Rajnath denies Advani___s displeasure, says no rift over PM candidate

New Delhi, Sep 12 (ANI): BJP chief Rajnath Singh on Thursday denied reports of rift within the BJP over PM candidature. According to reports, despite the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) making its choice clear, senior BJP leader LK Advani appears to be holding to his view that Narendra Modi___s elevation as PM candidate should be postponed till upcoming assembly elections in five states. However, Singh said that Advani is not angry with the party. Sep 12, 2013

Rift within BJP continues over PM candidate

Patna, Sep 12 (ANI): Even as senior BJP leader LK Advani appears to be holding to his view that Narendra Modi___s elevation as PM candidate should be postponed till upcoming assembly elections in five states, few party leaders maintained that Modi is the correct choice for the party. Nand Kishore Yadav, who heads the BJP in the Bihar Assembly on Thursday, stated that the public wants to see Narendra Modi and no one else as the prime minister of the country. Sep 12, 2013

Law & order situation under control in Muzaffarnagar: UP Police

Muzaffarnagar, Sep 12 (ANI): ADG (Law and Order) Arun Kumar on Thursday stated that the situation in Muzaffarnagar is under control. He further informed that curfew relaxation has been given from 10 am to 5 pm and if the situation remains stable then the police will extend the relaxation timings. He also said that enquiry and action will be taken against the police officials who are found guilty of not pursuing their duty properly when the violence took place. Sep 12, 2013

India will progress if Rahul Gandhi leads in 2014: Scindia

Bhopal, Sept 12 (ANI): Minister of State for Power and Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia on Thursday voiced his support for Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi as his party's prime ministerial candidate for the Lok Sabha polls, saying it will be beneficial for the country if he leads in 2014. Sep 12, 2013

Mulayam trying to make everything Hindu Muslim issue: Ajit Singh on

New Delhi, Sept 12 (ANI): Speaking over the Muzaffarnagar violence, Civil Aviation Minister and RLD leader Ajit Singh on Thursday accused the ruling Samajwadi Party of spreading communal tension and violence for the sake of polarizing its vote banks. Speaking to mediapersons in New Delhi, he said that SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav is trying to make everything a Hindu-Muslim issue. He also said that he is trying to UP's Modi. Sep 12, 2013

Japan vows to India to finish infra projects fast to boost manufacturing sector

New Delhi, Sept 12 (ANI): Japan promised to India that it would extend cooperation in the early completion of one of country's largest infrastructure projects, the Delhi-Mumbai industrial corridor, which once finished would boost New Delhi's manufacturing capabilities and woo more foreign investors. Both the countries conducted a review meeting on the progress of the Delhi-Mumbai and Chennai-Bangalore industrial corridors in New Delhi. The meeting was chaired by India's Commerce Minister Anand Sharma and his counterpart from Japan, Toshimitsu Motegi. Speaking on the importance of the Delhi-Mumbai corridor, Anand Sharma said that the project would increase the country's exports. Sep 12, 2013

India to send its first satellite to mars

Bangalore, Sept 12 (ANI): India's space agency unveiled details about the country's first satellite to Mars that would seek to find out the presence of methane gas, a precursor for life, on the red planet. Space Research Organisation (ISRO) had worked upon the country's upcoming, Mars Orbiter Mission (MOM) and is set to launch it between September 21 to 27. On the sidelines of news conference at Bangalore, the Project Director of the mission, Arunan, said that it was a perfect combination of science and technology. Programme Director of the mission, M. Anna Durai, said that satellite would be carrying scientific instruments, including a methane sensor, with itself. Sep 12, 2013

India to fund 144 million dollars power transmission project in Liberia

New Delhi, Sept 12 (ANI): India's decision to extend 144 million US dollars credit to Liberia will further enhance engagements between the two nations. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh stated this in New Delhi after signing an agreement with the visiting Liberian President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Sirleaf flew to India on September 09 at the invitation of her Indian counterpart Pranab Mukherjee. India has extended this credit to Liberia for development of power transmission and distribution projects to reduce the gap of power shortage in Liberia. Further he said the two sides have decided to enhance cooperation in a number of areas, including agricultural research, healthcare, small and medium enterprises, science and technology, education and skill development. On her part, Sirleaf thanked Singh and the people of India for their support in maintaining peace in Liberia. Sep 12, 2013

Fight to save Orwells Burmese inspiration

A conservation battle is being waged in northern Myanmar to save the buildings depicted in George Orwell's first novel,"Burmese Days". Duration: 02:57 Sep 12, 2013

Baghdad blast site inspected after deadly attack

Scenes of Iraqi citizens inspecting the site of an explosion on September 12, 2013 that went off the previous day near Tamimi mosque, a Shiite place of worship, in Baghdad's northern neighbourhood of Kasra. Dozens were wounded in the violence, and locals exacted a grim revenge on one man suspected of being a second attacker in the mosque bombing, which comes amid Iraq's worst bloodshed since 2008. Duration: 00:28 Sep 12, 2013

Malian army reports deadly clashes with 'bandits'

At least two Malian soldiers were wounded as the army exchanged fire with "bandits", killing three during security operations near the Mauritanian border, security sources said on Thursday. Duration: 00:41 Sep 12, 2013

Thousands of teachers protest Mexico education law

Thousands of teachers demonstrated in Mexico City Wednesday and some scuffled with police keeping them away from President Enrique Pena Nieto's residence, one day after he signed into law a controversial education reform that requires teachers to undergo mandatory performance tests.Duration: 00:52 Sep 12, 2013