Guinea elections turn page on years of 'chaos'

Guineans went to the polls Saturday in the first parliamentary elections for more than a decade in the troubled west African nation, after months of delays and a campaign plagued by deadly unrest.Duration:00:32 Sep 28, 2013

Indonesia delays search for boat accident survivors

Strong waves prevent Indonesian rescuers from continuing the search for survivors earlier, in a boat sinking that left at least 22 Australia-bound asylum-seekers, mostly children, dead and scores missing.Duration: 00:41 Sep 28, 2013

UN Council orders Syria chemical arms destroyed

The UN Security Council unanimously passed a landmark resolution Friday ordering the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons and condemning a murderous poison gas attack in Damascus.Duration: 00:54 Sep 28, 2013

Gulf dreams turn to dust for Nepal migrant workers

A Nepali migrant worker describes the reality of working conditions after he was lured to the Gulf by the prospect of earning the kind of money he could only dream of in his impoverished homeland.Duration: 00:54 Sep 28, 2013

Pakistan quake survivors face long wait for aid

Tens of thousands of survivors of Pakistan's earthquake wait for help in soaring temperatures, as the death toll rises and anger grows at the slow pace of government aid.Duration: 00:42 Sep 28, 2013

Manmohan Singh and Sheikh Hasina to meet at UNGA New York on September 28

New Delhi, Sep 28 (ANI): Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to meet her Indian counterpart Dr. Manmohan Singh on the sidelines of the UNGA in New York on the 28th of this month. In an exclusive interview to ANI, noted Indian Journalist Jayanto Ghoshal threw light on the agendas to be discussed between the two nations. Talking about the different bilateral issues like the Teesta water sharing and the Land Boundary agreement, Ghoshal stated that India has started a new initiative to resolve all these problems. Ghoshal however added that on its part, Bangladesh should also try to understand that India is trying to sort out its federal problems and make a political consensus. Sep 28, 2013

Villagers in Nagaland benefit from MGNREGA

Nagaland, Sep 28 (ANI): The government has launched several schemes to uplift the living standard of the rural poor. The villages of Seithekima, Virazoma and Chumukedima, which surround the commercial hub of Dimapur, are now making speedy progress through the implementation of developmental schemes like the MGNREGA. Sep 28, 2013

UPA firmly behind PM, nothing wrong in rectifying his errors: Milind Deora

Mumbai, Sep 28 (ANI): Even as opposition parties demand Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s resignation over the latest contentious issue of Ordinance related to convicted lawmakers and Congress Vice President, Rahul Gandhi calling it a complete nonsense, MoS, Communication & IT, Milind Deora on Saturday said that UPA was behind the PM and that there was nothing wrong in rectifying his errors. Sep 28, 2013

Ajmer: Gehlot inaugurates Government Hospital worth 32 Crore Rupees

Ajmer, Sep 28 (ANI): While inaugurating a government hospital in Kekeri block of Ajmer worth 32 crore rupees, Rajasthan Chief Minister, Ashok Gehlot recently said that the state was now standing in front row of developed states of the country. He further said that the road to development will continue in future as people realized that they are getting the programs which were required. Gehlot also asserted that for all programs for common people, the government had never cried for budget deficit and provided services to people. Meanwhile the union minister Sachin Pilot who was present at the occasion said that the UPA government had always supported the state to develop and get facilities. Sep 28, 2013

Congress firm on bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh

New Delhi, Sep 28 (ANI): Congress leaders and ministers arrived in New Delhi to discuss the contentious issue of bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh and the creation of a new Telangana state, a move that has revived deep political divisions and raised fears of violence. Congress leader Digvijay Singh said the party is firm on its decision regarding the bifurcation. Meanwhile, another Congress leader Andhra Pradesh, Palvai Govardhan Reddy reaffirmed Singh's statement and added that protesters from Seemandhra region should stop the agitation. Sep 28, 2013

'Diminished' PM might be 'footnote' in history: Arun Jaitley

Guwahati, Sep 28 (ANI): Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Arun Jaitley, on Saturday accused Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of diminishing the dignity of the country's top office, and said that Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's remarks on the ordinance for convicted lawmakers was a 'belated realization' that was part of his party's 'grandstanding' to cut its losses in the lead-up to the 2014 general elections. Sep 28, 2013

Congress against Indo-Pak PM meet following Kashmir attack

New Delhi, Sep 28 (ANI): As militants opened fire opened fire on security forces in outskirts of Srinagar following the twin attack in J and K, and ahead of PM Manmohan Singh’s meet with his Pakistani counterpart, Congress leader Rashid Alvi on Saturday said that the party does not support the dialogues between the two nations. Further, Alvi also said that country needs to warn Pakistan that the border line is not crossed by its people or government. Sep 28, 2013

It happens: Ancestor Ritual

Gaya, Sept 28(ANI): Devout Hindus have begun to gather at temples and on river banks in India to observe 'Pitru Paksha' the annual fortnight-long ritual of paying homage known as 'Pind Daan' (offering food) to souls of departed ancestors and pray for their salvation. Scores of families from far and near arrived at the pilgrim centre of Gaya in eastern state of Bihar on Tuesday to offer this ritual `Pind Daan'. Guided by priests they performed the religious rituals on the banks of River Ganga and other temples located in the city. 'Pitru Paksha' as per the Hindu lunar almanac known as Panchanga usually falls in the month of September or October. Certain devotees even get their heads tonsured on the occasion as mark of their respect for the departed souls. The food is usually cooked in silver or copper vessels and placed on banana leaves. Devotees believe that once the ritual is performed, the souls of their ancestors shall be relieved of all the painful sins and they would be freed from the cycle of rebirths. The offerings are also believed to cure diseases as well as infertility among childless couples apart from driving away evil souls. According to Hindu faith, it is believed that when humans die, their mortal body turns to dust whereas the soul remains, until it does not find Sep 28, 2013