Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh kills four security officials

Chhattisgarh, Nov 28 (ANI): At least four paramilitary officials of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were killed in an ambush by Maoists in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh. A road opening party (ROP) of the CRPF was on its way to a village for a civic action programme, when an improvised explosive device (IED) attack took place. The explosion was followed by indiscriminate firing by the Maoists and later a gun battle between both sides. Director General of Police, Ramniwas said that the deceased belonged to 168 battalion of CRPF. Nov 28, 2013

Annie Raja on Shoma Chaudhury's resignation

New Delhi, Nov 28 (ANI): Reacting over the resignation of Tehelka Managing Editor Shoma Chaudhury, Social activist Annie Raja on Thursday said that Shoma was responsible for tarnishing the woman journalist's image who was sexually assaulted by Tehelka's editor in chief Tarun Tejpal and making the issue so public. Nov 28, 2013

Congress successful in maintaining peace, mainstreaming minorities: Manish Tewari

Singapore, Nov 28 (ANI): Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari said that Congress has been successful in mitigating fear, maintaining peace and mainstreaming the minorities, while delivering the Fullerton Lecture at International Institute for Strategic Studies in Singapore. The Information Minister said that since Independence, “the warp and the woof” of the ‘India story’ has been time and again woven by the Congress around a pluralistic society aspiring for impartiality in the policy frameworks of governance. Nov 28, 2013

India's Mars mission spacecraft in final earth orbit, injection next week

Bangalore, Nov 28 (ANI): Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has geared up for Trans-Mars injection of the country’s maiden Mars Mission on December 01, planning four mid-course corrections in case of any deviation along its path to Martian orbit. A scientist at ISRO, Dharmanarayan Rath said that preparations for Mars mission were complete and that they were confident of executing the program flawlessly. Nov 28, 2013

Shoma Chaudhury quits Tehelka

New Delhi, Nov 28 (ANI): Managing editor of Tehelka, Shoma Chaudhury has reportedly resigned from her post in the organization. Chaudhury reportedly wrote a letter to the management of the magazine and the staff on Thursday announcing her resignation. In her resignation letter, Chaudhury has written that she did not want questions raised about her honesty affecting the magazine. Chaudhury also said that she believed she had acted in instant outrage and in solidarity with the journalist who had suffered sexual assault. Nov 28, 2013

Strikes, demos in Tunisia as ruling party office torched

Angry protesters clashed with police Wednesday and torched an office of Tunisia's ruling Islamist party, as rising discontent and political deadlock prompted people to go on strike in three parts of the country. Duration: 0:36 Nov 28, 2013

Giant Louis Vuitton trunk ordered off Red Square

French luxury brand Louis Vuitton has been ordered to remove a giant trunk put up on Moscow's iconic Red Square, organisers said Wednesday, after it triggered outrage among some Russians. Duration: 0:47 Nov 28, 2013

Nigeria sharia police smash 240,000 bottles of beer

Police enforcing Islamic law in Nigeria's city of Kano publicly destroyed some 240,000 bottles of beer on Wednesday, the latest move in a wider crackdown on behaviour deemed "immoral" in the area. Duration: 0:34 Nov 28, 2013

Merkel agrees coalition with Social Democrats

German Chancellor Angela Merkel agrees to form a coalition government with campaign rivals the Social Democrats, two months after her conservatives won elections but fell short of a full majority. Duration: 01:02 Nov 28, 2013

Protest in tense Honduras after disputed presidential vote

Hundreds of students clash with police as they block streets in the Honduras capital in support of the leftist presidential candidate, who is claiming victory though authorities say the conservative won. Duration: 00:34 Nov 28, 2013

Italian parliament expels Silvio Berlusconi

Italian senators on Wednesday expelled three-time former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi from parliament due to his criminal conviction for tax fraud, in a momentous round of voting. Duration: 00:57 Nov 28, 2013

China looks to calm fears over disputed islands

China moves to allay fears that its air defence identification zone around islands in the East China Sea is not a provocation after the US and Japan slam Beijing for escalating tensions in the region. Duration: 02:20 Nov 27, 2013