Ukraine says it has recaptured the airport in Donetsk

Ukraine says it has recaptured the airport in the eastern city of Donetsk after a day of air strikes and fierce gun battles with pro-Moscow separatist militants that left dozens of people dead. Duration:00:59 May 28, 2014

Venkaiah Naidu takes charge as Urban Development minister

New Delhi, May 28 (ANI): Senior BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu took charge as the country’s Urban Development minister on Wednesday. After taking charge he said that by 2020 everyone should have a 'pucca' house which is very difficult but not impossible. He also said that focus will be there to develop 100 new smart cities which is the dream of PM Narendra Modi. Twin city and infrastructure for satellite towns will also be the focus. He added that cleanliness and sanitation will be given priority focus. May 28, 2014

Omar, Mufti fume over Jitendra Singh for Article 370 debate remark

New Delhi, May 28 (ANI): J&K chief minister Omar Abdullah and Peoples Democratic Party Chief Mehbooba Mufti have slammed junior minister in Prime Minister’s Office, Jitendra Singh, over his remark on Article 370, which provides special autonomous status to Jammu and Kashmir. After taking charge, Singh on the very first day stirred controversy, saying that Kashmir has lost more than gained due to Article 370. The remark drew sharp reactions with Abdullah saying that Article 370 was the only constitutional link between J&K and rest of India. Abdullah tweeted, “long after Modi government is a distant memory, either J&K won’t be part of India or Art 370 will still exist.” Meanwhile, Mufti said no one could challenge the article as it was included in the Indian constitution. May 28, 2014

Student union demands governors rule in Guwahati

Guwahati, May 28 (ANI): The All Bodoland Minority Students Union (ABMSU) in Assam state took to streets and demanded governor's rule in the areas hit by violence between indigenous tribesmen and settlers, which left 47 people dead and tens of thousands homeless. Around 31 Muslims were gunned down in three days of what police said were attacks by tribal militants who resent the presence of immigrants from neighbouring Bangladesh. President of the students union, Sahabuddil Ali Ahmed, urged Assam as well as the central government to seize illegal arms in Bodoland Territorial Areas District (BTAD) areas. May 28, 2014

Imran Khan appeals to Pak army chief for revival of dialogue with Taliban

South Waziristan, May 28 (ANI): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief, Imran Khan has appealed to the country’s army chief not to carry out any military operation in Waziristan and to revive peace talks with the Taliban . Last week, Pakistani forces launched rare air strikes against Taliban militants holed up in the remote, tribal belt near the Afghan border after several rounds of government-led talks aimed at ending an insurgency in the remote region failed. Although the government has said no decision for a full scale military operation in North Waziristan has been taken, on May 22, the military backed that up with the first major ground offensive against the Taliban. Imran Khan said the military offensive was turning the patriotic residents of Waziristan against their country. May 28, 2014

Amway India chief's bail plea hearing today

Kurnool, May 28 (ANI): A Kurnool district court will hear the bail petition of Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the direct selling company, Amway India, William S Pinckney today. The Andhra Pradesh police had arrested Pinckney from Gurgaon on Monday for alleged cheating and embezzlement of funds. He has been remanded to jail in Kurnool town of Andhra Pradesh till June 07. This is the second time Pinckney has been arrested. He was arrested by the Kerala police last year along with two company directors for alleged financial irregularities. May 28, 2014

Arvind Kejriwal walks out of jail

New Delhi, May 28 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party chief, Arvind Kejriwal, was released on Tuesday after he submitted personal bail bond in the defamation case, filed by BJP leader Nitin Gadkari. Gadkari, had filed a defamation case on February 18, after Kejriwal called him as one of the most corrupt leaders in his list of 'India's most corrupt'. AAP leader, Harvinder Singh Phoolka, said the court issued a notice and asked Kejriwal to come out of jail, which he agreed and signed the personal bond till July 31. Earlier, a New Delhi court had ordered judicial custody for Kejriwal on May 21 after he refused to furnish the bond of Rs. 10,000 in the defamation case. May 28, 2014

EU leaders seek answers after eurosceptic 'quake'

EU leaders gathered on Tuesday to thrash out a joint response to a dismal European vote that saw dramatic gains by radical anti-establishment parties, with Britain, Germany and France calling for EU reforms. Duration: 00:47 May 28, 2014