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Kashmir releases Rs.200 crore more to restore infrastructure

Jammu, Sep 16 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir government Tuesday released Rs.100 crore each for the administrations in the Kashmir valley and the Jammu region for temporary restoration of infrastructure following the massive floods. The state government today (Tuesday) placed Rs.100 crore each for temporary restoration of infrastructure at the disposal of the divisional commissioners of Jam...

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Indian-origin British MP defends non-participation in Kashmir debate

London, Sep 16 (IANS/RAY) Priti Patel, a British MP of Indian-origin who has been appointed Indian Diaspora Champion by British Prime Minister David Cameron, Tuesday defended her non-participation in last week's Kashmir debate in the British parliament. While I would have been proud to represent the views of the British Indian community, longstanding parliamentary protocol prevented me f...

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National-level gymnast, coach booked for sexual harassment

New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) A gymnast and his coach who are attending a national camp for the upcoming Asian Games, have been booked for allegedly sexually harassing a woman gymnast at the Indira Gandhi indoor stadium here, police said Tuesday. A case on charges of gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman and for criminal intimidation under various sections of the Indian Pen...

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Fuel rushed to Kashmir as Jammu-Srinagar highway reopens

Jammu, Sep 16 (IANS) The Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) Tuesday started despatching petroleum products to flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir following the reopening of the Jammu-Srinagar national highway, officials said. As part of its efforts to restore normalcy in petroleum supplies in the flood-affected areas of Kashmir Division, IOC has loaded and dispatched about 400 kilo-litres (kl) of ...

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IAF chief carries out aerial survey of flood-hit Kashmir

Srinagar, Sep 16 (IANS) Chief of Indian Air Force Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha Tuesday visited the flooded-affected areas of Jammu and Kashmir and carried out an aerial survey of these areas. A defence statement issued here Tueday said: The chairman, chiefs of staff committee (COSC) and chief of the air staff (CAS) Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha visited the flood-affected areas of Jammu and ...

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Modi gets president's kudos for improving economy, India's global image

Ho Chi Minh City, Sep 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi Tuesday got a welcome boost from President Pranab Mukherjee, who unexpectedly largely abandoned his prepared speech to a gathering of the Indian community in Vietnam and instead extolled the NDA government's steps to improve the economy and burnish India's global image. After the new government (led by Modi) came out with a mas...

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Johnson and Johnson's biggest plant coming up in Telangana

Hyderabad, Sep 16 (IANS) Global pharmaceuticals and consumer packaged goods manufacturer Johnson and Johnson's biggest manufacturing facility in India is set to come up in Telangana with an investment of Rs.400 crore. Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao will Thursday lay the foundation stone for the American multinational's plant in Penjerla village in Mahabubnagar district, ab...

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Reliance Power allowed to return Dadri land

New Delhi, Sep 16 (IANS) The Supreme Court Tuesday allowed Reliance Power to return 956 acres of land, near the national capital, acquired by the Uttar Pradesh government for an electricity-generating unit that had landed in litigations. The apex court disposed of as infructuous the petition by Reliance Power that had challenged a Allahabad High Court order of 2009. The high court had qu...

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Modi arrives in Ahmedabad, says his government has generated trust

Ahmedabad, Sep 16 (IANS) Narendra Modi, on his first visit after becoming prime minister, arrived here Tuesday, a day ahead of Chinese President Xi Jinping's three-day sojourn to India, and said his government had generated a new atmosphere of trust. Modi flew in to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel International Airport here on a two-day official visit to his home state Gujarat. This is ...

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CBI custody of former Bengal top cop extended

Kolkata, Sep 16 (IANS) A lower court Tuesday sent Trinamool Congress leader and former top cop Rajat Majumdar to CBI custody for another three days in connection with the multi-crore-rupee Saradha chit fund scam case. The Chief Judicial Magistrate of Alipore Court extended Majumdar's Central Bureau of Investigation custody till Sep 19 following a plea by the agency which is probing the s...

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Bosch workers on strike for wage hike

Bangalore, Sep 16 (IANS) About 2,600 workers at the main production plant of German auto components major Bosch India Ltd here struck work Tuesday, seeking higher wages. In a regulator filing to the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), the city-based Indian subsidiary claimed that the employees' union of its Bangalore plant had chosen to go on strike from Tuesday to press for their 'unreasonable...

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NCP sounds poll bugle, attacks BJP

Kolhapur, Sep 16 (IANS) The NCP Tuesday launched its poll campaign here for the ensuing Maharashtra assembly elections by attacking the BJP with several speakers saying that the Modi wave has disappeared. Home Minister R.R. Patil of the Nationalist Congress Party mounted a scathing attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), calling it not a well-cultured but an opportunistic party and d...

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Odisha chit fund scam: Businessman sent to judicial custody

Bhubaneswar, Sep 16 (IANS) A court in Odisha Tuesday sent the owner of a local TV channel to 14 days' judicial custody for his alleged involvement in the multi-crore-rupee chit fund scam. Manoj Das, the owner of Kamyab TV, was arrested Sunday by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) along with Madhu Mohanty, a real estate developer and owner of Odia daily Odisha Bhaskar, for their al...

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Samajwadi Party workers celebrate bypolls win

Mainpuri/Agra, Sep 16 (IANS) Samajwadi Party workers in Agra, Firozabad, Mainpuri and Saifai Tuesday celebrated the victory of party candidates in assembly byelections. The party made a stunning comeback in Uttar Pradesh as it won eight of the 11 assembly seats that went for byelections. Party workers burst fire-crackers, distributed sweets, and danced on the streets. In ...

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China, Sri Lanka ink $1.63 bn currency swap deal

Beijing, Sep 16 (IANS) China's central bank announced late Tuesday that it has signed a 10 billion yuan (about $1.63 billion) currency swap deal with the Central Bank of Sri Lanka. The three-year agreement aims to promote bilateral trade and strengthen financial cooperation between the two central banks, Xinhua quoted the People's Bank of China's (PBOC) website as saying, adding that the...

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Modi government improved economy, India's global image: President

Ho Chi Minh City, Sep 16 (IANS) In a departure from custom, President Pranab Mukherjee Tuesday largely abandoned his prepared speech to the Indian community in Vietnam and instead extolled the Narendra Modi government for its steps to improve the economy and burnish India's global image. After the new government (led by Modi) came out with a massive mandate, they also worked out... of co...

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Winning start by Pankaj Advani in Indian Open snooker

Pune, Sep 16 (IANS) While favourite Pankaj Advani opened his campaign with a 4-2 win against Neeraj Kumar in Group A, Brijesh Damani and Dharminder Lilly boosted their chances with back-to-back victories in their group league of the final leg of the Indian Open snooker qualifier here Tuesday. In a Group C encounter, Damani (PSPB) ousted Rafat Habib (Railways) 4-1 late Monday night and fo...

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7 killed in bomb attack near Syria-Turkey border

Damascus, Sep 16 (IANS) At least seven people were killed and many others wounded Tuesday when an explosives-laden vehicle exploded near a rebel-held Syrian-Turkish border, activists and al-Mayadeen TV reported. The car blew up at a garage near the Bab al-Salam border crossing in the rebel-held northern town of Azaz in Aleppo province, Xinhua quoted the report as saying. In a s...

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BJP suffers poll reverses in 3 states, enters Bengal

Jaipur/Lucknow/Ahmedabad/Kolkata, Sep 16 (IANS) The BJP Tuesday suffered major reverses in the assembly byelections in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat that saw the Congress and the Samajwadi Party bounce back, even as the ruling party at the Centre won a significant victory by getting a lawmaker into the West Bengal assembly after a 15-year hiatus. This is the third time that the Bh...

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Assad targets regimes supporting terror in Iraq, Syria

Damascus, Sep 16 (IANS) Syrian President Bashar al-Assad Tuesday said fighting terrorism would start by putting pressure on the governments that support terrorism in Syria and Iraq, Xinhua reported. Fighting terrorism starts by practising pressure on the countries that support and finance the armed terrorist groups in Syria and Iraq while pretending that they are currently battling terro...

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