Football stars gather for Papal charity match

International football sensations such as Alessandro Del Piero, Samuel Eto'o and Sulley Muntari take to the pitch in Rome for a charitable "peace match" organised by former Argentina star Javier Zanetti and Pope Francis. Duration: 00:38 Sep 2, 2014

Ebola-denial a revolt against colonial mindset: expert

A leading social anthropologist who spent a month among communities in the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak claims that "Ebola-denial" -- one of the more bizarre features of the deadly epidemic -- is perhaps not all that it seems. Duration: 00:59 Sep 2, 2014

Journalists being mistreated in Gilgit Baltistan

Gilgit Baltistan, September 2, 2014: The media in Gilgit Baltistan continues to bear the brunt of mirroring the realities of the region... with most media houses constantly being muzzled by Pakistan; journalists are under pressure to file biased reports. Sep 2, 2014

PM Modi enjoys 'Vande Mataram' sung by children at Tokyo's Indian community reception Part - 1

Tokyo, Sep 02 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday visited the Indian community reception in Tokyo where Indian students in Japan sang 'Vande Mataram' for the prime minister. Modi cherished the anthem throughout enjoying the tune and lipsing the song. Later, while addressing the people at the reception, Modi pitched in for the developed India and said that India is no more the land of black magic and snake charmers but of technology. Modi also said that he gifted his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe with Hindu religious book Bhagavad Gita and that there could be no better gift he could offer and any person cannot expect a better gift than this. Sep 2, 2014

Congress hits out at PM Modi over inflation, black money

New Delhi, Sept 2 (ANI): Congress on Tuesday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led central government for failing to curb inflation and solve issue of black money as it completed 100 days in office. Modi was sworn-in as prime minister of India on May 26 at Rashtrapati Bhavan. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came to power after it won a whopping 282 out of 543 seats in the Lok Sabha, ousting out the Congress party which had been in power for ten years. Addressing a news conference in New Delhi, a leader of Congress party, Anand Sharma, attacked Modi's BJP and questioned about good days they had promised in their manifestos to people. Meanwhile, Sharma demanded BJP's action in bringing back black money stashed abroad. Sep 2, 2014

Modi invites Japan parliamentarian association to India

Tokyo, Sep 2 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday invited members of Japan's Parliament Association to India and proposed to set up a young lawmakers association. Modi also urged them to visit provincial capitals other than Delhi. Modi rooted for a platform where young lawmakers from both the countries could interact and discuss their ideas. Modi, on his first major foreign visit since a landslide election win in May, arrived on August 30 for a five-day trip aimed at capitalizing on his personal affinity with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to bolster security and business ties. Sep 2, 2014

BSE closes points 151.84 up on September 2

New Delhi, Sept 2 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 151.84 points up to stand at 27,019.39. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 55.35 points up to stand at 8,083.05. COROMANDEL and CIPLA were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 9.91% and 5.23% along with SUZLON and PETRONET with an increase of 4.88% and 4.73% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include BHUSHAN STEEL LTD and JINDAL STEEL with a decrease of 4.98% and 3.48% along with ABB and PEL with a decrease of 2.54% and 2.48% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 29.64 points at 17,551.68 while the banking sector is up 126.82 points at 18,453.30 and the reality sector is up 13.25 points at 1,787.64. The Indian currency is down 0.19% at Rs 60.64 per dollar. Sep 2, 2014

PM Modi enjoys Vande Mataram sung by children at Tokyos Indian community reception Part - 2

Tokyo, Sep 02 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday visited the Indian community reception in Tokyo where Indian students in Japan sang ‘Vande Mataram’ for the prime minister. Modi cherished the anthem throughout enjoying the tune and lipsing the song. Later, while addressing the people at the reception, Modi pitched in for the developed India and said that India is no more the land of black magic and snake charmers but of technology. Modi also said that he gifted his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe with Hindu religious book Bhagavad Gita and that there could be no better gift he could offer and any person cannot expect a better gift than this. Sep 2, 2014

Ashlee Simpson gets married to Evan Ross

New Delhi, September 2 (ANI): Ashlee Simpson and Evan Ross recently got married at the actor's mother, Diana Ross ' Connecticut home. The ceremony was graced by the newlywed's family and friends, including the 29-year-old singer's elder sister Jessica Simpson, who played the matron of honor, a US magazine reported. The beauty, whose 5-year-old son, Bronx Wentz from her previous marriage to rocker Pete Wentz, was also present at the wedding. Simpson and the 26-year-old 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay' star had announced their engagement in January 2014 through Twitter where Ross wrote that "the love of my life said YES", while Simpson had added "my baby love and I are ENGAGED." Sep 2, 2014

Politicos give mixed reactions on Modi govt completing 100 days

New Delhi, Sep 02 (ANI): Political leaders on Tuesday gave mixed reactions on Narendra Modi's government completing 100 days of governance. Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said that 100 days is too early to judge the government but it does not seem to have fulfilling its promises. NCP leader Tariq Anwar stated that BJP government had promised a lot to the people of India but has failed to deliver even a few of them. JD (U) Chief Sharad Yadav said that 100 days of government have given an idea to the people of the country that there is no difference between UPA and NDA government. Meanwhile, BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that the government has done a lot for the people in the first 100 days of its rule. Sep 2, 2014

Govt ensured transparency in environment clearances: Javadekar

New Delhi, Sept 02 (ANI): Union environment and IandB minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday said that his ministry has ensured greater transparency by initiating online submission of applications for environment and forest clearances. Speaking on his government's initiatives in checking pollution, Javadekar added his ministry has upgraded pollution norms for the cement industry. Sep 2, 2014