No info on threat to BJP leaders, says Shinde

New Delhi, March 20 (ANI): Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Friday said that the government had no information regarding terror threat to BJP leaders. Amid reports about possible security threats to top BJP leaders, the party had demanded that the Home Ministry ensure foolproof protection for them. Earlier, BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman had said that according to the media reports based on IB, sources suggest threats that could lead to kidnapping of BJP leaders. Mar 20, 2014

Advani free to choose his seat: Rajnath

New Delhi, March 20 (ANI): BJP President Rajnath Singh on Thursday said that it was up to senior leader LK Advani to choose the seat he wants to contest Lok Sabha polls from. Talking to mediapersons in New Delhi, he said that Advani can choose to contest either from Gandhinagar or Bhopal. He also rubbished the opinion that Advani was being sidelined in BJP. Mar 20, 2014

One person killed, 12 injured after Mumbai local train derails

Titwala, Mar 20 (ANI): One person was killed and a dozen were injured after few coaches of a suburban local train in Mumbai derailed on Thursday. The train was travelling from Kasara to Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus. The accident took place between Titwala and Ambivali stations. The injured have been rushed to nearby hospitals. Mar 20, 2014

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