Kerry, Lavrov fail to reach Ukraine deal

The United States and Russia failed to reach a deal on Ukraine after talks in Paris, with US Secretary of State John Kerry calling on Moscow to pull back its forces. Mar 31, 2014

Road accident kills four IIT-Delhi students in Rajasthan

Jaisalmer, Mar 31 (ANI): Four IIT-Delhi final-year students, who were on a road trip to Rajasthan to celebrate their placements, were killed and two other injured in a road accident as the vehicle carrying them overturned. The accident took place at around 2:00 pm near Jaisalmer district when the students were returning from a trip. The injured were immediately rushed to a nearby hospital. While three students died on the spot, another succumbed to injuries in hospital. The car driver and two students are being treated at MDM hospital in Jodhpur and are reported to be stable. Mar 31, 2014

Al Qaedas roots growing deeper in Pakistan

Peshawar, Mar 31: Dr. Shahid Afridi, who helped CIA to trace Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad in 2011 will now face a fresh probe for having foreign links. An appellate forum under the Frontier Crimes Regulation (FRC) has directed the Khyber Agency to prepare a case for his involvement in anti-state activities in collusion with foreign intelligence agencies, including CIA. It reflects Pakistan’s growing frustration for being exposed of sheltering al-Qaeda founder, Osama bin Laden, the perpetrator of 9/11 attack in which 3,000 people were killed. In June 2012, Dr. Afridi was convicted by a court in Khyber tribal region and sentenced for allegedly supporting the Lashkar-e-Islam militant group. The court said it did not have jurisdiction to try him for working for the CIA to trace bin Laden. Mar 31, 2014

BJP leaders are changing disguise and shedding crocodile tears: Sonia Gandhi

Haryana, Mar 31 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi, during a rally in Nuh region of Mewat in Haryana, attacked the opposition party condemning them of carrying fake personalities and shedding crocodile tears. She further gave the motives of Congress Party for upcoming General Elections. Gandhi also appealed to the public to cast their votes to Congress and make them victorious. Mar 31, 2014

Rashid Alvi requests Sonia for Varanasi ticket, says will teach secularism to Modi

New Delhi, March 31 (ANI): Congress leader Rashid Alvi on Monday requested party President Sonia Gandhi through a letter saying that he wants to stand against Narendra Modi in Varanasi from Congress ticket. He said that if sent, he will teach Modi proper secularism lesson. He said that Hindus and Muslims are all related in Varanasi and that this will be a right place for a secularism lesson. He also said that there is no competition against the party. Mar 31, 2014

Environmental groups warn over toxic mud in Hungary

Hungary experienced its worst-ever chemical disaster in 2010 when a reservoir of toxic red mud burst, killing 10 people. Four years later, environmental groups are sounding the alarm about another reservoir. Duration: 02:10 Mar 31, 2014

'Anyone but Modi': many Indian Muslims fear the worst

At India’s most notorious religious flashpoint, Muslims express their fears about the Hindu nationalist agenda of the BJP party led by hardliner Narendra Modi, tipped to be India’s next prime minister. Duration: 02:36 Mar 31, 2014

Narendra Modi addresses rally in Assam, attacks Congress government

Assam, Mar 31 (ANI): BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Monday attacked the Congress government in Assam saying that the Chief Minister of the state has time to visit Congress president Sonia Gandhi but cannot take out time to meet people of his state. Modi also claimed that the Congress is not going to get double digit seats from any state of the country. Mar 31, 2014

Congress MLA Sanjay Pathak joins BJP

Bhopal, Mar 31 (ANI): Congress MLA from Katni in Madhya Pradesh Sanjay Pathak joined BJP on Monday in the presence of state Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan. The former Congress leader said that Congress has now been finished completely and BJP is the only alternative to serve the nation. He further said that Congress is now limited to a very small scale which will soon vanish. Mar 31, 2014

MS Bitta expresses dissapointment on SC decision on Bhullar's plea

New Delhi, March 31 (ANI): Hours after the Supreme Court commuted the death sentence of 1993 Delhi blast convict Devinder Singh Bhullar to life imprisonment keeping in view his mental illness and an inordinate delay, former Congress leader and a bomb blast victim MS Bitta expressed disappointment. Bitta lashed out at Congress president Sonia Gandhi after the decision came. The government had told the apex Court on Thursday that it had no problem with the commutation of death penalty of Bhullar. Bhullar, a Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF) militant, was sentenced to death in 2001 for causing a car bomb. Mar 31, 2014