PM laid the vision of India which is ready to embrace the world: Syed Akbarrudin

Nay Pyi Taw, Nov 12 (ANI): MEA Spokesperson Syed Akbarrudin on Wednesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his meeting with several heads of state laid the vision of an India which is ready to do business and which is ready to embrace the world. He added that during PM Modi's meeting with Myanmar's Opposition leader and Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, he referred to her as the 'symbol of democracy'. He further said that, later in the day, the PM will be going for a gala dinner where he is expected to meet the representative of the ASEAN countries as well as the countries which are a part of the East Asia Summit. Nov 12, 2014

Syrian Kurds refuse to leave besieged Kobane

Kurds battling the Islamic State jihadist group in Kobane were making advances in the flashpoint Syrian town on the border with Turkey, local officials and a monitor said. Duration: 00:41 Nov 12, 2014

Candidates go on rampage after cancellation of army recruitment rally in Madhya Pradesh

Gwalior, Nov 12 (ANI): Candidates at an army recruitment camp in Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday went on rampage, attacked police, vandalised railway station and shops and set vehicles ablaze, alleging irregularities in the selection process. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Santosh Singh, in Gwalior said that management was not able to handle the huge crowd of candidates, following which they cancelled the recruitment process.According to reports, at least six people sustained injury in a stampede following violence by candidates. Nov 12, 2014

Don't do politics: Chhattisgarh Health Min tells Congress on Bilaspur incident

Raipur, Nov 12 (ANI): Chhattisgarh Health Minister Amar Agarwal on Wednesday said that Congress should not politicize the Bilaspur incident after the Congress party demanded his resignation over the Chhattisgarh sterilisation tragedy. He added that the priority is to give proper treatment to those admitted in the hospital. He further said that initial investigations have revealed the carelessness on the part of the doctor and criminal case has been lodged against him. Nov 12, 2014

Arun Jaitley stresses on need for meaningful employment at second edition of Services Conclave

New Delhi, Nov 12 (ANI): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday (November 12) stressed on the need for creation of jobs in the services and manufacturing sector in order to provide meaningful employment to the under-employed population. Jaitley was speaking at the second edition of Services Conclave in New Delhi. He also laid emphasis on services sector exports to compensate for the deficit in the merchandise exports. Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman was also present at the event. Citing India's global expertise in the field of Information Technology (IT), Jaitley said this success had to be replicated in some other sectors too. He went on to add that in the healthcare sector India has just begun to make its presence feel and the global traffic has already begun to swing towards the country. Nov 12, 2014

PM Narendra Modi meets South Korea President

Myanmar, Nov 12 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday met the President of South Korea Park Geun-hye in Myanmar's Capital Nay Pyi Taw. Earlier he met the Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong. Modi arrived in Myanmar on Tuesday following which he met President Thein Sein. Earlier in the day, PM Modi also addressed the 12th ASEAN Summit. Nov 12, 2014

Congress, Shiv Sena allege proper procedure not followed during trust vote

Mumbai, Nov 12 (ANI): After BJP came out clear with trust vote in Maharashtra Assembly, Congress and Shiv Sena alleged that proper procedure was not followed during trust vote at the assembly. The President of Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) Manikrao Thakre said that the BJP speaker was biased and did not follow proper procedure for voting. Former Maharashtra CM and Congress leader Prithviraj Chavan said that it was a black day in democracy of Maharashtra. Meanwhile, Shiv Sena leader Ramdas Kadam said that BJP did not carry out trust vote as it was scared and added that Congress and Shiv Sena will go and complain to the Governor of Maharashtra to not allow BJP to continue their government. Nov 12, 2014

Death of women at sterilisation camp in Chhattisgarh sparks protest

Raipur, Nov 12 (ANI): Hundreds of protesters took to streets in Raipur city of Chhattisgarh on Wednesday (November 12), demanding immediate action against Chief Minister Raman Singh and the state health minister for the death of women at a sterilisation camp. The protesters smashed vehicles and stopped them from plying on roads. They also entered the schools and destroyed property there. The angry protesters demanded that an FIR (First Information Report) be filed against Singh and the junior health minister, Amar Agarwal. Ten women died and 14 were in a serious condition after botched operations at a government mass sterilization "camp" in Bilaspur district. The women fell ill on Monday (November 10), two days after surgery at a family planning camp at a village. Nov 12, 2014

PSU bank employees go on nationwide strike over wage revision demand

Bhopal/ Kanpur/ Lucknow/ New Delhi, Nov 12 (ANI): Public sector banks across India called for a day long nationwide strike on Wednesday demanding the long pending increment in the employees' wages. The strike has been called under the banner of an umbrella organisation of banks, United Forum of Bank Union. According to the media reports, much against the 23 per cent wage hike demand by the bank employees, Indian Banks' Association offered an increment of 11 per cent, which led unions to call for a strike. The protesters in New Delhi assembled outside various banks and shouted slogans demanding a revision in their salaries. Expressing resentment, an employee of National Organisation of Bank Workers, Ashwini, said around nine bank unions, 800,000 bank employees and more than 50,000 branches are on strike. The employees have been awaiting their salary revision since November 2012 but are yet to hear an official announcement from the government. Meanwhile in Kanpur city, bank union leader Pradeep Vajpayee said the conditions in which bank employees work are deteriorating. Nov 12, 2014

GM Siddeshwara takes charge as MoS in Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Ministry

New Delhi, Nov 12 (ANI): Minister of State for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Ministry GM Siddeshwara on Wednesday took charge of the office and said that he will carry on with his duties enshrined by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Siddeshwara also said that he took charge today but got involved in the ministry work even before. Meanwhile, Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers Ananth Kumar said that the heavy industries ministry will work towards PM Modi's 'Make in India' campaign a reality. Nov 12, 2014

PM Narendra Modi meets Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei

Myanmar, Nov 12 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday met Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei in Nay Pyi Taw in Myanmar. PM Modi said that he along with his team is very delighted to meet Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah and that India and Brunei share friendly relations. Modi arrived in Myanmar on Tuesday following which he met President Thein Sein. Earlier in the day, PM Modi also addressed the 12th ASEAN Summit. Modi is in Myanmar on the first leg of his three-nation 10-day tour that will also take him to Australia and Fiji. Nov 12, 2014

Bilaspur sterilization camp deaths case: SC declines to entertain petition seeking its intervention

New Delhi, Nov 12 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to entertain a petition seeking its intervention in case of medical negligence deaths during sterilization camp in Bilaspur. Eleven women have died and dozens more are in a critical condition after a government-run sterilization programme in Chhattisgarh designed to control the country's billion-plus population went wrong. Nov 12, 2014

Vaiko calls Rajapaksa's willingness to pardon Tamil fishermen 'drama'

Chennai, Nov 12 (ANI): Reacting on the reports of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse's willingness to pardon the 5 Tamil Fisherman on death row, MDMK chief Vaiko on Wednesday alleged that Rajapakse is doing a drama with connivance of the Indian Government. Earlier in the day, many politicos welcomed the Sri Lankan government's decision to free the fishermen without any conditions. The Tamil fishermen were awarded death by a Sri Lankan Court for alleged drug trafficking. Nov 12, 2014