I am not an 'outsider': Arun Jaitley

Amritsar, Mar 23 (ANI): BJP candidate from Amritsar Arun Jaitley denied accusations put by the state Congress candidate Captain Amarinder Singh calling Jaitley an 'outsider' in the city. Jaitley justified his relation with the place saying that he has ancestral roots in Amritsar, so he can not be termed as an 'outsider' or 'pseudo' Punjabi. Jaitley questioned the Congress leader and former Punjab CM through his blog as to which state in India does Congress President Sonia Gandhi belong. Mar 23, 2014

BJP over revolt in the party by Jaswant Singh

New Delhi, Mar 23 (ANI): Reacting over the recent revolt in the BJP by senior leader Jaswant Singh, party leaders Mukhtar Abbas Naqv i and Sudhanshu Trivedi said that their senior leader has been and will always be given due respect. Naqvi justified his party's decision saying that some decisions may not be suitable from the point of view of an individual but overall they are for the betterment of the party. Talking over the statements given by Jaswant Singh earlier in the day, Naqvi said that Singh might be hurt but currently national interests should be catered for. Mar 23, 2014

Maoists blast school building in Jharkhand

Giridih, Mar 23 (ANI): Maoists in Jharkhand blasted a school building on Saturday creating panic among locals ahead of upcoming general elections. Maoists also pasted some pamphlets on walls of nearby houses that described boycotting general elections, starting next month. The elections will be held in nine stages from April 7 to May 12. Mar 23, 2014

Police arrest Maoist in Jharkhand, defuse landmine in WB

Lohardaga /Jhargram, Mar 23 (ANI): Acting on a tip-off Police arrested a Maoist and recovered money in Lohardaga district of Jharkhand. The hotbeds of Maoists in the state are under tight security blanket, as India, the world's largest democracy, will hold its general election in nine stages from between April 7 to May 12. A landmine and a country made pistol were recovered by Jhargram police under Bansipol Bridge on Chakulia-Jhargram road of Jamboni police station area. Later Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) bomb disposal squad was called to defuse the mine. Mar 23, 2014

Narendra Modi has taken over BJP: Sibal over revolt by Jaswant Singh

New Delhi, March 23 (ANI): Reacting over the recent revolt in the BJP by senior leader Jaswant Singh, Congress leader and Union law minister Kapil Sibal said that this was an expected outcome of nominating Narendra Modi as a PM candidate. He slammed Modi saying that ‘NaMo’ has taken over the entire BJP and senior leaders are now being sidelined. He added that Modi is mistaken if he thinks that he can become the Prime Minister of the country. Mar 23, 2014

Mayawati demands special package for backward states

Ranchi, March 23 (ANI): BSP Chief Mayawati, said that people of Jharkhand should vote for a party which brings development in their state, raising the demand for special package for the backward region. Addressing a rally in Ranchi Mayawati said people of Jharkhand were as responsible as parties for the backwardness in the region. Mar 23, 2014

Not a furnishing, chair or table that BJP can 'adjust' me at their convenience: Jaswant Singh

Jodhpur, March 23 (ANI): Miffed senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jaswant Singh on Sunday said that he is not a furnishing table or chair that the party will keep on changing his place according to their suitability. Singh, who currently represents Darjeeling in the Lok Sabha, also announced that he will file his nomination papers for Lok Sabha polls from Barmer on Monday. The Central Election Committee of the BJP decided on Friday not to give in to veteran leader Jaswant Singh's demand/request to grant him a ticket to contest the general elections from Rajasthan's Barmer District. Mar 23, 2014

I will not join Congress: Jaswant Singh

Jodhpur, March 23 (ANI): Senior BJP leader Jaswant Singh on Sunday rejected reports of joining the Congress party and said that the party has not approached him. Singh also announced that he will file his nomination papers for Lok Sabha polls from Barmer on Monday. Mar 23, 2014

Authorities hold 'voter awareness campaign' in Jharkhand

Latehar, Mar 23 (ANI): The district administration in India's red rebel hotbed of Jharkhand recently organized a voter awareness campaign, ahead of the next month's general elections. The participants were seen wearing t-shirts reading "Vote for Latehar" and mostly girls from government schools participated in the rally. Mar 23, 2014

Turkish opposition prepare for Ankara mayor vote

As the Turkish capital prepares to vote for a new mayor on 30 March, the candidate for the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) Mansur YavaÅŸ has been working hard to convince people he is the man for the job. Duration: 01:05 Mar 23, 2014

Polish marathoner runner travel 2000Km for Pope's cannonisation

To celebrate the canonization of Pope John Paul II on the 27th of April, 42-year-old marathon runner Piotr Kurylo will run more than 2000 Km - 70 Km each day on average - from his native village in the North of Poland to Rome. Duration: 01:05 Mar 23, 2014

Preparations for the 16th Lok Sabha elections begin in the Northeast

Tripura, Mar 22 (ANI): From 7th April, people across the country will exercise their voting right to choose their representatives in the 16th general elections. Within 9 polling days, an expected 81.4 crore people will cast their votes in 543 parliamentary constituencies. In the Northeast, the state election commissions have started taking measures to ensure safe and fair polling. Mar 22, 2014

Crimea celebrates Russia union

People gathered to dance and sing on Friday night across Crimea to celebrate its union with Russia. Duration: 00:54 Mar 22, 2014