Voting for AAP like voting for Congress: Kiran Bedi

Haridwar, Jan 14 (ANI): Former IPS officer Kiran Bedi supported Narendra Modi for prime minister of India and slammed Aam Aadmi Party saying voting for it would be like voting for the Congress party. While addressing mediapersons in Haridwar, Bedi said that people should vote for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and ensure a Congress-free country. Close aide of veteran anti-graft crusader Anna Hazare, Bedi said that Modi has proven his skills as chief minister of Gujarat three times. However, contrary to Bedi's claims, JD (U) leader Ali Anwar said BJP only wants to dominate. Jan 14, 2014

Congress should show outrage on Natarajan rather than on Narendra Modi: BJP

New Delhi/ Bhopal, Jan 14 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party slammed the ruling Congress party for showing outrage against Narendra Modi's remark and said that anger should have been instead directed against the red-tapism shown by the Ministry of Environment and Forests. BJP Spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman asked Congress to divert its sense of outrage towards its former Minister of Environment and Forests Jayanthi Natarajan. According to reports, as many as 350 files were found to be held back, some even dating back to 2011, by Natarajan during her tenure, which delayed clearances for various developmental projects. Jan 14, 2014

JandK: Three terrorists killed in Sopore encounter

Sopore, Jan 14 (ANI): Security forces in Jammu and Kashmir killed three terrorists during an encounter in Sopore district of the province. The police and the Army launched a joint action to search the militants after they got information from intelligence about the militant hideout. The gun battle, which began around 2.00 pm in the Dangerpora area of Sopore district, lasted three hours. The Kashmir region has witnessed numerous militant attacks, insurgency and infiltration attempts from across the border in the last two decades. Jan 14, 2014

Odisha: Fisherman shot dead in security patrol encounter

Odisha, Jan 14 (ANI): A fisherman was shot dead in an exchange of fire with a patrol squad in the prohibited area in Kendrapara district of Odisha, said police. The squad had spotted over 150 fishermen in more than 15 trawlers fishing in the Gahirmatha Marine Sanctuary in sea waters. Fishermen allegedly opened fire at the government officials leading to encounter. The deceased has been identified as SK Akbar (19). Brother of the deceased, Aka Ali Khan, claimed that the fisherman was innocent. Jan 14, 2014

No deal with US on bringing back Dawood Ibrahim: RK Singh

New Delhi, Jan 14 (ANI): Former Union Home Secretary RK Singh refuted claims of Home Affairs Minister Sushilkumar Shinde who said that the US intelligence agency has offered help to arrest most wanted gangster, Dawood Ibrahim. Earlier, Shinde said that India was in touch with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to bring back underworld don and 1993 Mumbai serial blasts accused that killed at least 250 people. Singh, who served under Shinde and recently retired, said it was a ridiculous claim. Congress leader Saifuddin Soz said that Singh’s comment was unfortunate. Jan 14, 2014

India set to be polio-free nation, will boost immunisation drive

New Delhi/Amritsar/ Purulia/ Mumbai, Jan 14 (ANI): India marked three years since its last reported case of polio, paving the way for it to be declared free of the crippling virus and boosting efforts to wipe out the disease globally. The country's last case of the wild polio virus was detected on January 13, 2011, in West Bengal. World Health Organisation (WHO) would officially declare India as polio-free by the end of March, when the legal process for certification is completed, according to a WHO representative. Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said it is a historic day for the country, which once counted for over half of the global polio burden. Jan 14, 2014

Obama says has 'faith' in Afghan strategy

During a meeting with Spanish Prime minister Mariano Rajoy in the Oval Office, US President Barack Obama insists he has faith in his Afghanistan strategy. Duration: 01:11 Jan 14, 2014

UP Cops Criticised for Beating, Kicking Women Protestors

Opposition parties in Uttar Pradesh lambasted at the Firozabad police authorities on Tuesday for attacking women protestors with lathis, knocking down some of them when they were protesting against an accident on a highway. Jan 14, 2014

Freezing cold wave enveloping north India troubles homeless poor

Himachal Pradesh/ New Delhi, Jan 14 (ANI): Enduring cold wave enveloping north India with icy winds sweeping through most parts and mercury plummeting by several notches has brought more trouble for the homeless living on the streets. Biting cold wave forces people to stay indoors within the warmer confines of their houses. However, homeless living on streets of New Delhi say that harsh cold wave conditions have added to their troubles as the state government has not been able to provide alternatives to fight the chill. Jan 14, 2014

Thriving BMW unveils new models at Detroit auto show

German premium carmaker BMW unveiled updated versions of its sporty M3 and M4 models at the Detroit auto show. The automaker sold 1.96 millions vehicles in 2013, more than ever before. Duration: 00:54 Jan 14, 2014