NCP anticipates forming alliance with Congress in Goa, Gujarat, Odisha

New Delhi, Feb 28 (ANI): Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) is looking forward to form alliance with ruling Congress party in three states, ahead of the upcoming general elections. Even though the Congress has not stated anything, NCP leader D P Tripathi said that the talks are in process to come to a conclusion regarding the alliance in Goa, Gujarat and Odisha. Earlier in the day NCP also declared the list of 24 candidates who will contest in the upcoming general elections. Feb 28, 2014

BJP-LJP form alliance: Rajnath welcomes Paswan into NDA

New Delhi, Feb 28 (ANI): Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) Chief Ram Vilas Paswan formally announced alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), ahead of the general elections due by May this year. BJP President Rajnath Singh welcomed Paswan into the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) to contest next Lok Sabha elections. Rajnath Singh made the official announcement at a joint news conference in New Delhi. Ram Vilas Paswan said his party will support BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for country's top position. Feb 28, 2014

Hyderabad revenues will go to Telangana: Jairam Ramesh

Hyderabad, Feb 28 (ANI): Union Minister of Rural Development Jairam Ramesh said that after bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh revenues from Hyderabad would go to new state of Telangana, and that Hyderabad would serve as common capital of Telangana and Seemandhra for ten years. To compensate the second half of Andhra Pradesh, Seemandhra, for revenues trickling down to Telangana, Ramesh said that the remaining rump would be given a special category status for the coming five years aimed at promoting industrial development. Feb 28, 2014

Government takes measures to ensure the safety and security of people from the Northeast in New Delh

New Delhi, Feb 28 (ANI): Munirka village in South Delhi is home to a large number of people from the northeastern states, a majority of them students. After a few incidents of attacks on people from the northeast in the city, there were rumors that a `panchayat’ in Munirka had ordered the eviction of all northeastern people from the locality. However, people in the locality have denied this, and expressed their support for people from the Northeast. The police has also assured off all possible security measures for them in Munirka and elsewhere in the capital. Feb 28, 2014

Pro-Russian Ukrainians rally outside Crimean parliament

The Russian tricolour was flying over the Crimean parliament in the regional capital Simferopol as supporters of Moscow rule flocked in from across the scenic peninsula, protesting against the recent pro-European developments in Kiev. Duration: 01:04 Feb 28, 2014

C.Africa president wants rogue forces 'wiped out'

The Central African Republic's interim president called for French and African troops in the country to make full use of their UN mandate to sideline rogue elements creating havoc in the troubled nation. Duration: 00:32 Feb 28, 2014

Costa Concordia captain returns on shipwreck

Italian captain Francesco Schettino lashed out at the media after his first return to the Costa Concordia, saying the investigation into what happened must continue in a "proper and honest way." Duration: 00:32 Feb 28, 2014

Somalia's Shebab rebels ban 3G in latest blow to freedoms

Somalia's Al-Shebab rebels have banned watching movies, smoking and football matches, and now they have banned 3G coverage in certain areas of the country in an attempt to limit Western influences. Duration: 02:41 Feb 28, 2014

Ukraine parliament convenes to approve new government

Ukraine's parliament convenes Thursday to approve a new pro-Western government after the United States offered economic aid to the crisis-hit country and warned Russia against military intervention. Duration: 00:33 Feb 28, 2014

Anne Frank vandalism not very Japanese: Israel embassy

The wanton vandalism of hundreds of copies of Anne Frank's diaries held in Tokyo libraries is uncharacteristic of Japan, according to a senior Israeli diplomat who presented 300 replacements for the damaged books. Duration: 01:28 Feb 28, 2014