Chilean right-wing candidate unveils platform

Chile's right-wing candidate Evelyn Matthei submitted her government proposal on Tuesday ahead of the presidential elections on November 17. She will be running against former socialist president Michelle Bachelet. Duration: 00:33 Oct 1, 2013

Golden Dawn supporters protest outside Athens court

Lawmakers from the Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn appeared before magistrates on Tuesday to face criminal charges as part of a crackdown following the murder of an anti-fascist musician. Party supporters protested outside the court. Duration: 00:29 Oct 1, 2013

US govt shutdown leaves DC monuments closed

Reactions from tourists hoping to visit some of the capital's famous museums on Washington's mall were mixed on Tuesday as they found most of the museums were closed following the government shutdown, the first in 17 years Oct 1, 2013

Narendra Modi mocks at PM's meeting with Nawaz in US

Mumbai, Sep 30 (ANI): BJP's prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi on Monday mocked at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's meeting with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in United States. Launching a fresh attack on Congress-led UPA government at the centre, Modi asserted that Indians are not happy under Manmohan Singh government. Speaking about Atal Bihari Vajpayee's government, Modi explained how the government had shocked the world after conducting nuclear test soon after acquiring power in the centre. Sep 30, 2013

Chidambaram accuses "unregulated" players for destabilizing markets

Chennai, Sep 30 (ANI): Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram slammed the "unregulated" players in the market and said on Monday that their activities have adversely impacted large number of consumers in the country. Chidambaram was addressing a national seminar on "Indian Financial Code" in Chennai which was recommended by the Financial Sector Legislative Reforms Commission and organised by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. Meanwhile the finance minister also elaborated on the recent ordinance which was passed by the government on September 16 aimed at filling up the loopholes to protect the interests of the consumers from being exploited by these unregulated players. Sep 30, 2013

Gehlot Launches Web Portal 'Pehchaan'

Jaipur, Sep 30 (ANI): Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot launched a web portal "Pehchaan" in Jaipur which will accept applications for birth and death certificates. The Portal will initially benefit applicants of Kota, Sikar and Ajmer districts, under a project of State Strategic Statistical Plan in collaboration of NIC. The entire data of birth and death certificates released by the administration and local bodies will be available on the portal. Also, the new applicants can fill forms for these certificates via the portal. The department, after receiving the application, will forward it to the concerned municipal body to generate the desired certificate. Sep 30, 2013

BJP demands employment for poor, not appeasement

Kolkata, Sep 30 (ANI): BJP Chief Rajnath Singh took a jibe at the Congress party-led central government by contending that the country's poor masses need employment to liberate them and shouldn't be used as tools for garnering votes. Lambasting the Congress party for its policies, he said that in the period of 54 years of rule, it has created poor and then given it crutches for survival. Further Singh assailed Vice President of the Congress Party Rahul Gandhi for his utterances in public and said that he has hurt the country's integrity by his remarks. Sep 30, 2013

Shindes letter to befool Muslim leaders: Shahid Siddiqui

New Delhi, Sep 30 (ANI): After Union Home Minister Sushil Shinde wrote a letter to all chief ministers on the issue of wrongful detention of Muslim youngsters in terror cases, Former SP leader Shahid Siddiqui said that Shinde’s letter is nothing but to befool Muslim leaders who are raising their voice against these wrong detentions. Further, he said that there should not be a question of vote bank, but justice should be done anytime, whether election or not. Sep 30, 2013

Sonia praises PM for historic bills, says party stands by him

Mandya, Sep 30 (ANI): In order to assuage the feelings of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh after criticism and remarks from all sides while he was away on a foreign trip to US, Congress President Sonia Gandhi praised the PM for bringing historic bills like Food Security Bill and Land Acquisition Bill and also said that the opposition should stop ridiculing the PM as the whole of Congress stands by him. Gandhi said this while addressing the people in her rally in Mandya region of Karnataka. Gandhi also said that the party is not afraid of BJP and will continue working for the people of the country. Sep 30, 2013

Congress hails Shindes letter to CMs over innocent Muslims wrongful detention

New Delhi, Sep 30 (ANI): The Congress on Monday hailed Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde’s move of writing letter to all chief ministers on the issue of wrongful detention of Muslim youngsters in terror cases. When asked the reason behind delay in taking such an action, Congress stated that even if the initiative came late, it will benefit many innocents who are being targeted for no reason. Sep 30, 2013

Learning Urdu beyond communal barriers in Bareilly

Bareilly, Sep 30 (ANI): India is a nation known for its diversity - of cultures, languages, religions and ethnicities. It is also known for good relations that exist between people of different communities who live here. Bareilly, located in India’s northern state of Uttar Pradesh, exemplifies this ethos. Here the Bareilly college teaches Urdu to Muslims and Hindus. Sep 30, 2013

Celebrating Vishwakarma Pooja, breaking Communal Barriers

Gorakhpur, Sep 30 (ANI): India is a land of colourful and festive hues. Vishwakarma Pooja is a festival, which is celebrated in the country with fervour and devotion. Lord Vishwakarma is considered the creator of weapons of gods, and is worshipped by those in the field of manufacturing and construction for growth and prosperity of their business. Sep 30, 2013