Nitish Katara Murder Case: Delhi High Court upholds conviction of three convicts

New Delhi, Apr 2 (ANI): In a major development, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday upheld the conviction of three convicts by the trial court in the 12-year-old Nitish Katara murder case. The Delhi High Court, while passing the order, said Nitish Katara's murder was a case of honour killing and there was no need for a re-trial. The High Court said that the trial court had rightfully found three convicts – Vikas, Vishal Yadav and Sukhdev Pehelwan - guilty of kidnapping and murdering Nitish Katara in 2002. According to the prosecution, Vikas and Vishal killed Nitish Katara on the night of February 17, 2002 after abducting him from a marriage party in Ghaziabad. Seeking death penalty for the convicts, the prosecution told the high court that Nitish Katara and Bharti Yadav were in an intense relationship and her family's opposition to their friendship led to the killing of Nitish Katara. Nitish Katara’s mother and prosecution, Neelam Katara said that she is happy as a mother and as a Indian citizen with today’s decision. Apr 2, 2014

BJP slams Beni Prasad Verma for Modi RSS goon remark

New Delhi, April 2 (ANI): The BJP on Wednesday slammed Congress leader Beni Prasad Verma, who in a personal vitriolic attacks on Narendra Modi, called him a 'gunda' (goon) of the RSS. He also attacked BJP president Rajnath Singh calling him a slave. Apr 2, 2014

Investors hope general elections to revive stock market

Rajkot, April 2 (ANI): Investors are anticipating a more business-friendly government winning the national elections, as India’s two benchmark stock indexes, the Sensex and Nifty rallied to new highs. Managing director of shares and finance company, Marwadi Group, Ketan Marwadi, said that India with a strong government can give a tough competition to all the emerging markets. Meanwhile, confident of stability in market, a spokesperson of a stock broker company, Parvesh, said that BJP is perceived to be more business-friendly than the ruling Congress-led coalition, which is on the back foot over corruption scandals that have stifled decision-making. Apr 2, 2014

Chilean authorities say 2 confirmed dead following massive quake

Arica and Central Chile, April 2 (ANI): Two people were confirmed dead and three were seriously injured when a major earthquake struck off the northern coast of Chile on Tuesday night, authorities said. The earthquake of magnitude 8.2 struck triggered a tsunami that hit the northern part of the country but no serious damage was reported. Residents across northern and central Chile were evacuated from their homes. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said the quake generated a large tsunami with the biggest wave reported at 2.3 meters. The Chilean navy said the first big wave hit the coast within 45 minutes. The government said it had no reports of significant damage to coastal areas, but around 300 prisoners took advantage of the confusion and escaped from a jail in Iquique, Interior Minister Rodrigo Penailillo said. Apr 2, 2014

Former Indian film star eyes pivotal election role

A south Indian film siren turned combative chief minister is eyeing the national stage in upcoming elections, with a campaign that could propel her to kingmaker in the world's largest democracy. Duration: 02:13 Apr 2, 2014

Security personnel seize huge cache of explosive material in Jharkhand

Giridih, April 2 (ANI): In a joint operation, police along with paramilitary, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), in Jharkhand seized huge cache of explosive material that could have allegedly been used by Maoists to attack security forces during upcoming elections. Maoists have been resisting any democratic process in the region from decades. A big challenge faced by security officials is conducting polls without any troubles or disruptions. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has previously described the Maoist insurgency as India's biggest internal security challenge. Apr 2, 2014

Omar Abdullah lashes out at Narendra Modi

Rajouri, April 2 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir chief Omar Abdullah has lashed out at the BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, over his attitude towards Muslims. Addressing a gathering in Rajouri district of the province, Abdullah said BJP leaders divide society for votes. Apr 2, 2014

Afghanistan elections viewed from Pakistan

Some in Pakistan are doing good business out of the Afghan election, but many fear the vote may bring a return to civil war and a fresh influx of refugees. Duration: 02:07 Apr 2, 2014

Alia's selfie with Arjun Kapoor!

New Delhi, Apr 2 (ANI): Their latest - '2 States'- is all set to hit the theatre on April 18 and their chemistry has already set the temperature soaring for sure. Alleged real life couple - Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor- may not have admitted dating each other, but have certainly made their lovey-dovey equation apparent. The 'Highway' star took to twitter to share a selfie pic with her rumoured beau. Apr 2, 2014

Obama cheers seven million health care sign ups

President Barack Obama Tuesday cheered seven million people who signed up for insurance under his health care law, and lashed out at political foes who he said were bent on denying care to Americans. Duration: 01:10 Apr 2, 2014

Crash victim families press GM as CEO Barra testifies

Relatives of car crash victims and lawmakers demanded accountability from embattled US automaker GM Tuesday as its CEO prepared to face Congress, amid claims that a $2 fix could have saved lives. Duration: 00:55 Apr 2, 2014