Australia expresses high hopes for bright trading future with India

Canberra, Nov 18 (ANI): Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Tuesday expressed high hopes for a bright trading future with India. In an opening statement at a joint press conference with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he predicted a pickup particularly for Australian exports of coal, uranium and services. Nov 18, 2014

People from varied communities throng the Urs of Sai Ganji Baba

Jammu, Nov 18 (ANI): India, a country of varied religious communities, known for its religious acceptance and tolerance. It houses people from different religious beliefs who celebrate each other's fairs and festivals with zeal and enthusiasm. A similar example is seen during the Urs of Sai Ganji Baba in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, where devotees including Hindu and Muslims pay obeisance to saint and seek his blessings. During the Urs, religious scholars threw light on the teachings of the saint, while devotees remain busy chanting hymns and pray for peace and prosperity in the region. A free community kitchen is also installed where free food is served to devotees, who take the same as blessings from the shrine. The shrine showcases the mutual respect and brotherhood between the people of different communities, for which India is known in the world. Nov 18, 2014

Perfect blend of communal harmony: Islam follower looks after temple in Vadodara

Gujarat, Nov 18 (ANI): Vadodara, located in the western state of Gujarat, is an important industrial, educational and cultural hub of western India. The city houses people from different communities, who live in harmony and help each other during different religious ceremonies. In a similar example, a person belonging to Muslim community takes care of a Temple and its arrangements during important religious gatherings. The man along with other Muslim fellows maintains cleanliness of the temple and even decorates it during religious occassions. The love and devotion of this Muslim man for Hindu brethren reflects the age old tradition of the country which is cherished by one and all. Nov 18, 2014

Ukraine's video gaming company untouched by unrest so far

With empty pizza boxes and coffee cups littering the desks of bearded young programmers, Frogwares looks like any other successful video games company, even though this is not California, but Kiev. Duration: 00:40 Nov 18, 2014

PM Modi gifts Australian PM Abbot a memorial of John Lang

Canberra, Nov 18 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday gave a unique gift to his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott, which has several documents dedicated in the memory of John Lang, besides it contained a commemorative photo collage showing Lang's remarkable Indian connection. The collage contains significant photographs of Lang which shows photo of his 'Marriage Certificate' with Margaret Wetter, Christ Church of Mussoorie, in India, on May 11, 1861, Lang's final resting place at Camel's Back Road Cemetery in Mussoorie, besides a picture of a 'Commemorative Plaque' in memory of a remarkable Australian's extraordinary Indian journey. Nov 18, 2014

Prime Minister Modi visits Australian War Memorial

Canberra, Nov 18 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi started of his day by visiting the War Memorial in Canberra where he paid his tributes to those Australians who had died at war while serving their country. He was also accompanied by his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott, where he laid a wreath in the Hall of Memory. Prime Minister Modi observed few minutes of silence at the memorial as a mark of respect and signed the visitor's book before he left.During his visit at the War Memorial to commemorate his visit today, Prime Minister Modi presented a replica of the Man Singh Trophy - a prized possession of Sikh regiment battalions - to his Australian counterpart. Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott for summit talks following which the two countries signed five pacts. Nov 18, 2014

India has a natural partnership with Australia: PM Modi

Canberra, Nov 18 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in an opening statement at a joint press conference with his Australian counterpart Tony Abbott, termed India as having a natural partnership with Australia, which is aimed at building a peaceful and a prosperous world. Observing that New Delhi's economic relationship with Canberra encompassed all areas, Prime Minister Modi on Tuesday asserted that India's economic climate has changed for the better, and that he and Prime Minister Abbot had discussed what both nations should do to impart real momentum to the economic partnership. Prime Minister Modi also stated that India will hold a 'Make in India' show in Australia in 2015 and in turn Australia would also be holding Business week in India in January 2015. Nov 18, 2014

India, Australia seeking early closure to civil nuke pact: PM Modi

Canberra, Nov 18 (ANI): Prime Ministers of India and Australia said on Tuesday that they were seeking early closure to a civil nuclear agreement that will give Australia a chance to participate in one of the worlds most safe and secure nuclear energy programmes. India and Australia on Tuesday inked five Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs). The agreements signed include one on social security. The other pacts signed concern the transfer of sentenced persons, combating narcotics trafficking and developing police cooperation, cooperation in the field of arts and culture and lastly in the field of tourism. Nov 18, 2014