I was born in free India, democracy is in my blood: PM Modi

New York, Sep 29 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the intellectuals at Council for Foreign Relations in New York. Modi said that he is the first Prime Minister of India who was born in independent India and added that democracy runs in his blood. Modi also said that the youth of the nation wanted a change which is why he was elected as the Prime Minister. Modi also said that he wanted to emphasize on good governance and good development which goes hand in hand. Sep 30, 2014

Focusing on bringing labour reform for development: Modi

New York, Sept 29 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said at the Council on Foreign Relation that his government is working towards bringing labour reform. He added that while in India, issues of Labour reform may not be politically compatible but with the majority his party got, they would go for reforms. Sep 30, 2014

New Afghan President Ghani takes oath, seeks peace talks

Ashraf Ghani, a one-time US-based academic, was sworn in as the new president of Afghanistan on Monday, and used his inaugural speech to call for Taliban insurgents to join peace talks after 13 years of war. Duration: 0:56 Sep 30, 2014

PM Modi meets General Electric CEO Jeffery R Immelt

New York, Sep 29 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday met the CEO of General Electric, Jeffery R Immelt in New York. Immelt also met External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj along with Modi. Earlier in the day Modi also met the CEOs of 11 top US companies including Google's Eric Schmidt and PepsiCo's Indira Nooyi over breakfast. The CEOs are meeting Modi to understand his vision for the Indian economy and his vision as far as bringing FDI to India is concerned. Sep 30, 2014

PM Modi meets Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton

New York, Sep 29 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday met Former US President Bill Clinton and Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in New York. Modi also met the CEOs of 11 top US companies including Google's Eric Schmidt and PepsiCo's Indira Nooyi over breakfast, earlier in the day. Modi will depart for Washington later to meet US President Barack Obama after which Obama will host a private dinner for the Prime Minister. Sep 30, 2014

Bolstering business ties Indian textiles hit Bangladesh's consumer market

Dhaka, Sep 29 (ANI): Bolstering business ties a two-day textiles exhibition, engaging 22 top Indian textile companies showcasing both machines and textile products, like suiting, shirting, dress making equipments, embroidered dresses, fine fashion fabrics, home textiles and other homemade products, kick started on Monday (September 29) in the capital of Bangladesh. It is intended to provide a unique opportunity to business community of Bangladesh to see the quality and range of Indian fabrics and yarns, for establishing personal contacts for mutually beneficial business tie ups. India could emerge as the second largest producer of cellulose fibre/yarn and fourth largest producer of synthetic fiber/ yarn in the world. Sep 30, 2014

Sonia, Rahul Gandhi visit flood ravaged Kashmir

Anantnag, Sep 29 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi assured support to flood victims during their visit to the state of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday (September 29). Sonia and her son Rahul also interacted with the flood victims in Anantnag district. Rahul said they would be visiting other flood affected areas of the state as well. Emergency workers are struggling to prevent waterborne diseases like cholera as fetid water swilled around localities in the state. Hospitals were flooded when the Jhelum River burst its banks and staff scattered around the Srinagar city were unable to get to work. Doctors were running out of medicines and surgical equipment as they struggled to provide emergency services in makeshift medical centres. Sep 30, 2014

Passengers relieved as train services resume in Kashmir

Baramulla/ Jammu, Sep 29 (ANI): Bringing much relief to the passengers, train services on the Baramulla-Banihal railway track resumed on Monday (September 29) after remaining closed for many days due to floods in Jammu and Kashmir. Train services were badly affected due to worst flooding in the valley. Besides claiming hundreds of lives and inundating thousands of homes, the flood destroyed military bases and hospitals in main city Srinagar after the Jhelum River overflowed its banks. Now with the train services resuming, passengers said it would also help boost their business, making it easier to commute. Meanwhile, the fourth bridge on the River Tawi was also reopened on Monday. After floods washed away the entire Jammu region, several bridges and connecting roads were closed. It led to massive traffic snarl in the valley, causing enough misery and loss to the passengers and traders. Sep 30, 2014

'Haider' star cast supports 'Fever Voice for Change' campaign

Gurgaon, Sept 29 (ANI): The star cast of much awaited flick 'Haider' Shahid Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor along with ace fashion designer Manish Malhotra and Gurgaon Police Commissioner Alok Mittal joined hands with "Fever Vocie for Change" to felicitate attack fighters at an event in Gurgaon. The leading pair of 'Haider' said they were glad and felt privileged to be a part of such an initiative.It is said 'charity begins at home', propagating to follow this popular saying, Bollywood's favourite designer Manish Malhotra said change should begin with oneself first in order to change the society. It is said 'charity begins at home', propagating to follow this popular saying, Bollywood's favourite designer Manish Malhotra said change should begin with oneself first in order to change the society. Sep 29, 2014

PM Modi meets IBM CEO Virginia Rometty

New York, Sep 29 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday had a one-on-one meeting with IBM CEO Virginia Rometty. Earlier in the day Modi also met the CEOs of 11 top US companies including Google's Eric Schmidt and PepsiCo's Indira Nooyi over breakfast. The CEOs are meeting Modi to understand his vision for the Indian economy and his vision as far as bringing FDI to India is concerned. Modi would later meet former US President Bill Clinton and former US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton before heading to Washington for his first ever meeting with US President Barack Obama. Sep 29, 2014

BSF Chief flags off contingent for UN Mission

New Delhi, Sep 29 (ANI): Chief of Paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF), D. K. Pathak flagged off the contingent for 9th United Nations (UN) Organisation Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) on Monday in New Delhi. The BSF Peace-Keeping Mission which is the ninth consecutive contingent to Congo holds a total strengthen of 135 personnel which comprises seven officers, seven subordinate officers and 121 members of other ranks. The contingent who will be deployed in the African nation for a year to perform the duties is led by commandant BSF Yuvraj Dubey. Director General of BSF, Pathak said that this is a prestigious assignment and a specific capsule training on the UN based guidelines was imparted by the BSF to the personnel for their selection. Sep 29, 2014

PM Modi meets Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein

New York, Sep 29 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday met Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein. Modi also met the CEOs of 11 top US companies including Google's Eric Schmidt and PepsiCo's Indira Nooyi over breakfast, earlier in the day. After meeting the CEOs, Modi would later meet former US President Bill Clinton and former US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton before heading to Washington for his first ever meeting with US President Barack Obama. Sep 29, 2014