Former Israel PM Olmert convicted of bribery

A Tel Aviv court on Monday found former premier Ehud Olmert guilty of bribery linked to a Jerusalem property development, in one of the worst corruption scandals in Israeli history. Mar 31, 2014

Millionaire Kiska wins Slovak presidential race

Political newcomer and millionaire Andrej Kiska emerges out of nowhere to win a landslide in presidential run-off, preventing veteran leftist Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico from tightening his grip on power. Mar 31, 2014

Legally practicing law, illegally living in the US

Undocumented immigrant Sergio Garcia won the right to practice law in California. But while the state allows him to practice in a court of law, his presence on US soil remains illegal and he could be deported at any time. Duration: 02:32 Mar 31, 2014

Iraq parties jump the gun on election campaign

Despite the disarray since the mass resignation of Iraqi election chiefs, several candidates for seats in the Iraqi parliament are pressing ahead with unofficial campaigning, ahead of the official start on April 1st. Duration: 02:07 Mar 31, 2014

Economic growth is stable and there are no downgrade threats: P Chidambaram

New Delhi, Mar 31 (ANI): Finance minister P Chidambaram on Monday claimed that the economy of the country today is far more stable and far stronger than it was 20 months ago. He added that the government is hopeful of meeting major fiscal consolidation targets and the country's current account deficit is estimated to come down to Dollar35 billion in the 2013-14 from a record high of Dollar88 billion. Mar 31, 2014

Pranab Mukherjee confers Padma awards

New Delhi, Mar 31 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee today conferred Padma awards on 66 eminent personalities at a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Noted scientist Dr. Raghunath A. Mashelkar received Padma Vibhushan while classical singer Begum Parveen Sultana, actor Kamal Hasan, sportsperson Pullela Gopichand were among those who were honoured with Padma Bhushan. Padma Shri Awardees included sand artist Sudarshan Pattnaik and actress Vidya Balan. Among the dignitaries present on the occasion were the Vice President Mohd. Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde. Mar 31, 2014

Chidambaram suffers from selective memory: Ravi Shankar Prasad

New Delhi, Mar 31 (ANI): BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad, on Monday attacked the Congress Party and Finance Minister P Chidambaram in particular accusing them of indulging in crony capitalism. Prasad said that Chidambaram is suffering from selective memory. Further, the BJP leader also stated that Chidambaram’s refusal to contest elections is the first open confession of unwillingness of Congress Party to fight. Mar 31, 2014

Modi's brand of business is based on crony capitalism: Chidambaram

New Delhi, Mar 31 (ANI): Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday stated that the country's economy is much more stable than how it was 20 months ago. Chidambaram also spoke about UPA government's achievements and targeted Narendra Modi's model of business, calling it crony capitalism. Mar 31, 2014

Urs of Hazrat Hamid Raza- Perfect example of spirit of religious co-existence

Bareilly, Mar 31 (ANI): Bareilly is located in India’s Northern state of Uttar Pradesh. It is known especially for its rich culture and heritage, especially the Ganga-Jamuni Tehzeeb, or the culture of religious harmony, which is upheld by the people of different faiths residing here. And a perfect example of this harmony can be seen during the Urs of Hazrat Hamid Raza. A procession is held to celebrate the occasion, in which people from different religions participate. For centuries people have coexisted peacefully in this country and religion has never come in the way of good relations between different communities. And the procession of Hazrat Hamid Raza is a perfect example of this fact. Mar 31, 2014