Prayers & support pours in from sand till sky for missing Malaysian flight

Puri, March 11 (ANI): Internationally acclaimed Indian sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik created a sand sculpture of the missing Malaysian airliner as he prayed for the lives of 239 passengers who were aboard the plane that went missing near South China sea. The disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jetliner is an “unprecedented aviation mystery”, with a massive air and sea search now in its third day failing to find any confirmed trace of the plane or the people aboard. Dozens of ships and aircraft from 10 countries scoured the seas around Malaysia and south of Vietnam for the search operation with China deploying almost 10 satellites to help in the massive air and sea search for the fight, sources said. Mar 11, 2014

Govts Nuclear power programme to appease foreign firms at cost of safety of locals: Prashant Bhusha

New Delhi, March 11 (ANI): Indian anti-nuclear activists raised their voice against central government's move to bypass supplier liability provisions against foreign companies and accused lawmakers of neglecting public interest and catering only to the business needs of private players. The activists, who were part of an international team that visited nuclear accident sites all over the world, called for stringent safety measures and unlimited nuclear liability. India and Russia are keen to sign an agreement for the third and fourth units of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) in Tamil Nadu. Mar 11, 2014

Rajnath Singh blames Congress faulty economic policies for poverty

Jabalpur, March 11 (ANI): BJP President Rajnath Singh flayed ruling Congress party for faulty economic policies and said they have not been able to control poverty in the country. Singh was speaking at a rally in Jabalpur city of Madhya Pradesh. He also said that Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi should take back his recent remark where he accused Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) of killing Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi, in 1948. Earlier, while addressing a rally in Maharashtra, Gandhi had blamed RSS for the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi. Mar 11, 2014

Real battle to be fought in election booths: Akhilesh Yadav

Lucknow, March 11 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said that preparations are in full swing for the upcoming parliamentary elections and they are making all efforts to make Samajwadi Party (SP) a success again. Yadav also talked about his party programmes that have been a huge success. Samajwadi Party, which has a strong base in Uttar Pradesh has also decided to take the plunge and begin their election campaigning. Yadav said the real battle will be fought in the villages of India. Mar 11, 2014

Real battle to be fought in election booths: Akhilesh Yadav

Lucknow, March 11 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said that preparations are in full swing for the upcoming parliamentary elections and they are making all efforts to make Samajwadi Party (SP) a success again. Yadav also talked about his party programmes that have been a huge success. Samajwadi Party, which has a strong base in Uttar Pradesh has also decided to take the plunge and begin their election campaigning. Yadav said the real battle will be fought in the villages of India. Mar 11, 2014

NSA leaks fueled needed debate, Snowden tells SXSW

Former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden says via video link from Russia to the SXSW festival in Austin that he has no regrets over his leaks and that they sparked a needed public debate on spying and data collection. Duration: 00:32 Mar 11, 2014

African migrants who survived capsizing treated in Yemen

Forty-two illegal African migrants drowned when their boat overturned off Yemen's southern coast late on Sunday, the defence ministry reported. A Yemeni naval patrol in the Arabian Sea saved at least 30 others. Duration: 00:30 Mar 11, 2014

Kremlin critic Khodorkovsky gives support to Ukraine

Former Russian oil tycoon and Kremlin critic Mikhail Khodorkovsky, who spent a decade in prison in Russia, has applied for a residency permit in Switzerland, his spokesman told AFP on Monday. Duration: 00:33 Mar 11, 2014

Former Colombian president Uribe elected to senate

Colombian voters showed lukewarm support for peace talks with guerrillas Sunday by giving the country's president a majority in Congress, but also electing his conservative rival, ex-president Alvaro Uribe, to the senate. Duration: 00:59 Mar 11, 2014

Pain lingers ten years after Madrid train bombings

It was ten years ago, on the 11th March 2004, that an Islamist attack on suburban trains left 191 people dead in Madrid. Almost two thousand others were also injured. For survivor Adeniria Moreira, the pain of that day remains. Duration: 01:06 Mar 11, 2014