BJP slams Nitish for broom remark on Modi

New Delhi, Nov 3 (ANI): The BJP on Saturday hit back at Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar for his scathing attack on the party and its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Upset over Modi’s two back-to-back Bihar tours, Nitish had attacked Modi by saying that people of Bihar would sweep away the “unwanted garbage coming from outside” with the brooms they purchased on Dhanteras. Nov 3, 2013

India's Border troops greet counterparts of Bangladesh on Diwali

Dinajpur, Oct 3 (ANI): Troops of India's paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF), stationed along the India-Bangladesh border, celebrated Diwali and exchanged sweets with security personnel of Bangladesh. Border guards posted at southern Dinajpur under Darjeeling district of West-Bengal presented a box of sweets to their opposite members of Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB). The jawans lighted up candles, earthen lamps and burst crackers. There was huge sense of enjoyment and enthusiasm among the jawans to observe the auspicious occasion as their primary duty is to maintain the security and peace in the border areas. Troopers of both sides hugged each other and shook hands. Nov 3, 2013

Gonojagoron Mancha demands execution of death sentence for war criminals

Dhaka, Nov 3 (ANI): The activists of Bangladesh's Gonojagoron Mancha are demanding execution of death sentence for 1971 war criminals. The activists participated in a rally in Dhaka to highlight their demand for quick execution of the tried criminals. Blood-letting erupted across the country at the end of February when the war crimes tribunal gave death sentence to a top leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami. Earlier on October 09, Bangladesh's war crimes tribunal handed a life sentence to Alim, a former opposition lawmaker. The 82-year-old was found guilty on nine charges relating to crimes against humanity, arson and looting during Bangladesh's 1971 War of Independence. Nov 3, 2013

Speeding train kills 8 in Andhra Pradesh

Vizag, Nov 3 (ANI): A speeding train in Andhra Pradesh ran over eight passengers of another train as the victims hurried down from their train due to alleged rumour of fire on Saturday. The passengers travelling in the train enroute ‘Dhanbad-Allapuza’ were run over by the Rayagada-Vijayawada fast passenger. One of the passengers said that as the rumours spread, passengers got scared and pulled the chain of the train, bringing it to a halt and they got down from the train from both sides. And another train, which was coming from the right side, ran over the passengers. A top official of the Railways confirmed the death toll. Meanwhile, another passenger shared details of the tragic incident. Nov 3, 2013

France holds crisis talks on Mali killings

French President Francois Hollande on Sunday opened an emergency meeting on the shock abduction and killing of two French radio journalists by armed men in northern Mali. Duration: 01:29 Nov 3, 2013

DR Congo villagers content to see back of rebels

The Democratic Republic of Congo army said Sunday it has launched a new offensive against rebel fighters who fled to the hills after being ousted from their last stronghold. Duration: 01:10 Nov 3, 2013

Kosovo vote key test for EU-backed deal with Serbia

Polls opened Sunday in key local elections in Kosovo that are being closely watched by the European Union amid fears of a boycott by minority Serbs, voting for the first time since independence in 2008. Duration: 00:58 Nov 3, 2013

Nepal holds first gay beauty pageant

Hundreds of gays, lesbians and transgenders cheer on shirtless contestants competing for the title of 'Mr. Handsome' in Nepal's first gay beauty pageant. Duration: 00:40 Nov 3, 2013

Kerry vows US backing for Egypt interim rulers

US Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday his country is committed to working with Egypt's interim rulers, on his first visit to Cairo since the army ousted president Mohamed Morsi. Duration: 01:34 Nov 3, 2013