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Australia and China seal bumper trade deal

Australia and China seal a landmark trade deal hailed as a _game-changer_, abolishing tariffs in the lucrative resources and agricultural sectors as Canberra confronts a painful downturn in mining. Duration: 00:46 Nov 17, 2014
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Pravasi Bharatiya Divas to be celebrated on the day Mahatama Gandhi returned to India: Modi

Sydney, Nov17 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday while addressing the Indian diaspora in at Allphones arena in Sydney said that the _Pravasi Bharatiya Divas_ will be celebrated on the day Mahatama Gandhi returned to India. Modi even talked about relaxing various laws for NRIs. He said that due to the ongoing debate about OCI and PIO, the Modi-led government has taken the decision of merging them together. He added that the step of police verification for passport has also been removed by the government. Nov 17, 2014
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Want to propagate the idea that cleaning isn't below dignity: PM at Sydney Allphones Arena

Sydney, Nov 17 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday addressed the Indian diaspora at Allphones arena in Sydney. Modi while addressing the audience emphasized on the importance of cleanliness in the country. He invited people of Indian origin in Australia to help build toilets in their place of origin in the country. He further praised Australia and said that the idea of dignity of labor should be learned from Australia. He added that he wants to propagate the idea that cleaning isn't below dignity. Nov 17, 2014
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Marathon, cyclothon in Vishakhapatnam to cheer up cyclone-affected residents

Vishakhapatnam, Nov 17 (ANI): Andhra Pradesh government on Monday lined up a string of events to boost the morale and cheer up cyclone Hudhud-affected victims in port city of Visakhapatnam. The authorities organised marathon and cyclothon with an aim to revive the brand image of Visakhapatnam as a tourist and investment destination. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu is scheduled to take a whirlwind tour of the city later in the day to participate in several tourism and developmental activities. Events like marathon, cyclothon, tree plantation, yoga performance, sand art, crafts fair, art camp, ramp walk, etc were organised at R K beach. State Development Minister P Narayana said that they would be planting nearly 100,000 trees in the city. Nov 17, 2014
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DDA postpones housing scheme draw till indefinite period

New Delhi, Nov 17 (ANI): The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has indefinitely postponed the date for a lucky draw of its much-sought-after housing scheme once again. It is learnt that the DDA was unable to wrap up the process in less than six hours during mock draws and hence postponed the actual draw. Forms for more than 25,000 houses were available till October 09, starting from September 01. According to DDA officials, they are grappling with a huge number of applications - more than 10 lakh, which is the cause behind the delay and failed deadlines again and again. Nov 17, 2014
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PM Modi addresses Indian diaspora at Sydney Allphones Aren

Sydney, Nov 17 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday addressed the Indian diaspora at Allphones arena in Sydney. Modi while addressing the audience in Allphones arena said that the massive reception in Sydney will galvanize India. He said that he is fortunate to be the first Prime Minister of India who was born in an independent India. He added that those born in an independent India didn’t get the opportunity to die for the nation but they can now live for the nation. He appealed the people to take the pledge of living and struggling for the nation. Nov 17, 2014
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Landmark Hong Kong-Shanghai stock link officially opens

A landmark trading link that is expected to see billions of dollars in trades between Hong Kong and Shanghai's stock exchanges officially opens, but figures show mainlanders are holding back from piling into Hong Kong. Duration: 01:05 Nov 17, 2014
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India says no dialogue with Pakistan if ceasefire violations continue

New Delhi/Akhnoor, Nov 17 (ANI): Politicos and security expert on Monday said that dialogue with Pakistan cannot happen if unprovoked firing at cross borders continued as Pakistani Rangers yet again violated ceasefire in Jammu and Kashmir.BJP Leader GVL Narasimha Rao said that despite repeated reminders Pakistan continued to violate ceasefire. Security expert Qamar Agha said that terror and talk cannot go hand in hand. Nov 17, 2014
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Cultural programs enthrall audience awaiting PM Modi's speech at Allphones Arena

Sydney, Nov 17 (ANI): For the first time, Sydney is witnessing Indian patriotism to such a great height as Indianness came out in expat countrymen with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the city. Thousands of members of the Indian diaspora readied on Monday for a public address by Prime Minister Modi, who is the first prime minister to visit Australia in 28 years after Rajiv Gandhi. Cultural programs has already begun at the Allphones Arena in Sydney even as Modi is to start his first ever speech in Australia's biggest city. About 16,000 members of the Indian diaspora are packing the arena excited and looking forward to see Modi speak and create the ‘Madison Square Garden magic’ once again. At least 5,000 more are expected to be watching the event on big screens outside. Some have travelled from as far as the United States, Singapore and New Zealand. With moments to go for the mega event, the Indian expatriate community seems to be truly in the grip of a Modi mania as they performed at the stage of the crowded Allphones Arena. Nov 17, 2014
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Sonia Gandhi speaks as international conference celebrating Nehru's 125th birthday kicks off in Delh

New Delhi, Nov 17 (ANI): The Congress party on Monday commenced a two day long international conference to commemorate the 125th birth anniversary of country's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru amid much fanfare. While speaking at the event, party President Sonia Gandhi said that Nehru was a leader who gave all his life working for the nation and for the unity and prosperity of the nation. Gandhi said that Nehru always believed that secularism was the main crux of Indian Constitution and that he was always ready to fight against power that would pick up caste based issues in the nation. She also said that the former PM believed that secularism was not just an idea but a necessity for a diverse nation like India. The congress president also acknowledged Nehru's work in putting the path of modernization, industrialization and social reforms. The Congress party has barred the NDA leaders from the event and the invitation was sent to all non-BJP parties. TMC chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa and JD (U) leader Nitish Kumar, RJD led by Lalu Prasad Yadav, RLD, JD(S) and leaders of the Samajwadi Party have been invited to the conference. Nov 17, 2014
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No pressure on Pak PM: Congress after Sharif declines using any car supplied by India during SAARC

New Delhi, Nov 17 (ANI): Reacting over Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif___s refusal from using any car supplied by India during SAARC meet in Nepal, Congress leader Rashid Alvi on Monday said that there is no pressure on Pakistan PM to do so. Slamming Sharif, Alvi said that this shows Pakistan PM___s narrow-mindedness. He added that Pakistan PM can use any car he wants to. Nov 17, 2014
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Community in Sierra Leone rallies round Ebola survivors

Sillah, 14 years old, survived Ebola but lost his father and three siblings. Now he's alone with his mother and they're getting by with the help from their community in southern Sierra Leone. Duration: 01:16 Nov 17, 2014