PM Modi addresses the 12th ASEAN Summit, says ASEAN holds importance to India

Nay Pyi Taw, Nov 12 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday addressed the 12th ASEAN Summit in Nay Pyi Taw in Myanmar. He said that he is very happy to be a part of the 12th ASEAN Summit. He added that Myanmar is a great neighbour of India and both the countries share historic relations. He further said that ASEAN holds great importance for India and India shares good bilateral relations with the countries present at th.e Summit. Nov 12, 2014

Bilaspur sterilization camp deaths case: Congress calls for Chhattisgarh bandh

Raipur, Nov 12 (ANI): In protest against the death of women at sterilization camp in Bilaspur, where the death toll has gone up to 11, the Congress on Wednesday called for Chhattisgarh bandh. The party alleged Chief Minister Raman Singh of not taking appropriate steps and demanded his resignation. Congress sought Health Minister Amar Agrawal resignation as well. Meanwhile, the police said that it has made all the arrangements to avoid any untoward incident. Nov 12, 2014

Cancel Jet Etihad deal, Subramanian Swamy tells Modi govt

New Delhi, Nov 12 (ANI): BJP leader Subramanian Swamy has urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi led NDA government to not allow the Jet-Etihad deal to proceed. He alleged that foreign direct investment by Etihad Airways, national carrier of the United Arab Emirates into Indian aviation giant Jet Airways was just another way of compensating for bribes paid by Etisalat to Indian politicians for the 2G spectrum licence. Nov 12, 2014

Vaiko calls Rajapaksa's willingness to pardon Tamil fishermen 'drama'

Chennai, Nov 12 (ANI): Reacting on the reports of Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse's willingness to pardon the 5 Tamil Fisherman on death row, MDMK chief Vaiko on Wednesday alleged that Rajapakse is doing a drama with connivance of the Indian Government. Earlier in the day, many politicos welcomed the Sri Lankan government's decision to free the fishermen without any conditions. The Tamil fishermen were awarded death by a Sri Lankan Court for alleged drug trafficking. Nov 12, 2014

Bilaspur sterilization camp deaths case: SC declines to entertain petition seeking its intervention

New Delhi, Nov 12 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to entertain a petition seeking its intervention in case of medical negligence deaths during sterilization camp in Bilaspur. Eleven women have died and dozens more are in a critical condition after a government-run sterilization programme in Chhattisgarh designed to control the country's billion-plus population went wrong. Nov 12, 2014

Polling officers get training on electronic voting machine ahead of JandK Assembly polls

Poonch, Nov 12 (ANI): Around 1000 polling officers were given hands-on training on the electronic voting machine (EVM) ahead of the assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir. The Election Commission of India has already announced the dates for assembly elections in Kashmir. The polls will be held in five-phases, beginning on November 25 and ending on December 20. The counting of votes will take place on December 23. Nodal officer and district election trainer, Vijay Puri said the polling officers were asked to conduct free and fair elections. Meanwhile, district election officer, Poonch district, Mohammad Hussain Malik, said the Polling officers have been instructed about their overall responsibilities. Nov 12, 2014

PM Modi meets Thailand PM Prayut Chan-o-Cha

Myanmar, Nov 12 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday met the Prime Minister of Thailand Prayut Chan-o-Cha in Myanmar's Capital Nay Pyi Taw. Delegation level talks were held between both countries after which Modi expressed confidence that under the leadership of Chan-o-cha relations between India and Thailand will improve. Earlier today, Narendra Modi also met his Malaysian counterpart, Najib Razak, on the sidelines of the 12th Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN)-India summit held in Myanmar on Wednesday. Nov 12, 2014

Japan's smartphone 'zombies' wreak havoc on the streets

When the lights change at the Shibuya crossing in Japan's capital, one of the world's busiest pedestrian thoroughfares, hundreds of people with their eyes glued to smartphones pick their way over the road. Duration: 02:21 Nov 12, 2014