Law and order has to be maintained in Hisar: BS Hooda on Sant Rampal

New Delhi, Nov 19 (ANI): Speaking over the self-styled godman Sant Rampal row former Haryana Chief Minister and Congress leader Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Wednesday said that law and order has to be maintained in Hisar. He added that the government and Sant Rampal supporters need to solve the matter so that there is no further tension. The situation is still tense in Hisar as the controversial Sant Rampal continues to evade law and defy Haryana and Punjab High Court and police orders to surrender. The Haryana Police, which yesterday failed to arrest Rampal and produce him before the state high court after more than six hour of concerted action and violent clashes with the godman's supporters which left scores injured, will make another attempt today to arrest him. Sant Rampal's ashram in Hisar turned into a war zone on Tuesday when hundreds of policemen and Rampal's followers fought a pitched battle, as the police tried to enter the ashram to arrest the godman. The violence left over 200 injured, including some mediapersons. Nov 19, 2014

Massive employment drive for youth takes place in Kashmir

Srinagar, Nov 19 (ANI): A recruitment drive restarted in Jammu and Kashmir and corporate firms held workshops to provide employment to youth as the region was recovering from the worst floods in a century. The three-day drive was launched on Monday in Kashmir's capital, Srinagar, by a special initiative called Udaan or 'flight' under the public-private partnership, National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) India. 'Udaan' has been working in the state for three years but had halted its efforts after floods struck the region in September. A coordinator of the NSDC, Bint Abass, said that they were renewing efforts to provide jobs to the affected youth in the state. Abass added that 18 corporate firms were participating in the drive to train and recruit youth in a wide range of sectors like banking, information technology, finance, hospitality and education. Nov 19, 2014

Traditional welcome ceremony held for PM Modi in Fiji

Fiji, Nov 19 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi was given a traditional welcome at Albert Park in Fiji's capital Suva. Modi appreciated the scenic beauty and diversity of culture in the island nation saying that he could sense tradition as he stepped on Fijian land. Modi also said that India and Fiji share common aspirations and with his visit there will be a new beginning for relations between both the nations. Nov 19, 2014

Sitharaman meets delegates from Tatarstan, Japan to discuss free trade agreements

New Delhi, Nov 19 (ANI): A Russian delegation led by Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov met Union Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in New Delhi. The delegation which is in India will form a Joint Working Group (JWG) of the two countries to work on ways to strengthen trade in fertilisers, chemicals and pharmaceuticals between India and Tatarstan. Meanwhile, two delegations from Japan, including one headed by the Chief Executive Officer Of Mitsui and Co. Ltd. and Chairman of Japan-India Business Co-operation Committee, Masami Iijima and Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) headed by Hiroyuki Ishige also met Sitharaman. The delegation is visiting India for the purpose of the free trade agreement being negotiated by the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) which would help India boost its commerce and manufacturing. Nov 19, 2014

India quarantines man recovering from Ebola

New Delhi, Nov 19 (ANI): India has quarantined a man who was cured of Ebola in Liberia but continued to show traces of the virus in samples of his semen after arriving in the country, Health Minister said. The ministry said in a statement that the Indian national had been shown to be negative for Ebola in tests conforming to World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines, but had been quarantined as a precautionary measure when he arrived at New Delhi airport on November 10. Later, tests of his semen detected traces of the virus. Union Health Minister, JP Nadda, said that body fluids were tested in National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and Institute of Virology (NIV) where both have tested positive. The Indian man carried with him documents from Liberia that stated he had been cured. He will be kept in quarantine until the virus is no longer present in his body, and will undergo tests over the next 10 days or so, a senior Health Ministry official said. Health minister, JP Nadda, assured that things are well in control and there is no need to worry. Nov 19, 2014

Various Memorandums of Understanding signed between India, Fiji

Fiji, Nov 19 (ANI): Various Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) were signed between India and Fiji on Wednesday in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Modi said that India and Fiji share a very special relation with deep and enduring ties of culture and history. He also assured that India will remain a committed development partner for Fiji. Modi also expressed confidence that his visit will mark a new era of India- Fiji relations. Nov 19, 2014

Indian Hockey coach Terry Walsh resigns

New Delhi, Nov 19 (ANI): India's chief Hockey coach Terry Walsh quit from his position after his contractual talks with Hockey India (HI) and the Sports Authority of India (SAI) broke down. But a fresh proposal is still being worked out for the Australian's consideration. Walsh, whose contract was to come to an end on Wednesday (November 19), had already submitted his resignation last month after his demands for a greater say in team decisions and hand-picked support staff were turned down by HI and SAI. However, a fresh proposal will be sent to him in the next couple of days for his consideration, leaving the door still open for his return to India. Walsh said it was a difficult decision for him adding that the team is working hard for the upcoming tournaments, including the Olympics. Nov 19, 2014

PM Modi arrives in Fiji, appreciates scenic beauty and people

Fiji, Nov 19 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Fiji for a day-long visit, the first by an Indian premier to the country in 33 years. Modi appreciated the scenic beauty of the island nation and its people. Taking to social networking site twitter, Prime Minister Modi shared his thoughts, and posted a picture on Instagram, showing the panoramic beauty of the Pacific Ocean nation's sea shores. "Bula from Fiji! On the shores of the Pacific Ocean, among wonderful people," he tweeted. Modi will be holding bilateral talks with his counterpart Frank Bainimarama. Modi arrived here from Melbourne on the last leg of his three-nations’ ten-day tour after a hectic four-city Australia visit. Fiji and India have 135 years of historical and friendly relations and a formal diplomatic relation was established in 1970. Modi is due to return home on Thursday morning. Nov 19, 2014

Expert: Iran nuclear talks failure could result in escalation

As Iran and world powers enter a final round of nuclear talks, special advisor on Iran at the United States Institute of Peace Daniel Brumberg warns of a possible 'escalation of conflict' between Iran and the US if the deal fails. Duration: 00:55 Nov 19, 2014