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Kerry cites Modi visit to show new diplomatic challenges

Washington, Oct 31 (IANS) Citing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's US visit, Secretary of State John Kerry says US diplomacy faces new challenges in a globalised world with countries flexing their muscles and standing up for their own interests. A lot of countries have economic power today that they didn't have in the last century... and they're feeling their oats, he said in an in...

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Shiv Sena to boycott Fadnavis oath ceremony

Mumbai, Oct 31 (IANS) The Shiv Sena Friday announced a complete boycott of the swearing-in ceremony of the first BJP government in Maharashtra, scheduled later in the day. In a front-page statement in the party mouthpiece, Saamana and Dopahar ka Saamana, the party said that no legislator, parliamentarian or other officials shall take part in the oath taking ceremony of BJP's Chief Minist...

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Kaka to debut for Orlando City in a friendly

Rio de Janeiro, Oct 31 (IANS) Kaka is set to make his debut for Orlando City in a January friendly against Brazilian giants Flamengo, media reports said. The match has been scheduled for Jan 28 at the Arena Amazonia in Manaus, Xinhua quoted Brazilian sports news portal Lancenet as saying. The fixtures will form part of Orlando City's pre-season programme as they prepare for their...

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Rajnath Singh flags off unity rally in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Oct 31 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Friday flagged off 'Run for Unity' here to mark the birth anniversary of India's first home minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. He flagged off the run after paying tributes to Sardar Patel at his statue near assembly building. A large number of people, majority of them BJP workers, participated in the run. Many of them wer...

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Can never forget Sardar Patel's role in uniting India: Modi

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) The country can never forget Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's contribution in uniting the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here Friday. The British wanted India to break into pieces but Sardar Patel unified the 550 provinces into one country, Modi said while addressing the nation on the birth anniversary of Sardar Patel being observed as 'Rashtriya Ekta Diwas...

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Gandhi seems incomplete without Sardar Patel: Modi

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Mahatma Gandhi seemed incomplete without Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel as he played an integral role in the freedom struggle launched by the father of the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here Friday. Sardar Patel joined Mahatma Gandhi in the integration of farmers in the freedom struggle. He (Patel) played an integral role in the Dandi yatra, Modi said while...

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Modi flags off Run for Unity

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday flagged off Run for Unity from Vijay Chowk to mark the the birth anniversary of India's first home minister Sardar Patel. Modi walked along the Raj Path to India Gate after flagging of the run in which hundreds of people participated. ...

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Israel recalls ambassador after Sweden recognises Palestinian state

Jerusalem, Oct 31 (IANS) Israel recalled its ambassador to Sweden Thursday to protest the Scandinavian country's decision to recognise a Palestinian state, an Israeli foreign ministry source said. Yitzhak Bachman, Israel's ambassador in Stockholm, was brought back for consultations, according to the source, following Sweden 's announcement earlier Thursday. Bachman will return to Jerusal...

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Rise over differences of creed, community: Modi

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday said people should rise over differences of creed, community, language. Our culture and legacy is of unity in diversity. Let us rise over differences of creed, community, language, Modi said as he addressed the nation on Rashtriya Ekta Diwas. Rashtriya Ekta Diwas is being celebrated to commemorate the birth anniversary ...

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Text of Rashtriya Ekta Diwas pledge

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Here is the text of the Rashtriya Ekta Diwas pledge: I solemnly pledge that I dedicate myself to preserve the unity, integrity and security of the Nation and also strive hard to spread this message among my fellow countrymen. I take this pledge in the spirit of unification of my country which was made possible by the vision and actions of late Sardar Vallabhbhai ...

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Country must not divide history: Modi

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Friday that the country should not divide history and legacy according to our ideologies. The country which forgets history can never create history, so for a country filled with aspirations, a country whose youth has dream, we should not forget our personalities of history.... country should not divide history and legacy accordi...

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Modi remembers Indira

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday remembered former prime minister Indira Gandhi on her death anniversary. I join my fellow countrymen and women in remembering former PM (Smt) Indira Gandhi on her Punya Tithi (death anniversary), Modi said in a tweet. Indira Gandhi was assassinated 30 years ago Oct 31 by her own bodyguards. ...

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'Big Hero 6' co-director loved Marvel comics as kid

Los Angeles, Oct 31 (IANS) Don Hall, the co-director of Big Hero 6 -- a big screen adventure about the bond between a boy and his robot, says during his childhood, he was a fan of the eponymous Marvel comics, which have inspired the entertainer. When I was a kid, I loved Marvel comics, Hall, who earlier directed the 2011 movie Winnie The Pooh, said in a statement. While working o...

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Sardar Patel is architect of modern India: Modi

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday said Sardar Patel's life was a journey of service to the motherland and he was truly the architect of modern India. Sardar Patel's life is a journey of deep-rooted courage, dedication & service to the Motherland. He is truly the architect of Modern India, Modi tweeted on the occasion of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's birth anni...

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Modi pays floral tribute to Sardar Patel

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday paid floral tributes at the statue of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his birth anniversary. Modi, who was dressed in a white kurta pyjama with a red coloured shawl draped on his left shoulder, was accompanied by Defence and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Urban Development Minister Venkaiah ...

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Australia to lift sanctions on Fiji

Sydney, Oct 31 (IANS) Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop announced Friday that her government was lifting sanctions on Fiji that have been in place since the 2006 military coup in the country. As I depart for a two-day visit to Fiji, the first by any foreign minister since the (Fiji) elections in Sep, I announce the Australian government has lifted all remaining sanctions against ...

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One killed in Jammu and Kashmir accident

Jammu, Oct 31 (IANS) At least one person was killed and 28 people were injured late Thursday when a bus rolled down a deep gorge in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, police said. The accident occurred at Budhi Morh on the Rajouri-Kotranda road late yesterday (Thursday) after the driver of a mini bus lost control over the vehicle, a police officer told IANS. A rescue oper...

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Kate Moss flashes derriere in risque dress

Los Angeles, Oct 31 (IANS) A fashion faux pas can happen with one of the world's most iconic models too. Kate Moss is a case in point who ended up flashing much of her derriere in a see-through attire. The 40-year-old was dressed provocatively for Mario Testino's 60th birthday bash. She not just showcased her perky posterior wearing a totally sheer floor-length red frock, but als...

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Kenya steps up Ebola prevention efforts

Nairobi, Oct 31 (IANS) Kenya's cabinet Thursday announced elaborate measures as part of a contingency plan for Ebola preparedness and response to ensure the east Africa nation remains free from Ebola. The cabinet which met under the chairmanship of President Uhuru Kenyatta, directed the formation of an experts committee to monitor the country on a 24-hour basis on any signs of the diseas...

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Kerry Washington turns designer for a cause

Los Angeles, Oct 31 (IANS) Scandal actress Kerry Washington has used her sense of style for a cause. She has designed a limited-edition purse for the benefit of victims of domestic and financial abuse. She has joined hands with the Allstate Foundation for the initiative, reports people.com. I actually fell into this work as an artist. Back in 2000, I had just finished filming 'Sa...

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