Narendra Modi should talk about vision of development rather than abusing: Digvijay

Bhopal, Nov 10 (ANI): After Narendra Modi slammed back Prime Minister over geographical and historical facts, Congress General Secretary Digvijay Singh said that Modi should better be talking about his vision on education, poverty, development, etc. rather than abusing some one or the other. Singh also taunted Modi on his failure to establish communal harmony in Gujarat. Nov 10, 2013

Pakistan PM's Foreign Advisor arrives in New Delhi for Asia-Europe meeting

New Delhi, Nov 10 (ANI): Advisor on Security and Foreign Relations to Pakistan PM, Sartaj Aziz, arrived in New Delhi on Sunday to participate in the 11th annual meeting of the 51-member group, Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM). Aziz is to meet India's Foreign Minister Salman Khurshid on the sidelines of the meet of Foreign Ministers of several countries. The Foreign Advisor said that he hoped for peace along the line of control at the disputed international border in Jammu and Kashmir. India would echo its demand for peace along the Line of Control to move ahead with the talks. Nov 10, 2013

Shinde inaugurates first police riot control academy

Merrut, Nov 10 (ANI): In wake of recent communal violence incidents in the country, Union Home Minister, Sushil Kumar Shinde, inaugurated country's first police academy for riot control and public order management in Meerut on Sunday. During further interaction, Shinde said that CBI is an independent agency and everyone should respect it. Nov 10, 2013

Sartaz Azizs meet with Hurriyat a govts failure, presents India as weak nation: Defence Expert

New Delhi, Nov 10 (ANI): As the meeting between Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's Foreign Affairs Adviser Sartaj Aziz with Hurriyat leaders is underway, Defence Expert Bharat Verma said that the meeting is a government’s failure and that it will present India as a weak nation in front of Pakistan. Further, he said that the government should not have allowed this meeting to take place at all. He also said that the meeting and Aziz’s arrival in India gives a message that Pakistan don’t give a damn about India and its policies and its sentiments and they will do whatever they desire knowing that the nation’s government is weak. Nov 10, 2013

BNP look to gain political mileage with caretaker government demand-Indian expert

New Delhi, Nov 10 (ANI): As Bangladesh reels from the deaths of protesters, fears have been raised that the country's system of democracy is under threat, with forthcoming elections altogether derailed. Opposition leader Begum Khaleda Zia of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) is demanding that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina resigns to make way for a non-partisan caretaker government to oversee the elections, which are due by early January 2014. In an exclusive interview with ANI, Dr. Smruti Pattanaik, a Research Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses(IDSA) talks about the current political stalemate in Bangladesh regarding a caretaker government. Nov 10, 2013

J and K focus of meeting with Sartaz Aziz, Hurriyat wants cooperation and not confrontation: Mirwaiz

New Delhi, Nov 10 (ANI): After the meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's Foreign Affairs Adviser Sartaj Aziz in New Delhi, Moderate Hurriyat Conference Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said that the focus of meeting was Jammu and Kashmir. He said that Hurriyat wants cooperation and not confrontation. He further said that ceasefire and demilitarization should start and that proper support can solve the Kashmir issue. He also said that Aziz informed that new democratic government in Pakistan will support the cause. Nov 10, 2013

British royals meet war veterans and Indian defence staff on Remembrance Day

Mumbai, Nov 10 (ANI): British royal couple Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall visited St. John the Evangelist Church on Sunday in Mumbai and met few of the war veterans and Indian Defence Staff on Remembrance Day. The British royals participated in the Remembrance Day function at the church, where they were warmly received and presented bouquets of flowers and the Army band played music blowing the pipes and beating the drums. The Remembrance Day is organized at the church every year by retired defence personnel association. Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall became the first royal couple to commemorate the Remembrance Sunday in India. Nov 10, 2013

Syed Akbaruddin on PM's letter to Sri-Lankan president Mahinda Rajapaksa

New Delhi, Nov 10 (ANI): Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin on Sunday confirmed that the diplomatic process of informing Sri Lanka about level of Indian participation in the CHOGM submit is now completed. Indian high commission in Colombo has handed over a letter of PM to the President Mahinda Rajapaksa in which he has indicated that he will not be able to attend the submit. Nov 10, 2013

10,000 feared dead after Typhoon Haiyan

A super typhoon that destroyed entire towns across the Philippines is believed to have killed more than 10,000 people, authorities say, which would make it the country's deadliest recorded natural disaster. Duration 01:44 Nov 10, 2013

Politicos should draw a lakshman rekha: CPI on Modis khooni panja remark

New Delhi, Nov 10 (ANI): Congress has approached the Election Commission seeking stern action against BJP’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for his “khooni panja” remark against the party. Reacting over this (CPI) leader Atul Anjan said that political leaders should put a check on words they use. He also slammed the BJP and Modi for using inappropriate words. He added that there should be some limit, and political leaders should make their own ‘lakshman rekha’ and follow it. Nov 10, 2013

New parties can gather some votes, cannot influence election: Arun Jaitley

New Delhi, Nov 10 (ANI): BJP Senior leader Arun Jaitley said on Sunday that BJP has high chances of winning elections this time, and that the new parties evolved this time can definitely bag some votes, but won't be able to influence the election results. Further, he said that once BJP wins New Delhi constituency, Congress' very base will be triggered. He also said that common man does not support those who raise slogans of common man and meet the 'terrorists'. Nov 10, 2013

RSS organizes marathon for youth in New Delhi

New Delhi, Nov 10 (ANI): Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) organized a marathon for the youth in New Delhi to mark 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda on Sunday. The marathon, 'Run for awakening the nation', was organized at 17 different places across New Delhi. RSS spokesperson Ram Madhav flagged off the marathon and spoke about Swami Vivekananda's teachings. Madhav stressed upon his philosophies and said that the youth should contribute in nation building. Swami Vivekananda is the famed philosopher-thinker and founder of a social and religious organisation, Ramakrishna Mission. Nov 10, 2013

Maoist hot-bed Purulia on development path: Specially abled children get wheels to go to school

Purulia, Nov 10 (ANI): A village situated in the Maoist hotbed of Purulia district in West Bengal is poised to take off on the development path, thanks to the launch of a special development programme by the government. Authorities in the area distributed disabled friendly wheelchairs to specially abled children with a motive to make them regular at school. With an aim to empower and regularize specially abled students authorities distributed tricycles under a programme called ‘Sarva Siksha Mission’ (SSM). Tricycles were distributed to 91 specially abled children and the same would be continued in the nearby villages. Nov 10, 2013