People celebrate holi with religious fervour in India

Ujjain, Mar 17 (ANI): The festival of colours, Holi, was celebrated with religious fervor and grandeur at the famous Hindu Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlingatemple in Ujjain city of Madhya Pradesh. Devotees from various parts of the country thronged to the temple to witness the rituals and drench with others in the spirit of Holi. Mar 17, 2014

Security personnel destroy Maoist camp in Odisha, recover arms and ammunition

Odisha, Mar 17 (ANI): Indian paramilitary, Border Security Force (BSF), along with police destroyed a Maoist camp in Odisha along Chhattisgarh border and seized a huge cache of arms and ammunition, during a joint combing operation. Inspector General (IG), BSF, Yeswant Kumar Jethwa, revealed that during the joint combing operation by the local police, BSF, District Voluntary Force (DVF) and Special Operation Group (SOG), a large-sized Maoist camp has been destroyed. Mar 17, 2014

Kiran Kumar Reddy unveils footwear as election symbol

Visakhapatnam, Mar 17 (ANI): Jai Samaikyandhra Party Chief, N Kiran Kumar Reddy unveiled 'footwear' as the logo of his newly formed party in Visakhapatnam. Former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Reddy, on March 06, had floated a new party to protest the bifurcation of state for creation of new state, Telangana. Mar 17, 2014

Narendra Modi does not need certificate from WikiLeaks: BJP

New Delhi, Mar 17 (ANI): After WikiLeaks clarified that the US diplomatic cables released by it in 2011 never described Modi as "incorruptible" or "the lone honest Indian politician", BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Monday said that Narendra Modi did not need a certificate from Julian Assange or Wikileaks for winning the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. Mar 17, 2014

Kejriwal hits out at Congress over corruption

Bangalore, Mar 17 (ANI): AAP Chief, Arvind Kejriwal, attacked ruling Congress during a public rally in Bangalore. The former Delhi CM took a dig at Congress, saying that corruption grew during its regime. Kejriwal said people in the entire country were fed up of political parties as leaders indulged in corrupt practices. Mar 17, 2014

Ramdev's clarification on Modi is in hurry for top job remark

Nagpur, March 17 (ANI): Yoga guru Baba Ramdev, on Monday clarified that he never said that BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is in hurry for the PM post. Talking to mediapersons in Nagpur, he said that he keeps record of everything he says to media and such news is created to tarnish the image of Modi. Mar 17, 2014

AAP supporters cheer as Kejriwal hints at contesting against Modi

New Delhi/ Varanasi/ Bangalore, Mar 17 (ANI): Supporters of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) celebrated as party chief Arvind Kejriwal hinted at a possibility of contesting elections against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi from Varanasi. While addressing a rally in Bangalore, Kejriwal said he will visit Varanasi on March 23 to know the wishes of the people and then take a decision. Mar 17, 2014

Crimea votes to join Russia

Crimeans voted overwhelmingly Sunday to join former political master Russia as tensions soared in the east of the splintered ex-Soviet nation, the epicentre of the worst East-West crisis since the Cold War. Duration: 02:47 Mar 17, 2014

Paris partial car ban is too little, too late, campaigner

Paris launches alternate driving days for the first time in nearly 20 years to tackle pollution amid controversy on whether the ban is warranted or will yield results. But campaigners slam the measures as too little too late. Duration: 00:55 Mar 17, 2014

BJP wishes happy holi to the people of nation

New Delhi, March 17 (ANI): The BJP on Monday greeted nation on the occasion of Holi. Party President Rajnath Singh and leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi extended their greetings to people of the country on the occasion. Meanwhile, people from all walks of life - irrespective of caste, colour or creed are celebrating the colourful festival. Mar 17, 2014

International inspections reveal safety gaps in Bangladesh garment factories

New Delhi, March 17 (ANI): Almost a year after the fatal garment factory collapse at Rana Plaza in Dhaka, where more than 1,100 died, a new survey after international inspections has discovered that the majority of factories in the country still need to considerably improve conditions for workers. The garment industry has been a huge factor in the economic growth of Bangladesh and for its fast developing economy. However, the Rana Plaza tragedy 2013 and the Tazreen factory fire in 2012 brought the working and safety conditions of the industry into spotlight. As a result, stunned European makers got together and signed an accord. It said that retailers who signed up are committed to the goal of a safe and sustainable Bangladeshi Readymade Garment industry. However, inspections of 10 garment factories revealed little changes. Clogged ceilings, exposed wires, few fire alarms, jammed emergency exits and even an unauthorized helicopter pad were some of the discoveries for the survey team. Managing Director of a leading garments manufacturing company, Mohammadi Group, Rubana Huq, said that safety experts had began initial inspections in the garment factories in Bangladesh and that a helpful action plan needed to be followed genuinely. Mar 17, 2014