Mubarak court appearance stuns Egyptians
Cairo: After months of rumours that Egypt's former president Hosni Mubarak was at death's door, footage of the toppled leader looking strong and defiant in court on Saturday stunned many who had cared little about his fate.
The 84-year-old Mubarak who is being held at a military hospital in Cairo, has been treated for a heart condition, fractured ribs, fluid in the lungs, depression and high blood pressure, according to lawyers and official accounts. At one point last year he was even declared clinically dead as he slipped into a coma.
There were questions over whether he would appear in court on Saturday for his scheduled retrial along with his top security chiefs for their alleged complicity in the murder and attempted murder of hundreds of peaceful protesters on January 25-31, 2011. But on Saturday, Mubarak was in the dock, sitting upright and looking strong. Wearing sunglasses, he waved and smiled at supporters, chatting casually with his two sons Alaa and Gamal who face corruption charges.
Sambalpur, March 14 (ANI): BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narenda Modi while addressing a rally at Sambalpur in Odhisha on Friday spoke about the current poll-bound situation of the country. He said that tsunami-like wave will hit the nation when the Lok Sabha polls will begin from April. He also urged the crowd to teach a ... More Sambalpur, March 14 (ANI): BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narenda Modi while addressing a rally at Sambalpur in Odhisha on Friday spoke about the current poll-bound situation of the country. He said that tsunami-like wave will hit the nation when the Lok Sabha polls will begin from April. He also urged the crowd to teach a lesson to the Congress party.
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Tooltip Information:Odisha rally: 'Tsunami' will hit nation during polls, says ModiVideo by:Description: Sambalpur, March 14 (ANI): BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narenda Modi while addressing a rally at Sambalpur in Odhisha on Friday spoke about the current poll-bound situation of the country. He said that tsunami-like wave will hit the nation when the Lok Sabha polls will begin from April. He also urged the crowd to teach a lesson to the Congress party.Rating: 4Views: 504
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Tooltip Information:Opposition backs Uddhav's criticism of BJPVideo by:Description: New Delhi, March 13 (ANI): Various opposition parties have backed Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray's veiled attack on the BJP in the party mouthpiece Saamna. Thackeray said that the Saffron Party has angered its allies. There are no saints left in politics these days and everyone is an opportunist. Instead of attacking its enemies, the BJP was hurting itself. Ali Anwar of the JDU hit out at the BJP and accused it of not abiding by coalition dharma. He said that this is precisely the reason behind the JD (U)'s decision to sever ties with the BJP. Meanwhile, Naresh Agarwal from the Samajwadi Party has said that the Modi wave is entirely a creation of the media and his association with small regional parties is testimony to his insecurity with regard to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Congress, however, refused to comment on the issue.Rating: 3.66Views: 707
Date 11-03-14 2:19
Tooltip Information:Raju Srivastava opted out of SP's Kanpur seat, says party has no base in constituencyVideo by:Description: Lucknow, March 11 (ANI): Stand-up comedian and actor Raju Srivastava on Tuesday opted out of contesting elections from Samajwadi Party's Kanpur seat in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. Srivastava said that though there is no base of the party in Kanpur, he took this responsibility with positivity but non-cooperation from the SP workers in the constituency made him to resign from the poll fray. He said that people love him for his comedy so he will better stick to the same responsibility and therefore returned the party's ticket with gratitude.Rating: 4Views: 1875
Date 11-03-14 2:10
Tooltip Information:Ashok Agarwal resigns from AAP, says party promoting 'elite over common man'Video by:Description: New Delhi, March 11 (ANI): In another blow to Aam Aadmi Party ahead of 2014 general elections, party's National Executive Member Ashok Agarwal resigned from the party and said that AAP is promoting elite people over common man. He said that he was unhappy with the ticket distribution process and said that the focus of the party deviated from the interests of the common man. Agarwal also said that he had filed a form to contest as MP from Chandni Chowk but was ignored and he is frustrated about the fact that it is slowly moving away from common man.Rating: 4Views: 1046
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Tooltip Information:Security tightened ahead of Republic Day celebrationsVideo by:Description: New Delhi/Guwahati / Poonch, Jan 25 (ANI): Authorities beefed up security across the nation ahead of Republic Day celebrations to thwart any militant attacks and avoid any untoward incident. New Delhi saw troops stationed at all important spots, especially along the iconic India Gate, in the heart of the city, where dignitaries and thousands of common people will witness the parade.Rating: 4Views: 51
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Tooltip Information:British envoy in India looks forward to enhanced trade relations between the two nationsVideo by:Description: Kochi, March 14 (ANI): The British Deputy High Commissioner in Chennai, Bharat Joshi, said on Friday that the Great British Festival, which began in Kochi, will foster United Kingdom's goal of doubling the trade relations between the two countries. Great British festival in Kerala is organized to boost business relations between the region and UK and for encouraging innovative entrepreneurs. Joshi was speaking following the inauguration of the UK visa application centre in the city. According to the British envoy, exports from UK to India have gone up by 14 per cent and India's export to UK has increased by two per cent. However, he pointed out that student visas in UK have declined due to the stringent visa rules in UK. To preclude visa abuse, the British government enforced stringent visa rules which resulted in a substantial decline in the number of students to UK. Inviting companies to invest in UK, Joshi added that UK is confident of starting building new partnerships between the two countries.Rating: 4Views: 4