Australian PM Tony Abbott arrives at Presidents House, meets PM Modi

New Delhi, Sep 05 (ANI): Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who is on a two-day visit in India received a ceremonial reception at the President’s House in Delhi on Friday. Present at the event to receive Abbott were Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj and Delhi Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung. The Australian PM also received the guard of honour at his arrival. Later, Abbott also visited the Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate to pay his respect to the martyrs. Abbott who arrived Thursday evening in national capital Delhi was in Mumbai on his first day of visit and had attended various functions and had launched a scholarship programme for students named New Colombo Plan. Sep 5, 2014

Arup Raha addresses IAF seminar on commemoration of 50 Years of Indo-Pak War

New Delhi, Sep 05 (ANI): Indian Air Force Chief Arup Raha on Friday addressed the seminar on commemoration of 50 Years of 1965 Indo-Pak War. Raha said that the Seminar aims at remembering the role of Indian Air Force & great sacrifices of valiant Air Force personnel in the war. He also acknowledged the brave fight put on by the officials at the time. Various veterans also expressed their views on the role of the Air Force in the war. Sep 5, 2014

P Sathasivam takes oath as Governor of Kerala

Trivandrum, Sep 05 (ANI): Former chief justice of India P Sathasivam on Friday took oath as the governor of Kerala at the Raj Bhavan in Trivandrum. Sathasivam was administered oath by acting Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court Ashok Bhushan. Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, his cabinet colleagues and top officials were also present on the occasion. Sathasivam had arrived here Thursday evening to take oath as the new governor of Kerala. He succeeds former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, who had resigned last week and who flew out of the state Thursday. Sep 5, 2014

Common man happy with Narendra Modi as prime minister: Venkaiah Naidu

New Delhi, Sep 05 (ANI): Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu said that people of India are elated with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Naidu was addressing a news conference with journalists at the Press Club of India. When asked about the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) not taking any initiative to hold elections in Delhi, he said his party will again witness a sweeping victory if it happens. He added that with regard to holding elections in the national capital, the assessment has to be made by Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung. Answering a query about Congress party, blaming the BJP for trying to spread fear of terror in the country, he slammed the party by saying it is not able to reconcile to the reality of the current political situation in the country. Sep 5, 2014

Heavy rains create havoc in Kashmir, rescue operations on

Udhampur, Sep 05 (ANI): Heavy rains inundated many villages in Jammu and Kashmir killing at least 65 people. Incessant rains for the past about 48 hours have resulted in mud slides, flash floods and rising of water in all rivers. The Indian Army has immediately moved in deploying rescue operations in floods affected regions of Naoshera, Rajouri, Thanamandi and Poonch district of the state. The Army has been able to rescue almost 108 civilians as search and rescue operations are in full swing. Authorities declared a disaster alert in the northern region after two days of heavy rain hit villages across the Kashmir valley, causing the worst flooding in two decades. Sep 5, 2014

Indo-Bangladesh business conclave in Dhaka emphasizes on enhancing trade relations with northeast re

Dhaka, Sep 05 (ANI): Investors, entrepreneurs, policy makers, ministers and government officials from India and Bangladesh came together in Dhaka for a 2-day long business conclave, in an effort to enhance bilateral trade and connectivity. Another aim was to tap Bangladesh's business potential with India's northeastern region and West Bengal state. The conclave titled 'A New Phase in Bilateral Economic Relations' was organized by the Indian Chamber of Commerce and the India-Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry with support from the Indian High Commission in Dhaka. The 31 member Indian delegation was led by DoNER minister Gen. (retd) V.K. Singh. The participants focused on finding ways for the removal of bottlenecks in the free flow of trade and commerce between the 2 countries and strengthening connectivity on all fronts. Sep 5, 2014

US Justice Dept. to probe police in Ferguson, Missouri

The US Justice Department announces it is launching a civil rights investigation into the Missouri police department involved in the racially charged shooting of an unarmed black teenager. Duration: 00:52 Sep 5, 2014

NATO leaders denounce Russia, fully support Ukraine

NATO secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen accuses Russia of 'repeated violations' in Ukraine even as President Petro Poroshenko voices 'careful optimism' about forging a ceasefire with pro-Moscow rebels. Duration: 01:01 Sep 5, 2014

Dutch food producers hit by Russian embargo

Dutch food producers have been hit by Russia's embargo on food imports from the EU. The ban, announced in early August, came in retaliation against sanctions over Moscow's alleged role in separatist violence in eastern Ukraine. Duration: 01:03 Sep 5, 2014

NATO chief: Time pressing on Afghan troop accords

Time is pressing for Afghanistan, without a new president since June elections, to sign accords allowing NATO to carry out its post-2014 military training mission, alliance head Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Thursday. Duration: 00:42 Sep 5, 2014

French 'rogue trader' Kerviel to be freed from prison

Jerome Kerviel, the rogue trader imprisoned after losing nearly five billion euros through risky bets at French bank Societe Generale, will be freed next week, his lawyer said Thursday. Duration: 00:59 Sep 4, 2014

World experts race to deploy experimental Ebola drug

Some 200 experts huddled in Geneva on Thursday to debate experimental treatments for the Ebola virus as the world's worst-ever outbreak raged in west Africa, having killed more than 1,900 people so far. Duration: 01:03 Sep 5, 2014