Michael Jackson's new album 'XSCAPE' to release in May

New Delhi, April 01(ANI): A new Michael Jackson album ' XSCAPE' is set to release on May 13 and will soon be available to fans on iTunes. Epic Records have announced that the record will be comprised of eight previously-unreleased tracks from Jackson's, which have all been "contemporized" by Timbaland and other producers for a more modern sound. The album, which is executive produced by Epic CEO LA Reid, will be the latest compilation of unreleased material since 2010's 'Michael'. Apr 1, 2014

Modi never visited UP before he became PM candidate: Shakeel Ahmad

New Delhi, Apr 1 (ANI): Reacting over BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's rally, Congress leader Shakeel Ahmad on Tuesday said that before Modi became a PM candidate, he never visited Uttar Pradesh. He also added that Modi remembered the state only after he developed PM aspirations. Apr 1, 2014

Narendra Modi will win from Varanasi with record margin: Amit Shah

Varanasi, Apr 1 (ANI): BJP General Secretary Amit Shah on Tuesday inaugurated BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s election office in the holy city Varanasi. Speaking on the occasion Shah said that Modi will win Varanasi with record margin of votes. He also added that the BJP is going to emerge as the biggest party in Uttar Pradesh after elections. Apr 1, 2014

Spring in Japan: beautiful blossoms and hayfever misery

Spring in Japan brings explosions of pink and white cherry blossoms that provide a beautiful backdrop for picnics across this nature-loving country but it also signals the start of the 'hayfever' season. Duration: 01:47 Apr 1, 2014

BJPs Rae Bareli candidate attacks Sonia Gandhi

New Delhi, Apr 1(ANI): BJP candidate from Rae Bareli Ajay Agarwal on Tuesday attacked his opposition candidate from the city and Congress President Sonia Gandhi saying that she has already lost the election as she did not do any work for the people. Ajay further said that people of Rae Bareli are very happy with the announcement of his name as an election candidate. Apr 1, 2014

Uma Bharti says Modi is not a good orator, politicos react

Jhansi/Lucknow/New Delhi, Apr 1 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party’s outspoken leader Uma Bharti has said that party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is "not a good orator" and people go to his rallies to show support rather than listen to him. Bharti’s remark over Modi has welcomed reactions from various political parties. Congress leader Rita Bahuguna Joshi agreed with Uma saying that Modi’s speeches have no substance. BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi clarified that Modi himself agrees that Atal ji was a good orator. Meanwhile former JD (U) leader Shivanand Tiwari praised Atal Bihari Vajpayee and said that there cannot be any comparison between him and Modi. Apr 1, 2014

There is an anti-Rahul wave in Amethi: Smriti Irani

New Delhi, Apr 1 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has fielded actor-turned-politician Smriti Irani against Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi from Amethi Lok Sabha constituency for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Reacting over her candidature, Irani said that there is an anti-Rahul wave in Amethi and she will go to the battlefield with the issue of development. Apr 1, 2014

State Dept says Powell's resignation as ambassador to India over Devyani row 'totally false'

New Delhi, Apr 1 (ANI): The US ambassador to India Nancy Powell has resigned and will leave her post in May. The move comes following a row between the United States and India over the arrest and brief jailing of an Indian diplomat, Devyani Khobragade, in New York on a visa fraud charge. Khobragade, an official in the New York consulate, was accused of underpaying her housekeeper and lying about it on immigration forms. She has left the US. Apr 1, 2014

Mumbai BEST drivers go on strike, commuters suffer

Mumbai, Apr 1 (ANI): Bus services remained disrupted in Mumbai as drivers and conductors go on strike on Tuesday in their protest against the new computerized scheduling system, leaving thousands of commuters stranded at the terminal. The transportation wing of Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport Undertaking (BEST) operates a large number of bus lines in Mumbai. Apr 1, 2014

Biggest liar Kejriwal responsible for Delhi water & power tariff hike: VK Malhotra

New Delhi, April 01 (ANI): As Delhi is all set to face a sharp hike in the power and water tariff from April 1, BJP leader VK Malhotra said that Arvind Kejriwal, who is the biggest liar among all politicians, is responsible for the same. He said that Kejriwal kept no allowances of tariff post March 31 and now is requesting the Governor to halt the tariff hike which is in vain. Delhi residents earlier, enjoyed free water and less power tariffs scheme which ended March 31 due to lack of allowances for the same. Apr 1, 2014

Narendra Modi need not apologise to satisfy a fake campaign: Jaitley

New Delhi, April 01 (ANI): BJP Senior leader Arun Jaitley said party’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has got a clean chit in Gujarat riots of 2002 and therefore does not need to be apologetic to any fake campaigners who are trying to spoil his image. Jaitley was interacting with foreign journalists in New Delhi as a part of the forthcoming elections’ campaign. Jaitley said this is propaganda by Modi’s enemies and thus he does not need to apologise. Meanwhile, speaking on India’s relations with Pakistan and infiltration attempts along the Line of Control (LoC) last year, Jaitley said that if BJP came to power and any such acts are repeated by Pakistan, dialogue between the neighbours would definitely be affected. Apr 1, 2014

Sonia Gandhi and Rahul hate Hindus: Ramdev

Muzaffarnagar, April 01 (ANI): Yoga guru Baba Ramdev alleged that Congress President Sonia Gandhi, and her son Rahul Gandhi hated Hindus. Ramdev, who is very close to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), said the ideology of Gandhis are similar to Congress party candidate Imran Masood, who had threatened to chop BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Ramdev, who has been spearheading a national campaign against black money and corruption, had strongly supported Modi wave in India. Ramdev has been touring India to garner votes for BJP after the party accepted his proposal to bring back black money stashed in foreign banks. Apr 1, 2014