Modi arrives in Varanasi, pays tribute to Madan Mohan Malviya

Varanasi, Apr 24 (ANI): BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi arrived in Varanasi on Thursday to file his nomination for contesting elections and paid tribute to Madan Mohan Malviya. Modi is facing electoral challenges from Arvind Kejriwal of the Aam Aadmi Party, Ajai Rai of the Congress and candidates of the Bahujan Samaj Party, the Samajwadi Party and Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress. Apr 24, 2014

Arvind Kejriwal questions Narendra Modi over attack on Somnath Bharti

Varanasi, April 24 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party Chief Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday questioned BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi if he is going to bring the culture of violence in case he comes to power, a day after AAP leader Somnath Bharti was allegedly attacked by BJP workers in Varanasi. Kejriwal, who filed his nomination on Wednesday from Varanasi constituency, claimed that the police failed to take appropriate action against the culprits. He also added that the BJP is rattled by the huge support of the people of Varanasi received by AAP. Apr 24, 2014

6th phase of LS Polls 2014: Political heavyweights cast their vote

Chennai/ Saifai/Puducherry/Mumbai, April 24 (ANI): Polling is underway for the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections. Voting is taking place for 117 constituencies spread over 11 states and one union territory. Political bigwigs like Kanimozhi, J Jayalalitha, Rahul Mahajan, Poonam Mahajan, V Narayanasamy and Priya Dutt went to cast their votes in the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections on Thursday. Apr 24, 2014

LS Polls: Bollywood celebrities cast vote

Mumbai, April 24 (ANI): Bollywood celebrities in Mumbai came out to vote for the 16th Lok Sabha polls on Thursday. Among those who cast their votes were, Aamir Khan, Dharmendra, Sonam Kapoor, Sunny Deol and Vidya Balan. Polling began at 7 AM for the third and final phase of the Lok Sabha elections in Maharashtra, where 338 candidates are testing electoral waters in 19 Lok Sabha seats. Apr 24, 2014

Akhilesh casts vote, says confident about SP getting maximum seats in UP

Saifai, April 24 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday cast his vote from Saifai in Etawah district. He said that he was confident that the Samajwadi Party would get maximum number of seats in the state. Polling is underway for the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections. Voting is taking place for 117 constituencies spread over 11 states and one union territory. Apr 24, 2014

Polling for sixth phase for 117 LS seats begins amid tight security

Maharashtra/ Uttar Pradesh/ Madhya Pradesh, April 24 (ANI): Polling is underway for the sixth phase of th 16th Lok Sabha elections. Voting is taking place for 117 constituencies spread over 11 states and one union territory. These are - 39 seats in Tamil Nadu, 19 in Maharashtra, 12 in Uttar Pradesh, 10 in Madhya Pradesh, 7 each in Bihar and Chhattisgarh, 6 each in Assam and West Bengal, 5 in Rajasthan, 4 in Jharkhand and one each in Jammu and Kashmir and Union Territory of Puducherry. Voting commenced amid tight security at 7 a.m., and will end at 6 p.m. In Naxal-hit areas and Jammu and Kashmir, it is expected to end earlier. Apr 24, 2014

Modi to file nomination in Varanasi today

New Delhi, April 24 (ANI): BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will file his nomination for contesting elections from Varanasi on Thursday. Modi is expected to arrive in the city by chopper, which will land on a helipad inside the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) campus. He will garland a statue of university founder Madan Mohan Malaviya, before beginning a road show to the collectorate where he will file his papers. Apr 24, 2014

Imperial pomp starts Obama's Japan visit

Barack Obama inspects the guard at a pomp-filled ceremony with Emperor Akihito, kicking off the formal proceedings of the first state visit to Japan by a US president in nearly two decades, at a time of nervousness in Asia. Duration: 00:50 Apr 24, 2014

LS polls: Voting in ten constituencies of MP today

Madhya Pradesh, Apr 24 (ANI): Ten constituencies went to polls in the sixth phase of the nine phases of 16th Lok Sabha polls in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday. As many as 118 candidates are in the fray from the 10 LS seats, eight of which fall in Malwa-Nimar region. Of state's 29 LS constituencies, voting for 19 seats were completed in the first two rounds on April 10 and April 17. This round of polls is crucial for Congress as it had won six out of the 10 seats in 2009 parliamentary elections. BJP who is trying for a clean sweep of the region has put in all its might during the campaign. The security has been tightened to avoid any untoward incident. Apr 24, 2014

Central Africa's Muslims await corridor to safety

Muslims living in the crisis-torn capital of Central African Republic wait to be evacuated from the PK 12 district of Bangui. The UN has already evacuated almost 100 Muslims from Bangui to "save their lives", according to officials. Duration: 01:22 Apr 24, 2014

Rio ramps up security after deadly unrest

Just 50 days before Brazil hosts the World Cup, authorities beefed up security Wednesday in Rio de Janeiro after a violent clash between residents and police in a slum near the tourist haven of Copacabana beach. Duration: 01:19 Apr 24, 2014

Desmond Tutu reflects on South Africa's 20 past years

Nobel peace laureate Desmond Tutu Wednesday celebrated 20 years of freedom in South Africa as a "heck of an achievement", while confirming that he would not vote for the ruling party in upcoming elections. Duration: 01:05 Apr 24, 2014