Police, protesters clash in central Kiev

Flames engulf Kiev's occupied Independence Square as police storm the main protest camp in a bloody escalation of Ukraine's three-month political crisis. Duration: 01:14 Feb 19, 2014

2014 Lok Sabha Polls: Anna announces support for Mamata Banerjee

New Delhi, Feb 18 (ANI): Anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare on Wednesday announced his support to TMC chief and west Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and said that his support is not personal or political, but based on her views on society and politics. Addressing a joint press conference with Mamata, he said that Trinamool chief could have led a luxurious life like so many other CMs, but she lives in a one-room house. H e also said that Mamata was the only one who replied to his letter regarding 17 issues. Feb 19, 2014

TN govt decides to release Rajiv Gandhis assassins, Politicos react

New Delhi, Feb 19 (ANI): The Tamil Nadu Government decided to release all seven convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, including AG Perarivalan and Nalini. Speaking on the same, Union Law Minister Kapil Sibal on Wednesday said that after Tamil Nadu Government's decision, its the people who have to decide who is for terrorists and who is against. He further took a jibe at BJP for not uttering a word on the issue while it had bayed for Afzal Guru’s blood. Further NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that Rajiv Gandhi’s assassination was a conspiracy and government should take well-thought steps. Meanwhile, BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi refrained from answering. Feb 19, 2014

J&K Assembly: PDP MLA slaps Marshal

Jammu, Feb 19 (ANI): A People's Democratic Party (PDP) MLA Syed Bashir Ahmed on Wednesday slapped a marshal while being evicted from the Jammu and Kashmir legislative assembly. He was soon overpowered by other watch and ward staff and evicted from the House, on orders from the Speaker. Ahmed was raising the issue of Kashmiri pandit migrants from Pulwama, who have not received ration this month till now. Meanwhile, PDP leaders also staged a walk-out during the assembly session on Wednesday over the transfer of officer who was investigating the alleged sexual harassment case against former provincial health minister Shabir Ahmad Khan, Feb 19, 2014

Satish Gujrals Priceless Paintings at Display

New Delhi, Feb 19 (ANI): The priceless work of one of India’s pioneer contemporary artist Satish Gujral has been put on display at the Chawla Art Gallery in New Delhi. The Solo show of this legendry artist is at display till 28th of February. Feb 19, 2014

UP Assembly uproar: Protesting MLAs should have taken off their trousers too, says Azam Khan

Lucknow, Feb 19 (ANI): UP assembly session began on Wednesday on a stormy note, with BSP and RLD members raising anti- government slogans and holding protests during Governor BL Joshi’s address to the joint session. Opposition MLAs raised flags, stormed into Well of the House and stood on the table while interrupting Governor’s address. Many MLAs walked out of the House and two RLD MLAs even took off their ‘Kurtas’ in protest against the SP government's alleged nexus with the sugar industry owners in the state. Reacting over the shocking incident, Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan said that the protesting MLAs should also have got rid of their trousers to express their manhood. Feb 19, 2014

Japanese firms adopt practices to protect environment

Tokyo, Feb 19 (ANI): Japanese manufacturing firms are adopting practices that protect the environment. Otsuka Pharmaceuticals, located in Kakegawa of Japan's Shizuoka prefecture, produces Pocari Sweat, an electrolyte beverage. Since its launch in 1980, Pocari Sweat has become popular among people of all ages. The company has expanded its product lineup to include a variety of convenient cans and PET bottles. To keep the environment safe, Otsuka Pharmaceutical focuses on reducing the weight of containers, especially the 500ml PET bottles, which are widely consumed in Japan. Pocari Sweat is now available in a container whose weight has been reduced from 27g to 18g. Feb 19, 2014

Telangana row: Politicos on Kiran Kumar Reddy's resignation

New Delhi, Feb 19 (ANI): There were mixed reactions from political leaders over the resignation of N Kiran Kumar Reddy as Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister. He has also quit the Congress Party. He criticized the Congress and said the new state of Telangana was being created simply for votebank politics. Feb 19, 2014

Rajiv Gandhi Assassination case: TN govt to release all 7 convicts

Chennai, Feb 19 (ANI): The Tamil Nadu Government has decided to release all seven convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, including AG Perarivalan and Nalini. Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Wednesday told the state assembly that the government has decided to release all the convicts in the case. The move by the state government comes a day after the Supreme Court commuted the death sentence of the three of the convicts, Santhan, Murugan and Perarivalan to life term on the ground of delay in deciding their mercy plea by the Centre. Feb 19, 2014

UPA Govt. has taken all precautions to address concerns of Seemandhra people: Digvijay Singh

New Delhi, Feb 19 (ANI): Hailing the UPA Government for showing political will in implementing the election promise of creating a separate state of Telangana, Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh on Wednesday said that the Congress-led Central Government has taken all precautions to address the concerns of the Seemandhra people. He further urged the Telangana people to show generosity towards the Seemandhra people. A historic bill to carve out Telangana state out of the united state of Andhra Pradesh was passed by the Lok Sabha on Tuesday by a voice vote, and amid strong protests by several members of parliament, including those representing the Seemandhra region. Feb 19, 2014

CPI vows to support Telangana bill in Rajya Sabha

New Delhi, Feb 19 (ANI): Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D Raja on Wednesday said his party would support the Telangana bill in the Rajya Sabha. The bill is meant to divide Andhra Pradesh in two parts. Earlier on Tuesday, the Lok Sabha passed the Andhra Pradesh Reorganization Bill by voice vote. Several members of parliament of the opposition parties like the Janata Dal (United), and the Trinamool Congress (TMC), however, had staged a walkout in protest over the manner in which the Bill was tabled and passed in the House. Feb 19, 2014