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Australian police detain one terror suspect

Sydney : Australian police during the counter-terror raids in the country Tuesday detained one man on charges of engaging in terrorism-related activities.

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) and Victorian police conducted raids in Kealba, Meadow Heights, Broadmeadows and Flemington suburbs of Melbourne Tuesday and arrested one person, Xinhua reported.

The arrested man is around 20 years old and worked in a pizza shop and will appear before the Melbourne magistrate's court Tuesday afternoon.

Modi gifts Gandhi's Gita to Obama

Washington : Knowing President Barack Obama's admiration for Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr, Prime Minister Narendra Modi gifted him a copy of Gita by the Mahatma and some memorabilia with the American civil rights leader.

Modi diligently got a special reprint of Gandhi's interpretation of the Gita made for Obama who keeps a statue of the Indian freedom leader in his office.

Similarly keeping Obama's great regard for King in mind he has brought an All India Radio recording of King's speech in India in 1958.

Wonderful meeting Obama, says Modi after 'Kem Chho' greeting

Washington : Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he had a "wonderful meeting" with US President Barack Obama at the White House and both share a vision for partnership in which both countries would work together for the benefit of the entire humankind.

Fiji parliament to hold first sitting Oct 6

Suva : Fiji, home to a large ethnic Indian population, is likely to hold its first sitting of parliament Oct 6, media reported.

"Fiji is likely hold its first sitting in parliament since the 2006 military coup Oct 6," secretary general to parliament Viniana Namosimalua said, fijilive.com reported.

"President Ratu Epeli Nailatikau will give a declaration on that, and it has to be sometime this week," Namosimalua said.

"Election of the speaker, deputy speaker and the leader of opposition would be part of the agenda for the first parliament sitting," Namosimalua said.

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Missing Thai helicopter crashes in Myanmar

Yangon : A Thai rescue helicopter has crashed in Myanmar's northern Kachin state, authorities said.

The army and regional police were trying to access the crash site, reported Xinhua Tuesday.

The helicopter had gone missing Saturday.

The helicopter, an Advance Aviation B-4, which set out for the search and rescue operation of two missing Myanmar mountaineers earlier, lost contact with the ground on its way to the base camp, 20 minutes after it took off from the Putao airport Saturday.

One Thai pilot and two Myanmar pilots were onboard the helicopter.

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Search for MH370 resumes Wednesday

Sydney : Search teams will resume the hunt for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 off the Australian coast Wednesday, media reported.

The teams will use new three-dimensional maps and underwater devices to assist their search efforts on the floor of the southern Indian Ocean, Xinhua reported Tuesday.

One of the largest international aviation searches in history has been under way after MH370 disappeared with 239 people on board March 8 this year.

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Had a wonderful meeting with Obama: Modi

Washington : Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday said his meeting with US President Barack Obama was "wonderful" and they talked about a wide range of issues.

"With President Barack Obama. We had a wonderful meeting and talked about a wide range of issues," posted Modi on his Facebook account.

"Both President Obama & I share a vision for a partnership in which our nations work together for the benefit of the entire humankind," Modi added.

Modi is on a five-day visit to the US. He arrived at New York and then flew down to Washington.

Dalai Lama: At 79, living with values and hope

By Vishal Gulati,

Dharamsala : Revered by the Tibetans as a 'living god' and idolised in both the Orient and the West, the Dalai Lama, known for his simplicity and typical jovial style, transcends all barriers of religion, language and even distances.

He stepped back from an adminstrative role almost three years back but is active like never before in his sermons, lectures and rubbing shoulders with world leaders.

Kem cho, Obama asks Modi

Washington : "Kem Cho," said US President Barack Obama as he greeted Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

"The 'Kem cho' moment. Prez @BarackObama greets PM @narendramodi at doorstep of the White House," tweeted Indian external affairs ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin Tuesday.

'Kem cho' in Gujarati means how are you.

Modi is on a five-day visit to the US. He arrived at New York and then flew down to Washington.

At dinner by with Obama, Modi was accompanied among others by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh.

Eleven Congresspersons urge President Obama to discuss protection of religious minorities Modi

Increase in violence against Christians and Muslims cited as concern, while Congressional panel holds a briefing on 1984 anti-Sikh pogrom.

By TCN News,

Washington DC: Eleven Congresspersons have written a joint letter, urging US President Barack Obama to discuss protection of religious minorities with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during his meeting with Prime Minister Modi on Monday, September 28.

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