MEA on PM Modi_s meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping

Fortaleza, July 15 (ANI): Talking about the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping_s meeting on the sidelines of BRICS summit, Spokesperson to the Ministry of External Affairs Syed Akbaruddin said that the meeting was positive and a wide range of issues were discussed. Akbaruddin said that the issues like boundary issue, efforts to maintain peace and trade issues were discussd between the two leaders. He also said that the meeting scheduled for 40 minutes, but the meeting went on for 80 minutes. Jul 15, 2014

PM Narendra Modi meets Chinese President ahead of BRICS summit

Brazil, July 15 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday met Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of BRICS summit in Fortaleza, Brazil and discussed various issues including border and trade. The leaders of the two countries discussed the crucial boundary issue and emphasised on the need of resolving the matter amicably. PM Modi tweeted, _Had a very fruitful meeting with Chinese President Mr Xi Jinping. We discussed a wide range of issues_. Meanwhile, the Chinese President invited Modi to attend APEC meeting later this year and called for an enhanced role of India in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). Earlier, Modi arrived at the airport in Fortaleza Monday night and was received by chief coordinator of BRICS and the Brazilian Foreign Ministry Louise Lopes and India_s Ambassador to Brazil Ashok Tomar Jul 15, 2014

SC wants govt to revisit juvenile law

New Delhi, July 15 (ANI): After Union women and child development minister Maneka Gandhi, it is the Supreme Court that has called for a more stringent Juvenile Justice Act. Questioning the immunity enjoyed by the under-age offenders, SC has asked the government to re-visit the law and make necessary changes. Reacting over this, Delhi Commission for Women Chief Barkha Singh Shukla said that it is a welcome suggestion by the Supreme Court and the government should consider reviewing the law. Jul 15, 2014

2008 Bangalore serial blasts accused Madani released on bail

Bangalore, July 15 (ANI): 2008 Bangalore serial blasts prime accused Abdul Nasser Madani was released from jail on Monday on health grounds. He was later taken to a private hospital in Whitefield, where he is likely to stay for a month under police security. Madani was, on July 11, granted one-month bail by the Supreme Court while taking note that he is an under-trial prisoner who was already behind the bars for the last four years and was suffering from various ailments, including diabetes and vision-threatening ailment in both eyes. Madani_s family along with his supporters and fans had come to receive him at Bangalore Central Jail. Reportedly, the accused, through his lawyer Prashant Bhushan, had said it will be difficult for him to undergo any surgeries while staying in jail.When asked how he felt after being granted bail, Madani thanked the god for court_s judgment. Jul 15, 2014

Shopping tempo of Indian Muslims upswing during Ramadan

Hyderabad, July 15 (ANI): The tempo of shopping in Indian markets is on the upswing, as Muslim shoppers make purchases during the holy month of Ramadan bringing double-delight for businessmen with sales picking up gradually. Shopkeepers in Hyderabad city of Andhra Pradesh expressed happiness as business is booming and Muslims were seen trooping in and out of such markets to purchase various items. Jul 15, 2014

Indian engineer prepares solar tuk-tuk for London odyssey

Bangalore, July 15 (ANI): Naveen Rabelli_s tuk-tuk broke down the first time he rolled it out of his garage. The electrical engineer didn_t lose heart: now, he plans to drive his customized three-wheeler all the way to London. Rabelli will leave India next year on a 6,000-mile (9,600-km) odyssey through 10 countries to promote the idea of environmentally friendly travel. His tuk-tuk, or auto rickshaw, is powered entirely by electricity and solar power. Jul 15, 2014

US tries out new military tech during RIMPAC exercises

As part of the ongoing Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) naval exercises, the US military has been testing out some of its latest technology, including a 'Mastiff' walking motorized transporter. Duration: 00:39 Jul 15, 2014

Ivorian reggae star preaches African unity

African reggae star Tiken Jah Fakoly has named his latest album 'Last Call', preaching a message of 'African unity' to his dedicated fans. Duration: 01:54 Jul 15, 2014

F-35 jet issue not a major setback: Kendall

US Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics explains that the fleet of F-35 stealth fighter jets had to be grounded because of an engine fire a few weeks ago. Duration: 01:07 Jul 15, 2014