Fukushima: three years on and still a long road ahead

Japan on Tuesday marks the third anniversary of the quake-tsunami disaster which, as well as claiming thousands of lives and destroying coastal communities, sparked a nuclear emergency that forced a re-think on atomic power. Duration: 00:48 Mar 11, 2014

Hamas unveils rocket monument in Gaza City

Hamas unveiled a rocket-shaped statue Monday showcasing its capacity to strike arch-enemy Israel, as the Jewish state boasted its own haul of captured weapons it claims were bound for Gaza. Duration: 00:32 Mar 11, 2014

Militants seize four Ukraine activists: sources

Son of Ukrainian activist Anatoliy Kovalskiy says his father was taken away by pro-Russian militants as he picked up supplies for a pro-Kiev rally in Simferopol. Duration: 00:53 Mar 11, 2014

Ten years after Madrid attacks, Spain recognises victims

Spanish interior minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz has taken part in an award ceremony for 365 victims of the Madrid train bombings -- on the eve of the 10th anniversary of Spain's worst terrorist attack. Duration: 01:09 Mar 11, 2014

People across faith converge at Shiv Khori Mela

Kashmir, March 10 (ANI): The socio-cultural ethos of Kashmir is steeped in a tradition of religious tolerance and this is reflected at the annual Shiv Khori Mela held in Reasi district of Jammu. A three-day fair is organized annually in the temple of Mahadev or Lord Shiva. It attracts people of different faiths in large numbers from far and near. Every year the fair is organised by the State Tourism Department, Shiv Khori Shrine Board (SKSB) and the Reasi district administration. Hindus and Muslims come here to pay their respect to lord Shiva and seek his blessings. The entire area has a festive look as devotees gather at the temple in huge numbers to seek blessings lord Shiva Mar 10, 2014

Folk Fest of Kerala binds cultures, faiths

Kerala, March 10 (ANI): The state of Kerala, located in southern India, is not just a tourist hotspot but it is also the forerunner among Indian states in education, living standards, and harmonious coexistence. There is mutual affection and co-operation among different communities and people celebrate all festivals jointly with enthusiasm. Recently, the first International Folk Fest of Kerala was organised by the Cultural Department and the Kerala Folklore Academy with an aim to popularize the age-old traditional dance art forms of India and neighboring countries. The stage was set for various participants from different walks of life to showcase their breath taking performances. Workshop on various folk arts were also planned and held in between the fest. Mar 10, 2014

Rahul Gandhi a step ahead, Modi should learn from him: Misa Bharti

Patna, March 10 (ANI): RJD leader and Lalu Prasad Yadav's daughter Misa Bharti on Monday said that Rahul Gandhi is a step ahead of Narendra Modi and that Modi should learn from him. Bharti said that Modi sure is a good orator but he should learn like Gandhi how to communicate and interact with people. She said that giving speeches on the stage is not a quality to be a prime minister of a country. Mar 10, 2014

Complete trial in cases involving MPs, MLAs within a year: SC to courts

New Delhi, Mar 10 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday set a deadline of one year for lower courts to complete trial in cases involving MPs and MLAs. The apex court ruled that trials in cases involving MPs and MLAs are to be conducted on day-to-day basis. The SC also said that the trial judge will have to explain to the Chief Justice of High Court if he fails to complete trial within a year of framing of charges. Mar 10, 2014

We have high expectation: AAP on its 4th candidates list for LS polls

New Delhi, Mar 10 (ANI): After Aam Aadmi Party released its fourth list of candidates for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, party Leader Shazia Ilmi said that her party has very high expectation as AAP is challenging big political parties. The party has fielded among others, former Tehelka journalist and gulail.com founder Ashish Khetan from the New Delhi seat. Mar 10, 2014

Pakistan remains silent on the issue of missing Baloch persons

Islamabad, Mar 10: After covering hundreds of miles on foot from Quetta to Islamabad, Mama Qadeer Baloch finally presented a memorandum to the UN country office in Islamabad. The document demanded an investigation in the issues of missing persons, target killings, enforced disappearances and involvement of agencies in heinous crimes in Balochistan. It also demanded a UN fact-finding mission to investigate mass graves and international standard DNA tests to identify bodies. Mama Qadeer is now waiting for answers. Mar 10, 2014

P Chidambaram presses for freedom of media

New Delhi, March 10 (ANI): Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday emphasized on the freedom of media for the interest of the nation while addressing the Delhi's unit of Kerala's union of working journalists in the national capital. He also called on media to do extensive research before reporting news after mentioning the example of a newspaper that ran incorrect news about Reserve Bank of India. He quoted United States Watergate scandal case as an example of proper research and verification of facts. He also mentioned about how dangerous the profession of journalism and the restrictions faced by the journalists today. Mar 10, 2014

Tonk rally: Rahul Gandhi hits out at BJP

Tonk, March 10 (ANI): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi hit out at the BJP on Monday while addressing a rally in Tonk district of Rajasthan. Gandhi said that the failures of the saffron party must be exposed. He said that the BJP just want to benefit the rich if they come to power whereas the Congress wants to help the downtrodden. Gandhi also tried to attract low income group people by saying that Congress wants to do politics and run the government for those who run the country on daily basis like chowkidars, taxi/auto drivers etc. Mar 10, 2014