Mamata Banerjee hopeful of clear majority in upcoming general elections

Malda, Mar 20 (ANI): Trinamool Congress (TMC) Chief, Mamata Banerjee said she is confident of victory without any alliance in the upcoming general elections and added that she is hopeful of clear majority. Taking a dig at former allies, Congress, Communist Party of India CPI (M), and the main opposition BJP, Mamata asserted that these parties have formed a syndicate and her party would fight against them and emerge the third largest in the country after the key players. Mar 20, 2014

Customized vehicle designers do brisk business as general elections approach

Coimbatore, Mar 20 (ANI): Luxury vehicle designers in southern states are doing brisk business as politicians order customized campaign vehicles for the world’s largest democratic elections. Top political leaders from several parties have ordered vans that have rest rooms, portable toilets, televisions, and all the basic amenities inside them. Mar 20, 2014

Former hardcore Maoist in Jharkhand reforms to lead an honest life

Lohardaga, Mar 20 (ANI): A hardcore Maoist in Jharkhand disillusioned by his wayward life, returned from prison a reformed and honest man, and took up farming to support his family. Kuldip Singh, one of the founding members of a Maoist group, worked to expand the illegitimate activities by teaching and manipulating men, women and children of the nearby districts. Mar 20, 2014

Russia's intervention in Crimea part of wider strategy: NATO

The head of NATO said Wednesday the alliance is worried Russia might extend its intervention beyond Crimea into eastern Ukraine and that the crisis reflects a wider "strategy" by Moscow to exert control in the region. Duration: 01:26 Mar 20, 2014

Russia's expulsion from G8 must be discussed: Cameron

British Prime Minister David Cameron said that G7 nations meeting next week must discuss the permanent expulsion of Russia from the wider G8 if it takes further action to destabilise Ukraine. Duration: 00:37 Mar 20, 2014

Zuma must repay 'unlawful, excessive' home renovations

South Africa's public ombudsman says some of the $23 million taxpayer-funded refurbishments at President Jacob Zuma's luxurious residence were unlawful and orders him to repay part of the cost. Duration: 01:00 Mar 20, 2014

Toulouse remembers victims of 2012 shooting spree

Two years ago the French town of Toulouse was terrorised by a serial shooter who gunned down 7 people. Today the town paid tribute to the children that were killed by Mohamed Merah at their school. Duration: 00:39 Mar 20, 2014

Israel bombs Syria army targets after Golan attack

Israel launched air raids against Syrian army positions early Wednesday and issued a stark warning to Damascus just hours after a bomb on the occupied Golan wounded four Israeli soldiers. Duration: 00:42 Mar 20, 2014