Morocco relocation of migrants stirs 'crisis' warning

Rabat's policy of relocating sub-Saharan migrants, apparently under pressure from Spain to stem a surge in illegal border crossings, is creating a potential humanitarian crisis, according to NGOs. Duration: 01:20 Apr 2, 2014

Election posters crowd Baghdad as campaign kicks

Campaigning for Iraq's April 30 general election opened Tuesday, with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki bidding for a third term as his government grapples with the country's worst bloodshed in years. Duration: 00:57 Apr 2, 2014

SC issues notice to centre on inclusion of jats in OBC list

New Delhi, Apr 1 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice to Centre on petitions challenging March 3 decision of UPA government to include jats in OBC list for reservation benefits. The apex court asked the Centre to bring all relevant records to show there was proper consideration of National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) to reject its recommendation against inclusion of jats as OBC. The NCBC had objected to inclusion of jats among OBCs saying they are a forward community mostly of zamindars. Jat community representative, Major H S Ahlawat, on Tuesday said that the recommendations of the NCBC were not binding on the government. Apr 1, 2014

Voters along Bangladesh border in India raise demarcation issue

Cooch Behar, Apr 1 (ANI): Voters residing along the Bangladesh border in Cooch Behar district of West Bengal raised issues of demarcation ahead of Lok Sabha polls. A resident, Sukanta Saha, said the demarcation of north-eastern boundaries with Bangladesh is very important in view of country’s security and this is a major issue to be addressed in the elections. Apr 1, 2014

Rahul Gandhi addresses rally in Bihar, targets JD (U) & BJP

Bihar, Apr 1 (ANI): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, during a rally in Bihar’s Aurangabad city targeted the Nitish government and the BJP. Raising the development issue, Gandhi said that the state government hasn’t done anything for the common people. Gandhi also raised the issue of discrimination with the people of Bihar done by the Shiv Sena in Maharashtra. Apr 1, 2014

Will give employment to 10 crore youth in future: Rahul Gandhi

Bihar, Apr 1 (ANI): Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi gave an insight to the future plans of his party while addressing a rally at Aurangabad in Bihar. Gandhi said that there is a proposed industrial corridor plan linking the metropolitan cities of Delhi, Kolkata, Chennai and Mumbai which will provide employment to about 10 crore youth in the coming 5 years. He added that this would be the biggest project in India till now. Apr 1, 2014

Keralas independent candidate provides healing touch with poll campaign

Thrissur, Apr 1 (ANI): A male nurse and now an independent candidate from Thrissur city of Kerala, Jasminsha, is trying to woo voters ahead of the parliamentary polls with a healing touch. Jasminsha, who is associated with United Nurses Association (UNA), starts his day by visiting each and every household along with his cadres and introduce himself. And once the introduction is done, they carry out a normal health check-up for the elderly people in the family. Apr 1, 2014

Politicians file nominations ahead of general elections

Mumbai/ Chennai, Apr 1 (ANI): Politicians from Congress and BJP filed their nomination on Tuesday in various parts of the country for the upcoming General Elections. Congress leaders Gurudas Kamat and Priya Dutt filed their nominations separately in Mumbai. Kamat said he is hopeful of winning this time as well. Apr 1, 2014

Politicos reject media speculations about Nancy Powells resignation

New Delhi, Apr 1 (ANI): Leaders of various political parties described media speculations on US move, to replace Nancy Powell due to her cold ties with BJP's Prime Ministerial hopeful Narendra Modi, as hogwash. Earlier, it was also being said that Powell was ‘forced’ to resign by the US state department for not advising Washington to do business with Modi. Apr 1, 2014