Canada says it can help solve India's housing problems

New Delhi, Oct 16 (ANI): Canada showed interest in taking part in India's ambitious programmes of 'Housing for All' and building 100 'smart cities' and offered its technology in this regard. The offer was made during a meeting between Canadian Trade Minister Ed Fast with Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu in New Delhi. Fast said they had a very intense discussion about the 100 smart cities that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has put forward to develop modern India. He added that it is remarkable of the path the new government placed India on. Oct 16, 2014

Exit polls garner mixed reactions from politico

New delhi, Oct 16 (ANI): Exit polls garnered mixed response from politicos for both Maharashtra and Haryana Assembly elections. BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that the exit polls show BJP emerging as the largest party in both Maharashtra and Haryana Assembly elections. Congress leader Rashid Alvi said that in Maharashtra and Haryana there are anti-incumbency and the Congress will be in a better position than what exit polls reveal. However NCP leader Praful Patel said that no party will get single majority and there will be a coalition government. Oct 16, 2014

Waving of Islamic State flag in Kashmir matter of grave concern, says army

Srinagar, Oct 16 (ANI): General Officer Commanding (GOC), Chinar Corps, Lieutenant General, Subrata Saha said that the appearance of Islamic State (IS) flag in Kashmir is a matter of grave concern and it could have serious implications. He added that IS has the ability to attract volunteers by implication and to misguide the youth. He further said that IS even has the potential to create sectarian strife. Oct 16, 2014

Decoratives made by street children on sale in Gujarat ahead of Diwali

Rajkot, Oct 16 (ANI): A variety of decorative knick knacks made by street children have been put on sale by a trust in Gujarat ahead of Diwali, to use the money thus collected to brighten up their lives. A trust called 'Pujit Rupani Trust' in Rajkot city of Gujarat has organised an exhibition of the decorative items made by children from poor families. More than 300 street children's items are on display at this exhibition. According to the trustee, Anjali Rupani, the aim of this exhibition is to collect money by selling these items to make the festival cheerful for the otherwise deprived children.The children worked with great enthusiasm to find a platform for their art and for a promotion of this kind. A variety of artistic earthern lamps, photo frames, earthern toys and other beautiful items of various designs and colours which are generally used on the occasion of Diwali are on display. Eager visitors went on a buying spree as the cause gave them immense joy. Oct 16, 2014

World's largest cruise ship docks in Southampton

Oasis of the Seas, the world's largest cruise ship, called at the Port of Southampton. The Royal Caribbean ship, docking for the first time in the UK, accommodates over 5,400 guests and is operated by over 2,000 crew members. Duration: 00:56 Oct 16, 2014

Turkey opposition says government creating police state

The Turkish government presents a bill granting greater powers to the security forces after dozens of people died in a wave of Kurdish-led protests, with the opposition accusing the authorities of creating a "police state." Duration: 00:32 Oct 16, 2014

Catalan parties at odds with Mas over independence vote

After Catalonia's president Artur Mas waters down plans for a referendum under pressure from authorities in Madrid many independence-minded politicians in the region including the Catalan Republican Left are at odds with leadership. Duration: 00:50 Oct 16, 2014

Femen activist fined in France for stabbing Putin waxwork

A Ukrainian member of the Femen movement is slapped with over 6,000 euros ($7,300) in fines for impaling a wax statue of Russian President Vladimir Putin with a stake, while bare-breasted, in a Paris museum. Duration: 00:58 Oct 15, 2014

Mozambicans vote in tough test for ruling party

Mozambicans vote in a tough electoral test for the ruling Frelimo party, which has run the southern African country since independence from Portugal in 1975. Duration: 01:11 Oct 15, 2014

DR Congo Ebola survivor lost most of her relatives to virus

Beating the deadly Ebola virus is possible. Half of the fourteen people admitted to the clinic in Lokolia, a city in northwest Democratic Republic of the Congo, have survived the disease, among them 58-year-old Marie Boongo Songo. Duration: 00:58 Oct 15, 2014

Missing Mexico students not among 28 in mass grave

The mystery over the fate of 43 Mexican students missing since an attack by gang-linked police last month deepened Tuesday after authorities said none were among 28 bodies found in a mass grave. Duration: 00:50 Oct 15, 2014