Specially abled take part in marathon for inclusion and equality for all in New Delhi

New Delhi, Feb 9 (ANI): Around 2000 runners including persons with disabilities and active citizens, sportspersons and social media assembled at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in New Delhi on Sunday to run together to promote the value of inclusion and spirit of active citizenship. The purpose of the marathon is to create mass awareness and sensitize general Feb 9, 2014

BJP hits back at Congress over RSS ideology remark, tells to focus on core issues affecting nation

New Delhi, Feb 9 (ANI): Reacting on Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi’s statement and Congress leader Shakeel Ahmad’s tweet that Narendra Modi represents RSS ideology which had killed Mahatma Gandhi, BJP Leader Kirti Azad on Sunday said that the Congress should rather focus on core issues affecting the nation. He further said that the Congress needs to answer the question of price rise and other issues affecting nation. Feb 9, 2014

Investment is key to Indias goal of becoming global education superpower: Kofi Annan

Bangalore, Feb 9 (ANI): Nobel laureate and former United Nations Secretary General, Kofi Annan, said that investment is necessary for India’s economic growth and for it to become a global education superpower. Annan was speaking at a ceremony of Infosys Science Awards in Bangalore and felicitated seven winners for excellence in their field. During his address, Annan also stressed on a number of issues ranging from India’s brain drain to providing them opportunities in the country. He further stated that scientific innovation is underway in India in the form of information technology. Infosys' founder and chairman N.R. Narayana Murthy and other officials were also present during the event. Feb 9, 2014

Cultural festival brings together indigenous tribes in Imphal

Manipur, Feb 09 (ANI): Artists from different tribes of Manipur showcased their rich culture at the 3rd State Level Tribal Cultural Festival held at the tribal Research Institute auditorium in Chingmeirong. The three-day-long event, themed "Culture for Peace and harmony", was organized by the Tribal Research Institute under the aegis of the Government of Manipur and the Ministry of Tribal affairs, Government of India. The festival aimed at bringing different tribes on one platform to provide them a chance to showcase their culture and interact with each other. Feb 9, 2014

Goa rejuvenates with wine festival "Grape Escapade 2014"

Panaji, Feb 09 (ANI): Goa tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) held its annual wine festival "Grape Escapade 2014" at Campal grounds on the outskirts of Goa's capital city Panaji. The festival was inaugurated by state Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar. There were various wines of different brands available at different stall in the festival. Managers of wine companies were also present at the festival to promote their brands. Miniature Models of wine bottles on display, musical concerts, food stalls and barbeques in the beautiful city of Goa attracted a lot of tourists from all around the world. Feb 9, 2014

Besieged civilians in Syria's Homs receive UN aid

The United Nations was poised to deliver aid to desperate civilians besieged in rebel-held areas of Syria's third city Homs on Saturday on the second day of a humanitarian truce. Duration: 00:42 Feb 8, 2014

Fans enjoy first full day in Sochi Olympic park

The Sochi Olympic park hosted its first full day of competition on Saturday. Under bright sunshine, fans got their first taste of the park, and enjoyed some eclectic cultural performances. Duration: 00:52 Feb 8, 2014

France's south-western coast fights the ocean

Climate change and heavy storms are contributing to erosion on France's Atlantic coast, where hard-hit areas see the ocean reclaim 3 to 5 meters of land every year. Duration: 01:58 Feb 8, 2014

Parineeti & Siddharths chemistry in Hasee Toh Phasee takes audience on fun ride

Mumbai, Feb 8 (ANI): Bollywood’s latest rom com 'Hasee Toh Phasee' hitting theatres with its lead pair Siddharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra’s fresh-mint on-screen chemistry with combination of unusual elements, sparkling humour and witty repartee, despite a few bumps along the way, takes audiences on a fun ride. Feb 8, 2014

Bosnian protesters set presidential office alight

Protesters outraged over Bosnia's devastated economy set fire to a government building and a presidential office in Sarajevo, just hours after storming another in northeastern Tuzla. Duration: 00:33 Feb 8, 2014

Descendant of Gordon of Khartoum returns to Sudan

Descendant of General Charles Gordon, Englishman Robert Gordon visited Khartoum on Friday where his ancestor was killed 129 years earlier by the forces of an Islamic reformer known as "the Mahdi". Duration: 00:26 Feb 8, 2014