African leaders in Burkina to urge army to hand over power

Three west African leaders arrived in Burkina Faso on Wednesday to pressure the country's army into keeping its promise of a speedy handover of power to a civilian government following the fall of president Blaise Compaore. Duration: 00:28 Nov 5, 2014

Israeli FM in Cyprus for gas talks

Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman met his Cypriot counterpart Ioannis Kasoulides during an official visit to the divided Mediterranean island. Duration: 01:12 Nov 5, 2014

PM Modi chairs meeting to review connectivity-related infrastructure sectors

New Delhi, Nov 5 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday chaired a high-level meeting to review the progress of work towards achievement of targets in the connectivity-related infrastructure sectors of roads, railways, shipping and civil aviation. Talking about the Sagarmala project PM Modi said that the project must lay stress on 'port-led development'. PM during the meeting emphasized on the need for faster inter-ministerial coordination and resolution of issues. He even urged the top officials to undertake cyber-visits of all major project locations once a month in order to keep a track of the progress of work on a real-time basis. Nov 5, 2014

Bangalore Police ensures safety of school children after six-year old's alleged rape

Bangalore, Nov 5 (ANI): Bangalore Police Commissioner M N Reddi on Wednesday said that all necessary steps of installing CCTV cameras to ensure security of the school children will be put in place as the institution will be reopening on Thursday. The decision was taken after a meeting with the school management committee, the parents association and Bangalore police. Earlier on October 29, a six-year-old was allegedly raped twice at the private school in Bangalore city. The girl was sexually assaulted by a school teacher on two occasions. Reportedly the accused is a 37-year-old faculty member, identified as Jaishankar, and teaches Hindi as a subject. Many parents still feel skeptical over the safety and security measures on the school premises for their children. Nov 5, 2014

Supporters of Awami League take to street against Jamaat strike

Dhaka, Nov 5 (ANI): Supporters of Bangladesh ruling Awami League party took to street on Wednesday against the strike called by Jamaat-e-Islami. Jamaat had called a three-day strike to protest against the death sentence pronounced by the court for their party chief accused of committing war crimes. Awami League Party Leader Mofazzal Hossain Maya said that Bengali community has rejected the strike in support of the court’s decision. Bangladesh's Supreme Court on Monday upheld the death penalty for an Islamist leader over atrocities committed during the country's war of independence from Pakistan more than four decades ago. On Monday, Jamaat activists had smashed a dozen of vehicles in Gazipur, on the outskirts of the capital, Dhaka, where several crude bombs went off. Nov 5, 2014

Fire breaks out in Andrews Ganj slum cluster

New Delhi, Nov 5 (ANI): A minor fire broke out at a slum cluster in Delhi's Andrews Ganj area on Wednesday evening after few cylinders exploded. The fireman said that around 100 slums were under fire, but the fire was controlled in an hour. He added that nobody is either injured or dead. The local residents complained that the fire brigade reached the spot late. Nov 5, 2014

Malaysia, Netherlands keep pressing for MH17 results

The leaders of Malaysia and the Netherlands vow to keep pressing for access to the crash site of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 and to bring to justice those responsible for downing the plane in Ukraine. Duration: 01:36 Nov 5, 2014

India, Russia ink deals on trade and energy in New Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 05 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Russia's deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin, on Wednesday signed deals on economic, trade technology and culture cooperation in New Delhi as both the leaders co-chaired the 20th India-Russia inter-governmental meeting. The two leaders also chalked out plans for Russian President Vladimir Putin's Indian visit scheduled for next month for annual India - Russia summit. Meanwhile, Rogozin is also expected to meet India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi and National Security Adviser Ajit Doval. Nov 5, 2014

New Delhi 4th Most Dangerous City In World For Women On Public Transport: Survey

New Delhi, 05 Nov (ANI) : New Delhi has been named the fourth most dangerous city in the world for women travelling on public transport according to a new survey.The survey was carried out by Thomson Reuters Foundation and focused on sexual harassment on public transportation systems in the world's largest cities.Women were required to answer six questions relating to their safety: how safe they felt travelling alone at night; the risk of being verbally harassed by men; the risk of being groped or subjected to other forms of physical harassment; trust that other passengers would assist a woman being physically or verbally abused; and trust in authorities to investigate reports of sexual harassment or violence. Nov 5, 2014

Mayawati lashes out at incumbent UP government ahead of polls

Lucknow, Nov 05 (ANI): Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Chief Mayawati, on Wednesday (November 05) lashed out at the incumbent government of Uttar Pradesh for its dismal law and order situation and also sought imposition of President's rule in the state. Mayawati was speaking ahead of the Rajya Sabha (upper house of the parliament) polls for 10 seats, scheduled to be held in Uttar Pradesh on November 20. She also said the government of Samajwadi Party was introducing schemes only on paper to divert attention from its inadequacies. Mayawati also took on the Central government of ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), saying it is not paying attention to religious minorities and the poor. Nov 5, 2014

People of Delhi want AAP government again, says Kejriwal Part - 1

Kaushambi, Nov 5 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said he was confident that the people of Delhi wanted his party to form the government again, and added that he plans to turn the city into one of the best destinations in the world. Speaking about his party's plans for the upcoming elections, Kejriwal vowed to turn Delhi into a world-class city. He further said that the 'dharnas'he did during his tenure as Chief Minister were projected negatively by the media. Nov 5, 2014

Bangladesh PM adviser assures positive steps against cross-border militancy

New Delhi, Nov 05 (ANI): Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's adviser on Wednesday (November 05) said that both India and Bangladesh have been working to fight against terrorism which is prevalent at the porous Indo-Bangladesh border. Sheikh Hasina's adviser Gauhar Rizvi said that given the fact that Bangladesh and India share 2400 miles of common boundary and much of these boundaries are very porous. Therefore, it is very common for criminals, terrorists, smugglers cross-border flee from one country to another and take advantage to destabilise the establishment. He further said that Bangladesh has always been satisfied with the intelligence that has been shared by India with us and we consider them to be very helpful to us. Rizvi was commenting on the recent blast that took place in Burdwan district on India's eastern West Bengal. The explosions in a house on October 02 had left two suspected militants dead, while the city court had sent three accused to police custody. Later, two women were also arrested in connection with the blast on October 05. Indian team is expected to visit Dhaka this week for further investigation. Nov 5, 2014