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German foreign minister holds talks with Venkaiah Naidu to bolster ties

New Delhi, Sept 09 (ANI): German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier met Parliamentary Affairs Minister, Venkaiah Naidu in New Delhi as the two countries look forward to build trade and defence ties. Steinmeier also met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his counter part, Sushma Swaraj. Steinmeier arrived in India on September 06 for a three-day visit aimed at improving cooperation in technology, trade and defence between the two nations. Sep 9, 2014
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India will not block sick Italian marine's treatment: Sushma

New Delhi, Sept 09 (ANI): India will not stop Italian marine facing murder charges from returning home for medical treatment, said Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj, a case that has soured relations between New Delhi and Rome. Supreme Court will decide whether to accept the appeal filed by one of the two Italian marines, to go home on medical grounds for recovery after he was admitted to a hospital for a health condition similar to a mild stroke. The marines, Massimiliano Latorre and Salvatore Girone, part of a military security team protecting a tanker from piracy are accused of shooting two Indian fishermen off the coast of Kerala in February 2012. Supreme Court lawyer, KTS Tulsi, said that one of the Italian marines has filed an appeal to go back to Italy on medical grounds after he was admitted to a hospital complaining of some health problems. Sep 9, 2014
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Trade minister says initiatives taken directly influence socio-economic policy

New Delhi, Sept 09 (ANI): Union trade minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that inclination in country’s industrial growth will have a positive bearing on socio-economic policy. Sitharaman was addressing a press conference in New Delhi, where she highlighted a number of initiatives taken by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, as well as the international agreements it had signed. Sitharaman said that the priority of Prime Minister Narendra Modi led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government was to improve on excellence. She added that the major policy initiatives that India has taken in terms of opening up many sectors of investment from abroad such as defence, railways and construction, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) has been eased out. Sep 9, 2014
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Hafiz Saeed blames India for devastating floods in Pakistan

Pakistan, Sept 09 (ANI): Jamaat-u-Dawa chief Hafiz Muhammad Saeed blamed India for causing deadly flooding in Pakistan by deliberately diverting waters from dams in Jammu and Kashmir. Both the Indian and Pakistani sides have been ravaged by floods that have killed at least 239 people as rivers burst their banks after heavy monsoon rains. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who recently cancelled high-level peace talks and accused Pakistan of fighting a "proxy war", was more conciliatory in a letter to his Pakistani counterpart, Nawaz Sharif, on September 07. Saeed said the offer was a crude joke with Pakistanis. Sep 9, 2014
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Muslims participate in Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations with great enthusiasm in Kanpur

Kanpur, Sep 09 (ANI): Kanpur situated in the northern part of Uttar Pradesh is a city known for religious importance. People from different religious faiths live here with amity and brotherhood. They enthusiastically celebrate and participate in each other’s festivals as well. One such instance can be seen during the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi. Here Muslims participates enthusiastically with there Hindu brothers to celebrate the occasion. Ganesh Chaturthi falls during the month of August- September and is celebrated with utmost devotion all over the country. On this day idols of Lord Ganesha are installed and decorated and hymns are chanted as the rituals are performed. The Muslims in Kanpur also install the Idol of Ganesha and perform the rituals in the same manner as their Hindus brothers does. Sep 9, 2014
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Ruhelkhand University helps in carrying forward tradition of communal harmony

Bareilly, Sep 09 (ANI): India is a land of diverse religious beliefs, cultures and languages. And people of the country enjoy this diversity and live in amity not just by living in amity but also by performing their rituals, learning languages and by adopting cultural practices. One such example can be seen at Ruhelkhand University, Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh, where students from different religious faiths study Persian Language in the newly established Indo-Iranian Studies Center. The Indo-Iranian Studies Centre was established in university in the year 2012. Here students belonging to Muslim, Hindu and even Christian community come together to study the Persian language. Centers like Indo-Iranian Studies help people to learn the cultural practices and language of each other, enabling them to understand the meaning of a peaceful life. Sep 9, 2014
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British boy Ashya lands in Prague for cancer treatment

Ashya King, the five-year-old cancer patient whose parents sparked an international manhunt when they took him from hospital in Britain, arrived in Prague Monday for treatment after leaving Spain. Duration: 01:24 Sep 9, 2014
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Nigeria confirms 19 cases of Ebola

Nigerian Health Minister Onyebuchi Chukwu confirms there are 19 cases of Ebola in the country, 15 in Lagos and four in Port-Harcourt. Duration: 00:54 Sep 9, 2014
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Poroshenko pays solidarity visit to flashpoint Ukraine town

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says it is impossible to win the conflict in the east by force alone, as he paid a visit of solidarity to Mariupol, a city that has become the latest frontline in the war. Duration: 00:4 Sep 9, 2014
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Ukraine claims to respect ceasefire, points to 'terrorists'

Ukraine's military says it is observing the ceasefire but that violations are being carried by terrorists and Russian troops. Meanwhile rights group Amnesty International calls on Kiev to act against "abuses and war crimes". Duration: 01:06 Sep 9, 2014
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Taiwan gutter oil scandal spreads to Hong Kong

Pineapple buns and dumplings have been pulled from the shelves in Hong Kong as authorities investigate whether they contain gutter oil from Taiwan, where concerns are growing over a food safety scare, officials say. Duration: 01:00 Sep 8, 2014