Haryana govt plane catches fire, landed on emergency

Chandigarh, March 27 (ANI): Haryana Governor Jagannath Pahadia had a miraculous escape on Thursday when his plane caught fire at the Chandigarh airport, said officials. Pahadia was immediately taken out of the aircraft and sent to PGI hospital for check up. Declared safe and not harmed, he was safely sent back to the Governor House. The plane was thereafter landed on the Chandigarh airport on emergency basis. Mar 27, 2014

Jaitley rejects Rahul's claim that BJP campaign bubble will burst as in 2004

Amritsar, March 27 (ANI): Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Thursday rubbished Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's remark that the BJP's campaign bubble will burst like it did in 2004. Reacting over the Congress manifesto, Jaitley said that the promises made in the manifesto will not help Congress win the elections. The people will judge on the performance. Mar 27, 2014

Opposition calls it a rift, BJP reacts casually over Patwas remark

Delhi/Bhopal, Mar 27 (ANI): Madhya Pradesh minister Surendra Patwa’s remark about Senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj has attracted reactions from the poltical parties. Patwa had named Swaraj as the future Deputy PM in a rally at Bhopal. Taking a jibe at the BJP over this, Congress said that such remarks expose the rift in the party. JD (U) leader KC Tyagi too slammed the BJP. Meanwhile, BJP reacted casually over the issue. Mar 27, 2014

Going to Varanasi to expose Arvind Kejriwal: Binny

New Delhi, March 27 (ANI): Former AAP leader Vinod Kumar Binny on Thursday said that he will go to Varanasi on 10th April to tell the people of the city about the lies said by Arvind Kejriwal. He said that he is prepared and will expose Kejriwal and thereafter will accept everything people of Varanasi demands of him. Asked if he will campaign for Narendra Modi, he said that he will do whatever people asks him to. Mar 27, 2014

BSF beefs up security along Bangladesh border in WB ahead of LS polls

Phulbari, March 27 (ANI): Border Security Force (BSF) has beefed up security along Indo-Bangladesh border in North Bengal Frontier region in West Bengal in the wake of upcoming Lok Sabha polls. BSF is keeping a strong vigil over the border lines to preclude any sort of untoward incident. Inspector General of Border Security Force (BSF), In-Charge of North Bengal Frontier, SK Sood said that they have heightened the security along Indo-Bangladesh border and are in regular touch with police and security agencies for any information. A total number of 14 battalions of BSF will be keeping a vigil at North Bengal Frontier during the time of elections, added Sood. Mar 27, 2014

Police arrest spy, seize huge cache of drugs in Amritsar

Amritsar, March 27 (ANI): At the tip off intelligence police in Punjab arrested a spy while in a separate incident paramilitary seize a huge cache of drugs coming from neighbouring Pakistan. In an apparent case of espionage, State Special Operations Cell (SSOC) of Police in Amritsar arrested a resident, who was an army clerk, Lovedeep Singh, for providing sensitive information to the Pakistan security agencies. Official of the State Special Operations Cell, Harvinder Singh, said that Lovedeep Singh was providing restricted army documents, sketches and other vital information to the Pakistani agencies. In a separate incident, BSF officials recovered seven kilograms of suspected heroine from intruders trying to get into Indian Territory from Pakistan side. Mar 27, 2014

Thousands of Bangladeshis sing National anthem on Independence day, attempt world record

Dhaka, March 27 (ANI): More than 250,000 Bangladeshis sang the national anthem in chorus to set a new world record on March 26 coinciding with the 43rd Independence Day celebrations. The event which was aimed at getting Bangladesh in the Guinness Book of World Records also saw the participation of Prime Minister, Sheikh Hasina who sang with the 1971 Liberation War veterans and her cabinet colleagues. Mostly in red and green, people from all walks of life gathered at National Parade Ground to be a part of the event 'Lakho Konthe Sonar Bangla'. Mar 27, 2014

MP leader describes Sushma as future deputy PM, Opposition reacts

New Delhi, Mar 27 (ANI): In the latest episode of the ongoing political saga, a leader in Madhya Pradesh, Surendra Patwa named senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj as the future Deputy PM. Earlier Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal had named Arun Jaitley as the future Deputy PM. Reacting to this, leaders of opposition parties condemned the remark saying that everyone in the BJP wants to become Prime Minister and the party is making a mockery of the parliamentary democratic system of the country. Mar 27, 2014

Modi calls Kejriwal AK-49 and Pakistani agent, politicos react

New Delhi/LudhianaMar 27 (ANI): BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Thursday received flak for calling AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal AK- 49 and Pakistani agent during a rally in Jammu. Political leaders condemned the remarks and said that Modi is stooping to low level of politics. Mar 27, 2014

Two suspected terrorists planning to target Modi arrested in UP

Lucknow, March 27 (ANI): The Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) has confirmed the arrest of two suspected terrorists believed to be from Pakistan, and also recovered a huge cache of weapons from them in Gorakhpur. The suspected terrorists were part of a terror module which was planning to target senior political leaders, including BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, during campaigning for the Lok Sabha polls. Reacting over this BJP leader Laxmikant Bajpai said that this is a serious matter and Modi should be provided adequate security. Mar 27, 2014

SC demands Gavaskar to be BCCI interim president & Srinivasan removed

New Delhi, March 27 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Thursday proposed the name of Sunil Gavaskar as interim BCCI President replacing N Srinivasan till it gives the final verdict in the IPL Spot-fixing case. The SC also said that Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals will not be part of the upcoming IPL 7 and that any person involved with India Cements should alos be refrained from functioning in the BCCI. The lawyer said that the BCCI will reply to SC on theses proposals on Friday at 10:30 am. Mar 27, 2014

Manish Tewari condemns Jaitleys remark over his health

New Delhi, March 27 (ANI): I&B Minister Manish Tewari on Thursday condemned BJP leader Arun Jaitley for commenting over his inability to contest elections due to health reasons. He further said that he would be unable to participate in the election campaigning procedure properly due to poor health conditions. Mar 27, 2014

Venezuelan opposition politician travels home

Venezuelan opposition politician Maria Corina Machado traveled home from Peru, daring her country's leftist government to arrest her for allegedly inciting protest marches. Duration: 01:05 Mar 27, 2014

Film celebrates late Italian communist leader Berlinguer

The film ''Quando c'era Berlinguer" marks 30-years since the death of Enrico Berlinguer, national secretary of the Italian Communist Party. Former head of left-wing paper l'Unita, Alfredo Reichlin, said the film moved him to tears. Duration: 01:11 Mar 27, 2014