Lebanon registers its millionth Syrian refugee

More than one million Syrians have registered as refugees in Lebanon after fleeing war in their country, inflicting a "staggering" impact on the tiny Mediterranean country, the UN said on Thursday. Duration: 00:53 Apr 4, 2014

Kerry urges Israelis, Palestinians to move forward

During a press conference in Algiers Thursday, US Secretary of State John Kerry demanded action from recalcitrant Israeli and Palestinian leaders, saying negotiations were at a "critical moment". Duration: 01:13 Apr 3, 2014

Kejriwal claims his governance in Delhi helped reducing corruption

New Delhi/Lucknow, April 03 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party Chief Arvind Kejriwal, lashed out at ruling Congress and main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party for the prevalent corruption in New Delhi and said that his 49-day rule was better than the 65 years of governance by both the leading parties. Kejriwal conducted a road show in the national capital on Thursday (April 03) and was followed by large numbers of supporters and workers as he moved through the streets of the city. Lashing out at Congress and BJP, Kejriwal urged the voters to exercise their franchise in his favour. Meanwhile, popular actor-dancer and AAP leader, Javed Jaffrey also conducted his road show in his constituency Lucknow. Apr 3, 2014

BJP chargesheet on Congress on Friday, party manifesto on April 7: Nirmala Sitharaman

New Delhi, April 03 (ANI): BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman said on Thursday that the party will release chargesheet over misgovernance by the Congress–led UPA Government on Friday, while the party's manifesto will be released on April 7. BJP will release its poll manifesto on the day General Elections begin. The chargesheet will highlight corruption, inflation, failures of the UPA Government during its 10 years of rule. It will also feature issues of unemployment and farmer suicides in the country. Apr 3, 2014

Congress has no answer to Modi: BJP

Bangalore, April 03 (ANI): Senior BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu, hit at ruling Congress saying it has not nominated any leader for the top post as they have no one to match the stature of BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Naidu slammed Congress for its false promises and accused the party members of indulging in dirty politics. Speaking to mediapersons on Thursday in Bangalore, Naidu said that the party was running away from the debate on the promises and performances. The senior leader also pin-pointed on the failed promises of the party especially the passage of the bill for 33 percent reservation of women in parliament and the party's election manifesto promise of providing one-third reservation for women. Apr 3, 2014

Mayank Gandhi has no right to contest elections: Rakhi Sawant

Mumbai, April 03 (ANI): It seems the election season has launched a war of words between candidates. Aam Aadmi Party's Mayank Gandhi, criticized the candidature of Rakhi Sawant, who has launched her own party Rashtriya Aam Party (RAP) few days ago and is a candidate from Mumbai North West constituency, against AAP's Mayank Gandhi. He said that no serious voter would vote for Rakhi. Meanwhile, reacting over this Sawant said that Gandhi was scared and a man who doesn't respect women has no authority to contest elections. Apr 3, 2014

LS Polls: Politicos file their nominations

Mathura/Kannauj, April 03 (ANI): Political leaders filed their nomination papers on Thursday to contest the upcoming 2014 general elections, as the world's largest democracy goes to polls. Actor-turned-politician Hema Malini who is contesting as a BJP Candidate filed her nomination from Mathura. Meanwhile, lawmaker Dimple Yadav from Samajwadi Party (SP) who is also the wife of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Akhilesh Yadav, filed her nomination from Kannauj. Apr 3, 2014

PIB releases 'Electoral Reference Handbook' before 2014 polls

New Delhi, April 03 (ANI): The Press Information Bureau (PIB) released a detailed analysis of polls compiled into an 'Electoral Reference Handbook' on Thursday to disseminate information over understanding and simplifying the tedious exercise of general elections in India. The 'General Elections 2014: Reference Handbook', is a compendium on past elections and the latest provisions relating to the general elections. Apart from English and Hindi, the book will be made available in 11 regional languages, namely, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Oriya, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu. Apr 3, 2014

Congress takes 'tampered EVMs' and campaigning space issue to EC

New Delhi, April 03 (ANI): Congress delegation on Thursday approached the Election Commission with the issue of 'tampered EVMs' and unequal campaigning space given to BJP and Congress by the Gujarat administration. Congress Spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said that the one of the EVM in Assam gives vote to Lotus when Hand button is pressed. He also said that the issues are brought to EC's notice and they will respond after inquiry in the matter. Apr 3, 2014

AAP releases manifesto for 2014 LS Polls - Part - 1

New Delhi, April 03 (ANI): The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), on Thursday launched its manifesto for the Lok Sabha polls highlighting issues like Janlokpal bill, decriminalise gay sex. The manifesto also promises swift punishment for corruption, a citizen's charter that will punish officials who don't finish work in time, de-centralization of power and self-rule. Apr 3, 2014

AAP releases manifesto for 2014 LS Polls - Part - 2

New Delhi, April 03 (ANI): The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), on Thursday launched its manifesto for the Lok Sabha polls highlighting issues like Janlokpal bill, decriminalise gay sex. The manifesto also promises swift punishment for corruption, a citizen's charter that will punish officials who don't finish work in time, de-centralization of power and self-rule. Apr 3, 2014

Mistry gets bail following arrest for tearing Modi's posters, says will fight for rights

Vadodara, April 03 (ANI): Congress candidate against Narendra Modi from Vadodara constituency, Madhusudan Mistry who was arrested for tearing Modi's posters has been released on bail and said that it was all done by the state government. Mistry said that it is the right of every political party to get campaigning space and that the party will fight for its rights. He further said that a Congress delegation has approached the Election Commission over the issue and will see what actions are taken up. Meanwhile, Mistry refuted claims of tearing the posters and said that he just was putting Congress posters there. Apr 3, 2014

Shakti Mills gangrape convicts found guilty as repeat offenders, may face death sentence

Mumbai, April 03 (ANI): In a landmark verdict in Shakti Mills gangrape case, a city sessions court found all three convicts guilty as repeat offenders. The three were earlier convicted in the gangrape case of a telephone operator at the Shakti Mills compound following which they were held in Shakti Mills photojournalist gangrape case. The quantum of sentence is likely to be pronounced by Friday and under this section, the three could face the maximum penalty of death sentence. Apr 3, 2014

Google launches digital tour of Angkor Wat

Cambodia's Angkor Wat has been digitally mapped for the first time, allowing people to visit the World Heritage Site from the comfort of their armchair using Google Street View. But will it stop visitors from coming? Duration: 02:02 Apr 3, 2014