US tries to calm tensions as fear grips Jerusalem

Rocked by weeks of deadly violence, Jerusalem is witnessing security measures not seen in years as residents try to maintain some semblance of normal life while awaiting the next attack. Duration: 00:53 Nov 13, 2014

Two years on, Marikana killings still haunt South Africa

The Marikana commission, a two-year inquiry into the massacre at the Lonmin platinum mine during a work stoppage in August 2012, is coming to an end, with the closing arguments running until November 14. Duration: 01:54 Nov 13, 2014

Panama receives last floodgates for canal expansion

The final four floodgates that will be used to expand the Panama Canal arrived from Italy Wednesday, putting the behind-schedule, over-budget project on track for completion in early 2016. Duration: 00:47 Nov 13, 2014

Eurostar marks 20th anniversary with new e320 fleet

Eurostar celebrates its 20th anniversary with the launch of the new e320 train and the announcement of new routes to Amsterdam and the south of France which will open in the next few years. Duration: 00:48 Nov 13, 2014

Nepalese rock band enthralls audience at the 8th South Asian Bands Festival 2014

New Delhi, Nov 13 (ANI): Bands from SAARC countries performed at the 8th South Asian Bands Festival 2014 in New Delhi. The event was organized by the Ministry of External Affairs, Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) and NGO Seher. The Nepalese rock band, 'Mukti and Revival' mesmerized the audience with their performance. Members of the band believe that culture of India and Nepal is very similar and such events help to strengthen it further. A total of 14 rock bands from across the Subcontinent performed at the Festival. Besides Nepal, bands from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, India (SAARC) and observer country, France played music from across various genres. The three day festival was concluded on November 9. Nov 13, 2014

Morcha band from Afghanistan performs at 8th South Asian Bands Festival

New Delhi, Nov 13 (ANI): The cultural diversity of SAARC member countries was showcased at the 8th South Asian Bands Festival held at Old Fort in New Delhi. Among the many groups was Morcha Band from Afghanistan, which thrilled the audience with rocking Afghani and Indian songs. The Band performed in India for the first time. The band received an overwhelming response from the audience. The Director of Sehar (an NGO) and South Asian Bands Festival, Sanjeev Bhargava, who has organized the show, said that the idea behind this festival was to bring the people from different nations together and promote cultural integration. He also appreciated the Afghani musicians. India and Afghanistan have strong cultural ties and the music binds the two nations together. Nov 13, 2014

PM Modi meets Chinese Premier Li Keqiang

Nay Pyi Taw, Nov 13 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday met Chinese Premier Li Keqiang, on the sidelines of the East Asia Summit in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. Both the ministers discussed issues of bilateral interest. Followed by his meeting with Keqiang, Modi held a meeting with Indonesian President Joko Widodo. Earlier in the day, Modi had also met Philippines President Benigno Aquino. Modi is scheduled to hold talks with several world leaders on the sidelines of the summit. He is hoping to strengthen ties with Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) leaders as an integral part of his 'Act East' policy. Modi is in Myanmar as part of his 10-day trip to three nations, the other two being Australia and Fiji. Nov 13, 2014

Ravi Shankar Prasad meets Flipkart CEO to discuss role of postal network

New Delhi, Nov 13 (ANI): Communications and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad met Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and co-founder of Flipkart Sachin Bansal on Thursday in a bid to reinvigorate the postal department by linking it with booming e-commerce. Talking to the media after the meeting, Prasad said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of 'Digital India' has struck a chord with the technology giants. The agenda of the meeting was to discuss the ways in which India Post can be utilised by e-commerce players to deliver goods across the country. Prasad praised Bansal and said the Modi government favours e-commerce in India in a big way. Meanwhile, Bansal said that they put forth the hurdles that e-commerce industry is facing and asked for a solution Nov 13, 2014

PM Narendra Modi at reception hosted by Indian community

Nay Pyi Taw, Nov 13 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended a reception hosted by the Indian community in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar on Thursday. Modi among much fanfare said that the global community now recognizes and respects the Indian diaspora. Nov 13, 2014

No cellphone or Wi-Fi: enter the Appalachian's quietest hamlet

If you were to stop for gas in Green Bank, Virginia, forget about phoning home. Inhabited by around 150 silence-seekers, this remote town sits inside the mountainous US National Radio Quiet Zone, where electronic waves are banned. Duration: 02:47 Nov 13, 2014

Enrollment in Kashmir school affected due to lack of infrastructure

Ganderbal, Nov 13 (ANI): The admission process of students at Nunar High School in Ganderbal district of Jammu and Kashmir has suffered a setback due to the lack of basic facilities and bad infrastructure of the school. The school is plagued by various problems and lacks even essential facilities like proper toilets and availability of water. One of the major problems faced by the school is a damaged boundary wall which compromises the security of students and teachers. Students often venture out on the road while playing where the flow of vehicular traffic is quite heavy. A student of the school, Rubeena Jan, said on Thursday the school lacks proper sanitation facilities. However, Chief Education Officer of Ganderbal, Sonaullah Bhat, denied all charges and said the school has provision of all facilities. Nov 13, 2014

Market expert on hike in excise duty on petrol & diesel

New Delhi, Nov 13 (ANI): The BJP Government has raised excise duty on petrol and diesel by Rs 1.50 per litre. The move comes in order to boost government revenues and contain budget borrowing that could put off a likely cut in the retail prices of the two fuels. Market Expert Akash Jindal spoke on the matter. Nov 13, 2014