Former US Diplomat says Modi gave a notion that India is open for business

New York, Sep 30 (ANI): Former US Diplomat to India Frank Wisner said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave a notion through his various speeches that India is open for business. He also said that he was impressed with Modi's speeches as he represented a proud voice for India and putting across India's point of view before the world. He also added that he hoped US President Barack Obama and PM Modi put their minds together and develop a cordial relationship. Sep 30, 2014

Pakistan arrests 25 Indian fishermen for violating its waters

Karachi, Sep 30 (ANI): Pakistan maritime authorities arrested 25 Indian fishermen and took into custody their four boats for illegal fishing in the country's territorial waters according to a police official. The arrest came after Pakistan detained 29 Indian fishermen on September 27, making a total number of detainees to 54 in two days. The arrested fishermen were handed over to police in the southern port city of Karachi for necessary legal action. Sep 30, 2014

PM Modi raises the issue of terrorism at CFR

New York, Sep 29 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing the intellectuals at Council for Foreign Relations, raised the issue of terrorism which is a disturbing element worldwide. Modi said that terrorism is an international issue of concern and it needs to be understood by all the nations seriously. He also said that a lot of nations never understood the negative side of terrorism and kept on giving support to the evil. He also raised the ongoing issue of growing terrorism in the Middle East. The Prime Minister said that Terrorism is threat to humanity and whoever believes in humanity they need to come together beyond all divisions. Modi then said that he has always believed in the formula that Terrorism divides and Tourism unites. Sep 30, 2014

Want to maintain friendly relations with neighbours: PM Modi

New York, Sep 29 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing the intellectuals at Council for Foreign Relations, said that he aimed at maintaining friendly relations with his neighbouring countries. Modi said that he is the first Prime Minister to have invited representatives from all SAARC nations at his swearing-in ceremony, which symbolizes that he wants relations with his neighbours to be friendly. He also said that as a gesture of humanity he also offered help to Pakistan occupied Kashmir when flood hit the state. Sep 30, 2014

MasterCard CEO appreciates PM Modi's steps towards development

New York, Sep 29 (ANI): The Chief Executive Officer of MasterCard, Ajay Banga, after meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that their meeting was very productive. Banga said that Modi is taking the right steps and if he implements them rightly India will be on a very different development trajectory. Sep 30, 2014

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