India can provide clean energy to the entire nation, says Arun Jaitley

New Delhi, Feb 18 (ANI): Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley has said that India has enough raw material to provide clean power to the entire country. Jaitley made the statement at 'RE-Invest', first global renewable energy meet and expo, attended by over 200 investors, 350 exhibitors and 1,000 delegates among senior ministers of the government. The central theme of the conference is to attract large scale investments for renewable energy sector in India. India is seeking investments of $100 billion over seven years to boost the country's renewable energy capacity by 33 times to 100,000 megawatts. RE-Invest will be the first major platform for investment promotion which signals India's commitment to the development and scaling up of renewable energy to meet its energy requirement in a sustainable manner. Many companies have committed to work with the Indian government for the development of renewable energy projects. Feb 18, 2015

PM Modi's monogrammed pinstripe suit to be auctioned

New Delhi, Feb 18 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi's monogrammed pinstripe suit, which he wore during US President Barack Obama's visit will be auctioned in Surat today. The auction will take place over three days. As per reports, the proceeds of the auction will go to the Namaami Gange Trust Fund. Prime Minister Modi, in his earlier post as the chief minister of Gujarat, had held similar charity auctions. Feb 18, 2015

Red Cross convoy attacked in Myanmar

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Unknown attackers shot and wounded two people in a convoy of eight vehicles marked with the emblem of the Myanmar Red Cross Society that was attempting to transport Feb 18, 2015

SAARC member countries participate in "South Asian Biotechnology Conference" in New Delhi

New Delhi, Feb 18 (ANI): The faculty of Life Sciences and Biotech of South Asia University in New Delhi hosts a 3-day long "SouthAsian Biotechnology Conference" in the capital. Delegates from SAARC countries participated in the event to discuss the feasibility and modalities of enhanced cooperation in the area of Life Sciences and Biotechnology. Sameer M. Dixit, the director of Research, Center for Molecular Dynamics, Nepal said the initiative of collaborative research by India will be useful in expanding R and D and other developments in biotechnology. Sharing of research ideas by various countries will bring a new revolution in the field of science. Jamal Ahmad Mahmood from Afghanistan says India will serve as a good platform for Afghan scientists to carry on their research work. The developments made by India in the field of biotechnology are encouraging nations like Bangladesh to come forward and collaborate to work on biotech in India. Feb 18, 2015

Libyans mark four years after uprising

Thousands of Libyans gather to mark four years after the uprising that toppled former leader, Muammar Gaddafi. The country's transition has been plagued with political infighting, rival governments Feb 18, 2015

Kosovo marks sombre anniversary facing exodus

Kosovo marks a sombre seventh anniversary of independence from Serbia as the mainly ethnic Albanian territory grapples with an exodus triggered by deep economic malaise. Duration: 00:53 Feb 18, 2015

NGOs, people wary of anti-rebel DR Congo offensive

NGOs and people in the Democratic Republic of Congo are wary of a possible offensive against Hutu rebels in the country's restive east, saying it could cause problems for the civilian population. Duration: 00:48 Feb 18, 2015