Turkey deploys tanks to reinforce its border with Syria

Turkey deploys tanks and armoured vehicles to reinforce its border with Syria amid escalating Islamic State violence, as parliament is set to consider whether to authorise military action against IS jihadists. Duration: 00:31 Sep 30, 2014

Corruption scandal takes the centre stage during Brazil debate

Less than two weeks before Brazil's presidential vote, corruption concerns dominate the campaign, amid allegations that leading politicians benefited from huge kickbacks on oil deals by state-owned energy giant Petrobras. Duration: 01:59 Sep 30, 2014

Amit Shah appeals to Haryana to vote for better change

Hisar, Sep 30 (ANI): Amit Shah on Tuesday while campaigning in Hisar district of Haryana for the upcoming assembly elections appealed to the people to vote for a better change. He said that for Haryana to develop, it is necessary for BJP to win the assembly polls. Taking a dig at the Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Shah said that Hooda only dances in the durbar of Delhi and doesn’t work for the development of Haryana. Sep 30, 2014

RBI keeps interest rates unchanged, says 2016 CPI target of 6% at risk

Mumbai, Sep 30 (ANI): Reserve Bank of India Governor Raghuram Rajan on Tuesday left key interest rates unchanged in his fourth bi-monthly credit policy review citing increased risks of inflation and difficult external situation on the geopolitical front. Rajan said that inflation target of 6% by January 2016 involves uncertainties and that RBI is more confident with the target of 8%. He also added that the value of rupee has also risen in the recent months. Sep 30, 2014

Politicos call Modi's showcase of confidence on 'patriotism' of Indian Muslims as late eye-opener

New Delhi, Sep 30 (ANI): Political leaders on Tuesday called Prime Minister Narendra Modi's showcase of confidence on 'patriotism' of Indian Muslims a late eye-opener. Modi had said that Indian Muslims will fail Al Qaeda in the country. Congress leader Raj Babbar said that PM should understand that Muslims in India have a big role in developing the nation and that it is good that Modi has realized it though a little late. CPI leader Atul Anjan said that it is good on the part of Modi who is a supporter of RSS,w ho are killers of Mahatma Gandhi, to understand the worth of Indian Muslims. Sep 30, 2014

Politicians critical of PM's 'points of concerns' in US even as BJP proud on issues raised

New Delhi, Sep 30 (ANI): As Prime Minister Narendra Modi's US visit is coming to a close with series of events and meetings with high dignitaries, political leaders back in India remained critical of his 'points of concerns' raised in US. BJP remained proud on the issues raised by PM and said that the speech was comprehensive. Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi said that it will be good if PM's words get converted into foreign funds for India. CPI leader Atul Anjan said that Modi's visit came out to be a success but the story behind it is the effort put by his supporters to convince such support in US too. RJD leader Manoj Jha said that PM Modi's ideas only reflected his concern for the corporate and not the poor. He also said that the prime minister should see not to compromise on its interest over US's. Sep 30, 2014

Jayalalithaa to stay in jail for now, bail petition adjourned till Oct 6

Bangalore, Sept 30 (ANI): In a major setback for AIADMK chief, J Jayalalithaa, Karantaka High Court on Tuesday adjourned the hearing of her bail plea petition till Monday. Though the bail plea has been admitted by the court, the hearing on the petition will not take place before Monday. Following the deferring of the hearing till Monday, Jayalalithaa, who is lodged in VVIP cell number 23 at Parappana Agrahara central prison in Bangalore, will have to continue in jail for at least a week. Sep 30, 2014

Sartaj Aziz says will continue to meet Hurriyat, BJP and Congress slam

New Delhi, Sept 30 (ANI): The BJP and Congress on Tuesday slammed Pakistan's national security and foreign affairs advisor Sartaj Aziz for his remark that Pakistan would continue to meet the separatists. Aziz also reiterated that it was up to India to resume the dialogue because it was India who called off the talks. Earlier, Aziz had accepted that the timing of Pakistan high commissioner Abdul Basit's meeting with Hurriyat leaders was perhaps not totally right. Sep 30, 2014

India and US issues vision "Chalein Saath Saath: Forward Together We Go"

New Delhi, Sept 30 (ANI): Following the 90-minute dinner meet of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with US President Barack Obama at the White House, India and the US today issued a vision statement titled, "Chalein Saath Saath: Forward Together We Go." "As leaders of two great democratic nations with diverse traditions and faiths, we share a vision for a partnership in which the United States and India work together, not just for the benefit of both our nations, but for the benefit of the world," the White House said in a statement. The vision statement said that US-India strategic partnership is a joint endeavour for prosperity and peace, and through intense consultations, joint exercises and shared technology, their security cooperation will make the region and world safe and secure. "Together, we will combat terrorist threats and keep our homelands and citizens safe from attacks, while we respond expeditiously to humanitarian disasters and crises. Sep 30, 2014