Jimmy the Groundhog makes incisive confessions to mayor

Forget Punxutawney Phil, Wisconsin's very own Jimmy the Groundhog says spring is coming early, and he did it dramatic fashion... biting the ear of the mayor he was supposedly whispering his weather predictions to. Feb 4, 2015

Ex-party head charged in Sarkozy campaign finance scandal

The former head of France's right-wing UMP party was charged with "abuse of confidence" over a campaign finance scandal dating back to Nicolas Sarkozy's run for the presidency in 2012. Images and soundbites from his lawyer. Feb 4, 2015

Iraqi minister visits Diyala province after its liberation

Iraqi Minister of Transportation Hadi al-Amiri spoke in front of Shiite militants on Monday in the eastern Iraqi province of Diyala, weeks after the Iraqi forces announced its liberation from the Islamic State jihadist group. Duration: 00:49 Feb 3, 2015

Vodafone's CEO meets Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

New Delhi, Feb 03 (ANI): The CEO of Vodafone Group, Vittorio Colao, on Tuesday met Union Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in New Delhi. Colao said that India has great opportunity in terms of expanding telecom business. He added that listing decisions will be taken by the board if they are in favour. Feb 3, 2015

Acute Electricity Crisis

Muzaffarabad, February 03, 2015: Angry protests over acute electricity crisis, Muzaffarabad comes to a halt. Amid pitch darkness and no electricity, markets are shut, offices locked. Students, common people, residents of Muzaffarabad take to streets every evening like this, tired of load shedding for up to 20 hours every day, these people are angry and agitated. Water and power development authority or WAPDA is solely responsible for the acute power crisis in PoK. WAPDA is diverting PoK's share of electricity to Pakistani towns and cities. As a result, education, business and people from all walks of life, mostly the poor are the worst affected. It is not the first time that people have shut down their businesses and come out to protest against government's arbitrary diversion of electricity. Many times in the past the protests have turned violent. Despite resistance from public, Mangla Dam was raised to divert PoK's natural resources to Pakistan. Whenever opposition intensifies, Pakistan sends them inflated bills. No one is listening to the cries of common people of PoK. The international community should intervene and stop this open loot of natural resources by Pakistan. Feb 3, 2015

VHP leader Praveen Togadia barred from entering Bengaluru

Bengaluru, Feb 03 (ANI): Bengaluru police on Tuesday issued a notice to VHP leader Praveen Togadia barring him from entering the city from February 5 to 10. According to media reports, Togadia was prohibited from entering the city because of his previous provocative statements. Reportedly, Togadia was expected to take part in a VHP convention, 'Hindu Viraat Samavesha' in the city on February 8. Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah said that any organisation that creates communal tension won't be allowed to enter in the city. BJP leader Jagdish Shettar condemning the action said that it is unconstitutional and undemocratic. Feb 3, 2015

Delhi Polls: Congress launches second part of its Election Manifesto- part -1

New Delhi, Feb 3 (ANI): The Congress on Tuesday released its second manifesto ahead of the Delhi elections. The manifesto offers proposals of right to shelter to slum dwellers and making the city beggar-free by encouraging skill development. Among several of its other proposals, it also offered to expand the Delhi metro. Feb 3, 2015