BSF seizes 13 packets of heroin in Amritsar

Amritsar, April 04 (ANI): India's paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF) recovered 13 packets of heroin from Pakistan smugglers in Amritsar, after fierce gun battle. Addressing mediapersons, Deputy Inspector General (DIG), Border Security Force, MF Farooqui said 13 packets of heroin were recovered. The suspected miscreants have reportedly fled taking advantage of the darkness. BSF chief also added that tight measures are being undertaken along the border in the backdrop of the upcoming general elections. Apr 4, 2014

Politicians file nominations, hold rallies ahead of 2014 polls

Kolkata/ Farrukhabad, April 04 (ANI): Indian politicians from different parties in poll fray toured various parts of the country to file nomination papers and address rallies ahead of general elections. BJP is expected to release its manifesto soon. However, BJP leader in Odisha, Dharmendra Pradhan, unveiled manifesto for the state and assembly elections. Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid, filed his nominations in Farrukhabad. Apr 4, 2014

US army reveals identity of Ft Hood shooter

The identity of the troubled soldier who launched a deadly shooting rampage on his Texas base before turning the gun on himself was revealed on Thursday as Specialist Ivan Lopez. Duration: 00:39 Apr 4, 2014

Afghan election a crucial test of Washington resolve

The United States hopes to maintain a military presence in Afghanistan after 2014, but Kabul's future security could hinge on the US Congress's willingness to keep bankrolling the mission, analysts say. Duration: 01:59 Apr 4, 2014

Hungary's rebranded far-right party eyes poll success

Known for its anti-Semitic and anti-Roma rhetoric, Hungary's Jobbik party is trying to shed its far-right image and appeal to a younger audience as it heads into Sunday's general election. Duration: 01:06 Apr 4, 2014

Lebanon registers its millionth Syrian refugee

More than one million Syrians have registered as refugees in Lebanon after fleeing war in their country, inflicting a "staggering" impact on the tiny Mediterranean country, the UN said on Thursday. Duration: 00:53 Apr 4, 2014

Kerry urges Israelis, Palestinians to move forward

During a press conference in Algiers Thursday, US Secretary of State John Kerry demanded action from recalcitrant Israeli and Palestinian leaders, saying negotiations were at a "critical moment". Duration: 01:13 Apr 3, 2014

Shakti Mills gangrape convicts found guilty as repeat offenders, may face death sentence

Mumbai, April 03 (ANI): In a landmark verdict in Shakti Mills gangrape case, a city sessions court found all three convicts guilty as repeat offenders. The three were earlier convicted in the gangrape case of a telephone operator at the Shakti Mills compound following which they were held in Shakti Mills photojournalist gangrape case. The quantum of sentence is likely to be pronounced by Friday and under this section, the three could face the maximum penalty of death sentence. Apr 3, 2014