Chhattisgarh Polls: Congress assails Raman Singh govt

Raipur, Oct 25 (ANI): A day after Chhattisgarh chief Minister Raman Singh filed his nomination paper from Rajnandgaon seat for the upcoming polls in Chhattisgarh, Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh on Friday said that the BJP government in the state has indulged in massive corruption. Assailing the Raman Singh government, Singh said that the people of Chhatisgarh have always supported Congress and it would have formed a government there had there not been a fixing by the BJP from the naxal inflicted regions. Oct 25, 2013

Bangladesh academician highlights ideological differences among political parties

Dhaka, Oct 25 (ANI): Bangladesh academician, Shafi Ahmed highlighted the conflict between the leading political parties of the country, as tensions mounted ahead of the general elections. Bangladesh has been rocked by protests and counter-protests since January, when a tribunal set up by the government to investigate abuses during a 1971 war of independence from Pakistan sentenced to death in absentia a leader of the Jamaat-e-Islami. Ahmed while talking to the reporter in Dhaka said that there was clash of ideologies between the two leading political parties. Oct 25, 2013

UP: Girl set on fire after rape attempt by villager

Jalaun, Oct 25 (ANI): A teenage girl in Jalaun district of Uttar Pradesh died in hospital allegedly after being set on fire by a villager, who had attempted to rape her first. The incident took place at Nipniya village of Sirsa Kalan area in Jalaun district on Tuesday evening in the fields where she went to attend nature's call. Police, however, suspected the incident to be a case of suicide. The assistant superintendent of police in the region, Rakesh Shankar, said that the girl was believed to be in a relationship with the accused and committed suicide after being spotted with him by her brother. Oct 25, 2013

Continuous Ceasefire violations instils fear in villagers

Samba, Oct 25 (ANI): Massive exchange of fire between Indian and Pakistan troops overnight across the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir instilled fear in the minds of border villagers forcing thousands to abandon their homes. The villagers, already facing hardships due to continuous violations of ceasefire and shelling from Pakistan, were shaken after the incident. A mortar bomb fell at a house in Nanga village of Samba district, when the village was fast asleep in their 'safe abodes'. Consequently, thousands of them have abandoned their homes and is seeking refuge elsewhere at community shelters like schools. Oct 25, 2013

PM's statement on Coalgate: He never acts on his words, says Yashwant Sinha

New Delhi, Oct 25 (ANI): Reacting on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's statement that he is open to CBI investigation in Coalgate scam and has nothing to hide, BJP leader Yashwant Sinha said that the PM never acts on his words. He also said that there is nothing new in his statements is just matter of fact statements. Oct 25, 2013

EU countries urge answers over US spying row

France and Germany want talks with the United States to settle a spying row after US eavesdropping on German Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile and French citizens' calls, the EU announced Friday. Duration: 00:54 Oct 25, 2013

Hollande rules out supertax relief for football clubs

President Francois Hollande ruled out Friday any special exemption for France's football clubs as clubs angered at the country's 75-percent tax on its highest earners ready for unprecedented strike action. Duration: 00:32 Oct 25, 2013

Indonesian capital swoops to rescue performing monkeys

Lying low in a slum in the Indonesian capital Jakarta, monkey handlers do not dare take their long-tailed macaques out to perform in the streets for fear of being caught in a new crackdown. Duration: 00:33 Oct 25, 2013

China court rejects Bo appeal, ending saga

A Chinese court rejects fallen politician Bo Xilai's appeal against his conviction and confirms his life sentence, a ruling likely to seal his fate as authorities look to close a damaging scandal. Duration: 00:44 Oct 25, 2013

US 'pivot' to Asia gaining strength: admiral

The US has significantly increased its warships and aircraft deployed in Asia despite Washington's budget woes, adding punch to its "pivot" to the region, according to a senior naval commander. Duration: 00:47 Oct 25, 2013

Thailand mourns top Buddhist leader

Crowds of mourners turn out to pay their respects after Thailand's top Buddhist leader, 100-year-old Supreme Patriarch Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara, died on Thursday due to a blood infection following recent surgery. Duration: 00:52 Oct 25, 2013

Nearly 700 immigrants rescued off Sicily: Italy

Nearly 700 refugees were rescued off Sicily in several operations, Italian authorities said Friday, as European leaders grapple with the issue of illegal immigration at a European Union summit. Duration: 00:49 Oct 25, 2013