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Kalki Koechlin at Dessange Paris 1st Anniversary Bash

Mumbai, Sept 29 (ANI): Bollywood beauty Kalki Koechlin was spotted at leading beauty salon chain Dessange Paris 1st Anniversary Bash in Mumbai. Dressed in a shimmery black dress by Gaviin Miguel, Koechlin looked as stunning as ever. The actress will next be seen in Happy Endings which is slated for a 22nd November release. Sep 29, 2014
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Sonakshi Sinha turns showstopper for Tarun Tahiliani

Mumbai, Sept 29 (ANI): Bollywood diva Sonakshi Sinha turned showstopper for designer Tarun Tahiliani at the Sahachari Foundation event in India's showbiz hub Mumbai recently. Clad in a stunning multi-colored sequinned floral lehenga, Sonakshi looked elegant. Well....you actually stole the entire show Sonakshi!!! Sep 29, 2014
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Ashraf Ghani sworn in as Afghan president

New Delhi, Sep 29 (ANI): Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai was sworn in on Monday as Afghanistan's new president, replacing Hamid Karzai in the country's first democratic transfer of power since the 2001 US-led invasion toppled the Taliban. Ghani succeeds Hamid Karzai after a three-month standoff over disputed election results that fuelled tensions with local leaders and worsened Afghanistan's dire economic outlook. Both Ghani and his poll rival Abdullah Abdullah claimed to have won the fraud-tainted June 14 election, plunging Afghanistan into a crisis that threatened to trigger nationwide unrest. But, under heavy pressure from the US and UN, the two candidates eventually agreed to form a national unity government, and Ghani was declared president after an audit of nearly eight million ballot papers. Sep 29, 2014
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Rescue operations underway as death toll increases in Japan volcano

Japan, Sep 29 (ANI): According to Japanese media, rescuers have found at least five additional people in "cardiopulmonary arrest" at the summit of the Japanese volcano that erupted two days ago. At least 36 people are feared to have died after a Japanese volcano erupted without warning at the weekend, raining ash and stones on hikers. Rescuers at the peak of Mount Ontake found what may be five new victims of the Saturday eruption, which took place as the popular hiking site was packed with climbers, including children, admiring autumn foliage. Four people have been confirmed dead so far in Japan's first fatal volcanic eruption since 1991, and at least 60 have been injured. More than 500 searchers had been combing the summit. Helicopters lifted laden stretchers one by one from the mountain's summit even as the smell of sulphur strengthened at the peak, fanning fears of toxic fumes. Sep 29, 2014
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Reactions flow in after Bihar CM alleges bias against Dalit Community

New Delhi, Sep 29 (ANI): Reactions poured in from political leaders on Monday after Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi sparked controversy by stating that the temple premises and the god's idol in Madhubani district were cleansed after he visited the temple. BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that it is funny that the head of the state is complaining to his subjects. CPI leader Atul Anjan slamming Manjhi for his comment said that he should stop playing caste-politics as this would not benefit Bihar. However, Minister of Consumer Affairs Ram Vilas Paswan and RJD leader Manojh Jha said that it is shameful that even the Chief Minister has to face caste-based discriminations within his state. Sep 29, 2014
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In line with other ministers, Ram Vilas Paswan picks up broom for PM s Clean India Mission

New Delhi, Sep 29 (ANI): Food and Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Monday picked up broom participating in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Clean India Mission'. Paswan cleaned the area in front of his office in Delhi. He said that he will participate in the mission on October 02 and expressed confidence to present Mahatma Gandhi a clean India by 2019. Paswan also said that this initiative by ministers and the prime minister himself will encourage people to participate in the movement for a clean nation. He also talked about Margaret Thatcher's reference wherein she said that 'Delhi was dirtiest she had witnessed' and said that such statements need to be proved false. Sep 29, 2014
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Rajnath Singh and Kiren Rijiju applauds NDMA on its 10th foundation day

New Delhi, Sep 29 (ANI): As National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) observed its 10th foundation day on Monday, Home Minister Rajnath Singh and MoS for home affairs Kiren Rijiju applauded the force for its work. Singh said that the ministry has decided to restructure the NDMA to make it more effective. Rijiju said that the work done by the NDMA is admirable and the forces have worked immensely in combating natural disasters. He also said that the international agencies are also looking forward to India for its wide role in disaster management activities. Sep 29, 2014
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PM Modi wins hearts of Hindu activists at Madison Square Garden in New York

New York, Sep 29 (ANI): The interfaith leaders and activists in New York lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s motivating speech at Madison Square Garden before a chest-swelling bipartisan strength of overseas Indians. Modi made a strong pitch emphasizing his inclusive approach and agenda of cleanliness. Chief of Divine Shakti Foundation Trust, Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, said that Modi has shown the true Indian spirit at Madison Square, portraying himself as a global leader in the real sense with his inclusive approach. Terming Madison Square as Modi-sun square, activist and founder of Divine Shakti Foundation and spiritual guru (preacher), Swami Chidanand Saraswati raved Modi’s speech. Hailing the mutual love-fest at Madison Square, social worker and religious preacher Sadhvi Rithambara termed the India PM as a wonderful representative of the world’s largest democracy. Sep 29, 2014
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Hyderabad police academy donates a day's salary for J and K flood victims

New Delhi, Sep 29 (ANI): Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said that Director General of SVP National Police Academy in Hyderabad, Aruna M Bahuguna met him to donate funds for relief work in Jammu and Kashmir. Singh said that director general and the IPS officers of the academy have given their one day's salary for victims of the flood ravaged J and K. he further congratulated the academy for the noble task done. Sep 29, 2014
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Temple was washed after my visit: Bihar CM Jeetan Manjhi

Patna, Sept 29 (ANI): Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi kicked up yet another controversy with his remarks that the idol in a temple's premises in Madhubani district was cleansed after he visited it. Speaking at a ceremony organized to commemorate the birth centenary of three-time Dalit chief minister Bhola Paswan Shastri in Patna, Manjhi said he had visited the temple only after people had earnestly asked him to. Manjhi, who visited the temple while on campaigning in Raj Nagar, said he was informed about the incident by the mines and geology minister Ram Lakhan Ram Raman. Sep 29, 2014
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Modi attends dinner hosted by Indian Ambassador to US

New York, Sept 29 (ANI): After receiving a spectacular reception at the Madison Square Garden in New York, Prime Minister Narendra Modi attended a dinner hosted by the Indian Ambassador to the US. Among the prominent guests at that dinner was Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani. The occasion was an Indian community dinner in honour of Prime Minister Modi. The dinner reception was attended by Indian Americans and Persons of Indian Origin. Meanwhile, Modi is expected to meet top American CEOs on Monday ahead of his first ever meeting with US President Barack Obama. Sep 29, 2014
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US Politicians in awe of visionary personality of PM Modi, says 'Modi becoming next Ronald Reagan'

New York, Sep 29 (ANI): After Prime Minister Narendra Modi's inspiring speech at Madison Square Garden in New York, US politicians were in awe of the visionary personality of Indian PM. US Congresswoman Carolyn B Maloney said that she had never ever seen before such excitement in Indian community for an Indian leader. She also said that she foresees India and US bond getting stronger in times to come, and went on to say that Modi has got 'something very special about him'. US Congressman Pete Sessions also applauded PM Modi and said that he will be the next Ronald Reagan as he knows how to get things done. Indian American Advisory Council Chairman Shalabh Kumar also said that Modi will be the next in line with leaders like Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher. Sep 29, 2014
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Indian-Americans in New York look forward to PM Modi's developmental plans

New York, Se 29 (ANI): Indian-Americans in New York expressed confidence in Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and looked forward to his developmental plans for the country after his historic speech at the Madison Square Garden. Modi was welcomed into the world's most famous arena with people cheering 'Modi Modi'. After his speech he was given a standing ovation by the crowd of 18,000 people. Dressed in a yellow kurta and peach waistcoat, Modi delivered his speech at jam packed Madison Square Garden amid loud cheering and thanked his supporters. An Indian-American, Komal Sharma said she has full faith in Modi and his global vision. The Indian Diaspora hopes this visit by a leader who was until recently barred from the United States will signify India's importance not only on these shores but in the wider world too. Sep 29, 2014
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Journalist Rajdeep Sardesai manhandled by Modi supporters outside MSG in New York

New Delhi, Sep 29 (ANI): A few hours before Prime Minister Narendra Modi was to address the Indian-American community at Madison Square Garden in New York, TV Today consulting editor Rajdeep Sardesai was manhandled by a group of pro-Modi supporters outside the venue. Immediately after the incident Sardesai tweeted: "Great crowd at Madison square garden! except a few idiots who still believe abuse is a way of proving their machismo!Glad we caught the idiots on cam. Only way to shame the mob is to show them." Sardesai was first heckled and then pushed by a group gathered to support Prime Minister Narendra Modi, before the leader arrived at the venue to address Indian Americans. Later, many other took to twitter to condemn the incident and support Sardesai. Sep 29, 2014
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MEA briefing on PM Modi's meetings with Tulsi Gabbard and Israeli PM Part - 1

New York, Sep 29 (ANI): Ministry of foreign Affairs Spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin briefed about Prime Minister Narendra Modi's two crucial meetings with Tulsi Gabbard, a member of the US Congress and Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu. He said that Gabbard, who is a yoga follower like PM himself, expressed her desire to visit India. Gabbard also presented Modi with Hindu holy book, Bhagwad Gita. Further, he said that Modi later met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and discussed how to expand ties in view of change in government of India. He said that the areas of discussion were agriculture and water management among others. Akbaruddin also said that the Israeli PM has extended invitation to PM Modi to visit Israel. Sep 29, 2014