Kiran Kumar Reddy accuses Congress of hastening Telangana bill for electoral gains

New Delhi/Hyderabad, Feb 3 (ANI): With the general elections coming up, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy lashed at the Congress for hurrying the decision to create a separate Telangana state. Reddy held a news conference in Hyderabad and said that the future of the state should be decided by the Telugu people and not the government in Delhi. Feb 3, 2014

Ruins of old civilization come alive at Pakistan cultural festival

Mohenjo Daro, Feb 3 (ANI): The ruins of the Indus Valley civilization came alive when modern trends and history were fused at the inaugural ceremony of the Sindh Festival at Mohenjo-daro in southern Pakistan. The two-week festival aims at commemorating the cultural heritage of Sindh province and to spread a message of peace in the violence-plagued country. Feb 3, 2014

Second phase of global Islamic congregation concludes in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Feb 3 (ANI): Thousands of Muslims sought peace, forgiveness and blessings for mankind as the second phase of this year's Bishwa Ijtema (world congregation) concluded in Bangladesh, following the final prayer on the bank of the River Turag. Indian religious scholar Maulana Zubairul Hasan led the 20-minute prayer session at the Ijtema, which saw a huge participation of Muslims across the globe, on the bank of river Turag in Tongi near Dhaka. Feb 3, 2014

Post-ceasefire fighting leaves Mathiang littered with bodies

Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) soldiers survey the area around their base in Mathiang near Bor, where fighting since the ceasefire has left the area littered with bodies, which the SPLA claim are rebel fighters. Duration: 01:21 Feb 2, 2014

Iran says making progress on nuclear issue

US Secretary of State John Kerry told his Iranian counterpart Sunday that both sides needed to negotiate in good faith to resolve Western fears and doubts over Iran's contested nuclear programme. Duration: 00:51 Feb 2, 2014

Binny, Shoaib Iqbal give 48 hours ultimatum to AAP

New Delhi, Feb 02 (ANI): Creating another trouble for Aam Aadmi Party, JD (U) leader Shoaib Iqbal and former AAP leader Vinod Kumar Binny on Sunday gave 48 hour ultimatum to the party to fulfill their demands. Iqbal said that if party fails to fulfill them, then JD (U) will pull out support from AAP. Further, Binny said that Delhi government doesn't seem like in a mood to run the government. Feb 2, 2014

Youth slaps Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda

Panipat, Feb 02 (ANI): A youth slapped Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, who was riding an open jeep during a Congress road show, in full public view in Panipat on Sunday evening and was taken into custody immediately. The chief minister had gone to Panipat, to inaugurate and lay foundation stone of various projects. As Hooda's Maruti Gypsy was making its way through the crowded places, a youth identified as Kamal Mukhija broke the security ring and slapped the chief minister. Feb 2, 2014

Indonesia volcano eruption kills at least 15

Fourteen people, including four schoolchildren, were killed Saturday after they were engulfed in scorching ash clouds spat out by Indonesia's Mount Sinabung in its biggest eruption in recent days. Duration: 00:33 Feb 2, 2014

Bach predicts 'excellent' Sochi Olympics

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Back says the Winter Olympics in Sochi will be "excellent" at the opening session of the IOC executive board meeting. Duration: 00:53 Feb 2, 2014