PM Modi lauds India's Mars Mission, invites all to join 'skill development'

New York, Sep 28 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing the gathering of Indian Diaspora in Madison Square Garden, lauded India's 'Mars Mission'. Modi said that Indian youth are full of talent and one such example of it is the success of 'Mars Mission' in which our spaceship successfully landed in Mars in a cost cheaper than the auto fare in Ahmedabad. Modi also said that he is committed to his mission of skill development and also invited people from all over the world to join in the mission and give their suggestions. Sep 29, 2014

PM Narendra Modi starts addressing Indian diaspora at Madison Square Garden

New York, Sept 28 (ANI): Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi began addressing Indian diaspora at Madison Square Garden amid thousands of supporters cheering for him. Prior to his speech national anthems of India and USA were played. He wished everyone a happy 'Navaratri'. Modi stated that the Indian diaspora has a huge contribution in building India's image. Sep 28, 2014

Artists perform at Madison Square Garden prior to PM Modi's speech

New York, Sep 28 (ANI): Artists at Madison Square Garden began with colourful dance and song performances prior to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's addressing speech at the stadium. Modi arrived at Madison Square Garden to address more than 20,000 people as audience. Sep 28, 2014

Modi thanks Indian diaspora for active participation in 2014 general election

New York, Sept 28 (ANI): Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi began addressing Indian diaspora at Madison Square Garden amid thousands of supporters cheering for him. He thanked the NRIs for active participation in 2014 general election. He further added that his government will not disappoint them. Sep 28, 2014

Tear gas fired at chaotic Hong Kong democracy protests

Police fires tear gas as tens of thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators bring parts of central Hong Kong to a standstill, in a dramatic escalation of protests that have gripped the semi-autonomous Chinese city for days. Duration: 00:35 Sep 28, 2014

Four militants killed in gun battle in Assam

Kokrajhar, Sep 28 (ANI): Four militants of a banned outfit were killed in an encounter by a joint team of police and army personnel on Sunday in Kokrajhar district of Assam. The militants killed were from National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDBF). Acting on tip-off information, militants were located in the jurisdiction of Kachugaon police station. Huge amounts of arms and ammunition including an AK-47 and round fire magazines were recovered from the militants. Other material recovered from the militants included mobile phones, demand notes and sensitive documents. However, the dead militants have not been identified yet. Sep 28, 2014

At least 5 killed in bus accident in Jharkhand

Palamu, Sep 28 (ANI): At least 5 people, including one woman and a child, were killed and several others injured when a bus caught fire after a high voltage electricity wire fell on it in Jharkhand on Sunday. The accident occurred in Palamu district, around 160 kilometre of state capital Ranchi, when a hanging high voltage electricity wire caressed the speeding bus, leading to fire in the bus. Deputy Superintendent of Police, Ajay Kumar, thanked villagers for saving many lives. Around 50 people managed to escape the burning bus. The injured were admitted to the nearby hospital. Sep 28, 2014

Reactions pour in after Maharashtra goes under President's rule

Mumbai/ New Delhi, Sep 28 (ANI): The BJP on Sunday hailed imposition of president's rule in poll-bound Maharashtra after former Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan resigned. Chavan quit after the regional Nationalist Congress Party pulled out of the government over failure of seat-sharing talks with the Congress party. President Pranab Mukherjee signed the proclamation a day after the union cabinet recommended it. Congress said that the decision was arbitrary. The NCP said it was the President's prerogative. The upcoming assembly elections in Maharashtra will be held on October 15. Sep 28, 2014

Former cricketer voices optimism ahead of soccer league

Kolkata, Sep 28 (ANI): Former cricketer Saurav Ganguly on Sunday voiced optimism about his soccer team's performance ahead of Indian Super League. 'Atletico de Kolkata' co-owned by Ganguly has a strategic tie-up with Atletico de Madrid, the current Spanish La Liga champions. The Indian Super League is slated to kick off on October 12. Ganguly on Sunday told reporters in Kolkata city, where the players of 'Atletico de Kolkata' were being introduced, that he is aggressively looking forward to the performance of his football team in the upcoming matches. Eight teams which include Atletico de Kolkata, Chennaiyin FC, Delhi Dynamos FC, FC Goa, FC Pune City, Kerala Blasters FC, Mumbai City FC and North East United FC (NEUFC) will play for the Indian Super League glory. Sep 28, 2014

Belgrade sealed off for first Gay Pride since 2010

Serbian gays and lesbians staged their first Belgrade Pride Parade in four years on Sunday, in what is seen as a test of the EU hopeful's commitment to protecting minority rights. Duration: 01:11 Sep 28, 2014

Yogeshwar Dutt clinches historic gold in wrestling, India India secures eighth position at Asiad

New Delhi, Sep 28 (ANI): Wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt on Sunday bagged historic gold and with this win India secured eighth position at the Asian Games 2014 in Incheon, South Korea. Dutt after beating Zalimkhan Yusupov of Tajikistan in men's 65kg freestyle added fourth gold in India's medal tally. Dutt's coach Satpal commenting on his historic win said that Dutt has given him the best gift and he is very proud to be Dutt's coach. Adding to the laurels, Khushbir Kaur became the first woman to win a medal in 20km Race Walking as she clinched silver for India on Day 9 of the Asian Games 2014. Sep 28, 2014

Excited Indian-Americans gathering in large numbers to watch Modi's address at Madison Square Garden

New York, Sep 28 (ANI): Excited Indian-Americans are gathering in large numbers to watch Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address at Madison Square Garden in midtown Manhattan. The event at MSG is estimated to cost USD 1.5 million and the organizers have so far raised more than USD 2 million reportedly. Modi will spend three days in New York City before coming to Washington, D.C. on the night of Sept. 28. Sep 28, 2014