US demonstrators back Hong Kong protesters

In a sign of solidarity for the protestors in Hong Kong people descend on Times Square in New York, sporting umbrellas, a symbol of the pro-democracy movement. Duration: 01:24 Oct 2, 2014

Libya militias continue military operations

Libya's Fajr Libya (Libyan Dawn) militia fighters continue military operations at a position they took from a rival militia in the southern part of the town of Wershfana, some 27 kilometers west of the Libyan capital. Duration: 00:35 Oct 2, 2014

US hunts contacts of Ebola patient, including children

Health officials in Texas on Wednesday scoured the Dallas area for people, including schoolchildren, who came in contact with a Liberian man who was diagnosed with Ebola in the United States. Duration: 00:55 Oct 2, 2014

'Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah' team accepts PM Modi's 'Clean India' challenge

Mumbai, Oct 02 (ANI): 'Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah' team on Thursday accepted Prime Minister Narendra Modi's challenge of 'Clean India'. Producer of the Soap opera, Asit Kumar Modi said that this is a great opportunity and a subject of honour. He said that the whole team will work on the same. Meanwhile, Actor Disha Vakani playing the role of 'Daya' and Shailesh Lodha in the role of 'Tarak Mehta' also accepted the challenged and thanked PM Modi for such an honour. Modi launched the campaign on Thursday and aims to make India clean by 2019. Oct 2, 2014

PM Modi and Vice President Hamid Ansari pay homage to Lal Bahadur Shastri on his 103rd birth anniver

New Delhi, Oct 02 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday paid homage to former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri at Vijay Ghat, whose 103rd birth anniversary coincides with Mahatma Gandhi. Later, Vice President Hamid Ansari also paid tribute to Lal Bahadur Shastri at Vijay Ghat. Meanwhile, Congress Presidnet Sonia Gandhi and Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh also visited Vijay Ghat and paid floral tribute to Shastri. Modi also paid respect to Shastri via twitter. He described Shastri as a man "with strong determination" and "a symbol of simplicity" and "a person who gave India the slogan Jai Jawan, Jai Kisan". Senior Congress leader Anil Shastri, son of Lal Bahadir Shastri, was also present earlier at Vijay Ghat to offer his tribute to his father. Oct 2, 2014

Mixed reactions pour in after PM Modi lauches 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'

New Delhi/Bhopal/Mumbai, Oct 2 (ANI): Political leaders poured in mixed reactions on Thursday after Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'. BJP President Amit Shah said that after a long time a social issue has been raised through such a big campaign. Congress leader Rajiv Shukla said that he hopes BJP is not using the campaign to get footage and is really working towards cleaning India. NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that he hopes to see a clean India in the near future. However JD (U) Chief Sharad Yadav said that nothing much is going to come out of this campaign. Oct 2, 2014

Mixed reactions pour in after PM Modi lauches 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'

New Delhi/Bhopal/Mumbai, Oct 2 (ANI): Political leaders poured in mixed reactions on Thursday after Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'. BJP President Amit Shah said that after a long time a social issue has been raised through such a big campaign. Congress leader Rajiv Shukla said that he hopes BJP is not using the campaign to get footage and is really working towards cleaning India. NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that he hopes to see a clean India in the near future. However JD (U) Chief Sharad Yadav said that nothing much is going to come out of this campaign. Oct 2, 2014

Smartphone Wars: iPhone 6 Vs Samsung Galaxy Alpha

New Delhi, Oct 2 (ANI) ; The biggest battle of Smartphone's 2014 has begun and it's time to square iPhone 6 and Samsung's new line up, the Galaxy Alpha against each other.To start with Apple iPhone 6 is one up from Samsung Galaxy Alpha as its reported 1704 x 960 pixel which gives you 326 pixels per inch, in comparison to the Alpha whose screen surprisingly is just 1280 x 720 pixels, with a density of 312 pixels per inch.The iPhone 6 is Metal whereas Galaxy Alpha is metal and plastic. Both come with shatter proof Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection for their display.Coming to the camera segment, iPhone 6 gets much positive attention for its camera although it offers 8MP while Alpha is 12 MP. Both the cameras are capable of full HD recording.Samsung Galaxy Alpha has already been launched in India and will be available in the market from the first week of October with the price tag of Rs.39,990 whereas Apple iPhone 6 is yet to be launched in India. Oct 2, 2014

Hrithik Roshan hosts a special screening of Bang Bang

Mumbai, Oct 2 (ANI): Bollywood Actor Hrithik Roshan hosted a special screening of his much awaited upcoming flick Bang Bang in the showbiz capital Mumbai. Speaking on the occasion Roshan thanked the industry for accepting his Bang Bang challenge and supporting the film. While leading lady Katrina Kaifsaid she is looking forward for audience response. Directed by Siddharth Anand Bang Bang is the remake of Hollywood flick Knight and Day and is out on theaters near you to watch it. Oct 2, 2014

Dolphins and turtles under threat in Pakistan

The turtles and Dolphins of Pakistan's Indus river - both protected by law - are in a fight for their survival as man's activities threatens their futures. Duration: 02:29 Oct 2, 2014

German World War II bomber found in Croatia's Adriatic

A rare, well-preserved German World War II bomber has been found in Croatia's central Adriatic more than seven decades after it was shot down, the national conservation institute said on Wednesday. Duration: 00:40 Oct 2, 2014

Kiran Bedi, Amir Khan laud PM Modi's 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' initiative

New Delhi, Oct 2 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Clean India' campaign has been appreciated by Actor Aamir Khan along with social activist and former IPS officer Kiran Bedi. Social activist and former IPS officer Kiran Bedi on Thursday said that 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' is a very positive campaign and that any movement that is started by the leadership by setting an example is going to have an impact on the people. Meanwhile, speaking out in support of 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' Bollywood actor Aamir Khan said, that clean India movement is the right kind of gift that we can give Mahatma Gandhi on his birthday. Oct 2, 2014

Cleanliness is the responsibility of every citizen, not just government: Advani

Ahmedabad, Oct 02 (ANI): Participating in the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan', veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani on Thursday said that people should understand that cleanliness is the responsibility of every citizen and not just the government. He also said that one of the main focuses of the 'Swachh Bharat' campaign is to provide toilets for everyone so that people stop defecating in the open. Earlier on Thursday, Prime Minister Modi officially launched the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' from Rajpath, he also administered Swachh Bharat pledge and flagged-off Swachh Bharat walkathon. The 'Swachh Bharat' campaign that has been launched nationwide focuses on sanitation, hygiene and waste management. Oct 2, 2014

Nation pays tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 145th birth anniversary

New Delhi, Oct 02 (ANI): The nation pays homage to Father of the Nation-Mahatma Gandhi on his 145th birth anniversary on Thursday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu paid floral tribute to 'Bapu' at the Rajghat in Delhi. Meanwhile, Congress President Sonia Gandhi, accompanied by former Kerala Governor Shiela Dikshit also paid their homage to Father of the Nation at Rajghat. Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan along with Minister of Development of North Eastern Region, VK Singh and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh also visited Rajghat. The leaders paid floral tributes at Rajghat - the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi on the banks of the River Yamuna. Oct 2, 2014