PM Modi raises toast at dinner hosted by Australian PM Abbott at MCG

Melbourne, Nov 18 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday raised a toast at dinner hosted by Australian PM Tony Abbott at Melbourne Cricket Ground. Modi said that the beauty of democracy is that both Opposition and ruling parties sit together. Modi said that the relations between two nations can be made stronger if the relations between their leaders are friendly. Nov 18, 2014

Four more crib deaths in Tamil Nadu, toll reaches nine

Dharmapuri, Nov 18 (ANI): Four more infants died at a government-run Dharmapuri Medical College Hospital in Tamil Nadu on Tuesday. Two were boys and two were girls. Of the four, one was delivered in the hospital while the other three were referred from other hospitals. All the four infants died due to being underweight because of pre-mature delivery and were suffering from respiratory problems. With the deaths on Tuesday, the toll mounted to nine after five crib deaths, which included four girls, were reported on Sunday. However, Dean of Medicine, Dharmapuri Government Hospital, Doctor Elangovan refused to take any responsibility of the deaths on behalf of the hospital. Of the five newborn babies who died on Sunday, three were underweight while the other two had respiratory problems. Reportedly, more than 20 babies are still in the hospital facing same problems and there is a fear that the death toll may increase. Nov 18, 2014

PM Modi visits Melbourne cricket ground with Australian PM Tony Abbott

Melbourne, Nov 18 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday visited the 161-year-old Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) to attend a reception and dinner hosted by Australian Prime Minster Tony Abbott. PM Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart posed for photographs with the 2015 Cricket World Cup Trophy, along with former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar and Kapil Dev among others. Modi also gifted an Indian "Skippers" Memento for Australia while at the MCG. The memento was signed by World Cup winning captains and the PM. Along with Australian PM Tony Abbott, present on the occasion were also Sunil Gavaskar, Kapil Dev, VVS Laxman and Allan Border. Modi later posted a selfie with his Australian counterpart saying, "With my friend @TonyAbbottMHR at the MCG." Soon after the dinner, Modi will head for Fiji on the final leg of his three nation tour. Nov 18, 2014

Nehru was man of ideas, but respected every perspective: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi, Nov 18 (ANI): While speaking at the international conference to commemorate 125th birth anniversary of first prime minister of Jawaharlal Nehru, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi said that Nehru was a man of ideas but respected every perspective. He said that Nehru's ideas and politics are very much present in today's India. He said that the country's first PM never saw India separated from him and the nation reciprocated in the same way. Gandhi also said that even Winston Churchill said that Nehru was a man who had conquered hate and fear, when Nehru came out of the Naini jail. Nov 18, 2014

Political leaders condemn attack on mediapersons by Haryana police outside Rampal's ashram

New Delhi, Nov 18 (ANI): Political leaders on Tuesday condemned the attack on mediapersons by Haryana police during a clash between the police and the supporters of Sant Rampal outside his Ashram in Hisar. Former Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said that the state government could have handled it efficiently but their inefficiency lead to such incident. AAP leader Yogendra Yadav said that this shows Haryana police's inefficiency and highlights the government's policies towards such self claimed godman. Nov 18, 2014

Two police constables and mediapersons injured during clash between police and Sant Rampal's support

Chandigarh, Nov 18 (ANI): Haryana DGP SN Vashisht on Tuesday said that two police constables and mediapersons were injured in the clash between police and Sant Rampal's supporters in Hisar. The Haryana police and Sant Rampal's followers clashed outside the godman's Satlok Ashram in Hisar's Barwala town as the cops tried to arrest him. Vashisht said that the police is trying to handle the case with much sensitivity and that proper actions will be taken against the individual police officer who attacked the mediaperson. Meanwhile, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has sought a report on the attack on journalists. The police fired tear gas, used batons and water cannons to disperse Rampal's followers gathered outside the ashram to prevent his arrest and used bulldozers to break through the wall of the ashram, in which several of the disciples have been injured, according to reports. Nov 18, 2014

PM Modi addresses gathering at reception hosted by Australian PM in Melbourne

Melbourne, Nov 18 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday addressed the gathering at a reception hosted by Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott in Melbourne. Modi said that he is thankful to Abbott for hosting a wonderful reception for him. He added that India can benefit from Australian expertise in various fields. He also expressed confidence in the future of Indo-Australian relations adding that his memorable visit ends tonight but journey of relationship has begun Nov 18, 2014

Asia Pacific looks forward to working with Australia: Modi to business leaders in Melbourne

Melbourne, Nov 18 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday addressed the business leaders in Melbourne during his four-city tour of Australia. Modi said that Asia Pacific is looking forward to working with the government and people of Australia. He added that India greatly values the relation it shares with Australia. Further talking about the 'Make in India' campaign, Modi said that the program was launched by the government to encourage the growth of industries which manufacture goods within the country. Nov 18, 2014