Indian, Chinese armies wrap up joint military drill

Chengdu, Nov 14 (ANI): Indian and Chinese soldiers wrapped up the anti-militancy exercise "Hand-in-Hand", which was held between two of the largest and well-equipped armed forces in the world. The training was organized in order to enhance bilateral ties during the session taking place in the south-western region of Chengdu in China. Lieutenant General, Anil Kumar Ahuja believes interaction between the two countries will definitely promote better understanding and better appreciation. A mixed group of at least 160 personnel each from the Indian and the Chinese sides participated in the drill. Lieutenant General Zhou Xiaozhou, Chief of Staff praised Indian soldier's military skills. Nov 14, 2013

Activists urge political parties to include child rights in election manifestos

New Delhi, Nov 14 (ANI): Child rights activists have demanded major political parties to include and prioritise child issues like child labour, abuse and malnutrition in their election campaign agendas, as India gears up for the general elections next year. CRY (Child Rights and You), a non-governmental forum that aims to restore children's rights, launched a "Vote for Child Rights" election advocacy campaign in New Delhi recently to push all the political parties and people in power to 'put children first' in their political manifesto. Nov 14, 2013

Nation pays tribute to Pandit Nehru on his 124th birth anniversary

New Delhi, Nov 14 (ANI): The nation on Thursday paid tribute to the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, on his 124th birth anniversary. Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and other dignitaries paid floral tributes at his memorial - Shanti Van in the national capital. A series of functions are being organized across the country to mark the occasion. The day is also observed as the 'Children's Day' as Pandit Nehru had great affection for children. They fondly called him 'Chacha' Nehru. Nov 14, 2013

Chile's presidential favourites offer varied visions of future

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Islamic Jihad parades to mark 2012 Israel-Gaza War

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Ukraine EU deal in jeopardy after parliament stalemate

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Germany under EU scrutiny over trade surplus

The European Commission places Germany under scrutiny for its international trade surplus, seen as an obstacle to recovery across the rest of Europe. Duration: 00:44 Nov 13, 2013