Burkina army leader promises 'consensus' government

The head of Burkina Faso's military regime promised to deliver a "consensus" leader Monday in talks on installing a unity government in the west African nation following a violent crackdown on protesters. Duration: 00:43 Nov 3, 2014

Kejriwal says BJP inciting riots in Delhi; politicos react

New Delhi, Nov 3 (ANI): The BJP on Monday (November 03) said that chief of Aam Aadmi Party Arvind Kejriwal should not be taken seriously over his tweet on recent communal violence in Delhi. Referring to recent communal tensions in New Delhi's Trilokpuri area, Kejriwal on Monday blamed the BJP of inciting riots in Delhi. The Congress too blamed the ruling BJP of invoking communal tension with the help of its party cadres and parent body Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) to polarise votes. However, a leader of Aam Aadmi (Common Man) Party (AAP), Rahul Mehra said that BJP is running away from elections. Nov 3, 2014

Communal Harmony- A way of life in Natungram

West Bengal, Nov 3 (ANI): Communal harmony has been a way of life in India since ages. And Natungram in West Bengal is yet another place where people follow the legacy till date. Known for pumpkin farming culture, the village houses farmers belonging to Hindu as well as Muslim communities, who have been working here from past twenty three years together. The demand of pumpkin is high in Kolkata, especially during the festive season, as devotees use it as a substitute for banned animal sacrifice. Farmers from different religious backgrounds work in the farm with a great spirit of brotherhood and shows the essence of communal harmony which is a reflection of our Indian culture. Farming has not only being the source of livelihood for the farmers in Natungram village but has also become a reason of bringing together people from vivid cultural background and bringing smiles on their faces. Nov 3, 2014

Faith fades away religious differences

Barielly, Nov 3 (ANI): India is a land of rich tradition and mix culture where people spread the message of love with the essence of communal harmony and brotherhood persisting among them. One such example is of Chunna Miyan temple in Bareilly city of Uttar Pradesh, whose foundation had been laid by Fazrull Rehman, a Muslim by religion. Also famous by the name of Lakshmi Narayan temple, the temple reflects the true essence of communal harmony which is still being continued by people of different religions who visit the temple. The walls of the temple have the paintings of the founder which is a mark of respect to him. Devotees come here with utmost dedication and their wishes are being fulfilled. Nov 3, 2014

Forest rangers rescue Lion from a village well in Gujarat

Junagadh, Nov 3 (ANI): Struggling for almost an hour, forest rangers on Monday (November 03) rescued a Lion that was trapped in an open village well in Gujarat. The Lion fell into the well after it had strayed into Amarpur village in Junagadh district of Gujarat, in search of food. Forest rangers said the Lion will be kept under observation for a day and will be released in the wild life sanctuary. Instances of wild animals like Lions, leopards and tigers straying into residential areas are getting common in many parts of the country now. Depletion of habitat has also threatened the wild animals, forcing them to stray into human settlements - attacking people, poultry birds and livestock cattle - and often getting killed in return. Nov 3, 2014

All parties want assembly to be dissolved, Delhi will go to polls: AAP after meeting LG

New Delhi, Nov 03 (ANI): AAP leader Manish Sisodia after meeting with Delhi's Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung said that Delhi will go to polls soon. LG had called for an all party meet with three major political parties- BJP, Congress and AAP- and all had asked him to dissolve the current Assembly and go for fresh polls in the capital city. Sisodia also said that Jung will be submitting the report to Central Government by evening on Monday. Further he added that AAP is ready for elections and has requested LG to hold them in the ongoing election phase. Nov 3, 2014

President emphasises on providing livelihood security to lower rungs of society

New Delhi, Nov 03 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday (November 03) said that there is a compelling need to provide livelihood security to those in the lower rungs of the socio-economic ladder. Mukherjee inaugurated a Summit on 'Livelihood Security: Realising the vision for 1.3 billion Indians' organised by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) in New Delhi. Speaking on the occasion, he presented an honest appraisal of issues concerning livelihood security and expected solutions that would guide policy makers. Mukherjee emphasised on the need of poverty elimination not merely poverty elevation. Nov 3, 2014

Politicos react after GK Vasan quit Congress

New Delhi/ Chennai, Nov 03 (ANI): Political leaders reacted on Monday after Former Union Minister and Congress leader GK Vasan quit the party. Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit said that in times when a political party is not in power its leaders are required to put in more hard work but leaders who quit are weak at character. President of Congress in Tamil Nadu EVK Elangovan said that the party will not be affected if such leaders leave. CPI leader D Raja said that Vasan quitting Congress will affect Congress in a big way. BJP leader GVL Narasimha Rao said that Congress party is facing a turmoil due to which nobody wants to stay in it. Nov 3, 2014

Congress expels GK Vasan

New Delhi, Nov 3 (ANI): Congress leader Ajay Kumar on Monday informed that GK Vasan has been expelled from the Congress officially, for going against the party line. Earlier in the day, Vasan had also informed that he has quit the party and is ready to launch his own new party. Vasan had thanked the Congress leadership for giving him and his cadres some important and responsible roles. He had also said that the cadres were not satisfied with the party's approach and wanted to follow a new political path, which is why he had decided to quit Congress and launch a new party. Nov 3, 2014