• The Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Akhilesh Yadav calling on the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, in New Delhi on April 14, 2012.PIB
  • Office workers panic as they evacuate and gather in front an office building in Medan after an earthquake struck IndonesiaReuters
  • Bollywood director Madhur BhandarkarReuters
  • Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari (L) and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at an earlier meeting. The two neighbors have fought three wars since the partitioning of the Indian sub-continent into secular India and Islamic Pakistan in 1947.Reuters
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  • A media personnel stands in the aisle of the newly inducted Boeing 787-8 series Dreamliner aircraft during a photo call at the five-day-long India Aviation 2012 event in HyderabadREUTERS/Krishnendu Halder
  • Protesting Kashmiri government employees are sprayed with dyed water by Indian police to disperse a demonstration in Srinagar April 10, 2012.Reuters
  • Firefighters spray water during a mock drill to observe the annual Fire Safety Day in Ahmedabad April 12, 2012.Reuters
  • The President, Pratibha Patil, the Vice President, Hamid Ansari, the Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, the Chairperson, National Advisory Council, Sonia Gandhi, the Union Ministers, the Chairman, BJP Parliamentary Party L.K. Advani and other dignitaries paid floral tributes to Bodhisattva Bharat Ratna, Babasaheb Dr. B. R. Ambedkar on his Birth Anniversary, in New Delhi on April 14, 2012.PIB
  • The Union Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Ghulam Nabi Azad (L) with the President of Maldives, Mohammed Waheed, the Health Minister of Maldives, Ahmed Jamsheed Mohamed and the Foreign Minister of Maldives, Abdus Samad Abdullah, during the Health Ministers’ Conference at Male, Maldives on April 12, 2012.PIB
  • The Union Steel Minister, Beni Prasad Verma meeting the President of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai during his visit to Kabul on April 10, 2012.PIB
  • An Indian human rights activist holds aloft a placard depicting the carnage in the communal riots in Gujarat, during a peace rally by several human rights groups in Bombay.Reuters

Zardari Visits India

Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari visited India on Sunday.

Zardari had a one-on-one meeting with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The leaders discussed bilateral issues and terrorism.  

Manmohan asked Zardari to take action against Laskkar-e-Taiba chief Hafiz Saeed, who allegedly masterminded the Mumbai terror attack.

SC Stayed Rape Case Against Madhur Bhandarkar

The Supreme Court stayed a hearing of criminal proceeding against filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar in connection with a rape case, fled by starlet Preeti Jain.

In her petition Preeti alleged that she had been raped by the filmmaker many times between 1999 and 2004 by promising to marry and cast her in his films.

Court Convicts Gujarat Riot Accused

A special court on Monday convicted 23 of the 47 accused in the infamous Ode massacre case in which 23 people were burnt alive by a mob during the 2002 Gujarat riots.

Restructuring Plans for Air India

The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) announced a Financial Restructuring plan of around Rs 30,000 crore for the debt-laden national carrier Air India.

Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said that Air India would receive its first Boeing 787 Dreamliner aircraft in the next two weeks. Twenty seven such planes would be inducted into the fleet.

Earthquake in Indonesia

An earthquake measuring 8.7 on the Richter scale hit Indonesia's Aceh Province Wednesday.

Mild tremors were also felt in various parts of India.

Following the earthquake, tsunami warnings were issued in many Indian Ocean countries, including India.

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