Lalu Prasad Yadav vows to stop communal forces from coming to power

Patna, March 03 (ANI): Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav exhorted secular parties to fight in solidarity against communal forces coming to power taking a dig at BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. RJD chief pointed out that if secular forces come to power, following the upcoming general elections, there would not be any peace in the country. He also accused Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, for bringing communal political parties back to the state. Mar 3, 2014

Narendra Modi will sure be next Prime Minister: Nitin Gadkari

Pune, March 03 (ANI): BJP leader Nitin Gadkari expressed confidence on winning the upcoming parliamentary elections that are due by May this year. Gadkari, who was speaking at a news conference in Pune, said Narendra Modi will definitely be the next Prime Minister of India. Gadkari also said that there is no question of them forming an alliance with Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). Mar 3, 2014

Bangladesh mulling to bring Pak war criminals under trial: Prosecutor

Dhaka, March 03 (ANI): A top prosecutor of Bangladesh, Syed HAider Ali, on Sunday said he was examining papers and documents to bring Pakistani soldiers, accused of committing genocide during the 1971 liberation war who were released under 1972 Shimla Agreement, under trial in the country. Bangladesh law minister Shafique Ahmed hinted that 195 war criminals, who were handed over to Pakistan under Shimla Agreement be brought to justice. Ali said that the government would approach the foreign countries and investigating agencies. He also admitted that war criminals trial had slowed down due to some technical hitch. Mar 3, 2014

Twin blasts kill at least 35 in Nigeria

At least 35 people were killed following two explosions in a crowded neighbourhood of Nigeria's restless northeastern city of Maiduguri, a stronghold of Boko Haram Islamists, police said Sunday. Duration: 00:39 Mar 3, 2014

Putin prepares to send more troops into Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin won the green light from parliament to send troops into Ukraine after a bloody three-month uprising swept new pro-EU leaders to power while also sparking unrest in the pro-Kremlin Crimean peninsula. Duration: 01:20 Mar 2, 2014

Modi takes on UP govt, says BJP tsunami will uproot SP, BSP & Congress

Lucknow, March 02 (ANI): Taking jibe at the Samajwadi party government in UP, Narendra Modi, while addressing a rally in Lucknow, said that ‘BJP tsunami’ will uproot SP, BSP & Congress with elections approaching. Modi also lashed out at Akhilesh Yadav over the number of riots that took place in the state under his governance. Modi said that Samajwadi party is divided into two parts, that is, Samajvirodhi Party and Sukhwadi Party. He said that UP makes news of lost buffaloes but pays no attention when somebody’s son is lost. Mar 2, 2014

Pakistani Media succumbing to Islamist threat unlike Bangladeshi media

New Delhi, March 2 (ANI): Media freedom has come under attack in Pakistan with the Taliban trying their best to turn Pakistan into another Afghanistan. The recent attacks on media houses certainly point in that direction. In contrast the media is still very much independent in Bangladesh despite the pressure from the Islamists who have ideological links to extremists in Pakistan. Media is said to be the fourth pillar of a democracy but the media in Pakistan is under the scanner for giving into pressure from hardliners. Media houses either resort to self-censorship or if not are attacked for expressing independent opinion. Its not just the Islamist groups but also the Pakistan army and particularly the country’s premier intelligence agency the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) which has muzzled media freedom as well. In many regions especially in Balochistan and in Pakistani Kashmir it is very difficult for a journalist to investigate and report fairly and safely. Mar 2, 2014

Muzaffarnagar riots were provoked by political parties for vested interest: Kejriwal

Kanpur, Mar 2 (ANI): While blowing the poll bugle in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur city, AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday launched a scathing attack against all the political parties including the state ruling Samajwadi Party. Kejriwal invoked last year's Muzaffarnagar communal riots that left many people dead and missing. He said that political parties provoke riots for vested interest. Mar 2, 2014

Congress on ordinance route to pass Anti Graft Bills

Nagpur, March 02 (ANI): Congress leader Rajeev Shukla on Sunday said that the Congress wants to pass the anti graft bills for public welfare and the opposition should not oppose but support the government if it takes the ordinance route. The Union Cabinet is meeting to take a final call on whether or not to take the ordinance route for key anti-corruption bills backed by Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi. Mar 2, 2014