Philippine prisoners return after typhoon mass escape

Nearly half of the detainees who escaped from a flooded jail at the height of Super Typhoon Haiyan have returned, many after helping their families deal with the storm's aftermath. Duration: 01:44 Nov 23, 2013

Pacquiao confident of victory in Macau comeback fight

Filipino boxing great Manny Pacquiao declares he is back to his best as he weighs in comfortably under the 147 pound limit ahead of his comeback fight against American Brandon Rios. Duration: 00:41 Nov 23, 2013

Iran nuclear talks in difficult 'homestretch'

Negotiations between world powers and Iran over the Islamic republic's controversial nuclear programme "remain difficult" and any deal must be worthwhile, British Foreign Secretary William Hague said Saturday. Duration: 00:59 Nov 23, 2013

Spaniards protest against anti-austerity measures

Thousands of Spaniards joined trade unionists and civic groups to protest against the government's punishing austerity measures, two years after Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and his rightwing Popular Party took power in Spain. Duration: 00:49 Nov 23, 2013

It happens: Pushkar Fair

Ajmer, Nov 22, (ANI): Dying form of Indian traditional art, Puppetry got a fresh breath of life and entertains children at famed Pushkar fair in northwestern state of Rajasthan. Artists showed their talent of puppetry and brought back the traditional Rajasthan art form to the minds of the people at the fair in Rajasthan s Ajmer town. The fair, kicked off on November 06, is known worldwide to present a brilliant combination of camel rides, various sporting events, Indian handicrafts, and mouth-savouring food. Set against the backdrop of Rajasthan s picturesque landscape, the annual fair offers a lifetime experience for the tourists. The puppet show attracted visitors especially children as it was clubbed with Rajasthani folk music. Tourist officials said the traditional form of Rajasthani theatre showcased at the road shows conducted across the country provides an opportunity to the artisans to make a quick buck. Apart from being a major tourist spot, the fair attracts hundreds of animal traders and buyers from neighboring states also. Nov 22, 2013

It happens: Kashmir Sufi Festival

Srinagar, Nov 22 (ANI): The Ministry of Tourism in India s Kashmir organised a folk music festival Shahsrang to revive the Sufi legacy of the Valley. The festival kicked off in the summer capital, Srinagar on the banks of famed Dal Lake, at Sher-i-KashmirInternational Conference Centre (SKICC). Shahsrang celebrates various genres of Kashmiri Sufiyana, folk music and Kashmiri light music. The festival includes grand cultural show presented by renowned Kashmiri artists. Shahsrang focuses on the traditional use of mystic poetry, the songs of yearning and remembrance of history that have fashioned Kashmir s folk music into an essential repository of memory and faith. A number of music lovers were seen enjoying the mystic musical performances by various Kashmiri artistes. The defining feature of the society of Jammu and Kashmir is Sufism. It was in a 1400 AD that wandering, itinerant Sufis arrived in Kashmir. Sufism became the way of life for a majority of the peoples of the valley. Nov 22, 2013

It happens: Footwear fair

Agra, Nov 22 (ANI): A large number of shoe makers, finished leather suppliers, component manufacturers, machinery and equipment suppliers, congregate at the four-day International Footwear Fair in Agra city ofIndia s northern Uttar Pradesh state.The changing trends in shoe making, new designs and upgraded machinery were the centre of attraction of the shoe fair.Intrinsic machinery, finished products and latest equipments used in European countries were on display so that Indian shoe making houses too can upgrade their machines and offer products at par with International quality and standards. Visitors and Footwear manufacturers thronged the stalls of the fair to take a look at the latest designs and components used in shoe making in various parts of the world. The representatives claimed that these machines would bring a new wave of change in the Indian footwear fashion industry. Nov 22, 2013

Carnival showcases culture of the northeastern region in New Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 22 (ANI): Under the theme of "connecting people, celebrating life" a two-day-long Northeast carnival festival was held at the Indira Gandhi National Center for Arts in New Delhi. The event not only showcased the culture and traditions of the region but also aimed to create awareness about the region, its prospects and potentials. The festival was organised by Trend MMS, with support from the eight northeastern states, Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of DoNER. As part of the event there were discussions on security, tourism opportunities, employment options and various other issues that affect people of the region. Boxing icon MC Mary Kom from Manipur and star Adil Hussain from Assam attended the event. The major attraction at the venue was the Food Zone where people of the region put up their traditional food stalls. Delhites got a chance to enjoy some delicious food. Nov 22, 2013

AAP will file criminal defamation case against MediaSarkar: Yogendra Yadav

New Delhi, Nov 22 (ANI): Hitting back at the news portal MediaSarkar, which had conducted a sting operation on AAP candidates, AAP member Yogender Yadav on Friday said that the party would file a defamation case against the news website. Talking to mediapersons in New Delhi, he also said that relevant portions in the CD were edited out. Nov 22, 2013

Kapil Sibal criticizes Narendra Modi and MP government

Bhopal, Nov 22 (ANI): Law Minister Kapil Sibal on Friday took a jibe at BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, and also slammed the incumbent BJP government in Madhya Pradesh for the poor growth index in the state. Addressing mediapersons in Bhopal, Sibal said that Modi is only interested in bashing the Congress party, rather than focusing on issues of development. Talking about the Madhya Pradesh government, Sibal slammed incumbent chief minister, Shivraj Singh Chouhan for the lack of development in the central state. Nov 22, 2013