PM Modi holds talk with Vietnam PM to boost ties

New Delhi, Oct 28 (ANI): Vietnam Prime Minister, Nguyen Tan Dung, met his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Tuesday (October 28) to boost bilateral and regional ties. Earlier in the day, Dung received a ceremonial reception at Presidential Palace, Rashtrapati Bhawan. Dung, accompanied by his wife, Tran Tanh Kiem, also visited the memorial of Mahatma Gandhi and paid rich tributes. Dung arrived in India on Monday and began his two-day visit by landing in Bihar where he visited holy town Bodh Gaya and paid obeisance at Mahabodi Temple, believed to be the site of Lord Buddha's enlightenment. The strengthening of ties between India and Vietnam, in defence as well comes as both are embroiled in territorial disputes with China. Oct 28, 2014

Maharashtra govt formation: BJP MLAs to meet on deciding candidate

Mumbai, Oct 28 (ANI): BJP MLAs will be soon holding a meeting in Mumbai to decide upon the representing candidate for the party in Maharashtra. BJP leader Chandrakant Dada Patil said that only two days are left for government formation in Maharashtra and soon the mystery of Chief Minister shall be revealed. Talking about the reports of alliance with Shiv Sena Om Mathur said that all possibilities are open for partnership with Shiv Sena in Maharashtra. Meanwhile, Rajiv Pratap Rudy assured that by 31 October a BJP leader will take oath as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra. Oct 28, 2014

SC informed about President's consent on Govt. formation by BJP in Delhi

New Delhi, Oct 28 (ANI): Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar and Additional Solicitor General P S Narsimha on Tuesday informed the Supreme Court that President Pranab Mukherjee has given his consent to invite the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to form a government in Delhi. Trivializing this development, Aam Aadmi party (AAP) leader and lawyer Prashant Bhushan said the BJP was just playing another game. The Congress and Aam Admi Party have condemned the invitation to the BJP as the single largest party to form the government. Oct 28, 2014

If left with little shame, BJP should hold fresh elections in Delhi: Kejriwal

Ghaziabad, Oct 28 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that if BJP is left with little shame, then it should dissolve the legislative assembly of Delhi and hold fresh elections. Kejriwal's statement came after the Supreme Court slammed the Central government as well as the Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung, for delay in taking decision regarding government formation in the national capital. He added that people in Delhi are troubled by electricity and water problems, which the AAP government had resolved during its rule. He further said that BJP is aware that it will fail to get mandate in the assembly elections and hence is running away from it. Oct 28, 2014

Vietnam PM receives ceremonial reception at presidential palace in New Delhi

New Delhi, Oct 28 (ANI): Vietnam Prime Minister, Nguyen Tan Dung received a ceremonial reception on Tuesday at the Presidential Palace, Rashtrapati Bhawan by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his two-day visit to India to enhance bilateral and regional ties. He was received by Modi and a retinue of Indian officials after which he inspected a ceremonial Guard of Honour. Later Dung, accompanied with his wife, Tran Tanh Kiem visited the memorial of India's iconic freedom fighter, Mahatma Gandhi in the capital, New Delhi. Dung's visit to India comes just a month after India's president, Pranab Mukherjee, travelled to his country. Oct 28, 2014

Police bust militant module in Kashmir, arrest two members

Sopore, Oct 28 (ANI): Police busted a militant module by arresting two members in Jammu and Kashmir, said a senior officer. Superintendent of Police, Abdul Qayoom, said the module was set up by Pakistan-based militant outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba and used to provide logistics to the extremists in Sopore district. Militants have been frequently attacking security bases in Kashmir since the 1990s, when there was a full-blown insurgency against Indian rule in a region over which India and Pakistan fought two of their three wars. Oct 28, 2014

Politicos react after reports say BJP likely to be invited to form govt in Delhi

New Delhi/Mumbai, Oct 28 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Tuesday after media reports hinted over Governor Najeeb Jung getting nod from President Pranab Mukherjee to invite the single largest party BJP to form government in Delhi. Congress Party leader JP Aggarwal alleged that LG Najeeb Jung was acting under pressure. AAP leader Manish Sisodia said that LG Najeeb Jung should re-think over the issue. He added that if BJP forms its government, then it would not be beneficial for the people of Delhi. BJP leader Sambit Patra said that if any offer comes from LG Najeeb Jung to form government then BJP will give an appropriate reply in accordance with the constitution. However, NCP leader Nawab Malik said that Delhi has been under President's rule from a long time and it will be good if a government is formed in Delhi. Oct 28, 2014

Sheila Dikshit praises PM Modi, politicos react

New Delhi, Oct 28 (ANI): Former Kerala governor Sheila Dikshit has sparked a storm by praising PM Narendra Modi recently. Dikshit said that she saw a confident man, with a vision while talking about Modi. While the Congress disagreed with Dikshit, the BJP said people cannot ignore Modi's charm and leadership qualities. Other leaders gave mixed reaction on the matter. Oct 28, 2014

Vietnam PM and Jitan Ram Manjhi hold talks to promote tourism

Gaya, Oct 28 (ANI): Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung and Chief Minister of Bihar Jitan Ram Manjhi held talks to promote tourism between the two countries. Addressing a news conference, Manjhi said the two leaders held talks on establishing direct air route between Vietnam and Bihar. Manjhi also said that Dung has agreed upon organising a Vietnam business conclave in Bihar and vice-versa. Meanwhile, Dung said the strategic ties between the countries have benefited the world. The two also agreed upon further strengthening ties in farming, fisheries, food processing, education and tourism sector, apart from improving facilities for tourists visiting Buddhist centre of Bodh Gaya in Bihar. Oct 28, 2014

Vietnam's Prime Minister invites Indian business leaders to invest in Vietnam

New delhi, Oct 28 (ANI): Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung invited Indian business leaders to invest in his country's infrastructure projects. Dung addressed a seminar hosted by India's leading industry bodies such as the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in New Delhi. Dung hoped that the investors would enjoy the mutual benefits in Vietnam and bolster bilateral trade between the two countries. Vietnam's Prime Minister promised to create favourable conditions for business while appreciating Prime Minister Narendra Modi's programme of 'Make in India'. Oct 28, 2014

Japan's SoftBank CEO meets PM Narendra Modi in New Delhi

New Delhi, Oct 28 (ANI): Chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Japan-based telecom giant SoftBank Corporation, Masayoshi Son held a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi. Son, who was accompanied by a delegation of his company directors, covered many issues during his interaction with Modi. Softbank, one of the major telecom and internet corporations of Japan, will seek opportunities in the sectors of e-commerce and telecom in India. Reportedly, it will invest $10 billion in India's information technology and communications sector. Son also met I&B Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. Oct 28, 2014

Tibetan PM-in-exile attends 10th anniversary celebrations of NGO in Dharamsala

Dharamsala, Oct 28 (ANI): Tibetan Prime Minister-in-exile, Lobsang Sangay attended the foundation day of a non-governmental organisation (NGO), Tibet Charity, in Dharamsala. The NGO, in its 10th year, has been contributing immensely in the fields of education, social development and animal care. Hundreds of Tibetans and supporters gathered at Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts (TIPA) near Dharamsala to celebrate the event wherein leaders and activists delivered speeches and various artists performed cultural activities. Sangay hailed the efforts of those involved with the charitable organisation. Oct 28, 2014