Open to meeting all elected leaders including Modi: David Cameron

New Delhi, Nov 14 (ANI): British Prime Minister David Cameron, who is on a one-day visit to India, on Thursday said that he was open to meeting all elected leaders including BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Cameron will hold talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on a number of bilateral, regional and international issues. The two leaders are likely to deliberate on boosting cooperation in trade and investment besides enhancing ties in areas of mutual interest. After holding talks with Dr Singh, Cameron will leave for Kolkata where he will meet West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. He will also visit the Indian Institute of Management and All India Radio in Kolkata. Cameron will later fly to Colombo to attend the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting on November 15-16. Nov 14, 2013

At least seven killed after bus catches fire in Karnataka

Karnataka, Nov 14: At least seven people were killed and several others injured after a luxury bus caught fire in Karnataka on Thursday. Reportedly, the incident took place when the bus, carrying more than 40 passengers was travelling from Bangalore to Mumbai, collided with a road divider and caught fire in Haveri district. The driver and majority of the passengers managed to escape. The brother of owner of the travel agency, Shakeel Ahmad expressed grief over the accident. Nov 14, 2013

Nation pays tribute to Pandit Nehru on his 124th birth anniversary

New Delhi, Nov 14 (ANI): The nation on Thursday paid tribute to the first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, on his 124th birth anniversary. Vice President Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and other dignitaries paid floral tributes at his memorial - Shanti Van in the national capital. A series of functions are being organized across the country to mark the occasion. The day is also observed as the 'Children's Day' as Pandit Nehru had great affection for children. They fondly called him 'Chacha' Nehru. Nov 14, 2013

Activists urge political parties to include child rights in election manifestos

New Delhi, Nov 14 (ANI): Child rights activists have demanded major political parties to include and prioritise child issues like child labour, abuse and malnutrition in their election campaign agendas, as India gears up for the general elections next year. CRY (Child Rights and You), a non-governmental forum that aims to restore children's rights, launched a "Vote for Child Rights" election advocacy campaign in New Delhi recently to push all the political parties and people in power to 'put children first' in their political manifesto. Nov 14, 2013

Indian, Chinese armies wrap up joint military drill

Chengdu, Nov 14 (ANI): Indian and Chinese soldiers wrapped up the anti-militancy exercise "Hand-in-Hand", which was held between two of the largest and well-equipped armed forces in the world. The training was organized in order to enhance bilateral ties during the session taking place in the south-western region of Chengdu in China. Lieutenant General, Anil Kumar Ahuja believes interaction between the two countries will definitely promote better understanding and better appreciation. A mixed group of at least 160 personnel each from the Indian and the Chinese sides participated in the drill. Lieutenant General Zhou Xiaozhou, Chief of Staff praised Indian soldier's military skills. Nov 14, 2013

Prince Harry to trek to South Pole with wounded vets

Prince Harry attracted huge crowds to London's Trafalger Square on Thursday as he prepares to leave for the South Pole on Sunday as part of the Walking with the Wounded Challenge 2013. Duration: 00:56 Nov 14, 2013

Designer Paul Smith presents his work of past 40 years

Designer Paul Smith criticised the British government for failing to translate the "goldmine of talent" among fashion students into economic success as he opened an exhibition in London of his work from the past four decades. Duration: 01:02 Nov 14, 2013

Sri Lanka has 'nothing to hide' over rights: president

Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapakse hits back angrily against allegations of war crimes which are set to overshadow this week's Commonwealth summit, saying he has "nothing to hide" from his critics. Duration: 01:33 Nov 14, 2013

Indian cricket legend Tendulkar plays final Test match

Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar takes to the pitch for his 200th and final Test, bidding farewell to his adoring public and basking in tributes from fellow players, politicians and fans. Duration: 00:43 Nov 14, 2013

Mini-libraries bringing US neighborhoods together

"Take a book, bring a book", that's the motto of the Free Little Libraries movement. Book lovers across the US install wooden boxes in their driveways to share their favorite books with their neighbors. Duration: 01:48 Nov 14, 2013

Nasrallah vows Hezbollah will keep fighting in Syria war

Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah vowed to keep his forces in Syria where they are fighting alongside President Bashar al-Assad's regime, in a rare public speech delivered in Beirut on Thursday. Duration: 00:40 Nov 14, 2013