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Bill Gates meets PM Modi and Venkaiah Naidu

New Delhi, Sep 19 (ANI): Microsoft Co-Founder Bill Gates along with his wife Melinda Gates met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday at his office in New Delhi to discuss the sanitation projects that his foundation has undertaken in India. He also met Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu. Earlier in the day, Gates met Transport Minister Nitin Gadakari at his residence.The key areas of their discussion were rural development and sanitation. Gadkari had thanked Gates for his contribution and said that the poor people will definitely benefit from their foundation. Earlier, Gates praised India for the pioneering work in polio eradication and said the country's plan to achieve its target of reducing the newborn mortality rate to single digit before 2030 was possible. Sep 19, 2014
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Casino resort Atlantic City falls on hard times

Four major casinos have closed already this year in Atlantic City. The resort used to have a monopoly on gambling on the US East Coast, but in recent years it’s faced competition from neighboring states. Duration: 02:31 Sep 19, 2014
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Rockets rain down on rebel-held Ukraine villages

Rebel-held villages on the frontline of the war between pro-Russian separatists and government forces in eastern Ukraine face a barrage of shelling despite the ceasefire, as desperate locals say they have nowhere else to go. Duration: 02:22 Sep 19, 2014
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Politicos react as seat sharing dispute between BJP-Shiv Sena continues

Lucknow/Mumbai/Nagpur/New Delhi, Sep 19 (ANI): Politicos reacted on Friday as BJP and Shiv Sena continue their dispute over seat sharing in the upcoming Maharashtra assembly elections. Congress leader Anees Ahmed and NCP leader Nawab Malik said that both the parties wish to make their candidate the Chief Minister of Maharashtra and hence they are fighting over seat-distribution. SP leader Naresh Agarwal said that both the parties are definitely going to fight the upcoming Maharashtra assembly elections in the alliance, as they are not capable of contesting alone. Meanwhile, BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that talks are going on between the two parties and definitely it will have some positive outcome. Sep 19, 2014
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Tibetans stage protest against Chinese President Xi Jinping outside Hotel Taj Palace in Delhi

New Delhi, Sep 19 (ANI): Scores of Tibetans staged a protest Friday morning outside Hotel Taj Palace where Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife are staying. Protesters carrying placards that read "Freedom is my birth right", "Freedom of Tibet, Security of India" raised anti-China slogans. They shouted slogans like "We want freedom" as police tried to cordon them off from the area. Some Tibetans also tried to enter the premises of the hotel, but police managed to prevent them from doing so. Security has been tightened around the hotel. Sep 19, 2014
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Mixed reactions flowed over Ajit Singh's demand for CCS memorial

New Delhi/ Mumbai/ Lucknow, Sep 19 (ANI): Mixed reactions flowed on Friday over Ajit Singh's demand for his house to be transformed into a memorial of Chaudhary Charan Singh. NCP leader Nawab Malik said that demanding for a memorial of a great leader as Chaudhary Charan Singh is not wrong as he did a lot for farmers in the country and future generations should be aware of it. SP leader Naresh Agarwal said that Ajit Singh has used wrong and violent means for getting his demand fulfilled. Meanwhile, CPI leader Atul Anjan slammed Ajit Singh for doing politics over the memorial issue and creating disturbance in the lives of innocent people. He added that Singh should settle the issue with BJP. Sep 19, 2014
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We want our CM to sit in the Maharashtra Assembly: Shiv Sena

Mumbai, Sep 19 (ANI): Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said on Friday that BJP and Shiv Sena has been in alliance since 25 years and it's not easy to separate. Commenting on the seat sharing dispute he said that Shiv Sena wants to make Maharashtra Congress free in the upcoming assembly elections and hence want Shiv Sena Chief Minister to sit in the assembly after the polls. He further said that Uddhav Thackeray has been given the authority to take the final decision on the alliance Sep 19, 2014
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BJP flags off batch of doctors for Jammu and Kashmir

New Delhi, Sep 19 (ANI): BJP on Friday flagged off a batch of doctors for rescue work in flood hit Jammu and Kashmir. BJP's Delhi unit President Satish Upadhyay said that the party is sending a batch of doctors along with vehicles full of medicines donated by various organizations in order to help speed up rescue work in flood hit areas of Jammu and Kashmir. Upadhyay also said that the batch of doctors will be replaced by another batch after 10 days and the practice will continue. Sep 19, 2014
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Ajit Singh meets injured protesters in hospital, asks govt to push up CC Singh memorial issue

New Delhi/ Ghaziabad, Sep 19 (ANI): RLD Chief Ajit Singh on Friday reached the hospital in Ghaziabad where his supporters who got injured during a protest yesterday are admitted. Singh visited to meet the injured supporters of the party. Earlier on Thursday, about 200 Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) and Bharatiya Kishan Union workers blocked traffic on National Highway-58 and tried to disrupt the water supply from Muradnagar to Sonia Vihar in Delhi. Singh said that it should be seen that the issue is pushed forward by the government. Meanwhile, Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said that any government building cannot be turned into memorial as per the Supreme Court's order. He also said that Congress should have addressed the issue during their tenure. Reacting on the same, Singh said that Naidu should look at other such instances. Sep 19, 2014
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Awami Jubo League of Bangladesh protest after SC spared Delwar Hossain Sayeedi of capital punishment

Dhaka, Sep 19 (ANI): The youth wing of Bangladesh's ruling Awami League, the Awami Jubo League protested against Supreme Court's verdict to commute death sentence of a top Islamist leader Delwar Hossain Sayeedi to life imprisonment and also against the strike called by the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami in Dhaka. The court on Wednesday commuted Sayedee's death sentence to life imprisonment. The Islamic leader is convicted of war crimes during the country's war of liberation in 1971. The decision against Sayedee, a leader of Jamaat-e-Islami, prompted strike calls by his party, and provoked scattered violence in Dhaka, and the northern district of Rajshahi. Sayedee, had appealed against the decision by a war crimes tribunal over crimes of arson, looting, murder and rape, and the apex court on Wednesday ordered that he spend the rest of his life in prison. Sep 19, 2014
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Chinese President Xi Jinping to meet Sonia Gandhi a day after attending state banquet by President

New Delhi, Sep 19 (ANI): A day after Chinese President Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed to solve the border issues between the two countries, Jinping is expected to meet Congress delegation led by Sonia Gandhi including former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday. Earlier on Thursday, Jinping attended the state banquet hosted by President Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi as the Chinese leader's India visit nears end. The event was also attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, top leadership of the country and the Chinese and Indian delegations. Xi Jinping, accompanied by his wife, arrived in India for a three-day visit aimed at creating greater cooperation between the two countries. Sep 19, 2014
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Hundreds of evacuees from flood ravaged J and K board Indian Army vehicle to leave the place

Srinagar, Sep 19 (ANI): Hundreds of evacuees boarded Indian army vehicles to leave flooded region of Jammu and Kashmir. More than 75,000 people were still in partly submerged homes in Srinagar, where roads have been transformed into stagnant canals strewn with wreckage, trash and dead animals. The Indian army has deployed about 30,000 troops for rescue and relief operations and soldiers distributed 2,24,000 litres of water and food to survivors. A senior official of India's paramilitary Border Security Force (BSF), PV Sandhu, said they would urge the government to provide transportation facilities to the flood victims. The authorities also dug a tunnel to dewater the parts of the city and let water flow back into the Jhelum River or out of the city. Sep 19, 2014