Ahmed Patel says, Congress ready to support 'secular' front; politicos react

New Delhi, April 29 (ANI): A day after key Sonia aide Ahmed Patel stated that the Congress may consider dropping its claim to lead the next 'secular' coalition at the Centre and lend support to a non-BJP front in order to deny Narendra Modi the prime ministership, politicos gave mixed reaction. While the Congress restated that it is ready to support any secular power, the BJP said that the Congress has already admitted its defeat therefore it is looking for support. Apr 29, 2014

Maoists kill three in red corridor of Odisha

Malkangiri, Apr 29 (ANI): Maoists killed three persons in two villages in Mathili police jurisdiction of the Maoist-hit Malkangiri district of Odisha. The Assistant Superintendent of Police of Malkangiri, Siva Subramaniam, informed that around thirty to forty Maoists gunned down the villagers and warned that in response to the attacks, combing operations would be intensified in the area. Apr 29, 2014

Ceasefire violation by Pakistan creates panic in border villages of Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir, Apr 29 (ANI): Repeated ceasefire violations along the border villages of Rajouri district in Kashmir created panic among villagers who flee from hearth and home, disrupting their normal routine lives. According to the villagers, there was indiscriminate firing from across the border in the early hours of the morning when most of the children were getting ready or leaving for school and the working members were preparing for the day. Apr 29, 2014

Minor fire breaks out at Prime Minister's Office in New Delhi

New Delhi, April 29 (ANI): A minor fire broke out at Prime Minister's Office in New Delhi in the wee hours of Tuesday due to an electrical short circuit. Smoke emanated from one of the lower floors after which six fire tenders were rushed to the spot immediately. Meanwhile, an officer from fire department confirmed the situation was brought under control without any loss to life or property. The fire department was informed around 6:30 a.m. and the fire was doused by 7 a.m. Apr 29, 2014

PM deserves gold medal for price rise: Nitin Gadkari

Varanasi, Apr 29 (ANI): Taking a dig at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress chief, Sonia Gandhi, senior BJP leader Nitin Gadkari has said that they should get a gold medal, if there is an Olympic event for price-rise. Addressing an election rally in the temple town of Varanasi, Gadkari blamed the Congress party for headline inflation. Apr 29, 2014

Microalgae next boom industry in New Caledonia's Pacific waters?

A microalgae industry which makes the most of New Caledonia's warm, sunny weather, could be the next big thing for the French territory's economy, if a team of government-funded young scientists can find the right species to thrive. Duration: 01:53 Apr 29, 2014

Australia's illicit drugs trade at an all-time high

Australia's illicit drugs trade, led by cannabis and crystal meth, is at an all-time high with nearly 20 tonnes of narcotics seized last year and a record number of arrests, a government report says (Duration 00:48) Apr 29, 2014

Several wounded as pro-Moscow militants attack Ukraine rally

Fourteen people are wounded when pro-Russian militants wielding baseball bats, iron bars and knives attacked a rally for national unity in the east Ukrainian city of Donetsk, according to journalists and local authorities. Duration: 00:55 Apr 29, 2014

Pakistani serial killer of gay men appears in court

A Pakistani paramedic appeared in court on Monday over the brutal murders of three men. Muhammed Ejaz confessed to the killings, saying he exposed the "evils" of homosexuality, while police insist he had sex with his victims first. Duration: 01:00 Apr 29, 2014

Opposition grows to David Beckham's Miami stadium

David Beckham is facing a challenge as demanding as any goalkeeper he's ever faced: overcoming opposition to his plans for a Miami stadium to serve as home to his new team. Duration: 01:56 Apr 29, 2014