Italy sounds alarm after rescuing 4,000 immigrants

Italy has rescued about 4,000 immigrants trying to cross the Mediterranean by boats to reach its shores in the past two days, according to Interior Minister Angelino Alfano who calls the crisis "increasingly glaring". Duration: 00:33 Apr 9, 2014

Slain AFP reporter's son recovering well

The orphaned child of the AFP reporter killed with the rest of his family in a Kabul hotel may is recovering rapidly from bullet wounds he sustained in the attack. Duration: 01:41 Apr 9, 2014

Politicos react to Congress' complaint to EC against Ramdev and Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

New Delhi/Lucknow, April 9 (ANI): Politicos reacted to the complaint lodged by the Congress Party to EC over the involvement of religious organizations of Baba Ramdev and Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in promoting some political parties. Where on one hand all political leaders condemned the promotion of politics through religion, BJP leader Kalraj Mishra justified the aim of these religious organizations. Apr 9, 2014

AAP's Ashutosh accuses Sibal of distributing money in Chandni Chowk

New Delhi, April 9 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate from Chandni Chowk Ashutosh has alleged distribution of money in his constituency by his opponent and Congress candidate Kapil Sibal. He has in fact demanded that Sibal's nomination be cancelled. Apr 9, 2014

My statement over Kargil should be welcomed: Azam Khan

Rampur, April 9 (ANI): Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan on Wednesday clarified that his statement over Kargil war should be welcomed as a positive remark praising the Muslims for their contribution to the country. Apr 9, 2014

SC rejects Sahara's house arrest plea; Subrata Roy to remain in Tihar

New Delhi, April 9 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to shift Sahara chief Subrata Roy to house arrest. The court was hearing a petition filed by Sahara chief seeking quashing of March 4 order sending him and two other top Sahara executives to jail. The next hearing is scheduled for April 16. Apr 9, 2014

Azam Khan's Kargil remark demoralizing for the Army: BJP

Patna, April 9 (ANI): The BJP on Wednesday slammed Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan for his remark on Kargil war. Azam Khan kicked up yet another political storm by saying that India won the Kargil War solely because of Muslim soldiers and no Hindu soldier was behind the victory. Reacting over this BJP leader Ravishankar Prasad said that such remarks are demoralizing for the Army. He said that soldiers who sacrificed their lives are being categorized based on religion just for votes, nothing can be more unfortunate than this. Apr 9, 2014
Baby George enjoys royal play day in New Zealand

Baby George enjoys royal play day in New Zealand

Britain's baby Prince George hosts his first ever official function -- maintaining a regal calm on a play date with a group of New Zealand toddlers, even as some of the others burst into tears. Duration: 00:32 Apr 9, 2014

Indonesia vote to set governor on course for presidency

Indonesians go to the polls in parliamentary elections expected to boost the main opposition and move their popular presidential candidate, Jakarta governor Joko Widodo, a step closer to becoming the country's next leader. Duration: 01:23 Apr 9, 2014

Modi files nomination from Vadodara

Vadodara, April 09 (ANI): BJP's prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday filed his nomination papers from Vadodara in Gujarat. Wearing a saffron jacket Modi waved to thousands of cheering supporters on his way to the office of the collector to file his papers. He is also contesting the elections from the Varanasi seat in Uttar Pradesh, where he is pitted against Congress' Ajai Rai and AAP's Arvind Kejriwal. Playing on his tea vendor background, the BJP's Vadodara unit has chosen a tea vendor as one of the five proposers for his nomination. After filing his nomination papers, Modi said that Vadodara has been his Karmabhoomi. He used to stay there for years and now he will get a chance to serve the place. Apr 9, 2014

Indias hash-tag generation to call the decisive shots in elections

New Delhi/ Haryana/ Assam, April 9 (ANI): India is going to witness 100 million first-time voters, a number larger than the combined population of Spain and South Africa, who say they will vote for a party that believes in development, education and job creation instead of the politics of caste and religion. This election will see the largest number of youth casting their ballot, making them the deciding factor in shaping the future of the world’s biggest democracy. Several youngsters say this time they are excited to be part of the political process and believe that they can make a change in the way politics is done in the country. Apr 9, 2014

Rajnath Singh mocks rival political parties for offering support to Narendra Modi

Pune, April 9 (ANI): Criticizing MNS without referring to the party directly, BJP national president Rajnath Singh on Tuesday demanded to know why the rival political parties were so anxious to lend support to its prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi. Singh was addressing a gathering in Pune where he mocked at those political parties that claimed to lend support to Modi without being asked. Apr 9, 2014

Indian Security forces meet to ensure peaceful general elections

Bihar/ Jammu and Kashmir, April 9 (ANI): Beefing up security ahead of general elections, the security forces met in the sensitive constituencies of the political hotbeds of Jammu and Kashmir and Bihar to ensure safe and peaceful polls. The high level security meeting held in Rajouri in Jammu and Kashmir district discussed the security issues where the Inspector General of Police Rajesh Kumar clarified on the detailed duties assigned to the officials. On the other hand, security has been tightened in the Maoist hotbed of Bihar. Amid Maoist threat looming large, Gaya constituency is scheduled to go to polls on April 10. Senior superintendent of police, Gaya district in Bihar, Nishant Kumar Tiwari said that additional 18,000 forces have been deployed in the constituency to ensure peaceful polls. Apr 9, 2014