Ukraine severs key ties with Russia over Crimea

Ukraine announces plans to drop out of a key post-Soviet alliance and slap entry visas on Russians while also preparing for a possible Crimean withdrawal following the Kremlin's absorption of the peninsula. Duration: 01:04 Mar 20, 2014

Rahul Gandhi interacts with former Army men in Himachal Pradesh

Tanda, Mar 20 (ANI): Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi, on Thursday tried to woo ex-army men during his election campaign in Tanda area of Kangra district in Himachal Pradesh. The Nehru-Gandhi scion listened to the questions, grievances and suggestions from people who had come to attend the public meeting. Gandhi said that if his party formed the government post general elections, he would try to bring the next generation of the ex-servicemen into the middle class category. Mar 20, 2014

Rahul Gandhi interacts with former Army men in Himachal Pradesh

Tanda, Mar 20 (ANI): Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi, on Thursday tried to woo ex-army men during his election campaign in Tanda area of Kangra district in Himachal Pradesh. The Nehru-Gandhi scion listened to the questions, grievances and suggestions from people who had come to attend the public meeting. Gandhi said that if his party formed the government post general elections, he would try to bring the next generation of the ex-servicemen into the middle class category. Mar 20, 2014

Politicos, activists welcome court's decision in Shakti Mills rape case

Mumbai/ New Delhi, Mar 20 (ANI): Political leaders and social activists on Thursday welcomed the court’s verdict in the Shakti Mill photojournalist gangrape case of August 22, 2013. A sessions court in Mumbai has convicted all the four accused in the Shakti Mill photojournalist gangrape case. The court has also convicted the four accused in another gangrape case of a telephone operator. The 23-year-old photojournalist was assaulted while she was on task at the abandoned factory. Another accused, who is a minor is tried in the juvenile court. A 362-page charge sheet was registered against four of the denounced in October. The guilty, all unemployed adolescent men inhabited a close-by slum. Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil on Thursday welcomed the verdict as much needed to desist rogue elements from committing heinous acts like rape in a city like Mumbai or elsewhere. Mar 20, 2014

LS Polls: BSP to contest all 80 seats in UP

New Delhi, Mar 20 (ANI): BSP supremo Mayawati on Thursday said that her party will contest the upcoming Lok Sabha elections on all 80 seats in Uttar Pradesh alone and will not form alliance with any major political formation. Mayawati also attacked the Congress and the BJP saying neither of the parties would be able to form government at the centre this time. Mar 20, 2014

Student creates shoe that charges phone while walking

Nainital, Mar 20 (ANI): A student of class 12 in hill town of Nainital, Rajesh Adhikari, has created a shoe that can now even charge a mobile phone. This means that no matter where you are, wearing these shoes gives one a reason to get up and walk. Adhikari said that the idea of making such a waterproof charger struck when it snowed heavily in Nainital and many people, including him, had to suffer due to power shutdown in the city. Mar 20, 2014

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Mumbai Shakti Mills Gang rape case: Four accused found guilty

Mumbai, Mar 20 (ANI): A sessions court in Mumbai has convicted all the four accused in the Shakti Mill photojournalist gangrape case of August 22, 2013. The court has also convicted the four accused in another gangrape case of a telephone operator. The 23-year-old photojournalist was assaulted while she was on task at the abandoned factory. Another accused, who is a minor is tried in the juvenile court. A 362-page charge sheet was registered against four of the denounced in October. The guilty, all unemployed adolescent men inhabited a close-by slum. Mar 20, 2014

Noted author Khushwant Singh passes away at the age of 99

New Delhi, Mar 20 (ANI): Noted writer and journalist Khushwant Singh died at the age of 99 on Thursday. Singh was one of India's best-known writers and columnists. Born on February 2 in Hadali, now in Pakistan's Punjab, he was the founder-editor of Yojana and editor of The Illustrated Weekly of India, the National Herald and the Hindustan Times. He wrote classics like "Train to Pakistan", "I Shall Not Hear the Nightingale" and "Delhi". Singh will be cremated in Lodhi Auditorium, Delhi at 4 PM on Thursday. Mar 20, 2014