BJP hits back at Finance Minister, says Congress scared of Narendra Modi

New Delhi, Oct 8 (ANI): A day after Finance Minister P Chidambaram said that it was gross exaggeration to say Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's wave was sweeping the countryside, the BJP hit back at him saying that the Congress is scared of Modi. Chidambaram while making such remarks had also conceded that Modi - BJP's prime ministerial candidate - has united the rank and file of BJP but he is not bigger than BJP leader and former PM of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Oct 8, 2013

India confident armed forces will deal with infiltration along Kashmir border

New Delhi, Oct 8 (ANI): Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin has assured that armed forces would deal with ceasefire violations and the recent infiltration in Keran sector of Kashmir. On Monday, the Indian Army had recovered a large haul of sophisticated arms and ammunition after a search operation on the disputed border in Kashmir, following gun battles with infiltrators from Pakistan for nearly 14 days. India's military is fighting the biggest group of infiltrators to cross from Pakistan in years, as heavily-armed fighters continue to cross the Line of Control in the Keran sector and are holed up in thick forests in the area. The Army has killed nearly 20 of them in the battle that began on September 23. Meanwhile, the three services chiefs on Monday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at his official residence 7, Race Course Road in New Delhi to brief him about the operation in Keran sector along Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir (J and K). Oct 8, 2013

Indian Hindu devotees prepare for Durga Puja festival

A clay statue of the Indian Hindu goddess Durga is transported from a workshop in Kumartoli, the idol makers' village, by boat on the river Ganges to a place of worship in Kolkata on October 6, 2013. Duration: 00:36 Oct 7, 2013

Yale, Berkeley professors win Nobel Prize for Medicine

A trio of American scientists, one of them German-born, win the Nobel Prize for Medicine for pioneering work on the body's cell transport system, unlocking insights into diabetes, immune disorders and other diseases. Duration:00:59 Oct 7, 2013

Prince William at football event in Buckingham Palace

Britain's Prince William warned footballers to watch the Buckingham Palace windows on Monday as Queen Elizabeth II's official residence staged the first football match in its 308-year history. Duration: 00:44 Oct 7, 2013

US launches new $100 banknote

The United States launches on Tuesday a new $100 bill that comes with, for the iconic greenback, a new touch of color, as well as special features to foil counterfeiters. Duration: 00:47 Oct 7, 2013

Palestinian Oktoberfest beer festival draws crowds

Despite a change of venue, music and beer drew scores of Palestinians to the Taybeh Ocktoberfest this year. The beer festival was held in a hotel in Ramallah instead of the town of Taybeh, a tiny Christian village which is home to the only Palestinian beer brewery. Oct 7, 2013

Car bomb kills three policemen in Egypt's Sinai

Suspected militants killed nine people in attacks in Egypt on Monday. In south Sinai, a car bomb explosion outside provincial police headquarters killed three policemen, the interior ministry said. Oct 7, 2013

Harrison Ford in Berlin to promote 'Ender's Game'

Harrison Ford was in Berlin to promote his latest film "Ender's Game" with Ben Kingsley. The Sci-Fi drama will start screening October 24 in Germany, October 25 in the UK, November 1 in the US and November 6 in France. Oct 7, 2013