Police recover live bombs from tourist bus in Gaya

Gaya, Nov 27 (ANI): Police officials recovered four live bombs from a tourist bus in Gaya district of Bihar. The police have taken some suspects into the custody for interrogation. The bombs were recovered few kilometers away from the venue where Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi held a rally. The empty bus from which bombs were recovered travels from Maoist-affected area Dumariya to Gaya district. Nov 27, 2014

Modi, Sharif shake hands at SAARC retreat even as logjam over pact continues

Kathmandu, Nov 27 (ANI): In a brief meeting, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif shook hands and shared pleasantries during the retreat at the SAARC Summit. During the summit, Modi had two-way talks with most leaders except Nawaz Sharif. India has stated that no conversation would be held with the Pakistani leadership until Pakistan commits to a "meaningful dialogue". Meanwhile, the SAARC leaders are making the last effort at the retreat to push the Pakistani premier to ink the regional connectivity agreements. Pakistan stalled the inking of SAARC connectivity on Wednesday on the pretext that they have not completed the "internal process". Nov 27, 2014

SAARC is not just about India and Pak but about all neighbours, we are satisfied with the summ

Kathmandu, Nov 27 (ANI): MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin on Thursday stated that India would go back very satisfied with the outcome of the SAARC summit. When asked about not having any separate dialogue with Pakistan, Akbaruddin stated that SAARC is not just about India and Pakistan, but about all the neighbours in South Asia. He reiterated that India can talk to Pakistan only if it is a meaningful dialogue. Nov 27, 2014

No proposal on expansion of SAARC membership: MEA

Kathmandu, Nov 27 (ANI): MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin on Thursday said that there is no proposal on expansion of SAARC membership. He added that the focus is currently on enhancing more cooperation between the member countries of SAARC. Nov 27, 2014

Oil Minister says companies to decide rates of petrol, diesel

Jammu/New Delhi, Nov 27 (ANI): Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Thursday said that oil marketing companies (OMCs) will decide the rates of petrol and diesel. He said this while attending a function in Jammu. India has three OMCs, Indian Oil Corporation (IOC), Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL). Meanwhile, Pradhan talked about the launch of a modified Direct Benefit Transfer of LPG (DBTL) scheme in 54 districts on November 14. Nov 27, 2014

SAARC summit concluded successfully, looking forward to development through peace and institut

Kathmandu, Nov 27 (ANI): As 18th SAARC Summit ended on Thursday, Nepal Prime Minister Sushil Kumar Koirala said that the summit concluded successfully. He said that the nation is looking forward to development through peace and institutionalization of democracy. He applauded the developments that took place during the summit of the SAARC leaders. He said that the discussions and deliberations were held in cordial and friendly atmosphere. Nov 27, 2014

SAARC leaders' spouses enjoy traditional dance, handicrafts in Nepal

Kathmandu, Nov 27 (ANI): Spouses of South Asian leaders visited an ancient town on the outskirts of Nepal's capital Kathmandu on Thursday. The spouses were given a guided tour of the ancient Bhaktapur durbar square, a UNESCO heritage site and one of the top tourist draws in the Himalayan nation on the sidelines of the SAARC meeting. Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's wife, Kulsoom Nawaz enjoyed her visit. They were also treated to traditional Nepali mask dance and visited handicrafts stalls specially set up for their visit. Nov 27, 2014

Namibia prepares for Africa's first e-vote

Namibia will vote in Africa's first electronic ballot Friday at a general election that SWAPO, the ruling party since independence in 1990, is sure to win. Duration: 00:58 Nov 27, 2014

HK police clear protest camp after clashes

Fresh scuffles break out as Hong Kong authorities move in to clear the main body of a major pro-democracy protest site, a day after more than 100 demonstrators were arrested. Duration: 00:52 Nov 27, 2014

Politicos react as Black Money debate likely to resume in Parliament

New Delhi, Nov 27 (ANI): Politicos from rival parties on Thursday targeted BJP government over the issue of Black Money. Parliament is likely to resume the crucial debate today. Congress party leader Manish Tewari accused BJP of fooling the nation in the Black Money issue. He said that BJP must apologize for their conduct. Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal also expressed similar sentiments. Meanwhile, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said that political parties rarely fulfill the commitments made during the election campaign. However, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu declining all the allegations said that the government was approachable and willing to discuss and debate on any issue. Nov 27, 2014

Three militants, three civilians killed in encounter in Arnia sector of JandK

RS Pura, Nov 27 (ANI): IG BSF Rajesh Kumar on Thursday informed that three militants and three civilians were killed in an encounter in Arnia sector of Jammu and Kashmir. The Border Security Force (BSF) cordoned off the area after the villagers reported the movement of militants in Arnia Sector. The operation against the militants is still underway. Nov 27, 2014