Narendra Modi on terror radar, should be provided SPG cover: BJP

New Delhi, Nov 07 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday again demanded that all necessary arrangements be made for the security of its Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Speaking to mediapersons in New Delhi, BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that Modi is on terror radar and he should be provided SPG cover. Nov 7, 2013

Modi has adequate security, no SPG cover required: Congress

New Delhi, Nov 7 (ANI): Accusing the BJP for politicizing the issue of security to VIPs and particularly BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, Congress leader Meem Afzal on Thursday said that Modi has been provided with adequate security and he doesn't require SPG cover. Nov 7, 2013

BJP on A Raja's letter to Meira Kumar

New Delhi, Nov 7 (ANI): A day after former Telecom Minister and main accused in the 2G scam A Raja protested to Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar for non-inclusion of his written statement in the final report by the JPC on the 2G spectrum allocation issue on October 29, the BJP said that it is a major attempt to cover up the mistakes committed by the Congress. BJP leader Prakash Javadekar on Thursday questioned the validity of the report as it was made without calling the PM, the Finance Minister and the main accused A Raja. Nov 7, 2013

Stop playing politics over VIPs security: BJP to Congress

Allahabad, Nov 07 (ANI): The BJP on Thursday said that it is very unfortunate that on the issue of security to VIPs and particularly BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, the Congress party is playing dirty politics. Nov 7, 2013

India-Bangladesh launch Joint Retreat Ceremony on eastern international border

West Bengal, Nov 07 (ANI): India and Bangladesh launched a Joint Retreat Ceremony at the Petrapole-Benapole border outpost at the eastern international border. Petrapole is located some 120-km north of Kolkata in North 24 Parganas district of West Bengal. Benapole is the Bangladeshi side of the border. The ceremony includes parades, march-past and lowering of the national flag of both the countries and will henceforth be a daily routine, at sundown, on the eastern border. Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, who attended the Ceremony, said Bangladesh and India share the same culture and heritage and the Joint Retreat will help both countries strengthen their ties. Shinde also said taht India has already initiated steps to simplify visa rules for businessmen, students and those seeking medical treatment as well as signing of the Extradition treaties. Nov 7, 2013

Blast in Imphal: One killed, Six injured

Imphal, Nov 07 (ANI): One person was killed and six others got seriously injured when a powerful bomb, exploded in Imphal. The blast took place just after a security meeting was being conducted two days ago, headed by the Chief Minister, in presence of Deputy Chief Minister, Top Brass Security Officials and Civil Officials. This is the latest in a series of attacks on migrant labourers in the state by militant outfits who want outsiders to leave the state. Nov 7, 2013

US and Cameroon authors win top French literary prize

The Femina committee awarded its prize for best French novel to Cameroonian Leonora Miano for "La Saison de l'ombre" ("The Season of Darkness") and its prize for best foreign novel to American Richard Ford for his novel "Canada." Duration: 1:22 Nov 7, 2013

Bolshoi ballet chief confronts alleged attacker in court

The artistic director of the Bolshoi ballet Sergei Filin on Wednesday dramatically confronted the former dancer accused of plotting to blind him with acid, rejecting allegations of an affair with a top young ballerina. Duration: 0:45 Nov 7, 2013

Congolese soldiers celebrate victory over M23 rebels

Kinshasa vowed Wednesday to build on its defeat of the M23 rebels to hunt down other groups still roving the volatile east while the UN called for sealing the end of the insurgency with fresh talks. Duration 0:50 Nov 6, 2013

UN: Greenhouse gas in atmosphere hits new record

The amount of greenhouse gases in Earth's atmosphere hit a new record high in 2012, continuing an ever-faster rise that is driving climate change, the UN weather agency said Wednesday. Duration: 0:58 Nov 6, 2013