World powers, Iran prepare for historic nuclear talks

World powers gathered Monday for fresh talks with Iran on its controversial nuclear programme, seen as a test of a new mood since reputed moderate President Hassan Rouhani took office in August. Analysts see the new negotiations as a being led by a markedly different tone set by Iranian and the US leaders. Oct 14, 2013

Britain to ease China visa restrictions

Britain says it will make it easier for China's citizens to obtain visas, as it seeks a bigger slice of the multi-billion-dollar Chinese traveller cake. Oct 14, 2013

Dussehra: Ansari, Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi witness burning of Ravan effigies in Delhi

New Delhi, Oct 13 (ANI): Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday visited the Subhash Park in New Delhi where the effigy of the evil king Ravana, Meghnad and Kubhakaran burned at about 06:15 PM to mark the celebration of Hindu festival Dussehra. The dignitaries then visited the Ramlila Maidan like every year to witness the ritual. The other high dignitaries present at the site were Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dekshit and Law Minister Kapil Sibal along with Priyanka Gandhi. The VIPS were escorted to a flower bedecked stage by the organisers of the event soon after their arrival at the ground. The atmosphere in the ground was one of traditional gaiety, fun and frolic. Oct 13, 2013

Childbirth ultimate test of couple's relationship

New Delhi, Oct 13 (ANI): According to experts, birth of the first child can be the ultimate test of a couple's relationship, no matter how strong it was before the child come along. The study, which was conducted at the Murdoch Childrens Research Institute, researchers questioned 1500 new mums regarding their sexual health and intimacy. The findings of the research showed that majority of the respondents felt less physically and emotionally content in their relationship post childbirth, and they were largely unprepared for the changes. Oct 13, 2013

Cyclone Phailin leaves trail of destruction in Odisha, few casualties

Gopalpur, Oct 13 (ANI): India's strongest storm in 14 years left a trail of destruction along the country's east coast on Sunday, but little loss of life was reported after close to a million people took refuge in shelters. Cyclone Phailin was expected to dissipate within 36 hours, losing momentum as it headed inland after making landfall on Saturday from the Bay of Bengal, bringing winds of more than 200 kph (125 mph) to rip up homes and tear down trees. Authorities in Odisha said that the death toll stood at seven persons who died as winds whipped the coast before the storm slammed in. The storm snapped trees and electricity poles and smashed windows in several towns and villages of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. In some areas cars were crushed under the weight of uprooted trees and even large trucks had overturned. In Gopalpur region of Odisha, shopkeepers and residents recalled the horrors of last night when winds over 200 kilometres per hour, battered their town. Oct 13, 2013

Secrets of staying sexually satisfied over long course marriages revealed

New Delhi, Oct 13 (ANI): When a marriage gets old, having a sexually active life becomes an important key to hold the relationship together. Being creative can lead to a very happy sex life, even after decades of marriage, as trying new things in the bed can help spice up the relationship. It is also important to make one's sex life a judgment-free zone, as communication, and getting to know what one's partner likes helps a lot in rekindling the passion. While, laughter can act as a great aphrodisiac when trying new things don't work out as planned. Making plans about the night can make it fun while accepting. Oct 13, 2013

Chandrababu Naidu blames Congress for destroying AP

New Delhi, Oct 13 (ANI): TDP chief Chandrababu Naidu, who is on a hunger strike in protest of the creation of separate state of Telangana, blamed the ruling Congress of destroying Andhra Pradesh. Naidu, while addressing mediapersons in New Delhi said that the people in Andhra Pradesh were suffering due to the continuous agitations for last a few years. Oct 13, 2013

Police cracks down BSP MLA Haji Aleem Choudhary's wife's murder case

New Delhi, Oct 13 (ANI): Additional Commissioner of Police VV Chaudhary on Sunday confirmed that the Delhi police cracked down the murder case of BSP MLA Haji Aleem Choudhary's wife. He reveled that the police have suspected the involvement of MLA's first wife's business partner, his two sons and driver in the case. The driver and business partner have been arrested and the two sons are still absconding. Rehana Choudhary was found brutally murdered in her house at New Jaffrabad in North-East Delhi on 9th October. Police confirmed that the reason of the murder was 'not so good relations' between her and the MLA's first wife. Oct 13, 2013

Congress applauds govt's preparation to face Phailin cyclone

New Delhi, Oct 13 (ANI): A day after cyclonic storm Phailin made landfall near Gopalpur in Odisha with wind speed of around 200 kmph, Congress Spokesperson Meem Afzal applauded central and state government’s preparation and evacuation process before the disaster which lead to less causalities in the affected areas. Afzal also said that it is a great achievement by the meteorological department of the country which made the government to prepare for the upcoming disaster in advance. Oct 13, 2013

Narendra Modi performs 'Shastra Puja', prays for his victory

Gandhinagar, Oct 13 (ANI): BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday performed 'Shastra Puja' for his victory and success in the presence of police and security personnel in Gandhinagar. Modi said that the purpose of age old arms ceremony was to ensure safety and protection as well as see that weapons were not misused. The ritual is an age-old tradition, which is performed by offering prayers to goddess Durga. Oct 13, 2013

Congress smells suspicion in suspension of UP officials in Ram temple letter case

New Delhi, Oct 13 (ANI): After UP Home Secretary Sarvesh Chandra Mishra was transferred and another official suspended over the issue of letter asking for construction of Ram temple, Congress Spokesperson Raj Babbar said that there can be chances that these suspensions are fixed keeping in view the statements coming form the state's Principal Secretary (Home) RM Srivastava which says that it was the mistake of the typist and the way he is trying to cover up the facts. Oct 13, 2013

Andhra Pradesh: CM reviewed Phailin Cyclone, not much causality, says FM

Hyderabad, Oct 13 (ANI): After Phailin cyclone unleashed its fury over the north coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh on Saturday, the state's Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy is to review the situation and has asked for full report on the same by Saturday evening, as confirmed by the state's Finance Minister Anam Ramanarayana Reddy. Reddy further confirmed that there are very less causalities in the case and there is loss in the agriculture sector mainly as many horticulture gardens were destroyed during the cyclone. Oct 13, 2013