NATO upgrades mean increased East Europe presence

This week's NATO summit will upgrade its military readiness to provide a more visible presence in eastern European member states spooked by Russia's actions in Ukraine, alliance head Anders Fogh Rasmussen said. Duration: 01:29 Sep 1, 2014

Iceland lowers aviation alert on volcano

Iceland has lowered its aviation alert on its largest volcano after a fresh eruption on a nearby lava field prompted authorities to enforce a flight ban for several hours. Duration: 01:07 Sep 1, 2014

Fresh clashes in Pakistan anti-PM protests

Anti-government protesters clash with police in Islamabad, hours after the army called for a peaceful resolution to the political crisis rocking Pakistan. Duration: 01:30 Sep 1, 2014

Poland marks 75th anniversary of World War II

Poland marks the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II Monday with one eye on Russia, which invaded it during the war and is now throwing its weight around in neighbouring Ukraine. Duration: 01:21 Sep 1, 2014

Urs of Sufi Saint Mubarak Khan Shahid draws devotees from various faiths

Gorakhpur, Sept 1 (ANI): Gorakhpur is situated in the eastern part of Uttar Pradesh. The city named after the medieval saint Gorakshanath, has been home to many saints of different communities. Today, it is known for religious tolerance and harmony between different communities that live here. The annual Urs or death anniversary of Mubarak Khan Shahid exemplifies this spirit of communal harmony. This is reflected in good relations between Hindu and Muslim devotees who come to the mausoleum to pay obeisance to the Sufi saint in large numbers from across India. Devotees throng the shrine with utmost devotion. Many believe that their prayers are answered here. The message of harmony comes out loud and clear from this shrine. And it simply reaffirms the fact that amity between different communities has been a way of life in India since ages and it will continue to strengthen the social fabric in times to come as well. Sep 1, 2014

Celebration of India's rich old legacy of communal harmony

Aligarh, Sept 1 (ANI): Aligarh, India's northern Uttar Pradesh state is one of the most culturally diverse states of the country. And every year with a motive to promote the age old ethos of harmony a conference is organized. The conference aims at brining eminent personalities from various faiths under one roof and share the importance of being together. Locals endorsed the efforts and learn the importance of embracing each other. Many ideas and ideologies are shared during the conference which encourages people to embrace each other with open arms. Aligarh provides yet another example of India's composite culture whose strands are woven with the thread of love and brotherhood. Sep 1, 2014

New Motor Vehicle Bill to be discussed in next parliament session: Gadkari

New Delhi, Sep 01 (ANI): Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari said that the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways would initiate discussion on new Motor Vehicle Bill in the next session of the parliament. While addressing a gathering of mediapersons in New Delhi, Gadkari stressed upon the need to study the transport laws in developed countries and incorporate essential elements in the new Bill. Highlighting the fact that 64 percent of road accidents take place on state and national highways, Gadkari added it is the primary responsibility of the government to set up research think tanks and also rope in polytechnic institutes to prepare detailed project reports in order to study big and small problems in detail and address all of them to work out a solution. Sep 1, 2014

Sonia Gandhi visits Rae Bareli to take stock of development works in constituency

Rae Bareli, Sep 01 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi visited her parliamentary constituency of Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh to make an assessment of the ongoing development works. During her two-day visit, which started on Monday, Gandhi will launch a number of schemes for her parliamentary constituency. Gandhi met the employees of Industrial Training Institute, a public sector unit who were facing problems of non-payment of wages for the past four months. Chairman of Industrial Training Institute (ITI) Joint Action Front, VK Shukla said that employees of the institute were going through a dismal phase since they were not getting their dues. Sep 1, 2014

China may feel threatened with Indo-Japan nuclear ties, say analysts

New Delhi, Sept 1 (ANI): Analysts in New Delhi said on Monday that China could see a nuclear deal between India and Japan as a potential threat to itself. Before his visit to Japan, Prime Minister, Narendra Modi listed manufacturing, infrastructure and energy as key areas for cooperation. Modi will also lobby for Abe to back a nuclear energy pact, although hopes of striking a similar accord to the one reached with the United States in 2008 had faded in the run-up to the visit. Analysts say that a nuclear deal between India and Japan would raise concerns in China which would see such a pact as a threat to itself. However, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said negotiations were on for a civil nuclear agreement with Japan, indicating that the deal is not likely to be sealed during his ongoing five-day visit to the country. Japan is known to have been sensitive about the nuclear issue seeing that it has been the only country in the world to have suffered two nuclear attacks. It wants explicit guarantees from India, which has not signed the nuclear non-proliferation treaty, to limit atomic tests and allow closer inspection of its facilities to ensure that spent fuel is not used to make bombs. Sep 1, 2014