Congress stage protest in Chhattisgarh demanding govt to step down taking responsibility for deaths

Raipur, Nov 28 (ANI): Hundreds of protesters took to streets in Raipur city of Chhattisgarh demanding the ruling BJP government in the state to step down immediately and own responsibility of deaths of the 10 women, who went through mass sterilization procedure earlier this month. The protesters belonging to the Congress Party said if their demands were not met with immediate effect, they would march to New Delhi and meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Ten women died and 14 were in a serious condition after botched operations at a government mass sterilization "camp" in Bilaspur district. Four officials were suspended and an investigation started which revealed that the death happened due to contamination of the medicine used with poison used for killing rodents. Nov 28, 2014

Security beefed up in Assam ahead of PM's visit for DGPs conference

Guwahati, Nov 28 (ANI): Security stepped up ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with the police chiefs in Assam. Modi and Home Affairs Minister Rajnath Singh will address the two-day meet, which begins on Saturday, and being held in Assam for the first time. Directors general of police (DGPs) and inspectors general of police (IGPs) from the states and union territories, chief ministers of the northeastern states, officials from the Intelligence Bureau (IB) and paramilitary forces will take part in it. Director General of Police Khagen Sarma said all precautionary measures are being taken to prevent any untoward incident. India's northeast consists of eight states which are beset with militancy and insurgency. Guwahati has been put on high alert from today following inputs about the ULFA and some other underground groups planning to carry out major acts of sabotage in the city. Nov 28, 2014

Migratory birds flock Uttarakhand for winter

Ramnagar, Nov 28 (ANI): A large number of Siberian birds have flocked to Ramnagar in Uttarakhand for the winter, fleeing the freezing conditions of their Arctic home grounds. Ramnagar is the gateway to Jim Corbett National Park, the oldest national park and a famous tourist destination in northern India. With the onset of winter, the Siberian birds spread their wings to begin a journey spanning thousands of kilometres. These birds from Siberia and Central Asia use wetlands as their transitory camps, which play a vital role in sustaining a large population of the breeding birds. Hundreds of thousands of exotic birds such as Mallards, Greyleg Geese, Gadwalls, Teals, Shovelers, Pochards and Coots make their temporary nests in Ramnagar. The birds attract a lot of tourists to the sanctuaries as well. The migratory birds begin their annual flight from Siberia, travel through Afghanistan and Central Asia and arrive in India for the entire season. Nov 28, 2014

US Black Friday deals hit Canadian stores

Black Friday's post-Thanksgiving deals aren't just for Americans. Every year, thousands of Canadians cross the border in pursuit of bargain shopping. Now, retailers in Canada are trying to keep those customers from going south. Duration: 01:59 Nov 28, 2014

Greeks strike against ongoing austerity measures

Greek unions hold a general strike against ongoing austerity on Thursday as the government seeks to finalise a deal on 2015 fiscal reforms with international creditors, the EU, IMF and the ECB. Duration: 01:17 Nov 27, 2014

Desmond Tutu speaks at the US chamber of commerce

South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu spoke at the Thanksgiving 2014 Gala dinner at The American Chamber of Commerce in South Africa addressing the issues of racial equality. Duration: 00:51 Nov 27, 2014

Ebola leaves orphans alone in Sierra Leone

The Ebola epidemic sweeping Sierra Leone is having a profound effect on the country's children, many of whom have been left without any family members to support them. Duration: 01:02 Nov 27, 2014

Severe rain floods Gaza homes and businesses

Severe winter weather that has battered the region since Monday has caused flooding in the Gaza Strip, forcing many to flee their homes and businesses. Duration: 00:47 Nov 27, 2014

PM Modi meets locals in Kathmadu before leaving for New Delhi

Kathmandu, Nov 27 (ANI): In yet another showcase of his friendliness and his nature of taking the masses together, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his last day in Nepal met the locals in the Kathmandu city. He waved and shook hands with the locals as he arrived for a banquet hosted by Nepal PM Sushil Koirala at his residence. Koirala is hosting final dinner for the SAARC leaders before their departure. Modi later met SAARC business chamber delegates who appreciated him for the works and developments that he envisions. Meanwhile, Pakistani journalist also applauded PM Modi calling him a 'media friendly person'. PM Modi will leave Kathmadu for New Delhi late evening. Nov 27, 2014

Akhilesh Yadav slams media for defaming SP in Badaun gangrape case

Lucknow, Nov 27 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday slammed media organizations for defaming and maligning the image of Samajwadi Party in the Badaun gangrape case. Yadav said that any positive step taken by the Uttar Pradesh government is not reported by the media however, a single mistake made by the party is exaggerated in the media reports. He further talked about the steps taken by the government to bring development in the sectors of Health, Dairy, and Information Techonology. Nov 27, 2014

BJP Chief Amit Shah denied permission to hold rally in Kolkata

New Delhi, Nov 27 (ANI): The feud between TMC and BJP deepened further after Kolkata municipal corporation refused BJP Chief Amit Shah the permission to hold a rally in the city. Shah was refused permission on Thursday. The party had applied as early as July for permission to hold a public meeting outside Victoria Hall, where Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee holds an annual rally every July for her party. Earlier, the city police had said that Shah's meeting would inconvenience commuters since a major traffic intersection is located at the venue. Differences between TMC and the ruling BJP has cropped up after recent developments in Saradha chit fund scam where a few TMC leaders were named and the party later alleged that Narendra Modi government is interfering in functioning of CBI against the regional party. Nov 27, 2014

Police recover live bombs from tourist bus in Gaya

Gaya, Nov 27 (ANI): Police officials recovered four live bombs from a tourist bus in Gaya district of Bihar. The police have taken some suspects into the custody for interrogation. The bombs were recovered few kilometers away from the venue where Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi held a rally. The empty bus from which bombs were recovered travels from Maoist-affected area Dumariya to Gaya district. Nov 27, 2014

Modi, Sharif shake hands at SAARC retreat even as logjam over pact continues

Kathmandu, Nov 27 (ANI): In a brief meeting, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif shook hands and shared pleasantries during the retreat at the SAARC Summit. During the summit, Modi had two-way talks with most leaders except Nawaz Sharif. India has stated that no conversation would be held with the Pakistani leadership until Pakistan commits to a "meaningful dialogue". Meanwhile, the SAARC leaders are making the last effort at the retreat to push the Pakistani premier to ink the regional connectivity agreements. Pakistan stalled the inking of SAARC connectivity on Wednesday on the pretext that they have not completed the "internal process". Nov 27, 2014

SAARC is not just about India and Pak but about all neighbours, we are satisfied with the summ

Kathmandu, Nov 27 (ANI): MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin on Thursday stated that India would go back very satisfied with the outcome of the SAARC summit. When asked about not having any separate dialogue with Pakistan, Akbaruddin stated that SAARC is not just about India and Pakistan, but about all the neighbours in South Asia. He reiterated that India can talk to Pakistan only if it is a meaningful dialogue. Nov 27, 2014