ASI archaeologist on excavation in Unnao

New Delhi, Oct 19 (ANI): Even as a saint's astonishing claim that 1000 tonnes of gold is buried under the ruins of a fort in Unnao, has led to excavation of the place by the Archeological Survey of India, archaeologists of the organization said that the project is a complete research work. Archaeologist Dr. Syed Jamal Hasan said that every project is done to find out facts about old civilizations and culture. He further added that never in the past so much of gold has been found and even now there seems no such probability. Oct 19, 2013

Gold excavation work more interesting than Modis rally: SP

New Delhi, Oct 19 (ANI): As Gujarat Chief Minister and the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is set to address a party rally in Kanpur on Saturday, Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal stated that the whole nation is more interested to follow the hunt for a 1,000-tonne gold treasure, supposedly buried under the ruins of a fort in Unnao then attending political rallies. Oct 19, 2013

Nation understands their intentions: JD-U on Modi's Kanpur rally

New Delhi, Oct 19 (ANI): Commenting on Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial aspirant Narendra Modi's rally in Kanpur on Saturday, Janata Dal United (JD-U) leader Ali Anwar on Saturday said that the nation fully understands their intentions. Oct 19, 2013

Modi pulls up Chidambaram over weak rupee, asks 'why Tamil people sent him to Delhi'

Chennai, Oct 19 (ANI): Gujarat Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi accused the Congress-led UPA Government of failure in boosting the ailing economy. Addressing a function at the auditorium of Madras University in Chennai he posed a question as to why Tamilians had elected and sent Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram to Delhi. He also targeted Union Foreign Minister, Salman Khurshid by ridiculing the manner in which the issue of incursions by Chinese troops was handled. He had arrived in the city for a launch of a book, written by economist-turned journalist and former central minister Arun Shourie. Oct 19, 2013

Lok Sabha Speaker rejects resignation of 13 Andhra MP's

New Delhi, Oct 19 (ANI): The resignation of 13 MP's from Andhra Pradesh has been rejected by the Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar. The Speaker did not find the resignations in the proper format. The Lok Sabha release said that Constitutional provisions and rules of procedure and conduct of business in Lok Sabha stipulate that resignation should be in a proper format and a member doing so shall not give any reason for the resignation. The members who had resigned include Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy, M Rajamohan Reddy, Rayapati Sambasiva Rao, G V Harsha Kumar, V Aruna Kumar, A Sai Prathap, Sabbam Hari, among others. Oct 19, 2013

In Baltimore, French swimmer Agnel in Phelps' footsteps

A public pool in Baltimore is an unlikely venue for international swimming excellence. Formerly home to Michael Phelps, the Meadowbrook pool is now where top French swimmer Yannick Agnel is readying his bid for 2016 Olympic gold. Duration: 02:15 Oct 18, 2013

Greenpeace activists denied bail by Russian court

British Greenpeace activist Alexandre Harris broke down in tears in a Russian court after she was denied bail following her arrest for climbing onto a Russian oil rig. Canadian activist Alexandre Paul was also denied bail. Duration: 00:49 Oct 18, 2013

Syrians race to build a robot to save people from snipers

Across the border from Syria, in the safety of Turkey, two engineers from Aleppo are racing to build a robot that can withstand sniper fire and rescue the injured in dangerous places, hopefully saving their lives. Duration: 1:59 Oct 18, 2013

Troops patrol scene of Kabul suicide attack

A Taliban suicide bomber detonated an explosive-laden car in Kabul on Friday outside a compound where many foreign workers are based, killing at least two local civilians, Afghan officials said. Duration: 0:37 Oct 18, 2013

Jihadists return to Mali's streets

In Mali, the city of Gao is once again under attack by Islamists: in the latest spate of attacks, jihadists wounded two civilians when they blew up a bridge a week ago, a day after shelling the town and injuring a soldier. Duration: 2:43 Oct 18, 2013

Georgia displays skull that could rewrite human evolution

Georgian scientists on October 18, 2013 presented a 1.8 million-year-old skull discovered in the Caucasus nation that researchers say could force a re-evaluation of current theories of human evolution. Duration: 0:38 Oct 18, 2013

Moldovan centre helps human trafficking victims

For survivors of human trafficking, learning to live with the trauma, pain and memories "is a big challenge," says Lidia Gorceag, a psychologist at the Centre for assistance to victims of trafficking in Chisinau. Duration: 1:08 Oct 18, 2013

Expert: Saudi Security Council snub not just about Syria

An analyst for the US Institute for Peace says Saudi Arabia's refusal of a UN Security Council seat is about more than just about the continuing conflict in Syria, with concerns about Iran also playing a key role. Duration: 0:58 Oct 18, 2013