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

Police charge lathis at farmers protesting for compensation in Mathura

New Delhi/Mathura, Nov 1 (ANI): Police on Saturday charged lathis at protesting farmers who were demanding compensation for land in Mathura. The farmers had been protesting from a while against the failure of district administration to pay them compensation for their land submerged after construction of Gopal barrage despite several assurances in the past. Police opened fire in the air and resorted to lathicharge to disperse the agitated farmers, who in turn pelted stones and damaged public property. Angry protestors set several vehicles on fire. Many farmers and policemen suffered injuries in the clash. Nov 1, 2014

PM Modi flags off BJP membership drive, enrolls himself first member

New Delhi, Nov 1 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the BJP's nationwide membership drive at the BJP headquarters in New Delhi on Saturday. Modi became the first member of the party, followed by Amit Shah. While speaking at the launch of membership drive, Modi said that it is a matter of great pride for him to be a part of BJP. He added that the BJP members live the disciplined life the party demands and every member represents the people of the nation. The membership drive will last till March 31 and aims for making the BJP one of the largest political parties in the world. Nov 1, 2014

Zambia president's remains flown home

The body of president Michael Sata is on its way back to Zambian soil, ahead of a state funeral for the 77-year-old leader. Duration: 00:27 Nov 1, 2014