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Union ministers elated after taking oath, says will work with full responsibility

New Delhi, Nov 09 (ANI): Union ministers after taking oath on Sunday at Rashtrapati Bhawan felt elated on the same and said that they will work with full responsibility on whatever task ensued to them. Ram Kripal Yadav, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Bandaru Dattatreya and Dr. Mahesh Sharma were sworn in as minister of state (independent charge) in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other NDA ministers. Ministers said that the portfolio is not given to them right now but will work to come up to the expectations of Modi and the nation. Nov 9, 2014
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PM Modi pays respect to 'Perfectionist Eknath Ranade' on his birth centenary

New Delhi, Nov 09 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday attended RSS leader Eknath Ranade's Birth Centenary celebrations at Vigyan Bhawan as chief guest. Praising Ranade, Modi said that he was a perfectionist and looked for the same in everything he did. He said it was an honour for him to get a chance to pay tribute to a great leader who has always been a source of inspiration. He further said that the RSS leader believed in 'One Life One Mission' and he lived on that principle and that he always believed in integrating things and people. The event is being celebrated to honour the contributions of Eknath Ranade towards resurrecting India's rich legacy. Nov 9, 2014
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PM Modi expands Union Cabinet, inducts 22 new ministers

New Delhi, Nov 09 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday finally expanded his Council of Ministers and reshuffled his Cabinet for the first time after taking over as the Prime Minister of India in May. The new ministers took the oath of office at Rashtrapati Bhavan in the presence of the NDA ministers and the prime minister himself. President Pranab Mukherjee administered oath to the ministers as their names were being announced at the grand function. The first to take oath was Manohar Parrikar who is tipped to get the defence portfolio. Following him were Suresh Prabhu, JP Nadda and Ch Birender Singh who took oath as Cabinet Ministers. Bandaru Dattatreya, Rajiv Pratap Rudy and Dr. Mahesh Sharma sworn-in as Minister of State, Independent charge. Nov 9, 2014
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Naval accidents a matter of concern, can't afford to waste lives: Manohar Parrikar

New Delhi, Nov 09 (ANI): BJP leader and Former Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Sunday that he will work in any portfolio given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. On being asked about the increasing naval accidents, Parrikar said that such accidents are a matter of concern as the Defence cannot afford to waste any more lives of the officers due to accidents. Nov 9, 2014
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Having mixed feelings, says Manohar Parrikar's brother over his appraisal to union cabinet

New Delhi, Nov 09 (ANI): Manohar Parrikar's Brother Avdhut Parrikar on Sunday while commenting on Manohar Parrikar's appraisal to the union cabinet said that he is having mixed feelings. He added that his brother will be deprived of doing the work he was expected to do for the people of Goa. He further said he is confident that Manohar Parrikar will perform well as the country's defence minister. Nov 9, 2014
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Great opportunity to work with PM Modi as his Cabinet member: Rajiv Pratap Rudy

New Delhi, Nov 09 (ANI): BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy said on Sunday that he is highly privileged to be a part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet and work with him as a team member. Rudy said that it is the prerogative of the Prime Minister as to which portfolio he is given and added that he will work with complete dedication. Prime Minister Modi's Cabinet has been reshuffled and expanded and all new ministers are expected to take oath by evening today. Nov 9, 2014
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Hansraj Ahir on Union Cabinet expansion

New Delhi, Nov 09 (ANI): BJP leader Hansraj Ahir said on Sunday talked about his role in the Union Cabinet expansion which is going to take place by afternoon. Ahir said that he is happy to be a part of the Cabinet Ministers and will carry out his duties responsibly. He added that it is a matter of pride that Prime Minister Narendra Modi chose two leaders from Vidarbha and assured that he will work hard for the region. Nov 9, 2014
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We saw an election, where dominant issue was Governance issue: Arun Jaitley

New Delhi, Nov 09 (ANI): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley while speaking at the India Global Forum on Sunday said that in the recent assembly elections the dominant issues were the governance issues that were prevalent within the country. He added that all the parties which relied on charisma of families had to face defeat in the elections. He further said that the demolition of the myth that only families can produce charisma was necessary. Nov 9, 2014
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Harsh Vardhan motivates Delhi to 'walk for health'

New Delhi, Nov 09 (ANI): Union Health Minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan, motivated Delhi to 'walk for health' as he flagged off the third edition of walkathon on Sunday (November 09) in the national capital. The event began early in the morning from the India Gate in New Delhi. The health minister said walking regularly helps to restore life balance, makes people calmer, happier and more positive towards life. The youth today are more under pressure and stress and need to focus on a healthy lifestyle, simple walking can pave the way for one, he said. A number of celebrities, corporate brands and TV networks participated in the event to add to the buzz and energy. CEO of Max Bupa, Manasije Mishra said that this initiative aims to encourage people to have a healthy lifestyle by integrating walking in their daily schedule. Max Bupa Health Insurance Company has organised this health event called 'Max Bupa Walk for Health' in association with news channel 'Times Now'. It is an initiative which urges people to walk towards healthier life with their families. Nov 9, 2014
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Will work in whichever field PM gives: Manohar Parrikar

New Delhi, Nov 09 (ANI): BJP leader and former Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is also expected to hold the office of Defence Minister, said on Sunday that he is capable of working under any portfolio which Prime Minister Narendra Modi thinks he can hold well. Parrikar also said that he will be taking oath as a Cabinet Minister today. Nov 9, 2014
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Best relations with neighbours priority of defence: Arun Jaitley

New Delhi, Nov 09 (ANI): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley while speaking at the India Global Forum on Sunday said that the first priority of the defence ministry is to maintain best relations with the neighbours. He added that India needs peace across borders and hence meaningful dialogue with the neighbouring is essential. He further stated that violations of ceasefire agreement, however, hamper the environment for meaningful dialogues. Nov 9, 2014
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NDA regime delayed decision over cabinet expansion: PC Chacko

New Delhi, Nov 09 (ANI): Congress leader PC Chacko on Sunday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's move to expand his Union Council of Ministers is a delayed decision and the NDA regime should have taken this much earlier. He added that the decision of cabinet expansion clearly indicates that the ruling government has just started to work. According to the reports, as many as 20 new faces are expected to be inducted into the Union Council of Ministers on Sunday. Nov 9, 2014
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Hong Kong farmers protest over tycoon land grab

People from Hong Kong's rural areas have joined the ongoing pro-democracy protests to voice their anger at income inequality and the march of urban development. Duration: 02:35 Nov 9, 2014
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Tamil rights groups urge govt to take up fishermen issue with Sri Lanka

Chennai, Nov 09 (ANI): Tamil Rights groups screened a documentary in Chennai showcasing the plight of their fishermen and urged Central government to raise the issue with the Sri Lankan government. Five Indian fishermen were arrested by the Sri Lankan Navy in 2011 on charges of smuggling drugs and on October 30, the Colombo High Court held them guilty. Talking to mediapersons in Chennai, the founder of ‘the May 17 Movement’, a group demanding an independent state for Tamils living in India and Sri Lanka, Thirumurugan Gandhi, said the Indian government needs to take up the investigation very seriously. Gandhi alleged that despite Sri Lankan defence personnel visiting India time and again, the government has not bothered to take up the issue with them. Nov 9, 2014
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Two security personnel hurt in militant attack in Kashmir

Qazigund, Nov 09 (ANI): At least two personnel of paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) were injured in a militant attack in Qazigund town of Kashmir’s Kulgam district, said police. The militants escaped taking advantage of darkness, added police. They also said search operations had been launched in the area to nab the assailants. The injured troopers were shifted to a nearby medical facility. The militants also opened fire at the bus in which the CRPF personnel were traveling. India has been bolstering its defences along the de facto border with Pakistan, fearing militant groups fighting the US-led coalition in Afghanistan will turn their energies to Kashmir, where it is trying to end a 25-year insurgency. Nov 9, 2014