Why Zebras Have Stripes? Scientists Solve the Mystery

Scientists have recently solved the mystery of zebras having stripes. The mystery over the zebra stripes have been studied over centuries and various theories were proposed that the strips provide camouflage, confuse predators, repel insects or help in social interaction. Apr 3, 2014

EC beefs up security in Maoist-hit Odisha ahead of LS polls

Bhubaneswar, Apr 3 (ANI): Ahead of forthcoming general elections, Election Commission in Odisha has beefed up security to ensure hassle-free voting in Maoist-affected districts of the state. After a meeting of various political parties, police administration and government officials, the Election Commission expressed grave security concerns and ensured security would be provided in areas for people to vote without fear. Apr 3, 2014

Modi hits out at Congress over black money issue

Nawada, Apr 3 (ANI): BJP’s Prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi, hit out at Congress claiming his government will bring back black money stashed in foreign banks if he comes to power, as electioneering for 2014 battle gains momentum. Apr 3, 2014

Congress urges people not to waste votes on any other political party

New Delhi, Apr 3 (ANI): Congress Spokesperson, Anand Sharma, urged people not to waste their votes on a political party that is not beneficial to the country. Meanwhile, BJP spokesperson, Prakash Javadekar, asserted that governance under leadership of Narendra Modi can put an end to the misrule of Congress party. Apr 3, 2014

Trains collide in Sonbhadra, two dead

Sonbhadra, Apr 3 (ANI): A passenger train rammed into another one waiting at a station in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday, killing 2 and injuring at least 5. The accident took place near the Obra Dam railway station in Sonbhadra district when Katni passenger train collided with Varanasi-Shaktinagar intercity that was waiting for the green signal. The last coach of Katni Passenger train has been badly dismantled. Rescue teams struggled to locate and remove bodies from the wreckage. Injured passengers were taken to nearby hospitals. Apr 3, 2014

Pervez Musharraf's convoy escapes blast

New Delhi, Apr 3 (ANI): Former Pakistani president Pervez Musharraf on Thursday survived an assassination attempt. According to reports, an explosion took place, moments after Musharraf's convoy passed through the Faizabad flyover. Musharraf was being shifted late night from the Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology (AFIC) to his farmhouse when the blast occurred. Nobody was hurt in the incident. According to police source, the explosives were planted in a rain drain by roadside. Apr 3, 2014

Lufthansa pilot strike strands over 425,000 passengers

Lufthansa pilots began the biggest strike in the airline's history Wednesday, grounding most of its flights for the next three days and leaving as many as 425,000 passengers without a connection. Duration: 01:11 Apr 3, 2014

Kenyan Muslim community reacts to radical cleric killing

The Muslim community and human rights groups respond to the killing of hardline Kenyan cleric Abubakar Shariff Ahmed, known by his nickname "Makaburi", who was shot dead in the port city of Mombasa on Tuesday. Duration: 00:52 Apr 3, 2014

UN agencies warn South Sudan facing major food crisis

Millions of people in war-wracked South Sudan are facing a food shortage as the rainy season approaches, a top UN official warned, denouncing inadequate funding for humanitarian aid efforts. Duration: 01:10 Apr 3, 2014

French president's ex-partner Royal joins new government

Hollande's ex-partner and mother of his four children, Segolene Royal was named environment and energy minister in a spectacular return to mainstream politics for the woman who lost the 2007 presidential election to Nicolas Sarkozy. Duration: 00:39 Apr 3, 2014