PM Narendra Modi to deliver first radio speech via AIR on Friday

New Delhi, Oct 02 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to connect to masses through radio on Friday. The prime minister is to deliver his first radio address to be broadcasted on the state-owned All India Radio. The initiative would help Modi connect directly with millions across the country who have no access to TV. The programme titled 'Man ki Baat' will be aired at 11:00 am, and is likely to dominate the entire broadcasting space. The public service broadcasters are planning to provide the audio feed and visuals free of cost to all private radio channels as well as news and current affairs channels. A "recording point" has been set up at 7, Race Course Road. Oct 3, 2014

Decline in insurgency paves way for development in rural Tripura

Tripura, Oct 03 (ANI): Tarun Das, a rubber tapper, has been coming to Abhicharan Village regularly to work in a rubber garden and earn his livelihood. This wouldn't have been possible some years back when people were not able to come to the village over fears of being abducted by militants. The decline of militancy has changed the face of the village and has significantly impacted the lives of people like Tarun. Situated under the Mohanpur sub-division of West Tripura, Abhicharan Village is inhabited mostly by tribals, and was once a bedrock of militancy. However, with peace returning to the area, rapid development is taking place. Under the Pradhan Mantri Gramin Sadak Yojana, bridges and roads have been constructed, and the village is now well connected with other parts of the state. Oct 3, 2014

Rolls-Royce with strong sales, unveils new model in Paris

The luxury car segment has been affected less than the mass market by the ongoing crisis in the auto sector, experts at the Paris Motor Show say. Britain_s Rolls-Royce has been booking record sales. Duration: 00:57 Oct 3, 2014

Defence: Karadzic was _unaware_ of Srebrenica massacre

Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic _did not know_ of the 1995 massacre of thousands of Muslims at Srebrenica, according to his lawyer, as he seeks an acquittal in his genocide trial. Duration: 00:58 Oct 3, 2014

Lamborghini presents first hybrid at Paris show

Luxury brand Lamborghini presents its first hybrid car at the Paris Car Show, the Asterion, fuelled by battery in the city and reaching 320 kilometres per hour on the open road. Duration: 00:57 Oct 2, 2014

Ford brings iconic Mustang to Europe

Ford's iconic Mustang goes on display at the Paris Motor Show ahead of its commercial launch in Europe next year. Duration: 00:57 Oct 2, 2014

At least six civilians injured in cross border firing by Pak rangers

Poonch, Oct 02 (ANI): At least six civilians were injured after Pakistani Rangers violated ceasefire and resorted to unprovoked firing on Indian positions of de-facto border, Line of Control (LoC), in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. The ceasefire violations by Pakistan were met with retaliation by India's paramilitary Border Security (BSF) Force. The injured were later taken ti a government hospital in Jammu district. Father of an injured person, Khalil Ahmed said people started fleeing after there was firing for a long period. The fresh violations came after a gap of one month and four days along India-Pakistan border in Jammu and Kashmir. Oct 2, 2014

Jayalalithaa supporters pray for her release in Chennai

Chennai/ New Delhi, Oct 02 (ANI): Supporters of former chief minister of Tamil Nadu, Jayalalithaa took part in a special prayer session organised in a church by State Minorities Commission on Thursday. Jayalalithaa was sentenced to four years in jail on Saturday in a high-profile corruption case that has lasted nearly two decades. A special court in Bangalore found Jayalalithaa guilty of "disproportionately" amassing about 530 million rupees outside her known sources of income. On Thursday, supporters of Jayalalithaa, who is fondly known as 'Amma', prayed for her good health. Meanwhile, at least forty six AIADMK Members of Parliament staged a sit-down protest in front of Mahatma Gandhi's statue in the Parliament complex on Thursday over a demand for justice for Jayalalitha. Oct 2, 2014