Anand Sharma accuses Modi of portraying false image of development among voters

New Delhi, Apr 10 (ANI): Union Commerce Minister Anand Sharma hit out at the BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi saying bringing Modi to the forefront portrayed the bankruptcy of the BJP and it was a disaster harping on the so called “Gujarat model”, as the debt incurred during latter’s tenure on state treasury has risen due to revenue loss and crony capitalism. Sharma further said Modi was portraying a false picture of development among the voters. Commenting on Modi’s wide advertising and publicity campaign, Sharma alleged that BJP has ensured that it puts all the focus on the projection of one man. Apr 10, 2014

LS Polls: Voting begins in Delhi

New Delhi, April 10 (ANI): Polling began on Thursday in Delhi, in the phase three of the nine-phase of 16th Lok Sabha elections. Delhiites are voting to elect their seven representatives from the seven constituencies of Delhi which are- Chandni Chowk, North East Delhi, East Delhi, New Delhi, North West Delhi, West Delhi and South Delhi. Voters have queued up outside the polling booths eagerly waiting for their turn. Security forces have stepped up safety measures to ensure safe and fearless environment for voters. With the emergence of the Aam Aadmi Party in 2012, the voters here will witness a triangular fight on all the seven Lok Sabha seats between Congress, BJP and AAP. As many as 150 candidates, including Kapil Sibal (Congress), Harsh Vardhan (BJP), Rajmohan Gandhi (AAP), Manoj Tiwari (BJP), Ajay Maken (Congress) are in the poll fray. Apr 10, 2014

Police tighten security in Maoist hit Odisha ahead of LS Polls

Bhubaneswar, Apr 9 (ANI): Police beefed up security in Maoist-inflicted constituencies of Odisha on Wednesday, a day ahead of mammoth election in the region. The hotbeds of Maoists in the region are under tight security blanket as the world's largest democracy is holding its general election between April 07 and May 12. Special security has been deployed at polling booths that have been marked as the most sensitive. Apr 10, 2014

Obama vows to protect soldiers in Fort Hood tribute

President Barack Obama vowed to do more to protect US soldiers as he paid a somber tribute to victims of last week's Fort Hood shooting, the second gun rampage at the Texas military base in five years. Duration: 01:40 Apr 10, 2014

Belgian authorities destroy 1.5-ton stockpile of ivory

Belgian authorities on Wednesday destroyed a 1.5-ton stockpile of ivory that had been seized by customs over the past 25 years, to serve as a warning to international smugglers who kill elephants for their dusks on a daily basis. Duration: 00:50 Apr 10, 2014

Expert lays out challenges facing Malaysia plane search

Two fresh signals have been picked up in the search for missing Malaysian flight MH370, raising hopes that the wreckage will be found within days even as black box batteries start to expire. Duration: 01:02 Apr 10, 2014

Martin Schultz vies for EU Commission presidency

Martin Schulz, the Socialist candidate vying to head up the European Commission tells AFP that the biggest problem currently facing the EU is that Europeans don't trust large institutions. Duration: 01:01 Apr 10, 2014

Kerry praises 'unbreakable bond' with Israel as FM visits

US Secretary of State John Kerry met his Israeli counterpart Avigdor Lieberman on Wednesday, a day after he blamed Israel for derailing peace talks with Palestinians, a charge that sent aides into damage control. Duration: 00:38 Apr 10, 2014

Mali's new premier to focus on security, reconciliation

Mali's new prime minister said on Wednesday he was forming a government which would prioritise security and reconciliation as the deeply-divided nation recovers from months of ruinous conflict. Duration: 01:06 Apr 10, 2014

International design fair opens in Milan

The Salone del Mobile international furniture and interior design fair opened in Milan on Tuesday, with 300,000 visitors from 160 countries expected to attend and over 1,400 items on show. Duration: 01:18 Apr 10, 2014

Middle East reactions to Kerry's comment blaming Israel

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered his ministers to limit contact with their Palestinian counterparts, as US Secretary of State John Kerry, blamed Israel for derailing the process by announcing new settlement homes. Duration: 01:01 Apr 10, 2014

Romanian bees still creating a buzz in health industry

Bee venom to combat multiple sclerosis, pollen for indigestion, honey to heal wounds - the bee has been a key source of alternative medicines since ancient times, and Romania is working to keep the tradition of "apitherapy" alive. Duration: 02:30 Apr 10, 2014

Bomb kills at least 20 in Islamabad market

A bomb tears through a bustling Islamabad market, killing at least 20 people, police and hospital officials say, the latest violence to hit government peace talks with the Taliban. Duration: 00:52 Apr 9, 2014