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PM Modi flags off Kathmandu-Delhi bus service in Nepal, Gadkari in Delhi

Kathmandu/ New Delhi, Nov 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on SAARC Summit visit to Nepal, flagged off bus service between New Delhi and Kathmandu in Nepal's capital Kathmandu on Tuesday. Modi, accompanied by Nepalese Prime Minister Sushil Koirala, also took a round inside the decorated bus and interacted with the passengers. Meanwhile, Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari also flagged off the DTC Delhi-Kathmandu bus service at Ambedkar stadium bus terminal in New Delhi and congratulated the people on its inauguration. The Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) will run a luxury Volvo bus on the Delhi-Kathmandu bus route and the bus will complete its journey via Agra, Lucknow and Gorakhpur in 30 hours. Meanwhile, enhancing the defence ties between India and Nepal, PM Modi also handed over a 14-seater ALH Dhruv Mark 3 chopper to Nepal Army earlier in the day. The Indian Army and the Nepal Army have been enjoying very friendly relations for long. Nov 25, 2014
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Japan helps to accelerate economic activity in ASEAN

Myanmar/ Malaysia, Nov 25 (ANI): Myanmar has become a new investment destination. The rapid economic growth and rise in per capita income in the country has generated a demand for payments through credit cards. In order to construct a cashless electronic retail payment environment, Myanmar Payment Union (MPU) was established by the Central Bank of Myanmar with 17 local banks to promote the acceptance and issuance of payment cards in the country. MPU started the first ATM card payment system interconnecting through the local banks, with issuing the MPU Debit card in 2012. JCB, a major global payment brand based in Japan, has partnered with MPU and promotes the development of payment infrastructure at a rapid pace. However, the challenges still remain in social infrastructures such as stable electricity and tele-communication. Nov 25, 2014
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Police tighten security after threats to India-Pakistan bus service

Amritsar, Nov 25 (ANI): Police in Punjab on Tuesday (November 25) heightened the security of bus plying between Amritsar and Lahore after receiving threats of militant attack on the bus. In the wake of an explosion on the Pakistan side of the border, which had killed at least 57 people and injured around 70 on November 02, the Indian security forces have been deployed at the International Bus Terminal-Amritsar for 24 hours vigilance. However, an Indian bus driver of the Amritsar-Lahore bus said the threats do not scare them. During a popular flag-lowering ceremony between the two countries on November 02, a bomber tried to get as close as possible to the border in a possible attempt to cause casualties on the Indian side as well. The suicide bombing took place in a car park on the Pakistani side at least 500 meters from the border with India. No Indian troops were hurt in the attack. Nov 25, 2014
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World record broken as 1762 elves gather in Bangkok

A new world record was set in Bangkok for the largest number of Christmas elves gathered in one place. 1,762 mainly school children donned red and green shirts, over-sized ears and striped hats to beat the previous record of 1,110. Duration: 00:32 Nov 25, 2014
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Obama urges peace, 'restraint' in Ferguson

President Barack Obama urges calm as violent protests break out on the streets of Ferguson after a grand jury decided a white policeman will not face charges for killing a black teen. Duration: 00:48 Nov 25, 2014
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PM Modi arrives in Nepal to attend SAARC Summit

Kathmandu, Nov 25 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Kathmandu, Nepal on Tuesday to attend the 18th SAARC Summit. Modi was accorded a ceremonial guard of honour at the airport. It would be Modi's second meeting with nearly all the SAARC leaders, except for Afghanistan which has a new president Ashraf Ghani. A likely meeting between Modi and Nawaz Sharif on the sidelines of the summit has lent added interest to the meeting of the eight-member bloc. Nov 25, 2014
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Residents of Nepal enthusiastic about Indian PM Narendra Modi's visit to the country

Kathmandu, Nov 25 (ANI): Residents of Nepal are enthusiastic about Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the country for 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit as Modi is scheduled to arrive in capital Kathmandu later in the day on Tuesday. Leaders from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, the Maldives, Sri Lanka, Nepal, India and Pakistan meet in Kathmandu for two days for the plenary session from November 26 for the SAARC summit. The last minute preparations for the summit are in full swing in Nepal as the authorities have heightened the security for the two-day event where leaders from eight nations will meet and discuss the core issues of importance. Meanwhile, the youth of Nepal is also hoping for stronger ties between the two nations and is busy with cultural activities for the grand welcome. Nov 25, 2014
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Modi wave invigorates stock market in Gujarat

Rajkot, Nov 25 (ANI): Riding on the Modi wave, the share market in Gujarat is on a newfound high as Gujaratis trade in new Initial Public Offering (IPOs) and invest more and more in stock markets. Modi's victory unleashed a rush of money from foreign portfolios betting the reformist prime minister would drive a quick recovery. The retail investors in Gujarat have gained confidence once again and are back in business. CEO of SKSE Securities Limited, Ashok Koyani, said that in the coming years Modi's government will provide the much needed impetus for the stock market. The economy is showing some signs of revival and inflation has plummeted, aided largely by a drop in global oil prices. Nov 25, 2014
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Pained by the behaviour of Congress: Venkaiah Naidu on black money

New Delhi, Nov 25 (ANI): Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu said on Tuesday that he does not need to give an account of what the government is doing in regard with the black money issue because the entire nation is watching it. Naidu added that he is deeply pained by the behaviour of Congress party in Parliament because they have been the main culprits in accumulating black money abroad and now they are raising issues on the floor of the house saying that the government has not been able to fulfill its 100 days’ promise. He further requested the opposition parties to work in coordination with the government and help in running the Parliamentary sessions peacefully. Nov 25, 2014
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Suresh Prabhu and Ch. Birender Singh files nomination papers for RS seats

Chandigarh, Nov 25 (ANI): Union Ministers Suresh Prabhu and Ch. Birender Singh filed their nomination papers from Haryana on Tuesday. The two ministers were nominated by BJP for by-elections to two Rajya Sabha seats in Haryana. Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and other BJP MLAs were present when the two filed their nominations before Returning Officer Sumit Kumar, who is also the Secretary of Haryana Assembly. Prabhu said that the two will work for the state along with working at the centre and will take Haryana to new heights. However, Singh said that he is used to the works of a Rajya Sabha MP from his past experience. The Election Commission had earlier notified the by-election to the Council of States from Haryana. As per the schedule, the last date for filing nominations is November 25. Nov 25, 2014