Lehar weakened further, but will hit Helen affected victims again: NDMA

New Delhi, Nov 28 (ANI): The cyclone Lehar before crossing the Andhra Pradesh coast weakened further on Thursday and is now expected to cross the state as depression, said NDMA Vice-Chairman M Shashidhar Reddy. He said that the bad news is that the cyclone will hit the same part of the region and same victims who were affected by the cyclone Helen which hit the state earlier. Nov 28, 2013

Police arrest five Maoists in Bihar

Gaya, Nov 28 (ANI): Acting on a tip off, the police and security forces in Bihar nabbed five Maoists and recovered arms from the rebels. The arrests took place in Gaya district of Bihar, which is a stronghold of the rebels. Earlier this month, a joint team of the state police and paramilitary forces had seized a large quantity of explosives from a Maoist hideout in a forest in Jamui district. Divulging details, Senior Superintendent of Police, Nishant Tiwari, said that the Maoists were arrested from different locations in the district. Nov 28, 2013

Naxals threaten local businessmen in Jagdalpur area of Chhattisgarh

Jagdalpur, Nov 28 (ANI): Local businessmen and shopkeepers in Kukanaar village live in fear as naxals enforce their own laws and extort money from them. The rebels put their own price tags on goods sold by shopkeepers and ask them for their share of profit. Those who ignore their diktat, face tough punishment. The rebels pose as `messiahs’ of tribal farmers in Chhattisgarh and they ask local traders to buy produce at the price fixed by them. This causes problems for the government in implementing the rule of law. Nov 28, 2013

Shoma mishandled the issue, could have saved Tehelka: Kiran Bedi

New Delhi, Nov 28 (ANI): As Tehelka’s managing editor Shoma Chaudhury resigned from the magazine, trying to shield the reputation of the same, Former IPS Officer Kiran Bedi said that Chaudhury totally mishandled the situation and could have wisely saved Tehelka. Bedi said that Chaudhury knows how to comment on others but is totally confused on how to handle her own issues. Further, the social activist said that it is to the relief that Goa police is handling the case very professionally and carefully with strong evidences. Nov 28, 2013

Italian parliament expels defiant Berlusconi

Following the decision to expel former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi from Italian parliament, certain residents of Rome said they hoped it would mark a new beginning for the country. Duration:01:21 Nov 28, 2013

BJP confident for Delhi polls, says AAP won't win even single seat

New Delhi, Nov 28 (ANI): As the Delhi Assembly polls are nearing, BJP leader Nitin Gadkari remained confident of the same and said that the election is between the BJP and Congress and that AAP won't win even a single seat whatsoever. He said that the BJP will win two-thirds of the majority and AAP can mostly get 2 to 3 seats. Nov 28, 2013

BJP's attempt to politicize Tehelka case unfortunate, shows their mindset: Congress

New Delhi, Nov 28 (ANI): After BJP leader lashed out at Congress Union Minister as "shielding" Tehelka Editor Tarun Tejpal in the sexual assault case, Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala said that the opposition's attempt to politicize the issue is very unfortunate and that it shows their mindset. The lashing comes after allegations of BJP's involvement in the case. Further, Surjewala said that it is the state government's responsibility to ensure speedy trial in the case. Nov 28, 2013

Tejpal terribly wrong in saying BJP is prejudiced against him: N Ram

Chennai, Nov 28 (ANI): Veteran journalist and former editor of ‘The Hindu’ newspaper, N Ram, on Thursday condemned the sexual assault incident involving Tehelka magazine editor in chief Tarun Tejpal, and said that the latter is terribly wrong in saying the BJP is prejudiced against him. He also hit out at managing editor Shoma Chaudhury who resigned from her post on Thursday. Nov 28, 2013

Shoma resigned due to fear of arrest: Nirmala Samant

New Delhi, Nov 28 (ANI): NCW Member Nirmala Samant on Thursday lashed out at the Managing Editor of Tehelka, Shoma Chaudhury and alleged that she resigned as she does not doesn't want to cooperate even with the police. Samant also said that Shoma may be fearing arrest and that’s why she resigned from Tehelka. Nov 28, 2013

Shoma Chaudhury resigns, faces flak from activists

Panaji/ New Delhi/ Mumbai, Nov 28 (ANI): Activists continued to lash out at the Tehelka Managing Editor Shoma Chaudhury, hours after she resigned amid allegations that she handled a young journalist's complaint of sexual assault against Editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal irresponsibly. Nov 28, 2013

Hong Kong catches its breath amid the chaos

Life in Hong Kong is fast and frenzied but, with a shift in perspective, the chaos can appear to slow down just enough for the city to catch its breath. Duration: 04:38 Nov 28, 2013

Cyclonic storm Lehar weakens; likely to hit Andhra coast today afternoon

Visakhapatnam, Nov 28 (ANI): The intensity of cyclonic storm Lehar, which is expected to hit Andhra Pradesh coast on Thursday afternoon and bring heavy rain, has weakened. According to reports, the very severe cyclonic storm, located over west-central and adjoining south Bay of Bengal, has weakened into a severe cyclonic storm. It is expected to weaken further and cross Andhra coast near Machillipatnam this afternoon. Andhra Pradesh government, however, remained alert, evacuating people from vulnerable areas and taking all precautionary measures. Nov 28, 2013