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President receives warm welcome on arrival in Vietnam

Vietnam, Sep 15 (ANI): President of India, Pranab Mukherjee, received a warm welcome on arrival at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi, capital of Vietnam, on a four-day visit to strengthen bilateral ties. The visit will mark the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the two countries. Mukherjee was also given the ceremonial guard of honour. He is scheduled to hold talks with the Vietnam Prime Minister, Nguyen Tan Dung and his counterpart, Truong Tan Sang, on issues of international, regional and bilateral importance. Mukherjee, during the visit, will also gift a sapling of the holy 'Bodhi Tree' to the country to symbolise the strong and growing partnership between India and Vietnam. Sep 15, 2014
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Swedish PM Fredrik Reinfeldt to resign after losing to Left opposition

Sweden, Sep 15 (ANI): Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt concedes his defeat after opposition center-left alliance, led by the Social Democratic Party, beat the incumbent center-right government in the 2014 parliamentary election. Reinfeldt is to resign on Monday after the defeat. He also told supporters in Stockholm late yesterday that he will also step down as leader of the conservative Moderate Party next year. According to Swedish Parliament website, the final election results are expected to come out on September 20 and the newly elected parliament will convene on September 29. Sep 15, 2014
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Congress- BJP reacts as Manmohan Singh says 'I did my duty' over 2G scam allegations

New Delhi, Sep 15 (ANI): Congress and BJP react as Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that he did his duty during his tenure. Singh said this while replying to Former CAG Vinod Rai's allegations on his role in the 2G allocation scam. Congress leader Sandeep Dixit supported Singh and said that he definitely did his duty what was required of him. Meanwhile, BJP leader Sambit Patra questioned Singh on the same and asked whose orders was he obeying. Sep 15, 2014
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Ananth Kumar calls for introduction to lifestyle diseases in school curriculum

Bhopal, Sep 15 (ANI): Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilisers, Ananth Kumar, asked the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, to become the first state in the country to introduce a chapter on lifestyle diseases in school curriculum to combat cardiovascular diseases and obesity. The minister, while addressing a gathering at a workshop on echocardiography, emphasised on the need to create awareness about lifestyle diseases among school students. Chouhan, who was also present at the workshop, said they would like to go ahead with the proposal. Kumar said a pharmaceutical park will also come up in Madhya Pradesh. Sep 15, 2014
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BJP offers equal number of seats to Shiv Sena for polls in Maharashtra

Pune, Sep 15 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) offered equal number of seats to its key ally, Shiv Sena, for state polls in Maharashtra after nearly concluding seat-sharing talks with four smaller parties. Maharashtra goes to polls on October 15. The BJP and its ally are expected to get majority in 288-member house after 15 years of rule by Congress and its ally. However, the Shiv Sena that had contested large number of seats than BJP in the past is not comfortable with the proposal. BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy said they are offering equal number of seats to Shiv Sena and are waiting for the response. Sep 15, 2014
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Sikh committee prepares food packets for flood-hit Kashmir

Poonch/ Amritsar, Sep 15 (ANI): The Sikh organisation, Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), prepared food packets for the people of flood ravaged Jammu and Kashmir as thousands of families starve. Members of SGPC, the apex religious body of Sikhs, in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir made deep-fried breads and cooking vegetables for the food packets which will be airlifted to Srinagar on Monday. Meanwhile, Deputy Director of Amritsar Airport, Sunil Dutt said 400 tonnes of rice has been sent to Srinagar through the aircrafts of Air Force and they have also initiated a helpline number. Sep 15, 2014
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Automatic weather observing system inaugurated in flooded Kashmir

New Delhi, Sep 15 (ANI): Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office (PMO) Jitendra Singh inaugurated an automatic weather observing system, which will help forecasting much more accurately and before time than old observation tools, in the flooded Jammu and Kashmir state. Talking about the system, LS Rathore, Director General of Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said this new system in Katra, will help visitors know about the weather condition beforehand. A special weather forecast is issued by IMD for Amarnath temple pilgrims during the pilgrimage period and same is made available on the IMD website. This has saved the pilgrims from the vagaries of weather en-route to the temple. Sep 15, 2014
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Harsh Vardhan visits flood-hit Kashmir, Omar Abdullah assures relief to people

Srinagar, Sep 15 (ANI): Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan visited a relief camp and a hospital to meet flood victims and take stock of the situation in Srinagar. Vardhan said the government has taken a number of steps to prevent water-borne diseases as water recedes from the residential areas. Meanwhile, Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Omar Abdullah, assured to provide relief and to rescue people stranded in the floods in the valley. Abdullah said paramilitary and defence forces are pressed into service to rescue people stranded on rooftops and to reach them with relief materials including food packets. Meanwhile, Director General (DG) of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), OP Singh, said 23 teams of NDRF have been deployed with boats to carry out rescue operations in flood-hit areas. Sep 15, 2014
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Unemployed youth avail benefits of skill development training in Manipur

Imphal, Sep 15 (ANI): Some 30 unemployed youth are currently undergoing training and designing at the Apparel Training and Designing Centre at Porampat in Imphal East. Launched recently by Chief Minister Okram Ibobi, the centre has latest machinery to provide training in garment making. Ministry of Textiles runs ATDC centres across the country whose popularity has reached manifold in the northeast. As of now some 300 youth have taken advantage of these centres in Manipur after the launch in 2013. Apart from basic 2-month course, the Centre provides advanced courses, which includes pattern making and embroidery. The training not only helps unemployed people improve their socio-economic standards but also boosts their self-esteem and confidence. Over the years, the government has been emphasizing on empowering the youth through various schemes and projects. Sep 15, 2014
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Bangladesh to sensitize people about dangers of militancy

Dhaka, Sep 14 (ANI): Bangladeshi experts in Dhaka held a seminar to create awareness about the dangers of militancy in wake of recent threats from al-Qaeda signalling the formation of a militant group in the Indian subcontinent. The seminar “Jamaat’s involvement in militancy and militancy in the name of religion: Where does it end?” was organised by Ekattorer Ghatak Dalal Nirmul Committee, an anti-war criminal platform in Dhaka city. The intelligence experts who attended the seminar said Islamic organisation Jamaat-e-Islami, working in several countries like Pakistan, India, Afghanistan and Bangladesh must be banned. Sep 14, 2014
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Feud within Amethis Sanjay Singhs family turns violent killing 1 constable

Amethi, Sep 14 (ANI): A family dispute turned violent in Amethi lead to death of a policeman and left many injured on Sunday. Clash between Congress MP and royal Sanjay Singh’s supporters and his son Anant Vikram Singh’s supporters occurred when Singh’s son and first wife were not allowed to enter the ancestral property Bhupati Bhawan. The mob turned violent and Police resorted to lathi charge to contain the situation wherein one police constable was injured and he later succumbed to his injuries. Sep 14, 2014
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Jitan Ram Manjhi talks to Rajnath Singh over attack on Bihar students in Manipur

Patna/ Imphal, Sep 14 (ANI): Chief Minister of Bihar, Jitan Ram Manjhi said on Sunday that he has spoken to Home Minister Rajnath Singh over the attack on students studying in northeastern state of Manipur. Reportedly, some students of Manipur attacked students of Bihar studying in National Institute of Technology (NIT) in the northeast over some dispute. Manjhi said he has requested Singh to ensure the safety of the students Bihar. In the aftermath of the fight, the Education Department of Manipur has issued an order asking authorities at NIT Manipur to take immediate necessary action to prevent recurrence of further unwanted fights among its students. Meanwhile, students' wing of Joint Committee on Inner Line Permit System (JCILPS) had imposed an indefinite curfew on non-locals in pursuance of its demands for implementation of Inner Line Permit System in Manipur. Sep 14, 2014
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President emphasizes on use of Hindi language while speaking at Hindi Divas Event

New Delhi, Sep 14 (ANI): Speaking at the ‘Hindi Divas Event’, President Pranab Mukherjee emphasized on the importance of Hindi as a national language and appealed for popularization of the language. He further said that efforts must be made that Hindi is used for official transactions. He said that he was pleased to know that Official Language Department will soon come out with Hindi websites of all central ministries and departments. Sep 14, 2014
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Maoists burn five heavy vehicles in Jharkhand

Khunti, Sep 14 (ANI): A Maoist organisation, Peoples Liberation Front of India (PLFI), torched five heavy vehicles and one car in Khunti district of Jharkhand. PLFI called for a shutdown in Jharkhand resulting in total collapse of the transportation system in Latehar district on Sunday (September 14). PLFI had announced a 48- hour strike starting from Saturday-Sunday midnight. Six vehicles torched on Sunday included five road construction machines and a car of the construction company engaged in construction work in the Khunti district. A local, Satish Kumar said that he was frightened when the Maoists banged the door at night and forcefully opened the door. Sep 14, 2014
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Tibetan Former PM-in-Exile felicitates Guinness record holder calligraphy artist in Dharamsala

Dharamshala, Sep 14 (ANI): Tibetan Former PM-in-Exile Samdong Rinpoche felicitated Guinness record holder calligraphy artist Jamyang Dorjee at an exhibition in Himachal Pradesh’s Dharamsala. Dharmashala is hosting the first ever Ancient Art of Tibetan Calligraphy Exhibition at Mcleodganj TCV day school. Rinpoche inaugurated the two-day ancient art exhibition and appreciated this initiative that has brought Tibetan Calligraphy in limelight. Various pictures of calligraphy artist Jamyang Dorjee are being displayed at this exhibition for the visitors. Dorjee holds the Guinness World Record for the longest calligraphy scroll of 165 meters, in 2001. Sep 14, 2014