Imran Masood out on bail, denies giving hate speech against Modi

Saharanpur, April 04 (ANI): Congress leader Imran Masood, denied knowledge of giving provocative speech against BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi after he was released on bail. A court in Uttar Pradesh remanded Masood, to 14-day judicial custody on Saturday after police arrested him for publicly threatening to murder Modi, post an FIR filed against him accused him of violating the election code of conduct. A criminal case was also registered against Masood, who is Congress party candidate from Saharanpur, after a video of him threatening Modi went viral on the web. Apr 4, 2014

BJP approaches EC to stop airing of Cobrapost sting, says its Congress' strategy

New Delhi, April 04 (ANI): BJP Vice President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Friday approached the Election Commission to stop and restrict the airing of Cobrapost sting operation claiming that it is nothing but a strategy planned by the Congress party. Naqvi said that Congress is conspiring to communalize the election atmosphere in the country and the sting has been done to threaten the communal harmony in the nation. Apr 4, 2014

US gives explosive incident counter measures equipment to India

New Delhi, April 04 (ANI): Outgoing US Ambassador to India, Nancy Powell gave explosive incident counter measures equipment worth $300,000 to Mumbai police to aid the fight against terrorism. In a bid to step up efforts against terrorism, Powell said Washington and New Delhi were working together to make life safe for people. Powel, resigned on Monday from the post of US Ambassador to India following a series of diplomatic hiccups. However, while serving an interim period in India, Powell mentioned both countries were victims to terrorism. Apr 4, 2014

Babri sting an attempt by BJP to polarize voters: Congress

New Delhi, April 4 (ANI): Congress leader Meem Afzal on Friday alleged that sting operations and research on Babri masjid just before the election is an attempt by the BJP to polarize voters. He hoped that people of the country will reject such issues. Apr 4, 2014

Three big names go down to the wire in Afghan election

Afghanistan goes to the polls on Saturday with three contenders dominating the eight-man race to succeed President Hamid Karzai and lead the country without the aid of NATO combat troops to fight the Taliban. (Duration 02:40) Apr 4, 2014

Afghan election a crucial test of Washington resolve

The United States hopes to maintain a military presence in Afghanistan after 2014, but Kabul's future security could hinge on the US Congress's willingness to keep bankrolling the mission, analysts say. Duration: 01:59 Apr 4, 2014

US army reveals identity of Ft Hood shooter

The identity of the troubled soldier who launched a deadly shooting rampage on his Texas base before turning the gun on himself was revealed on Thursday as Specialist Ivan Lopez. Duration: 00:39 Apr 4, 2014

Hungary's rebranded far-right party eyes poll success

Known for its anti-Semitic and anti-Roma rhetoric, Hungary's Jobbik party is trying to shed its far-right image and appeal to a younger audience as it heads into Sunday's general election. Duration: 01:06 Apr 4, 2014

Lebanon registers its millionth Syrian refugee

More than one million Syrians have registered as refugees in Lebanon after fleeing war in their country, inflicting a "staggering" impact on the tiny Mediterranean country, the UN said on Thursday. Duration: 00:53 Apr 4, 2014