Politicos react on US refusal of automatic visa to Modi as PM

New Delhi/ Noida, May 15 (ANI): Political leaders on Thursday reacted over US’ decision of not giving an automatic visa to BJP’s PM candidate Narendra Modi if he becomes the PM. Congress leaders Meem Afzal, Rashid Alvi and Satyavrat Chaturvedi have stated that BJP always considered the issue of American visa as very prestigious and that this is a decision of another country. AAP leader Ashutosh has said that if Narendra Modi becomes the PM the whole paradigm will change. Meanwhile, BJP leader Balbir Punj said that they have not asked for any visa and when Modi will become the PM, there will be no issue of visa permission. May 15, 2014

French, US foreign ministers hail bilateral ties

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius was welcomed to Washington by US Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday, with both men hailing the many international issues their countries cooperate on. Duration: 01:08 Jan 8, 2000

Ailing BlackBerry fights back with budget smartphone

BlackBerry launches a new budget handset in Indonesia, one of its last bastions, in the hope it will take off in emerging markets and stem a decline in the smartphone maker's fortunes. Duration: 01:12 Jan 12, 2000

Pistorius mental health in question

A judge will rule on Wednesday whether Oscar Pistorius will be committed to one month of psychiatric tests to establish if he has a "general anxiety disorder," as his murder trial reaches its climax. Duration: 01:21 Jan 21, 2000

Deadly Turkey mine collapse leaves hundreds trapped

At least 157 miners have been killed and more than 200 remain trapped underground after an explosion and fire in a coal mine in the western Turkish province of Manisa on Tuesday, officials said. Duration: 01:18 Jan 19, 2000

Politicos view Obama's statement as compliment to nation's democracy

New Delhi, May 14 (ANI): Political leaders greeted US President Barack Obama's reiteration that the White House looks forward to working with India's new government as a compliment to Indian democracy. Obama commended India on the success of holding the largest democratic election on Monday (May 12), and added that the US looks forward to working with the new government. Media relations RSS, Ram Madhav viewed the statement of the American President as a compliment to Indian democracy. Congress leader Satyavrat Chaturvedi commented on the respect that India commands globally, citing the peaceful manner in which the election was conducted in the world's biggest democracy. However, BJP leader Balbir Punj said that the statement is no concession, rather an admission of error of judgement towards Narendra Modi. May 14, 2014

NDA will get 300 seats in LS, 55 in UP: Amit Shah

New Delhi, May 14 (ANI): The BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is tipped to form the next government with many exit polls projecting a clear majority for the coalition in the just-concluded Lok Sabha elections. BJP leader and a close confidant of the party's prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi, Amit Shah claimed that the NDA would get seats close to 300, with Uttar Pradesh contributing the maximum of 50-55 seats to the final tally. May 14, 2014

Prepared for volatility after record surge in markets: RBI Chief

New Delhi, May 14 (ANI): Indian markets are so confident the BJP led by Narendra Modi will win the country's elections that brokers fear anything short of a decisive victory could spark the worst sell-off in years. Reacting over this, RBI governor Raghuram Rajan said that measures are in place to check any kind of volatility in the markets in next few days. Rajan said this after meeting Finance Minister P Chidambaram, who asked regulators to remain alert and take necessary actions to curb excessive volatility. Exit polls for the world's biggest election indicate that voters have turfed out the coalition government led by the Congress party, which has presided over a slump in economic growth and been troubled by a string of corruption scandals. May 14, 2014