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Modi overshadowed Nawaz Sharif at UN: Pakistani daily

Islamabad : Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech at the UN was everything his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif's was not, said a Pakistani daily Monday.

An editorial "Modi at the UN" in the Daily Times said: "Modi continued his charm offensive in the west with a speech to the UN General Assembly that was everything Nawaz Sharif’s was not."

Modi began with a quaint reference to India’s ancient Vedic culture, a running theme in his speech.

He took the opportunity following this to rebut Nawaz Sharif’s speech from the day before.

What Mahatma Gandhi means to us today? (Book Review)

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Madison Square Garden programme overwhelming: Modi

New York : Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday said that the programme at the Madison Square Garden Sunday was "overwhelming".

"The programme at Madison Square Garden was overwhelming. It was very special to interact with members of the diaspora. A big thank you," the prime minister said in a tweet.

He added that the Indian American community has earned immense respect through their "hardwork, actions and strong values".

"We are very proud of them," he said.

Modi expresses grief over Japan volcano eruption

New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday expressed "sadness" over volcanic eruptions in Japan and said his prayers are with the affected people.

"News of a volcanic eruption at Mount Ontake in Japan is quite saddening. My prayers with the affected," Modi said.

At least 30 people have been killed and about 250 people were trapped following a sudden volcanic eruption in Japan.

Sonia, Rahul to visit Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar: Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi will arrive here Monday to visit flood affected areas of Jammu and Kashmir.

"Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi will arrive in Srinagar Monday," Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad told reporters.

Accompanied by Azad and Congress leader Ambika Sonia, the party president will begin her two-day visit from Anantnag district where she will meet flood victims. Sonia and Rahul will visit Jammu region Tuesday.


PIO cardholders to get lifelong visa, announces Modi

New York: PIO card holders will get lifelong visas, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Saturday to thousands of cheering Indian diaspora at Madison Square Garden here.

"Happy?" he asked as the crowd cheered his announcement with chants of "Modi, Modi".

"There is even more to come," he said smilingly.

He announced that NRIs staying in India for long had to visit the police station, and "there is no need for them to do that anymore".


Getting rid of maze of laws: Modi at Madison

New York: Taking a swipe at the Congress-led UPA, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the earlier governments would keep harping on the number of laws they had come out with, but he has made it his mission to get rid of the "maze" of "useless" ones.

Addressing a gathering of thousands of the Indian diaspora at Madison Square Garden, Modi said: "Earlier governments would keep harping that we have made this 'kanoon' (law) and that 'kanoon'.. I have started a new one - the old 'kanoon', I have thrown away the 'bekaar' (useless) ones."


Security breach: Murder accused gifts turban to Rajnath

Thiruvananthapuram: In a glaring breach of security, a murder accused placed a turban on Home Minister Rajnath Singh outside the famed Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple here. The police are probing the lapse.

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) activist Santhosh, a key accused in the 2008 murder of a CPI-M youth activist, was captured on TV gifting the turban to the home minister Saturday. It was aired Sunday.

Santhosh is currently out on bail.


SAARC cultural festival concludes

New Delhi, : The SAARC cultural festival here concluded Sunday with felicitation of 105 visiting artistes even as it sent out a strong message of fostering strong cultural engagements among the eight-member group.

Cultural performances, a workshop and an exhibition comprised the three-day South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Cultural Festival on "Traditional Dance of South Asia" at Sangeet Natak Akademi.


Rajdeep Sardesai of Headlines Today heckled in New York

New York : Senior journalist Rajdeep Sardesai of Headlines Today news channel was heckled and roughed up, allegedly by a band of supporters of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, outside the Madison Square Garden venue after he got a group of anti-Modi people to air their views just ahead of the prime minister’s much-awaited speech to thousands of the Indian diaspora.

After the live interaction with the anti-Modi group who were outnumbered by supporters of Modi, Sardesai was heckled by Modi supporters and roughed up and pushed.