Fear grips western Myanmar after deadly attack

Terrified women and children hid in forests and police patrolled tense villages in western Myanmar Wednesday, residents said, following sectarian clashes which left five Muslims dead and prompted international alarm. Duration: 00:40 Oct 3, 2013

Dozens dead in migrant boat disaster near Italy

At least 92 asylum-seekers drowned and 150 were rescued after a boat carrying some 500 people caught fire and capsized near an Italian island on Thursday, officials and media reports said. Duration: 00:35 Oct 3, 2013

Ashton urges 'inclusive' approach for Egypt turmoil

EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton on Thursday called for an "inclusive" approach to solve political turmoil in Egypt triggered by the ouster of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi. Duration: 01:00 Oct 3, 2013

End of the line for Kenya's 'lunatic express'

An ambitious deal between Kenya and China to build a new railway across the country may spell the end of the line for East Africa's first train link that once connected coastal Mombasa to landlocked Uganda. Duration: 02:40 Oct 3, 2013

Manipur's border town Moreh gets its first court of Judicial Magistrate.

Moreh, Oct 02 (ANI): The first ever Court of Judicial Magistrate First class cum Civil court at Moreh was recently inaugurated by the Chief Justice of Manipur High Court, Justice Abhay Manohar Sapre. The court is the first of its kind in Manipur and it has video conferencing facility. Plans are on to establish more such courts in every district of the state. The state got an independent high court this year in March. Moreh, situated in Chandel district is located on the border with Myanmar. The opening of the court has come as a relief for people of the town who earlier had to travel long distances to settle legal matters. Oct 2, 2013

Bangladesh filmmaker seeks India's support to uphold spirit of liberation war

Agartala, Oct 02 (ANI): Veteran Bangladeshi filmmaker, Nasiruddin Yousuff, sought India’s support to uphold the spirit of 1971 liberation war, while he urged it to join in the fight against the fundamentalists. Yousuff formed a group called 'Friends of Bangladesh' and is holding seminars and talks in his country and outside to ask people to raise their voices against the rising religious fundamentalist groups in Bangladesh. Yousuff said in Agartala, Tripura that he formed the group to garner support not only from India but from other nations. Oct 2, 2013

BSF hails Bangladesh's efforts to curb crime

Salbagan, Oct 02 (ANI): Indian border guard official appreciated Bangladesh efforts in curbing border crimes, while hailing the closer cooperation between the guards of both the countries in an attempt to bring an end to infiltration, trafficking and smuggling by criminals. Tripura shares a long border with Bangladesh and normally friendly relations between India and Bangladesh have often been marred by border firing, especially after New Delhi began fencing off the frontier to stop illegal migrants, cattle smugglers and militants. Oct 2, 2013

Cabinet withdraws Ordinance: Dynasty more important than PM, says BJP

New Delhi, Oct 02 (ANI): Even as the government withdrew a controversial ordinance that protects convicted parliamentarians following stern opposition from Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi who described the policy as nonsense, the BJP on Wednesday said that dynasty was more important than the PM or cabinet as far as the Congress-led UPA was concerned. Oct 2, 2013

Modi hits mobile gaming world, entertains people across India

Raipur, Oct 02 (ANI): Within a month of anointment as prime ministerial candidate of the BJP, Narendra Modi has hit android gaming world as well. Modi themed free mobile games, offering entertainment and spreading awareness about politics, have become the latest rage among people across India. Co-convenor of Information Technology (IT) Cell of BJP, Prakash Bajaj said that the political party was not endorsing these games, but these are the supporters of Modi who have been promoting it. He added that the games are being downloaded by thousands of people on daily basis and resultantly, more games are clouding the market. Oct 2, 2013

Weak rupee injects booster dose to Indias medical tourism

New Delhi, Oct 02 (ANI): A weak rupee coupled with a range of quality healthcare options focussed on providing hassle free healing experience to the foreign patients is driving a boom in India's medical tourism industry. The study conducted by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry (ASSOCHAM) said the fall in the rupee has made medical treatment cheaper for foreign patients by nearly 25-30 percent and has also led to a spur in the number of foreign patients arriving in India over the past six months. The overseas patients come to India for complex surgeries involving the chest, the intestines, and transplantation of organs or replacement of the joints. Oct 2, 2013

Cabinet withdraws Ordinance on Convicted Lawmakers

New Delhi, Oct 02 (ANI): The government has decided to withdraw a controversial ordinance that protects convicted parliamentarians following stern opposition from Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi who described the policy as nonsense. The reversal of policy was cleared at a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday chaired by the Prime Minister. Oct 2, 2013

Army denies Pak occupation of any village along LoC

Srinagar, Oct 02 (ANI): The army on Wednesday said Indian troops were being heavily engaged by continuous firing from Pakistan along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir, however it denied that Pakistani troops had occupied any territory in India, as reported in sections of the media. Oct 2, 2013

Truth will come out and his freedom too, says Anand Jon's Sister Sanjana

New Delhi, Oct 02 (ANI): Designer-social activist Sanjana Jon, who is also the sister of jailed US-based Indian fashion designer Anand Jon, is on a 10-day tour in India with reigning Miss Universe 2012 Olivia Culpo to raise awareness about various social issues including female infanticide and women empowerment. Speaking about her brother Anand Jon, in an exclusive interview with ANI, Sanjana exuded confidence in the judiciary and said that she believes her brother will soon walk out of the jail. Even as India-born celebrity fashion designer Anand Jon Alexander, locked up in California for raping and sexually assaulting models, pleaded guilty to one count of forced oral sex in a similar case in New York, Sanjana Jon's fight to prove her brother innocent persists. Oct 2, 2013

Would have resigned had I been in PM's place: Parkash Singh Badal

Jalandhar, Oct 02 (ANI): Punjab Chief Minister, Parkash Singh Badal on Wednesday said that had he been in Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh's place, he would have quit the post after Congress Vice president Rahul Gandhi sprung up a controversy by calling an ordinace on convicted lawmakers a complete nonsense. Oct 2, 2013