Omar says wrong to deny any Modi influence in elections, JD (U) agrees

New Delhi, Nov 04 (ANI): Janata Dal (United), leader Shivanand Tiwari who recently praised Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Monday agreed with Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah's view that it would be wrong to deny any Narendra Modi influence in the elections. Talking to mediapersons in New Delhi, he said that Modi has emerged as a big leader and the Congress party is finding difficult to fight with him. Nov 4, 2013

Six killed in militant attack in Assam

Goalpara, Nov 04 (ANI): At least six persons were killed and ten others injured when suspected Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) militants opened fire on a group of people gambling on the occasion of Diwali in Assam's Goalpara district last night. According to reports, the incident took place at Gendabari village under Agia PoliceStation. Nov 4, 2013

Sexual Assault: South actor Shweta Menon withdraws complaint

Bangalore, Nov 04 (ANI): Malayalam film actor Shweta Menon has withdrawn her complaint of molestation against Congress MP N Peethambara Kurup after the 71-year-old leader tendered a personal apology to her. The move came hours after he was booked by the police for molesting Menon at a function on Friday evening at the venue of President's Trophy boat race in Kollam. Nov 4, 2013

Kerry vows US backing for Egypt interim rulers

US Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday his country is committed to working with Egypt's interim rulers, on his first visit to Cairo since the army ousted president Mohamed Morsi. Duration: 01:34 Nov 3, 2013

Nepal holds first gay beauty pageant

Hundreds of gays, lesbians and transgenders cheer on shirtless contestants competing for the title of 'Mr. Handsome' in Nepal's first gay beauty pageant. Duration: 00:40 Nov 3, 2013

Kosovo vote key test for EU-backed deal with Serbia

Polls opened Sunday in key local elections in Kosovo that are being closely watched by the European Union amid fears of a boycott by minority Serbs, voting for the first time since independence in 2008. Duration: 00:58 Nov 3, 2013

DR Congo villagers content to see back of rebels

The Democratic Republic of Congo army said Sunday it has launched a new offensive against rebel fighters who fled to the hills after being ousted from their last stronghold. Duration: 01:10 Nov 3, 2013

France holds crisis talks on Mali killings

French President Francois Hollande on Sunday opened an emergency meeting on the shock abduction and killing of two French radio journalists by armed men in northern Mali. Duration: 01:29 Nov 3, 2013

Canadian University signs bilateral agreement in Shimla for academic and cultural exchange

Shimla, Nov 03 (ANI): The University of Himachal Pradesh initiated exchange programme with Canada with an aim to enhance academic, social and cultural co operation. Fraser Valley University Canada signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Himachal Pradesh in Shimla on Saturday (November 02). Vice Chancellor of Himachal Pradesh University ADN Bajpai said the exchange programme would institutionalise the relationships between both the countries. Bajpai added that both the Universities would go for joint programmes and would also exchange the scientific researches during the programme. Vice Chancellor of Fraser Valley Canada Mark D. Evered said there is a strong feeling of connect for this region of the world. Nov 3, 2013