Ukraine protesters topple Lenin statue in Kiev: police

Ukrainians protesting against the government's rejection of a key pact with the European Union topple the statue of Russian revolutionary leader Vladimir Lenin in central Kiev, police say. Duration: 00:52 Dec 9, 2013

Walk this way, says China's heavy metal shoe maker

A Chinese factory worker says walking in huge iron shoes weighing more than 200 kilograms each can cure back pain, but faces hefty competition in his bid to build the country's heaviest footwear. Duration: 02:09 Dec 9, 2013

BJP will restore people's confidence and take economy forward: Yashwant Sinha

New Delhi, Dec 09 (ANI): BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Monday said that the Congress party had damaged the sentiments of people to wide extent in recent years and the BJP will immediately start improving the same and restore the confidence of people and take the economy forward. Sinha said this in the backdrop of poll result's impact on the sensex. Dec 9, 2013

AAP presented itself as an ultimate alternative to BJP and Congress: D Raja

New Delhi, Dec 09 (ANI): As the brand new competition AAP swiped the Delhi polls impressively, CPI leader D Raja said that AAP presented itself as an ultimate alternative to both the congress and BJP. He said that BJP took full advantage of no such alternative before but times have changed now. He further said that unless a party won't take up issues related to common man's livelihood, one cannot win their support. Dec 9, 2013

We will not form coalition government: Kirti Azad

New Delhi, Dec 09 (ANI): BJP leader Kirti Azad on Monday congratulated AAP and its Convener Arvind Kejriwal on his victory and said that they have performed well at their first attempt. Asked about any possibility of shaking hands with AAP, Azad said that his party will not form government as his party does not want coalition Government. Dec 9, 2013

Congress goes down, economy comes up: Balbir Punj

New Delhi, Dec 09 (ANI): BJP leader, Balbir Punj on Monday said that the there is an inverse relation of Congress and the economic trends and with Sensex going up by 400 points, one fact has been undermined that with Congress been given a thrashing yesterday, the economy seems to be picking up. He also said that the more the Congress goes down, the economy will come back. He further said that there will be a complete transformation in coming 4-5 months. Dec 9, 2013

AAP and BJP should come together to avoid President's Rule: Sanjay Raut

New Delhi, Dec 09 (ANI): After the results of Delhi Assembly polls kept all the parties hanging as no party gained majority, Shiv Sena Spokesperson Sanjay Raut said that both the leading parties, that is, AAP and BJP should come together and form government in order to avoid President's Rule from coming to fore. He said that both the parties are fighting corruption and therefore should shake hands. Raut also said that all parties should learn from AAP as the party being the brand new swiped the polls unexpectedly. Dec 9, 2013

Top MHA officials visit Manipur to resolve border fencing issue

Manipur, Dec 09 (ANI): A delegation of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) visited Manipur in a bid to resolve the border fencing row with neighbouring Myanmar. According to the claims of Manipur Government, the border fencing in the State was indeed taking place well within the Indian Territory and had provided an opportunity to the neighbouring country to grab a large part of the same. The delegates inspected various disputed pillars at the border in Moreh town where they conducted a spot verification of the fencing work. Speaking to media persons, Joint Secretary of MHA in north east, Shambhu Singh, who was part of the delegation, said that a joint verification of the spot by both the countries can solve the problem. Dec 9, 2013

Indian Navy showcase its prowess at sea

Kochi, Dec 09 (ANI): Hundreds of people watched awe-inspiring Indian Navy exercise off the southern coast of Kochi. Landing of a helicopter on a moving warship, firing of weapons, special operations by the marine commandos from air and water and a fly past by fighter aircrafts were some of the special features of the event. Indian Navy officer, Captain Sandeep Sandhu, said it was a rare sight for the general public. Newly inducted Fast Interceptor Craft were also fielded to demonstrate its capabilities in coastal security and force protection. Dec 9, 2013

BJP benefitted from Narendra Modi's popularity: Rajnath Singh

New Delhi, Dec 09 (ANI): BJP President Rajnath Singh credited the party's prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi, for its spectacular victory in the assembly polls of four states. The BJP is the clear winner in three big states of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan that went to the polls, though it emerged as the single largest party in Delhi too. Singh said the party benefited from the popularity of Modi. The ruling Congress party was defeated in key state polls, including the capital, underlining the struggle it will face to cling to power in a national election due by May next year. Congress, led by Sonia Gandhi, is facing widespread anger at corruption and high inflation after two successive terms at the head of a national coalition. Dec 9, 2013

"Congress' corruption and lust for power lead to its defeat"

Ralegaon/ Kolkata/ Bangalore, Dec 09 (ANI): Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare said that it was Congress party's lust for power that brought about its drastic defeat in the state polls. Congress faced massive defeat in Delhi state with BJP taking the main lead and the new anti-graft Aam Aadmi Party inching to the second place, underlining the struggle that Congress would have to face to cling to power in a national election due by May next year. CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechury stated that people wanted an alternative to Congress and that is why they voted for Aam Aadmi Party. Dec 9, 2013

Ukraine's ex-PM Tymoshenko's daughter addresses protest

Jailed ex-premier Yulia Tymoshenko told protesters in Kiev not to negotiate with 'bandits with the blood of our children on their hands' in a statement to a mass rally read by her daughter. Duration: 01:46 Dec 9, 2013

Prayers for Mandela in Soweto Catholic church

Mourners crowd into the Regina Mundi Catholic church in the once blacks-only township of Soweto to pay their last respects to former South African president Nelson Mandela. Duration: 01:10 Dec 8, 2013