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Australian PM Tony Abbott arrives in Delhi, to meet PM Modi & Foreign Minister

Mumbai/ New Delhi, Sep 04 (ANI): Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Thursday arrived in national capital Delhi while on his two-day visit to India. Abbott was received by Power Minister Piyush Goyal and other dignitaries at the airport. He is scheduled to meet India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj. Earlier, while attending an event at Cricket Club of India (CCI) in Mumbai, Abbott said that cricket brings people together. The event also saw the gracious presence of former Australian cricketers, Brett Lee and Adam Gilchrist, and former Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar. Meanwhile, Tendulkar said what sport teaches, cannot be learnt within the four walls of a classroom. Sep 4, 2014
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NDA Cabinet to release dearness allowance hike for all Central Govt employees

New Delhi, Sep 04 (ANI): After the central cabinet met at South Block on Thursday, Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad announced that the cabinet decided to release dearness allowance hike from 100 percent to 107 percent. The decision will benefit around 30 lakh Centre's employees and its 50 lakh pensioners including dependents. The cabinet meet also congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his successful Japan visit. Sep 4, 2014
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NATO chief questions Russia's Ukraine peace plan

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen on Thursday voiced scepticism about a surprise peace plan for the Ukrainian conflict put forward by President Vladimir Putin, saying that Russia was still "attacking" Ukraine. Duration 00:52 Sep 4, 2014
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South Asia NewsLine - Sept 04, 2014

Taking forward its expansionist policy in south asia, the Islamic State or the IS has begun its campaign in Pakistan and Afghanistan too. This comes as many Sunni extremist groups have already pledged to back the caliphate. Sep 4, 2014
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Landslide block national highway in Kashmir

Udhampur, Sep 04 (ANI): Landslide, triggered by heavy rains, in Jammu and Kashmir blocked national highway, disconnecting people from other districts. The national highway, which was reopened on Wednesday, was closed again due to landslide on the highway in Udhampur district. Jammu Srinagar National highway is the only link road between Kashmir Valley and the rest of the country. Hundreds of vehicles were stranded at various points. Meanwhile, drivers said there was no arrangement even of water for stranded people. After a period of weak monsoon showers earlier last month, many northern and northeastern provinces are now reeling under the impact of floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains. Sep 4, 2014
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New AP capital in Vijayawada region: Chandrababu Naidu

Hyderabad, Sep 04 (ANI): Andhra Pradesh chief minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday announced in the state assembly that state's new capital will be located in Vijayawada region. Naidu told the assembly that the government has decided to locate the capital at central place of the state around Vijayawada. Naidu said the decision was taken in the state cabinet meeting on September 1. Sep 4, 2014
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PCB to probe Ahmed Shehzad's religious remark to Tillakaratne Dilshan

New Delhi, Sep 04 (ANI): Pakistan Cricket Board is investigating the religious comments made by the Pakistani batsman Ahmed Shehzad to Sri Lankan player Tillakaratne Dilshan after their one-day international. While going back to their dressing room, Shehzad was caught making a religious comment over Dilshan in the camera, "if you are a non-Muslim and you turn Muslim, no matter whatever you do in your life, straight to heaven." Meanwhile, reacting over this former cricketer Kirti Azad said that such comment from a cricketer is shocking. Sep 4, 2014
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BSE closes points 54.01 down on September 4

New Delhi, Sep 04 (ANI): Trading at the Bombay Stock Exchange today closed 54.01 points down to stand at 27,085.93. At the National Stock Exchange the Nifty closed 18.65 points down to stand at 8,095.95. UPL and JandKBANK were among the top gainers of Group A with an increase of 7.47% and 6.53% along with TATA GLOBAL and CESC with an increase of 5.77% and 5.62% respectively, while the top losers of Group A include JAIPRAKASH ASSOCIATES LTD. and JPINFRATEC with a decrease of 17.38% and 11.20% along with DLF and UNITECH with a decrease of 8.25% and 6.25% at the close of the markets. The Auto sector is up 18.80 points at 17,688.88 while the banking sector is down 76.62 points at 18,353.75 and the reality sector is down 78.60 points at 1,747.43. The Indian currency is down 0.07% at Rs 60.44 per dollar. Sep 4, 2014
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Al-Qaeda declares new branch in Indian sub-continent

Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri launched a new branch of the global Islamist extremist movement on Wednesday to reinvigorate and expand its struggle in the Indian sub-continent. Duration: 00:56 Sep 4, 2014
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Artists create mirror image of historic Taj Mahal using gold

Bhopal, Sep 04 (ANI): A team of 35 craftsmen developed a model of historic Taj Mahal, using 400 kilograms of silver, 10 kilograms of gold and diamonds in Madhya Pradesh. The artists attempted world record as they created mirror image of the 17th century's marble mausoleum in Bhopal. A businessman, Syed Hanif, who conceptualised the idea of the intricate model, said that he has visited Taj Mahal several times in last 30 years and was completely awed by its magnificence. Meanwhile, an artisan, Syed Farukh, said the team was not educated and still they developed the model, which is one-hundredth the size of the original structure.The historical monument Taj Mahal was built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for his wife Mumtaz Mahal. Sep 4, 2014
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Indian intelligence agencies should take steps to counter Al Qaeda move: Security Expert

New Delhi, Sep 04 (ANI): Security Expert Alok Bansal on Thursday called for strict action by intelligence agencies in the wake of a video released by Al Qaeda. In a 55-minute video posted online, Al Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahri, also renewed a longstanding vow of loyalty to Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Omar, in an apparent snub to the Islamic State armed group challenging al Qaeda for leadership of transnational Islamist militancy. Zawahri described the formation of "Al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent" as a glad tidings for Muslims "in Burma, Bangladesh, Assam, Gujarat, Ahmedabad, and Kashmir" and said the new wing would rescue Muslims there from injustice and oppression. Sep 4, 2014
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Outgoing Governor Sheila Dikshit receives farewell by Kerala govt

Trivandrum, Sep 04 (ANI): Kerala outgoing Governor Sheila Dikshit on Thursday received farewell by the state government after her resignation was accepted by President Pranab Mukherjee earlier. The farewell ceremony was held at the Technical area of Indian Air force Station in Trivandrum. Chief Minister Ommen Chandy, Planning and Rural Development Minister KC Joseph, Speaker of state Legislative Assembly G Karthikeyan and other high officials of the state were present at the event. Dikshit also received guard of honour during the ceremony. Dikshit had tendered her resignation on 26 August, a day after she met President Pranab Mukherjee and Home Minister Rajnath Singh. Sep 4, 2014
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Haj pilgrims undergo vaccination drive in Kashmir

Srinagar, Sep 04 (ANI): The Jammu and Kashmir government organized a vaccination program along with Haj committee for aspiring pilgrims. The number of Haj pilgrims has increased in last few years and for safety of every pilgrim going to Saudi, the Saudi Kingdom had announced that without vaccination no pilgrim will be allowed to perform Haj. Executive Officer of Jammu and Kashmir Haj committee, Fayaz Ahmed Lone, said that every Haj pilgrim was expected to have a health and training card, which they have to show when they land in Saudi Arabia. He said that normally the vaccination costs a lot but during this drive it was being provided free of cost by the health department. The vaccination facility is available in all districts of Kashmir valley, including Haj house in Srinagar where doctors and authorities of Haj committee have opened special counters. Sep 4, 2014
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Amit Shah will meet Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray today: Vinod Tawde

Mumbai, Sep 04 (ANI): After receiving BJP President Amit Shah at his residence for a party core committee meet, senior party leader Vinod Tawde on Thursday announced that Shah will meet Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray today. There had been speculations since yesterday that Shah is unlikely to meet Thackeray. Tawde said that the BJP president will meet the Shiv Sena chief and later visit the Ganesha Pandals. Sep 4, 2014
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Politicos question appointment of P Sathasivam as governor of Kerala

Erode /Lucknow/New Delhi, Sep 04 (ANI): Politicians, on Thursday questioned central government's move to appoint former Chief Justice of India (CJI) P Sathasivam as governor of Kerala, which has sparked controversy in political and legal fraternity of the country. Sathasivam was appointed as new governor of Kerala after Sheila Dikshit resigned last week. He has served as chief justice of India for eight months between August and April this year. NCP leader Tariq Anwar said this move of the government will only fade people’s faith in law and judiciary. Sep 4, 2014