Airbus delivers first A400M military plane

After years of delays and huge cost over-runs, Airbus has delivered its first A400M military transport plane, handing over the huge turboprop to France. Duration: 00:54 Sep 30, 2013

Sudan defends crackdown as unrest enters second week

Sudan's Interior Minister Ibrahim Mahmoud Hamed told a news conference that photos of victims of a bloody crackdown on protesters were "fake" and defended its reactions to protests sparked by a rise in fuel prices. Duration: 00:36 Sep 30, 2013

Badger stew is gourmet dining for British roadkill fan

Badger, polecat and even fox -- just some of the roadkill animals that 74-year-old Arthur Boyt has scooped up off Britain's roads and popped into a pot for dinner, which he says makes for a cheap, nutritious meal. Duration: 02:38 Sep 30, 2013

Italy coalition in danger after Berlusconi pullout

Italy braced for market reactions on Monday as Prime Minister Enrico Letta battled to save his coalition from collapse after Silvio Berlusconi said he was pulling his party's ministers out of the cabinet. Duration: 00:28 Sep 30, 2013

Manmohan Singh meets Nawaz Sharif amidst controversy

New York, Sep 29 (ANI): Amidst opposition and controversy, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in New York on Sunday late evening. The meeting comes even when India is facing border insurgencies and attacks from across the border, but the PM remains hopeful that talks between both countries would normalize the situation between them. Singh met Sharif a day after the later termed Indian prime minister as a 'village woman whining in front of Obama' to the journalists, off the record. Sep 29, 2013

Insurgents continue to target civilians in Manipur

Manipur, Sep 29 (ANI): On September 13, a bomb exploded inside a temporary workers' shed at Nagamapal killing at least 9 people. Around 12 others were seriously injured. The workers hailing from Assam were resting after dinner when the bomb went off, killing 5 of them on the spot. The security forces rushed to the blast site and took the injured to RIMS. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack yet. In another incident on the same day, an IED exploded near the Khurai Chairenthongkhong waiting shed, injuring an Assam Rifles personnel and an auto rickshaw driver. The blast also damaged the roof of the waiting shed and the store room and walls of the Khurai popular high school. Sep 29, 2013

Two artists from the Northeast participate in an exhibition in Delhi

New Delhi, Sep 29 (ANI): The second edition of the "United Art Fair" was held at Pragati Maidan in Delhi. Around 300 artists from across the country participated in the four-day long fair, and 2000 artworks including sculptures, sketches and paintings were displayed at the event. It is one of Asia's largest Art fair. It was organized by the Mooz Entertainment and UAPL. The event was inaugurated by Lok Sabha Speaker, Meira Kumar. A young artist, Sandeep Jigdung from Assam, showcased his work at the fair, which deals with the Northeast's natural beauty. He wants to raise awareness through his paintings about the rich flora and fauna of the region. Sep 29, 2013

Congress slams Narendra Modi over PM marketing India's poverty remark

New Delhi, Sep 29 (ANI): After BJP's PM Candidate, Narendra Modi on Sunday accused Indian Prime Minister of showcasing India as a poor nation to US President, Barack Obama during his Washington visit, Congress MP Sandeep Dikshit said that India is well known to the world and it is not just something that the PM projects. Sep 29, 2013

Meerut violence: BJP instigating communal violence to gain power in Centre: Congress

Lucknow, Sep 29 (ANI): As a panchayat called in Khera village in Meerut to protest the arrest of the BJP leader Sangeet Som turned violent on Sunday, president of Congress unit in UP, Rita Bahuguna said that BJP is trying to instigate communal violence in order to gain power in the centre. Bahuguna further said that the state government as well as BJP is responsible for such violence and that there should be CBI enquiry in the same and the culprit should be punished. Sep 29, 2013

Won't let communalism spread in UP: Naresh Agarwal

New Delhi, Sep 29 (ANI): As a panchayat called in Khera village in Meerut to protest the arrest of the BJP leader Sangeet Som turned violent on Sunday, Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Naresh Agarwal said that his party won't let communalism spread in Uttar Pradesh and such Mahapanchayat shouldn't be allowed to take place. Sep 29, 2013

Vikas Rally: Narendra Modi's rally was 'rally of money', says Shabir Ali

New Delhi, Sep 29 (ANI): After BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi addressed his Vikas Rally in New Delhi, JD (U) leader Shabir Ali said that the rally was 'rally of money' and the crowd was brought with money power. Further, talking about Modi's comments on Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif’s remark on his Indian counterpart, he said that such statement is obvious from Pakistan's side and that any remark from the same is meaningless and has no value whatsoever. Ali also dubbed Modi as an animal who changes color faster than chameleon. Sep 29, 2013

Congress answers Narendra Modi's attack in Vikas Rally

New Delhi, Sep 29 (ANI): After BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi lashed out at Congress and UPA government in his Vikas Rally, Congress leader Rashid Alvi answered him back and said that Modi should listen to Manmohan Singh's speech with more clarity and then give any statement. Further, he said that BJP and RSS is responsible for the corruption in the country, and not Congress. Sep 29, 2013