Ukraine leader says airline crash _terrorist act_

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko believes that pro-Russian insurgents had shot down a Malaysian Airlines jet in the rebel-held east, and views it as a _terrorist act_, his official spokesman tweeted Thursday. Duration: 00:37 Jul 18, 2014

Afghan poll audit starts after Taliban raid airport

Afghanistan on Thursday began a massive audit of 8.1 million ballots cast in the run-off round of its controversial presidential vote, hours after a brazen Taliban raid on Kabul_s airport. Duration: 00:39 Jul 17, 2014

Gazans race to get money, supplies during lull in fighting

The people of Gaza City immediately took advantage of a tentative ceasefire with Israel on Thursday, taking to the streets in their cars and forcing police to try to negotiate the traffic jams that suddenly formed. Duration: 01:09 Jul 17, 2014

Chaos over government formation in Delhi continues

New Delhi, July 17 (ANI): Political parties on Thursday continued targeting each other over the issue of government formation in Delhi. Former Income Tax Official Arvind Kejriwal was elected to lead the Delhi government last year but resigned after 49 days, accusing the BJP and Congress of blocking his legislative agenda. According to the newly-appointed Delhi unit BJP Chief, Satish Upadhyay, the party will consider government formation if invited by the Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung. However, AAP leader Manish Sisodia questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi on what grounds will BJP form the government in Delhi. Jul 17, 2014

Israeli attacks on Gaza spark protest in New Delhi

New Delhi, July 17 (ANI): Members of Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Thursday took to streets in their protest against Israeli air strikes on Gaza Strip that have killed at least 160 Palestinians. On Thursday, CPI (M) members came out in droves and protested outside Israel Embassy in New Delhi. CPI (M) leader, Nilotpal Basu, slammed the governments of American and western European nations for not protesting against the air strikes. Echoing similar views, a leader of CPI (ML) Liberation, Kavita Krishnan, urged the Indian government to take a tough stand against Israeli attacks. Jul 17, 2014

'Queen' Kangana walks for Anju Modi at India Couture Week

New Delhi, July17 (ANI): Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut walked the ramp for designer Anju Modi's collection titled "Manikarnika" on day two of the Shree Raj Mahal Jewellers India Couture Week. The 'Fashion' star looked stunning in a beautiful heavily embroidered Lehenga. Speaking at the show, Bollywood diva praised Anju for her fabulous collection and said.The color palette mirrors the earthy tones like sand, old rose reminiscent of the centuries past. The rich jewel tones of burgundy, ruby, emerald, add the plushness of luxury.Designer Anju Modi also shared the idea behind the theme of the show. Manikarnika is a journey, a peek back in time and to relate with the now and Kangana was surely the best person to convey the theme of the collection. Jul 17, 2014

India short of coal, accepts power minister; politicos from rival parties slam govt

New Delhi, July 17 (ANI): India's power and coal minister Piyush Goyal has admitted that the country is running dangerously low on coal that has led to a shortage of power supply in many parts in the country. Even though Goyal passed the buck onto the previous UPA government, Congress leader Ambika Soni said that rather than blaming the UPA, the current government should take action to solve the problem. Last week Goyal urged power companies to raise thermal coal imports after saying that 26 out of 100 coal-based power plants in India had "super critical" stocks. However, opposition parties are urging the government to use up saved coal in India rather than importing it to provide cheap electricity to people. Jul 17, 2014

Israeli attacks on Gaza spark protest in New Delhi

New Delhi, July 17 (ANI): Members of Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) on Thursday took to streets in their protest against Israeli air strikes on Gaza Strip that have killed at least 160 Palestinians. On Thursday, CPI (M) members came out in droves and protested outside Israel Embassy in New Delhi. CPI (M) leader, Nilotpal Basu, slammed the governments of American and western European nations for not protesting against the air strikes. Echoing similar views, a leader of CPI (ML) Liberation, Kavita Krishnan, urged the Indian government to take a tough stand against Israeli attacks. Jul 17, 2014