Army Chief Dalbir Singh Suhag receives Guard of Honour

New Delhi, Aug 01 (ANI): Lt Gen Dalbir Singh Suhag on Friday received Guard of Honour at South Block in national capital Delhi. Suhag has taken over as the head of the 1.3 million strong Indian Army, succeeding General Bikram Singh on Thursday. Earlier, the new army chief also paid respect to the martyrs at the Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate. He will have a tenure of 30 months as the 26th Chief of the armed forces. Aug 1, 2014

No change in India's stand on WTO: Nirmala Sitharaman

New Delhi, Aug 01 (ANI): Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, Nirmala Sitharaman, who met US Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker in New Delhi said country's position remained unchanged on the WTO impasse. The ministers had met to review the trade ties between the two nations before Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to United States in September this year. New Delhi has insisted that, in exchange for signing the trade facilitation agreement, it must see more progress on a parallel pact giving it more freedom to subsidise and stockpile food grains than is allowed by World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules. Meanwhile, Sitharaman added that both India and United States are looking for good deliverables. Aug 1, 2014

Petrol prices cut by rupees Rs 1.09 a litre, diesel hiked by 56 paise a litre

New Delhi, Aug 01 (ANI): Petrol price was cut by Rs. 1.09 per litre, the second reduction in three-and-half months while the diesel price was hiked by 56 paise a litre. The revisions were made effective from midnight Thursday, Indian Oil Corp, the nation's largest oil firm, announced. Petrol in Delhi will cost Rs 72.51 per litre from today as against Rs 73.60 a litre earlier. Similarly, diesel will be priced at Rs 58.40 per litre from today as compared to the previous Rs 57.84. Petrol price was reduced following drop in international oil rates and rupee depreciation against US dollar, making imports cheaper. Aug 1, 2014

John Kerry says "Gaza ceasefire at some point essential"

New Delhi, Aug 01 (ANI): Secretary of State John Kerry said that ceasefire at some point is essential in Gaza and US remains hopeful that it is achievable. At dawn on Wednesday, Israeli forces shelled a girls' school doubling as a refuge for more than 3,000 people, killing at least 15, including four children. Gaza officials say more than 1,370 Palestinians, most of them civilians, have been killed in the battered enclave and nearly 7,000 wounded. Israel says 56 of its soldiers and three civilians have been killed. Kerry said he had remained in close contact on the telephone with players in the Middle East to try ending the Israel-Hamas conflict. International calls for a ceasefire have grown as the death toll has mounted in the worst flare-up of Israeli-Palestinian violence in almost two years, sparked by the murder of three Israeli teenagers and revenge killing of a Palestinian youth. Aug 1, 2014

An exclusive interview with Mary Kom Part - 2

New Delhi, Aug 1 (ANI): As everyone is keenly awaiting the big release, the ace boxer is sweating it out at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium to qualify for the upcoming Asian Games. We spoke to the boxing legend about the sport, the film and much more. Aug 1, 2014

An exclusive interview with Mary Kom Part - 1

New Delhi, Aug 1 (ANI): As everyone is keenly awaiting the big release, the ace boxer is sweating it out at Delhi's Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium to qualify for the upcoming Asian Games. We spoke to the boxing legend about the sport, the film and much more. Aug 1, 2014

Argentina's debt woes spark uncertainty

Argentina blames the US for the legal battle that forced it to miss a debt payment and be declared in "selective" and "restrictive" default by ratings agencies. Experts warn a lengthy standoff would deepen economic troubles. Duration: 02:04 Aug 1, 2014

Uganda on alert for Ebola but no confirmed cases

Uganda's health minister said on Thursday that there are no confirmed cases of Ebola in the country, but that it remained on alert for cases of the deadly virus. Uganda has suffered Ebola outbreaks in the past, most recently in 2012. Duration: 00:59 Aug 1, 2014

Dutch police: Security at MH17 site still 'very unstable'

Dutch police heading up the international probe into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 said Thursday that the situation around the crash site remains perilous despite a small team managing to access the scene. Duration: 00:59 Aug 1, 2014

Israel will destroy tunnels with or without truce, says PM

The army will continue working to destroy tunnels used by Gaza militants for cross-border attacks with or without a ceasefire, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday at the start of a cabinet meeting. Duration: 00:58 Aug 1, 2014