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

LS polls: BJP fields Smriti Irani against Rahul in Amethi, politicos react

New Delhi/Amethi, April 01 (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. The party also nominated Supreme Court lawyer Ajay Aggarwal against Sonia Gandhi in Rae Bareli. The decision on Irani and Aggarwal was taken at a meeting of the party's Central Election Committee in New Delhi. Top BJP leaders Narendra Modi, LK Advani, Rajnath Singh and Arun Jaitley were present at the meeting. Meanwhile, reacting over this AAP leader Kumar Vishwas said that Amethi was already fed up of an actor Rahul Gandhi who used to come, wave hands and go, and now an actress has come to cheat people. Congress too slammed the BJP for fielding Smriti against Rahul and said that there is crisis of political leaders in the party. Apr 1, 2014

Chidambaram says would have fought against Modi if he knew Hindi, politicos react

New Delhi, April 01 (ANI): Politicos on Tuesday reacted on Finance Minister P Chidambaram’s statement that he would have fought against Narendra Modi’s ‘crony capitalism’ from Varanasi constituency if he knew Hindi language. BJP Spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi said that Chidambaram should look at himself before commenting on others and that he knows Tamil language, so he should better contest from Tamil Nadu. Further, Former JD (U) Leader Shivanand Tiwari said that Hindi is a national language and it was not like Chidambaram had to speak in pure Hindi language for staging a rally in Varanasi. Apr 1, 2014

Mayawati attacks centre for failing to curb corruption, poverty

Kolkata, April 01 (ANI): Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati lashed out at Congress-led UPA Government over its failure to curb increasing rate of unemployment, poverty and corruption in the country. Addressing a rally in Kolkata, she criticized the central government, saying its schemes to decrease burden on the common man has failed. She also launched an attack on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and said that if Modi comes to power, the country would be 'forever gripped' in riots. BSP supremo also highlighted failures of the UPA Government, saying steps taken to tackle corruption did not show results. Apr 1, 2014

Manmohan Singh is Indias weakest PM, says Advani.

Ahmednagar, April 01 (ANI): Senior BJP leader LK Advani, said that Manmohan Singh was the weakest Prime Minister ever. While addressing a public rally in Ahmednagar Advani said Singh was in office without power. Apr 1, 2014

Leaders honour Spain's democratic hero Suarez in mass

International dignitaries crowded into Madrid's Almudena Cathedral on Monday for a solemn state funeral to honour Adolfo Suarez, the statesman who led Spain to democracy after the Franco dictatorship. Duration: 00:53 Apr 1, 2014

Rwandan president leads community service work

On every last Saturday of the month, Rwandans participate in the mandatory 'Umuganda' community service work, put in place after the genocide by President Paul Kagame in order to rebuild the country. Duration: 00:35 Apr 1, 2014

Press tours prison where Uli Hoeness is to be jailed

Journalists visit the Landsberg prison, in Germany, where the former president of football club Bayern Munich, Uli Hoeness, will start his prison sentence after he was sentenced to three and a half years in jail for evading millions in taxes. Mar 31, 2014

CAR: High death toll in Bangui, says Red Cross

The President of the Red Cross in the Central African Republic, Antoine Mbao Bogo, presented on Saturday an overview of attacks and the death toll in the city of Bangui since 5 December, before the intervention of the French army. Duration: 00:49 Mar 31, 2014