Police nab hardcore Maoist in Jharkhand

Giridih, Mar 9 (ANI): Police arrested a hardcore Maoist leader, Vijay Barnwal, from his hideout in Giridih, at Bihar and Jharkhand border. Reportedly the police was on his lookout for the past five years. Mar 9, 2014

18 Maoist cadres lay down arms in Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam, Mar 9 (ANI): As many as 18 Maoist cadres laid down arms before the police in Andhra Pradesh said a senior officer in Visakhapatnam. The Superintendent of Police, Vikram Jeet Duggal, said that the rebels decided to shun violence and join the mainstream society as they were disillusioned with Maoist activities. Mar 9, 2014

Politicos react as Greater Noida University expels students who cheered for Pakistan

New Delhi, Mar 9 (ANI): A private university in Greater Noida expelled six students- four of them Kashmiris- from one of its boys' hostels after a stand-off between two groups over 2nd March India-Pakistan cricket match. Reacting on the same, BSP Leader Sudhindra Bhadoria said that a matter like this should be carefully studied and then a step should be taken. NCP Leader Tariq Anwar said that this should not be seen as an anti-national thing. BJP Leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that BJP is not in favor of any kind of discrimination on the basis of religion or caste. CPI Leader Atul Anjan said that it is not wrong to cheer for another team for their good play but raising provocative slogans against your nation should not be done. Mar 9, 2014

Nobody can suppress me, RJD not affected by people leaving: Lalu Prasad

Patna, March 09 (ANI): RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Sunday said that nobody can suppress him and that the party is not affected by the people who want to leave and go to other parties. He said that there were some people who were associated with the party for their personal gains and hinting at Ram Kripal Yadav, he said that Lalu became bad just because one person didn't get ticket to contest polls. He also said that Misa Bharti will contest from Patliputra and it will be historical. Mar 9, 2014

Nandan Nilekani formally joins Congress, confident to win LS polls from Bangalore south

Bangalore, Mach 09 (ANI): Infosys co-founder and UIDAI Chairman Nandan Nilekani on Sunday formally joined the Congress party and will be contesting election from Bangalore south constituency against five-time Member of Parliament from the Constituency, Ananth Kumar of the BJP. Nilekani seemed confident and said that he is sure to win from the constituency as he is a local and knows how to manage a locality and is aware of the needs of the city people. Mar 9, 2014

Congress speaking 'Talibani language', have complained to EC: Naqvi

New Delhi, March 09 (ANI): BJP Vice President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday attacked Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi over blaming the RSS for Mahatma Gandhi's assassination and filed a complaint to the Election Commission. He said that in the fear of defeat, Congress is speaking 'Talibani language' and is trying to spread communalism at the time of elections. Mar 9, 2014

LS Polls: Babul Supriyo gets BJP ticket from Asansol

Kolkata, March 09 (ANI): The BJP has given ticket to Bollywood singer Babul Supriyo to contest the Lok Sabha polls from Asansol in West Bengal. The voice behind several hit songs, Supriyo said contesting the polls would be a challenge which he is looking forward to. Talking over the party’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, he said that the country needs leader like Modi and there is no scope for third front. Mar 9, 2014

LS polls: Politicos react as MM Joshi questions Rajnath over Varanasi seat

New Delhi/ Nagpur, Mar 9 (ANI): A month ahead of Lok Sabha polls, the internal strife within the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came out in open when the party announced its second list of candidates in a meeting. During the meeting which was attended by BJP's top brass, senior party leaders Sushma Swaraj and Murli Manohar Joshi questioned party president Rajnath Singh for allegedly trying to force Joshi out of Varanasi. Sources present at the party meeting said that Varanasi parliamentary seat was a major point of contention in the meeting. Joshi, the sitting MP from Varanasi asked Rajnath to make clear whether the Varanasi seat be given to him or not. Reacting on the same, NCP Leader Tariq Anwar said that the day BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi was projected; there were speculations of disturbance within the party. He also added that Modi has a dictator attitude. Further, Congress Spokesperson Satyavrat Chaturvedi said that Sushma and Advani are worried about the people, who by somehow or the other means want to gain power. Meanwhile, BJP Leader Shahnawaz Hussain said that his party will discuss the matter in a meeting. Mar 9, 2014

AK Antony just passing time: Bharat Verma

New Delhi, March 09 (ANI): Defence Expert Bharat Verma on Sunday said that naval accidents are happening due to defects in equipment manufacturing and that Defence Minister AK Antony was just passing his time and doing nothing about the issue. A civilian worker was killed and two were injured in an accident at the under-construction nuclear submarine at the shipbuilding centre of Eastern Naval Command (ENC) in Visakhapatnam on Saturday evening. On Friday a Navy officer was killed in an accident on the yet to be commissioned Kolkata class destroyer that is currently undergoing trials in Mumbai after a malfunction in its fire fighting system. Two weeks ago, two officers were killed in a fire aboard a Navy submarine INS Sindhuratna, which had been refitted and was being sea tested. Mar 9, 2014

Modi is responsible for Gujarat massacre has been vindicated by Venkaiah Naidu: Congress

New Delhi, Mar 9 (ANI): Congress Leader Satyavrat Chaturvedi on Sunday said that Congress’s often repeated accusation, that Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is responsible for massacre in Gujarat has been vindicated by what Venkaiah Naidu has said. He further said that if a senior leader like Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee felt Modi was not fit to be CM then how can he be appropriate to be a PM candidate. Mar 9, 2014

Japan widower dives tsunami waters to find wife

When the March 2011 tsunami swept back out to sea, they took thousands of the dead with them, leaving relatives unable to mourn. Now one bus driver is learning to scuba dive so he can scour the sea in the search for his wife's body. Duration: 01:54 Mar 9, 2014

Myanmar census: risk or reward for Rakhine Muslims?

In the desolate camps of western Myanmar many homeless Muslims are determined to assert their identity as Rohingya after years of violent persecution, in a census some fear will spark turmoil. Duration: 02:28 Mar 9, 2014

Residents in Malkangiri to boycott polls due to state governments apathy

Malkangiri, Mar 9 (ANI): The residents of cut-off areas in Malkangiri district of Odisha have decided to boycott assembly polls this time as a mark of protest against state government for neglecting growth and development. The residents complained that the development in the area has come to a standstill for the last one decade due to the fear instilled by Maoists and politicians visit them only during the time of elections. Mar 9, 2014

Northeast projects its potential in the tourism sector

Guwahati, Mar 9 (ANI): Rich scenic beauty, exotic flora and fauna, delicious cuisines, indigenous arts and handicrafts… the northeastern region is a delight for any visitor. Home to a number of tribes, each boasting of a rich and colorful culture, the region has a lot to offer in terms of diversity. The tourism potential of the region is largely untapped. Mar 9, 2014

Kejriwal hits out at Modi's development claims in Gujarat

Ahmedabad, March 09 (ANI): Aam Aadmi party chief Arvind Kejriwal attacked BJP’s prime Ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief minister Narendra Modi's claims of development in Gujarat and said that he has done development works only in favour of corporate houses and betrayed the farmers. Kejriwal further added that there is development in Gujarat but only for the corporate houses and farmers remain in devastated as they have not got any compensation in return of lands. The former Delhi Chief Minister also attacked the media for creating a false image of Modi and said that if people got to know the reality they would never vote for the BJP prime ministerial candidate. Mar 9, 2014