Indian security forces launch massive anti-Maoist drive in poll-bound Jharkhand

Gumla, Nov 12 (ANI): Indian security forces have launched a massive anti-Maoist operation in poll-bound Jharkhand to prevent any untoward incident in the election process, stated a senior officer. Jharkhand police officials held a meeting with senior officials of neighbouring Chhattisgarh in one of the worst rebel-infested Gumla districts in the country, which will go to polls on November 25, to devise an effective plan. Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of police, Praveen Singh, assured that electorates wouldn't feel threatened by the ultras. Maoists have called for boycott of the five-phased polls in Jharkhand that begins from November 25 and end on December 20. The results would be announced on December 23. Maoists have killed police and politicians and targeted government buildings in an insurgency that has killed thousands since the 1960s. Nov 13, 2014

Chilean farmers turn dung into electricity

Chile's farmers are getting more than just milk and cheese from their cows - turning the vast quantity of dung they produce into electricity and helping to fight the country's problem of expensive imported energy. Duration: 02:02 Nov 13, 2014

Lack of basic facilities disappoint participants of Horse fair in Shimla

Shimla, Nov 13 (ANI): Traders flocking to Himachal Pradesh to participate in the horse fair with the finest variety of thorough bred Chamurthi horses, aired their disappointment over the lack of basic facilities available for them and their precious animals. The three-day horse fair in Shimla town attracted horse owners and businessmen from the neighbouring states of Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh. Unfortunately, they were unhappy with the authorities for not providing even the basic facilities. Meanwhile, a horse owner Rinzin Angchuk said that it was rather unusual that there was no provision of even food and water for the animals. A horse race was also organised during the International Trade Fair called 'Lavi' which attracted thousands of spectators. Nov 13, 2014

John Kerry issues first ten-year visas for Chinese visitors

US Secretary of State John Kerry hands out the first extended visas for Chinese nationals headed to the United States for work or study, after a deal to extend visas for Chinese visitors for up to a decade. Duration: 00:36 Nov 13, 2014

European probe lands on comet

A European probe makes the first-ever landing on a comet in a quest to explore the origins of the Solar System, but there were concerns over whether it is fastened securely enough to carry out its mission. Duration: 02:04 Nov 13, 2014

European probe Philae makes first-ever landing on comet

The European probe Philae has made the first-ever landing on a comet, a crowning phase in a quest to explore the origins of the Solar System, the European Space Agency (ESA) said Wednesday. Duration: 01:17 Nov 13, 2014

UN Ebola coordinator: slow progress being made

The United Nations' Ebola response coordinator on Wednesday said that slow progress is being made in tackling the virus in West Africa, while calling for people not to stigmatize those from countries affected by the disease. Duration: 00:50 Nov 13, 2014