Thai junta chief gets royal nod, threatens protesters

Thailand's coup leader receives royal endorsement to lead the politically divided kingdom and quickly threatens to crack down on any further agitation after a weekend of angry protests. Duration: 01:19 May 26, 2014

Polls open in Egyptian presidential election

Egyptians began voting Monday in an election which ex-army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who ousted the elected leader and crushed his Muslim Brotherhood movement, is expected to win easily. Duration: 01:27 May 26, 2014

Narendra Modi takes oath as India's 15th Prime Minister

New Delhi, May 26 (ANI): BJP's Narendra Modi was sworn in as India's 15 Prime Minister on Monday by President Pranab Mukherjee at a grand ceremony in the forecourt of the majestic Rashtrapati Bhawan. The swearing-in ceremony was attended by nearly 4,000 guests, including top leaders from SAARC countries like Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa. May 26, 2014

Akhilesh expresses sorrow over Gorakhdham accident, assures all possible help

New Delhi, May 26 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav on Monday expressed sorrow over the accident of Gorakhdham Express in which around 20 are feared dead. Yadav said that the administration is trying to provide all possible help. He added that government officials have reached the spot and all medical and other necessary help is being provided by the government. The Gorakhdham Express Train had crashed into a stationary goods train at Chureb railway station in Sant Kabir Nagar in UP. May 26, 2014

Have high expectations, hope for peace across borders: Nawaz Sharif's Son

New Delhi, May 26 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's son Hussain Sharif after arriving in India to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Narendra Modi, said that the nation has high expectations with India's new government. He also said that the nations hope for peaceful co-existence between the two nations across the borders. May 26, 2014

Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Modis Swearing-in-ceremony

Bhopal, May 26 (ANI): Narendra Modi, will be sworn-in as the India's 15 Prime Minister on Monday by President Pranab Mukherjee at a grand, open air ceremony in the forecourt of the majestic Rashtrapati Bhawan. The swearing-in ceremony will be attended by nearly 4,000 guests, including top leaders from SAARC countries like Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa. Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan who will attend Modi’s swearing in ceremony along with his ministers said that Madhya Pradesh is also in mood of celebration along with the entire nation. May 26, 2014

Manmohan Singh meets Afghan President Hamid Karzai

New Delhi, May 26 (ANI): India’s outgoing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday met Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai, who arrived in New Delhi to attend Narendra Modi's oath taking as India's next Prime Minister. The decade-long journey of Manmohan Singh as India's Prime Minister came to an end on May 17. Karzai had last met Singh in December last year where they discussed bilateral, regional and international issues of mutual concern. Kabul seeks to enhance economic engagements and security cooperation with New Delhi. May 26, 2014

Kanye West declares 'he's a Kardashian' in reception speech

New Delhi, May 26 (ANI): Kanye West is so thrilled to have married the mother of his child, Kim Kardashian, and be a part of her family that he reportedly yelled "f*** y'all, I'm a Kardashian" during his reception speech. Sources revealed that the rapper gave a long toast, where he talked about the love he has for his bride and her family, a web portal reported. According to a leading daily, he said, during his 18-minute speech, that it felt amazing to look around the room, as there were so many "talented people" present. The pair's wedding weekend started off in Paris, with a pre- wedding party at the Palace of Versailles and guests were then flown to Florence for the ceremony itself. May 26, 2014

MDMK chief Vaiko detained for protesting Sri Lanka president's visit

New Delhi, May 26 (ANI): MDMK general secretary Vaiko, who staged a protest against the visit of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa for Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony, has been detained by Delhi Police after MDMK workers broke police barricades. Vaiko, who held a black-flag demonstration at Jantar Mantar, had opposed the invitation extended to the Sri Lankan President and had asked the Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi as well as BJP President Rajnath Singh to reconsider the decision. Vaiko had earlier said at a time when everybody is expecting a dawn for Sri Lankan Tamils under Modi's rule, it is unavoidable to oppose Rajapaksa's entry into India. May 26, 2014

Unprecedented security in place for Modi's swearing-in ceremony in Delhi

New Delhi, May 26 (ANI): Authorities deployed over 6,000 security personnel from paramilitary commandos to police sharpshooters on Monday turning New Delhi into a virtual high security fortress ahead of the open-air oath-taking ceremony of Narendra Modi as the country's next prime minister at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. Delhi police with the help of other intelligence agencies and Rapid Action Force (RAF) soldiers kept a vigil eye as the ceremony will be attended by around 3000 guests. May 26, 2014

Nawaz Sharif should be given a chance: Sanjay Raut

New Delhi, May 26 (ANI): Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Monday said that Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi's meeting with Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif is important as Sharif should be given a chance and both the countries need to try to find peace. May 26, 2014

Politicos on Narendra Modis swearing-in ceremony

New Delhi/Mumbai, May 26 (ANI): Narendra Modi, will be sworn-in as the India's 15 Prime Minister on Monday by President Pranab Mukherjee at a grand, open air ceremony in the forecourt of the majestic Rashtrapati Bhawan. The swearing-in ceremony will be attended by nearly 4,000 guests, including top leaders from SAARC countries like Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa. May 26, 2014

Anupam Kher, Javed Akhtar to attend Modi's swearing in ceremony

New Delhi/ Mumbai, May 26 (ANI): Veteran actor Anupam Kher is all set to attend Narendra Modi's swearing in ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhawan today evening. Kher described Modi's oath taking day as historic and full of hope while hailing his election as Prime Minister as a victory for India and not just the BJP. He also praised the invitation extended to all SAARC nations' leaders to the oath taking ceremony, calling it a farsighted move. Meanwhile, another veteran Bollywood personality, Javed Akhtar, said that the whole nation is awaiting the announcement of Modi's cabinet. He also said that while it was a graceful move, there wasn't any need to look for a deeper meaning in Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif 's visit to India for Modi's anointment as the Prime Minister. May 26, 2014

Kashmiris remember Arif Shahid on his first death anniversary

Italy/ Geneva, May 26: It’s been over a year now, and the killers of Arif Shahid, the chief of the All Parties National Alliance (APNA), are still on the run. The 62-year-old leader was brutally shot on May 13, 2013, while returning from his office in Rawalpindi in Pakistan. Allegedly targeted by the Pakistani spy agency, the motive was to weaken the struggle for freedom in Azad Kashmir. The nationalist leader was remembered on his first martyrdom anniversary by Kashmiris in Europe and Azad Kashmir. In Italy, the leader of United Kashmir People’s National Party, Sardar Shaukat Ali Kashmiri, charged Pakistani spy agencies with the killing of Arif Shahid to kill the voice for a free Azad Kashmir. May 26, 2014