Manmohan Singh leaves for two-nation visit to Russia, China

New Delhi, Oct 20 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh left for Moscow on Sunday on first leg of his two-nation five day official visit of Russia and China. India is hopeful of the conclusion of contracts related to the third and fourth nuclear units at Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant during Singh's visit to Moscow. Oct 20, 2013

Afghans flock to peace concert

Afghans enjoy a musical interlude as a peace concert with performers from across the region takes place in the capital Kabul. Duration: 00:45 Oct 20, 2013

Delhi hospitals overflow with hidden dengue epidemic

Dengue fever, one of the world's major mosquito-borne diseases, infects thousands in the Indian capital each summer. But this year numbers are on the rise and hospitals are overflowing with sufferers. Duration: 02:36 Oct 20, 2013

Nasheed protests as police stop Maldives vote

Maldivian opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed demands fresh elections under a caretaker president, after police forced the postponement of a vote he was expected to win. Duration: 00:41 Oct 20, 2013

Suicide truck bomb kills dozens in Syria's Hama

A suicide bomber blows up a truck laden with explosives at an army checkpoint in Syria's central city of Hama, killing dozens of people, a monitoring group says. Duration: 00:40 Oct 20, 2013

Sydney's iconic Opera House celebrates 40 years

Sydney's Opera House, world heritage-listed as "one of the indisputable masterpieces of human creativity", celebrates its 40th birthday with a flotilla of lifesavers, Aboriginal dancers and a gigantic cupcake. Duration: 00:46 Oct 20, 2013

Syrian activist in UK keeps grim toll of civil war

His reports are combed through by the UN, foreign ministers and the international press: Rami Abdel Rahman, head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, counts the victims in Syria daily thanks to informants on the ground. Duration: 01:17 Oct 20, 2013

Belgium investigates plane crash that killed skydivers

Investigators seek clues to how a plane carrying 10 skydivers, including one making her maiden jump for her birthday, crashed shortly after takeoff in Belgium, killing everyone on board, including the pilot. Duration: 00:44 Oct 20, 2013

Villagers thrash and hand over surendered militants to police in Manipur

Manipur, Oct 19 (ANI): Members of various insurgent outfits harass civilians through extortion, attacks and other means. Recently, in Manipur’s Laikhong village, people punished two cadres who were misbehaving with a girl. Identified as Hijam Dinesh of Kangleipak Communist Party (Lallumba) and Gambhir of Kanglei Yawol Kanna Lup (MDF), the two were beaten up by angry villagers. Villagers later handed over the accused to the local police. Oct 19, 2013

Kanpur Rally: Narendra Modi targets PM, Sonia Gandhi & Rahul over inflation

Kanpur, Oct 19 (ANI): Addressing around 1.5 lakh people at a rally in Kanpur, BJP’s prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday targeted prime minister Manmohan Singh, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and 'shehzada' Rahul for overlooking the problem of inflation in the country. Modi stated that the Congress is brimming with pride and pay no heed to problems of a common man. Oct 19, 2013

Our jawans were riddled with bullets, PM took no action: Narendra Modi

Kanpur, Oct 19 (ANI): BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Saturday targeted the prime minister over the continuous ceasefire violation by Pakistan. Modi said that after the Pakistani army beheaded Indian soldiers, the PM had promised that their government will not tolerate any such incidents in future and will take strict action. He further added that the government has ironically taken no action even after so many Indian soldiers were shot by the Pakistani army. He also slammed the Congress for adopting divide and rule policy. Oct 19, 2013

PM should resign to allow the CBI to function properly: BJP on Coalgate

New Delhi, Oct 19 (ANI): Even as the Prime Minister's Office on Saturday defended the controversial decision to allocate coal block to Hindalco in 2005, saying Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had approved it on the basis of 'merits' of the case placed before him, BJP senior leader Balbir Punj said that in order to allow the CBI to function properly the PM should have resigned. He also said that the coal Scam cannot be investigated properly until Manmohan Singh is the PM. Oct 19, 2013

Will PM analyse every single page and then sign it: Khurshid on Coalgate

New Delhi, Oct 19 (ANI): Even as the Prime Minister's Office rejected any criminality in the controversial allocation of coal block to Hindalco, Union Foreign Minister, Salman Khurshid on Saturday defended Prime Minister Manmohan Singh asking if he should have analysed every single page during allotment of coal blocks before signing. Oct 19, 2013