Pistorius murder trial enters second day

Lawyers for Paralympian Oscar Pistorius for a second day on Tuesday grilled a key witness at his murder trial who claims to have heard screams, then shots, as his girlfriend was killed. Duration: 00:29 Mar 4, 2014

Haze shrouds Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur

Haze shrouded Malaysia's capital and its surroundings on Tuesday, causing "unhealthy" air quality due to fires from a drought that has led to water rationing. Duration: 00:29 Mar 4, 2014

PM meets Sri Lankan President, Bangladeshi counterpart in Myanmar to foster economic ties

Myanmar, Mar 4 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa and his Bangladesh counterparty Sheikh Hasina to foster economic tie ups on Tuesday on the sidelines of a two-day economic summit in Myanmar. Prime Minister Singh is in Nay Pyi Taw to attend the Bay Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC). Mar 4, 2014

Supreme Court extends Subrata Roys police custody

New Delhi, March 04 (ANI): Sahara Group Chief Subrata Roy will remain in police custody till Tuesday next, when the case will be heard again, said Supreme Court. While ordering the custody of Roy, the court, however, clarified that it was not an order on contempt. Two more directors of the company, Ravi Shankar Dubey and Ashok Roy Chaudhary were also ordered to be taken into custody. The court said that it was not happy with the proposal of Sahara on refund of money as “they have not come up with any concrete proposal and bank guarantee.” Earlier, Roy apologised to the Supreme Court for his failure to comply with the order to appear before it. Mar 4, 2014

UP Health Minister appeals to doctors to end their strike, says investigation underway

Lucknow, Mar 4 (ANI): Speaking over strike by junior doctors in UP after which medical services remained paralyzed on the fourth day on Tuesday, state Health Minister Ahmad Hasan appealed the doctors to end their strike and said that the investigations in the matter are underway. He said that the doctor’s strike is unfortunate and that many people died due to lack of medical facilities and it is against medical ethics. Doctors have been sitting on a strike alleging that the administration is torturing the medical students. Mar 4, 2014

BIMSTEC leaders meet to improve trade, transit and economic development

Myanmar, Mar 4 (ANI): The Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) aiming to improve trade, transit and economic development among its members, convened summit on South and Southeast Asian development on Tuesday in Naypyitaw, Myanmar. Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand are members of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC). Mar 4, 2014

Doctors' strike cripples medical services in UP, SP smells political conspiracy

Kanpur, Moradabad, Allahabad, Lucknow, Mar 4 (ANI): Medical services remained paralysed in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday as the strike by junior doctors entered the third day following the arrest of their co-workers after a scuffle with a legislator. Patients faced the brunt of the strike as doctors did not turn up in hospitals alleging that the administration is torturing the medical students. Mar 4, 2014

IBF calls termination from AIBA 'unfortunate'

Chandigarh, Mar 4 (ANI): The International Boxing Association (AIBA) has terminated the Indian Boxing Federation (IBF) from its fold stating that the current set of office-bearers are damaging the image, reputation and interest of the sport. Reacting to the same, IBF Secretary General Rajesh Bhandari on Tuesday said that the decision of AIBA is very unfortunate. He also added that the decision has been taken without any inquiry. Mar 4, 2014

Japan ready to deal with disasters

Tokyo, March 04 (ANI): Japan is still recovering from the March 11, 2011 earthquake and tsunami, but it is well prepared to minimize the damage during such disasters in the future.The Fire Rescue Task Force, nicknamed "Hyper Rescue" was formed after the Great-Hanshin Awaji Earthquake in 1995, when the establishment of highly advanced rescue units was considered a critical issue. They are headquartered in Adachi-ku in eastern Tokyo, and respond to emergencies at home and abroad. The team consists of 63 people, who are specially trained firefighters with advanced rescue gear. Unity is their strength, and they improve the quality of rescue operations through repeated training and discussions. Mar 4, 2014

Nitish condemns Modi's 'Bihar is a terrorist haven' remark

Patna, Mar 4 (ANI): BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi had attacked Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar in the latter's home turf by calling him a hypocrite and saying the state has become a safe haven for terrorists. Reacting on the same, Nitish on Tuesday said that he rejects allegations on Bihar and if 1-2 terror attacks happen then it does not become a heaven for terrorism. Mar 4, 2014

Mukesh Ambani top Indian in Forbes 'world's billionaires' list

New Delhi, Mar 4 (ANI): Business magnate Mukesh Ambani has been reportedly ranked first in Forbes' list of 'world's billionaires' in India. Ranked number 40 in the world list, Reliance Industries Limited Chairman stands first amongst the list of Indians, followed close by Lakshmi Mittal at the second position. Mar 4, 2014

Mulayam asks Akhilesh Yadav to work for UP and stay away from sycophancy

Lucknow, March 04 (ANI): Samajwadi Party Chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has publicly admonished UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and criticized his government for "sitting on files." Yadav asked the state CM to step up and work for UP and to stay away from sycophancy. He also said that Chaploos (stooges) are running the government and they are never good for a chief minister's image. Mulayam Singh went on, not sparing even Azam Khan and asked him to start working rather than sitting back. Mar 4, 2014

TRS took U-turn without considering what Congress did for AP: Hanumantha Rao

New Delhi, March 04 (ANI): After the merger of TRS with Congress hit a roadblock with the party saying that there was no such move decided, wherein Congress claimed TRS chief K Chandrashekhar Rao has expressed readiness to merge, Congress leader from Andhra Pradesh, Hanumantha Rao said that the party took a U-turn without considering what the party did for the state. He said that this is not a party’s affair and that many lives have been sacrificed over the issue. And that TRS should think it over again. Mar 4, 2014

Shiv Sena upset over miss-communication after BJP-MNS meet, says Marathi votes belong to party

Mumbai, March 04 (ANI): Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Tuesday said that the party is upset over the communication gap that cropped within the BJP created by those praising Congress and NCP leaders. He further assured about the party votes and said that Shiv Sena and BJP will sin about 40 seats and that Marathi votes belong to Shiv Sena and will not go to any other party. Mar 4, 2014

Nirbhaya Helpline faces closure, Sheila Dikshit condemns

New Delhi, March 04 (ANI): The Delhi Government’s 181 helpline for women in distress, which was launched after the Nirbhaya assault case, is on the verge of closure. Contracts of employees who run the service have not been renewed since December and they have been working without pay for two months. Reacting over this, Congress leader and former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit said that this will be a retrograde step. She added that she will write to Lieutenant governor about it. Mar 4, 2014