Displaced Syrians give life to ghost industrial park

War had reduced Syria's largest industrial complex to a ghost town, but displaced residents of nearby Aleppo are now creating a bustling lifestyle amid the abandoned factories and warehouses. Duration: 00:48. Sep 24, 2013

India sees US as long-term partner in fostering global environment conducive to to growth: PM

New Delhi, Sept 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Wednesday said India sees the United States as a long-term partner in its development efforts, and also in fostering a global environment conducive to growth. In a departure statement released before embarking on a five-day visit to the United States, Dr. Singh said: "For India, the U.S. remains a key source of technology, investment, innovation and resources, and one of the most important destinations for our goods and services. We have productive and deepening partnerships in trade and investment, defence, counter-terrorism, intelligence, internal security, cyber security, civil nuclear energy, environment, health, higher education, space, science and technology and culture. Sep 25, 2013

India, Bangladesh security forces vow to resolve border issues

Siliguri, Sept 25 (ANI): The security forces of India and Bangladesh vowed to resolve issues of infiltration, trafficking and smuggling by criminals alongside the border with an aim to enhance bilateral relations between the neighbouring countries. Bangladesh and Indian border guards attended the annual Director General (DG) level meeting which was organised from September 14 to September 19 and discussed issues like cattle smuggling and fake currency. The Inspector General of the paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF) north-Bengal frontier, S K Sood, said that they had received a positive response from the Bangladesh officials in order to resolve border issues. Sood also said that soldiers of India and Bangladesh remain on high alert alongside the border to avert any untoward incident. Sep 25, 2013

UPA tries to woo central employees: 7th Pay Commission announced

Pune, Sep 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday approved the constitution of the 7th Pay Commission, which is likely to impact at least 85 lakh central government employees and pensioners, in a way trying to woo all central employees ahead of 2014 polls. Sep 25, 2013

Age no bar for yoga, India___s 93 year old woman as flexible as ballerina

Coimbatore, Sept 25 (ANI): Yoga instructor, Nanammal, in Coimbatore city of Tamil Nadu is 93 and is a proof that a lifetime's dedication to yoga can help one be as flexible as a rubber band and as agile as the young. While others her age complain about aches and pains, she focuses on getting tough balancing manoeuvres right. She can do all the difficult moves including the agonising 'peacock' where the body is held in a horizontal position by the strength of the arms alone. The grand old woman can also pull off a tricky raised 'lotus', 'bridge' and a headstand with ease. Her students, who have learnt the skill and art from her, have excelled in the field and are working as yoga instructors themselves. Sep 25, 2013

Congress rubbishes Ajmer Blast accused's allegation

New Delhi, Sep 25 (ANI): Even as one of the men accused in Ajmer Dargah bomb blast in 2007, accused several union ministers and senior Congress leaders, besides National Investigation Agency officers of pressuring him to implicate RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat and senior RSS functionary Indresh Kumar in the attack, Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh said that there is no truth in his allegations. Sep 25, 2013

Corruption & inflation on the rise since UPA came to power: Rajnath Singh

Bhopal, Sep 24 (ANI): Senior BJP leaders Narendra Modi, LK Advani, Shivraj Singh Chauhan, Rajnath Singh, Sushma Swara, Arun Jaitely, Murli Manohar Joshi, Ananth Kumar, Venkaih Naidu are present at the ___Karykarta Mahakumbh___ being held at Jambooree Maidan in Bhopal. Slamming UPA led congress government BJP Chief Rajnath Singh said that since the time Congress has come to power inflation, corruption has increased. Sep 25, 2013

No one can stop Narendra Modi from being PM in 2014: Rajnath

Bhopal, Sep 25 (ANI): BJP Chief Rajnath Singh while addressing ___Karykarta Mahakumbh___ being held at Jambooree Maidan in Bhopal praised Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan for good governance in the state. He also said that BJP___s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will be the Prime Minister in 2014 and no one can stop him from being one. Sep 25, 2013

Narendra Modi addresses National Conference on Skill Development

Gandhinagar, Sep 25 (ANI): Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi, while addressing National Conference on Skill Development in Gandhinagar said that technology has changed world and its thought process; therefore it is need of hour that we also think according to global requirement. Sep 25, 2013

Nuclear deal with us will benefit both countries: Salman Khurshid

New York, Sep 25 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid has stated that the flagship nuclear deal with the United States would be beneficial for both the nations. Meanwhile talking about the straining relations between India and Pakistan, Khurshid said that talks with Pakistan could take place only when the environment is conducive for it. Sep 25, 2013

Ordinance to protect lawmakers is unconstitutional: BJP

New Delhi, Sep 25 (ANI): BJP spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi on Wednesday said that the ordinance aimed at protecting convicted MPs and MLAs from facing immediate disqualification is unconstitutional. The union cabinet approved the ordinance which will negate an order of the Supreme Court that disqualified convicted MPs and MLAs immediately even if their appeal is pending in a higher court. The ordinance is set to be signed into law by the President within a couple of days. She also said that the President is bound to act at the aid and advice of the ministers under the constitution for constitutional purposes and not unconstitutional purposes. Sep 25, 2013

Govt's priority to save criminals till end: RSS on Ordinance to protect convicted leaders

New Delhi, Sep 25 (ANI): After the Union Cabinet on Tuesday, negating a Supreme Court ruling, cleared an ordinance that will protect convicted MPs and MLAs from immediate disqualification, RSS spokesman Ram Madhav said all political parties want criminal out of politics but Governments priority is to save criminals till the end. The union cabinet approved the ordinance which will negate an order of the Supreme Court that disqualified convicted MPs and MLAs immediately even if their appeal is pending in a higher court. The ordinance is set to be signed into law by the President within a couple of days. Sep 25, 2013

Ordinance to protect lawmakers absolutely fair: Samajwadi Party

New Delhi, Sep 25 (ANI): After the Union Cabinet on Tuesday, negating a Supreme Court ruling, cleared an ordinance that will protect convicted MPs and MLAs from immediate disqualification, Samajwadi Party said that it totally supports the move. The ordinance will protect convicted MPs and MLAs from immediate disqualification, provided their appeal against the conviction and sentence is admitted by a higher court within 90 days, and both the conviction and the sentence are stayed. Sep 25, 2013

Terrorism and talks cannot go together: BJP on Indo-Pak PM meet in US

New Delhi, Sep 25 (ANI): After Prime Minister Manmohan Singh officially confirmed bilateral meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meet in New York, BJP stated that the decision will only encourage Pakistan to continue with their attacks on India. Sinha also reiterated his party's stand that terrorism and talks cannot go together. Sep 25, 2013