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Political leaders laud PM Modi's maiden visit to Nepal

New Delhi, Aug 4 (ANI): Politicians on Monday hailed the first bilateral visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Nepal, which aimed to scale the ties between the two nations to greater heights. Modi is on a two-day visit to Kathmandu to help speed up negotiations on a power trade pact that is at the centre of his new diplomatic drive. Lauding Modi's Nepal visit, BJP Vice-President Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said it would have a greater impact on the relations between the two countries. Earlier on Sunday, Modi offered Nepal $1 billion in concessional loans to help build power plants and roads during his address in Nepal assembly, aimed at shoring up support in a region where China is making inroads. Meanwhile, BJD leader Jay Panda said Modi's visit would rule out allegations of big brotherly attitude levelled by neighbouring countries. Shiv Sena Spokesprson Sanjay Raut said Modi's visit to Nepal would prove fruitful for both the nations. Congress leader Manish Tewari said Modi should re-negotiate the 1950 treaty. Aug 4, 2014
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Sindhi nationalists decry the influx of IDPs from N. Waziristan

Karachi, Aug 04: The influx of internally displaced persons (IDPs) from volatile North Waziristan into Sindh worries nationalist parties in the province. Sindh Bachao Committee (Save Sindh Committee) in association with a dozen of other Sindhi nationalist parties recently observed a complete shutter down strike across Sindh, including Karachi. Their major concern is the possible invasion of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan militants in the region since after Pakistan Army launched 'Zarh-e-Azb' operation against terrorist groups based in North Waziristan. There are fears about a rise in sectarian violence and other terrorist activities in Sindh. The growth of fundamentalist groups, many with links to armed factions, has been alarmingly rapid in Sindh and has brought violence in its wake. Aug 4, 2014
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Bagalkot Boy falls into borewell, rescue operation underway

Karnataka, Aug 04 (ANI): Rescue workers are still struggling to take out six-year-old Timmanna Hanamant Hatti, who fell into a 300-ft borewell in his father_s sugarcane farm at Sulikeri village, 18 km from Bagalkot, Karnataka on Sunday. The borewell was reportedly dug by the boy_s parents, who left it open after no water was found in it. The incident occurred at around 2 pm, when the boy had visited the field. The Bagalkot district administration swung into action to rescue the child. The officials are also supervising the movement of the boy by inserting a camera into it. Meanwhile, Karnataka Home Minister KJ George said that the state government would take action against those companies who dig such deep borewells and leave it open then. Aug 4, 2014
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PM Narendra Modi meets leaders of political party in Nepal

Kathmandu, Aug 04 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday met Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist (CPM-UML) Chairman KP Oli while on his two day visit to the neighbouring nation. Modi also met Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal as his visit in Nepal ends today. As his last few meetings, Modi also met leaders of Madhesi parties in Nepal and had conversations with them. Modi had earlier in the day offered prayers at Pashupatinath Temple and later tweeted saying, _Felt extremely blessed on offering prayers at the Pashupatinath Temple this morning_. The Indian prime minister is scheduled to fly back to the national capital this evening. Aug 4, 2014
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Protest erupts in Kanpur over Aamir Khan_s _PK poster_

Kanpur, Aug 04 (ANI): Protest erupted in Kanpur city of Uttar Pradesh over the obscene poster of Bollywood Actor Aamir Khan for his upcoming flick _PK_. The film_s poster show Khan standing nude on a railway track with a strategically placed vintage boombox. Protesters marched holding placards and shouting slogans against Khan alleging that the Bollywood actor has shamed the _civilized Indian society_ with his poster. Meanwhile, the agitated protesters also burnt the movie poster showing anger and showed disappointment on such actions by Khan. Earlier, a case under Section 292 of the IPC has been filed against Khan for the same. Aug 4, 2014
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I don_t feel ashamed getting nude for movie roles: Megan Fox

New Delhi, Aug 4 (ANI): Megan Fox has said that nude scenes are just part of being an actress in Hollywood and she doesn_t feel _ashamed_ baring her body for movie roles. Speaking at the _Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles_ press conference in LA, she said that she did not mind doing that stuff, as that had been a part of being an actress in Hollywood since the beginning, a leading daily reported. Megan added that she could not be taken seriously while also wearing a tank top and if one did not take her seriously when she was wearing a tank top because that was others f***ing problem. Aug 4, 2014
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Katie Price to go into _sex toys_ business

New Delhi, Aug 4 (ANI): Katie Price is reportedly planning to launch her own line _ sex toys._ A source told a UK publication that the 36-year-old model, who_s a mum-of-four and is expecting her fifth child, would be going ahead with her new business plan later this year, after the birth of her baby girl, a leading daily reported.Katie, who has been married three times and is estranged from her current husband Kieran Hayler, recently revealed on a radio show that her kids know that Hayler is a sex addict. Aug 4, 2014
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Politicos react as Gwalior additional judge quits accusing sexual harassment by MP HC judge

New Delhi, Aug 4 (ANI): An additional judge in Gwalior resigned alleging sexual harassment by a judge of Madhya Pradesh High Court. In her complaint to Chief Justice of India R M Lodha and Supreme Court judges Justices H L Dattu, T S Thakur, Anil R Dave, Dipak Misra and Arun Misra, as well as the MP HC chief justice, she said the administrative judge sent her a message through the district registrar to _perform dance on an item song_ at a function in his residence but she excused herself saying it was her daughter_s birthday. Aug 4, 2014
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Glasgow celebrates closing of _best ever_Commonwealth Games

Glasgow, Aug 04 (ANI): Hailed as the best ever Commonwealth Games by Federation president Prince Tunku Imran, Glasgow 2014 formally concluded a memorable 20th edition of Commonwealth Games with a spectacular ceremony at Hampden Park in Glasgow. Prince Imran told the rejoicing crowd that the Commonwealth Games are known as the Friendly Games. Glasgow has succeeded in making them even more than that. Glaswegian-born singer Lulu began the show with athletes from the 71 Commonwealth nations and territories emerging from tents adorning the Hampden Park track. Singer Kylie Minogue, one of Australia_s most famous exports, delighted the Hampden Park crowd after a video had shown a glimpse of what awaits on the Gold Coast in four years time. Aug 4, 2014
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India welcomes commonwealth medalists

Mumbai/New Delhi, Aug 4 (ANI): Indian athletes received a warm welcome as they arrived home flaunting their medals bagged at the Commonwealth Games. India is placed fifth in the medals tally with 15 gold, 30 silver and 19 bronze medals. Flaunting her gold medal, Indian pistol shooter, Rahi Sarnobat, said that she could win gold as she aimed for gold. Aug 4, 2014
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Delhi HC agrees to hear petition on E-rickshaw ban

New Delhi, Aug 04 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Monday agreed to hear a PIL seeking a review of an earlier order banning e-rickshaws in Delhi tomorrow. The PIL has asked to ban those e-rickshaws which are not plying by the rules and let other function until the final decision is made. The Delhi High Court had on July 31 directed the government to stop plying of e-rickshaws in the city with immediate effect. Aug 4, 2014
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Varun Gandhi will be better CM for UP: Maneka Gandhi

Pilibhit, Aug 04 (ANI): Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi, while addressing a gathering in her constituency of Pilibhit in Uttar Pradesh, pitched for son Varun Gandhi and said that he could be a better CM for the state. Gandhi said that Varun would lead to development of Uttar Pradesh and it will be a golden time for the state under his leadership. Gandhi also accused the present UP government for hampering the development of the state knowingly to create problems for the BJP. Aug 4, 2014
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PM Narendra Modi meets Nepalese President Ram Baran Yadav

Kathmandu, Aug 4 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Nepalese President Ram Baran Yadav and other leaders of the different political parties in Kathmandu on Monday. Modi is on a two-day official vist to Nepal, the first bilateral visit to the country by an Indian prime minister in 17 years. Earlier in the day, Modi visited the famous Pashupatinath Temple to offer his prayers. He sanctioned 25 crores to build a 'dharamshala' at the major Hindu landmark and offered 2,500 kg of sandalwood at the temple built for Lord Shiva. Aug 4, 2014
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Devotees throng temples as month-long Hindu festival nears end

New Delhi/ Madhya Pradesh/ Uttar Pradesh, Aug 4 (ANI): Devotees carrying religious offerings, thronged Hindu temples on last Monday of auspicious month- long Shravan (monsoon) festival. Thousands of devout Hindus thronged temples dedicated to Lord Shiva on Monday to offer special prayers. Aug 4, 2014
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Opposition parties slam govt over FDI in Insurance

New Delhi, Aug 04 (ANI): Leaders of the Opposition political parties on Monday slammed the ruling BJP government for introducing 49% FDI in Insurance. Congress leader Manish Tewari said that the BJP should tell as to why, when in Opposition, they opposed the insurance bill presented by UPA. Congress_ Mallikarjun Kharge also said that the leaders will take the amendments into consideration to see if the Bill should be passed with or without the amendments. NCP leader Majid Memon said that the bill will introduce FDI in insurance and the party will observe whether it will benefit the nation or not. Aug 4, 2014