EAM Sushma Swaraj speaks about expectations from SAARC summit

Kathmandu, Nov 24 (ANI): External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday said that India is always interested in having talks with the SAARC nations. The preparations for the 18th SAARC summit are in full swing in Nepal as the authorities have heightened the security for the two-day event where leaders from eight nations will meet and discuss the core issues of importance. Leaders from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Nepal, India and Pakistan would meet in Kathmandu for two days for the plenary session from November 26 for the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). Nov 24, 2014

Police bomb disposal squad defuses bomb found from train

Kamrup, Nov 25 (ANI): A powerful bomb, weighing more than seven kg, was recovered from a train compartment in Assam's Kamrup (Rural) district on Monday, police said. Security personnel on duty in Up Lumding-Kamakhya Intercity Express spotted a plastic bag covered with a towel and wires sticking out in front of the compartment toilet near Kendukona Railway station under Rangiya sub-division. They immediately informed Kendukona station master and the train was halted there. The passengers were asked to disembark for checking the train thoroughly and senior police, civil and railway officials along with a dog squad of the Assam Police rushed to the spot and removed the bomb. Nov 24, 2014

US police shoot dead boy, 12, holding toy gun

Residents express their anger in Cleveland after police shot and killed a 12-year-old African American boy waving around what turned out to be a toy gun at a playground. Duration: 00:44 Nov 24, 2014

Politicos offer last respect to Congress veteran Murli Deora

Mumbai, Nov 24 (ANI): Politicos from various political parties offered their last respect to former union minister and senior Congress leader Murli Deora on Monday at the party office. The 77-year-old Congress leader was suffering from cancer. He breathed his last at 3.25 a.m. in Mumbai. He is survived by his wife and two sons. Several leaders including President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Sonia Gandhi have condoled the demise of the Congress veteran. Deora held several important positions during his decades-long political career. During the UPA-1 regime, Deora was the Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas. The Congress veteran had also served as the Mumbai Congress president for 22 years. He became Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology in July 2011. Nov 24, 2014

Indian Army recovers huge cache of arms and ammunition ahead of JandK polls

Srinagar, Nov 24 (ANI): Indian army recovered huge cache of arms and ammunition in Kupwara and Baramulla districts of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday ahead of assembly election. The five-phase polls in Jammu and Kashmir will begin on November 25 and will end on December 20. The results are scheduled to be announced on December 23. General Officer Commanding (GOC) of Kashmir-Based 15 Corps of Indian Army, Lieutenant General Subrata Saha said that linkage between recovery of large consignment of the weapon and the ceasefire violations cannot be ruled out. Saha assured that collectively all the security forces including Jammu and Kashmir Police (JKP) and Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) were keeping a tight vigil at the polls related security. 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. Nov 24, 2014

Election officials sent to polling booths via helicopters in poll bound Jharkhand

Gumla, Nov 24 (ANI): Election officials left for polling booths in the Maoist affected districts of Jharkhand via helicopters on Monday to prevent any untoward incidents ahead of polls that start Tuesday. Indian security forces had launched a massive anti-Maoist operation on November 11 to prevent any problem in the election process. District Election Officer, Gauri Shankar Mij said all necessary precautions are being taken in the Maoist affected districts for the polls. Maoists have called for boycott of the five-phased polls in Jharkhand that begin from November 25 and end on December 20. The results would be announced on December 23. An election booth officer who was sent via helicopter to a polling station, Arun Tripathi said their wish was to see high turnout in the polls. Nov 24, 2014

Health Minister JP Nadda seeks Sweden's cooperation in 'Make in India' campaign

New Delhi, Nov 24 (ANI): The India-Sweden MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) Celebration Conference was inaugurated in New Delhi by Swedish Healthcare, Public Health and Sports Minister Gabriel Wikstrom on Monday. This conference was organised to commemorate the five years of successful cooperation in the field of healthcare and public health. Speaking at the conference, India's Health Minister JP Nadda said that he hoped that Sweden will provide an impetus for the 'Make in India' campaign. Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the 'Make in India' campaign seeking to make India a global manufacturing hub. Nadda further said that the arrival of the Swedish delegation to India reflected a commensurate desire for enhanced relations. He further added that India looks forward to an effective partnership with Sweden. Overall, the conference took stock of the development in recent years and planned at a roadmap for the future. Nov 24, 2014