Mandela arrives at ANC last mass rally

African national Congress leader Nelson MandelaJohannesb

Militants issue poll threat, two security men killed in Kashmir

Militants issue poll threat, two security men killed in Kashmir New Delhi  - The Lashkar-e-Taiba militant group has issued a warning to people in India-administered Kashmir against voting in the elections as two security men were killed in a gun battle with militants in the insurgency state on Sunday, news reports said.

The LeT, among the leading militant groups operating in Indian Kashmir has threatened "action" against people for violation and said it would carry out suicide attacks during elections in the state, the PTI news agency reported.

S.Africa's ANC stages last mass rally three days before elections

African National Congress Johannesburg  - South Africa's ruling African National Congress was holding a last mass campaign rally in a Johannesburg stadium on Sunday ahead of general elections next week that the party is expected easily to win, albeit with a reduced majority.

A little over 23 million South Africans are registered to vote in the country's fourth democratic national and provincial elections on Wednesday.

Mulayam says his anti-English stand underlines role of Indian languages

Pranab Mukherjee files nomination papers from Jangipur

Pranab Mukherjee files nomination papers from JangipurBehrampore (West Bengal), Apr 13: Union External Affairs Minister and senior Congress leader Pranab Mukherjee on Monday filed his nomination papers from West Bengal's Jangipur parliamentary constituency.

Mukherjee, who won his first Lok Sabha election from Jangipur in 2004, filed his nomination papers to Murshidabad District Magistrate at 1.30 p. m.

The 74-year-old leader defeated Communist Party of India- Marxist (CPM) leader and three-time MP Abul Hasnat Khan by over 36,860 votes.

Fiji president revokes constitution, no election until 2014 - Summary

President Ratu Josefa IloiloWellington - Fiji was plunged into political limbo Friday as President Ratu Josefa Iloilo revoked the constitution and sacked the Court of Appeal judges who declared the military government illegal, according to reports from the capital Suva. In an address to the Pacific island nation, Iloilo said he believed that the regime of strongman Commodore Voreqe Bainimarama, who had ruled since seizing power in a bloodless coup in December 2006, had "performed extremely well, brought up new ideas, reforms and improved the lives of the ordinary people," the Fijivillage website reported.