Killings in Bangui a day after French president visits

A day after French President Hollande warned against the partition of the Central African Republic on a visit to Bangui, violence has once again shaken the capital of the Central African Republic, with three former rebels shot dead. Duration: 00:57 Mar 1, 2014

BJP pays tribute to former party president Bangaru Laxman

New Delhi, Mar 1 (ANI): Former BJP President Bangaru Laxman, died in Hyderabad on Saturday after prolonged illness. He was 74. Tribute was paid to him at BJP’s Delhi Office. Party leader Prakash Javadekar said that Laxman’s absence would be felt in the political circle. Mar 1, 2014

LJP and BJP had Rs. 50 crore deal over alliance: Rebel LJP MLA Zakir Hussain

Patna, Mar 1 (ANI): Zakir Hussain Khan, a rebel LJP MLA who recently joined JD (U) has alleged that there has been a deal between Ram Vilas Paswan and BJP worth Rs. 50 crore. He further added that BJP gave LJP the money and the deal happened in Mumbai. He further demanded an investigation into the matter. Mar 1, 2014

Congress hails ECs order to take action on manipulation of opinion polls

New Delhi, Mar 1 (ANI): Acting on a complaint on alleged manipulation of opinion polls by some organizations, the Election Commission has asked the Centre to take appropriate action in the matter. The EC has said the matter involves allegations of conspiracy to prepare false reports/polls for publishing misleading information on consideration of illegal payment of money in return. Speaking over the EC’s decision, the Congress leader K.C. Mittal said that the action taken would expose the nexus, manipulations and the vulnerability of opinion polls. Mar 1, 2014

Prakash Javadekar on RJD-Congress relation

New Delhi, Mar 1 (ANI): BJP leader Prakash Javadekar on Saturday said that the Congress, RJD and the JD (U) are sad parties of Bihar and cannot get more than 10 seats. He also claimed that people in Bihar want BJP government in the state. Mar 1, 2014

President gives assent to Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill

New Delhi, Mar 1 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday gave assent to the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill. This will pave way for the creation of Telangana as the country's 29th state by splitting Andhra Pradesh. He also approved the imposition of President's Rule in Andhra Pradesh. There will be 13 districts in residuary Andhra Pradesh, while Telangana will have 10 districts, including Hyderabad city. Mar 1, 2014

Indian historians dig out 15 skeletons of fighters of the mutiny of 1857

Amritsar, Mar 1 (ANI): After 157 years of obscurity, on February 28, historians dug out a well in Amritsar which had the bodies of Indian freedom fighters buried deep in its abyss, allegedly killed by British soldiers during 1857 mutiny. For the past nearly 150 years, the well has been a cemetery for those freedom fighters, who played a great role in the First war of Independence against the British. Hundreds of residents of the nearby areas gathered to pay homage to the freedom fighters who laid down their lives in the war of Independence. Village head, Amarjeet Singh, said that before digging, it was ensured that every religious ritual is followed to pay due respect to the departed souls. Mar 1, 2014

Up Close and Personal with Mr. & Mrs. Satish Gujral Part - 2

New Delhi, March 1 (ANI): In an exclusive and intimate conversation, one of modern India's greatest artist Satish Gujral along with his wife Kiran Gujral spoke about their life, their passion for art, architecture and much more. Mar 1, 2014

Up Close and Personal with Mr. & Mrs. Satish Gujral Part - 1

New Delhi, March 1 (ANI): In an exclusive and intimate conversation, one of modern India's greatest artist Satish Gujral along with his wife Kiran Gujral spoke about their life, their passion for art, architecture and much more. Mar 1, 2014

Bangladesh: Law Ministers demand for speedy trial of Pak war criminals gets support

Dhaka, Mar 1 (ANI): One of Bangladesh's leading lawyers, Barrister Tureen Afroz recently hailed the country’s Law Minister Shafique Ahmed’s demand for conducting a speedy trial of Pakistani war criminals, accused of committing genocide during the 1971 liberation struggle. The Law Minister had hinted that 195 war criminals, who were handed over to Pakistan by Shimla Agreement -- tripartite treaty between India, Pakistan and Bangladesh – be brought to justice. Afroz said amnesty cannot be granted to war criminals under the Vienna convention, adding that international treaty is not binding on Bangladesh legal system unless approved by the parliament. Mar 1, 2014

Three women Maoists arrested in Odisha

Bhubaneshwar, Mar 1 (ANI): Police arrested three women Maoists from a camp in Gajapati district of Odisha, recovering a huge cache of arms and ammunition from them. During a combing operation, police raided a Maoist camp in a forest near Mohana about 300 km away from Bhubaneswar, after which the rebels belonging to the breakaway Maoist group, Odisha Maobadi Party (OMP), led by Sabyasachi Panda, were detained. Mar 1, 2014

Maoist attack kills five policemen in Dantewada

Raipur, Mar 1 (ANI): Five police personnel were killed in an ambush in Maoist -hit Dantewada district in Chhattisgarh on Friday. The Maoists gunned down a sub-inspector and four other police officials while they were on their way to an under construction site. Mar 1, 2014

PM Calls Upon Indian MSME Sector to Promote Exports

Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on 1 March called upon the country's micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) sector to promote exports by utilizing the globalization process unleashed by the government. Mar 1, 2014

Former Army Chief VK Singh joins BJP

New Delhi, March 01 (ANI): Former army chief General (Retired) V.K Singh on Saturday joined the BJP along with a number of former armed services personnel. Singh said that his decision to join the BJP is the requirement of the day. Mar 1, 2014