PM Modi visits Martin Luther King memorial along with US President Obama

Washington DC, Sep 30 (ANI): In a rare gesture, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama jointly visited the memorial of Martin Luther King in Washington DC. Both the leaders together paid homage to the statue of the leader of African-American Civil Rights Movement. Modi and Obama drove straight to the Memorial after their summit level talks at the White House. As per initial plan, Modi was to go alone to pay the homage but in last minute change American president also decided to join him. Both the leaders took a round of the memorial and Obama was seen explaining significance of the site to Modi. Oct 1, 2014

PM Modi briefs about his meet with Obama, invites him to visit India Part - 1

Washington DC, Sep 30 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi after meeting US President Barack Obama briefed about the summit level talks held between them. Modi said that India is committed to the resolution of civil nuclear cooperation between the two countries. He also raised the issues of commitment towards Afghanistan and Ebola breakout in Africa. Modi also extended an invitation to Barack Obama to visit India along with his family. Oct 1, 2014

PM Modi briefs about his meet with Obama, invites him to visit India Part - 2

Washington DC, Sep 30 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi after meeting US President Barack Obama briefed about the summit level talks held between them. Modi said that India is committed to the resolution of civil nuclear cooperation between the two countries. He also raised the issues of commitment towards Afghanistan and Ebola breakout in Africa. Modi also extended an invitation to Barack Obama to visit India along with his family. Oct 1, 2014

Craftsmen see Modi's US visit fuelling demand for handicrafts

Moradabad, Sep 30 (ANI): The handicrafts industry in Moradabad is hoping to reap the benefits of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's US visit, expecting the trip's success to fuel a demand for 'Make in India' products in the country's biggest export market. Modi's 'Make in India' initiative is aimed at turning the country into a manufacturing hub for the world so that the development of 1.25 billion people would create a massive market for all their goods to be absorbed and the surplus to be exported to the outside world. With the change in visa laws, the industry is expected to attract more US buyers and investors and help the domestic market to grow, who earlier were unwilling to visit India. Oct 1, 2014

Petrol price cut by 65p from midnight

New Delhi, Sept 30 (ANI): Petrol price has been slashed by 65 paise a litre effective from midnight tonight. Petrol will now be sold at Rs. 67.86 per litre from midnight in New Delhi. "Petrol prices have continued to show a downward trend. The current levels of international oil prices and INR-USD exchange rate warrant a decrease in selling price of petrol in the domestic market," said Indian Oil in a statement. Diesel prices are also likely to be cut by about Rs.1 per litre, the first reduction in rates in over five years. However, the cut will wait for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's return from the US. Meanwhile, according to latest reports, the cost of cylinders without subsidy has also been slashed by Rs.21. Oct 1, 2014

India-US joint military exercise concludes

Ranikhet, Sep 30 (ANI): The 14-day joint military exercise between India and the US, which is aimed at strengthening and broadening inter-operability and cooperation between the two armies, concluded in Uttarakhand on Tuesday (September 30). The 'Yudh Abhyas' focused on key elements of command post exercise, field training exercise and expert academic exchanges in hill town of Ranikhet. The event, which kicked off on September 17, brought together troops of a mountain brigade of the Indian Army and a company and brigade headquarters of the US Army. The troops of both the sides executed a series of combined strategic drills for neutralisation of likely threats that may be encountered in the UN peace keeping operations. Oct 1, 2014

Haryana CM slams BJP for not declaring CM candidate in upcoming polls

New Delhi, Sep 30 (ANI): Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Tuesday slammed BJP for not declaring the name of its CM candidate in the upcoming assembly elections in the state. He said that BJP doesn't have any candidate who is suitable for the post of Chief Minister and the party is misleading public by making false promises. Hooda added that every election is a challenge and that he is confident that Congress will win elections for the third time in Haryana. Reacting over Amit Shah's statement that he had made in an election rally in Haryana earlier in the day, Hooda said that Shah should first look into his past and then see where he has reached. Sep 30, 2014

Politicos react on Obama-Modi joint editorial

New Delhi, Sept 30 (ANI): Politicos on Tuesday stated that they would wait for Prime Minister Narendra Modi to explain if there were any substantial agreement between the India and America after a joint editorial was issued by Barack Obama and Narendra Modi on Tuesday. The joint editorial by Modi and Obama spoke of a renewed Indo-US partnership in the 21st century. It also said that the true potential of the ties was yet to be fully realized and the new government in India was a natural opportunity to broaden and deepen the ties. Sep 30, 2014

Education in shamble in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir

Muzaffarabad, PoK, September 30, 2014:- Be it the infrastructure, administration or social life...everything is in shambles in Gilgit Baltistan. The young minds, which need to be nurtured, do not get an environment that is conducive to their development and growth. As a result of which people here are trying to send their children out of the region but lack of financial assistance have crashed several dreams of gaining education. Sep 30, 2014

'Honour To Design For Our National Hero Mr.Modi,' Says Manish Malhotra

Gurgaon, Sep 30 (ANI): A lot is being said and discussed in the fashion community about Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's looks, style and fashion sense...And taking the lead is celebrity fashion designer Manish Malhotra...The ace couturier showed keen interest to dress the Indian premier. Speaking at an event in cyber city Gurgaon, the designer said he would be honoured if given a chance to dress Prime Minister Modi. Malhotra was in Gurgaon on the sidelines of the "Fever Voice for Change" event, a CSR campaign initiated by Fever 104 FM. Lauding the government's latest 'cleanliness drive', he said every Indian citizen needed to be more conscious about cleanliness. Sep 30, 2014

SC's direction to enroll defence personnel as general voters implemented: VS Sampath

Mumbai, Sep 30 (ANI): Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath on Monday said that the Supreme Court's direction to enroll defence personnel as general voters is going to be implemented in the upcoming assembly elections in Haryana and Maharashtra. VS Sampath also appealed to the voters to check their names in the electoral roll and turn up in large numbers at the polling stations, so as to make the democracy purposeful. Sep 30, 2014

Police arrest two with packets of heroin ready to be sold in metros

Khunti, Sept 30 (ANI): Acting on a tip off, police officials in Khunti district of Jharkhand arrested two drug smugglers with packets of heroin that was ready to be sold in metros. The drugs caught are of high quality. Reportedly the accused have been into this business for more than a month now. Superintendent of Police, Anish Gupta, told reporters that the heroin seized was worth a huge amount. A special team was formed after information received from Crime Investigation Department (CID) on drugs trafficking. Jharkhand, a Maoist infested region, is backward and undeveloped, where gullible people often fall prey to nefarious activities to earn a quick buck. Sep 30, 2014

PM Modi to pay floral tribute to Mahatma Gandhi's statue, excitement increases

Washington DC, Sept 30 (ANI): Excited Indian-Americans waited for Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is about to reach Indian Embassy to pay floral tribute to Mahatma Gandhi's statue. The Gandhi Status in front of the Indian Embassy near DuPont Circle was dedicated on September 16, 2000 during a State Visit of then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in the presence of the then US President Bill Clinton. Sep 30, 2014

PM Modi pays floral tribute at Mahatma Gandhi's statue

Washington DC, Sept 30 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached the Indian Embassy in Washington and paid floral tribute at the Mahatma Gandhi's statue. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj also paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi. Excited Indian Americans were also present to see the Prime Minister paying tribute. Sep 30, 2014

Microsoft to roll out commercial cloud services from local data centres in India

New Delhi, Sept 30 (ANI): Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella on Tuesday said that Microsoft would roll out commercial cloud services from local data centres in India by the end of 2015. Microsoft Azure is a cloud-based platform for creating, deploying and maintaining online applications and services such as websites and web-hosted applications. The service, which is used by governments and corporations around the world, supports various programming languages, tools and frameworks. Nadella, who took the helm of the world's largest software company in February, said there was an incredible demand and opportunity for India with Microsoft cloud services. Sep 30, 2014