Congress rubbishes reports that Priyanka was keen to fight Modi in Varanasi

New Delhi, April 14 (ANI): The Congress party on Monday denied media reports that Priyanka Gandhi wanted to contest the 2014 Lok Sabha elections against Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi from Varanasi. Denying the reports Congress leader Meem Afzal said that there is no truth in it. Party spokesperson Randeep Surjewala, said that the party would never stop her from contesting an election if she wanted to and such reports are mere rumours. Apr 14, 2014

Politicos react as P C Parakh says PM was unable to counter vested interests

New Delhi/ Amritsar/ Varanasi, Apr 14 (ANI): Reacting over Former Coal secretary P C Parakh’s book in which he has said that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was running a government in which he had 'little' political authority, AAP leader Gopal Rai said that it is not something new and he had an inkling of the same. BJP leader Arun Jaitley said that he is not interested in the timing of the book but its context. Former SP Leader Shahid Siddiqui also said that the book does not say anything new. Apr 14, 2014

Encounter triggers between Army and militants in Kashmir

Srinagar, Apr 14 (ANI): Fierce gunbattle between militants and army took place in Srinagar of Jammu and Kashmir as security forces zeroed in following reports of militants hiding in a house of a residential area in the heart of the city. As the mammoth general elections have kicked off in the country, the militant attacks have increased in the valley in order to instill fear among the masses and show their repulsion against the establishment. Apr 14, 2014

Tripura's Council member's house, vehicles torched in post poll violence

Tripura, Apr 14 (ANI): A village council member Faruk Mia's house and his two vehicles were torched allegedly by CPI (M) hooligans in Tripura in a post poll attack. The incident took place in bordering Ragna Echirepar village under Dharmanagar sub-division in North Tripura. Apr 14, 2014

Controversial remark of Khaleda Zia's son triggers uproar

Dhaka, Apr 14 (ANI): Political organizations in Bangladesh protested against the comment made by former Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia's son Tarique Rahman against Bengali nationalist politician and statesman Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Tarique Rahman who is the senior Vice-Chairman of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), had said on April 08 in London that Sheikh Mujibur Rahman was an illegal Prime Minister because he had apparently ignored the declaration of independence made on April 10, 1971 when the first government in-exile was formed. Protesters belonging to various political parties took to the roads showing their Apr 14, 2014

Turbans a major hit on Global Fashion Circuit

New Delhi, April 14 (ANI): Turban, also known as 'Dastar' in Khalsa society, have always been a symbol of spirituality, honor and self respect. But now, they are an attraction in the international fashion world. It's a matter of pride for Sikhs to see turbans acquiring fame on the glamour circuit. And, this is not only about turbans, but also about turbanators! Last year in November, international Sikh designer and model Waris Ahluwalia, was featured in a Gap ad, and now, it is Jatinder Singh Durhailay who has become the face of luxury fashion house Louis Vuitton's advert on monogrammed turbans. Well....after seeing this, it is definitely time for turbans!!! Apr 14, 2014

Japan military in popularity push

The Japanese Self-Defence Forces are on a charm offensive to attract young recruits, with online popularity contests and a soprano superstar. Duration: 02:33 Apr 14, 2014

Mayawati attacks Congress, BJP's PM nominees

Aurangabad, Apr 14 (ANI): Former CM of Uttar Pradesh and Chief of Bahujan Samaj Party, Mayawati launched sneaking attacks on the Congress and BJP's choice of PM nominees. Apr 14, 2014

Uruguay opens its first cannabis library

Uruguay opened its first Cannabis Library in Montevideo on Saturday, where people can come and read books on cannabis or take classes on how to grow the plant or even how to cook with it. Duration: 01:20 Apr 13, 2014

Militants attack NC Youth leader Yavar Masoodi's house in J and K

Pulwama, April 13 (ANI): A militant attack killed two police personnel on Sunday when militants attacked the house of ruling National Conference youth leader Yavar Masoodi in Pulwama district of Kashmir. The militants attacked the house of Masoodi and opened fire at his house. During a brief encounter, the militants were killed and the police gun was recovered. Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) South Kashmir, Vijay Kumar said that the militants were killed in a brief encounter when the police chased them in a nearby field. Apr 13, 2014

Azam Khan says EC working on Congress' behest, Politicos react

New Delhi, April 13 (ANI): Politicos condemned Samajwadi party leader Azam Khan's remark on Election Commission, wherein he claimed that the commission is unfair and is working on Congress' behest. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that Khan thinks if a commission is not speaking in his favour, its with under party. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that blaming the EC is wrong and that he should be penalised by the commission for the same. Meanwhile, JD (U) leader KC Tyagi said that such leaders should be removed from UP for peaceful polls to take place. Apr 13, 2014

Narendra Modi meets Rajinikanth in Chennai

Chennai, April 13 (ANI): BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Sunday met superstar Rajinikanth at his Chennai residence. BJP leaders had in the past hoped that the party gets some support from the cine star, who has a wide appeal not just in Tamil Nadu but in other states as well. The party has, however, termed it to be a "personal meeting" between the duo. Rajinikanth, while talking to mediapersons, also wished Modi for the ongoing polls, the results of which are due on 16 May. Apr 13, 2014