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India, Australia sign MoU on Agriculture

New Delhi, Sep 05 (ANI): An MoU was signed on Friday between the University of Queensland, Australia and the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) to strengthen linkages in the area of Agriculture. The MoU was signed by Peter Hoj, President and Vice Chancellor of the University of Queensland (UQ) and Arvind Kaushal, Additional Secretary, Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR). Currently, University of Queensland is working in three areas of research in progress for collaboration. They are horticulture crop improvement, animal vaccines, and sorghum breeding and crop protection. Sep 5, 2014
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Disabled students demand equality from PM Modi on Teachers Day

Bhopal / Ahemdabad / Nagpur, Sep 05 (ANI): Visually impaired students in Gujarat on Teachers' Day demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should ensure equal social treatment and infrastructure so that disabled also get a chance to continue their education. The city got a talking ATM and blind friendly bank and cafeteria. Meanwhile, another student Shailesh said visually impaired students like him faced social discrimination. Students in Madhya Pradesh said they were excited to interact with the PM for the first time on Teacher's Day. A student, Neha Pandey, said she would urge the PM to solve issues like unemployment and poor sanitation in Bhopal. Teacher's Day is celebrated in on September 05 every year to mark the birth anniversary of former President Doctor Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. Sep 5, 2014
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Police destroy three Maoist camps, recover cache of arms in Odisha

Odisha, Sep 05 (ANI): Following an exchange of fire, police destroyed three camps and recovered a cache of arms and other items during clashes with Maoists in the red corridor of Odisha. The Koraput and Malkangiri police initiated a joint operation and raided the forest area near Majhiguda village where the camps were operated by a Maoist organisation. Inspector General of Police, Yashwant Jethwa, said on Friday that the raid was a success. No loss of life has been reported although it is believed that some Maoists might have sustained injuries during the encounter. Jethwa also added that the camps were used as a connecting link with Maoists of other states. The Maoists managed to escape after the gun battle. Maoists, also known as Naxals, have killed police and politicians, and targeted government buildings and railway tracks in an insurgency that has killed thousands since 1960s. Sep 5, 2014
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Cameron opens NATO summit

British PM David Cameron says NATO must 'reinvigorate and refocus ' to tackle new threats around the world. Duration: 00:47 Sep 5, 2014
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Honduras soldiers graduate from military training

At least 1,500 soldiers of the Honduran army graduate from the military training centre, Olancho, 200 kilometres from the capital Tegucigalpa, where the influence of drug trafficking is strong. Duration: 00:34 Sep 5, 2014
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Eastern Ukrainian town emerges from three-week siege

Residents of the small town of Ilovaysk near Donetsk emerge after a three-week seige, which saw some of the fiercest fighting in the conflict between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian rebels. Duration: 02:32 Sep 5, 2014
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Violence continues in Donetsk as ceasefore looms

Residents of Donetsk in eastern Ukraine are sceptical that the looming ceasefire between Ukraine and pro-Russian separatists will put an end to deadly fighting, as shelling continued through the night as talks opened in Minsk. Duration: 00:53 Sep 5, 2014
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P Chidambaram presses for freedom of media

New Delhi, March 10 (ANI): Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Monday emphasized on the freedom of media for the interest of the nation while addressing the Delhi's unit of Kerala's union of working journalists in the national capital. He also called on media to do extensive research before reporting news after mentioning the example of a newspaper that ran incorrect news about Reserve Bank of India. He quoted United States Watergate scandal case as an example of proper research and verification of facts. He also mentioned about how dangerous the profession of journalism and the restrictions faced by the journalists today. Mar 10, 2014
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WITH PARTY SYMBOL IN HAND ON POLL DAY MODI MIFFS CONGRESS

The Congress has said that it will complain to the Election Commission for holding the party symbol in his hands while addressing the media right outside the polling booth in Ranip, Ahmedabad where voting is underway. Apr 30, 2014
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PM Modi to give Teachers' Day speech, mixed reactions flow

New Delhi, Sep 05 (ANI): As Prime Minister Narendra Modi is ready to address the students on Teachers' Day, mixed reactions came up from different party leaders. BJP leaders Sambit Patra and Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi applauded the PM for this step saying that this is a pro-active step and that the Prime Minister feels that teachers form the backbone of the country. Naqvi commenting on the opposition parties criticizing this step said that it is a relief that they are only criticizing the step and not saying that this was their original idea and BJP has stolen it from them. Congress leader Manish Tewari condemning Modi's step appealed to the parents that they should challenge the circulars stating about Modi's speech to be telecasted in the school in the court and that such a step is legally incorrect. CPI leader D Raja said that although such a step is improper, for now, people should wait and see about what the PM talks to the children. Sep 5, 2014