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India and China begin joint military training exercise in Pune

Pune, Nov 18 (ANI): India and China began their 'Joint Training Exercise Hand – in – Hand 2014" in Pune. The exercise that aims at focusing on counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism tactics comes weeks after a stand-off between their troops along the border in Ladakh region. Lt General Bobby Mathews of Indian Army and Lt general Shi Xiangyuan of the Chinese Army inspected the guard of honour during the exercise. Lt General Bobby Mathews said that both the countries will be greatly benefited from each other. The schedule for 12 days will focus on training on crossing of obstacles, firing of various weapons, handling and neutralisation of improvised explosive devices and conduct of cordon and search operations in insurgent areas. Nov 18, 2014
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Gujarat to tap changing economic scenario with new industrial policies, says Anandiben Patel

Mumbai, Nov 18 (ANI): Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel while addressing a press conference said the state was geared to tap the changing economic scenario with new industrial policies that would put the nation at the global forefront. Patel was speaking at a curtain raiser of the 7th Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors' Summit (VGGIS) to be held in January 2015, in New Delhi. Patel further said the summit will lay emphasis on social sectors and specialised areas like climate change. The curtain raiser is to encourage investors from other states to set up business in Gujarat. The events have been planned as pre-Vibrant Gujarat summit 2015 in major cities across the country, starting from Mumbai. Nov 18, 2014
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Black money has pernicious impact on Indian economy: President

New Delhi, Nov 18 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee, said that unaccounted money on which tax is not paid has a pernicious impact on economy. Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi had promised his government would change laws or enact new measures to bring back such funds. On taking office, he appointed a panel to investigate the matter. Mukherjee said nexus between black money, militancy and drug trafficking posed a great threat to global peace. Nov 18, 2014
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Militants kill two persons, including a border guard, in Tripura

Agartala, Nov 18 (ANI): Militants killed two persons, including a border guard, in Tripura. The incident took place when Border Security Force (BSF) personnel went to fetch water in a civilian water tanker of the Coastal Construction Company to a nearby area. The BSF soldier was accompanied by two other civilians, including the driver of the water tanker. A group of militants ambushed the vehicle. The injured were airlifted to a hospital in Agartala, where the BSF soldier and one civilian were declared brought dead while the condition of another civilian is stated to be serious. Nov 18, 2014
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Politicos react on PM Modi's Australia visit

New Delhi/Ranchi, Nov 18 (ANI): Politicos on Tuesday reacted over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ongoing Australia visit. BJP leader GVL Narsimha Rao praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that he has communicated well with the people in Australia. BJP leader Subramanian Swamy said that his visit in Australia was successful and he raised the issue of black money very well. However, RJD Chief Lalu Prasad Yadav slamming Modi said that he is no more the Prime Minister of the country; he has rather become an NRI. Nov 18, 2014
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PM Modi says India and Australia must deepen security ties to counter terrorism

Canberra, Nov 18 (ANI): India and Australia can play their part in expanding their bilateral security cooperation and deepening their international partnerships in the Asia-Pacific region to counter menacing challenges like the threat of terrorism, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday. Addressing a joint session of the Australian Parliament in Canberra, the first by an Indian Prime Minister, Modi said that both India and Australia exist in an inter-connected world that faces "shared challenges" that "extend beyond our region." Nov 18, 2014
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PM Modi expresses satisfaction with new Cultural Exchange Programme signed with Australia

Canberra, Nov 18 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday expressed his satisfaction with the new Cultural Exchange Programme signed between Australia and India, which he said would go a long way in connecting peoples of the two countries. He made a special mention of the games of cricket and hockey, which he described as the "natural glue between our people", but also made a pitch for yoga which was "enormously popular here (Australia)". Nov 18, 2014
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PM Narendra Modi arrives in Melbourne

Melbourne, Nov 18 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday reached Melbourne, entering in the fourth leg of his four-city tour of Australia. Earlier today he met Australian Leader of Opposition Bill Shorten in Canberra during his four-city tour of Australia. Earlier in the month, Shorten had stated that Modi was top on his list of leaders he was looking forward to meet. Modi also signed multiple MoUs with his counterpart Tony Abott. From Melbourne he will be departing for Fiji for the third leg of his three-nation, 10 day trip. Nov 18, 2014
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Australia expresses high hopes for bright trading future with India

Canberra, Nov 18 (ANI): Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Tuesday expressed high hopes for a bright trading future with India. In an opening statement at a joint press conference with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he predicted a pickup particularly for Australian exports of coal, uranium and services. Nov 18, 2014
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People from varied communities throng the Urs of Sai Ganji Baba

Jammu, Nov 18 (ANI): India, a country of varied religious communities, known for its religious acceptance and tolerance. It houses people from different religious beliefs who celebrate each other's fairs and festivals with zeal and enthusiasm. A similar example is seen during the Urs of Sai Ganji Baba in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir, where devotees including Hindu and Muslims pay obeisance to saint and seek his blessings. During the Urs, religious scholars threw light on the teachings of the saint, while devotees remain busy chanting hymns and pray for peace and prosperity in the region. A free community kitchen is also installed where free food is served to devotees, who take the same as blessings from the shrine. The shrine showcases the mutual respect and brotherhood between the people of different communities, for which India is known in the world. Nov 18, 2014
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Perfect blend of communal harmony: Islam follower looks after temple in Vadodara

Gujarat, Nov 18 (ANI): Vadodara, located in the western state of Gujarat, is an important industrial, educational and cultural hub of western India. The city houses people from different communities, who live in harmony and help each other during different religious ceremonies. In a similar example, a person belonging to Muslim community takes care of a Temple and its arrangements during important religious gatherings. The man along with other Muslim fellows maintains cleanliness of the temple and even decorates it during religious occassions. The love and devotion of this Muslim man for Hindu brethren reflects the age old tradition of the country which is cherished by one and all. Nov 18, 2014
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Ukraine's video gaming company untouched by unrest so far

With empty pizza boxes and coffee cups littering the desks of bearded young programmers, Frogwares looks like any other successful video games company, even though this is not California, but Kiev. Duration: 00:40 Nov 18, 2014