Decision to induct Sabir Ali in BJP must be reversed: Balbir Punj

New Delhi, Mar 29 (ANI): The BJP faced another crisis of sorts within its ranks when senior party leader Balbir Punj also opposed the induction of expelled Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader Sabir Ali into the party. Earlier on Friday, BJP vice-president Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi had also demanded de-induction on grounds that he has been named as one of the alleged accused in the murder of music mogul Gulshan Kumar and was a friend of Indian Mujahideen Chief Yasin Bhatkal. Mar 29, 2014

Unfortunately Pakistan becomes an "election issue" in India: Pak Foreign Office spokesperson

Pakistan/ Netherlands, Mar 29 (ANI): Pakistan sees accusations made by Indian prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi about the neighboring country, as part of an election issue in India, Pakistan's Foreign Office has said. Responding to a question regarding Modi's statement that Pakistan-backed terrorists carried out activities in Kashmir including the one in September 2013 in which several soldiers and civilians were killed, Foreign Office spokeswoman Tasnim Aslam shrugged off the allegations as an election gimmick. Mar 29, 2014

In Antarctica, a town that thrives despite the shivers

Antarctica is home to a few hardy souls who endure -40 degree Celsius winters. In Las Estrellas town, the snow and glacial wind doesn’t keep its 64 inhabitants from having a bank, a school and occasional visitors. Duration: 02:09 Mar 29, 2014

Putin praises Russian armed forces over Crimea takeover

President Vladimir Putin on Friday congratulated the Russian armed forces for their role in the takeover by Moscow of Crimea from Ukraine, saying they had shown the new capacities of the Russian army. Duration: 00:45 Mar 29, 2014

Angelina Jolie calls for an end to sexual violence

Hollywood star Angelina Jolie on Friday paid respect to victims of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre after urging the international community to stop the use of sexual violence as a war weapon. Duration: 00:39 Mar 29, 2014

Istanbul residents prepare for key mayoral vote Sunday

Istanbul residents head to the polls Sunday in Turkey's municipal elections. The city of Istanbul is considered reflective of the country's feeling about Turkey's ruling AKP party, and has been the scene of a fierce election campaign. Duration: 01:16 Mar 29, 2014