Princess of Belgium visits India to strengthen bilateral relation

New Delhi, Nov 24 (ANI): Princess of Belgium Astrid is visiting New Delhi with a 300-member business delegation to boost trade ties with India. The visit aims to strengthen the relationship with India in diverse sectors, particularly trade and investment. During the visit, Princess Astrid would be meeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and other senior leaders of the central government. The delegation would also be visiting India's showbiz capital Mumbai and southern Chennai to explore new areas of trade. Nov 24, 2013

Top police brass meets in Gaya, discuss strategies to combat Maoists

Gaya, Nov 24 (ANI): Senior police officials conducted a high-level meeting in Gaya district of Bihar to discuss strategies and foster better coordination to wipe out Naxalism from the state. Police as well as paramilitary personnel attended the meet during which officials discussed and deliberated on the ways to combat the rebels to lead to fruitful results. The Maoists, who say they are fighting for the rights of the poor and landless, control some of India's mineral-rich areas and operate in large swathes of the eastern, central and southern countryside. Nov 24, 2013

Spaniards protest against anti-austerity measures

Thousands of Spaniards joined trade unionists and civic groups to protest against the government's punishing austerity measures, two years after Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and his rightwing Popular Party took power in Spain. Duration: 00:49 Nov 23, 2013

Iran nuclear talks in difficult 'homestretch'

Negotiations between world powers and Iran over the Islamic republic's controversial nuclear programme "remain difficult" and any deal must be worthwhile, British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Saturday. Duration: 00:59 Nov 23, 2013

Pacquiao confident of victory in Macau comeback fight

Filipino boxing great Manny Pacquiao declares he is back to his best as he weighs in comfortably under the 147 pound limit ahead of his comeback fight against American Brandon Rios. Duration: 00:41 Nov 23, 2013

Philippine prisoners return after typhoon mass escape

Nearly half of the detainees who escaped from a flooded jail at the height of Super Typhoon Haiyan have returned, many after helping their families deal with the storm's aftermath. Duration: 01:44 Nov 23, 2013

Girl allegedly assaulted by IAS officer on pretext of govt job

Dehradun, Nov 23 (ANI): A 26-year-old girl accused senior IAS (Indian Administrative Services) officer of sexual exploitation in Uttarakhand. According to the police, a zero First Information Report (FIR) has been filed in the case in east Delhi. The accused, Additional Secretary, Home Department, Uttarakhand, JP Joshi said that he was innocent and that this was part of a conspiracy to defame him. The complainant said that the accused assaulted her on several occasions on the pretext of giving her a government job. Nov 23, 2013

Sonia Gandhi slams BJP for misleading people

Kota, Nov 23 (ANI): Congress Chief Sonia Gandhi slammed BJP for misleading the people during election campaign rallies and hailed the developments taken place in Rajasthan. While addressing a rally in Kota on Saturday, Gandhi accused BJP for spreading rumours against Congress. The Congress president also said that Rajasthan is becoming an educational hub as many institutes are providing opportunities to thousands of students. Nov 23, 2013

Congress takes on BJP in poll-bound MP

Bhopal/Indore, Nov 23 (ANI): The Congress party made one last attempt to win votes in BJP led Madhya Pradesh ahead of state polls, while taking a jibe on BJP and its Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Congress leader Rajeev Shukla, while addressing a news conference in Bhopal on Saturday said that Madhya Pradesh is lesser developed than Bihar, a state which is said to be one of the most underdeveloped regions of the country. Meanwhile, Information and broadcasting, Manish Tewari, cited incidents of hooliganism and mayhem in Madhya Pradesh under the governance of Chief Minsiter, Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Nov 23, 2013

Suspended IAS officer Pradeep Sharma seeks CBI probe against Narendra Modi

New Delhi, Nov 23 (ANI): Suspended IAS officer Pradeep Sharma on Saturday appealed to the Supreme Court to order a CBI enquiry against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the snooping row. Further, he said that the probe was done illegally and also blamed Modi and his close aide Amit Shah for the same. He said that Modi was sared of getting his image tainted and that is why he raided his house and framed cases against Sharma. Further, the former IAS officer said that none of the officials in Gujarat trust the state government and that he is not in favour of any party or working for the same. Nov 23, 2013

BJP confident of better performance in Mizoram polls

Vairengte, Nov 23 (ANI): As Mizoram polls are nearing, BJP is being confident of better results in the state as compared to previous elections. BJP President Rajnath Singh said that Congress had failed to sanction many projects in the state because of which there is impatience in public and that will negatively affect the polling results. Nov 23, 2013