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

India slams Sri Lanka for unilateral stand on issue of human rights violations

Chennai, Nov 02 (ANI): Union Finance Minister, P Chidambaram on Saturday slammed Sri Lankan government for its unilateral stand on the issue of human rights violations, amid speculations of Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh's participation in the Commonwealth Heads Meeting in Colombo. Chidambaram met DMK chief M Karunanidhi in Chennai to discuss about Singh participating in the meeting. Chidambaram said that human rights violations should be thoroughly investigated. Earlier on October 24, the government of Tamil Nadu moved a resolution in the state assembly, demanding India to boycott the meet in Colombo as a mark of protest against the war crimes committed by Sri Lankan regime on Tamils. Moving the resolution, Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa insisted the central government to seek suspension of Sri Lanka from CHOGM. Nov 2, 2013

Modis Patna visit political stunt: JD (U)

New Delhi, Nov 02 (ANI): The JD (U) on Saturday called BJP PM Candidate, Narendra Modi’s visit to Patna to meet the serial blast victims’ kin a political stunt. Nov 2, 2013

Muzaffarnagar: Security beefed up ahead of Diwali

Muzaffarnagar, Nov 02 (ANI): Authorities have beefed up security arrangements in violence hit Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday as residents thronged the marketplace on the eve of Diwali. Nov 2, 2013

Hamid Ansari delivers public lecture at Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies

London, Nov 02 (ANI): Vice President Hamid Ansari left for India on Saturday after concluding his 8-day official tour that took him to Peru, Cuba and Britain. Ansari left for Delhi soon after delivering a lecture on “Citizenship and identity” at the prestigious Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. Nov 2, 2013

Lata Mangeshkars remark in favour of Modi draws flak from Congress and CPI

New Delhi, Nov 02 (ANI): Veteran singer, Lata Mangeshkar’s remark that she wishes to see Narendra Modi as the next Prime Minister of the country, has drawn flak from the Congress and CPI. The octogenarian singer, who has also been dubbed as the nightingale of India said that the people of the country are waiting to see Modi become Prime Minister. Nov 2, 2013

Rajiv Shukla pulls up Modi, says 'PM aspirant should stop fighting with everyone'

New Delhi, Nov 02 (ANI): Congress leader and Minister of State for Planning and Parliamentary Affairs, Rajiv Shukla on Saturday appealed to Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi to stop creating discord among people by constant criticism and giving out wrong facts, especially when he is a prime ministerial candidate. Shukla further accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of indulging in vote bank politics by carrying out Asthi Kalash Yatra for Patna blast victims, and added that they are playing with the sentiments of the people. Modi, who arrived in Patna last night, is meeting the families of the six people who were killed in serial blasts ahead of his massive 'Hunkar' rally on October 27. Nov 2, 2013

Bangladesh heads for total deadlock ahead of scheduled polls

Dhaka, Nov 02 (ANI): Barrister, Supreme Court of Bangladesh, Hassan M S Azim highlighted the prevailing political tensions in the country, as the two main parties appeared to be hurtling towards a showdown that could delay or even derail elections due by January, in a country with a history of bloody political violence and military intervention. Nov 2, 2013