Police arrest Maoists in Jharkhand, recover arms and ammunition

Chaibasa, Feb 2 (ANI): Police in Jharkhand have arrested two hardcore Maoists and recovered arms and ammunition, during a search operation in the forests of Chakardarpur in Chaibasa district. A sub-zonal Maoist commander, Saluka Kayam, was arrested during the joint operation conducted by district police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). Feb 2, 2014

Narendra Modi to address rally in Meerut today

New Delhi, Feb 2 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will address a rally in Meerut today. The security has been stepped up in view of the communal riots in Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh last year. A number of police personnel have been deployed. Besides bomb disposal squads, metal detectors have been set up to secure Modi's rally. Feb 2, 2014

Police in Jharkhand arrest two Maoists

Gumla, Feb 2 (ANI): The police in Gumla district of Jharkhand have arrested two men for having connections with the People’s Liberation Front of India (PLFI), a Maoist outfit. Speaking to the mediaperson, the superintendent of police, Rakesh Bansal, said that the accused were planning a burglary and following a tip-off, they were arrested. The men, who are in their youth, were arrested on charges of being couriers to other Maoists in the area. Maoists are rebels who try to sink deep roots and form links after decades of neglect. The Maoists, who say they are fighting for the rights of the poor and landless, control some of India's mineral-rich areas and operate in large swathes of the eastern, central and southern countryside. Feb 2, 2014

BJP criticizes Sonia Gandhi's Gulbarga speech

New Delhi/ Pune, Feb 2 (ANI): The BJP on Sunday criticized Congress President Sonia Gandhi after she accused the BJP's prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi of practicing divisive politics by "sowing seeds of poison" (zeher ki kheti) and instigating violence. Feb 2, 2014

Impasse over cross border trade is 'unfortunate': Omar Abdullah

Jammu and Kashmir, Feb 2 (ANI): Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has said that the deadlock in cross border trade with Pakistan, after Indian authorities seized contraband had escalated to ministerial level talks, terming Pakistan's continuous support to the alleged drug smuggler as 'unfortunate'. Abdullah denounced Pakistan's stance on the issue and said a criminal should not be supported by any nation. Feb 2, 2014

African nations pledge cash for C.Africa on the brink

Violence in Central African Republic could tear the country apart and destabilise the region, officials warned on Saturday as African countries raised cash for a peacekeeping force in the strife-torn country. Duration: 01:01 Feb 1, 2014

US, EU slug it out with Russia over Ukraine protests

In an address to the annual strategic and defence conference in Germany, US Secretary of State John Kerry said that he sees "a disturbing trend in too many parts of central and eastern Europe, and the Balkans." Duration: 01:35 Feb 1, 2014

Tata Nano, other Indian cars fail crash tests

The Tata Nano, billed as the world's cheapest car, and a host of other top-selling small models from India, fail their first independent crash tests. Duration: 01:38 Feb 1, 2014

Survivors remember Rwanda massacre ahead of Simbikangwa trial

By Kesho hill, where more than 1,400 Tutsis were killed during the Rwandan genocide, those who escaped with their lives remember Pascal Simbikangwa, a man who will face trial in France next week accused of involvement in the massacre. Duration: 01:10 Feb 1, 2014

Harish Rawat swears-in as Uttarakhands Chief Minister

Dehradun, Feb 1 (ANI): Harish Rawat on Saturday took oath as the new Chief Minister of Uttarakhand in Dehradun. Rawat sworn in to abide by the duties and responsibilities of Uttarakhand’s Chief Minister and to keep the secrecy of the same maintained. Feb 1, 2014

Harish Rawat named as new Uttarakhand CM

Dehradun, Feb 1 (ANI): Senior Congress Leader Janardan Dwivedi on Saturday announced the name of Senior Congress leader Harish Rawat as the new Chief Minister of Uttarakhand. Rawat has replaced Vijay Bahuguna after Bahuguna resigned from his post on Friday. Dwivedi also said that Congress President Sonia Gandhi selected Harish Rawat as new CM of the state. Feb 1, 2014