once he becomes their representative. But Sharma says his aim is also to encourage people to achieve their dreams by climbing ladders and passing all barriers. Apr 23, 2014

2014 LS Polls: Security forces gear up for sixth phase of polling

Chhattisgarh/ Uttar Pradesh/ Maharashtra, April 23 (ANI): Security forces across various states in India held marches as a safety measure for the sixth phase of polling in the ongoing general election. The sixth phase of election will be held on April 24 where voters of 117 constituencies in nation’s 11 states and one Union Territory would go to polls. Police Commissioner of Mumbai, Rakesh Maria, said the police are totally prepared to hold free and fair elections in the western city. Meanwhile, Chief Electoral Officer of Chhattisgarh, Sunil Kujur said 10.18 million people will vote for seven parliamentary constituencies in the province on April 24. Apr 23, 2014

Kejriwal to file nomination for LS polls from Varanasi today

Varanasi, April 23 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal will be filling his nomination for the ongoing Lok Sabha polls from Varanasi constituency on Wednesday. The AAP chief has challenged BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, who is also contesting from Vadodara in Gujarat apart from Varanasi. The former Delhi Chief Minister will also take on Congress candidate Ajay Rai.Modi will file his nomination from Varanasi on Thursday. He has already filed his nomination from Vadodara. Apr 23, 2014

Shazia Ilmi sparks controversy with 'Muslims should be communal' remark

New Delhi/ Lucknow, April 23 (ANI): Politicos and Muslim clerics on Wednesday slammed AAP leader Shazia Ilmi after a video showing her sitting amongst a group of Muslims and saying that "Muslims would have to be communal" surfaced. On its twitter account, Ilmi's party clarified, "AAP does not believe in this kind of politics nor does it endorse it." Apr 23, 2014

Will request EC to reconsider its decision: Giriraj Singh on ban from campaigning

Patna, April 23 (ANI): Taking serious note of BJP leader Giriraj Singh's remark the Election Commission has barred him from holding public meetings in Bihar and Jharkhand. He had said that critics of prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will be sent to Pakistan. The Election Commission has also asked him to submit his explanation to it by 24 April. Reacting over this the BJP candidate from Nawada said that he was misquoted and allegations against him are false. He added that he will request EC to consider its decision. Apr 23, 2014

Jaitley agrees with Priyanka, says personal attacks should be avoided

Amritsar, April 23 (ANI): Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said that attacks on the basis of corruption and honesty are not personal, but added that in politics, personal attacks should be avoided. Jaitley was responding to the statement of Congress President Sonia Gandhi's daughter Priyanka Gandhi, who said her husband Robert Vadra was being attacked by the BJP to divert the attention of people from development issues to "meaningless talk", and that the "truth" about her husband will prevail. He also appealed to the Congress leaders to consider Priyanka's statement about personal attacks before making any jibes on Narendra Modi. Apr 23, 2014

Egypt's next president

Egypt's next president will have to contend with frustrated workers who have threatened a new wave of nationwide strikes if their demands are not met by an already cash-strapped government. Duration:02:33 Apr 23, 2014

Grim ferry disaster search enters second week

The search for scores of passengers still missing from South Korea's ferry disaster enters a second week, to the deepening distress of their grieving, angry and frustrated families. Duration: 01:30 Apr 23, 2014

Raging fire engulfs two factories in Gujarat and Maharashtra

Gujarat/ Maharashtra, April 23 (ANI): Raging fire engulfed the warehouse of a chemical factory and a cloth industrial unit in Vapi city of Gujarat as firefighters struggled to douse the inferno. Goods worth millions were reduced to ashes. Around five fire tenders immediately reached the spot to douse the blaze. Police Sub-Inspector of Vapi, Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC), RF Bariya, said that the fire fighters battled to douse the fire. Meanwhile, four factories and a godown were also gutted by fire in Bhiwandi city in Thane, Maharashtra. Apr 23, 2014

Priyanka Gandhi woos voters in Rae Bareli, indirectly slams BJP

Rae Bareli, April 23 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s daughter Priyanka Gandhi on Wednesday tried to woo voters in Rae Bareli and slammed BJP indirectly for its single man leadership. Priyanka also raised the issue of women empowerment saying that women have their own individual identity. She further made the voters aware that before polls many leaders come to give speeches but common man should use its power and question back the leaders asking what they will do for public welfare. Priyanka also expressed faith that people of Rae Bareli will make Sonia Gandhi win from the constituency because she has done a lot of work for them. Apr 23, 2014