Jaswant Singh has no plan to form a new party, or join anyone, says his wife

Jaisalmer, Mar 30 (ANI): Expelled BJP leader Jaswant Singh’s wife Sheetal Kanwar, on Sunday gave her reviews about the BJP and its attitude towards her husband. Kanwar said that the party is a building prepared by some senior leaders and if even one of its founders is removed, it will not stand. Sheetal Kanwar specifically termed the elections as a game of respect instead of success or failure and also expressed her unhappiness with BJP leader Nitin Gadkari. Kanwar further stated that BJP has exposed itself and clarified that Jaswant Singh is not planning to form a new or join another party. Mar 30, 2014

Militant hideout busted in J&K, cache of arms & ammunitions recovered

Baramulla, March 30 (ANI): Paramilitary forces on Sunday busted a militant’s hideout in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir ahead of upcoming general election. A huge cache of arms and ammunitions were recovered from the hideout during a joint operation by Rashtriya Rifles and Police in Tangmula forest of Baramulla district. Following this the security had been beefed up in the valley. The restive region has witnessed numerous militant attacks, insurgency, and infiltration attempts from across the border in the last two decades. This is the third hideout busted by security forces in the past one week after two militant hideouts were busted in Bandipora district of Kashmir. Mar 30, 2014

Hundreds join Venezuela anti-government protests

Hundreds of opposition supporters marched in Venezuela's capital Caracas Saturday over food shortages, insecurity and censorship imposed by the government, while Chavistas targeted the presidential palace to protest against damage to the economy. Duration: 00:44 Mar 30, 2014

Satish Prasad joins RJD after quitting BJP

Patna, March 30 (ANI): Former Bihar Chief Minister Satish Prasad Singh on Sunday joined RJD after resigning from BJP alleging denial of proper representation to backward Kushwaha community in the general elections. RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav welcomed Singh in the party. Mar 30, 2014

Amritsar fortunate that Arun Jaitley representing constituency: Parkash Singh Badal

Amritsar, March 30 (ANI): Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal praised BJP senior leader Arun Jaitley, saying people were fortunate as Jaitley was contesting elections from Amritsar constituency. Singh said that BJP’s win was certain and Jaitley would hold important portfolios in the next government. Later, Jaitley endorsed the alliance between regional Shiromani Akali Dal and BJP, saying it was responsible for social cohesion in the state. Mar 30, 2014

Artists enthrall audience at the Northeast spring festival in Dimapur

Dimapur, March 30 (ANI): The people of Dimapur witnessed week-long singing and dance performances during the Northeast Spring festival 2014 at the Northeast Zonal Cultural Complex. Ranging from world-renowned Mizo Bamboo dance to mesmerizing Naga warrior dance, and traditional dances from Tripura and Meghalaya, the performing artists enthralled the visitors. A major attraction of the event was the performance of classical dance from Odisha and rope dance from Rajasthan. The festival provided a perfect stage for artists from across the country to showcase their talent. The event was organized under the aegis of Northeast Zonal Cultural Centre Dimapur and Indian Council for Cultural Relations. Mar 30, 2014

Congo's dandies give new meaning to fashion victim

The streets of Congo's capital Brazzaville have taken on a more stylish appearance thanks to the 'sapeurs', a sartorial subculture of colourful dandies inspired by - but not always faithful to - the great couturiers of the 1960s. Duration: 01:04 Mar 31, 2014

Aamir Khan, Sonakshi Sinha and Ajay Devgn voted the worst actors of 2013 at the Golden Kela Awards

New Delhi, March 31 (ANI): Ajay Devgn and Sonakshi Sinha were announced the worst actors of 2013 at the Golden Kela Awards held in New Delhi. But the biggest surprise was when Mr perfectionist Aamir Khan won an award for his bad performance in Dhoom: 3. Ajay won the worst actor award for Himmatwala, which was also named the worst film and Sonakshi was picked for R...Rajkumar. "In Bollywood today, the box office figures have no correlation to the quality of the film. Our sincerest hope is that 10 years down the line, the figures will be forgotten, while the 'Kelas' they got are remembered," Anant Singh, creative head, Golden Kela Awards, said in a statement. Mar 31, 2014

People won't tolerate poor governance: Pranab Mukherjee

New Delhi, March 31 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee said people would no longer tolerate non-transparent and unresponsive administration, while inaugurating diamond jubilee celebrations of Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA) in New Delhi. Mukherjee said democracy is the soul and the core of nation-building and no meaningful growth or governance could be achieved without the preservation and nurturing of basic grid of polity. Mukherjee further stressed that good governance encompasses rule of law, participatory decision-making structure, transparency, accountability, responsiveness, equity and inclusiveness as the country's governance has to run on these principles. Mar 31, 2014

Three candidates set for Istanbul mayoral vote Sunday

Turkey prepares to go to the polls Sunday for local and mayoral elections and the spotlight is on Istanbul after prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared "the battle for Istanbul is the battle for Turkey." Duration: 01:22 Mar 29, 2014

BJP lashes out at Rahul Gandhi's statement on Imran Masood

New Delhi/ Saharanpur, March 29 (ANI): BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad lashed out at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's statement wherein Gandhi condemned Imran Masood's remark, but also said that it is picked up from 6 months old video tape. The BJP leader said that such a statement shows that Rahul Gandhi's campaign is completely based on falsehood. Mar 29, 2014

BJP welcomes cancellation of Sabir Ali's membership, other parties condemn

New Delhi/ Amritsar/ Patna, March 29 (ANI): After BJP cancelled former JD (U) leader Sabir Ali's membership on Saturday party leaders Arun Jaitley and VK Malhotra welcomed the step and said that it is natural to remove such candidates who does not support clean history but any such actions should follow proper investigations or judicial trial. Reacting on the same, Congress leader Shobha Oza said that the BJP has become directionless and with differences and that they only want power by any means. Further, JD (U) leader KC Tyagi said that the party took really long in taking the decision. Mar 29, 2014

Ruckus ends Cong-BJP-AAP political debate in Bangalore

Bangalore, March 29 (ANI): A political debate organized by Biocon Limited Managing Director Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw ended with ruckus and slogans when BJP leader Ananth Kumar started talking about the flaws of UPA government. Talking about the failure of the event, Shaw said that there were some rules already told to the leaders and when those rules were broken, such a situation occurred. She also said that it would be taken into consideration and next such event will invite not the party workers as audience but more 'genuine people'. Mar 29, 2014