Barefoot devotees in spectacular Catholic parade

Hundreds of thousands of barefoot devotees pour into Manila for one of the world's biggest Catholic parades honouring an ebony statue of Jesus Christ they believe has miraculous powers. Duration: 00:39 Jan 9, 2014

Self-parking car unveiled at Las Vegas tech fair

A Range Rover Evoque with Valeo self-parking technology parks itself with no driver during a demonstration, at the 2014 International CES in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 8, 2014. Duration: 00:34 Jan 9, 2014

Puntland elects former Somali PM as new president

Deputies in Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region on Wednesday elected a former national prime minister, Abdiweli Mohamed Ali Gaas, as the new president of an area still threatened by Islamist militants. Duration: 00:34 Jan 9, 2014

Muzaffarnagar riot victims hit at SP s splurge on Saifai Mahotsav

Muzaffarnagar, Jan 09 (ANI): Muzaffarnagar riot victims languishing in the relief camps hit at Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday for splurging millions on the fortnight-long annual carnival- Saifai Mahotsav, while the former battle bitter cold weather conditions with poorly managed arrangements by the state government. A distressed woman living in the camps, Nafeesa said she had lost her child due biting cold wave conditions, while many other children had fallen sick due to unhygienic surroundings and lack of supplies. Jan 9, 2014

UPA admits to irregularities in coal block allocation

New Delhi/ Ranchi, Jan 09 (ANI): The Attorney General of India, GE Vahanvati, admitted to irregularities in the infamous coal allocation scam in the apex court on Thursday, media reports said. As per the reports, Vahanvati told the Supreme Court that something had gone wrong in the allocation of coal blocks, even though they took the decisions in 'good faith'. After the statement, the UPA government drew flak from the opposition. As per reports, the FIRs have been filed against BLA Industries Pvt Ltd, Gastron Technologies Pvt Ltd and some unknown officials of the Coal Ministry to whom the coal blocks were allocated during the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) regime. Jan 9, 2014

Lalu Yadav forecasts Narendra Modi and AAP s future

New Delhi, Jan 09 (ANI): RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav forecasting Narendra Modi's future said that Modi cannot be the nation's prime minister as he is a non political person and he can result in breaking the nation. Further, talking about AAP, Yadav said that AAP will be a great failure in future keeping in view the promises it has made to the people. He also criticized Arvind Kejriwal's statement on allowing sting operation to people and finding corrupt people. Jan 9, 2014

New Bangladeshi lawmakers take oath

Dhaka, Jan 09 (ANI): The newly-elected lawmakers of the tenth parliament took oath of office in Dhaka on Thursday after Bangladesh's ruling Awami League won a violence-plagued parliamentary election as expected. Bangladesh recently concluded elections that ended with Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's Awami League winning more than two-thirds of parliament seats. Speaker Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury administered the oath to the 230 newly elected lawmakers of Awami League including party chief Sheikh Hasina. 31 lawmakers from HM Ershad-led Jatiya Party took oath in second phase. Jan 9, 2014

Top Maoist leader, his wife surrender before Andhra Pradesh police

Hyderabad, Jan 09 (ANI): A top Maoist leader ended nearly three decades of warfare and laid down arms before police in Andhra Pradesh on Thursday, citing ill health as the main reason for surrender. Gusda Usendi fought as a rebel for nearly three decades in Maoists hotbed, of Chhattisgarh. Better incentives and rehabilitation policy offered to the surrendered insurgents lured the rebel to surrender before the Andhra Pradesh police. Usendi’s wife also surrendered due to ill health. While addressing a news conference in Hyderabad, the police assured of reward money to the leader. Jan 9, 2014

BS Yeddyurappa, two party MLAs rejoin BJP

Bangalore, Jan 09 (ANI): Karnataka Janta Party (KJP) president B S Yeddyurappa and two of his party MLAs formally rejoined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday. Speaking on the occasion, Yeddyurappa said that the decision to quit the BJP was wrong in hindsight, as it had helped the Congress to come back to power. He said the need of the hour for the BJP was to stay united and to aim for 20 Lok Sabha seats from Karnataka. Jan 9, 2014

Maoists in Odisha kill road contractor and injure a villager

Narayanpatna, Jan 09 (ANI): Armed Maoist rebels killed a road contractor and injured a villager in a remote village of Odisha. The rebels attacked two villagers from Balipeta village in Koraput district after branding them as police informers. The body of one villager, said to be a road contractor, was found on Tuesday and the other was found with a bleeding slit throat and rushed to a nearby hospital. The Maoists also left a warning letter to the villagers saying they had punished the duo as they were working as police informers. Jan 9, 2014

Congress takes on Modi mocking PM, says Modi has Congress phobia

New Delhi, Jan 09 (ANI): After Narendra Modi mocking PM Manmohan Singh said that good times sure is approaching but after a few months, Congress leader Pramod Tiwari hits back at Modi and said that he has Congress phobia. Further, talking about AAP leader Kumar Vishwas who is ready to face Rahul Gandhi for Amethi seat, Tiwari said that Vishwas will return from the constituency with the name 'Kumar Avishwas'. Jan 9, 2014

Rahul's Amethi rally ahead of mine shows his anxiety: Kumar Vishwas

Ghaziabad, Jan 09 (ANI): AAP leader Kumar Vishwas on Thursday said that Rahul Gandhi's Amethi rally just ahead of his shows his anxiety. Further, he said that the youth of the nation is really excited about the political change in the nation and is taking parting the same with enthusiasm. Jan 9, 2014

Politicians condemn SP s splurge on Saifai Mahotsav even as riot victims suffer

Lucknow/ New Delhi, Jan 09 (ANI): Different leaders from various political parties condemned the Saifai Mahotsav organized by the ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) in Uttar Pradesh while the Muzaffarnagar riot victims continue to suffer in the relief camps. SP has drawn flak for spending millions of rupees on its fortnight-long annual carnival, while the riot victims in the state shiver in relief camps. Congress leader, Digvijay Singh called SP insensitive and blamed the government for not being able to prevent the riots in the first place. BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman said that SP is answerable for their actions. Jan 9, 2014