EU, Cuba in talks years after human rights row

Cuba and the EU finish the first round of talks aiming at deals through political dialogue. The Americas' only one-party, communist-ruled state is the lone country in Latin America that has no political dialogue with the EU. Duration: 01:24 May 1, 2014

Congress workers protest outside BJP headquarters

New Delhi, May 01 (ANI): Congress party workers staged protest in front of BJP headquarters in New Delhi on Thursday demanding response to 50 corruption cases in which BJP is allegedly involved. Seemingly irked at the scam allegations Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra, Congress Party workers who staged protest, raked up allegations against son-in-law of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Ranjan Bharttacharya. Earlier, BJP leadership released a video and a booklet as the party's sharpest attack on Vadra and the Congress party. Flamboyant businessman Vadra has denied the accusations levelled by anti-corruption activists, of improper dealings with DLF. May 1, 2014

Football catches the fancy of youth in Mizoram

Mizoram, May 1 (ANI): Energetic and focused! Every evening, these budding players in village Kanhmun gather in a local ground to hone their skills in soccer. Despite poor infrastructure, the spirits are high after the state won the Santosh Trophy, an annual national football tournament, recently. Two players from Mizoram, Lalrindika Ralte and Jeje Lalpekula, play for the national team. To encourage football among the youth, the state government has provided two astro turfs at Aizwal and one at Lunglei. The fourth one is coming up at Champhai. In 2012, the state government launched the Mizoram Premier League (MPL) and organized tournaments with the participation of various clubs of the state. Mizoram's success story will surely inspire other states in the region as well. May 1, 2014

Modi attacks Congress over Andhra Pradesh bifurcation

Andhra Pradesh, May 1 (ANI): BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi on Thursday while addressing a rally in Andhra Pradesh's Madanapalle severely attacked the Congress Party for the division of Andhra Pradesh and the date for the recognition of Seemandhra as 2nd June in particular. Modi also thanked the people for attending his rally despite severe heat and assured that once BJP government comes to power he won't let their efforts go wasted. Modi further appealed to the people to vote for BJP and send ‘lotus' to Delhi to form government. May 1, 2014

Lalu says Modi must be sent to Pakistan, BJP slams

Patna/ New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Thursday said that BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi must be sent to Pakistan before he sends others there. Reacting on his comment, the BJP said that Lalu is rattled by Modi's impact in the country. May 1, 2014

Chidambaram says 2000-2003 saw worst phase in India's growth

New Delhi, May 01 (ANI): Targeting the then NDA government, Union Finance minister P Chidambaram on Thursday said that India saw worst phase in its growth between the year 2000 and 2003. Chidambaram said that Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh governments have stalled progress of GST. He also said that UPA and Congress are committed to pass DTC Bill. May 1, 2014

Former BJP ally JD (U) to support AAP in Varanasi

New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): JD (U) leader KC Tyagi on Thursday said that his party will support AAP in Varanasi. Reacting over this, BJP Spokesperson, Nirmala Sitharaman said that now every party has only one agenda and that is to stop Narendra Modi from coming to power. May 1, 2014

Bomb threat call at Delhi Metro a hoax, security beefed up

New Delhi, May 01 (ANI): After a bomb threat call at Delhi Metro on Thursday turned out to be a hoax, CISF PRO Hemendra Singh, after carrying out a thorough check inside stations and trains, said that security has been beefed up. He said that the call was received at about 10:15 AM and turns out that it was a fake call. He said that the situation is normal, however the officials are alert after the incident. May 1, 2014

We don't need scam India, we want skilled India: Modi

Andhra Pradesh, May 1 (ANI): BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi on Thursday while addressing a rally in Andhra Pradesh's Madanapalle tried to woo voters by highlighting the BJP's dream for the future of India. Modi said that BJP wants a skilled India and not a scam India. He addressed the tomato farmers and attacked the railway system in the country where marble is given priority for transport than tomatoes. Modi also tried to encourage the farmers to adopt advanced schemes for better revenue. He further expressed the BJP dream to build a knowledge city in Seemandhra. May 1, 2014

Pak Army Chief's statement bizarre, Kashmir heart and part of India: PN Hoon

Chandigarh, May 01 (ANI): After Pakistan Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif said that Kashmir is the "jugular vein" of Pakistan, Former Commander of Indian Army Lt Gen (Retd) PN Hoon said that the statement is absolutely bizarre and that Kashmir is heart and a part of India. Hoon said that not only Kashmir, but also the area along LoC belongs to India. Further, he said that as far as UN Security Council is concerned, we don't recognize it. He said that every Indian is ready to shed blood for the honour of the nation and that there is no need at the point to remind the Pakistanis of 1947. May 1, 2014

Protesters mark May Day in Hong Kong

More than a thousand protesters gather in Hong Kong's landmark Victoria Park to walk towards the government headquarters waving colourful flags and placards while calling for better working conditions and better wages. Duration: 01:05 May 1, 2014

EC issues showcause notice to Punjab CM for making statement on fund raising

New Delhi, May 01 (ANI): The Election Commission has issued a showcase notice to Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal for allegedly making a statement asking for funds from people. At an election meeting in Jalandhar, Badal had asked people to give funds to the party secretly for campaigning. The EC, in its notice to Badal, has said, "The Commission is, prima facie, of the opinion that by making such statement you have violated the above said provision of Model Code of Conduct and also incited others to violate the law." The poll body, therefore, has given time till Friday to Badal to explain his stand on his statement. May 1, 2014

Rahul Gandhi hits at Gujarat model of development, says all fund goes to 'one person'

Bilaspur, May 01 (ANI): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, while addressing a rally in Bilaspur on Thursday attacked the Gujarat model of development and said that the state government gives the entire fund to one person, that is, Adani. He said that they only invest only a meager part of the funds for the people and say that people earning more than Rs. 11 are not poor. He said that the ideology of the opposition party is to let India remain as it is and there be no development whatsoever. May 1, 2014