Gunmen kill 3 in Yemen capital

Gunmen killed three people in the Yemeni capital on Tuesday in an attack targeting university professor Ismail al-Wazir, who was lightly wounded, a security official said. Duration: 00:26 Apr 8, 2014

Kiev warns against separatism after pro-Kremlin protests

Ukraine was threatened with disintegration Monday as pro-Kremlin militants seized government buildings in the eastern city of Donetsk, declared independence and vowed to vote on joining Russia. Duration: 00:53 Apr 8, 2014

Weavers and artisans from northeast get exposure at an expo in Imphal

Imphal, April 08 (ANI): A two-week long National Handloom Expo was held at Iboyaima Shanglen in Imphal to promote the handloom sector. Weavers and artisans from across Manipur put together 61 stalls to showcase their handmade products. Excited customers thronged the expo to buy shawls, Khudei, Phaneks, Sarees... and much more. Meanwhile, visitors got a chance to buy products like stones, wood craft and bamboo made items at a craft bazaar organized by Help and Development Organisation (HADO). The work of the local artisans was much appreciated by the people. Apr 8, 2014

Tripura to start exporting bamboo tiles to European Market

Tripura, April 08 (ANI): A Mumbai- based company Mutha Industries Private Limited that had set up a factory in western Tripura to make bamboo floor tiles will soon start exporting to European countries. The factory, set up at the bamboo park in Bodhjunjnagar Industrial Growth Centre, is the first of its kind in the country. Production has already started in the plant and in the next 3 months international standard commercial production will start. Technologies and machinery from foreign countries are being used in the unit and the employees have been trained by overseas trainers. There is a huge demand for bamboo floor tiles in the outside market. The Tripura government started developing India's first bamboo park five years ago in order to give a boost to bamboo-based industries. This unit has come has a boon for a large number of people by providing them employment opportunities. The company also plans to expand bamboo plantation in the state so as to get the required raw material and also provide employment to the bamboo farmers. Apr 8, 2014

Congress fields Ajay Rai from Varanasi against Narendra Modi

New Delhi, April 08 (ANI): Ending days of speculation over its candidate from Varanasi, the Congress on Tuesday fielded local MLA Ajai Rai against BJP's Narendra Modi from the constituency. Rai, a legislator in the Uttar Pradesh assembly, will take on not only Modi, but also but also Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal. Apr 8, 2014

Security personnel pay homage to deceased soldiers of Maoist attack

Ranchi, April 08 (ANI): Security personnel on Tuesday paid tribute to deceased officials of paramilitary force killed in a Maoist landmine blast in Bihar. A Maoist landmine blast in Aurangabad district of Bihar killed two officials of paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and left eight others injured on Monday. The powerful blast, which took place three days ahead of polling in the constituency, happened due to a series of explosives planted in the area. The injured were rushed to other districts for better treatment but the delay in arrival of a chopper worsened the situation. The CRPF personnel were trying to defuse the found bombs before the arrival of the bomb disposal squad. Apr 8, 2014

Alliance of BJP with SAD for vested interests: Congress

Amritsar, April 08 (ANI): Firing a salvo at BJP, Congress leader Captain Amarinder Singh, said alliance of BJP with Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) in Punjab was only to garner votes. Singh, who is contesting elections against BJP senior leader, Arun Jaitley in Amritsar termed BJP-SAD alliance most opportunistic with political gain. Meanwhile, Jaitley said the alliance will promote peace and foster friendly relations among people. Apr 8, 2014

I fear more attacks in future: Kejriwal

New Delhi, April 08 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal said on Tuesday that there may be more attacks on him in future and that he might also get killed. Kejriwal questioned as to why only he was being attacked and wondered as to who was the mastermind behind them. However, he added that he had forgiven all those who had attacked him. He also said that attacks on him may be due to the fact that he had disturbed the setting of the BJP and the Congress. Apr 8, 2014

LK Advani confident of poll victory

Trivandrum, April 08 (ANI): Senior BJP leader LK Advani, on Tuesday said that he was "rejoiced" after filing his nomination papers from Gandhinagar constituency and was confident of BJP's win in the mammoth general elections as voting has begun. Addressing a rally in Trivandrum Advani expressed his confidence in his party's win in the general elections. Advani claimed large number of people had abandoned their political parties and had joined forces with the BJP. Apr 8, 2014

Oscar Pistorius testimony at murder trial

Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday gave harrowing testimony about the moment he shot girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp dead on Valentine's Day 2013, telling his murder trial he believed she was an intruder. Duration: 00:52 Apr 8, 2014