Pak 'spoiled' foreign secy-level talks by meeting Hurriyat Leaders: Sushma

New York, Sept 26 (ANI): Reacting over Pakistan's National Security and Foreign Affairs Adviser Sartaj Aziz’s statement that the talks between New Delhi and Islamabad can happen only if the former takes the initiative, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said it was Pakistan which spoiled the foreign secy-level talks by meeting Hurriyat Leaders. India had last month cancelled the Foreign Secretary-level talks with Pakistan to protest against a meeting between Kashmiri separatist leaders and Islamabad’s envoy to New Delhi Sep 26, 2014

Can think about resuming FS talks if PM Modi takes initiative: Sartaj Aziz

New York, Sept 26 (ANI): Rejecting the view that Pakistan has repeatedly violated the cease-fire arrangement on the Line of Control (Loc) and the International Border (IB), and adding that meeting with Kashmiri leaders is normal practice, Pakistan's National Security and Foreign Affairs Adviser Sartaj Aziz said that foreign secretary-level talks between Pakistan and India can resume if Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes the initiative. Sep 26, 2014

Anti-nuclear activist demands ban on construction of new units at Kudankulam nuclear plant

Chennai, Sep 26 (ANI): Anti-nuclear activist Udayakumar demanded ban on construction of unit three and four at Kudankulam nuke power plant in Tamil Nadu. Spearheading the prolonged agitation against the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) in Tirunelveli district, Udayakumar while addressing mediapersons said that false cases fostered on 227 billion people should be withdrawn immediately. Earlier, the Madras High Court dismissed the petition, challenging the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board's clearance to the plant to load fuel. He also informed that activists will embark upon a train trip from Kanyakumari to Kashmir from November 07 to spread the anti-nuclear message across length and breadth of the country. Sep 26, 2014

PM Modi arrives in Frankfurt en route to New York to attend UNGA

Frankfurt, Sep 26 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Frankfurt, Germany. He will leave for the United States today. On his arrival in New York today, the Mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio will call on him at Hotel New York Palace where he will be staying till Sunday. Prime Minister Modi will begin his day with paying tributes at the 9/11 Memorial and museum, followed by meeting United Nations Chief Ban Ki Moon at UN Headquarters. The Prime Minister will address the 69th session of United Nations general Assembly, UNGA, at around 8 p.m. on Saturday, Indian Standard Time. The UNGA session's theme this year is about delivering and implementing a transformative Post-2015 development agenda. Sep 26, 2014

India-China border standoff resolved: Sushma Swaraj

New York, Sep 26 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj after meeting with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi said that China will begin withdrawing its troops to its normal positions from September 26th and be completed by September 30. She further said that India-China relations had gone through a "bad phase", but now, things were on the mend. The foreign minister-level talks were held on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Sep 26, 2014

NCP breaks 15 year old alliance with Congress in Maharashtra

Mumbai / New Delhi, Sept 26 (ANI): Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) broke 15-year old alliance with Congress to fight the Maharashtra assembly polls single handed. NCP leader Praful Patel informed media persons that the party will fight independently in the coming assembly elections. Meanwhile, senior Congress party leader Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said that the party will take the decision after reviewing the issue. Sep 26, 2014

Venice residents underwhelmed by Clooney wedding

Italy's floating city is abuzz, with Hollywood stars and the world's paparazzi descending by gondola for the event of the year: George Clooney's wedding to Amal Alamuddin, his British fiancee. Duration: 00:53c Sep 26, 2014

Rebels announce plan to hold elections in east Ukraine

Pro-Russian guerrillas brushed off Kiev's offer to hold local council elections in rebel-held parts of Russian-speaking east Ukraine and announced plans to set up their own parliaments in self-organised November 2 polls. Duration: 01:17 Sep 26, 2014