BJP asks Sonia Gandhi to come out clean on Sanjaya Barus book

New Delhi, Apr 12 (ANI): BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitaraman hits out at Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi on Saturday after former media adviser to Prime Minister, in his book stated that Gandhi undermined Singh’s power. Sanjaya Baru’s book, "The Accidental Prime Minister", was published on Friday. Singh's spokesman dismissed the book as an incorrect interpretation of the prime minister's 10 years in power. Sitaraman, while addressing a news conference demanded an answer from Sonia Gandhi. Apr 13, 2014

PM alone not responsible for UPA sins: Balbir Punj

New Delhi/Mumbai, Apr 12 (ANI): BJP leader Balbir Punj, on Saturday questioned the timing of the book by PM Manmohan Singh’s former adviser Sanjaya Baru and said that Singh alone was not responsible for the crimes and sins done by Congress party. Apr 13, 2014

Complaints by political parties will be given attention: EC Chief

Chennai, Apr 12 (ANI): Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath on Saturday addressed the media and gave some guidelines to the public and political parties noticing the violation of Model Code of Conduct by various leaders recently. Sampath stated that the complaints made by the political parties will be given due attention and consideration. At the same time, Sampath also said that inflammatory statements of communal nature will be strictly dealt with. He further warned the political parties which have been trying to bribe voters through gifts and liquor that prompt action will be taken against them. Apr 13, 2014

Separatist leader calls for shutdown in Kashmir over lease extension to army

Srinagar, Apr 12 (ANI): All Parties Hurriyat Conference separatist Chief, Mirwaiz Umer Farooq, called for a shutdown in J&K on Saturday demanding the Army to vacate central Kashmir's Tosa Maidan firing range. Mirwaiz Umer Farooq has been put under house arrest as he has appealed Kashmiris to observe a complete shutdown and hold peaceful protest. Residents said that shutdown would continue till the matter over the lease extension is not resolved. Apr 13, 2014

Gulzar expresses happiness on being named for Dadasaheb Phalke Award

Mumbai, Apr 12 (ANI): Noted Filmmaker, Lyricist and Poet, Gulzar, on Saturday said that he is happy to be chosen for the prestigious Dadasaheb Phalke Award for the year 2013. Gulzar is the 45th recipient of the Award. The award consists of a Swarn Kamal (Golden Lotus), cash prize of 10 lakh rupees and a shawl. Apr 13, 2014

LS polls 2014: EC on phase 4 voter turnout

New Delhi, Apr 12 (ANI): The Election Commission on Saturday informed that the voter turnout in phase 4 of the 16th Lok Sabha polls in Assam were 75%, Tripura 80%, Goa 75%, Sikkim 76%. Apr 13, 2014

Pakistan court drops attempted murder case against baby

A Pakistani court on Saturday threw out charges of attempted murder against a nine-month-old baby, in a case that highlighted endemic flaws in the country's legal system and provoked widespread ridicule. Duration: 00:40 Apr 12, 2014

Deputy first minister makes case for Scottish independence

Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond will seek to set aside party politics on Saturday as he appeals to Labour voters to back independence in the nation's forthcoming referendum, insisting the priority is the future of Scotland. Duration: 01:03 Apr 12, 2014

Greenwald back in US after NSA revelations

US reporter Glenn Greenwald returns to his homeland for the first time since he helped expose Washington's vast electronic spying network, warning that more revelations are yet to come. Duration: 00:51 Apr 12, 2014

French leader visits French factories in Mexico

French President Francois Hollande in Mexico City for a trip aimed at renewing relations that were rocked by the case of a Frenchwoman accused of kidnapping. Duration: 01:14 Apr 12, 2014

Fresh protests rock Taiwan's police and parliament

Hundreds of demonstrators surround a police station before staging a sit-in outside parliament to demand a top police official resign for removing protestors from parliament earlier in the day. Duration: 00:36 Apr 12, 2014

Guinea-Bissau goes to the polls in search of stability

Guinea-Bissau, ravaged by politico-military violence and drug trafficking goes to the polls on Sunday for presidential and legislative elections, which people hope will bring stability two years after the latest coup. Duration: 00:33 Apr 12, 2014

Narendra Modi is major issue for Kejriwal, not corruption: Ramdev

Karnataka, April 12 (ANI): Yoga Guru Ramdev on Saturday attacked AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal saying that he has deviated from his real issue of corruption to BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. He stated that Kejriwal has joined hands with Congress to raise Modi’s name in every issue. Ramdev further declared that if Kejriwal decides to contest from Rae Bareli against Sonia Gandhi, he himself will campaign for him and make his victory sure by historic record. Apr 12, 2014