PM takes people along abroad to increase crowd: Khurshid

Farrukhabad, Nov 16 (ANI): Congress leader Salman Khurshid said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes people along with him to increase the crowd. While commenting on PM Modi's public meetings during foreign trips, he said that he had visited Nay Pyi Taw and the streets of Nay Pyi Taw were empty. He added that PM Modi had taken along with him the crowd that was cheering for PM Modi in Nay Pyi Taw. Nov 16, 2014

PM Modi raises black money issue in G-20 Summit, draws reactions

Brisbane, Nov 16 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi has raised the issue of India's black money abroad. After this, CEO of Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), Ashish Kumar Chauhan said that Modi set a perfect pitch by talking openly about black money with G-20 leaders. Meanwhile, Businessman Zafar Sareshwala said that PM Modi's concern about black money is genuine and he did a perfect thing to raise the issue at G-20 summit. Nov 16, 2014

Comedian Kapil Sharma participates in cleanliness drive

Mumbai, Nov 16 (ANI): Stand up comedian and host of the show 'Comedy Nights with Kapil' Kapil Sharma on Sunday participated in cleanliness drive in Mumbai initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Sharma said that he is happy to be a part of Modi's cleanliness campaign and would like to inspire people all around the country to spread awareness about cleanliness. Nov 16, 2014

PM Modi meets Saudi Arabia Crown Prince

Brisbane, Nov 16 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday met the Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit in Brisbane. Raising the issue of black money during the G-20 Summit meeting, PM Modi stated that India supports all initiatives which facilitate automatic exchange of information among nations that ultimately helps in tracing unaccounted money and its eventual repatriation. After attending the Summit in Brisbane, Prime Minister Modi is scheduled to travel to Sydney, where he will attend a community reception and address the Indian Diaspora. Nov 16, 2014

Ten Maoists surrender and six arrested in Chhattisgarh

Bijapur, Nov 16 (ANI): Ten Maoists surrendered while six were arrested by the paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh. Inspector General (IG), Bastar, SRP Kalluri, said that while ten Maoists had surrendered on their own, six others were arrested by the police. Among the ten Maoists who have surrendered, were a couple. The husband, Sampath, is the founder and commander of former Platoon 16 and worked for it for eight years. He is known to be an expert in making explosives and has also been involved in 27 serious crimes. On the other hand, his wife, Sarita has been involved in six serious crimes. Sarita said that ever since her marriage to Sampath, she had never led a peaceful life. The other Maoists who surrendered alleged that they were subjected to physical exploitation and torture, which eventually forced them to surrender before the police. Nov 16, 2014

Trial against war criminals will continue, says Bangladesh PM

Dhaka, Nov 16 (ANI): Prime minister of Bangladesh, Sheikh Hasina, said that in spite of local and international pressure on her, trial against war criminals would continue and the victims would get justice. The Bangladesh Prime Minister said in spite of local and international pressure on her, trials against the war criminals would continue. Hasina blamed the leader of Bangladesh Nationalists Party, Begum Khaleda Zia, for supporting the Jamat-e-Islami and the war criminals. Nov 16, 2014

Proud Indians in Australia look forward to Modi's visit

Brisbane, Nov 16 (ANI): The nearly 300,000-strong Indian diaspora in Australia is clearly excited about the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Modi is on a three-country visit - Myanmar, Australia and Fiji - to participate in various summits and bilateral meetings. Owner of an Indian grocery store in Brisbane, Dinesh Mehta, said that Modi visiting Brisbane was a very proud moment for him (Mehta). Mukhtar Ali, owner of a local Indian restaurant, Grand Taj, expressed happiness at Modi's arrival in the city and said that he would love to meet Modi. Such is the excitement about Modi's visit that a restaurant in Brisbane has been named 'Namo's Indian Food Court' in his honour. Nov 16, 2014

PM Modi meets German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Brisbane, Nov 16 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday met German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Brisbane. Merkel has stated that she looked forward to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to her nation, adding that the bilateral relations between New Delhi and Berlin were deepening, on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit meeting. On Saturday, Prime Minister Modi had a packed schedule besides, having a meeting with leaders from the BRICS, he had a one-on-one meeting with leaders from France, Canada and Saudi Arabia on the sidelines of the G-20 Summit. After attending the Summit in Brisbane, Prime Minister Modi is scheduled to travel to Sydney, where he will attend a community reception and address the Indian Diaspora. Prime Minister Modi will then travel to Canberra and address the special joint sitting of the Australian Parliament on November 18. He will also address a community event in Melbourne before travelling to Fiji. Nov 16, 2014

Walnut prices shoot up after Kashmir floods

Srinagar, Nov 16 (ANI): The prices of walnuts in Jammu and Kashmir are increasing despite average production due to recent floods in the valley. The floods that left behind a trail of devastation in September this year killed hundreds and left thousands homeless. The rains affected the production as they filled the walnut fruit with water but it led to shortage of the dry fruit and now those involved in the business are expecting a good turnover. Even the walnut growers are anticipating rich profits after the prices have touched a new height in the markets. The walnuts from Kashmir are always in demand across the country and abroad because of its quality. Districts Anantnag and Ganderbal are very famous for the nut production. Nov 16, 2014

Afghan, Pakistan leaders pledge to end turbulent ties

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani makes his first official trip to neighboring Pakistan, seeking to improve ties crucial to his hopes of reviving Taliban peace talks as US troops end their 13-year war. Duration: 01:14 Nov 15, 2014