Guinea-Bissau goes to the polls in search of stability

Guinea-Bissau, ravaged by politico-military violence and drug trafficking goes to the polls on Sunday for presidential and legislative elections, which people hope will bring stability two years after the latest coup. Duration: 00:33 Apr 12, 2014

Fresh protests rock Taiwan's police and parliament

Hundreds of demonstrators surround a police station before staging a sit-in outside parliament to demand a top police official resign for removing protestors from parliament earlier in the day. Duration: 00:36 Apr 12, 2014

Narendra Modi is major issue for Kejriwal, not corruption: Ramdev

Karnataka, April 12 (ANI): Yoga Guru Ramdev on Saturday attacked AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal saying that he has deviated from his real issue of corruption to BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. He stated that Kejriwal has joined hands with Congress to raise Modi’s name in every issue. Ramdev further declared that if Kejriwal decides to contest from Rae Bareli against Sonia Gandhi, he himself will campaign for him and make his victory sure by historic record. Apr 12, 2014

Narendra Modi is major issue for Kejriwal, not corruption: Ramdev

Karnataka, April 12 (ANI): Yoga Guru Ramdev on Saturday attacked AAP Chief Arvind Kejriwal saying that he has deviated from his real issue of corruption to BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. He stated that Kejriwal has joined hands with Congress to raise Modi’s name in every issue. Ramdev further declared that if Kejriwal decides to contest from Rae Bareli against Sonia Gandhi, he himself will campaign for him and make his victory sure by historic record. Apr 12, 2014

Patna participated in 'run for vote' to create awareness among voters

Patna, April 12 (ANI): People in Patna city of Bihar participated in 'run for vote' on Saturday to create awareness among voters and urge civilians to exercise their franchise during the general elections. The marathon saw participation of schoolchildren, college students, common people and activists, apart from government officials. The participants attempted to make people realize the value of their one vote in the elections of the world’s biggest democracy. Television celebrity Ratan Rajput, also ran in the event to create awareness among voters. Apr 12, 2014

Tripura & Assam polls underway amidst tight security

Tripura/ Assam, April 12 (ANI): Voters in Tripura and Assam stood in long serpentine queues on Saturday to cast their vote as the states go in for the general elections that will determine the fate of over 1.2 billion people. As the day progressed, number of voters outside the polling stations began swelling in Tripura. Hoping for a stable government, a first-time voter, Arvind, lauded high women turnout. Meanwhile, voting is also underway in three constituencies of Assam. Polling for other five constituencies in the state was held on April 07. Apr 12, 2014

Nation has right to know what happens in govt's highest bodies: Sanjaya Baru

New Delhi, April 12 (ANI): After a major controversy over Former Adviser to PM Sanjaya Baru’s memoir wherein he stated that Manmohan Singh had been "defanged" by the Congress in his second term, Baru said that the nation has a right to now what happens in the government’s highest bodies. He said that this is a common exercise in foreign countries and that should be practiced more often in India too. He said that every person has a right to know what are the successes and failures of Singh as the prime minister of India. Baru also stated that there is no reason where the motive behind the book can be questioned. Apr 12, 2014

Chhattisgarh: Naxals strike again, many feared dead in twin attack

Raipur, April 12 (ANI): As many as 13 people including eight civilians are feared dead in twin Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh on Saturday. According to reports, naxals ambushed a bus carrying a team of poll officials in Bijapur. In another attack, Naxals blew up a government ambulance van killing CRPF personnel and the driver. Apr 12, 2014

EC puts ban on Amit Shah, BJP deeply hurt

Ahemdabad, April 12 (ANI): Reacting over Election Commission’s decision to ban BJP leader Amit Shah from addressing public rallies, party spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday said that his party is deeply saddened by this act of EC. He further said that Amit Shah did not say anything inflammatory. Apr 12, 2014

PM & Congress deceived nation, sends warning for future govt: Kiran Bedi

New Delhi, April 12 (ANI): Reacting on PM’s Former Adviser Sanjaya Baru’s memoir which states that Manmohan Singh had been "defanged" by the Congress in his second term, Former IPS Officer Kiran Bedi said that the party and Singh had deceived the nation for a long 9 years. Bedi also said that this incident sends a warning to the future government to not resort to any such things in future. She further said that the book confirms that Singh never had any power in his store and was acting on the directions of the Congress chief. Bedi also appealed the people not to cast a single vote for such a party. Apr 12, 2014

Rahul Gandhi reaches Amethi to file nomination

Amethi, April 12 (ANI): Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday reached Amethi to file his nomination for the Lok Sabha Election from the constituency. Rahul has kick started a roadshow. He is accompanied by sister Priyanka Gandhi. Apr 12, 2014

Dont vote for divisive party: Manmohan Singh

Pilibhit, April 12 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday addressed a rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Pilibhit district promoting the works and appealing to vote for the Congress Party. Singh warned the voters about BJP’s divisive policy and single man leadership which will not help the nation. He further highlighted the works done by the Congress Party in the last few years of its rule. Singh also said he considers himself lucky to serve the nation as a Prime Minister twice. Apr 12, 2014

Rahul should talk about Congress leaders with illicit relationships: Arun Jaitley

Amritsar, April 12 (ANI): Defending BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi over his marital status, party leader Arun Jaitley said that Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi has stooped so low because his party is unable to get any issue to attack BJP. Jaitley said that before commenting on Modi’s marriage, he should look into the lives of his own party leaders who are in illicit relationships with other women. Apr 12, 2014