Israel's former president meets Prime Minister Modi to boost bilateral ties

New Delhi, Nov 07 (ANI): Israel's former President Shimon Peres met India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi to boost ties and discuss bilateral, regional and multilateral issues. Nobel laureate Peres will launch a tri-lateral dialogue on food and water security involving India, Israel and Australia. Peres, who completed his seven-year tenure as president in July this year, would participate in the World Economic Forum meet in New Delhi. India has opted to buy Israel's Spike anti-tank guided missile, a defence ministry source said on November 01, rejecting a rival US offer of Javelin missiles that Washington had lobbied hard to win. Nov 7, 2014

President Pranab Mukherjee leaves for Bhutan on two day visit

New Delhi, Nov 07 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee left for Bhutan on his two day visit aiming at the agreement on Bhutan providing assistance in revamping ancient Indian Nalanda University. During a news conference by India’s foreign ministry in New Delhi, Venu Rajamony said one of the most important aspects of his foreign trips is to promote educational exchanges with foreign countries. Foreign secretary to president, Sujatha Singh said at the invitation of his majesty the King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, Mukherjee would be in Bhutan on a state visit from November 07-08. Mukherjee will address Bhutanese leaders, officials, professionals and intelligentsia on India-Bhutan relations at the convention centre in Thimpu. Nov 7, 2014

Traditional dance of archery attracts visitors to fair in Shimla

Shimla, Nov 07 (ANI): Villagers in Himachal Pradesh organised a fair to promote traditional archery sport, 'Thoda'. The fair, which was held at Raggyan village, over 20 kilometres from Shimla city, aimed at preserving the traditional sport. Many young archers were seen playing the sport during the fair and urged more and more youth to preserve this heritage. On the beats of traditional drums, people aim at each other with bow and arrow on legs. A traditional dance is also performed during the fair. Villagers believe that this sport was played for the deities. The elders are now training young people for this sport to preserve and promote it for ages to come. This fair is a blend of religious belief and love for century-old 'Thoda' sport. Locals believe that organising such kind of fairs is a symbol of prosperity. Nov 7, 2014

DR Congo's M23 rebels warn of new conflict risk

A year after the end to bitter fighting in easten Democratic Republic of Congo, the leader of the DRC's defeated M23 rebels has warned, in an exclusive interview with AFP, of the possibility of renewed conflict. Duration: 01:23 Nov 7, 2014

After midterm Republican wave, what next for US politics?

With Republicans taking control of the US Congress, Barack Obama has angered opponents with a pledge to use his powers to shake-up the immigration system, but there may be issues they can work on together. Duration: 02:12 Nov 7, 2014

Donetsk fighting resumes after teenage deaths

Andriy Lysenko, Ukraine's defence spokesman, said conflict had resumed in Donetsk Thursday after three mortars hit a school playing field on Wednesday, instantly killing two teenagers. Duration: 00:54 Nov 7, 2014

French fotball coach Sagnol rejects racism charge

Bordeaux coach Willy Sagnol rejects accusations of racism after his comments about African players, which led to anti-racism campaigners calling for action to be taken against him. Duration: 00:44 Nov 7, 2014

Smoke billows over Kobane as battles continue

Fighting continued on Thursday in the battleground Syrian border town of Kobane as jihadists continue their assaults on Kurdish militia bolstered by the arrival of heavily armed Iraqi peshmerga forces. Duration: 00:38 Nov 6, 2014

EU ready to sanction Luxembourg over tax if necessary

The EU is already probing Luxembourg's tax breaks for global firms and will take action if necessary, a spokesman for new European commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said Thursday after leaked documents on the deals were published. Duration: 00:44 Nov 6, 2014

Amnesty decries violence in C.Africa, UN defends mandate

As Amnesty International call for more peacekeepers to stop the bloodshed in Central African Republic, the UN mission in the country has expressed its concern over acts of violence but also looked offer reassurance. Duration: 01:09 Nov 6, 2014