Doctors perform rare fetal heart surgery, first in India

Hyderabad, Nov 02 (ANI): Doctors in Hyderabad performed India’s first rare fetal heart surgery, to cure a serious obstruction of the blood vessel. The procedure is a crucial feat that will pave the way for cure and prevention of heart diseases. The surgery was performed on the foetus of a 25 year old lady, Sirisha. An ultrasound scan during her pregnancy showed heart defect in the baby (foetus). She also had undergone minor surgical procedure for gynecological problem to prevent abortion. Doctors performed fetal echocardiogram and found major heart defect in the foetus. There was severe obstruction which was resulting in failure of pumping of blood to the rest of the body. The rare surgery was performed by Chief Pediatric Cardiologist, CARE hospitals, Dr K Nageshwar Rao along with a team of 12 specialists. Reportedly, this heart ailment is incurable once a child is born. Nov 2, 2014

Robert Vadra attacks reporter when asked about land deals

New Delhi, Nov 02 (ANI): Businessman and son-in-law of Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Robert Vadra lost his cool, and ended up misbehaving with an ANI reporter on Saturday evening after the scribe posed some difficult questions to him over the illegal land deals in Haryana. The ANI reporter and cameramen also have alleged that following the verbal altercation, Vadra's security men also assaulted the crew in an attempt to get the footage deleted. In a statement Vadra later said that he wasn't aware that the reporter was from ANI and thought the question was asked by a private photographer. Following this, General Secretary of Broadcast Editors' Association, NK Singh said that Vadra should tender an apology for his misbehaviour. Nov 2, 2014

Women in Nagaland turn self-employed to earn a living

Nagaland, Nov 1 (ANI): Akitoli Swu is a young Naga entrepreneur from Dimapur who set up her own herbal soap company with the brand name "Angry Mother". After completing her Hospitality Business Management from Birmingham in England and BSc Dietetics and Post Graduate Advanced Nutrition in USA, she came back home and started her own venture. She makes herbal soaps by using different natural ingredients.Herbal products are in great demand in her locality and also outside. Akitoli is now planning to expand her business to some rural areas so that she can provide job to unemployed women. Nov 2, 2014

Burkina army backs Zida as interim leader

Burkina Faso's army on Saturday backed a military officer's claim to lead the country's transition to democratic elections, as the ousted president Blaise Compaore took refuge in neighbouring Ivory Coast. Duration: 00:57 Nov 1, 2014

Army leader declares himself in charge of Burkino Faso

Rival military factions laid claim to power in Burkina Faso on Saturday after the west African nation's president fled following days of violent unrest over plans to extend his 27-year rule. Duration: 01:44 Nov 1, 2014

Body of president Michael Sata back on Zambian soil

The body of president Michael Sata returned to Zambia Saturday, ahead of a state funeral for the 77-year-old leader. He died on Tuesday while undergoing treatment in London's King Edward VII hospital for an unspecified illness. Duration: 00:45 Nov 1, 2014

Congress party goes on hunger strike over Vyapam scam in Bhopal

Bhopal, Nov 01 (ANI): The Congress party went on a hunger strike on Saturday (November 01) against the Madhya Pradesh government for not providing proper details of the investigation into the employment scam that rocks the state. The Vyapam Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam (Employment scam) relates to admissions in medical and engineering colleges during the period 2008 to 2010 in which many government employees are under the scanner for getting selected through unfair means. Members of the Congress party wanted to hold the demonstration outside state Chief, Shivraj Singh Chouhan's official residence but were not given permission. Congress party leader, Satyadev Katare, said that they were on a hunger strike because they were not being provided the information they were demanding. Nov 1, 2014

Proud that PM Modi will launch the BJP membership drive: Amit Shah

New Delhi, Nov 01 (ANI): BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday attended the ceremony where Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the BJP membership drive under which membership of all BJP leaders would be renewed. Shah said that it was a matter of great pride and fortune for the party that Prime Minister is launching the drive. He also said that anybody can join the drive, which lasts till 31 March from November 01, and become a BJP member by giving missed call on a toll free number. Nov 1, 2014

Left parties call nationwide campaign against Modi's regime

New delhi, Nov 1 (ANI): Six Left parties held a meeting in New Delhi on Saturday (November 01) to unite and evolve a joint action plan against the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) regime, one they deem oppressive. The six included the Communist Party of India (CPI), Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), the Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP), All India Forward Bloc, Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Liberation (CPI (ML) Liberation), and Socialist Unity Centre of India (SUCI). General Secretary of CPI (M), Prakash Karat, alleged the BJP government had strong associations with Hindu nationalist or Hindutva ideologies. Nov 1, 2014

At least six dead and seven missing after boat capsizes in Bihar

Jamui, Nov 1 (ANI): At least six people died and seven are missing after a boat capsized in Bihar on Saturday (November 01). The incident took place in Jamui district of the state, when a country boat carrying 16 people capsized in deep waters of Garhi dam. Six dead bodies have been recovered which includes three children, one woman and a youth. A villager Amit Kumar, living near the dam said few people on the boat tried to swim through, with the help of logs being ferried. Reportedly, the commuters from Kauwakol village were on way to Garhi village to attend a religious function. Nov 1, 2014