Prime Minister Modi to launch 'Swachh Bharat Mission' today

New Delhi, Oct 02 (ANI): The country is all set to witness a majestic launch of 'Swachh Bharat Mission' by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today on the occasion of 145th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. Prime Minister began his day first by paying floral tributes to Father of the Nation, Mahatama Gandhi at Rajghat. He will also visit Vijay Ghat to pay homage to former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri whose birth anniversary coincides with Mahatma Gandhi. Anant Khasbardar of Kolhapur, Maharashtra, and Bhagyasri Sheth of Rajkot, Gujarat who won the contest for suggesting the logo and the tag line respectively for 'Swachh Bharat Mission', will also be felicitated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi today. Oct 2, 2014

Swedish soccer legend Ljungberg hopes to inspire youth in ISL

Mumbai, Oct 02 (ANI): Former Arsenal player and Swedish captain Freddie Ljungberg, who will be playing for Mumbai FC in Indian Super League (ISL), said that he wanted to inspire youngsters through his game. The attacking midfielder was a part of Arsenal's famed "Invincibles" who went unbeaten in winning the 2003-04 English title. Addressing mediapersons in Mumbai, Ljungberg said he wanted to train kids in football in a cricket-mad nation. He added that he was ready to help Indian players to enhance their soccer skills. The 37-year old said he was impressed by the commitment of the franchise owners and that it was a great start to the new project. Oct 2, 2014

US Secret Service chief resigns over security breaches

The director of the US Secret Service resigned Wednesday following a string of lapses by the elite presidential protection branch, including one in which an intruder ran through the front door of the White House. Duration: 00:35 Oct 2, 2014

Tourism sector foresee boost as PM announces visa on arrival for American tourists

Jaipur, Oct 02 (ANI): Tour operators in Rajasthan were elated after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced visa on arrival for American tourists, during his five-day US trip. Tour guides and operators expect that this move would give a fillip to tourism industry in the state. During his US trip, which started from New York, Modi drew an especially loud cheer when he made a long-awaited announcement that those holding cards showing they were of Indian origin would be granted lifetime visas to India. He also said that India would allow visas on arrival for US citizens, while addressing a crowd of 18,000 people at New York's Madison Square Garden. Rajasthan hosts maximum number of tourists from France and after Modi’s announcement, it is being assumed that state could witness very high footfall of US citizens and PIO card holders as well. Oct 2, 2014

West African economy falling victim to Ebola outbreak

Ebola has killed over three thousand people across west Africa, but as well as those infected it has also hit the region's economy, leaving markets deserted, industry disrupted and flights cancelled. Duration: 02:11 Oct 2, 2014

Ex-Bosnia-Serb leader gives closing statement at trial

Former Bosnian-Serb leader Radovan Karadzic says "all Serbs" are on trial as he begins his closing statement to the Yugoslav war crimes court, where he is charged with some of the worst atrocities in Europe since World War II. Duration: 00:47 Oct 2, 2014

Obama, Netanyahu discuss Gaza, IS group at W.House

US President Barack Obama told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyu on Wednesday that the "status quo" between Israel and the Palestinians must change to avoid a repeat of this year's war with Hamas in Gaza. Duration: 00:56 Oct 2, 2014

HK newlyweds get snaps with democracy protesters

Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters are getting creative after four days on the streets -- a bride and groom arrived in their wedding clothes with a professional photographer in tow to snap them in front of defiant demonstrators. Duration: 00:27 Oct 2, 2014