India and US should implement work plan to broaden bilateral ties: US envoy

Chennai, Oct 20 (ANI): Head of United States embassy, Charge d' Affairs, Kathleen Stephens, said that the governments of India and US should implement a work plan to broaden ties between the two nations and to take steps help encourage investment of foreign firms. Stephens while addressing delegates at the Indo-American Chambers of Commerce (IACC) in Chennai said that the meet between Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama was a positive gesture in order to strengthen bilateral relations. Oct 20, 2014

Rajnath Singh to visit Maharashtra as BJP observer: JP Nadda on Maharashtra by polls

New Delhi, Oct 20 (ANI): BJP leader Jagat Prakash Nadda said that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to send Home Minister Rajnath Singh Maharashtra to cobble up alliance as party failed to garner clear majority in the assembly polls. He added that he would accompany Singh to Mumbai and both of them would elect a chief minister and form the government. Nadda also denied media reports that member of parliamentary board, the BJP highest decision making body, called Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray to forge an alliance. The BJP has won around 122 seats in the 288-member Maharashtra assembly, according to the Election Commission website Oct 20, 2014

Up to 10,000 Syrian Kurds shelter in Turkish camp

Up to 10,000 Kurdish Syrian refugees are taking shelter in Turkey's Suruc camp, near to the embattled Syrian border town of Kobane, with harsh winter weather on the way. Duration: 00:57 Oct 19, 2014

NCP extends outside support to BJP to form govt in Maharashtra

Mumbai, Oct 19 (ANI): Adding a new twist to the Maharashtra elections rigmarole, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has offered outside support to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to form the government in the state. The NCP offer unsettles the positions taken by former partners, the BJP and the Shiv Sena, who were exploring the possibility of recementing their 25-year-old alliance which broke over sharing of seats before the October 15 polls. Oct 19, 2014

BJP will form govt in both Maharashtra and Haryana: Amit Shah Part - 1

New Delhi, Oct 19 (ANI): BJP President Amit Shah said on Sunday that the victory in Haryana and Maharashtra assembly polls are two steps more in making 'India Congress-free'. Talking to mediapersons in New Delhi, he said that Narendra Modi tsunami still exists and is in full force. He said that the BJP will form government in both the states. The BJP president said that in both the states, Congress would not even get the Leader of Opposition post. Shah said that results are also a reflection on Modi government's work over the past four months. Shah recalled that due to certain situations, the BJP had contested alone on all seats in both the states. He, however, confidently said that the BJP will form the government in Maharashtra and that there will be a BJP CM despite the party not winning majority on its own. Oct 19, 2014

BJP will form govt in both Maharashtra & Haryana: Amit Shah Part - 2

New Delhi, Oct 19 (ANI): BJP President Amit Shah said on Sunday that the victory in Haryana and Maharashtra assembly polls are two steps more in making ‘India Congress-free’. Talking to mediapersons in New Delhi, he said that Narendra Modi tsunami still exists and is in full force. He said that the BJP will form government in both the states. The BJP president said that in both the states, Congress would not even get the Leader of Opposition post. Shah said that results are also a reflection on Modi government's work over the past four months. Shah recalled that due to certain situations, the BJP had contested alone on all seats in both the states. He, however, confidently said that the BJP will form the government in Maharashtra and that there will be a BJP CM despite the party not winning majority on its own. Oct 19, 2014

PDP hopes Modi govt will help JandK to get back on track

Ajmer, Oct 19 (ANI): People's Democratic Party (PDP) Chief Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday was hopeful that Narendra Modi government would help in bringing the flood ravaged state of Jammu and Kashmir back on track. Both Indian and Pakistani sides of the disputed Himalayan region have seen extensive flooding last month with Srinagar particularly hard hit. Hundreds of people have been killed and tens of thousands are homeless. Mufti told reporters in Ajmer that Kashmir tourism, which is considered as back bone of the economy, has suffered a lot due to the catastrophic floods. Oct 19, 2014

Shiv Sena will consider support only if BJP approaches us: Uddhav

Mumbai, Oct 19 (ANI): Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said that his party will consider support only if BJP approaches them. Talking to mediapersons in Mumbai he said that if the BJP wants to approach the NCP it can do. He also thanked his party workers and those who voted for the party. Oct 19, 2014

HK police baton charges leave at least 20 injured

At least 20 people were injured in Hong Kong early on Sunday in a fourth night of violence between protesters demanding free elections and police trying to restore traffic to the major Mongkok thoroughfare. Duration: 01:13 Oct 19, 2014

BJP high command to decide on coalition with Shiv Sena: Piyush Goyal

New Delhi, Oct 19 (ANI): Power Minister and BJP leader Piyush Goyal on Sunday said that the BJP high command will decide on whether they will form a coalition government in Maharashtra with the Shiv Sena. As per latest trends, the BJP is the single largest party in the state but is falling short of a majority to form the government. Goyal praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah for his party's splendid performance in Maharashtra, saying that their campaigning has brought the BJP close to achieving majority despite the parting of ways with the Shiv Sena. Oct 19, 2014

Rahul Gandhi visits cyclone Hudhud-hit Visakhapatnam

Visakhapatnam, Oct 19 (ANI): Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday took stalk of the situation in cyclone Hudhud-hit Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh, along with the party leaders. The death toll from a cyclone that hit the east coast last week has risen to 41, as authorities struggle to restore power, transport and communication links and shelter 150,000 people forced to abandon their homes. Gandhi took a stroll of the cyclone affected areas, where the disaster-hit victims flocked around him to share their grievances. Cyclone Hudhud slammed into the coast of Andhra Pradesh and Odisha, tearing down tens of thousands of mud-and-thatch homes, and flattening rice, banana and sugarcane plantations. Oct 19, 2014