Government holds tripartite talks with United Naga Council in Manipur

Manipur, Feb 21 (ANI): The 7th round of tripartite talks between the United Naga Council, Central Government and Manipur Government over the demand for an alternative arrangement for the Nagas of Manipur was held recently at Senapati district headquarters. The Centre's team was headed by joint secretary (Northeast) Shambhu Singh while UNC's 10-member delegation was led by its President L Adani. The State Government delegation included Rural Development Minister Francis Ngajokpa and Principal Secretary (Home) Dr Suresh Babu. The United Naga Council is the apex body of the Nagas in Manipur and has been demanding an alternative arrangement beyond the control of the Manipur government for the Nagas in the state. Feb 21, 2014

Voice of Cuban exiles struggles to find audience

The US government-backed Radio/TV Marti was created in the 1980's by the Reagan administration to broadcast uncensored news to Castro's Cuba, and the network remains a significant voice for exiled Cuban-Americans. Duration: 02:29 Feb 21, 2014

Africa's oldest leader Mugabe turns 90

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, in power since independence from Britain in 1980, turns 90 on Friday, with a public celebration planned for Sunday. Duration: 02:24 Feb 21, 2014

Iran, world powers agree nuclear talks timetable

Iran and world powers have agreed a timetable and framework for working out a lasting nuclear accord, and will meet again on March 17, EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said Thursday. Duration: 00:59 Feb 20, 2014

Telangana Bill passed in Rajya Sabha

New Delhi, Feb 20 (ANI): The Rajya Sabha on Thursday passed the controversial bill which creates a Telangana state by bifurcating Andhra Pradesh. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh announced a special package for Seemandhra. Feb 20, 2014

Need new vision to perceive Mamata Banerjee: Anna

New Delhi, Feb 20 (ANI): Anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare said on Thursday that a new vision is required to perceive West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. On being asked about supporting Banerjee despite corruption charges against her, Hazare said that people should look beyond that. He also dismissed to have any opinion on main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Hazare officially announced on Wednesday (February 19) that he would support Mamata Banerjee and her party Trinamool Congress for the upcoming parliamentary elections, after she agreed to follow his 17-point economic agenda. Feb 20, 2014

TN Govt doesn't have power to release Rajiv Gandhi's killers: Subarmanian Swamy

Vadodara, Feb 20 (ANI): BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday said that Tamil Nadu Government doesn't even have the power to order to release the convicts of Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. He further said that he hopes that the PM sends a message to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa to take back this decision. He also added that such anti-social forces mustn’t be encouraged. Feb 20, 2014

AAP files petition in SC challenging government's decision to impose President's rule in Delhi

New Delhi, Feb 20 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and advocate Prashant Bhushan on Thursday said that the party has filed a petition in the Supreme Court to direct the Central government and lieutenant governor to dissolve the Delhi Assembly, and order for fresh elections in the capital. He further added that this decision by the central government had been taken to influence the ongoing criminal investigations. Feb 20, 2014

Deadly violence shatters Ukraine truce

Ukraine's brittle truce shattered in fierce clashes between baton-wielding protesters and riot police that claimed at least 27 lives just as EU envoys were holding crisis talks with the embattled president. Duration: 01:08 Feb 20, 2014

Badalta Manzar (Feb 20, 2014): An independent news report on Jammu and Kashmir

The historical Poonch Fort is situated in the center of the city. After partition, it became part of the Poonch administration secretariat, but during the 2005 earthquake it was damaged. It has been declared a heritage building and is on the tourism map. The people of Poonch are happy with renovation of the historical fort, as it will help attract more tourists.Bandipora is a newly formed district, but it lacks proper sanitation facilities. According to residents of the area, the drainage system of the town is so poor that roads are flooded during rains. There is also no proper mechanism to clear and dispose of garbage from the main markets.Most people of Moda Khetan village are below the poverty line. They face many problems due to the non-availability of electricity. The village also lacks basic facilities like roads and safe drinking water. Feb 20, 2014

Shinde tables Telangana Bill in RS amidst protests, marshals called in

New Delhi, Feb 20 (ANI): Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde on Thursday moved the Telangana Bill in the Rajya Sabha for consideration amid protests. Meanwhile, the BJP did a huge about turn and opposed the tabling of the Telangana bill in the Rajya Sabha. Leader of the opposition Arun Jaitley stood up and said that he was opposed to the tabling of the bill on constitutional grounds. However, the Home Minister had by then, already officially tabled the bill, with a de facto bodyguard of other MPs. Feb 20, 2014

Harsh Vardhan becomes Delhi BJP President

New Delhi, Feb 20 (ANI): BJP named Harsh Vardhan as the president of its Delhi unit. After his appointment, Vardhan thanked the BJP leaders and people of Delhi for their works and support and trust in the party. He also appealed the people to fight against corrupt and anarchist rule by Congress and AAP. Hs said that BJP will work against these two forces and will bring positive governance. Feb 20, 2014

AAP enquires about source of money in BJPs 400 crore poll drive

New Delhi, Feb 20 (ANI): Speaking on BJP’s poll expenses reaching to a whooping 400 crores for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, AAP Leader Ashutosh on Thursday asked the party to explain the source of the money. He further said that if BJP is spending 400 crores only for advertisement, then how much will be spent on total elections. Feb 20, 2014

BJP not spending 400 crores on poll campaign: Naqvi

New Delhi, Feb 20 (ANI): Speaking on BJP’s poll expenses reaching to a whooping 400 crores for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, BJP vice-president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Thursday said that BJP is not spending 400 crores on its advertisement campaign. Further speaking on AAP leader Ashutosh’s reaction on the same, Naqvi said that AAP has a misconception that everybody will have to take a clearance certificate from them before doing anything. Feb 20, 2014