Protesters occupying Taiwan's parliament issue ultimatum

Protesters barricade themselves inside Taiwan's parliament for a third straight day, threatening "further action" if the government pushes ahead with its plans to ratify a contentious trade pact with China. Duration: 00:35 Mar 20, 2014

French 'Spiderman' climbs Total tower in the La Defense

French 'Spiderman' Alain Robert climbs the 186-metre-tall Total tower in La Defense, the business district just outside Paris. He undertakes the ascent without a rope as crowds watch from the ground. Duration: 00:34 Mar 20, 2014

Dutch tulip fest Keukenhof opens to the public

The 65th edition of the Netherlands' massive flower show at Keukenhof, the world's largest bulb garden with over seven million flowers, opened to the public on Thursday. Duration: 00:55 Mar 20, 2014

Badalta Manzar (March 20, 2014): An independent news report on Jammu and Kashmir

The patients of Kashmir valley get special treatment under one roof at Kashmir nursing home Srinagar. For the benefit of people in the valley, the government of Jammu and Kashmir have started evening clinics where the super specialist doctors of the valley are treating patients. People have appreciated the government's step taken for the welfare of people. Everyday thousands of pilgrims arrive at the Katra bus stand on their way to the Vaishno Devi shrine. The moment pilgrims step out of their vehicles, they are greeted with heaps of garbage, stink, overflowing drains and potholed roads at the bus stand. The maintenance of roads has been a sector where the state government has failed in total. Like the other roads, the Anantnag to Kokernag road, some 18 kms, was taken up by the Beacon for widening and maintenance. However, the locals are facing a lot of hardships while commuting on this road, since the work of maintenance is not yet finished. Mar 20, 2014

Ukraine severs key ties with Russia over Crimea

Ukraine announces plans to drop out of a key post-Soviet alliance and slap entry visas on Russians while also preparing for a possible Crimean withdrawal following the Kremlin's absorption of the peninsula. Duration: 01:04 Mar 20, 2014

Rahul Gandhi interacts with former Army men in Himachal Pradesh

Tanda, Mar 20 (ANI): Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi, on Thursday tried to woo ex-army men during his election campaign in Tanda area of Kangra district in Himachal Pradesh. The Nehru-Gandhi scion listened to the questions, grievances and suggestions from people who had come to attend the public meeting. Gandhi said that if his party formed the government post general elections, he would try to bring the next generation of the ex-servicemen into the middle class category. Mar 20, 2014

Rahul Gandhi interacts with former Army men in Himachal Pradesh

Tanda, Mar 20 (ANI): Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi, on Thursday tried to woo ex-army men during his election campaign in Tanda area of Kangra district in Himachal Pradesh. The Nehru-Gandhi scion listened to the questions, grievances and suggestions from people who had come to attend the public meeting. Gandhi said that if his party formed the government post general elections, he would try to bring the next generation of the ex-servicemen into the middle class category. Mar 20, 2014

Student creates shoe that charges phone while walking

Nainital, Mar 20 (ANI): A student of class 12 in hill town of Nainital, Rajesh Adhikari, has created a shoe that can now even charge a mobile phone. This means that no matter where you are, wearing these shoes gives one a reason to get up and walk. Adhikari said that the idea of making such a waterproof charger struck when it snowed heavily in Nainital and many people, including him, had to suffer due to power shutdown in the city. Mar 20, 2014

LS Polls: BSP to contest all 80 seats in UP

New Delhi, Mar 20 (ANI): BSP supremo Mayawati on Thursday said that her party will contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections on all 80 seats in Uttar Pradesh alone and will not form alliance with any major political formation. Mayawati also attacked the Congress and the BJP saying neither of the parties would be able to form government at the centre this time. Mar 20, 2014

Politicos, activists welcome court's decision in Shakti Mills rape case

Mumbai/ New Delhi, Mar 20 (ANI): Political leaders and social activists on Thursday welcomed the court’s verdict in the Shakti Mill photojournalist gangrape case of August 22, 2013. A sessions court in Mumbai has convicted all the four accused in the Shakti Mill photojournalist gangrape case. The court has also convicted the four accused in another gangrape case of a telephone operator. The 23-year-old photojournalist was assaulted while she was on task at the abandoned factory. Another accused, who is a minor is tried in the juvenile court. A 362-page charge sheet was registered against four of the denounced in October. The guilty, all unemployed adolescent men inhabited a close-by slum. Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil on Thursday welcomed the verdict as much needed to desist rogue elements from committing heinous acts like rape in a city like Mumbai or elsewhere. Mar 20, 2014

Mumbai Shakti Mills Gang rape case: Four accused found guilty

Mumbai, Mar 20 (ANI): A sessions court in Mumbai has convicted all the four accused in the Shakti Mill photojournalist gangrape case of August 22, 2013. The court has also convicted the four accused in another gangrape case of a telephone operator. The 23-year-old photojournalist was assaulted while she was on task at the abandoned factory. Another accused, who is a minor is tried in the juvenile court. A 362-page charge sheet was registered against four of the denounced in October. The guilty, all unemployed adolescent men inhabited a close-by slum. Mar 20, 2014

Australia says satellites spot objects possibly from Malaysian Plane

Sydney, March 20 (ANI): Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott announced that two objects have been spotted that could possibly be related to the missing Malaysia Airlines plane. Australian vessels have been scouring the southern Indian Ocean, searching for any trace of the missing Malaysia airlines aircraft. Finally, 13 days after the aircraft vanished, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said that a satellite has spotted something floating around this area. An Orion aircraft has been sent to the area to try to locate the objects. Flight MH370 was flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing when it lost contact with air traffic controllers. Mar 20, 2014

Spicejet crew committed a dangerous act while flying: Tariq Anwar

New Delhi, March 20 (ANI): Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Tariq Anwar termed the manner in which the crew of Spicejet risked the lives of passengers as grave. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) issued a show cause notice to Spice jet, asking why its license should not be suspended, after a video showed cabin crew on a Goa - Bangalore flight dancing in the aisles. The video went viral on social media. Mar 20, 2014