Four workers abducted for ransom from a road construction site in Manipur

Manipur, Jan 26 (ANI): On January 11, suspected armed cadres of KNF (N) kidnapped two drivers and two supervisors from a road construction site inside Singda dam complex in Manipur. The incident took place when they were working at a site on the top of a hill where an approach road to Singda dam is being constructed. The abductors have reportedly demanded a ransom of Rs.1 crore for their safe release. Jan 26, 2014

Uncertain times for Argentina's economy

Argentina's peso stabilized Friday after plunging 14 percent over two days, helped by the government's removal of some exchange controls and the central bank's reported resumption of intervention. Duration: 02:48 Jan 26, 2014

Massive Islamic festival begins in Bangladesh

Vast crowds of Muslims pray near the Bangladeshi capital as the second largest annual Islamic congregation after the Hajj begins under tight security. Duration: 00:39 Jan 26, 2014

Pranab Mukherjee's speech on Republic Day eve

New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): Indian President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday addressed the nation on the eve of the 65th Republic Day. Mukherjee extended warm greetings to all in India and abroad. He said that India must find its own solutions to its problems and also added that we must be open to all knowledge. He further said that education is no longer just the privilege of the elite, but a universal right and added that we must usher in an education revolution that becomes a launching pad for the national resurgence. Jan 25, 2014

Ukraine protesters create 'fortress' to resist attack

Protesters and Ukrainian police were on Saturday still locked in a tense standoff in Kiev after a night of sporadic clashes that erupted despite a truce and offer of concessions by President Viktor Yanukovych. Duration: 00:59 Jan 25, 2014

Rival rallies mark Mubarak ouster in Cairo

Egyptian police fired tear gas at anti-government protesters in Cairo on Saturday, as the country marked the anniversary of a 2011 uprising that overthrew veteran president Hosni Mubarak. Duration: 00:46 Jan 25, 2014

Corporal punishment for the 13 Birbhum gangrape accused: WB Governor

Kolkata, Jan 25 (ANI): Reacting to the recent Birbhum gangrape case where a tribal woman was raped by thirteen men on the directions of the village authorities, West Bengal Governor M.K Narayanan said that his verdict on the case was that the accused should be given corporal punishment. He further said that the criminals should not be associated with any political party. Jan 25, 2014

Bharti has apologized, matter should be closed now: AAP

Ahmedabad, Jan 25 (ANI): Reacting to the criticism received by Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti for making a derogatory comment on a reporter, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Spokesperson Ashutosh on Saturday said that the whole matter should be closed as Bharti had apologized for his statement. He further said that Delhi Chief Minister had made the right statement by saying that Bharti's remark was wrong. Jan 25, 2014

Lt Governor Najeeb Jungs speech on Republic Day eve

New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): In his address to the people on the eve of Republic Day, Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung congratulated the people of Delhi and other states. He stated the points for development in the state and also hoped for a corruption free nation. Jan 25, 2014

Somnath Bharti's remark on reporter extremely wrong: Kejriwal

New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): Reacting to the criticism received by Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti for making a derogatory comment on a reporter, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said that it was extremely wrong on the part of Bharti to have said something like that to the media. Jan 25, 2014

Abe hopes to seal Japan's first defence sale in 40 years on India visit

New Delhi, Jan 25 (ANI): Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits India this weekend, hoping to wrap up the first overseas sale of military equipment by Tokyo in nearly four decades and open up the world's biggest arms market for his nation's defence manufacturers. In a sign of growing warmth between the two nations, Abe will be the chief guest at Republic Day parade on January 26. Jan 25, 2014

Politicos condemn Somnath Bhartis paid media comment

New Delhi/ Nagpur, Jan 25 (ANI): Reacting to the recent comment made by Delhi Law Minister Somnath Bharti on a reporter, after he was asked if he was planning to resign from his post on moral grounds, BJP leader Harsh Vardhan said that it was very unfortunate that Bharti was insulting women as well as the media, and that he should be sacked if he did not resign. Meanwhile, CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechury slammed saying that when media was in his favor, he was fine with it but now that media is not showing things he wants, he has a problem. Jan 25, 2014

Birbhum gangrape Victim nearly stable, says WBs women and child welfare minister

Birbhum, Jan 25 (ANI): Women and Child Welfare Minister of West Bengal, Shashi Panja, on Saturday said that the victim who was forced to be gang raped as punishment for breaking social norms, is nearly stable and recovering well. The woman was punished by the village court for having a relationship with a man from a different community, according to police. She is now recovering in the hospital and had told police she was assaulted on the night of January 20 in Birbhum district in West Bengal. Jan 25, 2014

Security tightened ahead of Republic Day celebrations

New Delhi/Guwahati / Poonch, Jan 25 (ANI): Authorities beefed up security across the nation ahead of Republic Day celebrations to thwart any militant attacks and avoid any untoward incident. New Delhi saw troops stationed at all important spots, especially along the iconic India Gate, in the heart of the city, where dignitaries and thousands of common people will witness the parade. Jan 25, 2014