Iran nuclear talks kick off

A fresh round of talks between Iran and world powers kicked off Thursday with a push for Tehran to freeze its disputed nuclear programme in exchange for some relief from sanctions. Duration: 01:06 Nov 7, 2013

Russia launches Sochi Olympic torch into space

Russia on Thursday launches into space a trio of Russian, Japanese and US astronauts carrying an unlit Olympic torch that will for the first time be taken on a spacewalk to mark the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi. Duration: 00:34 Nov 7, 2013

Kadhafi's jailed son appears on Libya TV

Slain Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi's son Seif al-Islam, wanted by the International Criminal Court, has appeared on television from his cell in a prison southwest of the capital. Duration: 00:24 Nov 7, 2013

Indo- China Joint military drill continues to enhance mutual understanding

Beijing, Nov 07 (ANI): The Indo-China joint training exercise Hand in Hand - 2013, third in the series is being conducted at Miao ergang, Sichaun province, situated 130 kms South of Chengdu. The contingent of the two nations have been mixed and reorganized into two mixed companies in order to enhance mutual understanding and trust. Commanding Officer of the 16 Sikh Light Infantry, Colonel Gaurav Srivastava said that the training is being conducted in a cordial and friendly atmosphere and both sides are learning from each other's experience. Nov 7, 2013

Polarizing nation in habit of BJP and Narendra Modi: Ali Anwar

New Delhi, Nov 07 (ANI): Talking about BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's rally in Chhattisgarh wherein he targeted Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, JD (U) leader Ali Anwar said that it is in the habit of BJP and Modi to polarize the nation. Further, he said that the incident which took place in Patna is a lesson for everybody but Modi is trying to make it an issue and to gain sympathy from people. Anwar also said that Modi is suffering from 'Nitish phobia'. Nov 7, 2013

Colombia and FARC strike deal on key peace issue

Colombia's government and FARC guerrillas have reached agreement on the rebels' future participation in politics, a deal that brings the country closer to ending a half-century of civil war. Duration: 00:50 Nov 7, 2013

Nitish Kumar is an arrogant CM: Narendra Modi

Jagdalpur, Nov 07 (ANI): While addressing a rally in Jagdalpur region of Chhattisgarh, Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi hit out at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, saying he was being arrogant by refusing to order a probe to find out if negligence had led to blasts in his party's rally in Patna. He also referred to the Maoist attack in which several top Congress leaders of the state were killed and said that Chief Minister Raman Singh, who was on a yatra, had cancelled his journey and ordered not only a judicial probe but also visited the families of the deceased. He said that this was in sharp contrast to what the Nitish Kumar-led government did after the serial blasts in the BJP rally that killed several people. Nov 7, 2013

Clash of ideologies between feuding parties plunges Bangladesh into cycle of violence

Dhaka, Nov 7 (ANI): Additional Attorney General of Bangladesh, M K Rahman, said that the clash of ideologies has plunged Bangladesh into a cycle of violence as the two main political parties - ruling Awami League led by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina and Bangladesh National Party (BNP) headed by Begum Khaleda Zia are exploiting the tension between secularists and Islamists ahead of elections. Rahman while talking to the reporter in Dhaka on Thursday ruled out that the mounting tension was because of political enmity between the leading political parties. Commenting over the demand for a caretaker government, Rahman said that a constitutional amendment for such a demand was not possible. Rahman also said that the BNP should break ties with Jamaat-e-Islami as well as with all the fundamentalist groups. Nov 7, 2013

President calls for improving quality of technical education

New Delhi Nov 7 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee, met the directors of the National Institutes of Technology (NITs) in New Delhi on Thursday and also discussed various steps to improve the quality of technical education and faculty development in NITs to bring them at par with the top technical institutions of the world. Mukherjee is hosting a two- day Conference of Directors of National Institutes of Technology (NITs). Around 30 directors are participating in the conference which is being organised for the first time to upgrade the level of technical education in India. The delegates would also discuss steps for inter-linkages of NITs with the industry so that the best of the students’ capabilities can be harnessed and used by professionals as soon as they join the industry. Nov 7, 2013

Prince Charles, Camilla meet cadets at IMA in Dehradun

Dehradun, Nov 7 (ANI): British royals, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, met cadets at the Indian Military Academy (IMA) on Thursday in Dehradun as part of their nine-day India trip. The royal couple were received by a top Indian Army official at the IMA building also known as Chetwode Building. The official gave the British royals a tour of the historic academy based in the foothills of the Himalayas. Prince Charles and Camilla will spend eight days in India before travelling to Sri Lanka to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in Colombo. This is their third official visit to India. The trip is aimed at strengthening bilateral ties between London and New Delhi. Prince Charles and Camilla will also visit New Delhi, Pune, Mumbai and Kochi to meet top political and business leaders. Nov 7, 2013