Second phase of global Islamic congregation concludes in Bangladesh

Dhaka, Feb 3 (ANI): Thousands of Muslims sought peace, forgiveness and blessings for mankind as the second phase of this year's Bishwa Ijtema (world congregation) concluded in Bangladesh, following the final prayer on the bank of the River Turag. Indian religious scholar Maulana Zubairul Hasan led the 20-minute prayer session at the Ijtema, which saw a huge participation of Muslims across the globe, on the bank of river Turag in Tongi near Dhaka. Feb 3, 2014

Post-ceasefire fighting leaves Mathiang littered with bodies

Sudan People's Liberation Army (SPLA) soldiers survey the area around their base in Mathiang near Bor, where fighting since the ceasefire has left the area littered with bodies, which the SPLA claim are rebel fighters. Duration: 01:21 Feb 2, 2014

Iran says making progress on nuclear issue

US Secretary of State John Kerry told his Iranian counterpart Sunday that both sides needed to negotiate in good faith to resolve Western fears and doubts over Iran's contested nuclear programme. Duration: 00:51 Feb 2, 2014

Binny, Shoaib Iqbal give 48 hours ultimatum to AAP

New Delhi, Feb 02 (ANI): Creating another trouble for Aam Aadmi Party, JD (U) leader Shoaib Iqbal and former AAP leader Vinod Kumar Binny on Sunday gave 48 hour ultimatum to the party to fulfill their demands. Iqbal said that if party fails to fulfill them, then JD (U) will pull out support from AAP. Further, Binny said that Delhi government doesn't seem like in a mood to run the government. Feb 2, 2014

Youth slaps Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda

Panipat, Feb 02 (ANI): A youth slapped Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, who was riding an open jeep during a Congress road show, in full public view in Panipat on Sunday evening and was taken into custody immediately. The chief minister had gone to Panipat, to inaugurate and lay foundation stone of various projects. As Hooda's Maruti Gypsy was making its way through the crowded places, a youth identified as Kamal Mukhija broke the security ring and slapped the chief minister. Feb 2, 2014

Indonesia volcano eruption kills at least 15

Fourteen people, including four schoolchildren, were killed Saturday after they were engulfed in scorching ash clouds spat out by Indonesia's Mount Sinabung in its biggest eruption in recent days. Duration: 00:33 Feb 2, 2014

Bach predicts 'excellent' Sochi Olympics

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Back says the Winter Olympics in Sochi will be "excellent" at the opening session of the IOC executive board meeting. Duration: 00:53 Feb 2, 2014

Narendra Modi has no idea about UP, considers himself master of Gujarat: SP

Lucknow, Feb 02 (ANI): Reacting at Narendra Modi’s Meerut rally on Sunday, Samajwadi Party leader Rajendra Chaudhary said that Modi has no idea and knowledge about Uttar Pradesh and considers himself as the master of Gujarat. He said that SP and Mulayam Singh Yadav has always worked for the welfare of poor and farmers in the state. Chaudhary also said that unlike Gujarat riot which took place under Modi’s rule, SP government works equally for the welfare of all religion and with brotherhood. Feb 2, 2014

Politicos target Narendra Modi, call him liar

New Delhi, Feb 2 (ANI): Politicos took a dig at BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Sunday following his Meerut rally. CPI Leader Atul Anjan said that Modi‘s speeches on Gujarat’s development are all lies. Meanwhile, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Rajeev Shukla taking a dig at Modi said that everyone knows who spreads poison in the society and added that he just wants to target the Gandhi family. Feb 2, 2014

PM participates in bicentenary celebrations of first Indian museum

Kolkata, Feb 2 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday participated in bicentenary celebrations of the first museum in the country. West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, and others were present during the event. India’s first museum was established by British rulers in Kolkata in 1814 to showcase arts, artefacts and culture. Feb 2, 2014