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Arun Jaitley adopts village under 'Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana' in Gujarat

Vadodara, Jan 11 (ANI): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley adopted a village in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state of Gujarat on Sunday as part of 'Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana'. The 'adopt-a-village' scheme aims to provide rural India with access to basic amenities and opportunities. On Sunday, while adopting Karnali village in Vadodara city, Jaitley interacted with the villagers and offered his prayers at village's ancient 'Kuber Bhandari' temple, which is visited by large number of devotees everyday. Reportedly, Jaitley is to adopt three more villages. Jan 11, 2015
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Industrialists say India marching with vision to become global power

Gandhinagar, Jan 11 (ANI): Indian industrialists on Sunday said that the country was moving ahead with a vision of elevating its status and role in global community and lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi initiatives and boost investments in Gujarat. World leaders and delegates had gathered at investment summit, 'Vibrant Gujarat', promoted by Modi and held in the city of Gandhinagar. Mukesh Ambani, India's richest man with a fortune estimated at $19.7 billion, praised Modi's leadership. Ambani said his Reliance Industries conglomerate would invest 1 trillion rupees ($16 billion) in Gujarat over the next 12 to 18 months. Meanwhile, Chairman of Aditya Birla Group, Kumar Mangalam Birla also announced big investments in Gujarat. Jan 11, 2015
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Politicos react on PM Modis speech at Vibrant Gujarat Summit

New Delhi, Jan 11 (ANI): Politicos from rival parties on Sunday raised doubts on the claims made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Vibrant Gujarat Summit. Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D. Raja questioned the economic policies of the Modi-led government at the Centre and called for economic development with social justice. Congress leader PC Chacko and AAP leader Ashutosh also stated that PM Modi should focus on the dismal economic state of the country and should avoid making tall claims. Jan 11, 2015
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Joining hands with all democracies in world against terrorism: France Envoy

Gandhinagar, Jan 11 (ANI): French Ambassador to India Francois Richier on Sunday said that the nation is joining hands with all the democracies in the world against terrorism. Talking about the recent attacks in Paris, Richier said that it is not only a day of grief and mourning but of determination. He also thanked Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for extending support. Further, the French envoy also said that this is not the first time that media was attacked and that the nation is determined to fight against such outfits. He said that France is participating in actions against Al- Qaeda and that the forces are deployed both in Northern Africa and Iraq. Jan 11, 2015
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BJP, AAP hopes for victory in Delhi Cantonment Board elections

New Delhi, Jan 11 (ANI): BJP and AAP on Sunday hoped for victory as polling at Delhi Cantonment Board elections ended. A total of 64 candidates are in fray for eight seats across Delhi Cantonment with Congress, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) being the major political parties contesting the elections. The counting of votes will be held on January 12. While Delhi BJP President Satish Upadhyay said that AAP has been making false claims and that BJP will emerge victorious, AAP leader alleged that the ruling party is trying to divert votes. Jan 11, 2015
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Arun Jaitley at Vibrant Gujarat Summit part- 1

Gandhinagar, Jan 11 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday spoke about the flagship schemes launched by the Modi government during the Vibrant Gujarat Summit. The 7th Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit 2015 is being held at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar. Around 50,000 delegates from India and 1,800 others from 105 countries are said to be participating in it. Jan 11, 2015
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Arun Jaitley at Vibrant Gujarat Summit part- 2

Gandhinagar, Jan 11 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday spoke about the flagship schemes launched by the Modi government during the Vibrant Gujarat Summit. The 7th Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit 2015 is being held at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar. Around 50,000 delegates from India and 1,800 others from 105 countries are said to be participating in it. Jan 11, 2015
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Millions to welcome Pope on Asia trip

Pope Francis will immerse himself in some of Asia's most fervent Catholicism during a trip to the Philippines and Sri Lanka starting Tuesday, with millions of devotees set to turn out. Duration: 01:12 Jan 11, 2015
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Struggling Croatia holds tight presidential run-off

Croatians cast ballots to elect a president in a tight run-off between incumbent centre-left Ivo Josipovic and conservative Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, both pledging to help kickstart the newest EU member's ailing economy. Duration: 00:46 Jan 11, 2015
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'We are in a situation of war', Jewish leader tells Hollande

France's leading representative for the Jewish community demands 'preventative measures' against Jihadists. Jewish schools and synagogues will be protected by the army, if needed - and any decision to move to Israel will be respected. Duration: 01:21 Jan 11, 2015
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US Secretary of State John Kerry visits Sabarmati Ashram

Ahmedabad, Jan 11 (ANI): US Secretary of State John Kerry visited the Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad on Sunday. Kerry is in India to attend the 7th Vibrant Gujarat Summit that kicked off today in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. Earlier in the day, Kerry during his speech at the summit said that New Delhi and Washington DC can forge a new era of shared prosperity and security for millions of people across the world. The 7th Vibrant Gujarat Global Investors Summit 2015 is being held at Mahatma Mandir in Gandhinagar. Around 50,000 delegates from India and 1,800 others from 105 countries are said to be participating in it. Jan 11, 2015
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Distraught man causes partial evacuation at hospital in Texas, claims police

United States, Jan 11 (ANI): According to the reports, a man distraught about his son's condition at a hospital in the Houston suburb of Tomball caused a commotion that led to an evacuation of part of the facility, in what was initially believed to be a hostage situation. The Harris County Sheriff's Office said in a statement it did not know whether the man, who was with his son in the critical care unit at Tomball Regional Medical Center, was armed. The evacuation involved areas around the room where the father and son are located. The Sheriff's Office initially reported the man had taken two hostages, but later clarified and said that no hostages were being held. The Sheriff's Office later tweeted that the man is the distraught father of a patient. Jan 11, 2015
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Car rally thrills visually impaired in Bhopal

Bhopal/ Kolkata, Jan 11 (ANI): A non-profit organization organized a Blind challenge car rally for visually impaired in Madhya Pradesh to create awareness among people on Sunday. During the rally, the vehicle was driven by a person with vision but the directions were being given by the blind, who through navigator in Braille language guided them about the route and speed. The drivers had to drive on a 30-kilometre route and the directions were told by the blind. The rally saw participation of 55 cars. A visually impaired boy, Ashish Gupta, said he was quite thrilled about the concept. The challenge was not to speed or take over other cars; however, drivers were penalized for driving very slow. Participants were given certificates and first three navigators were presented with cash award and trophies. The rally was flagged off by Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Babulal Gaur. Meanwhile, a vintage car rally was organized in Kolkata where around 182 cars were put on display. Jan 11, 2015
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Extreme weather conditions cripple normal life, ruin crops in northern India

New Delhi/Nainital, Jan 11 (ANI): Severe winter has crippled normal life in northern India. Several cities are witnessing poor visibility due to dense fog, resulting in delayed train traffic. Farmers too are bearing the brunt as crops get ruined in the extreme weather conditions. While trains run late, passengers in New Delhi faced inconvenience. Meanwhile, farmers in Haldwani region of Uttarakhand suffer losses worth millions as the extreme weather conditions ruined their crops. Located in the tropics, most of India witnesses a very hot summer and a largely temperate winter. Snowfall in states like Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh has a direct impact in other northern states like Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. Jan 11, 2015
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Politicos react as PM Modi calls Kejriwal 'an anarchist'

Vizag/ New Delhi, Jan 11 (ANI): Political leaders on Sunday react as Prime Minister Narendra Modi called AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal 'an anarchist'. Modi had kicked off the BJP's campaign for Delhi's upcoming elections with a speech wherein he termed Arvind Kejriwal an 'anarchist'. BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain applauded Modi and questioned Kejriwal on his claims of 'outsiders' at the prime minister's rally. Meanwhile, Congress and CPI (M) leaders said that the prime minister of the nation should not make such statements inflicted by political sentiments. Jan 11, 2015