Annie Raja on Shoma Chaudhury's resignation

New Delhi, Nov 28 (ANI): Reacting over the resignation of Tehelka Managing Editor Shoma Chaudhury, Social activist Annie Raja on Thursday said that Shoma was responsible for tarnishing the woman journalist's image who was sexually assaulted by Tehelka's editor in chief Tarun Tejpal and making the issue so public. Nov 28, 2013

Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh kills four security officials

Chhattisgarh, Nov 28 (ANI): At least four paramilitary officials of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were killed in an ambush by Maoists in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh. A road opening party (ROP) of the CRPF was on its way to a village for a civic action programme, when an improvised explosive device (IED) attack took place. The explosion was followed by indiscriminate firing by the Maoists and later a gun battle between both sides. Director General of Police, Ramniwas said that the deceased belonged to 168 battalion of CRPF. Nov 28, 2013

Tarun Tejpal should surrender before the police: JD (U)

New Delhi, Nov 28 (ANI): JD (U) Leader Sabir Ali on Thursday commented on Shoma Chaudhury's resignation and said that it is a good step taken by her and also added that Tehelka's editor in chief Tarun Tejpal should not hide and surrender in front of the police. Nov 28, 2013

Shoma Chaudhury should have resigned earlier: BJP

Allahabad, Nov 28 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Siddharth Nath Singh on Thursday said Tehelka managing editor Shoma Chaudhury's resignation has come late and added that she should have resigned long time back. He further claimed that Tehelka is a mouthpiece of Congress. Chaudhury has resigned amid unabated criticism for the way she handled a young journalist's complaint that the magazine's founder Tarun Tejpal had molested her in a Goa hotel earlier this month. Nov 28, 2013

Cyclonic storm Lehar weakens; likely to hit Andhra coast today afternoon

Visakhapatnam, Nov 28 (ANI): The intensity of cyclonic storm Lehar, which is expected to hit Andhra Pradesh coast on Thursday afternoon and bring heavy rain, has weakened. According to reports, the very severe cyclonic storm, located over west-central and adjoining south Bay of Bengal, has weakened into a severe cyclonic storm. It is expected to weaken further and cross Andhra coast near Machillipatnam this afternoon. Andhra Pradesh government, however, remained alert, evacuating people from vulnerable areas and taking all precautionary measures. Nov 28, 2013

Giant Louis Vuitton trunk ordered off Red Square

French luxury brand Louis Vuitton has been ordered to remove a giant trunk put up on Moscow's iconic Red Square, organisers said Wednesday, after it triggered outrage among some Russians. Duration: 0:47 Nov 28, 2013

Strikes, demos in Tunisia as ruling party office torched

Angry protesters clashed with police Wednesday and torched an office of Tunisia's ruling Islamist party, as rising discontent and political deadlock prompted people to go on strike in three parts of the country. Duration: 0:36 Nov 28, 2013

Nigeria sharia police smash 240,000 bottles of beer

Police enforcing Islamic law in Nigeria's city of Kano publicly destroyed some 240,000 bottles of beer on Wednesday, the latest move in a wider crackdown on behaviour deemed "immoral" in the area. Duration: 0:34 Nov 28, 2013

Italian parliament expels Silvio Berlusconi

Italian senators on Wednesday expelled three-time former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi from parliament due to his criminal conviction for tax fraud, in a momentous round of voting. Duration: 00:57 Nov 28, 2013

Protest in tense Honduras after disputed presidential vote

Hundreds of students clash with police as they block streets in the Honduras capital in support of the leftist presidential candidate, who is claiming victory though authorities say the conservative won. Duration: 00:34 Nov 28, 2013

Merkel agrees coalition with Social Democrats

German Chancellor Angela Merkel agrees to form a coalition government with campaign rivals the Social Democrats, two months after her conservatives won elections but fell short of a full majority. Duration: 01:02 Nov 28, 2013

Obama stops by Hollywood, visits DreamWorks studio

US President Barack Obama on Tuesday visited DreamWorks Animation in Glendale, a northern LA suburb, for a tour of the studio that produced the hit franchises "Shrek," "Madagascar" and "Kung Fu Panda. Duration: 00:40 Nov 27, 2013