BJP, Shiv Sena denounce Aseemanand's revelation on RSS chief

New Delhi, Feb 06 (ANI): BJP and Shiv Sena on Thursday denounced the allegations of Aseemanand, accused of Samjhauta Express, Hyderabad Mecca Masjid and Ajmer Dargah blasts case that RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat had sanctioned the strikes. The revelations have been made by a magazine. Talking to mediapersons, BJP leader Prakash Javadekar questioned the authenticity of Aseemanand's interview to the magazine. Meanwhile, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said that statements are twisted and presented to defame Hindutva organizations. Feb 6, 2014

RSS rubbishes Mohan Bhagwat's link with 3 major 2007 blasts

Nagpur, Jan 6 (ANI): RSS leader MG Vaidya Thursday denied reports of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat's involvement in sanctioning the blasts in the Samjhauta Express, Hyderabad Mecca Masjid and Ajmer Dargah. According to a magazine, accused of the three blasts, Swami Aseemanand, has alleged that RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat had sanctioned the strikes. Feb 6, 2014

Reservation row: Congress a confused party, says BJP

New Delhi, Feb 06 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday took a dig at the Congress for its stand on reservation along caste lines. Congress leader Janardan Dwivedi kicked a row when he called for an end to reservation along caste lines. He was snubbed later by Congress president Sonia Gandhi, who said the empowerment of Scheduled Castes and Tribes and Backward Classes has been an article of faith with the Congress. Commenting on Dwivedi's statement, BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar on Thursday described Congress as the confused party which is in continuous and perpetual dilemma. Feb 6, 2014

Kiran Kumar Reddy urges Prez Mukherjee to keep Andhra Pradesh united

New Delhi, Feb 06 (ANI): Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy appealed to President Pranab Mukherjee to ensure that the state is kept united, and added that people from the entire region would suffer if the proposed division takes place. Reddy further said that the will of the Andhra Pradesh people is reflected in the unopposed resolution who have been advocating for a united state. He also added that bifurcation of any state should be taken forward only if it is for the betterment of the people. Feb 6, 2014

12th edition of Auto Expo kicks off amidst glitz and glamour

Greater Noida, Feb 06 (ANI): Top automobile brands unveiled their latest edition of high-end cars at the Auto Expo 2014 that kicked off in Greater Noida and was attended by high-profile industrialist like Ratan Tata, Bollywood actor Priyanka Chopra and cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar. A number of concept cars, utility vehicles and many new models were launched at the opening day of the 12th Auto Expo at a time when the sector is going through a slump. The automobile show grabbed eyeballs as automobile giants like Range Rover, Hyundai, Suzuki and Yamaha showcased their glistening state-of-the-art models. World renowned auto giant Jaguar marked the Indian launch of its F-Type Coupe, which is said to be the most performance-focused Jaguar to hit the roads. Bollywood actor and pop diva Priyanka Chopra posed with the Land Rover LWB from the house of Jaguar - calling it a car designed to make a girl feel like a princess. Feb 6, 2014

BJP slams Congress over number of scams during its rule

New Delhi, Feb 06 (ANI): BJP Spokesperson Ravi Shankar Prasad lashed out at the ruling Congress party over the number of scams that took place during its rule in the last 10 years. Prasad blamed the central government for rushing up the matters like passing bills for the sake of votes. Prasad also added that the infamous AgustaWestland deal could have got through wherein the middlemen were trying to reach out to the people close to the Congress party chief Sonia Gandhi but were unsuccessful in doing so. Meanwhile, Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala hit out at the BJP during a press interaction, saying the allegations made by the opposition leaders are politically motivated. Feb 6, 2014

More rain hits English village cut off by floodwater

More than 8,000 homes were without power in southwest England on Wednesday after fresh storms battered the region, sending huge waves crashing onto the coastline and damaging sea defences. Duration: 01:19 Feb 6, 2014

'Bionic hand' can now sense shape, texture

An amputee with a bionic hand has for the first time been able to feel the texture and shape of objects in his grasp, European researchers said Wednesday. Duration: 01:54 Feb 6, 2014

Pacific castaway's former boss not surprised he survived

José Salvador Alvarenga, the Pacific castaway who spent 13 months adrift in a small fishing boat, used to lead a very modest and hard life for a fisherman long before he got lost at sea, his colleagues remember. Duration: 01:18 Feb 6, 2014

Ranchers pray for rain in drought-hit California

California Governor Jerry Brown declares a state of emergency due to what could be the worst drought in a century. For ranchers, the drought means no grass for their cattle, forcing them to buy expensive hay or just sell their cows. Duration: 01:26 Feb 6, 2014

Spanish cargo ship breaks in two off French coast

France's Transport Minister Frederic Cuvillier says there is probably no risk "of massive pollution" near Bayonne, where a Spanish cargo ship hit a dyke and split in two, raising fears of a fuel leak. Duration: 00:40 Feb 6, 2014

Embattled Erdogan rallies Berlin's Turkish community

Wracked by a damaging corruption scandal at home, a defiant Turkish prime minister took his election campaign to the streets of Berlin Tuesday, seeking to rally Germany's vast Turkish community. Duration: 00:47 Feb 6, 2014