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Uma Bharti appeals masses to conserve water resources

New Delhi, Nov 07 (ANI): Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti on Friday appealed for mass contribution towards saving water and its resources in the country for sustainable development. Bharti raised this issue while delivering a speech at National Convention of Water Users Association in Indian capital New Delhi. Factors such as increasing usage, poor infrastructure, and pollution have led to a decline of water quantity and quality in India. Climate change, meanwhile, is expected to cause a two-fold impact. Bharti also termed water scarcity as a hindrance in the development of the country. Nov 7, 2014
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SC defers hearing on JandK flood relief to Nov 17

New Delhi, Nov 07 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday deferred hearing on Jammu and Kashmir flood relief to November 17. The petitioner in the case, Bhim Singh said that he filed a supplementary petition in the court and that huge loss has been incurred by the state in the wake of the disaster. He alleged that state chief minister Omar Abdullah is coming in the way of providing relief to the victims of flood. He also appealed to the court to give the responsibility of the state disaster management authority to the governor of the state from the CM in the wake of the upcoming state assembly polls. Nov 7, 2014
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Defence Expert hopes for better days for Indian Navy under Modi's govt after TRV ship sank off Vizag

New Delhi, Nov 7 (ANI): Defence Expert Praful Bakshi on Friday said that there is still hope under Narendra Modi government that good days will come for Indian Navy soon. The statement came after Navy's Torpedo Recovery Vessel (TRV) A-72 sank of the coast of Vishakhapatnam. He said that the accident may have taken place because of old parts and other unknown reasons. Bakshi also said that Navy is one of the oldest service in India and should be maintained by the government. Nov 7, 2014
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PM Modi lays foundation stone for a trade and crafts facilitation centre for weavers in Varanasi

Varanasi, Nov 7 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday laid the foundation stone for a trade and craft facilitation centre for weavers in his home constituency Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh. Modi, who is on a two-day visit to the temple town Varanasi, arrived on Friday morning, where he is likely to firm up plans for its development of the city. With an aim to develop and promote handloom products of Varanasi this Trade Facilitation Centre and Crafts Museum is being established. Reportedly, the centre will be developed at the cost of rupees 500 million. Modi on the occasion said that after agriculture, it is textiles which generates maximum employment in the country and it needs technology upgradation to compete with the world. He added that his government we has begun work in this direction. Talking about the famous Benarasi sarees, he said that the sarees do not need any branding or marketing. Nov 7, 2014
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Indian Navy on full scale search operation after ship sank off Vizag coast: Captain DK Sharma

New Delhi, Nov 07 (ANI): Indian Navy Spokesperson Captain DK Sharma on Friday said that the navy is on a full scale search operation after the Indian Navy's torpedo recovery vessel (TRV) sank off the coast of Visakhapatnam at around 8:00 pm last night. He said that one sailor lost his life and four others went missing in the incident. The vessel was on a routine mission to recover practice torpedoes fired by fleet ships when she experienced flooding in one of her compartments. He claimed that at the time of the accident, there were 28 personnel on board. Sharma said that the prima facie reason as of now is the flooding of the engine room. Nov 7, 2014
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Goa CM Manohar Parrikar to resign tomorrow, ready to be inducted into Union Cabinet

Panaji, Nov 07 (ANI): Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said that he will resign tomorrow after the BJP parliamentary party meet. Post the same, Parrikar will be all set to get inducted into the Narendra Modi cabinet on Sunday. He also said that the decision on the next Goa chief minister will be taken post his resignation at a board meeting. He also confirmed that BJP parliamentary board has given him permission to resign and the series of events will be disclosed at right time. Nov 7, 2014
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India hits out at Pak for calling Kashmiri separatists as freedom fighters

New Delhi, Nov 07 (ANI): India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and Congress hit out at Pakistan for calling Kashmiri separatists as freedom fighters. Commenting on Pakistan's remark, BJP leader Kirti Azad said it was a reflection of the frustration due to its internal problems. Echoing similar views, Congress leader Rashid Alvi said Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of the country. Defence Expert Praful Bakshi said Pakistan has been exposed internationally for supporting militancy and providing them a territory to operate and foment trouble. Nov 7, 2014
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PM Modi arrives at an excited Varanasi, to adopt a village under 'Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana'

Varanasi, Nov 07 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday reached his constituency in Uttar Pradesh, Varanasi for the first time after assuming the office in New Delhi. Preparations for his arrival were started days before as people seem exciting over the awaited visit. UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will be in the city to welcome the Prime Minister. Modi is expected to adopt a village under the 'Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana'. Jayapur village, 24 kilometres away from Varanasi, hopes to be picked and is prepping to receive the prime minister, who is scheduled to make a public address there. The villagers also held prayers ahead of Modi's visit and thanked him for choosing their village. Water tight security arrangements have been made. PM Modi will be in his constituency for a little over 24 hours. PM Modi will also lay the foundation stone of a Weavers Trade Facilitation Centre and a crafts museum aimed at uplifting the lot of weavers and craftsmen. Nov 7, 2014
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Navy torpedo recovery vessel sinks off Visakhapatnam harbour, rescue operation underway

Visakhapatnam, Nov 07 (ANI): Search and rescue operations are underway as a naval vessel sank outside the Visakhapatnam harbour. One navy personnel was killed and four went missing, while 23 personnel were rescued safely after the Torpedo Recovery Vessel (TRV) A-72 sank on Thursday. The vessel had 28 navy personnel on board. Naval ships and aircrafts including P8I, Dorniers, and Seaking 42 C with night vision capabilities have been deployed for the search and rescue operation. TRV is an auxiliary vessel which is used to recover practice torpedoes fired by fleet ships and submarines. Nov 7, 2014
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Andhra Pradesh CM confident of setting up petrochemical corridor in state

New Delhi, Nov 07 (ANI): Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu exuding confidence vowed to make his state the most favourable destination for investment by setting up a petrochemical corridor, electronic hardware manufacturing and automobile hub. Naidu said he would build his state from the scratch and create opportunities for all. Meanwhile, Petroleum & Natural gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said the discussion with Naidu was fruitful as they touched various issues that would boost economy. Naidu also attended the World Economic Summit in New Delhi and met the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Naidu said his government was confident of building the state's industrial fortunes again and added that not just IT, but also electronic hardware manufacturing, automobile, agro-processing, and pharma will be set soon. Nov 7, 2014
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Pakistan rejects India's conditions on dialogue process

Islamabad, Nov 07 (ANI): Pakistan rejected Indian Defence Minister's tough stance on dialogue, saying it does not accept conditions on composite dialogue with the arch rival. Answering a question about Arun Jaitley's statement that Pakistan had to decide whether they want to be in talks with the Indian government or the separatists, foreign ministry spokesperson Tasneem Aslam said dialogue with India is not a favour, but a necessity for peace and development in South Asia. A day earlier, Jaitley had drawn a "red line" and said Pakistan had to reconsider whether it wanted to speak to the Government of India or "to those who want to break India." Aslam said All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) leaders were not separatists, but freedom fighters who are carrying out their movement from an occupied territory. Nov 7, 2014
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India to discuss black money issue at G20 Summit

New Delhi, Nov 07 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi to raise the issue of black money besides discussing the energy, security and IMF among others at the G20 Leaders' Summit in Brisbane next week. The G20 Leaders' Summit is scheduled to kick off on November 15-16 in Brisbane, Australia. Sherpa of the prime minister for the G20 summit, Suresh Prabhu told mediapersons in New Delhi about India's agenda during the summit. Prabhu said to deal with the issue of tax evaders and black money it would be interesting to have discussion on automatic exchange of information among the countries. G20 countries have committed to present policy measures at the Brisbane summit that will lift global growth by an additional 2 percent over five years. Prabhu said there should be more transparency in the global energy mix and it should include renewable and clean energy. Prabhu also said India would raise the issue of reforming the International Monetary Fund (IMF) at Brisbane summit. Prabhu added that during the summit India would also talk on infrastructure, employment generation, changing the cost of remittances and environment and climate change. The 2014 G-20 Australia summit will be the ninth meeting of the G-20 heads of government. Nov 7, 2014
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Israel's former president meets Prime Minister Modi to boost bilateral ties

New Delhi, Nov 07 (ANI): Israel's former President Shimon Peres met India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi to boost ties and discuss bilateral, regional and multilateral issues. Nobel laureate Peres will launch a tri-lateral dialogue on food and water security involving India, Israel and Australia. Peres, who completed his seven-year tenure as president in July this year, would participate in the World Economic Forum meet in New Delhi. India has opted to buy Israel's Spike anti-tank guided missile, a defence ministry source said on November 01, rejecting a rival US offer of Javelin missiles that Washington had lobbied hard to win. Nov 7, 2014