Chennai comes to a halt after Jayalalithaa sentenced to 4 years of imprisonment

Chennai, Sep 28 (ANI): Chennai woke up to a silent morning on Sunday after a Bangalore special court held Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa guilty in the disproportionate assets case. Jayalalithaa is sentenced to 4 years of jail for obtaining assets worth almost Rs. 66 crores through dishonest means during her first tenure as chief minister from 1991 to 1996. Saturday, the day of the sentence, left Chennai bruised, battered and licking the wounds caused by nearly half a day of violence and picketing. A tight security is at place outside DMK Chief M Karunanidhi's residence in Chennai, a day after AIADMK supporters burnt his effigies in protest. All business establishments and offices are shut and city's transportation also came to a halt. Jayalalithaa has been disqualified from public office for at least 6 years which, combined with the jail sentence, means that she cannot contest polls for 10 years. Meanwhile, considerations are being undertaken for Presidnet's rule in the state soon. Sep 28, 2014

PM Modi shares stage with Hugh Jackman, addresses youth at Global Citizen Festival 2014

New York, Sep 28 (ANI): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared stage with Hollywood actor Hugh Jackman while participating in Global Citizen Festival 2014 at Central Park in New York. Modi addressed the youth present at the event and said that there is a current of hope in the crowd where there is a hope for future of humanity. He said that a little sacrifice today can add to a better tomorrow. The Indian PM said that it is an admirable act that through this festival, people are touching lives of those who are as fortunate as others. Further, he also said that world changes with power and attitude of youth and not by wisdom of old. PM Modi also talked about cooperation between the youth of the two countries which could bring a new ray of hope for the world's future. Modi ended his speech with Star Wars phrase "May the Force be with you". Sep 28, 2014

Bangladeshi expatriates stage protest against Sheikh Hasina in US

New York, Sep 28 (ANI): Bangladeshi expatriates held a protest against Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in the United States. Hasina was in New York to attend the 69th edition of United Nations General Assembly. The protesters blamed Hasina for killing thousands of the countrymen. Several supporters of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) were also present during the demonstration. A protester, Giash Ahmed alleged misrule by Hasina in Bangladesh and protested at the ruling Awami League government's corruption in the country and the waste of money during the prime minister's visit to the US as she took an entourage of 180 members for attending a meeting. On Friday, Hasina participated in the high-level meeting on United Nations peacekeeping on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly that was chaired by US Vice President Joe Biden. Sep 28, 2014

PM Modi meets New Jersey Governor during his maiden US visit

New York, Sep 28 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi met New Jersey Governor Chris Christie during his maiden visit to the United States. Modi arrived in New York on Friday aiming to woo corporate titans and crown a burst of investment-focused diplomacy. Modi is expected to spend two days in New York before heading to Washington for his first meeting with US President Barack Obama. Sep 28, 2014

Permanent Indian representative in UN on Modi's UNGA address

New York, Sep 28 (ANI): Permanent representative of India in the United Nations, Asoke Kumar Mukerji said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address in the United Nations General Assembly was a broad ranging speech which gave importance to development and need for understanding. Mukerji also said that the issue of terrorism was raised in the speech because the UNSC adapted a resolution on foreign terrorist fighters recently. Sep 28, 2014

Argentina worries over decline of soybean prices

The drop in price of soy on the international market is a cause for concern in Argentina, as soybean exports are a major source of income for Latin America's third largest economy. Duration: 01:10 Sep 28, 2014

Sikh delegation members have high hopes from PM Modi

New York, Sep 28 (ANI): The members of Sikh delegation in New York said that they have high hopes from Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of their meeting with the PM. One of the members Surinder Singh said that they want Modi to solve the issue of Sikh riots in 1984 where many innocent people lost their lives. Another member Jasdeep Singh said that they expect Modi to solve problems of visa being faced by those who came and settled in the country in early 80s. Also, another member Chatur Singh Saini said that Modi should open more opportunities at the Indo-American level for Indians. Sep 28, 2014

War of words between Modi supporters and Kashmiri separatist representatives

New York, Sep 28 (ANI): Supporters of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and representatives of some Kashmiri separatist groups exchanged war of words outside the United Nations headquarters in New York. As Modi arrived for his first address to the UN General Assembly, a large number of Indian-Americans gathered outside the UN headquarters to welcome him. In the mean time supporters of Kashmiri separatists group took jibe, shouting some anti-India slogans. Sep 28, 2014

Pakistan arrests 29 Indian fishermen for trespassing its waters

Karachi, Sep 28 (ANI): Pakistan maritime authorities arrested twenty nine Indian fishermen and took into custody their five boats for illegal fishing in the country's territorial waters, according to a police official. The arrested fishermen were handed over to police in the port city of Karachi for necessary legal action. According to maritime security agency, the fishermen were almost 10 kilometres inside Pakistan territorial waters when they were detained. In May Pakistan had freed 151 Indian fishermen ahead of Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's visit to India to attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony. Sep 28, 2014