Photographer wounded in French newspaper shooting

A man with a shotgun stormed the Paris offices of the left-wing French daily Libération Monday morning, wounding a photographer. The shooting comes three days after a similar event at the headquarters of news channel BFMTV. Duration: 01:16 Nov 18, 2013

Merkel demands explanation over 'grave' US spy claims

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Monday for answers over "grave" US spying accusations which, she said in a speech to parliament, were testing transatlantic ties, including fledging trade talks. Duration: 00:39 Nov 18, 2013

Kerry says two century US LatAm policy over

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday declared that a nearly 200-year-old policy which had governed Washington's relations with Latin America was finally dead. Duration: 01:22 Nov 18, 2013

Ashok Gehlot releases Congress manifesto in Rajasthan

Jaipur, Nov 17 (ANI): Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot along with other leaders released the Congress manifesto in Rajasthan on Sunday. Dedicating the manifesto to the people of the state, Gehlot said that his party aims to provide strong houses to the people. Gehlot also mentioned about the employment initiatives taken so far and the various scopes ahead. The state elections are dated to be held on December 1. Nov 17, 2013

Visakhapatnam walks to spread breast cancer awareness

Visakhapatnam, Nov 17 (ANI): Visakhapatnam walked for spreading awareness on breast cancer and the importance of its early detection. The two-kilometre-long ‘Pink Ribbon Walk’ was organized by a state government’s organization on Sunday. Junior Trade Minister, D. Purandeswari, who flagged off the walk said that the country needs to do much more to curb and spread more awareness about breast cancer. Breast cancer, commonest cancer in urban India, accounts for about 30 percent of all cancers in women and around one-lakh cases of breast cancer are detected in India, every year. Doctors advice regular check-ups and at-home-check-for-breast-cancer to detect any signs of lumps. Nov 17, 2013

Devout Sikhs throng Golden Temple on Guru Nanak's birth anniversary

New Delhi/Amritsar, Nov 17 (ANI): Sikh devotees revelled in the festive spirit as they congregated at the Golden Temple in Amritsar on Sunday to mark the celebrations of the 545-birth anniversary of the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak Dev. Golden Temple, also known as Harminder Sahib, the most important Sikh shrine in the world was illuminated with colourful lights on this occasion. The 'Jalao' was displayed which included the display of precious jewellery and articles, ornamental pieces studded with precious stones, diamonds, jewels, pearls, and bejewelled canopy. Every year, thousands of Sikh devotees from across the world throng the revered shrine, the Golden Temple and take holy dip on the occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti. Nov 17, 2013

Rajeev Shukla on Jairam Rameshs statement on Rahul Gandhi

Kanpur, Nov 17 (ANI): The Congress on Sunday claimed that Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh had only opined that the statement made by Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi shouldn't have been made the way it was made. Ramesh had agreed that Rahul should apologize for his remarks on ISI getting in touch with Muzaffarnagar riot-hit youth. However, he had also said that Rahul is secular to the core and that no one can doubt his credentials in the matter. Nov 17, 2013

We respect Vajpayee, but crores of people want Bharat Ratna for Sachin: Congress

Bhopal, Nov 17 (ANI): After the BJP accused the Congress for doing politics even on Bharat Ratna by not giving it to former prime minister AB Vajpayee but to Sachin Tendulkar, the Congress said that it was the wish of crores of people of the country. Congress leader Harish Rawat thanked PMO for listening to those millions of people. Nov 17, 2013

Devotees take holy dip in sacred rivers to celebrate 'Kartik Purnima'

Uttar Pradesh, Nov 17 (ANI): Devotees braved the chill and thronged the banks of rivers Ganges and Yamuna in Garhmukteshwar, Ayodhya and Allahabad towns, to take holy dip celebrating 'Kartik Purnima'. Devotees in large numbers converged on the banks of Sangam, the confluence of river Ganga, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati to take a holy dip in Allahabad city of Uttar Pradesh. On the eve of 'Kartik Purnima', the pilgrims camp by the riverside and decorate the entire riverbank with earthen lamps. A devotee from Garhmukteshwar, Kishan Kumar said that bathing in the sacred river helps in washing away their sins. Nov 17, 2013

Sheila Dikshit has transformed Delhi: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi, Nov 17 (ANI): While addressing his second election rally in Delhi, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said that state Chief Minister, Sheila Dikshit had transformed the state with her fine work. Nov 17, 2013

Hefazat-e-Islam using Madarsa youth for political gains: Shahriar Kabir

New Delhi, Nov 17 (ANI): Hefazat-e-Islam, backed by the Jamaat-e-Islami claimed that 3000 of their people were killed during its rally on May 5-6. The people's inquiry commission of the Nirmul committee has released a white paper on the same and said that the claims are completely false and baseless. Shahriar Kabir, who is also a part of the People's inquiry commission said that the violence mainly comprise of people from Madarsas and that the rally was a reply to the Shahbag square uprising, conducted to inflict justice to the victims of 1971 liberation war. Nov 17, 2013

UPA hampered future of youths in IT profession: Narendra Modi

Bangalore, Nov 17 (ANI): BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed people at a rally in Bangalore at the Palace Grounds. Modi said that during the tenure of Atal Behari Vajpayee, IT profession, software growth was 40 per cent, however, after the formation of UPA I the country came down to 30 per cent. The losses reflected on the future of youths in the IT profession. Nov 17, 2013

Modi attacks UPA over falling economy, says money is in ICU

Bangalore, Nov 17 (ANI): Assailing the Congress government, BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi said that the nation’s economic condition is in shambles. Modi said that the value of money is decreasing and it looks as if the money is in ICU. Nov 17, 2013