Relations with Pakistan on path to normalization: PM

On Board, Oct 02 (ANI): Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh breathed an air of optimism after his meeting with Pakistani counterpart, Nawaz Sharif in New York by saying that relations with its nuclear-armed neighbour are moving towards normalization. The meeting, which was held on the sidelines of Singh's visit to the US to address the United Nations General Assembly, lasted for more than an hour and India called the talks "useful: while Pakistan called the atmosphere "very positive". Oct 2, 2013

Relations with Pakistan on path to normalization: PM

On Board, Oct 02 (ANI): Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh breathed an air of optimism after his meeting with Pakistani counterpart, Nawaz Sharif in New York by saying that relations with its nuclear-armed neighbour are moving towards normalization. The meeting, which was held on the sidelines of Singh's visit to the US to address the United Nations General Assembly, lasted for more than an hour and India called the talks "useful: while Pakistan called the atmosphere "very positive". Oct 2, 2013

Won't quit over Rahul Gandhi trashing ordinance: PM

On Board, Oct 02 (ANI): Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh said that he will not resign over Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi trashing the controversial ordinance on 'tainted politicians' passed by cabinet in New Delhi. Rahul Gandhi in New Delhi openly opposed the ordinance passed by cabinet on convicted politicians saying that it was a complete nonsense and should be 'torn up' and 'thrown out'. The cabinet passed an executive order that could allow convicted lawmakers to continue to hold office and stand in elections, ahead of national polls due by next May. Dismissing claims of his resignation by the opposition parties, Singh said that he would take up the matter with his cabinet colleagues. Oct 2, 2013

PM hits back at Narendra Modi

On Board, Oct 02 (ANI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh takes a dig at the popular yet divisive, Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and says that he hopes that all secular forces combine to face his onslaught. In his recent speeches, Modi has been targeting Singh and his government over issues of corruption and ill governance. Oct 2, 2013

PM's appeal to all secular forces to unite against Modi a call of desperation: BJP

New Delhi, Oct 02 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday lashed out at Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh for asking all secular forces to unite against Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, saying it is a call of desperation. Dr. Singh on Tuesday appealed to all secular forces to 'combine' to face the 'onslaught' of BJP's prime ministerial candidate Modi. Oct 2, 2013

Nation remembers Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary

New Delhi, Oct 02 (ANI): The nation on Wednesday paid homage to Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi on his 144th birth anniversary. President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi and other political leaders offered floral tributes at his memorial 'Raj Ghat' in New Delhi. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) stalwart Lal Krishna Advani also paid floral tributes at the ' Raj Ghat'. A large number of people including school children also visited Rajghat and observed a minute's silence to pay their homage. Several functions have been organized throughout the country in Mahatma Gandhi's honour. Oct 2, 2013

Yemen jails Qaeda militants for suicide bombing

A Yemeni court on Wednesday jailed Al-Qaeda militants for up to 10 years for plotting a suicide bombing that killed 86 soldiers and wounded 171 others last year. Duration: 00:40 Oct 2, 2013

Greek neo-Nazi lawmakers indicted

Four lawmakers from Greece's Golden Dawn neo-Nazi party were charged Wednesday with belonging to a criminal organisation as the authorities move to dismantle the group after the murder of an anti-fascist musician. Oct 2, 2013

Vietnam court jails activist lawyer for 30 months

A Vietnamese court sentences a prominent activist lawyer to 30 months in jail on tax evasion charges as hundreds of his supporters stage a protest in the capital against the one-party communist state's crackdown on dissent Oct 2, 2013

DC area police and US Army test emergency readiness

The US military and local police forces ran exercises to test coordination capability between federal and local agencies, in case of a disaster impacting the Washington, DC area. Duration:01:37 Oct 2, 2013

Berlusconi: Italy's Midas loses his touch

Abandoned by top aides and choked by legal woes, Silvio Berlusconi's defeat in a showdown with Prime Minister Enrico Letta on Wednesday was seen by analysts as a sign of his terminal decline. After two decades in politics, the bombastic tycoon who once compared himself to Jesus Christ cut an increasingly lonely figure as one by one his lieutenants broke ranks to support the government. Oct 2, 2013