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Australian Foreign Minister visits non-p New Delhi, April 13 (ANI): Australian Foreign Minister Julie Isabel Bishop visited a non-profit organisation in New Delhi on Monday (April 13) to oversee a project funded by her government and also pledged donation for a health plan. Bishop was accompanied by Australian High Commissioner to India, Patrick Suckling, on her visit to the Aga Khan Foundation. She further said that providing women with opportunities and empowering them to become a part of the economy are important parts of Australia's direct-aid programme. Bishop interacted with a group of women supported by Aga Khan Foundation and also went through the products designed by them. Bishop also announced another round of funding to support a child nutrition group that would again employ women and would be run by foundation's group called 'Zaika-e-Nizamuddin'. She is in India for four-days and is scheduled to meet Finance Minister Arun Jaitley later in the day. 13-Apr-2015
German Chancellor says huge potential of Hanover, April 13 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday made a joint statement at the Hannover-Messe, the world's biggest technology fair. Modi and Merkel together had inaugurated the fair on Sunday (April 12). Merkel said there was a large potential of growth between India and Germany that still needed to be explored. The fair, officially hosted by partner country India, is based around 10 parallel trade fairs, all arranged around "core themes", including industrial automation and IT, energy and environmental engineering and industrial subcontracting. 13-Apr-2015
Pope's "genocide" comments prompt backla The Vatican woke up on Monday morning to newspaper headlines announcing a diplomatic row ... ... between the Vatican and Turkey, over the Pope's comments the day before -- calling a 100-year-old 13-Apr-2015
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Berlin, April 13 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in Berlin, capital of Germany, today. The PM is expected to attend a community meeting hosted by the Indian Ambassador in Berlin. Modi is also likely to meet Subhas Chandra Bose's grand nephew Surya Kumar Bose in Berlin today. Earlier, on Sunday Modi arrived in Hannover and attended the inauguration ceremony of the Hannover Fair. He met German business leaders to attract maximum participation in the 'Make in India' initiative. 13-Apr-2015
Subhas Chandra Bose Snooping Row gains p New Delhi/ Bilaspur, April 13 (ANI): As India debates snooping on the family members of freedom fighter Subhas Chandra Bose by the then Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, the Congress party on Monday (April 13) downplayed a meeting between Bose's family and Prime Minster Narendra Modi in Germany. Modi would meet Bose's grand nephew in Berlin. Congress party spokesman Abhishek Manu Singhvi said Modi's meeting with Bose's relatives should not be linked to the controversy. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy, decried snooping on Bose's family. CPI leader D Raja said the government should put all the documents in the public domain to clear the air. Reacting to the controversy, Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju said the previous government headed by the Congress party had released the documents. He wondered why the Congress was raising hue and cry on the issue. Bose, 48, was believed to have died in an air crash in Taiwan on August 18, 1945, three days after Japan's surrender to the allied forces. But his death is surrounded in mystery, many historians arguing that he faked the accident to avoid arrest. 13-Apr-2015
President, Vice President extend greetin New Delhi, April 13 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President Hamid Ansari on Monday extended warm greetings to fellow citizens on the eve of Vaisakhi. "On the joyous occasion of Vaisakhi, I extend my warm greetings and good wishes to all fellow citizens, especially to those who are engaged in cultivation and farming," President Mukherjee said. "May this celebration of nature's bounty inspire us to strengthen our contribution to the nation's prosperity and remind us of the invaluable service rendered to the nation by our farmers and agricultural labourers," he added. Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari greeted the people of country on the joyous occasion of Vaisakhi, Vishu, Puthandu, Masadi, Vaishkhadi and Bahag Bihu. 13-Apr-2015
Nigeria marks one year since schoolgirl As Tuesday marks one year since the kidnapping of more than 200 school girls by Boko Haram, Habiba Bologun a member of Bring Back Our Girl campaign is working hard to ensure the release of the school girls who are still missing. Duration: 01:29 13-Apr-2015
PM Modi invites German investments at In Hannover, April 13 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday invited German companies for investment in India while addressing the gathering at Indo-German Business Summit in Hannover. Modi assured all possible help from the Indian government to the German investors. He said that the symbol of 'Make in India' is the lion as it never stops, thus the initiative cannot be halted. Modi also highlighted that the government has simplified many processes and fastracked procedures of approval from the government. Modi further advised the investors to come and feel the change in India's developing environment and not to go by old perceptions. 13-Apr-2015
Ancelotti says Simeone is great SHOWS: MADRID, SPAIN (APRIL 13, 2015) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) REAL MADRID COACH CARLO ANCELOTTI SAYING OF ATLETICO MADRID COACH DIEGO SIMEONE: "I don´t have to tell you about 13-Apr-2015
Real's Ancelotti praises Bale SHOWS: MADRID, SPAIN (APRIL 13, 2015) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. (SOUNDBITE) (English) REAL MADRID CARLO ANCELOTTI SAYING OF GARETH BALE: "Bale had a fantastic season last year and he is having a 13-Apr-2015
Paris city hall backs 2024 Olympics bid SHOWS: PARIS, FRANCE (APRIL 13, 2015) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1. (SOUNDBITE) (French) MAYOR OF PARIS, ANNE HIDALGO, SAYING: "We're there to accompany the sporting campaign to win the 2024 games and 13-Apr-2015
French 'Spiderman' climbs world's highes Alain Robert, known as the French "Spiderman" for having climbed many skyscrapers, has successfully climbed the highest twisted tower in the world, the Cayan Tower in Dubai. Duration: 01:21 13-Apr-2015
PM Narendra Modi attends Round Table mee Hannover, April 12 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in the German city of Hannover, in the second leg of the three nation tour attended a Round Table meeting with German CEOs. Modi was accompanied by Commerce Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and other senior delegates. After concluding his successful visit of France on Sunday, the Prime Minister in Germany is likely to focus on business and technology to attract participation in the 'Make in India' campaign. PM Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will jointly inaugurate India's participation as 'partner nation' in the Hannover Fair besides holding in-depth talks during the Indian PM's first official visit to the country. 12-Apr-2015
Delhi Metro flags off trial run on Viole Faridabad, April 12 (ANI): The Delhi Metro began its trial runs on the extended Violet Line on the Badarpur-Faridabad corridor on Sunday. According to reports, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will check the interaction of the trains with civil structure to ensure that there is no physical blockage during its movement on the tracks. The DMRC will also test the signaling system and other features like the response of the train at different speeds, braking and inter-connection and so on. The fully elevated 14 kilometre stretch from Badarpur to Faridabad is scheduled to formally start from June. 12-Apr-2015
UK's migrant voters hold balance of powe The area around England's national football stadium in north London is one of the UK's most diverse - and come the general election on May 7, it's estimated more than half the voters in the constituency will have been born overseas. Duration: 02:38 12-Apr-2015
Political blame game begins as Bhagat Si New Delhi/Kolkata /Chandigarh, April 12 (ANI): Family of another iconic freedom fighter, Bhagat Singh has demanded declassification of secret files. This comes after the family of freedom fighter Subhash Chandra Bose demanded an investigation after declassified intelligence agency files revealed that former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru spied on Bose's family for 20 years. The Intelligence Bureau (IB) files have revealed an unprecedented surveillance on Bose's family between 1948 and 1968, which was reported directly to Nehru. The agency intercepted, copied letters written by family and tailed their visits within country and abroad. Meanwhile, nephew of Bhagat Singh, Abhay Singh Sandhu, said keeping older files secret was unfortunate. Congress leader Anand Sharma, accused the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party-led government of resorting to selective leaks. CPI leader D Raja, also decried snooping on Bose’s family. However, a leader of ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Siddharth Nath Singh, said it was for the Congress party to clarify why its leader was snooping on Bose. 12-Apr-2015
Expat Indians greet PM Narendra Modi at Hannover, April 12 (ANI): Indian expatriates in Germany greeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday at the Maritim Grand Hotel. Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Hannover, Germany on Sunday, the second leg of his three-nation, nine-day tour, after concluding a successful visit to France. Upon his arrival at the Hannover Langenhagen Airport, the Prime Minister was greeted by Germany Ambassador to India Michael Steiner, Indian envoy Vijay Gokhale, Chief of Protocol Ambassador Juergen Mertens, Consul General Dr Vidhu P. Nair, among other dignitaries. During his visit to Germany, Prime Minister Modi will be present at the opening ceremony of the 2015 edition of the Hannover Messe business fair, for which India is the partner country. 12-Apr-2015
Muslims' voting rights should be revoked Mumbai, April 12 (ANI): Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut has stirred a controversy by his article in party's mouthpiece, Samna, where he has written that Muslims' voting rights should be withdrawn to put an end to vote bank politics. 12-Apr-2015
Cherry blossoms bloom in Seoul Spring has arrived in South Korea drawing tens of thousands of visitors to Seoul to see the cherry blossoms. Duration: 00:36 12-Apr-2015
Ukraine and Russia celebrate Orthodox Ea Ukrainians and Russians fill churches in their respective countries to celebrate Orthodox Easter. Duration: 00:47 12-Apr-2015
Politicos react on Ram Madhav's comment New Delhi, April 12 (ANI): Political leaders on Sunday react after BJP's Ram Madhav said that BJP has broken the jinx of alliance in Jammu and Kashmir. He had said that if BJP is in alliance with PDP today, it can get together with the NC when the need arises. Congress leader Meem Afzal said that said that BJP and PDP are continuously failing to fulfill its promises. NCP leader Tariq Anwar said that PDP will have to pay the price of joining hands with the BJP. JD (U) leader KC Tyagi said that BJP cannot have alliance with either PDP or NC. Ali Anwar said that BJP can go to any level for gaining power. CPI leader D Raja said that time will tell what this alliance will bring for Jammu and Kashmir. 12-Apr-2015
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Hannover, April 12 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi has arrived in the German city of Hannover, in the second leg of the three nation round-up after concluding his successful visit of France on Sunday. Modi is likely to meet German business leaders as business and technology would be his focus to attract maximum participation in the 'Make in India' initiative. PM Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will jointly inaugurate India's participation as 'partner nation' in the Hannover Fair besides holding in-depth talks during the Indian PM's first official visit to the country. 12-Apr-2015
Shiv Sena urges to withdraw Muslims' vot New Delhi, April, 12 (ANI): Political leaders on Sunday slammed Shiv Sena Leader Sanjay Raut for his article in party's mouthpiece, Samna, where he has written that Muslims' voting rights should be withdrawn to put an end to vote bank politics. Terming it unconstitutional, Politicos demanded serious action against him. 12-Apr-2015
Muslims' voting rights should be revoked Mumbai, April 12 (ANI): Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut has stirred a controversy by his article in party's mouthpiece, Samna, where he has written that Muslims' voting rights should be withdrawn to put an end to vote bank politics. 12-Apr-2015
Rapper Nelly arrested ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION Grammy-award winning rapper Nelly was arrested on felony drug charges on Saturday (April 11) after a Tennessee state trooper stopped the vehicle he was traveling in 12-Apr-2015
Attacks in Kashmir prompt authorities in Pathankot, April 12 (ANI): Punjab state has been put on alert following the spurt in militant activities in Jammu and Kashmir. Punjab is bordered by Jammu and Kashmir in the north, while it shares international border with the Pakistani province of Punjab in the west. Punjab police has formed several teams which have been deployed in Pathankot and Ludhiana districts. Barricades have been put on roads and vehicles are being scrutinised. Deputy Superintendent of police (DSP), Prabhjot Singh Virk said the recent militant attacks in Kathua and Samba districts of Jammu and Kashmir prompted them to tighten security measures. The militants have also stepped up attacks on security personnel and police in Kashmir. 12-Apr-2015
J-K the biggest challenge that India fac Jammu, April 12 (ANI): Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed on Sunday said that his state is the 'biggest challenge' that India faces, calling for members of the opposition to help his government work towards growth. Mufti's statements come after he assured the assembly on Thursday that he will take all the stake holders in confidence before accepting Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh's request of creating separate zones for Kashmiri Pandits in the state. 12-Apr-2015
Pope marks Armenia massacre ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION Pope Francis on Sunday (April 12) commemorated the 100th anniversary of the massacre of as many as 1.5 million Armenians as "the first genocide of the 20th century", 12-Apr-2015
Congress targets BJP govt over Sukma nax New Delhi, April 13 (ANI): The Congress on Sunday targeted the BJP government in Chhattisgarh over the naxal attack in Sukma district of the state where 7 Special Task Force personnel were killed and 10 injured. According to reports, nearly 24 hours after the attack security forces are yet to retrieve the bodies of soldiers killed in the attack. 12-Apr-2015
Delhi Metro to start trial runs on exten New Delhi, April 12 (ANI): The Delhi Metro will begin its trial runs on the extended Violet Line on the Badarpur-Faridabad corridor on Sunday. According to reports, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will check the interaction of the trains with civil structure to ensure that there is no physical blockage during its movement on the tracks. The DMRC will also test the signalling system and other features like the response of the train at different speeds, braking and inter-connection and so on. The fully elevated 14 kilometre stretch from Badarpur to Faridabad is scheduled to formally start from June. 12-Apr-2015
'Railway station at China border a 'mile New Delhi, April 12 (ANI): Defence experts on Sunday welcomed the government's decision to build a station in Arunachal Pradesh near the India-China border, terming it a 'milestone' for the country's security. Meanwhile, security expert Qamar Agha stated that the railways station will facilitate the movement of the army, terming it a positive move. On Saturday, Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar had announced that the Indian Railways will soon set up a station in Arunachal Pradesh near the India- China border, adding that a memorandum of understanding with regards to its construction is ready and would be signed soon. Parrikar further added that he has spoken in detail about the project to Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu. 12-Apr-2015
PM Modi departs for Hanover in Germany Paris, April 12 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday departed for Hanover city of Germany from Paris. PM Modi arrived at Orly International Airport in Paris with major dignitaries and left for the second leg of his three nation tour. Clad in a long coat and a brown Nehru jacket, Modi waved at the people of Paris before leaving. Earlier, he had thanked the nation for the warm welcome. He tweeted, "Thank you France! Substantial ground was covered during my visit. Thankful to French Govt and people. Will always cherish the enthusiasm." Modi will reach Hanover today where he is scheduled to unveil a bust of Mahatma Gandhi. 12-Apr-2015
PM Modi gifts French President Hollande New Delhi, April 12 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is currently on the first leg of his three-nation, nine-day tour in Paris, has gifted French President Francois Hollande a painting titled 'Tree of Life'. The official twitter account of the Prime Minister's Office shared details about the painting via a series of tweets. “During the France visit, PM @narendramodi presented President @fhollande a painting titled 'Tree of Life.' @Elysee. The painting, 'Tree of Life', reflects traditional societal respect for nature in India." "With multiple roots and branches like a banyan tree, it symbolises tree's benevolence, fruit, seeds, shelter, healing, procreation and regeneration faculties that sustain life and clean the environment." Prime Minister Modi is scheduled to travel to Germany later today after a successful visit of France. He will later fly to Canada for the final leg of his tour. 12-Apr-2015
PM Modi pays homage at World War 1 Memor Lille, April 11 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday visited the Neuve Chapelle war memorial in French city of Lille. Modi paid homage at the Chapelle which is constructed in the memory of the thousands of Indian soldiers who died in the battle of Neuve Chapelle during World War I. He will also visit a trade fair and then depart for Germany on Sunday. 11-Apr-2015
Police baton charge people protesting ag Chandigarh, April 11 (ANI): Protests erupted in Chandigarh on Saturday after the dead body of a 4-year old missing girl was recovered by police. Protesters clashed with police and were baton charged after situation got intense and it became difficult to maintain law and order. Police suspect the child might have been raped before being killed. The minor had gone missing since yesterday evening, after which her parents had filled a missing complaint with the police. 11-Apr-2015
Haryana CM ML Khattar meets martyr Lt Ki Kurthala, April 11 (ANI): Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar on Saturday paid visit to the family of martyr Lt Kiran Shekhawat. Khattar said that it is unfortunate but everyone is proud of her. He added that a college will be made after martyr Lt Kiran Shekhawat. Kiran Shekhawat's father-in law said that the Chief Minister did not discuss about any help or compensation and neither had they demanded it. 11-Apr-2015
Thailand mall bomb explosion under inves Thailand's bomb disposal experts are on the ground in Koh Samui, where officials say a truck bomb detonated Friday night. Investigators spent the night and morning collecting evidence. A police 11-Apr-2015
PM Modi arrives at Lille-Lesquin Interna Lille, April 11 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday arrived at Lille Lesquin International Airport in France. Modi will now be driving down to visit the Neuve Chapelle war memorial where he will pay homage to the 10,000 Indian soldiers who were killed during World War I. Prime Minister is on a week-long three-nation trip to France, Germany and Canada which he has said will be focused on boosting the Indian economy through investments and manufacturing for creating jobs. 11-Apr-2015
Orthodox Christians celebrate Easter's H ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Thousands of Christian worshippers celebrate Easter's Holy Fire ceremony in Jerusalem's Church of the Holy Sepulchre on Saturday (April 11). For Orthodox Christians 11-Apr-2015
Multi-marathon run ends Daren Wendell finishes a marathon run in New York. But this is no ordinary dash to the finish line. He's just completed the equivalent of 100 marathons in 100 days...almost three and a half thousand 11-Apr-2015
Sharad Yadav gives clarification on his New Delhi, April 11 (ANI): JD (U) Chief Sharad Yadav on Saturday gave clarification over his controversial remark on Padma awards. Recently he said that Padma awards are given only to the "dishonest" and those from the upper strata of society. Yadav said not a single dalit, adivasi or farmer figured in the list of Padma awardees this year. 11-Apr-2015
Parrikar expresses delight over PM Modi' Goa, April 11 (ANI): Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday expressed his delight over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's initiative to purchase 36 Rafale aircraft in fly away condition from France and described it as an extremely positive decision. On Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he had requested French President Francois Hollande for 36 Rafale jets in fly away condition as quickly as possible. The two leaders also released stamps to mark 50 years of Indo-French cooperation and held a meeting wherein they reviewed relations between the two countries and discussed matters pertaining to defence, nuclear, economics, cultural, educational and people to people ties. Prime Minister Modi will reach the German city of Hannover on Sunday on the second leg of his visit. He will reach Canadian capital Ottawa on Tuesday on the final leg of his visit. 11-Apr-2015
Second ICRC aid plane arrives in Yemen ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) An second cargo plane full of urgently needed medical supplies arrived in Yemen on Saturday (April 11) by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), to be 11-Apr-2015
Biden: Make community college free ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Vice President Joe Biden delivered the weekly address for Obama who is at a summit in Panama. He focused on the White House's plan to make community college free. 11-Apr-2015
Citizens in Delhi cycle to mark 31 years New Delhi, April 11 (ANI): Human rights groups in New Delhi hosted a cycle rally on Saturday spanning 31 kilometers through the city to highlight denial of justice to victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots. The rally, which was flagged off from west Delhi's Tilak Nagar area, will pass through various colonies culminating at the popular protest site, Jantar Mantar in central Delhi. Senior advocate and humans rights activist HS Phoolka said members from all religious communities had joined in the unique rally to mark 31 years of denial of justice. As per reports, the participants will also put forth a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi so their voices could be heard. Those rallying for justice claim successive governments have not only failed to provide closure to the survivors but also failed to identify the miscreants. Former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was assassinated by her Sikh bodyguards in 1984 over the Operation Blue Star. 11-Apr-2015
Politicos react as Subhas Chandra Bose's New Delhi, April 11 (ANI): The family of India's iconic freedom fighter Subhas Chandra Bose on Saturday demanded an investigation after declassified intelligence agency files revealed that former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru spied on Bose's family for 20 years. Bose's family on Saturday sought a probe by Special Investigation team (SIT) under the Supreme Court to judge leader's disappearance on the day he is believed to have died. They requested the Prime Minister to look into the matter. Modi, who is currently on a three-nation tour, will reach Germany on April 12, where he would also meet freedom fighter's family members. BJP leader GVL Narasimha Rao said that the PM will surely address their grievances. Commenting on the reports, Congress party said the innuendo is tragic and reveals the 'cheap politics' of BJP. 11-Apr-2015
Anniversary of sinking of Sewol Ferry ap As the one year anniversary of the sinking of the Sewol ferry approaches, an empty classroom in Danwon high school is filled with flowers and portraits of the students who died in the disaster. Duration: 00:44 11-Apr-2015
Obama, Castro lauded as Americas Summit US President Barack Obama and Cuba's Raul Castro shook hands and sat near each other Friday at a historic Summit of the Americas, a new milestone in efforts to shed decades of animosity. Duration: 01:08 11-Apr-2015
British town feels swamped by East Europ EU immigration is a key issue at the upcoming UK general election, and in the town of Boston in Lincolnshire the number of arrivals from Poland, Lithuania and Latvia has increased six-fold - with many locals feeling overwhelmed. Duration: 02:32 11-Apr-2015
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