Pistorius defence tries to prove witnesses collusion

Oscar Pistorius's defence sought to prove that a married couple who heard screams on the night of Reeva Steenkamp's death colluded in their testimony, hoping to discredit key witnesses Wednesday. Duration: 01:28 Mar 5, 2014

China targets 7.5 percent economic growth for 2014

China is targeting growth of about 7.5 percent in 2014, promising to "declare war" on pollution as the government pledges to transform the world's second-largest economy. Duration: 01:24 Mar 5, 2014

'We don't want to fight Russia': Ukraine, France

Ukraine's interim government and France play down the prospect of a full-blown conflict with Russia ahead of potentially crucial talks on the Crimea crisis in Paris. Duration: 01:25 Mar 5, 2014

Kerry meets with UK, Ukraine FMs

US Secretary of State John Kerry meets with British Foreign Secretary William Hague and acting Ukrainian Foreign Minister Andriy Deshchytsya. Duration: 01:30 Mar 5, 2014

AAP-BJP scuffle over Kejriwal's detention turns violent

New Delhi, Mar 5 (ANI): AAP supporters faced police batons and water cannons in Delhi as they clashed with police personnel during a protest outside the BJP headquarters against the detention of Arvind Kejriwal in Gujarat on Wednesday. Kejriwal was briefly detained by the Gujarat police for allegedly violating the model code of conduct, hours after the Lok Sabha election schedule was announced. Mar 5, 2014

Politicos react over Kejriwal's detention in Gujarat

New Delhi, March 05 (ANI): As AAP Convener Arvind Kejriwal was detained in Gujarat on Wednesday, BJP Vice President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that some people think that they are above law and that is why they land up in such situation. Reacting over the same, JD (U) leader Ali Anwar said that this is nothing more than dictatorship by the state government and that it is to the relief that Kejriwal was not shot at. Meanwhile, Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that he was not aware of the situations at the time, but this sure shows dictatorship in the state. Mar 5, 2014

Kejriwal detained in Gujarat, Prashant Bhushan questions 'arbitrary act'

New Delhi, March 05 (ANI): After AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal was detained in Patan district, north Gujarat for alleged violations of the model code of conduct, party leader Prashant Bhushan questioned on the 'arbitrary act' and asked if the state comes under India Constitution or has made its separate Constitution. He said that this comes in fundamental rights of citizen to move to any state and Kejriwal only visited the state to take note of the reality of Narendra Modi's 'development model'. He also said that the detention shows the state government's intention to hide the truth behind 'developments' in the state. Mar 5, 2014

Congress still open for merger with TRS: Digvijay Singh

New Delhi, Mar 5 (ANI): Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Wednesday said that they will form a group of senior leaders that will speak with regional Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) over merger. Singh also said that Congress party is still open to alliance in future. Mar 5, 2014

Police gun down two Maoists in encounter in Odisha

Koraput, Mar 5 (ANI): Police killed two Maoists in an encounter in a forest area near Pottangi in Koraput district of Odisha, and recovered a huge cache of arms and ammunition from them. Inspector General of Police (IGP) (south-western range), Yashbant Jethwa said that rebels opened fire at the security forces who were on a routine combing operation and in retaliation, the security forces also opened fire in which the Maoists were killed. The other Maoists fled the area, leaving behind the bodies of their slain comrades. Maoists are rebels who try to sink deep roots and form links after decades of neglect. Equipped with weaponsthe Maoists want to cripple economic activity. Security personals of late are coming down heavily upon the left wing extremists, denting their confidence and spreading the fear of law. Mar 5, 2014

EC announces LS election dates; Congress, BJP set for battle

New Delhi, March 05 (ANI): As the Election Commission on Wednesday announced the schedule for the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls, the Congress and the BJP both exuded confidence saying that people will choose their leaders wisely. Polling will begin on 7 April in six constituencies, up until 12 May in nine days. Counting will be on 16 May. Mar 5, 2014

Doctors' strike in UP intensifies, talks fail to end deadlock

Kanpur, Allahabad, Mar 5 (ANI): Patients faced the brunt of the doctors' stir that has hit health services in several parts of Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday as the strike by junior doctors continued following the arrest of their co-workers after a scuffle with a SP leader Irfan Solanki. Patients said that doctors did not turn up in hospitals alleging that the administration was torturing the medical students. Mar 5, 2014

Uphaar fire tragedy case: SC upholds conviction of Ansal brothers

New Delhi, March 05 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld conviction of Gopal and Sushil Ansal in 1997 Uphaar fire tragedy case. The issue on quantum of punishment has been referred to a three-judge Bench in view of the difference in opinion between the current two judges Bench. Mar 5, 2014