Police arrest Maoist in Jharkhand, recover arms and ammunition

Gumla, May 21 (ANI): Police has arrested a Maoist in India’s red corridor of Gulma district of Jharkhand and recovered arms, ammunition and a number of mobile phones. Accused in several criminal activities, the red rebel was the commander of a faction in the area and a wanted criminal in police records. The police launched combing operation in the area and were successful in nabbing the Maoist on Tuesday. Maoists, also known as Naxals, have killed police and politicians, and targeted government buildings and railway tracks in an insurgency that has killed thousands since the 1960s. May 21, 2014

RBI governor says fiscal discipline key for economic growth

New Delhi, May 21 (ANI): RBI governor Raghuram Rajan has reiterated his call for fiscal discipline. Rajan stated that it is essential for the country to achieve sustainable economic growth. Although the comments were part of a broader speech on public sector banks, they come as India's newly elected government led by Narendra Modi is set to face its first credibility test with markets when it delivers a budget by July. Rajan repeated his call while noting that India would not always be able to rely on banks to buy a large portion of its government debt as it usually does. Banks, in turn, raise the funds needed to buy the bonds by attracting deposits from retail investors. May 21, 2014

FARC legend lives on in historic stronghold

After half a century of armed fighting, Colombia may finally come close to negotiating peace with its leftist FARC guerrillas, who announced a truce for the upcoming presidential elections. Duration: 01:51 May 21, 2014

Twin Nigeria car bombs kill more than 100 in Jos

Twin car bombings in central Nigeria killed at least 118 people and brought entire buildings down Tuesday, in the latest affront to the government's internationally-backed security crackdown. Duration: 00:57 May 21, 2014

Bosnia floods raise danger of wartime explosives

In a potentially deadly side-effect to the record-breaking floods that have engulfed Bosnia, officials warned on Monday that unexploded mines left over the 1990s conflict could be dislodged and moved. Duration: 00:53 May 21, 2014

India's Modi meets president ahead of swearing-in

India's Narendra Modi meets with President Pranab Mukherjee after his sweeping election victory in the first formal step before he is sworn in as prime minister on May 26. Duration: 00:48 May 21, 2014

Berlin: Merkel at inauguration of the ILA International Air Show

German Chancellor Angela Merkel took the opportunity of inaugurating the ILA International Air Show in Berlin with Turkish Minister of Transport Lütfi Elvan, to offer her condolences to families of the victims of the mine explosion. Duration: 00:30 May 21, 2014

Far-right and eurosceptics prepare for EU elections

Voters prepare to cast their ballots in European elections from May 22-25, which are expected to be marked by a record-low turnout, but with a strong showing for far-right and eurosceptic political groupings. Duration: 02:14 May 21, 2014

WFP launches major airlifts, airdrops for S.Sudan camps

The international community turns its gaze this week to conflict-torn South Sudan, where the UN says $1.26 billion is needed to avoid a major humanitarian crisis threatening millions of people. Duration: 00:46 May 21, 2014

Malawi votes in close election under cloud of rigging

Malawians voted Tuesday in closely fought elections but polling was delayed by several hours in parts of the tiny and impoverished southern African nation, sparking anger among voters. Duration: 01:18 May 21, 2014

Akhilesh Yadav sacks 36 SP leaders, Politicos react

New Delhi, May 20 (ANI): After UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav sacked 36 minister ranked leaders in UP, party leader Naresh Agrawal said that the decision was taken keeping in view the bad performance of the party in respective regions. Reacting on this, BJP leader Prakash Javadekar said that rather Akhilesh Yadav should have taken moral responsibility and should have resigned. May 20, 2014