Party fever in Venice as stars descend for Clooney wedding

The party of the year is happening here: the fresco-adorned Aman hotel on Venice's Grand Canal is feverishly preparing for George Clooney's wedding to Amal Alamuddin, his Lebanon-born British fiancee. Duration: 00:38 Sep 26, 2014

Nuclear deal with Iran has never been closer: Germany

Germany's foreign minister speaks after meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the UN, saying that while a deal on nuclear negotiations has never been closer, "the last meters on the distance are the most difficult ones". Duration: 01:10 Sep 26, 2014

BJP to announce list of 190 candidates for Maharashtra polls on Friday after breaking apart from Shi

New Delhi, Sep 26 (ANI): BJP is to announce its first list of 190 candidates on Friday for the Maharashtra elections to be held on October 15. Party leader Shyam Jaju confirmed the same and said that party is likely to contest in about 250 of the total 288 Assembly segments and will leave the rest number of seats for its smaller allies. Jaju said that party tried to keep the alliance intact but could not and ultimately have to break apart. The last day of filing nominations in the state is on Saturday and all parties are now making efforts to finalise the list of candidates. Sep 26, 2014

Indian Americans celebrate Navratri festival in New York as PM Modi is to arrive anytime

New York, Sep 26 (ANI): Indian Americans performed traditional folk dance,'garba', in New York to celebrate Navratri festival, which spans Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first US visit. People dressed in traditional attire flocked outside a Geeta Temple in the city and danced in devotion to mark the nine-day festival. Modi, who would be observing the nine-day Navratri fast during his trip, has a tight schedule which features United Nations General Assembly, a rally of Indian Americans at New York's Madison Square Garden and talks with Obama in Washington. In New York, Indians belonging to Gujarati community said Modi's visit to the US was a proud moment for them. Sep 26, 2014

PM Modi extends greetings to former PM Manmohan Singh on his birthday

New Delhi, Sep 26 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday greeted his predecessor Manmohan Singh on his 82nd birthday. PM Modi tweeted, "Best wishes and warm greetings to Dr. Manmohan Singh ji on his birthday. May he be blessed with a long life and good health." Modi is currently en-route to New York from where he will head to Washington to meet US President Barack Obama for the first time. Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh is celebrating his 82nd birthday today. He was born on September 26, 1932 in Gah, Pakistan. Sep 26, 2014

BS Hooda files nomination papers from Rohtak constituency of Haryana

Rohtak, Sep 26 (ANI): Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Friday files his nomination papers from Rohtak constituency of the state. After filing his nomination papers at the election commission office, Hooda said that Haryana will elect his party again to power to carry forward the development done in last 9 1/2 years. Further, taking a dig at INLD Supremo OP Chautala, he said that if Chautala will take CM oath from jail, then Vidhan Sabha will also have to be formed in jail. Sep 26, 2014

Indians Scrabble To Get Their Hands On 'Elusive' Xiaomi Redmi 1s

New Delhi, Sept 26 (ANI) : Xiaomi Redmi 1s is creating buzz in the Indian market with its 4th flash sale held on 23 September in which 60,000 units were out of stock in just 5.2 seconds.The Redmi 1S is the follow up to the Redmi, an Android phone that offers exceptional value for its low price of just Rs.5999 only. The Redmi 1S comes with a new Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor clocked at 1.6GHz and twice the storage space at 8GB. The Smartphone still has an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 4.7-inch display with an HD resolution of 1,280x720 pixels. Despite few glitches, it has a spec sheet that blows its competitors away by making it the best Smartphone that you can buy at this price.: In India, Xiaomi has partnered with e-commerce retail site Flipkart to sell its devices. The site uses registrations of interest to provide a virtual queue for users to make purchases and so far, the demand for the Redmi 1S far exceeds supply. The next sale is scheduled to be held on 30th of September Sep 26, 2014

BJP demands President's rule in Maharashtra

Mumbai, Sept 26 (ANI): The BJP on Friday met Maharashtra Governor CV Rao and requested him to impose President Rule in the state after the ruling coalition government of Congress-Nationalist Congress Party split. After State Deputy Chief Minister and NCP leader Ajit Pawar announced that he and other cabinet ministers will resign and withdraw support from the government, the state government is likely to come into minority. Sep 26, 2014

Kolkata HC stays CBI investigation order in Parui murder case

Kolkata, Sep 26 (ANI): A division bench of Kolkata High Court stayed the single bench order which directed the CBI to investigate the Parui murder case. CBI investigation in the murder case was stayed till the next date of hearing i.e. Monday. Government lawyer Kalyan Banerjee addressing the media said that the case has been listed for next hearing on Monday. He added that the charge sheet has been filed and the magistrate has taken a cognizance of the charge sheet. Sep 26, 2014

BJP leaders file nomination for upcoming Maharashtra bypolls

Mumbai/Beed, Sep 26 (ANI): BJP leaders on Friday filed nominations for the upcoming Maharashtra assembly elections scheduled on October 15. BJP leader Pankaja Munde after filing the nomination from Beed constituency said it is sad that BJP-Shiv Sena alliance has ended but the polls cannot be ignored and BJP will fight the assembly elections with full zeal. BJP leader Vinod Tawde said that it would have been better if the BJP-Shiv Sena alliance had not broken, but added that BJP's win in the election is important for the development of Maharashtra. BJP leader Vinod Tawde has filed nomination from the Borivali constituency of Maharashtra. Sep 26, 2014

British PM urges parliament to back 'years' of Iraq action

British Prime Minister David Cameron warned that military action against Islamic State (IS) militants could last for "years" Friday as he urged lawmakers to back joining US-led air strikes in Iraq but not in Syria. Duration: 00:43 Sep 26, 2014